News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Nonprofit Organizations Need Our Help!

clock October 23, 2008 01:12 by author Jeff Quibell

With the arrival of fall, we enter the season of fund raisers for non-profit organizations. The Community Services League held its “Rockin’ Evening of Hope” gala last Friday. The community turned out in force to support its efforts in these difficult financial times. In addition to the support of individuals and local businesses, it was exciting to see the mayors of so many of our neighboring cities supporting CSL through their presence at the gala.

When talking about supporting our area non-profits, please remember that on Saturday, the Heritage Philharmonic will open its 64th concert season with a performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Blue Springs High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10.

You may remember that I play cello in the Philharmonic, so when you come to the concert, please introduce yourself to me during intermission. To thank you for your support, if you e-mail me your name at, I will have a “two for the price of one” certificate waiting for you at the concert will-call table. Don’t miss this exciting performance!

Get fit and have a healthier life!

clock September 25, 2008 15:01 by author Jeff Quibell

My wife Wanda and I moved to Blue Springs in 1984 because of the great school system. We were expecting our first child and like so many who live here we wanted the best for our children. We didn’t know very many people at the time, but it didn’t take long before that changed. During our time in Blue Springs we have been blessed to get to know so many of our neighbors and their families. Serving on the City Council in recent years caused that number to grow so much that I couldn’t even begin to count the number of people in town I consider to be friends. More...

Fifth Annual Princess Party to Benefit Dental for Kids Program

clock September 19, 2008 10:16 by author Jeff Quibell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Monica Meeks, StandUp Blue Springs

August 4, 2008 816-478-4500 or




Young ladies ages 2-12 will once again be the royal guests of honor at the Fifth Annual Princess Party, More...

Annual Gala for Hillcrest Transitional Housing Needs Our Help!

clock September 15, 2008 16:30 by author Jeff Quibell

image Hillcrest Transitional Housing helps those who are homeless in Eastern Jackson County transition from homelessness to self sufficiency.  In preparation for their Annual Gala they are looking for individuals and groups to donate items/baskets for their silent auction.  I know they would appreciate any help that we are able to give.

Assembled baskets should be delivered to Hillcrest Bank, 17430 E 39th St, Independence, MO 64055 no later than October 31st!  For more details download the following flyer:

Hillcrest Gala Flyer (143.66 kb)

The Gala is November 8, 2008 in the evening.

Blue Springs City Theatre Presents “Dreams Alive”

clock September 15, 2008 12:38 by author Jeff Quibell

A Gala World Premier
2008 Play Writing Competition
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008

Blue Springs High School Auditorium
2000 SW Ashton Drive
Blue Springs, MO

$20.00 per person

6:30pm—Social Hour        7:00pm—Dinner

Following dinner the World Premier presentation: More...

Heritage Philharmonic 2008-2009 Season Begins

clock September 11, 2008 23:20 by author Jeff Quibell

The Heritage Philharmonic is one of the oldest community orchestras in the Midwest.  We invite you to be part of our 2008-2009 concert season. Now in our 64th year, our community, student and professional musicians proudly provide the citizens of Jackson County with outstanding orchestra performances.  Plan to attend at least one of our concerts this year or become a season ticket holder.  Please save the following dates to attend these outstanding performances at the Blue Springs High School Performing Arts Center:

October 25, 2008 - Fall Concert - featuring Haydn's London Symphony 104 and Music from the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles
December 13, 2008 - Holiday Pops
March 21, 2009 - Winter Concert featuring Matt Johnson performing the Dvořák Cello Concerto
May 9, 2010 - Young Artists Competition Winners Performances

See all the details of the exciting season in the Season Guide section including performances of works by Schumann, Dvorak, Suk, and many others. Celebrate the holiday season with Holiday Pops and the Delta Woods Middle School Honor Choir. Hear the performances of the winners of our Young Artists Scholarship Program at our May concert.

Click on the following link to download a concert brochure and a welcome from James Murray III, Musical Director and Conducter.  Thank you for your support of the Heritage Philharmonic!

Season Brochure (556.15 kb)

Blue Springs Annual Community Prayer Breakfast

clock September 11, 2008 14:27 by author Jeff Quibell

November 7, 2008 @ Adams Pointe Conference Center
Starts at 6:00am, Breakfast Served at 6:30am

Please Join us as we Honor our Korean War Veterans.
Our featured guest speaker is KC Wolf!

More information available at

Please join us for Blue Springs FIT!

clock September 11, 2008 14:20 by author Jeff Quibell

FIT stands for Families In Training for Health & Wellness.  Join us on September 20, 2008 from Noon to 4pm at Blue Springs Vesper Stadium as we work to make Blue Springs the most FIT city in the nation!  For more information go to


Jackson County 4-H Fair

clock July 8, 2008 21:51 by author Jeff Quibell
The Jackson County 4-H Fair will be held July 9-12 at the North Spring UMC, 601 NE Jefferson Street, Blue Springs, Missouri.

The location change is due to tornado damage on Drumm farm Independence, Missouri May 2008

I encourage Blue Springs residents to stop by and walk through and view the terrific 4-H exhibits Open to the public Friday 1-9 and Saturday 1-7 p.m. Aerospace exhibition 1:30 p.m. East parking lot.

Vesper Hall July Newsletter and the Summer Activity Guide

clock July 6, 2008 20:28 by author Jeff Quibell
Vesper Hall is Blue Springs' Nationally Accredited Senior Center.  Following are links to download the summer activity guide More...