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Things to do in Blue Springs This Weekend 8/4-8/5

clock July 31, 2012 18:14 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Farmers Market – Saturday, Aug 4 from 7 a.m. to noon in downtown Blue Springs.  Home grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other items for sale that are locally grown or made by hand. The University of Missouri Extension Office will be giving a ‘Cooking of the Day’ class.

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, Aug 4 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Watson Rolladium, 513 SW Keystone Drive.  $3 for skates and a drink.

Mighty Mud Volleyball Tournament – Saturday, Aug 4 from 8 a.m. – approx 4 p.m. at Hidden Valley Park, 6500 NW Valley View Road. Tourney is full but still lots of fun to watch!

Blue Springs Car Cruise – Saturday, Aug 4 from 5 – 7 p.m.   See Custom Cars, Muscle Cars, Trucks, and Hot Rods on Main Street in Downtown Blue Springs. Concessions available and area Soda Fountain & Tea Room open.

Music in the Park Concert – Sunday, Aug 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the band, Vantage Point (Top 40) will perform from the gazebo at Rotary Park at Railroad Lake, 600 NW Vesper Street. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy this free concert event.

Centennial Pool – Open daily from noon to 7 p.m. through Labor Day. Features two giant water slides, a 25-yard indoor, 50-meter outdoor, and a wading pool. Daily admission is $5 for ages 4 and older (3 and under free), season memberships also available. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

For additional information visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.

Pam Buck

Recreation Superintendent

City of Blue Springs Parks & Recreation

office 816-228-0238

cell 816-645-0287

www.bluespringsgov.com/parks


Fike Corporation to present a $10,000 check for the Veterans Way Memorial

clock July 31, 2012 10:36 by author Jeff Quibell

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: July 31, 2012

CONTACT: Kim Nakahodo, Communications Manager

Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.651.6449

Email: knakahodo@bluespringsgov.com

Fike Corporation to present a $10,000 check

for the Veterans Way Memorial

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – Fike Corporation located in Blue Springs, has agreed to be a lead partner for the Veterans Way Memorial. Chuck Kopoulos, President and CEO of Fike Corporation, will present a $10,000 check to Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross on August 3 at 9 a.m., in a special ceremony in front of Blue Springs City Hall, 903 W. Main Street.

“We are honored to be a lead partner for this historic memorial dedicated to veterans of all wars fought in defense of our nation,” said Chuck Kopoulos, President and CEO of Fike Corporation. “Fike Corporation is proud to be known as an active business partner and a supporter of our veterans in the Blue Springs community.”

“We are grateful to Fike Corporation for being one of the lead partners of The Veterans Way Memorial. Corporations like Fike help make Blue Springs the outstanding community that it is,” said Mayor Carson Ross.

The Veterans Way Memorial is dedicated to the sacrifice, courage and valor of all veterans who served our nation. The memorial identifies the site where “The Wall That Heals” was exhibited in Blue Springs in 2010. It serves as a place for personal contemplation or reflection for veterans and veterans’ families and friends, and provides a site for educating youth about the historical significance of wars fought in defense of our nation.

The Veterans Way Memorial is being funded by private donations. All funds are set up with the Truman Heartland Community Foundation, a 501-C-3 organization.

For more information, contact Eleanor Frasier, Veterans Way Memorial Chair at (816) 655-0490 or visit the memorial’s Web site, www.bluespringswallthatheals.net.

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Weekend Stuff to Do in Blue Springs

clock July 27, 2012 10:57 by author Jeff Quibell

Punk, Pass & Kick – Friday, July 27, 6 p.m. (Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.) Free for kids ages 8-15 with competition in 4 age categories. Hidden Valley Park, 6500 NW Valley View Road. 

Blue Springs Farmers Market – Saturday, July 28 from 7 a.m. to noon in downtown Blue Springs.  Home grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other items for sale that are locally grown or made by hand. The University of Missouri Extension Office will be giving a ‘Cooking of the Day’ class.

