Predatory sex offender faces multiple life sentences after jury trial

 Robert E. McDonald, 49

Robert E. McDonald, 49

A Coushatta, Louisiana, man faces multiple mandatory life sentences in prison for sexually abusing a young girl.  Robert E. McDonald, 49, was found guilty of ten felonies and also found to be a predatory sex offender on May 17 after a four-day jury trial in Platte County.

Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd said, “This defendant preyed on a little girl, and she’ll live with what he did to her for the rest of her life.  But he will now be sentenced to life in prison and live with what he did to her for the rest of his life, too.”

On the day after Christmas 2012, the victim disclosed that, when she was between the ages of five and seven years old, McDonald repeatedly sexually abused and raped her.

A medical examination of the victim revealed physical indications consistent with sexual abuse.  The victim’s sister testified that the defendant had also touched her in a sexual way.

During his closing argument, the criminal defense attorney accused the victim, her sister, and their uncle of lying.  The victim was sitting in the front row surrounded by family and supporters.  When the defense attorney called her a liar, she began to sob uncontrollably. 

The jury believed the victim and found McDonald guilty on all counts.

Zahnd said, “The criminal defense attorney called this courageous young woman a liar.  I call her a hero.  She endured horrible abuse, but she was brave enough to confront her abuser in court.”

After the jury returned its verdict, McDonald, who was being held in the Platte County Jail in lieu of bond, refused to return to the courtroom.  In his absence, prosecutors also proved that McDonald was a predatory sexual offender.  That finding means he must be sentenced to life in prison on four of the ten counts.

McDonald will be formally sentenced on July 16, 2018.

Zahnd encouraged people to visit www.startbybelieving.org for more information on supporting victims of sexual abuse.

The case was investigated by the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, Children’s Division, and the Kansas City Police Department.  It was tried by Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Chris Seufert and Blake Sherer.

A photo of McDonald is above. If you need more information, please contact our office.

Eric G. Zahnd
Platte County Prosecuting Attorney
415 Third St., Suite 60
Platte City, Missouri 64079
(816) 858-3476

CVB E-blast 5/18/18-5/24/18

Here's What's Happening in
Platte County

May 18 - May 24, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT
 

THIS WEEK IN WESTON
Saturday, May 19

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Burley House Market
Craft & Small Business Market
Saturdays 10-6, Sundays 10-4
Up to 30+ Craft , small business, and flea market vendors.  For more information about becoming a vendor contact Tricia Buckler at burleyhouseevents@westontobacco.com or check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue. 
Save the Date
3nd Annual Weston Wine Festival
May 19th, 12 noon - 7pm

Join us Saturday, May 19th from 12-7pm for our 3rd Annual Weston WineFest. Tickets are $25/person and includes admission to the festival, live music, and a commemorative wine glass.  Food sold separately. Tickets available online at 3rd-annual-weston-winefest-presented-by-pirtle-winery-tickets-43806813358. Limited number of tickets available. Event will be held rain or shine.
Riverwood Winery    
Saturday-Sunday
May 19
Please join us this Wonderful weekend!
All Weekend -- Riverwood Slushies!
Saturday, 1-4 pm -- Live Music with Jason Riley! More information at jasonriley.com.
Weston Brewing Company
Historic Downtown Weston and Weston
Brewing Company
Guided Tours at 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM.
502 Spring St. | Weston, MO 64096
Reservations Call: 816.640.5728
Holladay Distillery
Home of McCormick Distilling Co
#1 McCormick Lane
Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Click logo to register.  Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site.Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit www.holladaydistillery.com.
Sunday, May 20
Burley House Market
Saturdays 10-6, Sundays 10-4
Up to 50 vendors including: Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor, Thirty One, Scentsy, Jordan Essentials, Young Living Oils, Magnabilities, Plexus, Usborne Books, Perfectly Posh, Norwex, Snap Jewelry, Paparazzi, Younique, In a Pickle, Tastefully Simple, and many more! For more information about becoming a vendor contact Tricia Buckler at burleyhouseevents@westontobacco.com or check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue. 
Riverwood Winery
Sunday, 11-4 pm -- International Wine Tasting -- Wines from Australia & New Zealand! For our International Tasting this month we will be pouring a Pinot Gris and a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. From Australia we'll pour a Chardonnay, a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Shiraz, a Cabernet/Merlot blend, and (one of our favorites!) a luscious Tawny Port!
Green Dirt Farm

1099 Welt Street
(816) 386-2156
Thursday- Sunday 11am to 7pm
Sandwiches * Homemade Ice Cream *Draft Beer  *Wine and cheese tastings
www.greendirtfarm.co
Holladay Distillery Company
#1 McCormick Lane                                 

Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Click logo to register.  Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site. Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit
www.holladaydistillery.com.
Cline’s Opry
Family Fun Every Sunday. Doors open at 5pm.  Sunday shows are from 5-7pm.National and regional acts are announced throughout the year.Sunday show prices are $12 per person with children 12 and under free. Concessions available. Like our Cline's Opry Facebook page for all upcoming events.
Tuesday, May 15
Weston Senior Center  –  9:30am-1:30pm.
507 Main Street, Weston, MO. The center will offer those 60 and older from all over the area a place to play games, socialize, have a meal and enjoy low-impact exercise. There is no residency requirement to participate. Meals Must Be Reserved by calling 816-270-4100. The meal is a $5.00 donation.

This Weekend at O'Malley's Pub
(816) 640-5235 Weston, MO            
Fri. 5/19  
Bob Reeder                                  8pm
Wild Colonial Bhoys                     8pm
Sat. 5/20                             
Clay Hughes - Lower Pub            2pm
Bob Reeder - Lower Pub             8pm
Wild Colonial Bhoys                     8pm
Sun. 5/21
Bob Reeder                                 3pm

Weston Coffee Roastery
413 Main St., Weston, MO
816-640-7045
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm
Facebook.com/westoncoffeeroastery
We are located in downtown Weston at 413 Main Street. All of our coffees are fresh-roasted at our location.  We are family owned and operated business.

PLATTE CITY
SAVE THE DATE

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EVENTS

ZONA ROSA
Citizens Bank Free Movie Series
Citizens Bank & Trust Movie Series Kicks off May 18 featuring Cars 3. Grab your blankets and chairs and head to the parking lot east of Citizens Bank. Movie Nights are free and will feature kids activities before each movie begins. Showtime begins at dusk. June 22: Viewers Choice | July 27: Emoji
NKCH presents Wednesday Night Live at The Improv
Northern Kansas City Hospital presents Mom's Night Out Series at the Improv. Life, love and bringing up babies. Debi Gutierrez, comedian, wife and mother, wraps them all together in one hilarious, high-energy night of good, clean (PG-13) fun. Join us for dinner and drinks. Open seating for tables of four. Not a Club W member? Join now! Contact Community Health & Wellness at 816-691-1690
SAVE THE DATE
Festa Italiana Returns to Zona Rosa
June 1-3
One of Kansas City’s favorite festivals, Festa Italiana, the unique celebration of Italian traditions and Italian-American culture, will once again kick off the summer season at Zona Rosa June 1 - 3. This longtime local ethnic festival draws visitors from across metropolitan Kansas City and beyond. Enjoy an amazing assortment of Italian food favorites, a beer garden, an Italian Car Show, food eating contests and much more. Plus, novelty booths will line the streets including “Lots Of Italiana” shirts, hats, and other memorabilia representing Italian heritage for the whole family. The festival will also feature a designated children’s area with a variety of activities.

