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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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Cheers to Volunteers! – Newhouse Shelter

Newhouse Shelter is thankful to the volunteers from The National Association of Insurance Commissioners for their work planting vegetables in the shelter’s backyard. Thanks for all your wonderful help! Also featured in the June 9th issue of The Independent  

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In the Spotlight – Kansas City Young Matrons

Betsy McAnany Vossman is the new president for the Kansas City Young Matrons. Betsy is a native of Our Town and has been a member of KCYM since 2003, holding several positions within the organization for many years. KCYM is busy planning Magic Ball 2013, which will benefit Hope Faith Ministries. Betsy and her husband, […]

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In the Spotlight – Harriman-Jewell Series

The Harriman-Jewell Series will celebrate its 48th Season with Prelude on September 24th at Indian Hills Country Club. Linda and Dr. Burnell Landers are the honorary chairmen, and Gretchen Jacobson is the chairman. Guests will enjoy an elegant dinner, silent auction and a performance by violinist Itamar Zorman. Proceeds will benefit the Harriman-Jewell Series’ mission […]

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A group of women from First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs Hearts and Hands group recently helped make Newhouse’s Mother’s Day celebration very special. They brought gifts and made the women feel pampered.  

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In the Spotlight –  The Symphony Ball

The Symphony League of Kansas City, Missouri, will present The Symphony Ball, “Fountains of Music,” on September 8th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Jill and Donald Hall, Jr., are the honorary chairmen and Miki Christophersen will serve as chairmen. The elegant evening will begin with cocktails and a silent auction followed […]

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In the Spotlight – Red Shoe Shindig

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City will host the Red Shoe Shindig on September 8th at Arrowhead Stadium’s North Club. Kathy and Mark Donovan are the honorary chairmen. Guests will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, live entertainment by  Bali Root, and fabulous red footwear. Proceeds will support RMHC-KC and its mission […]

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Rob Sight Ford

Rob Sight Ford recently presented a generous check to Wayside Waifs from donations of the dealership’s first quarter sales. Rob’s adopted hound, Harley, was featured in the campaign and has become the official Rob Sight Ford mascot. Also featured in the May 26th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Rob Sight Ford  

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Back in the Swing – 10th Anniversary

Back in the Swing will kick off its 10th anniversary year with a Summer Celebration featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Sheryl Crow on July 14th at the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College. This summer will also feature the release ofThe Back in the Swing Cookbook by Barbara C. Unell and Judith Fertig, which will be published on […]

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Kemper Museum of Art – UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN GALA

Michelle and Peter deSilva will serve as the honorary chairmen for the Kemper Museum of Art’s UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN GALA on October 13th. Guests will dine on an exquisite dinner, and enjoy live music both indoors and outdoors. Proceeds from the event will support the Museum’s free exhibitions and education programs. Also featured in the August 18th issue of […]

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Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City – Boulevard of Dreams

If you think the only way to make a dream come true is wishing on a star or throwing a penny in a wishing well, think again! Join the Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City for the third annual Boulevard of Dreams on August 5th. The night will bring Our Town together at the Boulevard […]

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Brandeis National Committee – High Tea

To celebrate its 60th Anniversary, the Brandeis National Committee; Greater Kansas City Chapter will host a Gala High Tea on April 10th at the Webster House. Shirley Bush Helzberg will host the Tea, and Michael Stern, director of the Kansas City Symphony; will be the guest speaker. The Tea will raise funds for scientific research at Brandeis University. Also featured […]

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Newhouse – Volunteer Appreciation

Newhouse celebrated the work of its volunteers on April 28th.  Flowers, certificates and a small gift item were given to those volunteers in attendance along with words that recognized those that give their time, talent and treasure.  Volunteer hand prints were captured to remind Newhouse of their “imprint” on its mission.  

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