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Holy Cross welcomes new priest

The Church of the Holy Cross in Overland Park, Kansas, has a new priest. In July, the church welcomed the Rev. Salvador Llamas into its community. Before that, the native of Mexico was serving at the All Saints Parish in Kansas City, Kansas. “They have been very welcoming,” Llamas said. Llamas, who replaced the Rev. Juan Carlos Franco, is still …

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Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 Nuestra Latina Award winners

By Roberta Pardo The recipients of the 2019 Nuestra Latina Awards have been announced. Every year, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City honors Latinas who have made amazing contributions in their respective categories, and have greatly impacted the Hispanic community and Kansas City overall. The recipients of this year’s awards are as follows: Dos Mundos co-founder Clara …

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First-time mom shares struggles of motherhood

By Roberta Pardo Being a new mother is a challenge, as Vanessa Celik will attest. Celik, a Kansas City area resident, became a mom seven months ago. When her son Bruce was born in January, her life changed completely. “Before, we were just two, … and now we have a little person to take care of and it is a …

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Mexican girl develops product for breaking down polystyrene

By Chara A Mexican girl who is concerned about the effects of polystyrene on human health and the environment is acting on the issue – as an inventor. Irantza Aleixa Goytia Hernandez, a student from Tamazunchale, Veracruz, has worked on “Getting to Know the Orange,” a project focused on creating an orange peel-based product to help break down polystyrene, a …

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Jackson County extends deadline to appeal high real estate assessments

By Roberta Pardo The Jackson County Board of Equalization has extended the deadline for property owners to appeal their real estate assessments to Sept. 1. The decision was made Tuesday morning (July 30) during the panel’s meeting in Independence. Although real estate is supposed to be reassessed every other year in Missouri, some neighborhoods have been overlooked for years. County …

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KC Big Picnic draws families for a fun-filled Sunday

On July 21, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art hosted its annual Kansas City’s Big Picnic. Co-organized by KC Parks & Rec, KC’s Big Picnic is the region’s biggest picnic where families come to enjoy live music, food trucks, art activities and lawn games in the museum grounds. This year, tens of people enjoyed the activities that also included a StoneLion …

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WyCo residents at odds with UG over community center

From Staff and Media Reports Some Wyandotte County, Kansas, residents are taking issue with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas’ management of one of its community centers. Or as the residents see it, its mismanagement. The facility is the Joe E. Amayo Argentine Community Center. Located at 2810 Metropolitan Ave., it is among seven community centers overseen by …

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KC Fringe Festival celebrates 15 years promoting art

By Roberta Pardo The Kansas City Fringe Festival, a festival celebrating the Avant-garde of Kansas City art in all of its forms, is proud to announce the Visual Arts Show at Union Station! At this show you will experience visual art in all its forms with: New painting in many different styles, from Rita Blitts’ internationally recognized gestural pastels to Isaac …

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Charro Jerry Diaz coming to Volland Arena

By Roberta Pardo The Volland Store presents the inaugural event at the new Volland Arena: CHARRO JERRY DIAZ AND FAMILY, A Traditional Vaquero Equestrian Performance on July 27 at the Volland Arena next to The Volland Store, 24098 Volland Road, Alma, Kansas 5:30 pm – Smokin’ Wille’s BBQ Food Truck, Mariachi Girasol de Topeka, and “Law of the Saddle” in …

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Capture Moments That Matter

Make your family’s learning adventures more memorable by encouraging kids to capture their experiences on paper. The practice of communicating on paper can help lock in memories, plus it’s a clever way for kids to practice practical skills in an engaging and productive way. Adjust these ideas as needed to match the ability level of each child so the whole …

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