Improv Comedy Club - Zona Rosa
JOSH BLUE
SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT | 21 & over
May 18-20
http://www.improvkc.com/
21 & Over

The Celtic Ranch
404 Main St.
Weston
Anyone who comes in and buys a bottle, shot, or drink this wine festival weekend will be entered into a drawing for a bottle of The Irishman Irish Whiskey this Saturday!

HILLCREST RESALE STORE
We have relocated our South Platte Thrift Shop off 64th & I-29
Huge- New Non-Profit -Hillcrest Thrift Shop Open to the public. Stop by to see why we're voted best Thrift shop in the Northland!
New Location:
6501 N Cosby Ave, KCMO 64151
(Picture Hills Shopping Center (north off 64th / just west of I-29)
Get a free $5 off coupon just for signing in our new loyalty program.

PARKVILLE
Family Friendly Event
2nd Annual
Northland Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

The City of Parkville will host the 2nd Annual Northland Law Enforcement Appreciation Day event on Saturday, May 19, 2018, in English Landing Park in downtown Parkville. The event is free and open to everyone! 
Over 30 law enforcement agencies from the northland will participate in the event that will start at 11:00 a.m. with an honor guard flag parade, including police ATV's, bicycles and bagpipes. The parade will begin on Main and McAfee streets and end at the stage in English Landing Park.
The event will also include the Fallen Officer Memorial, police car row, demonstrations, special operations and tactical vehicles and personnel from both land and water, and many kid-friendly events. Children can participate in a road course in a Parkville power car and driving-aged teenagers and adults can participate in a "Drunk Buster" course simulating impaired driving.
For more information about the event, contact the Parkville Police Department at (816) 741-4454.

TOUR de PLATTE
Save the Date
June 2nd - 8am
Join the Riverside Area Chamber of Commerce and Platte County Parks for the Tour de Platte - a free bicycle ride designed for bikers of all levels to cycle through the trails, parks and back roads of Platte County. Three route options are available (10, 18 & 34 miles) and begins at  8:00 am at E.H. Young Park in Riverside, MO. Afterward, riders can enjoy a breakfast of baked goods and coffee. T-shirts will be on sale for $6 through the online registration (t-shirt order deadline is May 20th). Registration is open at www.platteparks.com.

Jowler Creek Winery
Sippin’, Smokin’ & Singin’ Saturday Night - Live Music
Saturday, May 19, 2018; 6-9 pm
Gather your friends and come watch the sunset from our wine garden as you listen to live music.. We’ll have cigars from Weston Tobacco available and picnic pails with our fresh-baked bread available for purchase. If the weather is bad, we’ll move the music indoors. It’s free to attend and no reservations are required!
Tropical Sangria Sunday
Sunday, May 20, 2018
11:00 AM  5:00 PM
Jowler Creek Winery (map)
Summer is right around the corner! Get prepped with our delicious “Tropical Sangria” available in the tasting room by the glass and carafe. Come out to enjoy it this Sundayonly!

Argosy Casino & Hotel
Route 66 - 9pm
Fri, May 19
2 Proud 2 Beg - 9pm
Sat, May 20
816-746-3100

The Farmer's House
Weston, MO
The Farmer’s House
A Place Where Farmers Live, Work, Play and Grow!
Our markets are stocked with unique finds and great eats!
While visiting our markets remember to purchase Farmer Crafted Products…..Citrus Bath Bombs, Rose and Lavender Bath Salts and Dandelion Lotion Bars.
Downtown Market
415 Main Street, Weston, MO 64098
816-640-3276
Mon. - Thurs. 10 - 4
Fri. & Sat. 10-5
Sun. 11-5

AMC Barrywoods Theatres
http://www.amctheatres.com/
888-AMC-4FUN


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Our mailing address is:
Platte County CVB
11724 NW Plaza Circle
Suite 200
Kansas City
MO 64153

May Items for your calendar!

May Items for your calendar!

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May Calendar Reminders

Join the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce, Clay County EDC and Platte County EDC for their Annual Joint Luncheon on May 22, 2018 at the Hilton KCI from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Sponsored by:

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The program will feature political analyst Chris Kuehl from Armada Corporate Intelligence, speaking about the risks and opportunities in the current legislative climate. 


Please join the First District City Councilmember Heather Hall and Mayor Pro Tem & First District At-Large City Councilmember Scott Wagner at the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the new Northland Fire Station 15 at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. 

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The event takes place on site, just to the east of the Interstate-435 Interchange with Missouri Highway 291 (NE Cookingham Drive) and just west of NE Sherman Road on the north side of NE Cookingham Drive.


Platte County Economic Development Council,
11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64153

CVB E-blast 5/11/18-5/17/18

Here's What's Happening in
Platte County

May 11 - May 7, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT
 

THIS WEEK IN WESTON
Saturday, May 12
VOLKSWeston
7:00am to 6:00pm
Vintage VW Cars, Trucks and Vans will be in the 300 and 400 block of Main St. and the City Hall Parking Lot on Saturday, May 12beginning at 7:00am to 6:00pm.
Everyone is welcome to come and see these awesome vehicles.
Burley House Market
2nd Weekend
Saturdays 10-6, Sundays 10-4
Up to 50 vendors including: Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor, Thirty One, Scentsy, Jordan Essentials, Young Living Oils, Magnabilities, Plexus, Usborne Books, Perfectly Posh, Norwex, Snap Jewelry, Paparazzi, Younique, In a Pickle, Tastefully Simple, and many more! For more information about becoming a vendor contact Tricia Buckler at burleyhouseevents@westontobacco.com or check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue. 
Save the Date
3nd Annual Weston Wine Festival | May 19th
Join us Saturday, May 19th from 12-7pm for our 3rd Annual Weston WineFest. Tickets are $25/person and includes admission to the festival, live music, and a commemorative wine glass.  Food sold separately. Tickets available online at 3rd-annual-weston-winefest-presented-by-pirtle-winery-tickets-43806813358. Limited number of tickets available. Event will be held rain or shine.
Riverwood Winery    
Mother's Day Weekend!
Saturday-Sunday
May 12-13
Please join us this Mother's Day weekend!
•            All Weekend -- Riverwood Mimosas!
•            Saturday -- Live Music with Dan Bliss! More information at danbliss.com
•            Sunday -- Live Music with the Jeff Lux Duo! Bring your picnic and your family and relax on the     lawn while you enjoy Jeff & Beaux's great sounds! More information here.
Weston Brewing Company
Historic Downtown Weston and Weston
Brewing Company
Guided Tours at 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM.
502 Spring St. | Weston, MO 64096
Reservations Call: 816.640.5728
Holladay Distillery
Home of McCormick Distilling Co
#1 McCormick Lane
Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Click logo to register.  Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site.Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit www.holladaydistillery.com.
Sunday, May 13
Burley House Market
2nd Weekend
Saturdays 10-6, Sundays 10-4
Up to 50 vendors including: Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor, Thirty One, Scentsy, Jordan Essentials, Young Living Oils, Magnabilities, Plexus, Usborne Books, Perfectly Posh, Norwex, Snap Jewelry, Paparazzi, Younique, In a Pickle, Tastefully Simple, and many more! For more information about becoming a vendor contact Tricia Buckler at burleyhouseevents@westontobacco.com or check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue. 
Riverwood Winery
Mother's Day Weekend!
Saturday-Sunday
May 12-13
Please join us this Mother's Day weekend!
•            All Weekend -- Riverwood Mimosas!
•            Saturday -- Live Music with Dan Bliss! More information at danbliss.com
•            Sunday -- Live Music with the Jeff Lux Duo! Bring your picnic and your family and relax on the     lawn while you enjoy Jeff & Beaux's great sounds! More information here.
Green Dirt Farm

