Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgMission Gateway developer Tom Valenti. Photo courtesy Bill Nichols.Gateway developer set to head to court in February to face lawsuit from contractor. Tom Valenti’s The Cameron Group in February will head to Johnson County District Court to face a lawsuit brought by Henderson Engineers, which claims the Mission Gateway developer failed to pay for $405,690 worth of work on the project. [Trial set for February in contractor lawsuit against Mission Gateway developer — The Pitch]Valenti says he is committed to Gateway, but won’t guess when project will start. Even as his company faces lawsuits from Henderson and other contractors, Mission Gateway developer Tom Valenti says he’s committed to the project. Valenti told KMBZ this week that he intends to continue work on a proposal for a mixed-use development. “We’ve been at this since 2005, 2006. We want to make it come to fruition, so we’re hanging in there. We’ve invested an incredible amount of money, but we try to finish what we start,” Valenti told the radio station. [Developer of the Mission Gateway says his firm is still committed — KMBZ]Roeland Park is calling on artists, musicians for Music Under the Stars. Roeland Park is planning a celebration of music, art and community from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11 at the Roeland Park Community Center. It is inviting piano players and other musicians to take part as well as artists who would like to display their art or provide face painting. Musicians can play one to three selections. The event will take place at the Pianos on Parade installation outdoors. To perform or contribute, contact Lanee Morales-Fowler at [email protected] no later than July 5.Prairie Village schedules meeting on Meadowbrook park financing proposal. The city of Prairie Village on Monday will hold a public meeting to answer questions on the financing structure that’s proposed for the Meadowbrook redevelopment project, which will create a new public park on the site of the former country club. The meeting will be Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at City Hall.The Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.last_img read more

Patricia Gandolfo Earns All-America Honors

first_imgPatricia Gandolfo Earns All-America Honors Patricia Gandolfo (Photo by Harding University) Sharecenter_img LEXINGTON, Ky.  – Patricia Gandolfo (Porto Alegre, Brazil/Missouri State – West Plains) tops off her decorated two-year career at West Florida with the highest honor among volleyball awards with an AVCA All-America third team selection. The award is a first for the senior, becoming just the second All-American in UWF volleyball history.Gandolfo ranked nationally in blocks per set and led the Argos to the NCAA Division II South Region semifinals. She earned two AVCA All-South Region and two Daktronics All-South Region selections in her two years at West Florida, and now adds the All-America nod to her list of awards. The middle hitter was among three representatives of the entire Gulf South Conference on the All-America list alongside North Alabama’s Alison Jacobs and Sarah Roberts.She finishes her career with seven total Gulf South Conference player of the week nods in just two years, while collecting two consecutive All-GSC first team awards. A co-captain for the Argonauts, Gandolfo led the team in kills, blocks, and aces in 2009, and finishes her careers in multiple top-ten categories in the record books. Perhaps her best record at UWF is a .312 career hitting percentage that ranks her second among all players in the program’s history.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Kobuszewski’s 3 TD’s Can’t Stop Brush’s Comeback, Arcs Win 21-20 In WRC Thriller

