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Congratulations Stacy and Lawrence!
Mrs. Anthony Francis Porto, Jr. of Leawood is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Stacy Ann, to Lawrence Douglas Bernabe, Jr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Douglas Bernabe, Sr. of St. Louis, Missouri. Stacy is the daughter of the late Dr. Anthony Francis Porto, Jr. Stacy is a graduate of St. Teresa’s Academy.

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Insider Tip

Sunflower Gift Packaging
Margaret Hartnett of Sunflower Gift Packaging recommends personalized hot-stamped gift boxes to add a special touch of thanks with a present. Giving wine as a gift? Be sure to include a beautiful gift bag or box specifically made to fit a bottle of wine. Sunflower Gift Packaging carries boxes that can fit one, two or even three bottles of wine.

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Cheers to Volunteers

Young Variety
Lauren McCarthy has been a dedicated volunteer at Young Variety for three years. Lauren has coordinated fundraising events to support children with developmental disabilities, helped create Young Variety’s mission video and was featured onstage at the Variety Show 2012. Thank you, Lauren, for your commitment to Young Variety! 
Also featured in the September 7th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Victoria B.

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WIN for KC

Twelve hundred participants had a wonderful time at the WIN for KC Triathlon on July 27th at Smithville Lake. 
Also featured in the September 7th issue of The Independent 

Ashley Muiruri 

Cathy Wood
Michael Weatherly

Hungry participants lined up for Chris Cakes.

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Paint the Town

Brazilian Carnival

Saint Luke’s Foundation’s Paint the Town will be a lively South American fete on September 21st at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. The event will be held poolside and overlook the Plaza Art Fair for the fifth year. Brazil Academy members will perform and guests will enjoy three bands during the evening, beginning with Bossa Nova, followed by Brazilian jazz and ending with a Samba ensemble.

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