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Archives for July, 2010
Tweet Opening an frozen yogurt shop where you can serve yourself as much as you want the hottest week of the year? Good timing. Local businessmen Mike Kim and Peter Chung cut the ribbon on a new Peachwave franchise location at 9424 Mission Road last Thursday — and they’ve had plenty of business since. The [...]
Tweet Tomorrow’s Third Thursdays event at the Village Shops will feature a silent auction to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. These Village Shops vendors have donated the following items to the auction: Euston’s Hardware: Rain Barrel Haught Style: Tie Dye Embossed Canvas Bag Tulip: Pool Side Package Mady & Me: Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Bag [...]
Tweet Some of the most involved work at Fairway city hall on Monday evening came not during the city council meeting, but during the finance committee meeting that convened earlier. Finance committee chair Melanie Hepperly led the council and members of the governing body in a line by line examination of the city budget as [...]
Tweet The Kansas City Star ran a feature story this morning on young Robert Green, who notched a hole-in-one at Kansas City Country Club earlier this month. Read the full story here.
Tweet KCTV is reporting that Prairie Village police arrested a man at a home near the intersection of 82nd Street and Somerset Drive this morning. Police said that an elderly man was threatening to harm his family with a rifle. He was taken into custody without incident after surrendering to the officers. KCTV: Police arrest [...]
Tweet Alright, PVPost People: it’s time to harness the power of the Interweb for good. There’s a lost Cockapoo (half Cocker Spaniel, half Poodle) out there, and a good chance that she’s in our area. Her name is Peaches, and she was last seen on Friday near the intersection of Tomahawk Road and Mission Road [...]
Tweet The item that got the most discussion on the Fairway city council’s monthly meeting agenda last night turned out to be the Fairway city council. Council member J. Stuart Hoffman introduced a resolution that would have suspended the stipends of the council and the mayor through the end of 2010 with the intention that [...]
Tweet Three of the four candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the District 4 seat on the Johnson County Commission addressed the Northeast Johnson County Republican Women’s Club on Monday — and all three identified restraining spending as one of the biggest challenges facing the county. Shawnee Mission School Board President Larry Winn, Overland Park [...]
Tweet The Fairway Police Department is reminded residents to keep an eye out for scammers and thieves during the summer months, when pleasant weather can lead to people letting their guard down as scam artists, burglars and other criminals find ways to get into area homes. Police chief John Simmons sent out the following recommendations [...]
Tweet The opening ceremonies this morning for the Country Club Swim Association of Kansas City’s championship finals at Mission Hills were chalked full of team spirit — so much so that a number of brave swimmers donned heavy, fury mascot costumes in the 85 degree heat. The competition ends this afternoon with the team relays. [...]
Tweet Construction crews have closed one lane of traffic at the intersection of 75th Street and Mission Road as they remove the decorative sidewalk the city installed a few years ago only to have it crumble time and again. The city went into litigation with the contractor who originally installed the sidewalk. City staff say [...]
Tweet KMBC is reporting that a water main break near 77th Street and State Line Road is causing a closure in the southbound lanes of State Line from 76th Street to 79th Street. The road will be closed through Friday night. KMBC: PV water main break closes part of major road.
Tweet Some 36 hours after throngs of over-excited swim fans descended upon our streets and “decorated” trees with roll after roll of toilet paper, dangling streams of tissue serve as a reminder of just how long and arduous a process picking up after such an incident can be. Let’s hope for a good strong rain [...]
Tweet The pool at Mission Hills Country Club is churning and the air is thick with cheers as the second day of the Country Club Swim Association of Kansas City’s 2010 championships are underway. Check the CCSAKC’s Web site for results. Lots more pics after the jump.
Tweet The situation that Fairway finance committee chair Melanie Hepperly (Ward 1) laid out at a public hearing Thursday night was stark: amid flat home valuations and sharply declining sales tax revenues, the city is looking at a budget shortfall of $500,000 for 2011. And, unless the finance committee and community members can come up [...]
Tweet The Country Club Swim Association of Kansas City has posted a corrected schedule for Friday and Saturday’s warm-ups and competition at the championship meet being hosted at Mission Hills Country Club. Find the corrected schedule here.
Tweet After an exerting bit of shoe-leather reporting, we can positively confirm that the rabblerousers who TPed homes throughout the area last night used a single-ply, sandpapery product put out by Scott. Each roll contains 1,000 sheets, according to the packaging. It’s almost impossible to say at this point just how many of those sheets [...]
Tweet Oh, you crazy kids. Residents of Mission Hills, Fairway and Prairie Village might have noticed that the amount of toilet paper dangling from their neighbors’ trees was at historically high levels this morning. The homes of dozens of young swimmers participating in the Country Club Swim Association of Kansas City championships that kicked off [...]
Tweet The youth services section located in the lower level of the Corinth Library will re-open tomorrow at 10 a.m. after being closed for 25 days as a result of the flooding that hit the area last month. The section had been scheduled to re-open earlier this week, but delays in getting the area re-carpeted [...]
Tweet The city of Fairway will be hosting a public forum on its 2011 budget tomorrow at 7 p.m., and is asking residents to provide input to help the governing body make decisions about where to allocate resources. Here’s a rundown from an email the city sent out: Preparation of the 2011 City budget has [...]
Tweet A few more notes from last night’s Prairie Village city council meeting: Before the official meeting began, the council heard questions from city staff regarding their preferred approach to dealing with future applications from service providers who want to build cell phone signal towers within the city limits. The council agreed that they would [...]
Tweet The Shawnee Mission School District announced yesterday that an arbitrator has upheld the district’s decision to fire popular Mission Vally Middle School science teacher Ryan Haraughty. Haraughty was let go last November after an incident in which he made sexually suggestive remarks in the classroom. Haraughty appealed the decision shortly after being fired. Associated [...]
Tweet The Prairie Village city council on Tuesday heard lengthy testimony from developers and community members before deciding on the fate of two properties that had violated city maintenance ordinances for years. Builder Jeff House of Lenexa pleaded with the council to give him 60 days to try to find a buyer for the plot [...]
Tweet Remember how last week we were noticing that Kansas House candidate Rob Bruchman had managed to get a whole mess of yard signs planted in high-traffic corridors throughout the area? Well, an Overland Park man says that at least one of those signs was planted without approval. The Pitch reported last week that OP [...]
Tweet If watching Home and Garden television doesn’t satiate your desire to take a look at how other people live, the Renovation Sensation homes tour to be put on by SM East’s SHARE this September may be just the fix you need. The tour will let attendees walk through four recently renovated area homes — [...]