Some of these area companies are recognized instantly for their expertise and excellence in the sports world. But there are many names that are not at the forefront, though some of their creations are highly recognizable.
Andy Barnett’s voice is heard on television and radio commercials for clients including Hallmark, Applebee’s, Sprint, Toys-R-Us, Toyota, Valvoline, Waste Management, Red Baron Frozen Pizza, HyVee and others.
The Johnson County Commission voted to add a new staff position to coordinate fundraising for the museum exhibits and park activities. The person who becomes the new full-time development director will lead the existing fundraising groups and help them come up with cohesive strategies to support museum and park activities
A pioneer of Kansas City’s craft beer scene, Barley’s wooed patrons early on with all sorts of sudsy fun: beer tastings, beer events, beer schools. And to augment the beer experience, Barley’s kitchen whipped up traditional appetizers still available and popular on the current menu
The Shawnee Mission School Board on Monday unanimously approved the plan to demolish the old Brookwood building, which opened in 1960, and construct a new one on the same site at 3411 W. 103rd St. During the 2017-2018 school year, those students will attend classes at Indian Creek Technical Center at 4401 W. 103rd St. in Overland Park before returning to the brand new school for the 2018-2019 school year.
Omaha-based Blue Sushi Sake Grill is entering the market with a new restaurant in Woodside Village at 4705 Rainbow. It has a large traditional and creative maki, sashimi and nigiri menu, along with Asian-inspired appetizers, soups, salads and entrees.
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority announced this week that the fares on the popular K-10 Connector bus service between Overland Park and Lawrence will be cut by 50 cents. The prices for 10-ride and 31-day passes will drop as well.
Gary Lezak first children’s book, “It’s A Sunny Life: An Adventure Fit for Rain or Shine,” was published by Olathe-based Ascend Books. Book sponsors include Wayside Waifs and the Human Society of Greater Kansas City.
Admission for adults 18 years and up will cost $5, while seniors aged 60 and up will pay $4 and children aged 1 to 17 can get in for $3. Admission will remain free for children younger than 12 months. Families would pay a flat fee of $20.