Around our towns

Funding approved for The Bay

As expected, the Kansas City Council has approved spending nearly $732,000 in 6th District funds for a new attraction called the FlowRider at The Bay, south Kansas City’s aquatic center. The vote was Sept. 26, and the project is slated for completion when The Bay opens next spring.

Traffic alert for I-435

Bridge construction has closed the left lane of both northbound and southbound I-435 at Bannister Road. The restrictions will continue through Nov. 15 so crews can build a new pedestrian bridge over I-435.

Lee’s Summit chamber wins award

The Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce won the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Missouri “2013 Award of Excellence” in the campaign category, the chamber said. The organization was recognized for last year’s “Shop Lee’s Summit” campaign.

Cass dental clinic seeks children’s books

The Cass Community Health Foundation is accepting new and gently used children’s books to be used at the foundation’s Cass County Dental Clinic in Belton.

Books can be dropped at the clinic, 802 E. Walnut St., during business hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to noon Fridays.

Dinner theatre in Lee’s Summit

Romance and the aroma of good food will be in the air when Summit Theatre Group produces “Love Letters” in a dinner theater format.

“Love Letters.” by A. R. Gurney, is the story of a lifelong relationship between a man and a woman told through their letters to each other.

The production, directed by Ben Martin, will be presented Oct. 24-27 in the new Aspen Room of The Stanley Historic Events Space, at 25 S.E. Third St. Most performances are in the evening, though there is a matinee on Sunday.

Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $32 for adults and $30 for students or seniors 60 and over. They can be bought at


or at Lee’s Summit Hy-Vee stores.