Studio RM Garnder Presents: The Summer Draw

Start off the September Troost Art Hop on the second Friday (September 12) at Studio RM Gardner, 1017 E. 55th St., for a special Troost Ave CID Happy Hour event from 6-7pm. The reception, “The Summer Draw,” will continue from 7-10pm for the public arts crawl. This exhibition will feature a salon-style collection of drawings from the artist's wide-ranging summer drawing project. Light refreshments will be available. See previews of the artwork on the artist's website at

Gillis Supply Wish List

Summer is passing by quickly and before long kiddos will be headed back to the classroom. Here is your chance to make a HUGE difference in the lives of those students who need your help. Gillis needs the following items:

Pens, Pencils, Colored Pencils, Glue Sticks, Tissues, Markers, Scissors, Pencil Cases, Notebook Paper, Pocket Folders, Crayons, Highlighters, Rulers, Dividers, 3 Ring Binders, Spiral Notebooks and Index Cards.

Plan. Prepare. Prevail

Disasters strike families and businesses every day. Locating and gathering important financial documents and information in the weeks and months following a flood, fire, tornado or other disaster can be a frustrating process. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has introduced Plan. Prepare. Prevail. resources to assist you.

These resources offer a convenient way for individuals, families and small business owners to learn about what financial documents and records they need to

Celebrating the Gems of Southtown

You are cordially invited to attend the Southtown Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, August 15, 2014. Join us at the Uptown Theatre, 411 Valentine Rd. from 11am-1pm to celebrate those businesses, organizations and individuals who have "shown their true colors" over the last year as the "Gems of Southtown." Sponsorships, tables and single tickets are available ranging from $2000 - $50.

Troost Avenue is Sparklin', thanks to the Troopers

In January 2014, in the midst of the snow and freezing temperatures, the Troost Avenue Troopers began their efforts to beautify the Troost Ave Corridor from 46th St. south to 75th St. and along 63rd St. from Pener Plaza west to Rockhill Rd. Now that Mother Nature is cooperating, the three-person crew of Moonlight Sweeping, Inc., known as the Troost Ave. Troopers, are hard at work addressing trash, weeds and graffiti.