1099 Welt Street
(816) 386-2156
Thursday- Sunday 11am to 7pm
Sandwiches * Homemade Ice Cream *Draft Beer  *Wine and cheese tastings
www.greendirtfarm.co
Holladay Distillery Company
#1 McCormick Lane                                 

Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Click logo to register.  Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site. Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit
www.holladaydistillery.com.
Cline’s Opry
Family Fun Every Sunday. Doors open at 5pm.  Sunday shows are from 5-7pm.National and regional acts are announced throughout the year.Sunday show prices are $12 per person with children 12 and under free. Concessions available. Like our Cline's Opry Facebook page for all upcoming events.
Tuesday, May 15
Weston Senior Center  –  9:30am-1:30pm.
507 Main Street, Weston, MO. The center will offer those 60 and older from all over the area a place to play games, socialize, have a meal and enjoy low-impact exercise. There is no residency requirement to participate. Meals Must Be Reserved by calling 816-270-4100. The meal is a $5.00 donation.

This Weekend at O'Malley's Pub
(816) 640-5235 Weston, MO            
Fri. 5/11   
Bob Reeder                                  8pm
Phaze II                                        8pm
Sat. 5/12                             
Zack Mufasa - Lower Pub            2pm
Bob Reeder - Lower Pub             8pm
Clay Hughes & Co                       8pm
Sun. 5/13
Bob Reeder                                 3pm

Weston Coffee Roastery
413 Main St., Weston, MO
816-640-7045
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm
Facebook.com/westoncoffeeroastery
We are located in downtown Weston at 413 Main Street. All of our coffees are fresh-roasted at our location.  We are family owned and operated business.

The Farmer's House
Weston, MO
The Farmer’s House
A Place Where Farmers Live, Work, Play and Grow!
Our markets are stocked with unique finds and great eats!
While visiting our markets remember to purchase Farmer Crafted Products…..Citrus Bath Bombs, Rose and Lavender Bath Salts and Dandelion Lotion Bars.
Downtown Market
415 Main Street, Weston, MO 64098
816-640-3276
Mon. - Thurs. 10 - 4
Fri. & Sat. 10-5
Sun. 11-5

PLATTE CITY
Platte County High School Free Concert
May 12 beginning at 7pm on Town Square. Free Concert.
Platte County High School Free Concert
Groove to the sounds of J-Brass (Platte County High School)


EVENTS

 

ZONA ROSA
GIVE MOM THE GIFT OF ZONA ROSA!
Looking for the perfect gift for Mom? Gift cards are good in all shops and restaurants. Available at the Zona Rosa Management Office inside The Grove. Then...bring Mom to Zona Rosa and let her shop in one of her favorite stores. Treat her to a great meal from one of our sunny outside dining spots or indoors at one of our many restaurants. Plus groove to a free outdoor concert on The Square Saturday beginning at 7pm.
Bravo's Mother's Day Brunch
May 12 & 13 until 3 p.m
Those looking for the perfect way to honor moms on Mother’s Day weekend can enjoy a delicious brunch at BRAVO
Save the Date
Citizens Bank Free Movie Series
Citizens Bank & Trust Movie Series Kicks off May 18 featuring Cars 3. Grab your blankets and chairs and head to the parking lot east of Citizens Bank. Movie Nights are free and will feature kids activities before each movie begins. Showtime begins at dusk. June 22: Viewers Choice | July 27: Emoj
 Michael Kors Summer Sale at Dillard's
The Kors Summer Sale is here and just in time for all of your Mother's Day shopping needs at Dillards Zona Rosa. Now through May 14 enjoy 25% off of Michael Kors handbags, accessories, footwear and ready to wear. Some exclusions apply. See your Michael Kors specialist for details. As always, we thank you for shopping at Dillard's Zona Rosa. 

Improv Comedy Club - Zona Rosa
Corey Holcomb

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT | 21 & over
May 11 - 12
http://www.improvkc.com/
21 & Over

SHILOH SPRINGS GOLF COURSE
Upcoming Events & Tournaments

Booking Graduation Parties NOW!
Tuesday  5:30PM Men’s League
Wednesday  5:30PM Ladies League
Thursday  9AM Men’s Senior League
May 19 Knights of Columbus Tournament
To make reservations for any of these events or for more information:  Please call 816-270-4653 or please email Jackie: jhalloran@kempersports.com

HILLCREST RESALE STORE
We have relocated our South Platte Thrift Shop off 64th & I-29
Huge- New Non-Profit -Hillcrest Thrift Shop Open to the public. Stop by to see why we're voted best Thrift shop in the Northland!
New Location:
6501 N Cosby Ave, KCMO 64151
(Picture Hills Shopping Center (north off 64th / just west of I-29)
Get a free $5 off coupon just for signing in our new loyalty program.

PARKVILLE
Platte County Mother's Day 5K/10K
Saturday, May 12
English Landing Park
The Platte County Back to School Fair Association invites you to participate in the 3rd Annual Platte County Mother's Day 5K/10K. The event will raise money to purchase school supplies for children in need at The Back to School Fair held in August.
Designed by Runners for Runners. Certified 5K/10K course at the beautiful English Landing Park in Parkville, MO. Fast course with under 20 ft elevation gain, and with minimal turns. The race can be observed from several locations. 
Adult Registration $35.00
Students 18 & Under $15.00
Packet Pickup: Friday, May 11th, from 5pm-6:30pm at The Running Well Store, 6106 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64154. Race day packet pickup at race site starting at 8am.  More information and registration here.  Sponsored by Platte County Back to School Fair Association
Family Friendly Event
2nd Annual
Northland Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

The City of Parkville will host the 2nd Annual Northland Law Enforcement Appreciation Day event on Saturday, May 19, 2018, in English Landing Park in downtown Parkville. The event is free and open to everyone! 
Over 30 law enforcement agencies from the northland will participate in the event that will start at 11:00 a.m. with an honor guard flag parade, including police ATV's, bicycles and bagpipes. The parade will begin on Main and McAfee streets and end at the stage in English Landing Park.
The event will also include the Fallen Officer Memorial, police car row, demonstrations, special operations and tactical vehicles and personnel from both land and water, and many kid-friendly events. Children can participate in a road course in a Parkville power car and driving-aged teenagers and adults can participate in a "Drunk Buster" course simulating impaired driving.
For more information about the event, contact the Parkville Police Department at (816) 741-4454.

TOUR de PLATTE
Save the Date
June 2nd - 8am
Join the Riverside Area Chamber of Commerce and Platte County Parks for the Tour de Platte - a free bicycle ride designed for bikers of all levels to cycle through the trails, parks and back roads of Platte County. Three route options are available (10, 18 & 34 miles) and begins at  8:00 am at E.H. Young Park in Riverside, MO. Afterward, riders can enjoy a breakfast of baked goods and coffee. T-shirts will be on sale for $6 through the online registration (t-shirt order deadline is May 20th). Registration is open at www.platteparks.com.

