Blue Hills Community Services makes Southtown Sparkle!

The Southtown Council Environment and Public Works Committee selected Blue Hills Community Services (BHCS). BHCS has maintained a commitment to communities in the urban core of KC for 32 years and plays a vital role in assuring that the many social, physical, and infrastructure needs of the community can be met. “We offer solutions that support the positive development of communities by stabilizing neighborhoods and improving residents’ lives,” states Joanne Bussinger, BHCS Executive Director.

Tulips on Troost- Volunteers Needed Every Saturday

Roll up your sleeves to help with the Tulips on Troost project! Volunteers will work together on Saturdays between now and November 4 to till the ground, to build tulip beds, and to plant bulbs along Troost Avenue. To schedule a planting day, please contact Alicia Douglas at (816) 501-4306 or or Durwin Rice at (816) 812-8530 or with the date, time, and number of people in your group.


Are YOU a Dislocated Worker?

Dislocated workers include those who have been downsized, laid off or forced into early retirement; individuals who have been downsized and are now employed in positions for which they are overqualified; and/or other dislocated categories and considerations depending on the individual situation.

Merrigan & Company Sparkles

Merrigan & Co., 1012 E. 55th, is the recipient of this month’s Southtown Council September Sparkle Award. A writing and marketing services agency in the KC area for nearly 20 years, Merrigan & Co. has called the corner of 55th and Troost “home” since February 2006.

Get Your Shovels Ready

Now is the time to begin getting your flower beds ready for the October tulip planting season. The “Tulips on Troost Avenue” Project got a kick start several weeks ago when Rockhurst students and neighborhood volunteers installed ten flower beds around the tree wells on the west side of Troost in the 5500 block. It looks wonderful! More tree wells are available if you are interested in helping, just call Durwin Rice at 816-361-6825.