Back to School

Back to School

I need to admit something–I’m jealous. I’m jealous of the kids running down the aisles of Target, picking out new pencils and pads of wide or college-ruled paper. I’m jealous of the parents pouring over supply lists and fussing over pencil cases. I can’t WAIT to be able to do that for my daughter but we (thankfully, in some ways) have quite a way to go before I have the pleasure of going Back to School shopping.

Cruising With Max Groove

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Max Groove, 66, slides into a banquette at First Watch in North Kansas City. His blonde-haired daughter Jazmine, 13, cozies next to him. She orders a stack of chocolate chip pancakes and he orders his usual. This father-and-daughter scene is heartwarming on the surface. Between bites of breakfast, Groove recounts a life that prompts him to break into laughter, express humility, proclaim gratitude, and shed tears.

Children International

Children International

Children International is a global humanitarian organization whose vision is to connect lives, creating a poverty-free world for children, where their dreams are unleashed and their hope radiates into their communities. We invest in children, respect their unique beauty and potential, and compel others to join us.

August 2017 Around Town

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Wilson’s Floor Covering, Inc is excited to partner with Troy Green for his upcoming Ruck Between Rivers event! Beginning on September 14th, Troy Green, along with several other veterans will walk across Missouri in order to raise money for the Cameron Veteran’s Home. The Ruck will end in St. Joseph on September 17th and be celebrated with a free concert by local celebrity Matt Snook. Funds raised will then be presented to the Veteran’s home. Last year Green raised over $8,000 to provide daily living expenses and event funds. It is an honor to help support such a great cause. For more information, go to Ruck Between Rivers on Facebook.

Bill Grigsby Memorial Dedication

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June 22nd saw the dedication of a life-sized statue of the Prince of Parkville himself, Bill Grigsby. The statue stands in Pocket Park at 1st and Main. Mayor Nan Johnston and Mitch Holthus, the Voice of the Chiefs, helmed the event.

Byars Dental 10th Anniversary

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Byars Dental Celebrated their 10 Year Anniversary with a Patient Appreciation party on July 22nd at Clayview Country Club. Guests enjoyed games, prizes, The Funnel Cake Truck, and face painting.

Meet the Teacher of the Year: Bill Freund

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What does it take to be Teacher of the Year? Ask Bill Freund! This middle school social studies and history teacher at St. Therese School is living his passion and the Sons of the American Revolution took notice, awarding him the American History Teacher of the Year Award for his outstanding efforts to make history come alive for his students. Get to know this Star Teacher!

Teaming Up to Join Up

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The Vietnam conflict is not an easy subject for most veterans to discuss. Scott Blaney can attest to that. The 30-year Army veteran spent time in Vietnam and in Desert Storm. Although he doesn’t talk much about his experiences, the wounds are there, as his wife, Carol, can attest.

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Total Eclipse of the Sun

It’s a once in a lifetime event — a total solar eclipse, and this August, it’s right in our backyard.
Everyone, it seems, is talking about the total solar eclipse, which will occur on August 21. The total solar eclipse has been coined the “Great American Eclipse,” because it will occur coast to coast in front of millions of people.

Twilight at the TreeHouse shines light on patient needs

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Liberty Hospital Foundation hosted the ninth annual Twilight at the TreeHouse in June. Nearly 400 guests enjoyed games, live auction and the O’Dell Award for Philanthropy to Ron Mullennix. Funds raised support Liberty Hospital Foundation programs, including the patient assistance fund.

Express Yourself

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Fun back-to-school looks to copy—without getting in trouble!

Em Chamas

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A decade is a long time in the restaurant business–long enough to know how to do things right. That can certainly be said for Em Chamas Brazillian Grill, the Northland’s own destination for perfectly cooked Brazilian barbecue. The passion project of brothers Sam and Nick Silvio, Em Chamas has set the standard for tableside rodizio service since 2007.