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JoCo Library Bookmark Contest – Feb. 28th

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Design our Bookmarks! All ages! Win a cash prize, be recognized and have your design printed and available at all locations this summer! Created by you using pens, pencils…here’s the entry form. Turn in your entry form to any Library by Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. The Friends of the Johnson County Library Bookmark Design Contest is... »

Helpful Tips for Keeping Your Fitness New Year Resolutions

By Alexis | Co-Editor

If your New Year’s resolution is to take better care of yourself and get healthy, here are some helpful tips from Michael Hernandez, the Fitness Specialist at Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS,  to help you succeed.   1. Be Realistic The surest way to fall short on your goals is to... »

Community Gardens: Investing in Soil and Water

By Alexis | Co-Editor

From K-State Research and Extension News A great food garden isn’t born overnight.  It’s an investment over several years, especially with soil and water, to end up with a garden that has the maximum returns and quality. Soil and water are the two most important investments you can make for your food garden, especially... »

Johnson County Library – Community Conversation On the Sandy Hook School Shooting Tragedy

By Alexis | Co-Editor

All around our country there are conversations about the Sandy Hook tragedy.  What caused it? What should our responses be?  How do we ensure safe schools? Join with other members of the community for a conversation on these issues at the Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, on Thursday, January 10,... »

Giving back is the best way to start the new year

By Alexis | Co-Editor

(BPT) – If there’s one thing that unites us, it’s that doing something nice for someone else has a way of making us feel good. And sometimes, there’s no better reminder of this than hearing stories of those who give back to improve the lives of others. Make-A-Wish grants wishes to kids with life-threatening... »

REAL MOMS: Calling all super moms: It’s time to make holiday memories!

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Who better to ask about this year’s family photos than Nicole Cagle, a talented local mom, wife, photographer, author, home chef and much, much more. Owner of Nicole Cagle Photography, Something Blue Photography and author of Santa’s Secret Penguin Spy. The holiday season is quickly approaching! Scratch that… It’s here! Christmas is less then... »

Breakfast with Santa – Leawood

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Come spend the morning with Santa and enjoy and all-you-can-eat pancake, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee breakfast provided by the Leawood Lions Club. Bring your wish list for Jolly ‘Ol Saint Nick! Saturday, December 8 The Lodge at Ironwoods Park • 14701 Mission Road Get our picture taken with Santa and view it here! ... »

Turkey Eve on Metcalf

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Atonement Lutheran Church at 103rd and Metcalf recently celebrated Thanksgiving with over 200 hundred of their friends. A very active church in the community, Atonement invited families old and young, poor and rich, to join them on Thanksgiving Eve for music, fellowship, and lots and lots of fantastically donated food. On November 22nd Atonement... »