The Keystone Church in Waldo is a new faith community, born out of the union between Broadway United Methodist and Redemption Church. Their mission statement, “We want to love God, love one another, and love the world,” clearly defines this unique bond. The two congregations have been worshipping together in the same facility for several years and recently made the decision to come together under one name. Come by and see what other new and exciting things are happening with this exceptional congregation located on Wornall at 406 W 74th St.
Toys will be toys… no matter what you call them. The Toy and Miniature Museum of KC, 5235 Oak St. will soon be renamed, “The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures.”
The University of Missouri- Kansas City will be honored later this month at the 5th annual Mid-America Regional Council (MARC). The U-Pass, a joint program between UMKC and the KC Area Transportation Authority, was one of the seven projects selected. These projects are examples of success stories that promote sustainability in the region. Sustainable places are vibrant, connected and green and incorporate reinvestment, transportation and housing choices, development in corridors, design for healthier lifesyles, reservation of community characteristics and resource conservation. Way to go, UMKC!
Research Psychiatric Center, 2323 E. 63rd St., is a recipient of the 2012 Missouri Quality Award (MQA). The MQA is the official state recognition for excellence in quality leadership and the awards are given by the Excellence in Missouri Foundation. The award is recognized as one of the strongest state-level quality award programs in the country. Research Psychiatric Center is the only KC-area healthcare facility to receive one of the two statewide 2012 Missouri Quality Awards and the only freestanding behavioral health facility to ever win the MQA!
In 2011, the Brookside Community Improvement District (CID) approached Ripple Glass for help in developing a glass recycling solution for the many glass-intensive businesses in their district. The CID had taken over responsibility for trash removal and had successfully introduced a cardboard recycling program. Glass recycling was the next logical step. Two-yard glass recycling bins were placed close to restaurants and each bin is emptied weekly by Deffenbaugh Industries, which then delivers the glass to Ripple’s processing facility. With this effort, Brookside CID has reduced its trash volume and expense, and as a result, has freed up parking spaces once taken up by dumpsters.
The Linda Hall Library invites you to attend a screening of Life in a Day, produced by director Ridley Scott, on November 27 at 2:00 p.m. in the Library's auditorium. July 24, 2010 was a single day captured on film. Discover the interesting compilation of footage used to create a snapshot of experiences of people from around the world. Running time: 90 minutes. The Library is located at 5109 Cherry. Library hours are Monday through Friday, 10am to 2pm. For more information and upcoming events, visit www.lindahall.org or contact Eric Ward, 816-926-8753.
Commerce Bank, 6336 Brookside Plaza, is open and welcoming home their loyal customers who have been patient with the interruption in service during construction of the new bank. A spacious lobby, conference room and private offices are just a few of the wonderful enhancements that are offered. Brookside finally has an outdoor clock! Parking opportunities have improved and the carefully crafted architecture reflects the traditional charm of Brookside. Be sure to stop in and visit with the outstanding professionals and learn what products and services they can offer. Special thanks to Commerce Bank for the reinvestment made into the community!
Wednesday, October 17, 11:45 a.m.
Presentation by Jane Chu, Kansas City Performing Arts Center
Location: Wornall Road Baptist Church, 400 W Meyer Blvd.
Catered by: Panera Bread
Please RSVP by October 16 to (816) 523-5553. RSVP’s required
Wednesday, October 24, 8-9 a.m.
Location: St. Elizabeth’s Church, 2 E. 75th St.
Join with friends, learn what’s new in the neighborhood!
Ghost tours and Paranormal Investigations
6 p.m. on Oct. 18, 19, 26, 27
John Wornall House Museum, 6115 Wornall Rd.
Visit www.wornallhouse.org for details.
Brookside Trick or Treat Street
Wednesday, October 31, 4-6 p.m.
62nd to Meyer, Main to Wornall Rd.
Saturday, November 2, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
51st and Oak Street- UMKC parking lot