Planet Fitness announced this month that it will open two new locations by the end of this year — one in Overland Park, Kan., at 9331 Quivira Road, and the other in Lee’s Summit at 300 S.W. Blue Parkway.
The new locations will feature a wide variety of equipment — including treadmills, ellipticals, arc trainers and stationary bikes, and will offer a deal for new members starting in mid-November.
Planet Fitness currently operates 10 locations in the Kansas City area.
For more information about Planet Fitness, visit www.planetfitness.com.
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Cpl. Michael Webster Memorial Blood Drive set for Monday
The 24th Annual Cpl. Michael E. Webster Memorial Blood Drive is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 2 in the meeting room at the Kansas City regional office of the Department of Natural Resources, 500 N.E. Colbern Road in Lee’s Summit.
The blood drive is an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Cpl. Michael Webster was killed on Oct. 2, 1993, by a drunk driver while standing next to a vehicle he had stopped for a traffic violation. Donating blood could help save someone’s life that has been involved in a traffic crash.
The blood drive, which is open to the public, is hosted every year by the Missouri Sate Highway Patrol along with the American Red Cross and the Department of Natural Resources.
Anyone who would like to donate blood may call 855-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter “TroopA” to schedule an appointment.
For more information or to find other blood drive locations, call Sgt. Collin Stosberg at 816-622-0800, ext. 3149.
Donors will receive a coupon for 50 percent off up to six Worlds of Fun tickets, which can be redeemed on any Friday or Sunday before Oct. 30.
Closures of Missouri 291 at Colbern Road starting Monday night
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced recently that it will be conducting nightly closures for bridge work on both north and southbound Missouri 291 at Colbern Road beginning 8 p.m. on Oct. 2.
MoDOT said motorists must exit Missouri 291 at Colbern Road and find an alternate route. All work is weather permitting.
Southbound Missouri 291 will be closed at Colbern Road from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following mornings Oct. 2 and Oct. 3.
Northbound Missouri 291 will be closed at Colbern Road from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following mornings Oct. 4 and Oct. 5.
Beginning at 5 a.m. on each morning of the closures, the routes will open up to just single-lane closures until crews complete the work.
Cybersecurity seminar slated for Tuesday
The Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce announced a free seminar on cybersecurity scheduled for 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Manhattan Room of John Knox Village.
The seminar will be led by two tech experts, DJ Good and Craig Kassing. Good and Kassing will present information on best practices in cybersecurity and how to keep personal information and your business protected.
Chamber members interested in attending are asked to register online.
Kansas City Area Development Council president set to speak in Lee’s Summit
Tim Cowden, president and CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council, will be a special guest speaker during an advisory board luncheon of the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Gamber Center.
The Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council website said Cowden will be discussing the KCI Airport initiative and provide insight into corporate attraction in the Kansas City metropolitan area, including the area’s plan for response to Amazon’s second headquarters.
Advisory Board Members may register for the event online. The cost to attend is $25 per person, which includes lunch.
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Open forum scheduled Wednesday for District 4 residents
Lee’s Summit residents in District 4 are invited to an open forum scheduled 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center, 2100 S.E. Blue Parkway.
The forum will be led by Aldermen Dave Mosby and Fred DeMoro.
The city said council members and staff will be providing updates and taking questions and comments on current topics including surrounding development, the Blackwell Interchange, curbs, sidewalks and re-paving, pedestrian interconnectivity of neighborhoods, and fire and police statistics.