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Early childhood education program teaches parents to be teachers

Founded in Missouri, Parents as Teachers is a national early childhood education program that pairs parent educators with families to offer support and guidance. In addition to providing strategies and activities, the parent educator also functions as an adult who can offer an unbiased view of a child’s development by observing the child month to month.

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Ballet brings out the best in kids in KC 'Nutcracker' production

For the children in the audience, a trip to see “The Nutcracker” is the finest of gifts. What could be better than watching a magical Christmas wonderland filled with toys come to life? For more than 150 children in the Kansas City area who won a role in a September audition, the answer is clear: It’s being right up on stage in the spotlight, often moving alongside professional dancers.

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Velvet Cream Popcorn is a family tradition for the Wright family

For Nance White-Wright, popcorn is a family tradition, almost a way of life. She and her husband, Jerry Wright, are the third generation owners of Velvet Creme Popcorn, 4710 Belinder Road, Westwood. The business dates to 1937 when her grandfather, Howard “Pop” White, was laid off at the local Ford plant and he and Dona “Grammie” White started their venture.

Prairie Village puts off Mission Chateau decisions

Council members were slated Monday night to consider the development’s final plat and a request for an extension of its special use permit, but those decisions have been delayed until at least Jan. 5 so developers can meet with concerned residents who are fighting the senior living development in court. The retirement community is to be located on the site of the former Mission Valley Middle School on Mission Road.

Prairie Village puts off Mission Chateau decisions

Council members were slated Monday night to consider the development’s final plat and a request for an extension of its special use permit, but those decisions have been delayed until at least Jan. 5 so developers can meet with concerned residents who are fighting the senior living development in court. The retirement community is to be located on the site of the former Mission Valley Middle School on Mission Road.
 

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Company wants to bring indoor skydiving to Overland Park

IFly Indoor Skydiving wants to open an Overland Park center. The company is in negotiations to build a 6,000-square-foot building — 60 feet tall — in the Met at 435 shopping center at 10975 Metcalf Ave. First-time fliers will float on a column of air and learn basic flying skills, including moving forward and back and turning. On additional visits, customers can progress to group flying and even advanced aerial gymnastic maneuvers.