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SOCIAL CIRCLES

Crib Note – Alice Ayr Beardsley

A pink bundle of joy named Alice Ayr Beardsley arrived on August 6th. She weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces. Ali has blue eyes and golden hair. Her proud parents are Courtney and Douglas Beardsley of Portland, Oregon. Ali’s grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Roger Paul Jackson of Our Town and Theresa Beardsley and Samuel C. […]

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Vacation Vignette

Kelly Gardella and Molly Corless enjoyed a fabulous visit to the Louvre during St. Teresa’s Academy’s England-Paris trip. Also featured in the September 21st issue 

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Hummer!

Jennifer Anne Hoffman and Kyle Richard Hummer were married on June 15th at Visitation Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Hoffman of Olathe. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Hummer of Savannah, Missouri. The evening prior, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Brio Tuscan […]

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Congratulations, Stacy and Lawrence!

Mrs. Anthony Francis Porto, Jr. of Leawood is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Stacy Ann, to Lawrence Douglas Bernabe, Jr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Douglas Bernabe, Sr. of St. Louis, Missouri. Stacy is the daughter of the late Dr. Anthony Francis Porto, Jr. Stacy is a graduate of St. […]

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Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Picow!

Jamie Lynn Thiessen and David Harkless Picow were married at the Pilgrim Chapel on July 5th. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary W. Hooton of Our Town and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Burns of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Jamie is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Thiessen of La Vista, Nebraska, […]

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Congratulations Bella & Glint!

Bella Cronin and Glint M. Merlo exchanged vows in a poolside ceremony on July 28th. Bella is the daughter of Dr. Hyland Elizabeth Cronin of Fairway and the granddaughter of Nora Cronin of Morgantown, West Virginia, and the late Mr. Harry Cronin. Her groom is the son of Rachel Hack and Matthew Merlo of Our […]

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Summer Celebrations

The Independent joins with our loyal subscribers and Our Town’s non-profit organizations and country clubs to celebrate the 2013 summer, Kansas City-style! More photos are posted on our Facebook page at The Independent: Kansas City’s Journal of Society, on Twitter @kcindependent, and on Instagram @kcindependent. (Front row) Caroline Rooney, Annabelle Rixson and Larkin McCliney (back […]

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Summer Celebrations

The Independent joins with our loyal subscribers and Our Town’s non-profit organizations and country clubs to celebrate the 2013 summer, Kansas City-style!  More photos are posted on our website at kcindependent.com, on our Facebook page at The Independent: Kansas City’s Journal of Society, on Twitter @kcindependent, and on Instagram @kcindependent. Mike and Julie McCann with […]

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Raab!

Katherine Michelle Martin and Kenneth Scott Raab were married on June 1st at St. John’s Church at Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baxter Martin of Leawood, and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Samuel Beasley and the late Mr. and Mrs. William […]

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SUMMER CELEBRATIONS

The Independent joins with our loyal subscribers and Our Town’s non-profit organizations and country clubs to celebrate the 2013 summer, Kansas City-style! More photos are posted on our Facebook page at The Independent: Kansas City’s Journal of Society, on Twitter @kcindependent, and on Instagram @kcindependent. Jack and Nancy Ward with Sallie and Tom Brodhay Bo Kimmel Mary Kathryn Fredericks Maddie Schoemann dropped a […]

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Tails of Our Town – Cooper Fate Sansale

Melissa Fate and Casey Sansale adore their darling Lhasalier puppy, Cooper Fate Sansale. Cooper loves playing fetch, chewing bones and cuddling with his parents!  Also featured in the August 10th issue    

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Congratulations Caroline and Anthony!

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Roy Cross of Winter Park, Florida, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Ann Cross, to Anthony Joseph Buccino, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Buccino of Orlando, Florida. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. Donald E. Noland of Shawnee and the late Mrs. Noland and […]

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Congratulations, Shana and Thomas!

Amy Lichtenstein of Highland Park, Illinois, and Jim Lichtenstein of Los Angeles, California, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shana Lisa Lichtenstein, to Thomas Bradley Martin, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baxter Martin of Leawood. Shana is a graduate of Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Illinois. She earned a bachelor […]

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Off to College – Class of 2013

Join us in our proud send-off to the Class of 2013. We wish the best to these amazing students as they start their exciting journeys around the country this fall. Anna Claire Bradley, St. Olaf College; Farwa Haideri, Boston College; Lauren Estes, Creighton University; Jessica Schneider, Emory University; Victoria Ball, Texas Christian University; and Nora […]

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Congratulations Lauren and Steven!

Kay Marie Peterson of San Francisco, California, and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Charles Friedrichs of Bellaire, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Marie Friedrichs, to Steven Willis Pendleton II, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Edwards Pendleton of Our Town. Lauren is the granddaughter of Mr. Robert Charles Peterson […]

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Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Metzler!

Josie Marie Patane and Ryan Gibson Metzler were married on May 4th at the Shrine of St. Joseph Church in St. Louis, Missouri. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Matthew Patane of St. Louis and the late Rebecca Patane. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Angelo Patane of Sarasota, Florida, and […]

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Off to College – Class of 2013

Join us in our proud send-off to the Class of 2013. We wish the best to these amazing students as they start their exciting journeys around the country this fall. Also featured in the July 13th issue of The Independent Courtney Claassen, University of Nebraska; and Caroline Chambers, University of Illinois Aditya Joshi, Duke University; […]

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Anderson! 

Andrea Jean Morrow and Robert Hunter Anderson were married on May 25th at Webster House. The bride is the daughter of Diane Goodwin of Our Town and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Morrow of Overland Park. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson of Overland Park. Members of the wedding party included […]

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Pendleton!

Michelle Ann Rushinsky and John Chambers Pendleton were married on March 9th on the lawn of the Main House at the historic Ford Plantation in Richmond Hill, Georgia. The bride is the daughter of Lori Ann Crnobrnja of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mr. Michael John Rushinsky, Jr. of Monroe, Georgia, and the granddaughter of Mr. and […]

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Off to College – Class of 2013

Join us in our proud send-off to the Class of 2013. We wish the best to these amazing students as they start their exciting journeys around the country this fall. Also featured in the June 29th issue of The Independent Audrey Newell, Texas Christian University; Caroline Thomas, Scripps College; Aubrey Grooms, College of Charleston; Meredith […]

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Congratulations, Elizabeth & Loren!

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Emerson Lewis II of Prairie Village are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Anne Lewis, to Loren Joseph Schieber, the son of Janice Meyer Schieber of Roeland Park and William Leonard Schieber of Olathe. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stewart McKie of Prairie […]

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