News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

6th Annual Pooches on the Parkway set for May 15th

clock May 11, 2011 07:35 by author Jeff Quibell


6th Annual Pooches on the Parkway!
Sunday, May 15th, 2011
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm
Wilbur Young Park

1200 SE Adams Dairy Parkway in Blue Springs

(adjacent to Blue Springs South High School)

Sponsorship & Vendor Opportunities Available

For more information go to

FLOWER POWER – Peace, Love & Rainbows

clock March 21, 2011 17:06 by author Jeff Quibell


March 21, 2011

Jill Calvert, Director of Development


FLOWER POWER – Peace, Love & Rainbows

You won’t want to miss the “Over the Rainbow Auction Gala XXII” as we raise funds during a groovy evening of “FLOWER POWER – Peace, Love & Rainbows” on April 9, 2011

at Riverport Landing (property of Cerner). Our signature event, lead by 2011 co-chairs Joy Hobick and Lydia Jeter, provides operational support for our very unique programming for children and adults with developmental disabilities such as; Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and behavioral challenges.

Over 400 guests will attend this exciting evening, eager to bid in both the silent and live auctions from hundreds of different items! Our auction includes far out merchandise, art, entertainment certificates, travel packages and collectibles. Last year our auction gala raised over $125,000.00! All proceeds benefit the children and adults with disabilities who attend Rainbow Center and Rainbow Options.

If you would like more information on sponsoring a table, donating items, purchasing program advertising or reserving your seats, call Jill Calvert, Director of Development, at 816-229-3869. To gain more information, visit our website at!

“Over the Rainbow Auction Gala XXII”

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Riverport Landing (property of Cerner)

6711 NE Birmingham Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64117

5:30 p.m. ...................... Doors Open and Silent Auction

7:30 p.m.................................................... Dinner & Program

8:30 p.m............................................................. Voice Auction

Rainbow Center Newsletter is Available Online

clock March 8, 2011 13:48 by author Jeff Quibell

The Rainbow Center E-News is now available at:

Libby Winslow

Administrative Assistant

Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders

900 NW Woods Chapel Rd.

Blue Springs, MO 64015

816-229-3869/ FAX 816-229-4260

Responsible Unleashed Fun for Fido host the 3rd Annual Chili Dog Dinner & Silent Auction on January 15, 2011

clock January 10, 2011 10:41 by author Jeff Quibell


3rd Annual Chili Dog Dinner & Silent Auction, Saturday January 15th, 2011.

5:00-7:00 pm at Vesper Hall, 400 NW Vesper St.

Adults:  $7.00       Children:  $4.00    3 and under are free



Dinner includes:

Chili and chili dogs with a variety of toppings, Beverage (iced tea, coffee or lemonade) & Dessert

Please join us for Breakfast with the CEO of St Mary’s Medical Center

clock January 7, 2011 12:09 by author Jeff Quibell



Breakfast with the CEO

clip_image003As a special friend of St. Mary's Medical Center Foundation, please be our guest at an informal and informative breakfast with Annette Small, CEO of St. Mary's.
You are also welcome to bring a friend with you.

DATE: Friday, January 28, 2011

TIME: 8 - 9 a.m.

LOCATION: St. Mary's Medical Center Education Center (2nd floor)

MORE: Reservations required. Please call Malinda at 816-655-5363 or email her at by Tuesday, January 25th.


StandUp and Be One of Us – An opportunity to support Your Community

clock December 30, 2010 14:51 by author Jeff Quibell



JOIN US ON 1-11-11

"StandUp and Be One of Us"

Co-hosts Jan Castle and Carol Journagan

January 11, 2011

Tuesday, 5 - 6:30 pm

StandUp Blue Springs Office

700 NE R.D. Mize Road, Suite 104

Blue Springs, MO  64014


Please step into our Advisory Circle

Feel free to bring a guest

For your best consideration and as valued entertainment

please enjoy listening to our Board Members deliver our


describing current StandUp community engagements:

Dental for Kids, Princess Party, Sparkle Smile Academy

Wellness Directory, Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives, Meet Me for a Mile, Summits

And our support for community events such as

Trick or Treat Street, Chicago Lights, Girls on the Run

By evening's end we would welcome your pledge for support

- in time, passion and creativity -

to StandUp Blue Springs and the

community engagement(s) of your choice


RSVP Carol 228-8958, or                    Wine and Cheese Bar            Comfortable business attire




StandUp Blue Springs | PO Box 614 | Blue Springs | MO | 64013


Kids to “Shop with a Blue Springs Cop” for the Holidays

clock December 17, 2010 09:59 by author Jeff Quibell






DATE: December 17, 2010

CONTACT: Detective Jeremy Dickstein

Phone: 816.228.0261 or 816.785.4409


Kids to “Shop with a Blue Springs Cop” for the Holidays

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – The Blue Springs Police Department and Members of the Blue Springs Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association will participate in “Shop with a Blue Springs Cop” at 7 a.m., Saturday, December 18, at the Target Store in the Adams Dairy Landing shopping center, 1040 NE Coronado, Blue Springs, MO.

Twenty Blue Springs Police Department officers will volunteer their time by spending it with twenty students from Blue Springs area schools. This program allows disadvantaged children to shop with an officer and purchase $100 worth of holiday gifts for their families.

The “Shop with a Blue Springs Cop” program is an opportunity for children to socialize with officers in a positive atmosphere and reinforce the fact that police officers are friends in the community.

“This is the first year that we have done this event and we are excited to be able to do it here in Blue Springs. These types of events help build relationships between area kids and police officers,” said Officer David Brotherton of the Blue Springs Police Department. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to help make sure these children and their families have a great Christmas this year.”

Following the shopping event, participants will join officers at the Adams Dairy Pointe Conference Center for a gift wrapping session and K-9 demonstration followed by lunch.

This event is sponsored by: Target, Adams Pointe Conference, Adams Pointe Golf, Advanced Auto Parts, All Star Trophy, Auto Zone, Belfonte Ice Cream, Blue Springs Animal Hospital, Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce, Blue Springs Service Center, Inc., Bob Evans, Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting, City of Blue Springs Police Department, Clearlakes Insurance Agency, LLC, Chuck Zuvers, Colonial Hills Community of Christ, Cosentino’s Price Chopper, Doug Scheweidart, Fletcher’s J Bar S Western Store, Fun House Pizza, Northern Lights Pizza, Hy-Vee, Kennedy’s Jewelers, Kwik Kopy, LaMar’s Donuts, Lunar Bowl, Memories on Main Tea Room and Café, Missouri Mavericks, Minsky’s Pizza, Nina’s Hair Design, Olive Garden, Roma Bakery, Salon Bellezzio, Boy Scout Troop #692, Scrapbook Workshoppe, Special Events on Main Street, Therapeutic Massage & Bodyworks, Vesper Hall, Village Gardens, Zingz Art and Homemade Gourmet.

To donate, volunteer or for more information, call Officer Brotherton at (816) 935-6770.