first_img NEO HS Staff Related Topics By: Robert HuffWhen speaking to Brush Coach Jeff Fink before tonight’s game against Chardon, he mentioned that the Arcs got humbled last week in their 24-13 loss to North High. Brush got back to fundamentals during a good week of practice. After which, Coach Fink feels that his team not so much took something from the loss, but how much more important tonight’s game in front of them is. And in the end, they played like it by pulling out a comeback victory over Chardon 21-20 in a nail-biter.After a scoreless first quarter, the action picked up in the middle of the second quarter. With 7:33 remaining in the half, a first-down hand off by Chardon became a fumble recovered by Brush after a devastating hit by Junior Linebacker Kyle Bunnaman. On the ensuing play from scrimmage, Brush scored on a 34-yard long run by Junior running back Mitchell Kellogg III. The Hilltoppers would not answer back until the second half, where they took a 14-7 lead after two touchdown runs of eight and six yards by Chardon quarterback Andrew Kobuszewski. The Arcs finally answered back with 6:31 remaining in the game with a second score on the night by Kellogg III, but failed on the two-point conversion. The score cut the lead to 14-13. On Brush’s next drive with their backs against the wall on fourth and seven, the Arcs’ Quarterback Godwin Joe flung the ball towards the right hash mark to his wide receiver Donovan Johnson for the 45-yard touchdown to give Brush the seven-point lead after also completing the two point conversion on this drive. Now down 21-14 with 3:03 left in the contest, Chardon drove down to the Brush 4-yard line before Kobuszewski scampered in for the score on then keeper. With the game on the line and possibly the conference title, Chardon decided to go for two and the win. Sticking to their bread and butter that was working all night, the Hilltoppers choose a QB keeper as the play once again, but this time Kobuszewski was snuffed out at the one-yard line by Brush Senior linebacker Bradford Eason on the conversion. After the onside kick attempt by Chardon went out of bounds, the Arcs knelt on the ball twice to preserve the 21-20 victory.Brush held 427-343 advantage in yardage. Both quarterbacks led their teams statline, with Joe accumulating 360 total yards (323 passing, 37 rushing) and Kobuszewski accounting for 239 (153 rushing, 86 passing). But Kobuszewski and the Hilltoppers also a had four turnovers (2 Int’s, 2 fumbles) in this game that help to contribute to the loss. With the win, Brush (6-2, 4-1 WRC) are tied with Chardon (6-2, 4-1) atop the league and took a big step toward a Division II playoff berth with two games left this season. Brush’s win tightens the WRC race. Not only are Brush and Chardon tied atop the league, but North and Kenston are a game back with the same 3-2 league records. Up next for both teams, Brush will be taking on Riverside, while Chardon will face Kenston. Both games will be at 7pm next Friday.last_img read more

Twins Top Tigers, Lead Series 3-0

first_imgThe Minnesota Twins came from behind to beat the Detroit Tigers and notched their fifth straight win Saturday night.Detroit took a 1-0 lead over Minnesota in the opening inning. That score stood until the Twins got on the board and tied it up 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth. In the top of the seventh, the Tigers opened up a 3-1 lead. Minnesota closed the gap to 3-2 in the bottom frame. Then in the ninth, the Twins ran in two to win the game 4-3. 360p 720p HD Miguel Sano had two RBIs and a solo home run on three hits. Byron Buxton finished the day with the game-winning walk-off single. Jake Cave, Ehire Adrianza, Nelson Cruz each ran one in for Minnesota.Kenta Maeda threw eight strikeouts and allowed two hits and three runs in the first six innings. Tyler Clippard tallied one strikeout and three hits in the seventh inning and Jorge Alcala closed out the final two with three strikeouts and two hits.The Twins improve to 25-16 and now lead the series 3-0. The two teams with take the field for game four on Sunday. Pre-game starts at 12:00 p.m. on AM 1240 and 95.3 FM WJON.Easy Summery Pineapple Ice PopsAbbey MinkeWhat You Will Need For These Cool TreatsThese ice pops are really simple, and would make a great “last week of summer activity” for the kids. Abbey Minke1 1/2 Cups of Pineapple JuiceAdd the juice to a blender. Abbey Minke1 Can of Coconut MilkYou can use either lite or full fat coconut milk. I used lite because that is what I had in the house. Abbey Minke1 tbsp of Pure Maple SyrupThis ingredient is optional, but I think even this small touch of sweetness is perfect for cutting through the acidity of the pineapple. Abbey MinkePour Into Popsicle MoldsI found this really fun pineapple mold at Walmart for $1.50 and it is what inspired the recipe. It is just so fun and summery. Abbey MinkeAdd in 1 Small Can of Pineapple Tidbits and BlendMake sure that the pineapple pieces are totally blended in, unless you are into pineapple chunks in your pops. It’s all based on preference. Abbey MinkeThe Finished ProductPop it out of the mold, and enjoy the flavors of summer before Pumpkin Spice consumes everything. Auto (360p) 1080p HDcenter_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56490 1/1 About Connatix V56490last_img read more