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Archives for November 30th, 2012
Tweet “There is a fiscal cliff coming in Shawnee Mission, too,” according to Shawnee Mission Superintendent Gene Johnson, not just for the federal government. Fund balances have dropped precipitously over the last few years and there is little prospect of state support coming soon in the face of the tax reduction plan that kicks in [...]
Tweet Mission’s annual Holiday Lights and Festive Sights will kickoff tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Woodson and Johnson Drive and culminate with musical fireworks at 8:15 p.m. The celebration includes Christmas movies at Mission theater, a holiday shop, music and kid’s activities. The Rushton PTA will sponsor cookie decorating and a holiday [...]
Tweet If you’re curious about what the earliest Christmases celebrated in northeast Johnson County looked like, Shawnee Indian Mission’s Holiday Open House this weekend should be of interest. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the mission will be open to the public and decorated in the style of the 1850s. The Johnson County Young [...]
Tweet By Julia Westhoff My grandmother, Doris Sanchez, is a Romanian Jew who married a Mexican Catholic and raised an American son who was at various points a Southern Baptist and a Midwestern Congregationalist. Did you catch all that? Me neither. The point is that holidays at our house were always a bit of a [...]
Tweet The congregation of Southminster Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village on Thursday put the final touches on this year’s presentation of “Journey to Bethlehem,” its annual interactive telling of the Christmas story. Churchmembers practiced their roles as key characters in the story, from King Herrod to the innkeeper to Mary and Joseph. The popular annual [...]
Tweet Pleasant temperatures and a shiny new “pocket park” drew a sizable Santa-hungry crowd to Corinth Square Thursday for the 27th annual lighting of the Mayor’s Holiday Tree. Mayor Ron Shaffer performed his traditional emcee duties, welcoming performers from Dancerz Unlimted and the SM East choir to the stage before Kris Kringle himself came up [...]