Bliss Plaza Event Venue Undergoes Renovations

Bliss Plaza Event Venue, under new ownership, has just completed a major renovation and update of its beautiful space.

“Brides who booked last year have been thrilled with the new bride’s and groom’s dressing rooms,” says Carla Griffin, event director.

The renovations also included opening up the main space so there is a view of the head table from any seat, new reclaimed wood accent walls and columns, along with a redesigned ladies room. Bliss Plaza Event Venue is a great place for a reception and with a beautiful outdoor wedding area including a gazebo. For more information call 816.537.5771 or visit

Two 2018 Blue Valley Graduates Named U.S. Presidential Scholars

Blue Valley High 2018 graduate Gabriel J. Gress and Blue Valley West 2018 graduate Neeharika Kothapalli were the only two Kansas students named 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars, one of the most prestigious national awards bestowed upon a graduating senior.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars program recognizes and honors students based on superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities. 

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The Great Car Show

For the second year in a row, The Great Car Show will be held on the grounds of The National World War I Museum and Memorial. More than 400 cars of all varieties were on display last year. There will be food trucks on site. The show is a benefit for the Kansas City Auto Museum in Olathe and the National World War I Museum and Memorial. The show is open to the public Sunday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.