Village merchants gather to honor longtime shopkeepers from Spangler’s, Bruce Smith, Tiffany Town. Merchants from the Village Shops in Prairie Village gathered Thursday evening at C. Frog’s for a reception honoring the proprietors of three longtime center businesses that announced their retirements in recent months. Nancy Henry and Bill Spangler of Spangler’s, the Richmond family of Bruce Smith Drugs, and the Harsh family of Tiffany Town were all on hand, as were Prairie Village Mayor Laura Wassmer and dozens of fellow store owners and workers.
Saturday is large item pick up day for homes north of 75th Street in PV. It’s time to divest yourself of that stuff too big to throw out in the weekly garbage. Large item pick up day for homes on and north of 75th Street in Prairie Village is Saturday. For Republic to remove an item, it must be out on the curb by 7 a.m. Republic will remove most items that are smaller than a household refrigerator, but some restrictions apply. Freon must have been removed from any appliance set out on the curb, and crews will not remove hazardous materials or excessive quantities of construction materials. Homes south of 75th Street will have their large item pick up day next Saturday.
Roeland Park to hold forum on future of aquatic center, leaf program options. Roeland Park officials are encouraging residents to attend the city’s quarterly community forum on Monday to share their input on two issues facing the city. The first is the feasibility of operating the Roeland Park Aquatic Center year-round after Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s move to end the joint operating agreement that had been in place with the city since 1996. The second is possible changes to or alternative options for the city’s current leaf pick up program. The forum will be 7 p.m. Monday at the Roeland Park Community Center.
Prairie Village man to compete on American Ninja Warrior. Prairie Village resident and HyVee pharmacist Rich Talavera, 70, will take place in the qualifying road of American Ninja Warrior at Union Station last week. (We told you about Talavera’s performance at the Sunflower State Games a few years ago). [At 70, he does a handstand on a skateboard and will compete on ‘Ninja Warrior’ in KC — Kansas City Star]