Briefly Noted: Overland Park Orchestra hosting winter concert

The Overland Park Orchestra plays a series of shows throughout the city each year. The new conductor will be the group's first in 37 years.

Overland Park Orchestra hosting winter concert. The Overland Park Orchestra is presenting its Winter Concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at Knox Presbyterian Church, 9595 W. 95th St., Overland Park. Music Director Raffaele Cipriano, who took on the lead role of conductor a few months ago, will lead the orchestra in works by Gabrieli, Vivaldi, Rossini, Verdi and Respighi. The concert is free, open to the public and sponsored by the city of Overland Park.

Man taken to the hospital after gun accidentally discharges at vape shop. Shawnee police report that a man suffered non-life threatening injuries when a gun accidentally went at the Vapor World store at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Mauer yesterday evening. Police say there was no altercation prior to the discharge. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Shawnee hires McAnany Construction to complete mill and overlay work in 2020. The city of Shawnee is entering a contract with McAnany Construction to complete mill and overlay work for the city this year. The contract includes about 42 miles of mill and overlay and curb and sidewalk repairs. City staff noted that the program addresses all citizen curb and sidewalk repair requests through Dec. 1, 2019. The city’s budget for the program is $5,810,000. The city council on Feb. 10 unanimously approved the contract with McAnany Construction.