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Shop for beautiful jewelry at Cupid's Gems on Feb. 3
01/21/2018
The solution to your problem of finding the perfect Valentine’s Gift is here. Cupid’s Gems Artisan Jewelry Show will be held on Saturday, February 3rd in Lenexa and is a great opportunity to find unique items for yourself or your loved ones.
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Swearing in
New Lenexa City Council sworn in
01/16/2018
Three members of the Lenexa City Council were officially sworn in at the Jan. 16 meeting, beginning their four-year terms on the council.
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Join the Rec Center now and save
01/06/2018
Stay active this winter with a membership to the Lenexa Rec Center. Take advantage of a special membership offer through Feb. 15, 2018.
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Summer Camp
Summer camp registration starts Jan. 18
01/05/2018
Be one of the first to register your child for our brand new full-day, accredited summer camps for the summer of 2018! Your child will make memories that last a lifetime with indoor and outdoor activities, including games, team-building activities, contests, hands-on challenges and fun projects. The first day to register for these camps is Jan. 18.
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Relax and be cozy with Fireplace Yoga
12/21/2017
Have you been curious about the different yoga classes we offer at the Rec Center? Come to our free Fireplace Yoga community event on Friday, Jan. 19, to sample different types of yoga. Certified yoga instructor Erika Geering will lead the group through flowing progressions of beginner yoga poses, postures and stretches.
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Holiday tree disposal options
12/11/2017
Looking for ways to dispose of your live Christmas tree after the holidays? We offer two convenient options.
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Renew permits and licenses by Dec. 31
12/10/2017
Do you have pets, an alarm system or rental properties in Lenexa? If so, it's time to renew your permits, licenses and registrations for 2018. Each of these expires on Dec. 31 and must be renewed annually. You should receive a renewal invoice in the mail soon. Save time by renewing online.
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School Break Passes available for students
12/07/2017
Students now have the opportunity to purchase School Break Passes to the Lenexa Rec Center, so you can continue your fitness routines while you’re home on winter break. School Break Passes can be purchased anytime between now and Jan. 31, 2018 for use up to 30 days from the date of purchase. We will require you to show a valid student ID, and there is no limit to the number of School Break Passes you can purchase.
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Public hearing for proposed CIP is Dec. 19
12/06/2017
The Lenexa City Council will hold a public hearing on the 2018-2022 Capital Improvement Program on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.
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Give back by donating to Warmth Trees
11/28/2017
Lenexa employees invite you to help decorate “Warmth Trees” this holiday season and help those in need throughout our community. Instead of just a traditional holiday tree, we decorate our trees with things that keep you warm. Gloves, mittens, scarves and similar clothing items are all welcome.
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Dan Roh appointed to serve as Lenexa Council Member for Ward 3
11/22/2017
During the Nov. 21 Lenexa City Council meeting, Dan Roh was appointed to fill the vacant Ward 3 City Council position. The position became vacant when Amy Slater, who served as a Ward 3 council member, stepped down from her position on Sept. 27, after serving for more than 18 years. Under Lenexa City Code, the mayor nominates a candidate to fill the unexpired term of a vacant seat. Roh will serve out the remaining two years of Slater’s term.
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City Administrator Eric Wade and Lenexa Mayor Michael Boehm
Eric Wade Awarded Top Honor in Kansas
11/16/2017
Lenexa City Administrator Eric Wade was honored with the Buford Watson, Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Management from the Kansas Association of City/County Management (KACM) during the organization’s annual conference.
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SilverSneakers memberships available at the Rec Center
11/15/2017
The Lenexa Rec Center is now a SilverSneakers approved facility, and we are accepting memberships for this fitness program. SilverSneakers allows older adults who are enrolled in qualifying health plans to receive a free Core Pass membership to the Rec Center.
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Holiday hours at Lenexa facilities
11/14/2017
Tis the season for the holidays – and that means city buildings have varying holiday hours through the new year. Check below for each building’s closures. All emergency services will continue to operate. If you have an emergency, please call 911.
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Celebrate the season in lights at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
11/13/2017
Bundle up and join us for Lenexa’s annual holiday lighting to see thousands of lights bring Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park aglow. The Sar-Ko Aglow lighting ceremony will be on Dec. 1. Bring your family and meet in the Legler Barn parking lot promptly at 6 p.m. to watch the Mayor flip the switch to light up one of our most popular parks. Then, you’ll be able to participate in a variety of activities:
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Elections
Meet your new Lenexa City Council
11/08/2017
Four council members we elected or re-elected to their positions on the Lenexa City Council during the election on Tuesday, Nov. 7. One council seat in each ward was up for election, and the following people were elected to office. They will be sworn in on Jan. 8, when they will begin their four-year terms.
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Art scholarship applications now available for high school seniors
10/30/2017
Do you know a high school senior who is interested in the arts? Encourage them to apply for one of our arts scholarships, sponsored by the Lenexa Arts Council. Each year, we give away approximately $3,500 in scholarships to Lenexa graduating seniors in three categories: visual arts, performing arts and literary arts.
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Follow these tips for a safe Halloween
10/23/2017
Dressing up in creative costumes and walking door-to-door collecting candy is often one of kids’ favorite pastimes. There are no set trick-or-treating hours or regulations in Lenexa – so feel free to collect candy on Halloween when it’s convenient for you and your family. We recommend you follow these safety tips, courtesy of SafeKids.org:
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Have a spook-tacular time at these events
10/16/2017
We are hosting several Halloween-themed events this year, sure to make sure you and your family have a spook-tacular time in Lenexa. All events are free, so choose your favorite (or come to all three!).
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Lenexa Chili Challenge coming to Old Town
10/09/2017
Fall weather means one thing in Lenexa – the Lenexa Chili Challenge is right around the corner! We hope you can join us for this annual autumn favorite on Oct. 20 and 21 in Old Town Lenexa. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
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