Jowler Creek Winery
Mother's Day Weekend Wine & Chocolate Tasting
Both Saturday & Sunday
May 12 & 13, 2018; 11 am-5 pm
Nothing says Mother’s Day like chocolate and wine! For just $15 (and buy one, get one FREE for 2017 Wine Club and 2018 1-Bottle Creek Club members; and FREE for 2018 2-Bottle Creek Club Members) you can pair each of Jowler Creek’s nine wines with piece of exquisite dark and milk chocolate, truffles, cake bites and other decadent chocolate desserts designed to pair perfectly for each wine. This cost includes a FREE wine glass to take home as a souvenir Mother’s Day present. Purchase your tickets below, or come on out between 11:00-5:00 pm either day to indulge!
Sippin’, Smokin’ & Singin’ Saturday Night - Live Music with Whiskey Bend
Saturday, May 12, 2018; 6-9 pm
Gather your friends and come watch the sunset from our wine garden as you listen to live music by Whiskey Bend. We’ll have cigars from Weston Tobacco available and picnic pails with our fresh-baked bread available for purchase. If the weather is bad, we’ll move the music indoors. It’s free to attend and no reservations are required!
Mother’s Day Mimosa Sangria Sunday
Sunday, May 13, 2018; 11 am-5 pm
Cheers to Mothers and all they do for us throughout the year! Treat your mom to some special “Mother’s Day Mimosa Sangria” made with fresh orange juice and peach nectar available in the tasting room by the glass and carafe. 

Argosy Casino & Hotel
2nd House - 9pm
Fri, May 11
Flashback - 9pm
Sat, May 12
816-746-3100

AMC Barrywoods Theatres
http://www.amctheatres.com/
888-AMC-4FUN


Copyright © 2018 Platte County CVB, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Platte County CVB
11724 NW Plaza Circle
Suite 200
Kansas City
MO 64153

Join us as we celebrate 30 Years of Soaring Success!

Join us as we celebrate 30 Years of Soaring Success!

 
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Join us as we celebrate

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Where
Kansas City Airport Marriott

775 Brasilia Ave 
Kansas City, MO 64153

When
Friday, June 1, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

 

Our June 1st luncheon at the Kansas City Airport Marriott promises to be a fun-filled hour as the Platte County EDC celebrates its 30th anniversary and honors those who have guided its success over the decades.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Event Sponsor - $2,000

The sponsor's name and logo will appear on the printed event program which is at every seat, on the signage and in the PowerPoint presentation. The sponsor will receive reserved seating for ten.  

  • Anniversary Notebook/Journal Gift Sponsor

The sponsorship cost depends on the product cost, up to a maximum of $1,500.  The sponsor's name or logo will appear on each gift along with the PCEDC name or logo. Your sponsorship will also appear on the program, signage and in the PowerPoint presentation. This sponsor will receive two complimentary reservations. 

  • Printed Program Sponsor - $1000

The sponsor's name and logo will appear on the printed event program which is at every seat, on the signage and in the PowerPoint presentation. The sponsor will receive two complimentary reservations for the event.  

  • Table Sponsor - $250

The sponsor's name and logo will appear on the printed event program which is at every seat, and in the PowerPoint presentation. The sponsor will receive reserved seating for ten.

 

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Stephanie Deppen atsdeppen@plattecountyedc.com or 816-270-2134.


Platte County Economic Development Council,
11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64153

CVB E-blast 5/4/18-5/10/18

Here's What's Happening in
Platte County

May 4 - May 10, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT
 

THIS WEEK IN WESTON
Saturday, May 5
Burley House Market
Weston Whiskey
& Tobacco Festival Burley House
Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor, Check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue.
Riverwood Winery    
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Kentucky Derby Day
Mint Juleps & Bourbon Slushies!
In honor of the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby this Saturday we will feature two special Kentucky Bourbon drinks -- the classic and refreshing Mint Julep, and (thanks to Suzie M. for the recipe) a cool Kentucky Bourbon Slushie! We will have the undercard races on the screen all day, and we will stay open late this Saturday so we can watch the main event!
Live Music with Jonny Green
1-4 pm
Weston Brewing Company
Historic Downtown Weston and Weston
Brewing Company
Guided Tours at 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM.
502 Spring St. | Weston, MO 64096
Reservations Call: 816.640.5728
Holladay Distillery
Home of McCormick Distilling Co
#1 McCormick Lane
Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Click logo to register.  Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site.Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit www.holladaydistillery.com.
Sunday, May 6
Burley House Market
Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor,  Check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue.
Riverwood Winery
Beer Tasting -- India Pale Ales
11-4 pm 
For our monthly Beer Tasting this Sunday we will feature six IPAs -- hoppy brews with generally higher levels of alcohol. We will be pouring Boulevard Tropical Pale Ale; Boulevard Heavy Lifting IPA; Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA; Martin City Hard Way IPA; Founders All Day IPA (only 4.7% ABV!); and Lagunitas Hop Stoopid IPA.  $7 to try all six beers and you get to take a beer of your choice after the tasting!
The Winery Tasting Room will be open as well for our regular hours from 10-5. Come out and try some interesting IPAs or a bottle of wine with a flatbread pizza or a Bread & Cheese Board this Sunday!
Green Dirt Farm

1099 Welt Street
(816) 386-2156
Thursday- Sunday 11am to 7pm
Sandwiches * Homemade Ice Cream *Draft Beer  *Wine and cheese tastings
www.greendirtfarm.co
Holladay Distillery Company
#1 McCormick Lane                                 

Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Click logo to register.  Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site. Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit
www.holladaydistillery.com.
Cline’s Opry
Family Fun Every Sunday. Doors open at 5pm.  Sunday shows are from 5-7pm.National and regional acts are announced throughout the year.Sunday show prices are $12 per person with children 12 and under free. Concessions available. Like our Cline's Opry Facebook page for all upcoming events.
Tuesday, May 8
Weston Senior Center  –  9:30am-1:30pm.
507 Main Street, Weston, MO. The center will offer those 60 and older from all over the area a place to play games, socialize, have a meal and enjoy low-impact exercise. There is no residency requirement to participate. Meals Must Be Reserved by calling 816-270-4100. The meal is a $5.00 donation.

This Weekend at O'Malley's Pub
(816) 640-5235 Weston, MO            
Fri. 5/04   
Bob Reeder                                  8pm
Damian McCarthy                        8pm
Sat. 5/05                             
Clay Hughes - Lower Pub            2pm
Bob Reeder - Lower Pub             8pm
Damian McCarthy                        8pm
Sun. 5/06
Bob Reeder                                 3pm

Weston Coffee Roastery
413 Main St., Weston, MO
816-640-7045
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm
Facebook.com/westoncoffeeroastery
We are located in downtown Weston at 413 Main Street. All of our coffees are fresh-roasted at our location.  We are family owned and operated business.

AMERICAN PICKERS
Kansas & Missouri, we're coming for you this spring!
The American Pickers are looking for people in our area with unique antique collections and interesting stories behind them.  They are looking for large unique collections, interesting multi-generational family properties, or anywhere the guys can spend the better part of a day picking good stuff. No retail shops or single items.  If you have one of a kind items to sell reach out to them on their phone number 1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878), or email, which is AmericanPickers@cineflix.com
Mike and Frank only pick private collections so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.

