News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Blue Springs residents are invited to join the Let’s Move! Blue Springs initiative

clock May 16, 2011 14:43 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs residents are invited to join the Let’s Move! Blue Springs initiative, facilitated by StandUp Blue Springs in coordination with the City of Blue Springs and more than 10 community partners.  Help us identify projects in Blue Springs around healthy eating and active living.

Let’s Move! Blue Springs Public Summits
Saturdays, June 18 and July 9, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Freshman Center Commons, 2103 NW Vesper, Blue Springs, MO 64105.

These events are open to the public.  Feel free to invite a friend.  Registration is required.
Call the StandUp office at (816) 478-4500 with your name and email, visit,
or email

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

First Blue Springs event on the ‘Civil War’s 150 Year Anniversary’~ April 19, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

clock April 2, 2011 15:22 by author Jeff Quibell

First Blue Springs event on the ‘Civil War’s 150 Year Anniversary’~ April 19, 6:00 – 9:00 pm ~ Masonic Hall, 308 S.W. Main Street, downtown Blue Springs ~ Civil War Speaker Greg Higginbotham ~ Overview of the Civil War; Missouri and Jackson County’s Role ~ Speaker Mayor Carson Ross ‘Growing Up in Arkansas 100 years after the Civil War ~ Blue Springs Historical Society sponsor at their 35 year dinner/meeting ~ Meal cost $15.00/person ~ Public invited. RSVP by April 15 to Mary Potter – or 797-4870

JAG TV just keeps getting better

clock April 2, 2011 15:05 by author Jeff Quibell

Very impressed. Their reporting skills keep getting better.  Not only are all these stories "strong" and touching, but please notice the structure of their writing and how they voice the content in each peace.  BTW - they came up with their own story ideas.....I was just there to help and guide these talented young broadcasters.

This runs only 12 minutes...please find the time to watch and share. Oh..and if any of you want to send a message (fan mail) to Jag TV Students...send it to me via this e-mail...I'll print it out and share with these kids. They work very hard and I think it's time for some fan mail!!!  Enjoy the's the link.

Pete Grigsby

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

Just a reminder that this is the last week to register for the Blue Springs spring softball program

clock March 14, 2011 12:18 by author Jeff Quibell

News from the City of Blue Springs



903 W Main Street Blue Springs, MO 64015 |  P: 816.228.0137 |  F: 816.228.7592 | 

Just a reminder that this is the last week to register for the spring softball program.  Attached is league information and registration form.  Registration can be taken over the phone with Visa, Discover or MasterCard at 816-228-0137 or fax your registration information to 816-228-7592.  Leagues are filling up fast, so call today!
For questions or more information, call Parks and Recreation at (816) 228-0137.


Another Great JAG-TV Episode

clock March 12, 2011 09:29 by author Jeff Quibell

imageRunning time 17:00 and not a second wasted.  These kids continue to amaze me with quality broadcasting work.  With Spring Break, please, if you have some free time, share with others…it’s fun.  The product speaks for itself

Thanks for supporting Jag TV…..

This one scheduled to air this weekend on Comcast 15/ATT 99 through the following week.

Have a great Break……

   Pete Grigsby

Paul Consiglio Education Center

1501 NW Jefferson Street

Blue Springs, MO  64015

816-224-1740  X-314

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