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Hide ‘n Seek Trick or Treat at the Rec with candy
Hide ‘n Seek Trick or Treat at the Rec
10/11/2018
Who can resist the thrill of a mystery candy hunt and yard games, just in time for Halloween?
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Spook-tacular Halloween events in Lenexa
10/03/2018
Looking for opportunities for your kiddo to show off their Halloween costume this year? There are plenty of opportunities right here in Lenexa during the last few weeks of October.
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Dumpster Days
Dispose of large items at Dumpster Days: Oct. 6-7, 2018
09/21/2018
Looking to get rid of bulky items, yard waste or gently used furniture? Drop it off at Dumpster Days at the Lenexa Municipal Services Service Center, 7700 Cottonwood St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6–7.
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Can You See the Future
You're Invited to VisionFest
09/20/2018
More than 100 people who live and work in Lenexa have spent the last few months digging in to what makes people say, "I Like Lenexa!" They have been an integral part of setting the foundation for the Vision 2040 process. And now, it's your turn! Lenexa VisionFest is your opportunity to learn what Vision 2040 is all about and give your input on what you think is important for Lenexa over the next 20 years.
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Take it outside with October fitness series
09/17/2018
Autumn is a great time to shift your exercise routine outside. Join us for free outdoor fitness classes on Sundays during October.
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Spinach Festival
Congratulations to Spinach Recipe Contest Winners
09/12/2018
Lenexa’s annual Spinach Festival celebrates that Lenexa was the Spinach Capital of the World in the 1930s. As part of the festivities, chefs of all skill levels can enter a spinach recipe contest in one of four categories: appetizer, salad, entree and dessert.
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Spinach Festival
Celebrate Lenexa's History at Spinach Festival
09/08/2018
Even as Lenexa looks to the future, we still take time to celebrate our past. One of the ways we do this is with the annual Lenexa Spinach Festival, which honors the city’s heritage as the Spinach Capital of the World during the 1930s.
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Artwork
Congratulations to Lenexa Artists Show Winners
08/24/2018
Thirteen Lenexa area artists were recently honored for their artistic skill as part of the annual Lenexa Artists Show. The show features 2-D and 3-D artwork from artists who live in Lenexa. The artists represent a variety of media.
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City Administrator Eric Wade (left) recently announced his intent to retire. He is pictured with Mayor Mike Boehm.
City Administrator Eric Wade announces intent to retire
08/23/2018
Wade will have been with the City of Lenexa for 15 years when he retires in mid-2019.
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Run, Bike & Splash at the Tiny Tot Triathlon
07/30/2018
This year’s Tiny Tot Triathlon will be even bigger and better than ever! For the first time, kids ages 3-9 years old are invited to participate and two different courses will be available for all skill levels. On the Beginner course, kids will bike 1,000 feet and run 460 feet, while the Intermediate course includes biking 800 feet and running 1,160 feet. Throughout both courses, kids will get wet in water obstacles, slide down an inflatable slide and complete the race by crossing the finish line and receiving a medal.
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What's New with Old Town
07/30/2018
Old Town Lenexa, the city's original town site, is a unique and important part of Lenexa's past and future. The Lenexa City Council approved in July 2016 the "A New Look at Old Town" final plan. Work began on this action plan in 2015, designed to highlight redevelopment opportunities for this district of historic businesses, homes and churches near the intersection of Santa Fe Trail Drive and Pflumm Road.
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Council approves plan for Quivira Road corridor
07/20/2018
Redevelopment, transit and placemaking efforts along the Quivira Road corridor have a strategic path forward after the approval of a recent report.
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New K-9 Leo joins Lenexa PD
07/20/2018
The Lenexa Police Department recently welcomed a new addition to the family. Police K-9 Leo joined the force in early June, taking the place of K-9 Wrecker, who retired.
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Grant program assists with exterior home improvements
07/20/2018
Does your home need a wheelchair ramp or wood rot repairs? Lenexa’s Minor Home Repair Grant Program assists low-to-moderate-income residents with exterior repairs. Since this is a grant program, there is no repayment or homeowner investment required if you qualify. Eligible exterior updates include wood rot repair, paint, accessibility modifications, and repair or replacement of roofs, windows, doors or gutters.
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Splash and play at Tails on the Trails
07/19/2018
Everyone deserves to cool off at the pool this summer, even dogs! Bring your furry friend to the Tails on the Trails Pet Festival on Saturday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ad Astra Park (83rd Street & Maurer Road).
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Lenexa Rec Center is turning one!
Celebrate the Rec Center’s first anniversary!
07/18/2018
Can you believe that The Lenexa Rec Center is already turning one? July 31 marks our first anniversary, and we think that’s a milestone worth celebrating.
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AAA
Lenexa retains AAA ratings from two agencies
07/18/2018
Two bond credit agencies have once again given Lenexa the highest ratings possible. After meeting with city officials and touring the community, Moody’s Investors Service rated Lenexa as Aaa and Standard & Poor’s (S&P) as AAA.
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Firemen
Smoking materials a frequent cause of fires
07/18/2018
Careless discarding of smoking materials is commonly found to be a leading cause of fires in Lenexa homes, apartments and businesses. These fires are the leading cause of fire deaths throughout the nation in residential settings. Fires caused by carelessly discarded smoking materials are easily prevented.
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Bringing chickens home to roost
07/17/2018
Find out whether you can raise chickens on your property in the City of Lenexa.
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Pool Hours
Mid-Season Pool Passes and Adjusted Hours
07/16/2018
There are just a few weeks left to enjoy Lenexa's outdoor pools, but it’s not too late to have some fun in the sun!
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