Argosy Casino & Hotel
Oasis - 9pm
Fri, May 4
DJ Ben Rich - 9pm
Sat, May 5
816-746-3100

PLATTE CITY
Platte County High School Free Concert
May 12 beginning at 7pm on Town Square. Free Concert.
Platte County High School Free Concert
Groove to the sounds of J-Brass (Platte County High School)

AMC Barrywoods Theatres
http://www.amctheatres.com/
888-AMC-4FUN


EVENTS

ZONA ROSA
Save the Date
Citizens Bank Free Movie Series
Citizens Bank & Trust Movie Series Kicks off May 18 featuring Cars 3. Grab your blankets and chairs and head to the parking lot east of Citizens Bank. Movie Nights are free and will feature kids activities before each movie begins. Showtime begins at dusk. June 22: Viewers Choice | July 27: Emoj
 Michael Kors Summer Sale at Dillard's
The Kors Summer Sale is here and just in time for all of your Mother's Day shopping needs at Dillards Zona Rosa. Now through May 14 enjoy 25% off of Michael Kors handbags, accessories, footwear and ready to wear. Some exclusions apply. See your Michael Kors specialist for details. As always, we thank you for shopping at Dillard's Zona Rosa. 
Bravo's Mother's Day Brunch
May 12 & 13 until 3 p.m
Those looking for the perfect way to honor moms on Mother’s Day weekend can enjoy a delicious brunch at BRAVO

Improv Comedy Club - Zona Rosa
Corinne Fisher & Krystyna Hutchinson

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT | 21 & over
May 4 - May 5
http://www.improvkc.com/
21 & Over

SHILOH SPRINGS GOLF COURSE
Upcoming Events & Tournaments

Booking Graduation Parties NOW!
Tuesday  5:30PM Men’s League
Wednesday  5:30PM Ladies League
Thursday  9AM Men’s Senior League
May 5 & 6 Men’s Association Match Play 36 holes
May 19 Knights of Columbus Tournament
To make reservations for any of these events or for more information:  Please call 816-270-4653 or please email Jackie: jhalloran@kempersports.com

HILLCREST RESALE STORE
We have relocated our South Platte Thrift Shop off 64th & I-29
Huge- New Non-Profit -Hillcrest Thrift Shop Open to the public. Stop by to see why we're voted best Thrift shop in the Northland!
New Location:
6501 N Cosby Ave, KCMO 64151
(Picture Hills Shopping Center (north off 64th / just west of I-29)
Get a free $5 off coupon just for signing in our new loyalty program.

PARKVILLE
SAVE THE DATE
Platte County Mother's Day 5K/10K
Saturday, May 12
English Landing Park
The Platte County Back to School Fair Association invites you to participate in the 3rd Annual Platte County Mother's Day 5K/10K. The event will raise money to purchase school supplies for children in need at The Back to School Fair held in August.
Designed by Runners for Runners. Certified 5K/10K course at the beautiful English Landing Park in Parkville, MO. Fast course with under 20 ft elevation gain, and with minimal turns. The race can be observed from several locations. 
Adult Registration $35.00
Students 18 & Under $15.00
Packet Pickup: Friday, May 11th, from 5pm-6:30pm at The Running Well Store, 6106 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64154. Race day packet pickup at race site starting at 8am.  More information and registration here.  Sponsored by Platte County Back to School Fair Association

TOUR de PLATTE
Save the Date
June 2nd - 8am
Join the Riverside Area Chamber of Commerce and Platte County Parks for the Tour de Platte - a free bicycle ride designed for bikers of all levels to cycle through the trails, parks and back roads of Platte County. Three route options are available (10, 18 & 34 miles) and begins at  8:00 am at E.H. Young Park in Riverside, MO. Afterward, riders can enjoy a breakfast of baked goods and coffee. T-shirts will be on sale for $6 through the online registration (t-shirt order deadline is May 20th). Registration is open at www.platteparks.com.

Jowler Creek Winery
Cinco de Mayo Party
Saturday, May 5, 2018; 11 am-9 pm
To celebrate, we’ll have our “Margarita Sangria” available all day by the glass and carafe in the tasting room. We’ll also a salsa and chip bar for you to set up to munch on alongside your wines. And, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. we’ll have live music by music by Erin Eades playing in the wine garden. If the weather is bad, we’ll move the music indoors. It’s free to attend and no reservations are required! 
Sunrise Fitness in the Vines
Saturday, May 5, 2018 7 am
Saturday, May 19, 2018; 7 am
Experience the Zen of Jowler Creek's sustainable vineyards while starting your weekend out with a great outdoor workout in the fresh air! Each 45-minute class will be led by a certified instructor from the Platte County Community Center North and will include a warm-up, main exercise, and cool down with stretching. All you'll need to bring with you is a yoga/workout mat, water, and towel. Cost is $5/class, or you can buy a 4-pack of class tickets for $18, or pay $35 for all classes. Walk-ins are welcome if you're paying with cash, but if you're planning to pay via Credit Card online registration and pre-payment is required. Classes are weather dependent, so if you're unsure of the status, please check this event page on Facebook.
Mother's Day Weekend Wine & Chocolate Tasting
Both Saturday & Sunday
May 12 & 13, 2018; 11 am-5 pm
Nothing says Mother’s Day like chocolate and wine! For just $15 (and buy one, get one FREE for 2017 Wine Club and 2018 1-Bottle Creek Club members; and FREE for 2018 2-Bottle Creek Club Members) you can pair each of Jowler Creek’s nine wines with piece of exquisite dark and milk chocolate, truffles, cake bites and other decadent chocolate desserts designed to pair perfectly for each wine. This cost includes a FREE wine glass to take home as a souvenir Mother’s Day present. Purchase your tickets below, or come on out between 11:00-5:00 pm either day to indulge!

The Farmer's House
Weston, MO
The Farmer’s House
A Place Where Farmers Live, Work, Play and Grow!
Our markets are stocked with unique finds and great eats!
While visiting our markets remember to purchase Farmer Crafted Products…..Citrus Bath Bombs, Rose and Lavender Bath Salts and Dandelion Lotion Bars.
Downtown Market
415 Main Street, Weston, MO 64098
816-640-3276
Mon. - Thurs. 10 - 4
Fri. & Sat. 10-5
Sun. 11-5


Copyright © 2018 Platte County CVB, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Platte County CVB
11724 NW Plaza Circle
Suite 200
Kansas City
MO 64153

PCEDC May In Action!

PCEDC May In Action!

May PCEDC Calendar Reminders

CVS Hiring Event

  • CVS is hosting a hiring event on May 4th and 5th. For additional information, please visit our jobs page here.

Community Development Day - last call for RSVPs

  • PCEDC members are invited to take part in Community Development Day, held May 14that The National. The price for members is $250 per person, and that includes lunch, golf, dinner and beverages. To register, click here. Please call Stephanie Neppl with questions on 816-270-2126.

KCI TIF/Platte Purchase Redevelopment District

  • KCI TIF and Platte Purchase Redevelopment District advisory committees will jointly meet on Wednesday, May 16th, at
    8:00 am in the Platte County Resource Center.

Public Policy Meeting

  • There will not be a Public Policy meeting this month. The next meeting will be June 21st at 7:30 am in the Platte County Resource Center.

Joint Luncheon

  • Please join the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Clay County EDC and the Platte County EDC for their Annual Joint Luncheon. The program will feature political analyst Chris Kuehl from Armada Corporate Intelligence, speaking about the risks and opportunities in the current legislative climate. Click here for registration information.  

Marketing/Business Outreach Committee

  • There will not be a Marketing/Business Outreach Committee meeting this month.

Board of Directors

  • The Board of Directors will not meet this month. The next meeting will be June 22md at 7:30 am in the Platte County Resource Center.  

STAY CONNECTED:

Platte County Economic Development Council,
11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64153

Platte County Parks & Rec - May Area Events


May is National Bike Month. May 14th-18th is National Bike to Work Week. May 18th is National Bike to Work Day. Click here for more.

Join the Riverside Area Chamber of Commerce and Platte County Parks on June 2nd for the Tour de Platte Bicycle ride. It's a free, fantastic way for the beginner, a family or the experienced rider to see the back roads, trails and parks of southern Platte County!