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, July 28 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Lit Fitness, 1218 NW Woods Chapel Road. High energy circuit training.

Music in the Park Concert – Sunday, July 29 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the band, Blue 88 (blues & classic rock) will perform from the gazebo at Rotary Park at Railroad Lake, 600 NW Vesper Street. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy this free concert event.

Centennial Pool – Open daily from noon to 7 p.m. through Labor Day. Features two giant water slides, a 25-yard indoor, 50-meter outdoor, and a wading pool. Daily admission is $5 for ages 4 and older (3 and under free), season memberships also available. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

For additional information visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.

Pam Buck

Recreation Superintendent

City of Blue Springs Parks & Recreation

office 816-228-0238

cell 816-645-0287

www.bluespringsgov.com/parks


Men’s Choruses from Eastern Jackson County Raise Money for John Knox Village Food Pantry

clock July 25, 2012 17:06 by author Jeff Quibell

Men’s Choruses from Eastern Jackson County
PRESENT
(a benefit for the John Knox Village Food Pantry)
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The Pavilion at John Knox
6:00 pm
featuring
Lee’s Summit UMC Men of Note
The Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus
Heart of America Barbershop Chapter’s
Handful of Harmony
Blue Springs UMC Men of Praise
John Knox Village Men’s Glee Club
Circuit Riders
A Freewill Donation is requested.
All monies will be used to assist residents at
John Knox Village


Things to do this weekend in Blue Springs

clock July 25, 2012 17:02 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs City Theatre Presents Willie Wonka – Thursday through Sunday, July 19-22 at the Blue Springs High School Auditorium, 2000 NW Ashton Drive. Performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. Tickets available on line at www.bluespringscitytheatre.com or at the box office one-half hour in advance of each performance.

Street Flick Outdoor Movie – Friday, July 20, our feature presentation, Angels in the Outfield starts as dusk. Children’s games and activities begin at 7:15 p.m. Free popcorn & water, concessions available. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and get comfortable under the stars. Downtown Blue Springs at 12th and Main Streets.

Blue Springs Farmers Market – Saturday, July 21 from 7 a.m. to noon in downtown Blue Springs.  Home grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other items for sale that are locally grown or made by hand. The University of Missouri Extension Office will be giving a ‘Cooking of the Day’ class.

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, July 21 from noon to 3 p.m. open swim at Blue Springs Family YMCA, 1901 SW Highway 40.

Music in the Park Concert – Sunday, July 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the band, Rail Dogs (blues & classic rock) will perform from the gazebo at Rotary Park at Railroad Lake, 600 NW Vesper Street. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy this free concert event.

Centennial Pool – Open daily from noon to 7 p.m. through Labor Day. Features two giant water slides, a 25-yard indoor, 50-meter outdoor, and a wading pool. Daily admission is $5 for ages 4 and older (3 and under free), season memberships also available. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

For additional information visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.

Pam Buck

Recreation Superintendent

City of Blue Springs Parks & Recreation

office 816-228-0238

cell 816-645-0287

www.bluespringsgov.com/parks


Calling all photographers!–The Blue Springs Historical Society is holding a depot photo contest.

clock July 23, 2012 17:02 by author Jeff Quibell

BLUE SPRINGS HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC.

Contact: Mary Potter                                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 20, 2012                                                                         

Cell Phone: 816-797-4870

Email: MPotterEducation@comcast.net

Blue Springs, Missouri – Calling all photographers!  The Blue Springs Historical Society is holding a depot photo contest.  The calendar will tell the story of the depot from the Save Our Depot rally in front of the depot, July 28, 2011, moving day, June 29, 2012 and today at its new home in Central Park.

