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Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week

    When: May 13, 2013 – May 17, 2013 6:30 am – 8:00 am Overland Park is participating in Bike month by participating in the Bike to Work week, May 13-17. Mayor Carl Gerlach will be signing a proclamation dedicating Bike to Work week on May 6. Information Booth – Farmers’ Market Saturday,... »

The wheels on the bus go round and round

The wheels on the bus go round and round

Bus service will be increasing in Overland Park. Work has begun to expedite bus service along the Metcalf and Shawnee Mission Parkway transit corridor. There will be 18 transit stations and two-park-and-ride facilities. The new bus stops at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., are currently under construction. Construction of these projects should be complete... »

Johnson County Library Celebrates 2013 National Library Week, April 14-20

Check it out! Relevant and responsive….Not your grandfather’s library! In 2012 the Johnson County Library had 2.52 million visitors to the 13 library locations. That’s more than attended Royals, Chiefs and the Nelson Atkins combined. There were an additional 1.96 million virtual visits through the library’s webpage. The Johnson County Library offers free books... »

Johnson County Schools Nationally Ranked

Johnson County Schools Nationally Ranked

US News & World Report just published their top high school rankings and Johnson County schools made the list.   »

Opening Day – Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

Opening Day – Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead 13800 Switzer Road Overland Park, KS 66221 913-897-2360 Go to Website 04/01/2013 Opening Day Hours: 9am to 5pm Remembering that the family farm is slowly disappearing from the prairies of Kansas and America, there is a place where children and adults are able to experience how life used to be... »

{What’s New}: Google Fiber Coming to Olathe

{What’s New}: Google Fiber Coming to Olathe

Ever since Google announced plans to bring ultra-high-speed internet services to the metro area, Olathe residents have eagerly anticipated its availability in Olathe.  The wait is over. On Tuesday night, the City Council unanimously voted to approve an agreement with Google to deploy Google Fiber, an ultra-high-speed, fiber-to-the-home network. “We are excited to work... »

Farmstead Opens

Farmstead Opens

The Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead opens it’s gates at 9 a.m. on April 1 just like it’s been doing for the past 35 years. Mark your calendars now for the official opening day celebration on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. where there will be hourly tours. What’s new 50+ new... »

Overland Park Staycation

Overland Park Staycation

Outdoor Frenzy - Turn off Netflix online streaming and head outdoors. Overland Park has more than 80 parks, several bike/hike trails, and a variety of athletic fields and courts. Get up, grab some friends and be active. »

JCCC on Best of Green Schools list

JCCC on Best of Green Schools list

Johnson County Community College has been named to the Best of Green Schools list, which highlights the institutions and individuals across the country that are embracing environmental initiatives. »

{WHAT’S NEW}: Free College Day at JCCC April 20

{WHAT’S NEW}: Free College Day at JCCC April 20

JCCC’s Free College Day is April 20 Johnson County Community College invites the community to campus April 20 for Free College Day – an afternoon of free classes and fun. Enjoy free classes in business, technology, cooking, sustainability, crafts and more! Classes begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m., and last for 45 minutes.... »