<![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 Ricco’s Italian Bistro serves up cozy neighborhood vibe along with pasta, pizza, seafood and more http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article85160987.html#storylink=rss Three families opened Ricco’s in 2003 in Shops at College Village at College Boulevard and Quivira Road

Restaurant’s extensive menu features artisanal dishes, seafood, salads, baked pasta and oak wood-fired pizzas

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:07:10 CDT

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Big apartment complex is ready to turn dirt in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article85095667.html#storylink=rss Hunt Midwest has completed purchase of a 2.5-acre downtown site

Plans for The Vue call for 219 apartment units atop a retail ground floor

Project will include a multideck attached parking garage

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:02:44 CDT

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Leawood joins ban on tobacco sales to those under 21 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article85102687.html#storylink=rss Leawood City Council bans sales of tobacco to those under 21

Tobacco 21 ordinances have passed in several cities, including Olathe, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City.

Also, the council appointed Lisa Harrison to fill the Ward 3 seat vacated by Carrie Rezac.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:27:22 CDT

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Leawood woman maintains regional flavor with Guy’s Snacks http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article85032322.html#storylink=rss Janine Joslin has owned the company since 2007

Guy’s production is in Lenexa and distributes regionally

Guy’s is still known here for its BBQ-flavored chips

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:58:09 CDT

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Overland Park OK’s BluHawk controversial plan for hockey arena, hotels and space museum http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article85014117.html#storylink=rss Development at 159th Street and Antioch Road won’t clog roads with too much traffic, city staff says

But neighbors worry about traffic, hockey fans

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:26:53 CDT

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Tom Watson and neighbors lose Overland Park annexation fight http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article85002687.html#storylink=rss An area of southern Overland Park that the city annexed in 2008 will stay in the city, Johnson County Commission has ruled

Residents, including Tom Watson, fought the annexation in court but lost

State law was changed to require the county to review the annexation

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:27:01 CDT

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Overland Park City Council to hold a public hearing on STAR bonds for BluHawk project http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article84868752.html#storylink=rss Developer wants STAR bonds to help finance 300-acre development in south Overland Park

BluHawk contemplates an arena for amateur hockey and other events and a branch of the Cosmosphere

Developer’s consultant predicts BluHawk can attract 35 percent of its visitors from more than 100 miles away

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:54:28 CDT By Steve Vockrodt

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Nine years after Kelsey Smith’s murder, family on a quest to pass federal law http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article83853112.html#storylink=rss Nine years after daughter’s murder, the Smiths are active in her name

But the grief is still present beneath the surface

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 22:26:56 CDT

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Performance Rehab builds a physical therapy business for dancers http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article83760647.html#storylink=rss Performance Rehab’s newest office in Overland Park focuses on therapy services for dancers

The facility is at 8825 W. 75th St., Overland Park

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:10:38 CDT

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Flat revenues from sales tax cloud budget picture in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article83727467.html#storylink=rss City Council President Rick Collins recently brought up the possibility of raising the city’s property tax

Movement of car dealership from city and new shopping centers in area have taken their toll

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At Deanna Rose Farmstead, summer puts science front and center http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article82802307.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:57:31 CDT

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YaYa’s Euro Bistro aims to please with Sunday brunch buffet and menu packed with house favorites http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article82699587.html#storylink=rss Owned by local PB&J Restaurants, YaYa’s has locations in St. Louis, Denver and Little Rock

YaYa’s Euro Bistro serves up small plates, pastas, chops, seafood and oak-fired pizzas, craft cocktails and a robust wine list

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Thu, 09 Jun 2016 08:13:07 CDT

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With interpretive signs, Indian Creek Trail will become a hike into history http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article82296917.html#storylink=rss From Pflumm to Mission roads, new signs will add an education component to the path

Overland Park will install the panels, while Johnson County Community College provided research help and the Johnson County Museum did the financial paperwork

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Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:05:09 CDT

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Overland Park council OKs controversial Brookridge redevelopment http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article82229432.html#storylink=rss Council voted just after midnight Tuesday morning 7-4 to rezone the Brookridge Golf and Fitness Club site near Interstate 435 and Antioch Road

