SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!
Archives for August, 2010
Tweet A recent perusal of the Wikipedia entry for Prairie Village delivered a roundhouse power kick straight to our brains. Sit down, and read this line from the “Residents of Note” section for yourself: “Chuck Norris, actor and martial arts champion, briefly lived in Prairie Village as a child.” Whatwhatwhat!!!??!?! The man whose cologne of [...]
Tweet Meadowbrook Country Club, which has faced mounting financial troubles that many felt made its closure all but certain, has signed a deal with a real estate company that should allow the club to continue operating, according to the Johnson County Sun. The deal with Caymus Real Estate will include the development of additional revenue-generating [...]
Tweet There was plenty of end-of-summer fun around town this weekend, including the SM East football scrimmages, with the freshmen and sophomores up on the practice field…: …and the varsity and JV squads down on the main gridiron: Just up the hill at Harmon Park on Saturday was the annual Dog Days in PV gathering, [...]
Tweet It was banjos, bass, fiddle and fun at Harmon Park last night as the Prairie Pocket Pickers closed out this summer’s Fourth Fridays Concert Series. Nancy Sinovic Price of Hillcrest Covenant Church, which founded the event seven years ago, said the impetus for the event came from church member Dorie Brown, who wanted to [...]
Tweet Whoa. I mean. I hope you didn’t have other plans. Because the weekend calendar is chalked full of entertaining diversions. Dogs. Beer. Banjos. Football. Face painting. Something for everyone, really. So, let’s start with… Friday, August 27: Get an early glimpse of this year’s football Lancers at the annual pre-season scrimmage. The pad-mashing starts [...]
Tweet A sizable crowd meant overflow parking last night at Mission Valley as the SM East soccer Lancers got the season off to a start with a scrimmage. The official soccer schedule for the team has not been announced yet.
Tweet The final Fourth Fridays in the Park concert of the season will take place this week with the Prairie Pocket Pickers, a bluegrass band. The banjo and fiddle music will start streaming from Harmon Park (79th Street and Delmar Street) starting at 6:30 p.m. (Free) food will be provided by Hy-Vee, and kids can [...]
Tweet The fall sports season at Shawnee Mission East gets underway tonight with the Blue vs. Black boys soccer scrimmages, to be held at Mission Valley Middle School from 4 to 7 p.m. Varsity, JV and C-team players will all take the field, and an all-you-can-eat grill out will be provided by Two Guys and [...]
Tweet A County Assistance Road Systems (CARS) project has begun in Fairway on Buena Vista and 53rd Streets, west of the Shawnee Indian Mission. The project, which is jointly funded by Johnson County and the cities of Fairway and Roeland Park, includes curb replacement and the laying of new asphalt. The construction will reduce traffic [...]
Tweet Organizers of the Prairie Village Jazz Festival are hosting a beer tasting event at Johnny’s this Saturday to raise money for the first ever PV Jazz Fest, which is scheduled to be held at Harmon Park on September 11. The “Jazz Tavern Tasting” will feature a vareity of seasonal and new beers from Goose [...]
Tweet Construction crews are busy making a number of renovations, including the construction of a tower over the main entryway, at the building that will house a new LePeep restaurant at 95th Street and Nall Avenue. The restaurant’s developer says the group is hoping to have the restaurant open in early September.
Tweet Gourmet burgers are hot right now. And according to KC Magazine, there isn’t a hotter place to get them than BRGR Kitchen + Bar in Corinth Square. The magazine announced last week that BRGR had beaten out four other nominees to win its “Best New Restaurant” award, as voted on by its readers. BRGR [...]
Tweet The Lancer Dancers filled the Shawnee Mission East gym — and plenty of stomachs — Saturday morning with a pancake breakfast to raise funds for the team’s trip to nationals. The Dancers are hoping to raise enough money for all 19 members to head to the Universal Dance Association’s National Dance Team Championship this [...]
Tweet So. The weather didn’t exactly cooperate. But hopefully whoever is in charge of such things will look more favorably on the Jayhawks’ football season that he or she did on the fifth annual KU Kickoff Rally. Thousands of KU fans came to Corinth Square Friday evening for the popular event, but new head football [...]
Tweet University of Kansas first-year football coach Turner Gill will be the highlighted speaker at tonight’s 5th Annual KU Kickoff Rally at Corinth Square, 83rd Street and Mission Road. Head Women’s Basketball Coach Bonnie Henrickson, Assistant Basketball Coach Kurtis Townsend and former KU Quarterback Todd Reesing will also address the crowd. The festivities begin at [...]
Tweet Last night’s 3rd Thursdays affair was for the dogs, indeed. Plenty of pawed patrons patrolled the sidewalks along Tomahawk Road for the next-to-last monthly event of the season put on by the Prairie Village merchants. Highlights included the presence of several puppies up for adoption, as well as lots of good canine/kid interaction: And, [...]
Tweet Speaking of dogs… A new dog daycare and overnight stay business has just opened its doors in the Leawood Shops Plaza, at the intersection of Lee Boulevard and Somerset Road. Dog Pawz Play ‘N Stay at 7960 Lee Blvd. will offer doggie daycare in three play areas — one each for small, medium and [...]
Tweet The spell of 100-degree days may have broken, but we’re still very much in the thick of the dog days of summer. So the store owners along Tomahawk Road at the Village Shops are using a “Dog Days” theme for this month’s Third Thursday’s celebration. Bring you furry friend along tonight for food, drink [...]
Tweet Prairie Village resident Andrea Warren has landed on the Kansas Notable Book List for her latest work, “Under Seige: Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg.” The book, which is Warren’s sixth, is a non-fiction account of three children who witnessed the epic Civil War battle, two of them residents of Vicksburg, [...]
Tweet Shawnee Mission East upperclassmen getting settled back into classes this week after the summer vacation have something to aspire to: figures release by the Shawnee Mission School District today show that East students who took the American College Test (ACT) last year led the district with an average of a 25.3 composite score. The [...]
Tweet The Prairie Village and Fairway public pools start running on reduced schedules today to accommodate the needs of many of the lifeguards, who are returning to school. Fairway’s pool will be closed Monday through Thursday, and open from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. [...]
Tweet After yesterday’s public hearing and finance committee meeting, the Fairway city council has voted to raise its property tax rate to 18.612 mills, less than had been proposed following previous public hearings. The Kansas City Star: Fairway City Council raises property tax level 44.8 percent.
Tweet The special city council meeting to consider the 2011 budget that Fairway will hold tonight has been moved from the council chambers to a larger room on the third floor of the Fairway Office Complex, where city hall is located. The meeting will begin tonight at 7:30 p.m. at 4210 Shawnee Mission Parkway in [...]
Tweet Prairie Village assistant city administrator Dennis Enslinger told the council at its last meeting that the owner of 7925 Reinhardt Lane, a property that has fallen into extreme disrepair, had entered into an agreement to sell the property. The contract is expected to close by the end of the month, and the new owner [...]
Tweet Students arriving at Shawnee Mission East next week for the start of school may notice that the pool building has a new feature on the north side: a sign reading “Wiley Wright Pool.” Principal Karl Krawitz announced that the building would be named after Wright during last year’s Senior Night festivities, an honor commemorating [...]