Only color photos may be submitted using a minimum of 4 megapixel camera with a 300 dpi.  Contestants may submit a maximum of five (5) photos with a maximum of two (2) photos to be included in the calendar. The photographer should submit a caption for each photo submitted along with their contact information.  The winning photographers will receive recognition in the caption of their picture and a free calendar.  The Blue Springs Historical Society has set Friday, August 17, 2012, as the deadline to receive photos.  All submitted photos become the property of the Blue Springs Historical Society.  The December 2012 through December 2013 calendar will go on sale in September. Photos and their information may be emailed to Michele Cole at mcole1213@comcast.net or mailed to Blue Springs Historical Society, P.O. Box 762, Blue Springs, MO 64013 with attention Michele Cole.   

Twenty-six supporters of the Save Our Depot, move and restoration, are being given the opportunity of advertising at the bottom of a month.  There will be two advertisements on each of the 13 months.  The size of an ad is 1 1/3” x 5” width with a cost of $75.00.

Mary Potter, Blue Springs Historical Society, president and chair of Save Our Depot, said, “This calendar will become a part of our city’s history by recording the story of our community’s efforts to save a small but significant piece of our history.”  

Contacts:

Michele Cole, Photo Contest Chair, mcole1213@comcast.net or 816.229.1065

Mary Potter, Advertising Supporter Chair, MPotterEducation@comcast.net or 816.797.4870


You are cordially invited to a Meet & Greet Reception for Chris Lievsay Candidate for Missouri House District 31

clock July 23, 2012 16:21 by author Jeff Quibell
 

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The new Missouri House District 31 includes Blue Springs south of I-70, Lake Tapawingo, and south of Colbern Rd.

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Chris Lievsay is a conservative Republican for State Representative. For more information on the Missouri Republican Party and how you can get involved in campaigns at all levels you can visit www.mogop.org.

© 2012 Citizens for Chris Lievsay, All rights reserved.
Thank you for your continued support for this important election!
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Blue Springs, MO 64014


Stuff to do in Blue Springs this weekend 7/12-7/15

clock July 12, 2012 12:07 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Farmers Market – Saturday, July 14 from 7 a.m. to noon in downtown Blue Springs.  Home grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other items for sale that are locally grown or made by hand. The University of Missouri Extension Office will be giving a ‘Cooking of the Day’ class.

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to noon at Dynamic Dance, 1901 SW Highway 40. Hip Hop Dancing and 11 a.m. to noon at the MU Extension Office, 1106 W Main St. for Tai Chi class with Nina Chen.

Blue Springs City Theatre Presents Willie Wonka– Thursday through Sunday, July 12-15 at the Blue Springs High School Auditorium, 2000 NW Ashton Drive. Performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. Tickets available on line at www.bluespringscitytheatre.com or at the box office one-half hour in advance of each performance.

Music in the Park Concert – Sunday, July 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the band, Albert Flasher (classic rock) will perform from the gazebo at Rotary Park at Railroad Lake, 600 NW Vesper Street. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy this free concert event.

Centennial Pool – Open daily from noon to 7 p.m. through Labor Day. Features two giant water slides, a 25-yard indoor, 50-meter outdoor, and a wading pool. Daily admission is $5 for ages 4 and older (3 and under free), season memberships also available. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

For additional information visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.

 

Pam Buck

Recreation Superintendent

City of Blue Springs Parks & Recreation

office 816-228-0238

cell 816-645-0287

www.bluespringsgov.com/parks


BSSD TV News Update

clock July 3, 2012 11:39 by author Jeff Quibell
 

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Join the Heritage Philharmonic this July 4th for music and fireworks!

clock July 3, 2012 09:51 by author Jeff Quibell

with Heritage Philharmonic!

Join the Heritage Philharmonic as we perform a concert of patriotic and fun music at 8:15pm for the City of Sugar Creek's 4th of July celebration. We will then provide a musical accompaniment to the fireworks at 9:30pm. Plan on bringing a lawn chair or blanket!
Free Admission!
Location
Mike Onka Community Hall
11520 Putnam Street, Independence, MO (Directions)
*Parking is limited. Shuttle service available.

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