News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Pooches in the Pool–Sept 15

clock September 10, 2012 17:42 by author Jeff Quibell

2012 Blue Springs Pooches in the Pool
(Fundraiser for the Blue Springs Dog Park)

Saturday, September 15
12 noon – 3 pm

At ‘The Blue’ Blue Springs Centennial Pool-Plex, 2401 NW Ashton Drive

New this year – MOKAN DockDogs Demo!

$6 Dog Swim

Pam Buck
Recreation Superintendent
City of Blue Springs Parks & Recreation
office 816-228-0238
cell 816-645-0287

www.bluespringsgov.com/parks


Weekend Activities in Blue Springs 8/10-8/12

clock August 10, 2012 09:59 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Farmers Market – Saturday, Aug. 11 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. 11 from 2:00–4:00 p.m. Lunar Bowl, 2001 NW 7 Highway. 

Music in the Park Concert – Sunday, Aug. 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the band, Johnny Rampage (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


Remember to Vote On August 7, 2012!

clock August 6, 2012 10:02 by author Jeff Quibell

clip_image002Tomorrow is Election Day and with it will come the end of the first round of negative advertisements, half-truths and exaggerated claims of who voted for what and why. One local candidate stands head and shoulders above that negativity, focused solely on the positive and responding honestly and with integrity to the issues that concern the residents.

Chris Lievsay, a colleague of mine on the Blue Springs City Council, is running to represent Blue Springs in the Missouri House of Representatives. While his opponent has joined the chorus of negative campaigning, Chris has remained focused on what is best for Blue Springs.

During Chris’s time on the city council he has been an advocate for the development of the Adams Dairy Landing shopping center. This important development has brought quality shopping to Blue Springs, supports our local economy by bringing new jobs and growth, and is fully supporting itself financially without subsidy from the city of Blue Springs, while bringing additional sales tax revenue.

Chris worked with the rest of the council to insure that the Woods Chapel Road redevelopment projects began on time and as promised. These important updates to our Western boundary will bring new opportunities for long-awaited development.

Along with 60% of our residents Chris supported substantial improvements to public safety in our community. Improvements include a new digital radio system mandated by the federal government and the addition of 17 new positions within the police department, 10 of which are on the street protecting our residents.

Chris actively supports the priorities of the Blue Springs School District and will protect the school district funding that insures that our schools remain the best in the nation. As a strong education advocate, this is one of the highest priorities for Chris.

Chris’s dedication and commitment to Blue Springs has been vital to the growth and betterment of our community. Now more than ever we need an advocate at the state level who truly understands and represents the needs of our community. I heartily give my endorsement to Chris Lievsay to be the first State Representative of the new District 31 which will represent a substantial portion of our city. Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 is Election Day. I encourage you to vote and support Chris Lievsay. He is the best choice, the right choice to represent us in Jefferson City.


BSHS 3rd Annual Football Auction

clock August 1, 2012 11:45 by author Jeff Quibell

BSHS 3rd Annual Football Auction

August 11th at the BSHS Commons

Come join us for Olive Garden for dinner

followed by our silent and live auctions!!

Dinner is $12.50

This is a great way to help support our BSHS Wildcat players and have fun while doing it!

Doors open at 5:15

Dinner at 5:30 and Live Auction bidding starts at 6:15pm

Items include: Home game side line passes, Pre-Game Dinner Deck Parties, Branson Condo Get-a-way packages, Chiefs Signed Footballs, 2 Reserved Student parking spots for an entire semester and much more!!

Contact Renee Weddle at brweddle@att.net with any questions


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


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