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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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Cheers to Volunteers! – David Levy

David Levy and Jason Sudeikis David Levy has been a tireless volunteer these past five months for the Children’s Mercy Cancer Center. David donated more than 300 hours through his work as the chairman of the marketing committee for the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend.Thank you, David, for all of your good work. Your dedication to Children’s […]

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Junior League of Kansas City, MO – Holiday Mart

Erika Brant and Susan Wilper, co-chairmen Holiday Mart has made it possible for the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri to raise more than $8 million since 1988. This year they will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a four-day regional shopping experience October 18th through October 21st at Bartle Hall. Erika Brant and Susan Wilper […]

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JDRF – Walk to Cure

JDRF’s 2012 Walk to Cure Diabetes & 5K will be held on October 6th at the Truman Sports Complex. Beth and Bobby Totsch will serve as the co-chairmen. Beth was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 21. Proceeds from the event will help JDRF and its mission to cure, treat and prevent type […]

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UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance – Crescendo

The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance will host Crescendo 2012 on November 2nd at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The highlight of the evening will be a performance in Helzberg Hall featuring more than 250 performers on stage in a seamless performance designed to be as brisk as it is eclectic. Lisa Schubert Hickok […]

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The Belles of the American Royal – 63rd BOTAR Ball

The Belles of the American Royal are pleased to announce the selection of Stephanie Smith Kissick as their 2012 president. The 63rd BOTAR Ball will be held on October 20th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Stephanie is a BOTAR, class of 1990. She served as corresponding secretary in 1999, vice president of […]

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Johnson County Community College Foundation – Spice!

Celebrated Chef Wolfgang Puck is at the heart of a dinner, Spice!, sponsored by the Johnson County Community College Foundation on August 25th. Kaymie Valiani and Sarah and Bill Crooks are the co-chairmen for the event which will honor the late chef Marc Valiani, who spent many years with Wolfgang Puck as well as with Kansas […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Marillac Auxiliary

For nearly 30 years, the women of the Marillac Auxiliary have volunteered their time in service to the children of Marillac. Each week volunteers from the group staff the children’s library and stock the Little Store, a gift shop within the facility started by the Auxiliary. The countless hours that the Auxiliary gives helps to […]

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Newhouse Shelter – Dead Girl roller derby

The Newhouse Shelter received a donation of $1,500 from the Dead Girl Derby roller derby league at the DGD’s game at River Roll in Riverside yesterday. This donation will help Newhouse provide safety, hope, and strength to abused women. Also featured in the July 21st issue of The Independent  

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The Junior League of Kansas City, MO – Dr. Amy Hunkeler

Dr. Amy Hunkeler will serve as the 99th president of The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. Amy is a native of Our Town and a second generation member of the organization. She joined the League in 1991 and has been an active member holding various leadership positions. Amy will organize this year’s Holiday Mart […]

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Subscriber Spotlight – Robin and Scott Boswell

Robin and Scott Boswell are both involved and dedicated to the Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Scott, who is on the board of directors and Robin are proud of the outstanding work the Rep is doing to benefiting young people across Kansas and Missouri with their education programs. Thank you, Robin and Scott, for all you […]

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The Pembroke Hill School – Community Service Project

The Pembroke Hill School’s senior class participated in a Community Service Project on May 18th cleaning, refurbishing, building, and planting at the Strawberry Hill Community Garden. Several local organizations donated items to this charitable project: Sturgis Materials donated the stone, Loma Vista donated plants, soil and mulch came from Missouri Organic, paint and stain from […]

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In the Spotlight – Young at Art Cocktail Party & Art Auction

The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) will hold its eighth annual Young at Art Cocktail Party and Art Auction on August 25th at Union Station. The event will feature music by The Zeros, a silent and live auction featuring incredible art and entertainment packages and delicious refreshments. Laurie and Don Montague are the […]

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In the Spotlight – Treads & Threads

The University of Kansas Hospital’s Treads & Threads gala will roar into the Kansas Speedway on September 7th. Tavia and Clark Hunt are the honorary chairmen, and Deanna and Greg Graves are the chairmen. Grammy award winners Huey Lewis and the News will have everyone dancing until midnight. Guests will enjoy gourmet restaurant fare and […]

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Newhouse Shelter

Becky Blades and a group of women from the Kansas City Young Matrons recently led a project with Newhouse Shelter residents and staff. About 20 people came together to contribute to a community canvas. Everyone took turns adding brush strokes to the painting. The finished product was a wonderful piece of artwork which now hangs […]

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