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Renovation Sensation Homes Tour

The eighth annual Renovation Sensation Homes Tour will be held on September 12th. Four exceptional homes in the Shawnee Mission East area will be featured. All proceeds from the Tour will directly benefit SHARE, recognized as the largest student-led community service organization in the country and an integral part of Shawnee Mission East High School. Also featured […]

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Bike 4 the Brain

Our Town will gather on September 3rd for the Seventh Annual Bike 4 the Brain (B4B) running, walking and cycling event. Participants will have the opportunity to partake in a 5K non-competitive run/walk, a tricycle challenge and a variety of bicycle races. This year’s event will benefit Kids TLC, Niles Home for Children, reStart, Sheffield Place, Synergy […]

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First Call – Message in a Bottle

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial will be the site of First Call’s 2nd Annual Message in a Bottle: A Celebration of Recovery on September 12th. The featured speaker at the event will be William C. Moyers, New York Times bestselling author of Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption. Ali and Tim Dunn […]

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Women’s Foundation – New Roots for Refugees

New Roots for Refugees is a Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas program with collaboration from Cultivate Kansas City. The organization helps promote positive change for refugees resettled by Catholic Charities. The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City is providing a generous grant to New Roots for Refugees and giving more hope for refugees in Our […]

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Rising Star Reflections – Casey and Sloane Simmons

Casey and Sloane Simmons are sisters who co-own STUFF in Brookside. They were both Rising Star volunteers, class of 2012, and they share a passion for AIDS Walk Kansas City. The sisters have been volunteering for the walk together for many years, and it has become a yearly tradition.  “I am never fully prepared for […]

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The Symphony Ball – Auction

The silent auction of The Symphony Ball will feature a glorious gathering of luxurious items. The event, to be held on September 8th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, will raise funds for the Kansas City Symphony. Ursula Terrasi is the auction chairman. Additional auction items are featured in the September 1st issue of […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Alphapointe Adventure Camp

Joan Carhart, Ann Hatch, Paulette Markel, and Valerie Vaughn, Alphapointe Adventure Camp volunteers; worked hard this summer preparing lunches for the kids. Thanks to the help of these volunteers, 22 Adventure campers enjoyed making campfire pizzas over an open fire. More than 30 volunteers helped make this summer an amazing experience for the campers. Thanks […]

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Suicide Awareness Survivor Support – Remembrance Walk

On September 9th, Suicide Awareness Survivor Support will host its 9th Annual Remembrance Walk at Loose Park. The fundraiser helps support suicide awareness, education, prevention and survivor support. Also featured in the September 1st issue of The Independent  

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Sheffield Place – Off the Wall

Sheffield Place, will celebrate its annual Off the Wall art event on October 25th at Drexel Hall. Guests will enjoy a delicious buffet and a silent auction of original art by local artists. Jarene and Lee Stanford are the honorary chairmen, and Skyler Phelps is serving as the chairman. Sheffield Place is a treatment and transitional living […]

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Saint Luke’s Hospital – Paint the Town

Paint the Town 2012 will be held poolside at the InterContinental Kansas City Hotel overlooking the Plaza Art Fair on September 22nd. Guests will enjoy a retro vibe of professional swing dancers and dance the night away to three different bands throughout the evening. The event is presented by the Saint Luke’s Foundation and proceeds benefit […]

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Johnson County Community College Foundation – Enchanted Evening

                  Pat and Beth McCown, chairmen[/one_half] The 26th annual Johnson County Community College Foundation’s Some Enchanted Evening gala will be held on November 10th at the Overland Park Marriott. Beth and Pat McCown will serve as the chairmen of the event. Guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner, entertainment and dancing […]

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The 13th Annual Genevieve Byrne Speaker Series

The 13th annual Genevieve Byrne Speaker Series will be held on October 23rd at the Folly Theater. Debbie Kennedy and Ellen Merriman will serve as the co-chairmen for the event, which benefits the American Red Cross of Greater Kansas City. Mary Matalin and James Carville are the featured speakers, and Steve Kraske will serve as the […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Caitlin O’Neal

Caitlin O’Neal has gone above and beyond! She was recently named outstanding volunteer for the Cerner Corporation for spending her time giving to Cerner’s First Hand Foundation. In 2010, she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama for volunteering more than 100 hours of community service. Thank you, Caitlin, for all you […]

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Turning Point – Denim and Diamonds

Turning Point’s Denim and Diamonds will be kickin’ it up on October 26th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Mary and Richard Wetzel and Lou and Jim Eisenbrandt are the co-chairmen for the event. The Outlaw Junkies are the featured entertainment  and Cheryl and Jeff Jernigan are the honorary chairmen. Also featured in the August 18th issue […]

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Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey – Benefit

Angela Bennett and Sherri Wattenbarger will serve as the co-chairmen for the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey’s Benefit 2012 on October 6th at the Folly Theater. The event will include a powerful performance by Ailey II under the direction of Troy Powell, and will be followed by an after party at the Muehlebach Tower of the […]

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22nd Annual DeLaSalle Movie Benefit

The 22nd Annual DeLaSalle Movie Benefit will feature popular restaurants, great music and a highly anticipated movie showing on February 2nd, 2013 at the Midland Theatre. Cathi and David Brain and Becky and Chris Herring are the co-chairmen. Also featured in the August 18th issue of The Independent David and Cathi Brain and Becky and Chris Herring, […]

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CCVI – 60th Anniversary Gala

Marlys and Michael Haverty will serve as the honorary chairmen for the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired’s 60th Anniversary Gala. The event will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown on November 17th, and will feature a cocktail reception, dinner and a performance by the Commodores. Marianne Kilroy and Carmen Thum are the co-chairmen. […]

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Belles of the American Royal – Tablescapes

The Belles of the American Royal will host its Tablescapes Luncheon on September 19th in the American Royal’s Grand Hall. The event will feature shopping booths from 40 designers. Kim Aliber and Becky Herring will serve as the co-chairmen. There will also be a Preview Party on September 18th for guests to attend.  Also featured in the […]

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Newhouse Volunteers

On August 9th, a group of volunteers visited Newhouse Shelter and set up marble races and created finger paintings with the kids. Newhouse provides safety, hope and strength to abused women and children. Thank you, volunteers, for giving back to Our Town!  

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Michael Nield

Junior Achievement of Middle America is proud to recognize Michael Nield, of UMB Bank, as its 2012 Volunteer of the Year. Michael began volunteering for JA in 2005 in Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools. Over the years, he has taught 14 JA kindergarten and second grade classes and has been an advocate for recruiting other […]

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Genevieve Byrne Speaker Series

The Steering Committee for the 13th annual Genevieve Byrne Speaker Series gathered recently at Carriage Club to kick-off planning for this year’s event. Diane Johnson is the honorary chairman, and Debbie Kennedy and Ellen Merriman are serving as the co-chairmen. Mary Matalin and James Carville will be the featured guest speakers on October 23rd at the Folly […]

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