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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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