News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Stuff to do this weekend–July 20-21

clock July 18, 2013 14:36 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Farmers Market – Saturday, July 20 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.

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, July 20 11 a.m. to noon. Dynamic Dance, 1901 SW Hwy 40 – Sock Hop Dance Party, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Watson Rolladium, 513 WE Keystone Drive. Open roller skating.

Music in the Park Concert Series – Sunday, July 21, 6-8 p.m. in Rotary Park at Railroad, 400 NW Vesper Street . Featuring Knuckle Busters – blues & rock  sponsored by B2 Lighting FX.

Centennial Pool-Plex – Open noon to 7 p.m. daily.  25-yard Indoor, 50-meter outdoor pool featuring two water-slides, and zero-depth wading pool area with children’s water features. The pool-plex 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.


Red, White and Blue Springs! City Fireworks Features Fun, Fireworks and Music

clock July 3, 2013 10:35 by author Jeff Quibell

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CITY OF BLUE SPRINGS, MISSOURI

MEDIA ALERT

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903 W. Main Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015 — P: 816.228.0110 — F: 816.228.7592 — www.bluespringsgov.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: July 1, 2013

CONTACT: Kim Nakahodo, Communications Manager

Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.651.6449

Email: knakahodo@bluespringsgov.com

Red, White and Blue Springs! City Fireworks Features Fun, Fireworks and Music

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – The City of Blue Springs invites residents to an Independence Day celebration on Thursday, July 4 at Peve Stadium, 2000 NW Ashton Drive. Guests are welcome to arrive as early as 6:30 p.m. to get a good spot and concessions will be available for the event.

The City has partnered with KFKF-FM Country 94.1 to present a special concert beginning at 7 p.m. featuring Columbia Nashville recording artist Tyler Farr with special guest 6 Degrees West kicking off the free show.

The fireworks display will begin after the concert at 9:30 p.m. Watching a professional fireworks display is a safe, family-friendly way to enjoy the holiday – and it’s free! In case of inclement weather, the display will be moved to Friday, July 5.

This year’s display is sponsored by the City of Blue Springs, KFKF-FM Country 94.1, the Blue Springs McDonalds and the Blue Springs Courtyard by Marriot.

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Red, White and Blue Springs - City Fireworks Features Fun Fireworks and Music

clock July 1, 2013 14:24 by author Jeff Quibell

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CITY OF BLUE SPRINGS, MISSOURI

MEDIA ALERT

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903 W. Main Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015 — P: 816.228.0110 — F: 816.228.7592 — www.bluespringsgov.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: July 1, 2013

CONTACT: Kim Nakahodo, Communications Manager

Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.651.6449

Email: knakahodo@bluespringsgov.com

Red, White and Blue Springs! City Fireworks Features Fun, Fireworks and Music

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – The City of Blue Springs invites residents to an Independence Day celebration on Thursday, July 4 at Peve Stadium, 2000 NW Ashton Drive. Guests are welcome to arrive as early as 6:30 p.m. to get a good spot and concessions will be available for the event.

The City has partnered with KFKF-FM Country 94.1 to present a special concert beginning at 7 p.m. featuring Columbia Nashville recording artist Tyler Farr with special guest 6 Degrees West kicking off the free show.

The fireworks display will begin after the concert at 9:30 p.m. Watching a professional fireworks display is a safe, family-friendly way to enjoy the holiday – and it’s free! In case of inclement weather, the display will be moved to Friday, July 5.

This year’s display is sponsored by the City of Blue Springs, KFKF-FM Country 94.1, the Blue Springs McDonalds and the Blue Springs Courtyard by Marriot.

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Blue Springs 8 Announces Grand Opening–Come see our newly remodeled movie theatre

clock June 25, 2013 16:02 by author Jeff Quibell

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION
imageBlue Springs 8 Theatre Announces the GRAND Opening of the New 8-Screen All-Digital Movie Theatre in Blue Springs, MO.

Under new ownership and management, the Blue Springs 8 Theatre will open the New 8-screen, all-digital movie complex on Thursday, June 27th, 2013. The New 8 located at 1901 NW Hwy 7, Blue Springs MO 64015 will showcase new screens, new concession, new seats, enhanced sound systems, and digital presentation in every auditorium. The theatre will feature RealD 3D capability in three of the auditoriums.

