Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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New metro trails and bike map available. An updated Greater Kansas City Regional Trails & Bikeways map is now available for bicyclists and walkers. The printed map is free and will be available at community centers, visitor’s centers, libraries and bicycle shops. It includes the trails and bikeways in Johnson County. The map also is available as an app. The map can be accessed here.

SM East boys win 2016 Sunflower Tennis Tournament. Jack Santilli helped propel the SM East’s boys tennis team to its latest Sunflower Tennis Tournament title Thursday with a singles championship win over Olathe Northwest’s Thompson Tong. The Lancers amassed 38 team points, edging Olathe Northwest by 8. SM North finished 11th out of the 12 teams in the tournament.


Arbor Day in Roeland Park. Arbor Day celebrations kick off Saturday in Roeland Park at 11 a.m. and last until 1 p.m. The event, which features games, crafts, prizes, and a bake sale, will be held in R Park.

Community Garage Sale day is Saturday in Westwood. Households throughout Westwood will be parting with gently-used items as part of the city’s annual community garage sale on Saturday. You can find a list of participating households here.

Electronics recycling in Fairway. From 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, residents of Fairway, Mission, Roeland Park, Westwood, Westwood Hills and Mission Woods can drop off electronics for recycling in the Fairway City Hall parking lot. PC monitors and televisions have a fee, but all other electronic recycling is free. Paper shredding also will be available.

Drug take back events Saturday. Saturday is Prescription Drug Take Back Day and several local police departments will be participating by accepting unwanted, unused prescription drugs. No forms are needed, you can just walk in and drop items into the box with no questions. Uniformed officers will be on duty. The drop offs are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fairway police will be at the Fairway Hen House; Roeland Park police will be at the Price Chopper; Mission police will be at the Mission Hy-Vee.

SM East photographer needs a li’l help. SM East senior Joseph Cline had the unfortunate experience of finding the camera bag with $5,000 worth of school equipment that he’d checked out stolen from his car on Wednesday morning. Cline (who is, like, really, really talented…) has started a GoFundMe to help recoup the cost of camera body and lenses that were taken. Check out Joseph’s page and help him out here.

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