PLATTE CITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

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Click here to see what else is going on in Platte City!


WINGS OVER WESTON

Wings Over Weston will be on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Weston Bend State Park, 16600 State Route 45 N, Weston, MO. This is a free, family friendly event. Wings Over Weston introduces birds, their migration, and the importance of conservation of habitat to children, who are the birders of tomorrow.

Come out to see birds of prey from Operation Wildlife and Raptor Rehab, bird banding (you can help release them to the wild!), Sister Act Face Painting, and others! Our wonderful and dedicated team of volunteers each year bring more than 30 interactive stations to discuss hummingbirds, backyard birding, native plants, nature journaling, weather & migration, the great migration game, arts & crafts, and skulls, bills, talons, wings and more! Click here for more information.


YMCA / PLATTE COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTER NORTH


The 4th Annual Platte City 500 Swim Meet, hosted by the YMCA of Greater Kansas City Blue Wave Swim Team, will be held May 5th-6th from 7a-7p at the Platte County Community Center North (3101 Running Horse Rd, Platte City, MO).

This swim meet is a timed finals and short course meters format event. Included will be a one of a kind 500 freestyle relay race. This is a fun and unique event you won't find at any other meet in the area! Prizes for top individual performers and top team performers will be awarded. Click here for more information.


SHILOH SPRINGS EVENTS

NOW OWNED BY GreatLIFE KC

Call 816-270-4653 for more information!


THE SPRINGS AQUATIC CENTER

It's right around the corner!! TheSprings Aquatic Center at Tiffany Hills Park will open Saturday, May 26th.

Get ready to swim, splash, romp and relax in the leisure pool and at the spray ground!

Call 816-880-0279 for more info.


CHECK OUT THESE EVENTS:

May 6th, 3 pm. Platte City Community Band POPS Concert @ the Platte County High School Performing Arts Center. Click here for more.

May 12th, 5 pm. PCCCN & PCCCS Kids Night Out. 

May 18th, 6:30 pm. Tween Night. Platte County Community Center South.


CVB E-blast 4/27/18-5/3/18

Here's What's Happening in
Platte County

 Apr. 27 - May 3, 2018


 ENTERTAINMENT
 

THIS WEEK IN WESTON
Saturday, Apr. 28
Burley House Market
Weston Whiskey
& Tobacco Festival Burley House
Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor, Check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue.
Riverwood Winery    
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Live Music with Jonny Green!
1-4 pm
This Saturday Jonny Green joins us again at the Winery for a great live performance!
New Wine Release!
Barrel Aged Still Cider! 
This weekend we will release our newest batch of Barrel Aged Still Cider!
Our Still Cider (12% abv) is made from fresh apples from the 2017 harvest. It is then aged in freshly emptied Kentucky Bourbon Barrels (this batch was aged in Buffalo Trace barrels) where it takes on the wonderful vanilla, caramel and butterscotch flavors and aromas of the oak Bourbon Barrels! The Cider has a beautiful clear golden straw color. It is a fantastic food wine, and pairs perfectly with smoked meats and cheeses
Weston Brewing Company
Historic Downtown Weston and Weston
Brewing Company
Guided Tours at 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM.
502 Spring St. | Weston, MO 64096
Reservations Call: 816.640.5728
Holladay Distillery
Home of McCormick Distilling Co
#1 McCormick Lane
Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Click logo to register.  Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site.Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit www.holladaydistillery.com.
Sunday, Apr. 29
Burley House Market
Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor,  Check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue.
Riverwood Winery
Sunday, April 29
International Wine Tasting --
Wines from Argentina  11-4 pm
For our International Tasting this month we will feature wines from Argentina -- the largest wine producer in South America. The International Tasting will be in the Winery Auditorium from 11-4. Enjoy a delicious wine from Argentina with a Cheese Board or Flatbread Pizza from our kitchen, or bring your own picnic.  Of course we encourage you to try our Riverwood Wines as well! Our Tasting Room will be open for our regular hours from 10-5.
Green Dirt Farm

1099 Welt Street
(816) 386-2156
Thursday- Sunday 11am to 7pm
Sandwiches * Homemade Ice Cream *Draft Beer  *Wine and cheese tastings
www.greendirtfarm.co
Holladay Distillery Company
#1 McCormick Lane                                 

Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Click logo to register.  Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site. Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit
www.holladaydistillery.com.
Cline’s Opry
Family Fun Every Sunday. Doors open at 5pm.  Sunday shows are from 5-7pm.National and regional acts are announced throughout the year.Sunday show prices are $12 per person with children 12 and under free. Concessions available. Like our Cline's Opry Facebook page for all upcoming events.
Tuesday, Apr. 24
Weston Senior Center  –  9:30am-1:30pm.
507 Main Street, Weston, MO. The center will offer those 60 and older from all over the area a place to play games, socialize, have a meal and enjoy low-impact exercise. There is no residency requirement to participate. Meals Must Be Reserved by calling 816-270-4100. The meal is a $5.00 donation.

This Weekend at O'Malley's Pub
(816) 640-5235 Weston, MO            
Fri. 4/27   
Bob Reeder                                  8pm
Chance the Arm                           8pm
Sat. 4/28                              
Clay Hughes - Lower Pub            2pm
Bob Reeder - Lower Pub             8pm
Chance the Arm                           8pm
Sun. 4/29
Bob Reeder                                  3pm

Weston Coffee Roastery
413 Main St., Weston, MO
816-640-7045
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm
Facebook.com/westoncoffeeroastery
We are located in downtown Weston at 413 Main Street. All of our coffees are fresh-roasted at our location.  We are family owned and operated business.

AMERICAN PICKERS
Kansas & Missouri, we're coming for you this spring!
The American Pickers are looking for people in our area with unique antique collections and interesting stories behind them.  They are looking for large unique collections, interesting multi-generational family properties, or anywhere the guys can spend the better part of a day picking good stuff. No retail shops or single items.  If you have one of a kind items to sell reach out to them on their phone number 1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878), or email, which is AmericanPickers@cineflix.com
Mike and Frank only pick private collections so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.

Argosy Casino & Hotel
Vigil Annie - 9pm
Fri, Apr. 27
DJ Andrew Waters - 9pm
Sat, Apr. 28
816-746-3100

The Farmer's House
Weston, MO
The Farmer’s House
A Place Where Farmers Live, Work, Play and Grow!
Our markets are stocked with unique finds and great eats!
While visiting our markets remember to purchase Farmer Crafted Products…..Citrus Bath Bombs, Rose and Lavender Bath Salts and Dandelion Lotion Bars.
Downtown Market
415 Main Street, Weston, MO 64098
816-640-3276
Mon. - Thurs. 10 - 4
Fri. & Sat. 10-5
Sun. 11-5


EVENTS

ZONA ROSA
Vintage Market Days
April 26-28
Vintage Market Days® is back at Zona Rosa for their third market, April 26-28. Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. A portion of our ticket sales benefits Parkville Womens Clinic and they would love your support! VMD® is offering a BOGO Ticket Deal for a limited time only. Buy one BOGO ticket and receive two Early Buying tickets good for all 3 event days! Click the link for more information http://vintagemarketdays.com/market/kansas-city-metro-north/tickets.phpOffer ends at midnight 3/30/18.
CLICK HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS »

HEART & SOLE RUN/WALK
Sat. April 28 - 8am

 

Join us Saturday, April 28 for the 7th Annual Tri-County Heart and Sole Run/Walk 5K! The annual Tri-County Heart and Sole run raises funds to help families served by Tri-County Mental Health Services have a happy holiday season. The event will kick off at 8:00 am with the Fun Run, face-painting and activities for the whole family.