"The newly renovated Blue Springs 8 will be the perfect complement to the incredible community of Blue Springs” states Bob Hartley, Blue Springs 8 Owner. "We've experienced overwhelming support and great encouragement from so many within this community. City staff, School District Personnel, Students, local business men and women and pretty much everyone we have encountered on this journey have cheered us on. It was this overwhelming support from the community at large that convinced us that providing Blue Springs with a top quality local movie theatre, was the right investment to make. It is our commitment to always provide the Blue Springs Community the best entertainment experience they could wish for. “

The New 8 offers the latest technology, cutting edge amenities and customer-preferred options all under one roof. The amenities include:

  • State-of-the-art viewing environment. 
  • Digital projection powered by NEC projectors; RealD 3D capability. 
  • Custom digital surround sound system featuring the latest in sound technology that will enable customers to hear the movie as the filmmakers intended. 
  • A completely renovated lobby with a new crew-serve concession stand - offering freshly-popped popcorn, Coca-Cola fountain beverages and favorite candy brands, nachos, pretzels, hotdogs and so much more. 
  • A lounge area in the lobby that can easily be set up for small parties. 
  • All new plush seating in all auditoriums. 
  • 54” row spacing allowing plenty of leg room between seats. 
  • The friendliest professional staff guided by a seasoned management team committed to you, the community.

Several grand opening activities and offers are planned. Our ribbon cutting ceremony, with Pete Grigsby as the master of ceremony, will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday June 27th. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday of our opening weekend (6/28, 6/29 & 6/30), all customers will enjoy $5.00 discounted ticket pricing for the 1pm show time. 3D shows are only $8.00 at the 1pm shows. In addition, all show times will offer $1 medium soda and $1 medium popcorn pricing. More information and show times can be found at http://www.bluesprings8theatre.com/

For daily updates please follow us on Face book - Blue Springs 8 Theatre, and on Twitter – BlueSprings8


8th Annual Pooches on the Parkway!

clock May 7, 2013 09:13 by author Jeff Quibell

SAVE THE DATE!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Young Park

1200 SE Adams Dairy Parkway

Our 8th annual event features a leisurely dog walk at 9 a.m. then stop by the exhibit area to view dog related products, services, and adoption groups. Watch demonstrations and join in various games and contests which makes this one of our most popular events!

Click here for event information and registration


Blue Springs is taking back unwanted prescription drugs on April 27

clock April 10, 2013 10:22 by author Jeff Quibell

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CITY OF BLUE SPRINGS, MISSOURI

MEDIA ADVISORY

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903 W. Main Street Blue Springs, MO 64015  —  P: 816.228.0110  —  F: 816.228.7592  —  W: www.bluespringsgov.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE:              April 10, 2013

CONTACT:      Kim Nakahodo, Communications Manager

                        Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.651.6449

                        Email: knakahodo@bluespringsgov.com

Blue Springs is taking back unwanted prescription drugs on April 27

Blue Springs, Mo.On April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Blue Springs Police Department has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to give residents an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to the Blue Springs Public Safety Building located at 1100 SW Smith Street.  This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.  Due to the drop-off nature of this program, no needles of any kind are accepted.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Last September, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners.  In its five previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 2 million pounds—over a thousand tons—of pills. 

Four days after the first event, Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them.  The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances.  DEA is drafting regulations to implement the Act.  Until new regulations are in place, local law enforcement agencies like the Blue Springs Police Department and the DEA will continue to offer prescription drug take-back events.

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Kim Nakahodo

Communications Manager

City of Blue Springs, Mo.

903 W. Main Street

Blue Springs, MO 64015

Phone:   (816) 655-0497

             (816) 651-6449

Fax:       (816) 228-7592

Email:    knakahodo@bluespringsgov.com

www.bluespringsgov.com

Twitter:  bluespringsgov

www.facebook.com/bluespringsgov


Going Country for Jackson County Family Week

clock April 9, 2013 16:00 by author Jeff Quibell

St. Mary's Health Fair

Join us!

Health Screenings & Information

  • Cholesterol checks (fasting or non-fasting-first 60 people)
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sugar
  • Bone density
  • Carotid doppler screenings (limited availability - sign up at fair for an appointment)
  • Stroke risk assessment
  • Sleep assessment
  • Foot screening
  • Balance testing
  • Grip strength testing

Other Activities

  • American Cancer Society's Epic Colon
  • Petting zoo
  • Pony rides
  • Face painting
  • Farmers market