Music Theatre Kansas City is “going pro.”MTKC’s inaugural professional venture is the “The Last Five Years,” a musical story of two young New Yorkers who fall in and out of love, all in five years. The show opened Thursday at Union Station City Stage and continues until June 4.
Ethan Ching, a seventh-grade cellist at Olathe’s California Trail Middle School, is headed to the iconic performance hall to perform June 25 after being selected for the 2016 Middle School Honors Performance Series Orchestra. Out of thousands of applicants, Ethan was one of 400 middle and high school students chosen from the United States and Canada. He is only one of three students selected from the state of Kansas and the only one from Johnson County.
Some residents in an area of southern Overland Park between Pflumm Road and U.S. 69, roughly from 167th Street to 191st Street, say police protection, road plowing and other services have been lacking since a contentious annexation.
Springtime gatherings always remind me how I totally blew it as my family’s photo archivist. With graduation parties and other milestone celebrations popping up like dandelions, I’m facing the beast almost daily. My eyes fall upon impeccable, thorough, chronological picture displays. They’re theme-infused art installations, always monstrously lovely. The orderly shots of others’ lives tell such sweet stories, yet leave me in a dark room of guilt.
When it is finished, the approximately 130 acres of the former Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club in Prairie Village — bounded by 91st and 95th Streets and Roe and Nall avenues — will be transformed into single and multi-family dwellings, senior living and an inn with 5,000 square feet of retail, plus a park that will be the largest in northeast Johnson County.
Services can be as simple as paying rent for access to space and equipment or as complex as equity or other type of arrangement involving technical help from the shop’s own design team of contracted experts in a variety of fields
School is out — and no one deserves the break more than teachers. My mind and heart are focused this week on one special teacher, Barbara Holland, who taught my son three years ago. She died last weekend and our school is heartbroken.
Shawnee Mission is anxious about what next fall brings as school officials await a decision by the Kansas Supreme Court on whether the state’s system for funding public education is fair to poor school districts. “We’re six weeks away from a new budget year and there’s a tremendous amount of uncertainty of what might happen with our budget,” worries Shawnee Mission district Superintendent Jim Hinson.
We could save some human lives if euthanasia and assisted suicide were legal, as they are in some other states. That way, except in clear end-of-life for the dying, we could attempt to resuscitate most patients in life-threatening situations.
My son’s two claims to fame are 1) he had a childhood devoid of Vacation Bible School and 2) he never bought food in the school cafeteria. By the time my daughter started kindergarten, lunches had become a parenting statement. God forbid if you packed a Smuckers Uncrustable; if you ever resorted to a Lunchable, be prepared for a home visit from CPS.
The Johnson County Park and Recreation District board voted 5-3 to approve an $8 million slate of projects at the park in Prairie Village that includes $3.8 million for a new clubhouse and money for a grand pavilion, multipurpose lawns, pickle ball courts, a senior fitness area, a garden area and a nature play area with restrooms and shelters.