<![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 Leawood 8th-grader is Kansas winner in Google’s annual Doodle competition http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article58627098.html#storylink=rss Julia Huff of Leawood Middle School depicted her love for “Art and Animals”

She and 52 other state and territorial winners now compete for a scholarship and school grant

Online voting to determine the finalists and winner is open now

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Troy’s Toys takes collectibles to a higher level http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article57978858.html#storylink=rss Troy Shannon began collecting toy fire engines when he was a boy Platte City

Today, his Overland Park store stocks thousands of items

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:48:49 CST

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Inspection program draws a crowd to Overland Park hearing http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article57973538.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:34:06 CST

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Dewey’s Pizza opening in Ranch Mart South http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article56698213.html#storylink=rss The Cincinnati, Ohio-based chain is entering the market with an Overland Park location and more are planned

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is scheduling a Feb. 8 opening at 2816 W. 47th Ave. in Kansas City, Kan.

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:47:50 CST

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TranslationPerfect interpreters break the language barrier http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article56615658.html#storylink=rss Dennis Ayzin and his wife Mira Mdivani own Translation

The company has more than 600 interpreters who provide services in Kansas City and a 10-state region

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:15:01 CST

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Overland Park’s El Porton Cafe serves arepas and other South American specialties http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article56518303.html#storylink=rss Arepas, flat corn cakes stuffed with savory ingredients, are the specialty at El Porton Cafe

The family-owned restaurant also serves Cuban sandwiches and Argentinian empanadas

Owner Jose Garcia, a native of Venezuela, operates El Porton Cafe with his wife and son

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Accidental mentor helps teams excel http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article55501100.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:07:50 CST

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New Overland Park boutique showcases international up-and-coming designers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article55454350.html#storylink=rss Anaphora in Prairiefire carries designers not typically found in the Midwest

Chef Michael Smith will create the menu for a new “uber-healthy” fast casual restaurant opening in Leawood’s Mission Farms in March

Pan-Asia Market plans to open later this month at 11940 Metcalf Ave.

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Women offer KC-made shopping solutions at KCI, Union Station http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article55415385.html#storylink=rss Suzanne Southard and Tiffany King launched SouveNEAR in 2014

Items ranges from $2 to $40; there are about 35 choices available in the machines

Top sellers have been Christopher Elbow chocolates and various T-shirts

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:05:57 CST

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Southridge center changes owners in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article55291535.html#storylink=rss Retail strip is across the street from Costco

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Eight first-year teachers in Johnson County receive Horizon Awards from Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article54363265.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:33:07 CST

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Recovered artwork from Congregation Beth Shalom finds its way to a new home http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article54356990.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:12:42 CST

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Bid process faulted on King Louie project http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article54281930.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:40:50 CST

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Willows rezoning gets Olathe council approval http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article53522490.html#storylink=rss Plan still needs approval from Johnson County Commission and the airport commission

The Willows will feature 210 lots and 33 acres of agricultural open space

Storm water and traffic are neighbors’ primary fears

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Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:29:12 CST

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Leawood chooses Justice Center art installation http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article53192335.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 18:03:58 CST

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Club icon is a monument to active life http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article53178200.html#storylink=rss The club recently dedicated a court at its remodeled facility after longtime mentor and teacher.

He’s been with the club since it opened in 1978.

“I want to be doing something to contribute to society,” the busy man declares.

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Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:18:50 CST

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Hayward’s Pit Bar-B-Que relocating to Lenexa http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article53134465.html#storylink=rss Hayward’s was founded in Overland Park in 1972; it has been on Antioch Road since 1981

New owners took over two years ago and own the rights to the name and recipes

Hayward’s will close on Jan. 30 and reopen at 12804 Santa Fe Trail Drive in February

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Tue, 05 Jan 2016 14:23:18 CST

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In response to suicides, Johnson County schools work to bolster students’ mental health http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article53187050.html#storylink=rss Two suicides in 2014 were a big reason for Olathe School District’s action

It’s stepping up efforts to prevent violence and foster well-being

Olathe district isn’t alone in these efforts

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Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:42:38 CST

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Overland Park stay-at-home mom turns invention into handy product http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article52441100.html#storylink=rss The Bollstr is a fashionable bottle holder

It retails for $24.99, and is sold online and through gift shows

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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:01:48 CST

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Museum at Prairiefire finds its niche, builds excitement http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article52136180.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 29 Dec 2015 17:14:30 CST

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Ace Sports finds staying power in collectibles and ticket sales http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article52062075.html#storylink=rss Ace Sports specializes in tickets, collectibles and autographed merchandise

Tickets sales comprise the largest share of Ace’s business

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Tue, 29 Dec 2015 12:29:03 CST

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Overland Park council sends Brookridge back to planners — again http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article51067980.html#storylink=rss 5 million square foot development proposed for former golf course

Council has sent project to Planning Commission now fives times

Traffic key concern of neighbors

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Blue Valley board hears proposed boundary changes http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article49887240.html#storylink=rss Changes would be implemented over three school years, beginning in 2016-17

Boundaries will accommodate the district’s 23rd elementary school, currently under construction

District saw its student enrollment increase this fall to 22,023

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Overland Park company diversifies beyond holiday lighting services http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article49878025.html#storylink=rss CLC in April added repair work for AT&T and Google

CLC also provides holiday lighting for about 200 homes annually

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Grille at Park Place serves upscale American cuisine with elegance in Leawood http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article48646575.html#storylink=rss The restaurant opened in Park Place in June

It recently introduced a new hot winter drinks menu

Try the jumbo lump crab cakes and the Chocolate Wow! dessert

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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 14:49:35 CST

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Overland Park approves TIF policy to give more taxes back to schools, county, libraries http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article48605565.html#storylink=rss The tax subsidy has become controversial as it has been widely requested for projects

City’s policy says developers will keep no more than 90 percent of the tax break; rest goes to city, schools, county

TIF to be appropriate for redevelopment projects, particularly in northern areas of the city

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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 11:11:39 CST

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Room 39 serves local, seasonal flavor at Mission Farms in Leawood http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article46294560.html#storylink=rss Room 39 was an early adopter of the farm-to-table movement

The Leawood location was renovated over the summer

Don’t miss the bar’s autumn-inspired craft cocktails

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:31:22 CST

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Blue Valley district completes wish list for new school chief http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article46295030.html#storylink=rss A variety of forums, surveys and sessions has gathered input on Tom Trigg successor

Feedback finds general satisfaction with schools’ direction, results

About a dozen applications have already been received

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