Improv Comedy Club - Zona Rosa
Tony Woods

Apr. 20-21
21 & Over
DC Young Fly
Apr. 22

http://www.improvkc.com/
21 & Over

SHILOH SPRINGS GOLF COURSE
Upcoming Events & Tournaments

Booking Graduation Parties NOW!
Tuesday  5:30PM Men’s League
Wednesday  5:30PM Ladies League
Thursday  9AM Men’s Senior League
May 4 Platte City Chamber Golf Tournament
May 5 & 6 Men’s Association Match Play 36 holes
May 19 Knights of Columbus Tournament
To make reservations for any of these events or for more information:  Please call 816-270-4653 or please email Jackie: jhalloran@kempersports.com

HILLCREST RESALE STORE
We have relocated our South Platte Thrift Shop off 64th & I-29
Huge- New Non-Profit -Hillcrest Thrift Shop Open to the public. Stop by to see why we're voted best Thrift shop in the Northland!
New Location:
6501 N Cosby Ave, KCMO 64151
(Picture Hills Shopping Center (north off 64th / just west of I-29)
Get a free $5 off coupon just for signing in our new loyalty program.

PARKVILLE
15th Annual Parkville Microbrew Fest
Date: Sat, Apr 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Admission starts at 11:00 am
Gates open at 1:00 pm
Cost:  $36
Volunteers needed - sign up here
Kick off the summer with live music and handcrafted Ales in Historic Downtown Parkville, Missouri!  Guests will receive a commemorative logo tasting glass, a custom tasting note sheet, and live music.  Food will be available for purchase. 
Come to English Landing Park in Historic Downtown Parkville and further your beer education - - enjoy the best craft beers, live music, great food, and shop beer related merchandise. 
Click here for more information
or contact MSPA, 816-505-2227
SAVE THE DATE
Platte County Mother's Day 5K/10K
Saturday, May 12
English Landing Park
The Platte County Back to School Fair Association invites you to participate in the 3rd Annual Platte County Mother's Day 5K/10K. The event will raise money to purchase school supplies for children in need at The Back to School Fair held in August.
Designed by Runners for Runners. Certified 5K/10K course at the beautiful English Landing Park in Parkville, MO. Fast course with under 20 ft elevation gain, and with minimal turns. The race can be observed from several locations. 
Adult Registration $35.00
Students 18 & Under $15.00
Packet Pickup: Friday, May 11th, from 5pm-6:30pm at The Running Well Store, 6106 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64154. Race day packet pickup at race site starting at 8am.  More information and registration here.  Sponsored by Platte County Back to School Fair Association

Platte City
Mid Continent Public Library Presents
Bonnie & Clyde - Platte City 7/20/33 Shoot-Out Exhibit    Apr. 1st - 30th
Everything you want to know about what really happened!
Courtesy of Stephen E. Doeren, P.H.D.
For info call:  816-858-2322

TOUR de PLATTE
Save the Date
June 2nd - 8am
Join the Riverside Area Chamber of Commerce and Platte County Parks for the Tour de Platte - a free bicycle ride designed for bikers of all levels to cycle through the trails, parks and back roads of Platte County. Three route options are available (10, 18 & 34 miles) and begins at  8:00 am at E.H. Young Park in Riverside, MO. Afterward, riders can enjoy a breakfast of baked goods and coffee. T-shirts will be on sale for $6 through the online registration (t-shirt order deadline is May 20th). Registration is open at www.platteparks.com.

Jowler Creek Winery
Sippin' and Singin' Saturday Nights
Every Saturday Night, 6-9 pm
Gather your friends and come relax in our indoor
barrel room night with live acoustic rock-and-roll
music by the following musicians:
April 28 - Jason Riley
We’ll be selling wine and beer by the glass and bottle, and we’ll also have picnic pails with warm, fresh bread and delectable cheeses and salamis available for purchase.
April 29
Strawberry Shortcake Sangria Sunday
Sunday, April 29, 2018
11am - 5pm
16905 Jowler Creek Road Platte City, MO, 64079 United States (map)
The weather is getting warmer and the trees are staring to bloom – Spring is in the air! Get out and enjoy all Spring has to offer by take a trip to the winery this Sunday. This is the only time of the year we’ll have our special “Strawberry Shortcake Sangria” available in the tasting room by the glass and carafe. Come out to enjoy it before it’s gone!

AMC Barrywoods Theatres
http://www.amctheatres.com/
888-AMC-4FUN


Copyright © 2018 Platte County CVB, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Platte County CVB
11724 NW Plaza Circle
Suite 200
Kansas City
MO 64153

Platte County EDC News - April 2018

Platte County EDC News - April 2018

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Save the date!

Plan to join us as we celebrate our 30th anniversary and honor those who have guided our success over the decades.

Time: Friday, June 1
Date: 11:30am-1pm
Place: Marriott KCI, 775 Brasilia Ave, Kansas City, MO 64153

Invitations will be sent on May 4th. Sponsorships are available, contact Alicia Stephens on 816-270-2109 or Stephanie Gillespie on 816-270-2134.


Upcoming Meeting and Events

Committee Meetings
Location: Platte County Resource Center, 11724 NW Plaza Circle, KCMO 

  • KCI Area Development will meet at 7:30am on Thursday, May 3rd. Terry Leeds from Kansas City Water Services will be speaking about water infrastructure.

  • KCI TIF Advisory Committee and Platte Purchase TIF Advisory Committee will jointly meet at 8am on Wednesday, May 16th.
  • Public Policy Committee will not meet in May, but will instead participate in a Joint Luncheon on May 22.
  • The PCEDC Board of Directors meets at 7:30am on Friday, May 25th.

To view the PCEDC events calendar, click here.To view previous meeting minutes, click here (the password is pcedc2017).


Board meeting update

The Platte County EDC Executive Committee has made a few Board meeting changes. Each meeting will now feature a Board Member Highlight to share information on the many companies and organizations represented on the Board. Vice-Chair Dale Brouk of Fivestar Lifestyles provided the first member highlight at this morning's board meeting, please click here to see more info.


Another change is a shift away from committee updates during the meeting, and instead minutes will be included in the board packet. A reminder that committee minutes can always be accessed on the PCEDC website here (the password is pcedc2017).


Community Development Day - Register Now!

PCEDC members are invited to take part in the May 14th Community Development Day, held at The National. Each year, commercial real estate brokers and developers are hosted, and the event provides an opportunity for Platte County communities to network in a Community Expo and on the golf course. 

The price for members is $250 per person, and that includes lunch, golf, dinner and beverages. To register, click here. The registration deadline is Friday, May 4th. Please call Stephanie N with questions on 816-270-2126.


Platte County Businesses in the News

  • National Beef, Kansas City Steak Co. parent sells majority stake for $969M. Read more.
  • KC health systems look to Northland for growth. Read more.

Transportation Infrastructure update

  • The new I-29 bridge near Tiffany Springs MarketCentre bid has gone to Clarkson Construction. It is funded through the KCI TIF, City of Kansas City, MO and a federal grant.
  • Buck O'Neil Bridge - MARC has allocated $40 million and MoDOT has allocated $100 million and $60 million from the PIAC sales tax passed in April. The project was not chosen for a Tiger Grant. A 6-month closure will start in June to make necessary repairs and will affect southbound traffic. Follow the project here.
  • Right of way negotiations have been finalized so the City of Kansas City can now move forward with the next phase of construction to open up the northern entrance and realign the 64th Street roadways. This phase is for road improvements to expand NW Prairie View Road north of 64th Street. There are other projects planned for other streets in this area (the Park Place TDD) as funds allow.

