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The Midwest Innocence Project

Faces of Innocence
April 29th is the date for The Midwest Innocence Project’s Faces of Innocence dinner. Judy Overton and Phyllis Norman are serving as co-chairmen of the event to be held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Michael Morton, who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 25 years in prison, is the guest speaker.

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2015 Man and Woman of the Year

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Passion
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Mid-America Chapter’s 2015 Man and Woman of the Year winners will be announced at the Grand Finale event on May 14th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Vote for your favorite candidate at

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Craig Sole Designs

Insider Tip
Craig Sole enjoys helping people create beautiful tablescapes. Craig recommends that hosts be aware that some people do not appreciate overpowering, scented flowers at the dining table. Keep in mind that the palate and nose are connected, and guests will have a wonderful time!

Also featured in the March 21, 2015 issue of The Independent 

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Congratulations, Lauren & Alexander!

Mr. and Mrs. David Edward Williamson of Berea, Ohio, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Mary Williamson, to Alexander Lamonte Parker, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Sawyer Parker of Our Town. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Novak and the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Williamson. Lauren is a graduate of Berea High School in Berea, Ohio.

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2015 Art and Design Auction

Kansas City Art Institute
Come one, come all to an event you have to see to believe. On June 6th, an evening of art and atmosphere will be assembled on the beautiful campus of the Kansas City Art Institute. The 2015 Art and Design Auction will feature the amazing works of faculty and alumni artists. Chairmen Liz and Nate Orr will serve as the Ring Masters for the exciting evening, where guests will enjoy fabulous fare and electric entertainment.

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