Council had rejected the 5 million square foot project in March, 10-1

Neighbors again opposed the office, residential, retail and entertainment space

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Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:55:18 CDT

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Driving expo helps seniors answer: Can I keep driving? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article82099142.html#storylink=rss ‘Get Up and Go’ driving expo for older adults on Wednesday will help seniors evaluate their driving and looks at other transportation options

The expo runs 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and will feature a technology enhanced car for seniors

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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:40:35 CDT

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$1 million gift will allow JCCC to expand barbecue coursework http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article81392622.html#storylink=rss Barbecue pavilion was part of the original concept for the freestanding culinary academy, created in 2013

The money will also create an endowment for student competition travel

The gift comes from the John and Glenna Wylie Foundation

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Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:24:36 CDT

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Biz Snapshot: Self-confidence gets a boost with wigs and extensions at Bravadas http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article80947712.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 15:50:21 CDT

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Park Place concerts kick off with Peanut Butter Hamster, Rockin’ Rob — and parenting advice http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article80750807.html#storylink=rss Rally for Kids features parenting authors Barbara Unell and Jerry Wyckoff and pediatricians answering questions

First Summer Sounds for Kids concert kicks off Wednesday

Also: kid activities such as face-painting, a magic show and musical talents of Peanut Butter Hamster and Rockin’ Rob

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Mon, 30 May 2016 09:00:14 CDT

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Overland Park residents say city failed to live up to 2008 annexation promises http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article79654942.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 18:20:10 CDT

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Working to cure cancer in the high school science lab http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article78236337.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 21:22:42 CDT

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Developers want STAR bonds for BluHawk arena, Cosmosphere museum http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article78062422.html#storylink=rss The Overland Park City Council agreed Monday to ask the state if the project would qualify for the sales-tax bonds

The step is just one that the developers need to get public financing for the project

BluHawk development has begun at 159th Street and Antioch Road

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Tue, 17 May 2016 10:20:41 CDT

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Two Johnson County students are named Presidential Scholars http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article78165617.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 17:05:06 CDT

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Overland Park a ‘nanny state’? Council raises tobacco sales age despite criticism http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article78058832.html#storylink=rss Overland Park becomes one of several metro-area cities to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products

Age will now be 21, not 18

The council debated the change for an hour, with three council members decrying the ordinance as over-regulation

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Tue, 17 May 2016 09:59:45 CDT

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Helping girl’s stepdad get his citizenship leads to ‘Kindest Kansas Citian’ award http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article77273892.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 16:14:24 CDT

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Pets join the workforce, and their people love the result http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article76811192.html#storylink=rss Presence of pets is changing workplaces all over town

The effects are rubbing off on customers, too

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Tue, 10 May 2016 16:43:23 CDT

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Hockey arena, hotels and Cosmosphere museum get Overland Park planners’ OK http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article76752837.html#storylink=rss Parts of the BluHawk development at 159th and Antioch in Overland Park now go to the OP City Council

Residents complained about traffic, hockey arena

If completed as proposed, BluHawk development would be one of the largest in the Kansas City area

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City objects, but Overland Park planners OK Brookridge proposal — again http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article76729497.html#storylink=rss Overland Park planning commission approves rezoning for Brookridge Golf and Fitness Club at I-435 and Antioch Road

City staff recommended denial of rezoning

This is the fourth time the planning commission has approved the project but the city council has sent it back and then most recently denied it.

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Tue, 10 May 2016 11:27:24 CDT

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Leawood’s Tavern at Mission Farms broadens its brunch menu http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article76579197.html#storylink=rss Fresh offerings include breakfast nachos, Caprese Benedicts and spiked fruit smoothies

Don’t miss the cinnamon doughnuts and crème brûlée French toast

The brunch menu is also served at Prairie Village’s Tavern in the Village

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Mon, 09 May 2016 15:29:56 CDT

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Overland Park company buys 91 KFC and Taco Bell restaurants http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article75816492.html#storylink=rss The locations are in Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Florida

The company now operates 361 restaurants in 14 states with about 7,000 employees

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