To earn a Gold Award, the Girl Scouts’ top honor, Troop 1625 member Samantha Jansen of Lenexa partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities-KC to build a brick garden, a permanent place for the families hosted by the nonprofit’s temporary housing to keep their memories.
The Lenexa company sells or rents medical equipment ranging from braces with lower and upper extremities to continuous passive motion machines and knee walkers. “Things across the spectrum for rehabilitation,” co-owner Joel Swartz said.
A development at Prairie Star Parkway and the future Ridgeview Road would included indoor and outdoor playing fields, restaurants, retail, a hotel and apartments. It is expected to attract 30,000 visitors a year to regional and national tournaments, according to the developer.
Joe Tulipana has opened Blind Box BBQ at 13214 W. 62nd Terrace in Shawnee, specializing in barbecue and bourbon cocktails. Updates on Shawnee’s new McAlister’s Deli, Leawood’s new Pita Pit and Mission’s new Qdoba Mexican Grill.
Operation Wildlife director Diane Johnson estimated that in August, they lost approximately 38 percent of their volunteer workforce, partly because students who were helping in the summer returned to school.