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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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Lenexa artists awarded in first gallery show at new City Hall
09/25/2017
If you have visited the new Lenexa City Hall, you've likely had a chance to admire artwork created by Lenexa residents that has been on display in the art gallery since the building opened July 31.
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Learn about the community with ‘Living Lenexa History’
09/25/2017
While our City Hall and Lenexa Rec Center may be new, we are celebrating Lenexa’s history, too. The new civic campus features two pieces honoring our community’s roots – the bronze statue of our namesake, Na-Nex-Se and an inlaid history marker.
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Council member Amy Slater stepping down
09/23/2017
After serving Lenexa for more than 18 years, Ward 3 Council Member Amy Slater has stepped down from her position. Slater, a lifelong resident of Lenexa, was first elected to her position in 1999. She served on the City Council through record development and population growth and saw the creation of Lenexa City Center from vision to reality This change creates a vacancy on the Lenexa City Council. If you live in Ward 3 and are interested in filling the vacancy to serve the remainder of Slater's term, which ends in January 2020, you can apply to be appointed to the position.
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Pavement improvements coming to more neighborhoods
09/20/2017
Several Lenexa neighborhoods will soon enjoy improved streets as favorable bid pricing will allow nearly 200,000 square yards of additional surface treatment work to be completed within the 2017 Pavement Management Program’s $7.5 million budget.
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Dispose of bulky items at Dumpster Days
09/19/2017
Need to get rid of bulky household items like furniture, appliances and electronic equipment that can't be included in regular trash collection? The spring Dumpster Days event for Lenexa residents will be held Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Bring your items to the Municipal Services Service Center at 7700 Cottonwood St., across from Mill Creek Elementary School. Fees will be charged at the gate based on the size of the load and the type of item.
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Elections
Fall general election is Nov. 7
09/18/2017
Lenexa residents will have the opportunity to vote for their representation on the Lenexa City Council in the fall general election on Nov. 7. One position on the Lenexa City Council is up for election in each ward this year.
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Outdoor concerts continue at civic campus
09/13/2017
The Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series continue this fall with two concerts at the Lenexa civic campus.
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Lenexa Public Market
Lenexa Public Market Opens Sept. 1
09/04/2017
The Lenexa Public Market is a unique new destination for locally made foods and goods. This dynamic indoor food hall and market offers area entrepreneurs an opportunity to launch or grow their businesses.
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September to Remember
Celebrate Lenexa City Center during September to Remember
08/31/2017
City staff is all moved in, the buildings are open, and we are ready to celebrate! Join us for a month-long celebration of the generational investment of the Lenexa civic campus, September to Remember. September to Remember highlights the variety of uses and activities available at the civic campus and at Lenexa City Center. City Center is a mixed-use neighborhood comprised of all four corners of 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard. It features residential, commercial, retail, restaurant and civic components, including the Lenexa civic campus.
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Lenexa Spinach Festival
Celebrate Lenexa’s History at the Spinach Festival
08/28/2017
There’s something for everyone at the Lenexa Spinach Festival. Join us on Saturday, Sept. 9 for handmade crafts, antiques, family-friendly fun, and of course, spinach! The Lenexa Spinach Festival is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park. Admission is free, and free shuttle parking is available from the Lenexa Public Safety Complex (12500 W. 87th St. Pkwy.) and the business part on the southeast corner of 95th Street and Lackman Road.
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Locker room improvements Aug. 29–Sept. 3
08/15/2017
We plan to make some improvements in the Lenexa Rec Center locker rooms over the next few weeks that will smooth out the bench edges and add more traction to the floors.
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Now accepting applications for Minor Home Repair Grant Program
08/14/2017
Does your home need exterior repairs? We're pleased to offer the Minor Home Repair Grant Program, which assists low-to-moderate-income residents with exterior repairs.
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Call 811 before ou dig
Call 811 before you dig
08/11/2017
Late summer and early fall are prime times to get home projects done, but you should remember to call 811 before doing any project requiring digging.
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Lenexa Solar Eclipse Watch Party
Join us for a solar eclipse watch party
08/10/2017
Spend your midday break on Aug. 21 enjoying lunch, learning about astronomy and taking in a historic solar eclipse. We are hosting a solar eclipse watch party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our new civic campus. Pick up a delicious lunch from a local food truck (or bring your own), and head to the Lenexa Commons, 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., to watch the main event.
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Apply now to participate in Citizens’ Police Academy
08/08/2017
Interested in learning how the Lenexa Police Department works? Lenexa residents are invited to apply to participate in the next Citizens’ Police Academy, a free 11-week course that gives attendees an inside look at the LPD.
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Visit new locations for city services
08/08/2017
City Hall departments and many Parks & Recreation staff have moved into new facilities on the Lenexa civic campus. You’ll now visit the new Lenexa City Hall and Lenexa Rec Center for many popular city services.
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Ad Astra & Flat Rock Creek Pools close for the season
08/01/2017
Get your last splashes in soon because two of our outdoor pools will close this weekend. Ad Astra and Flat Rock Creek pools will close for the season at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6.
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