Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Kansas Sen. Kay Wolf is the new chair of Women in Government.
Kansas Sen. Kay Wolf is the new chair of Women in Government.

Sen. Kay Wolf elected to chair Women in Government board. Prairie Village Sen. Kay Wolf was recently elected the chair of the board of Women in Government, a bipartisan group out of Washington, D.C. that focuses on empowering female state legislators. “We are honored to have Senator Wolf as the Chair of our Board for 2016,” said Dyan Alexander, Executive Director of the group in a release. “Her enthusiasm for our mission, and her passion regarding the policy issues that impact people nationwide make her the perfect candidate for this role. We are looking forward to a stellar year under her leadership.”

Buddhism center that started in Roeland Park featured in Flatland. The Rime Buddhist Center, which had some of its first meetings at the Roeland Park Community Center in the early 1990s, is the subject of a lengthy piece from Flatland this week. [Making Buddhism Matter, In KC with Interfaith Peace Meditation at Rime Buddhist Center — Flatland]

First application for chickens in Mission. The Mission City Council made it legal for residents to have chickens on their property in 2015. The first application to get a permit for chickens was filed this week with the city. Neighborhood services is in the process of completing the required inspections to issue the permit.

Sylvester Powell on fitness crawl. The Pitch Fitness Crawl, from Jan. 24 to Feb. 6, will include Sylvester Powell Community Center. On Jan. 26 from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m., the community center will hold a class called POUND, which is a full-body cardio jam session. All classes in the Fitness Crawl are $5. The Crawl is to keep the metro moving with low cost fitness classes.

Business Journal examines Mission Gateway prospects as new year commences. The Kansas City Business Journal’s Rob Roberts has a look at where developer Tom Valenti hopes his embattled Mission Gateway project winds up in 2016. [The Real Deal: Mission Gateway hopes new year means new start — Kansas City Business Journal]

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