<![CDATA[Overland Park & Leawood News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/ en-us Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:41:10 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:41:10 CDT Overland Park & Leawood 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com At 80, Shirley Marley is still dancing — and turning out stars http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article74023827.html#storylink=rss She started dancing while in grade school and has never stopped

Her dance school in Overland Park has taught thousands of kids since the 1960s

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:20:53 CDT

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Best Regards Bakery & Cafe perfects chocolate chip cookies, grilled cheese http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article73753332.html#storylink=rss The Overland Park scratch bakery uses premium ingredients and old-school recipes

It’s known for customizable grilled cheese sandwiches made with house-baked bread

Don’t miss the chocolate eclair and the gooey butter cake

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:54:13 CDT

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Leawood gallery to host 'Beatles,' 'Scooby-Doo' animator, who only sells his art in person http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article72703472.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:22:10 CDT

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Leawood welcomes raising tobacco sales age to 21 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article72674872.html#storylink=rss Leawood City Council sounds responsive tone to the Tobacco 21 initiative

Several metro cities have raised the minimum age for buying tobacco

Council also extends life of Little Free Librairies in city

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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:57:38 CDT

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Students get lessons in the life of business http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article72714367.html#storylink=rss Blue Valley Middle School Community Partnership pairs students with 23 businesses at 151st Street and Nall Avenue.

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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:51:59 CDT

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Two years after hate crime shootings, Mindy Corporon vows to ‘banish fear and ignorance of other faiths’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article72710712.html#storylink=rss SevenDays: Make a Ripple, Change the World culminated Monday in a Peace Walk from the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park to the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood

A theme of this year’s event was interfaith dialogue

Walk comes two years after anti-Semitic shootings at Jewish centers in Overland Park, leaving three dead

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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:42:41 CDT

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Brookridge developer sues Overland Park after council denies plan http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article72633312.html#storylink=rss The City Council voted 10-1 on March 14 to deny the plan, despite recommendations for approval from the City Planning Commission

Overland Park Development Company I LLC is asking for a reversal of the council's decision and damages in excess of $75,000

The development plan is for the area between 103rd Street and Interstate 435, mostly east of Antioch Road

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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:23:39 CDT

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Overland Park Racquet club strives to be the home of ‘all things tennis’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article71452097.html#storylink=rss The club has undergone extensive renovation since Elliott McDermed and Eric Rand took it over in June 2014. When the latest construction is done in late May, the star attraction will be three new clay tennis courts.

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 18:26:24 CDT

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Teen musician Gracie Schram melds her passions for music and community service http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article71444922.html#storylink=rss Gracie Schram sings not just for herself — her 2009 and 2011 albums raised money for orphans

She’s preparing to graduate from Blue Valley North and start a new chapter

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:58:09 CDT

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Overland Park to set rental inspect fee at $60/building http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article71411017.html#storylink=rss The Overland Park council informally agrees to a rental inspection fee of $60 per building

Council also denied a family’s request to keep egg-producing hens

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:07:52 CDT

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‘Food deserts’ to be council priority http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article71407772.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:57:09 CDT

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Olathe school leader says he’s leaving Kansas for a new adventure, but less money http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article71237147.html#storylink=rss Kansas school funding problems have nothing to do with his departure, Marlin Berry says

“It is just time for something new” after nine years in Olathe

He’s heading for a smaller district in Arkansas — and a pay cut

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:29:49 CDT

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Red Door Woodfired Grill heats up classic American burgers, fried chicken http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article71128847.html#storylink=rss The Leawood restaurant is known for gourmet burgers such as the Sweet Cheeses

It also serves popular spicy fried chicken on Thursdays

Don’t miss the grilled salmon, Moscow Mule and S’Mores-inspired dessert

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:55:28 CDT

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Overland Park’s Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy works to meld academics and social justice http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article70116577.html#storylink=rss As Overland Park school reaches 50th anniversary, students keep learning to care for their community

Jewish Community Center shooting inspired further connections with people of all backgrounds

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Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:37:32 CDT

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Tomahawk Wastewater Treatment Facility gets green light from Johnson County Commission http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article70056052.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:41:35 CDT

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Adriane Falco of Stanley Elementary School uses music as a springboard to an array of subjects http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article68943972.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 23:02:18 CDT

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Stilwell artist gets ‘the drop’ on theater debut http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article68943782.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 22:58:58 CDT

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‘Kindertransport’ explores self-identity through a prism of the past http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article68791612.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:12:24 CDT

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Blue Valley Education Foundation celebrates 25 years with $250,000 fund goal http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article67578102.html#storylink=rss The foundation’s endowment has grown from $350,000 just 12 years ago to $1.7 million today.

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:02:33 CDT

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Specialty lumber company sells outdoor living experiences http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article67485257.html#storylink=rss Tom Smith started Kansas City Deck Supply with a partner in 2003

Company doesn’t build decks, but sells a large stock of materials to contractors, homebuilders

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 09:31:35 CDT

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Overland Park’s Decadent lives up to its name with over-the-top desserts http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article67303242.html#storylink=rss Decadent — A Coffee and Dessert Bar makes a mean skillet chocolate chip cookie

The sweet shop lives up to its name and is located in Overland Park’s Prairiefire development

It’s the latest concept from Smallcakes founder Jeff Martin

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Mon, 21 Mar 2016 09:41:24 CDT

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Overland Park denies proposal to replace Brookridge Golf and Fitness Club http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article66632067.html#storylink=rss Two stipulations add to likelihood that plan will be submitted again: A waiting period and a filing fee were both waived.

Action by council prevented the project from being returned to the Planning Commission for a fifth time

Curtin Property Co. purchased the land in September 2014 and has faced opposition for most of the time since

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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:54:47 CDT

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A ‘homey’ option for getting baby’s first pictures http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article66072567.html#storylink=rss Belly Image offers 2D, 3D and 4D images taken by certified sonographers

Shop also offers a recording of the fetal heartbeat that can be put inside a stuffed animal

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Mon, 14 Mar 2016 20:07:51 CDT

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Tough childhood fuels Nicole Feltz’s tender, giving spirit http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article66206767.html#storylink=rss Nicole Feltz’s experiences in the foster system inspired her to find ways to help

She and her husband have fostered 14 kids so far, and they hold annual fundraisers to help neglected children

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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:05:26 CDT

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Overland Park’s Simple Science Juices is a convenience store for health nuts http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article64855702.html#storylink=rss The shop sells a dozen cold-pressed juices in a rainbow of flavors

It opened in July in the former Villa Capri space at 81st and Metcalf Avenue

Don’t miss the wild-caught salmon kale salad, cold-brew coffee and paleo “protein balls”

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Tue, 08 Mar 2016 18:46:31 CST

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Two ensembles head to music festival http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article64861427.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 08 Mar 2016 19:00:43 CST

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Government Watch: New EPA guidelines to affect Tomahawk sewage treatment plant http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article63502047.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 01 Mar 2016 22:44:19 CST

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Blue Valley Southwest teen gets spirit award http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article63500097.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 01 Mar 2016 22:31:22 CST

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Volunteers encircle babies with warm arms — and love http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article63498742.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 01 Mar 2016 22:24:39 CST

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Pop-up cycling studio extends Leawood lease http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article63482937.html#storylink=rss Rock Cycling + Studios indoor cycling studio is in Leawood’s Town Center Plaza until early April

Updates on Prairie Village and Shawnee restaurants

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