CVS Hiring Far set for May 4-5

CVS Health will hold its first hiring fair on May 4-5 for positions at its soon to open Midwest Distribution Center. Please click here for the flyer.

If your Platte County company is holding a hiring event, we can share the details on our website. We can also feature current job openings and link to your company's jobs page. Please contact Stephanie Gillespie for info or to include your company on our jobs page.


Sector Updates

For info on what's going on in Platte County, please read our latest Sector Update here, or view one of our "What's Happening" brochures on our website here. To read, click on Sector Updates and choose one of four available: retail, office, industrial and quality of life. Did we miss anything? Email Stephanie Neppl.


Investor News

Kansas City Aviation Department announced service from Kansas City to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina beginning June 8, 2018 on Allegiant. Read more.

Congratulations to North Kansas City Hospital on its 60th birthday! North Kansas City Hospital opened its doors as an 80-bed hospital with 200 employees, and today, the hospital operates with 451 licensed beds, more than 3,000 employees and a medical staff of nearly 500 physicians who provide best-in-class care to patients from all over the metro. 

Congratulations to Saint Luke's North Hospital for being awarded Primary Stroke Center Certification by The Joint Commission. Read more.

Shafer Kline & Warren sells to Iowa engineering firm. Read more.

Wells Bank held a ribbon cutting and open house for its new headquarters. The new location is 1100 Branch Street, Platte CityFlyer.

North KC Hospital offers health classes, events and complimentary wellness screenings. See full details for classes on their website or click here for the May schedule.

Platte Valley Bank offers a monthly "Eat & Educate Events for Small Business" series in partnership with MidContinent Public Library. Register online here.


LEADERSHIP INVESTORS



PLATINUM PLUS INVESTORS


 
 

PLATINUM INVESTORS


National Golf Club
Park Hill School District
Platte-Clay Electric
Platte County R-3 School District
Trammell Crow Co.
TranSystems
Velociti
Wells Bank
White Goss

11500 Ambassador
Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa
EDC of Kansas City
Gardner Construction
Harley-Davidson
Hunt Midwest
KCI Auto Auction
McCownGordon Construction
MD Management


 
 

Platte County Economic Development Council | 816-270-2109 |  www.plattecountyedc.com


LET'S WRITE A SUCCESS STORY


CVB E-blast 4/20/18-4/26/18

Here's What's Happening in
Platte County

 Apr. 20 - Apr. 26, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT
 

THIS WEEK IN WESTON
Saturday, Apr. 21
Burley House Market
Weston Whiskey
& Tobacco Festival Burley House
Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor, Check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue.
Riverwood Winery    
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Live Music with Jason Riley!
1-4 pm
Join us this Saturday for the one-of-a-kind musical stylings of local guitarist Jason Riley
New Wine Release!
Barrel Aged Still Cider! 
This weekend we will release our newest batch of Barrel Aged Still Cider!
Our Still Cider (12% abv) is made from fresh apples from the 2017 harvest. It is then aged in freshly emptied Kentucky Bourbon Barrels (this batch was aged in Buffalo Trace barrels) where it takes on the wonderful vanilla, caramel and butterscotch flavors and aromas of the oak Bourbon Barrels! The Cider has a beautiful clear golden straw color. It is a fantastic food wine, and pairs perfectly with smoked meats and cheeses
Weston Brewing Company
Historic Downtown Weston and Weston
Brewing Company
Guided Tours at 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM.
502 Spring St. | Weston, MO 64096
Reservations Call: 816.640.5728
Celtic Ranch
Tour of Scotland Whiskey Tasting
Sat., 4/21  -  3 p.m. $35
Sample from each of the five regions of Scotland, much more affordable than a trip across the pond. Springbank, Auchentoshan, Lagavulan, Edradour, Tamdhu. 
Holladay Distillery
Home of McCormick Distilling Co
#1 McCormick Lane
Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Click logo to register.  Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site.Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit www.holladaydistillery.com.
Sunday, Apr. 22
Burley House Market
Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor,  Check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue.
Riverwood Winery
Seated Whiskey Tastings!
Sunday, April 22, 1-3 pm -- Amazing Grains!
Whiskey can be made from a wide array of grains -- from corn, barley, rye, wheat, millet, oats, even rice! Joins us as we explore the flavors and aromas of whiskey made from various grains!  Includes light fare to pair with the whisky.  If you're not a whiskey drinker but you want to participate with your whiskey-drinking friend(s) please let us know. Instead of whiskey you can select a bottle of Riverwood Wine and enjoy the experience while you sip wine instead of whiskey!   $40 per person. To order call 816-579-9797.
The Winery Tasting Room will be open as well for our regular hours from 10-5. Come out and try some interesting beer or a bottle of wine with a flatbread pizza or a Bread & Cheese Board this Sunday!
Green Dirt Farm

1099 Welt Street
(816) 386-2156
Thursday- Sunday 11am to 7pm
Sandwiches * Homemade Ice Cream *Draft Beer  *Wine and cheese tastings
www.greendirtfarm.co
Holladay Distillery Company
#1 McCormick Lane                                 

Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Click logo to register.  Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site. Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit
www.holladaydistillery.com.
Cline’s Opry
Family Fun Every Sunday. Doors open at 5pm.  Sunday shows are from 5-7pm.National and regional acts are announced throughout the year.Sunday show prices are $12 per person with children 12 and under free. Concessions available. Like our Cline's Opry Facebook page for all upcoming events.
Tuesday, Apr. 24
Weston Senior Center  –  9:30am-1:30pm.
507 Main Street, Weston, MO. The center will offer those 60 and older from all over the area a place to play games, socialize, have a meal and enjoy low-impact exercise. There is no residency requirement to participate. Meals Must Be Reserved by calling 816-270-4100. The meal is a $5.00 donation.

This Weekend at O'Malley's Pub
(816) 640-5235 Weston, MO            
Fri. 4/20   
Bob Reeder                                  8pm
Three Dollar Band                        8pm
Sat. 4/21                                
Clay Hughes - Lower Pub            2pm
Bob Reeder - Lower Pub             8pm
Three Dollar Band                        8pm
Sun. 4/22  
Bob Reeder                                  3pm

Weston Coffee Roastery
413 Main St., Weston, MO
816-640-7045
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm
Facebook.com/westoncoffeeroastery
We are located in downtown Weston at 413 Main Street. All of our coffees are fresh-roasted at our location.  We are family owned and operated business.

AMERICAN PICKERS
Kansas & Missouri, we're coming for you this spring!
The American Pickers are looking for people in our area with unique antique collections and interesting stories behind them.  They are looking for large unique collections, interesting multi-generational family properties, or anywhere the guys can spend the better part of a day picking good stuff. No retail shops or single items.  If you have one of a kind items to sell reach out to them on their phone number 1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878), or email, which is AmericanPickers@cineflix.com
Mike and Frank only pick private collections so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.

The Farmer's House
Weston, MO
The Farmer’s House
A Place Where Farmers Live, Work, Play and Grow!
Our markets are stocked with unique finds and great eats!
Annual Plant & Flower Sale
4/20 & 4/21   10a - 5p   4/22   Noon - 5p
While visiting our markets remember to purchase Farmer Crafted Products…..Citrus Bath Bombs, Rose and Lavender Bath Salts and Dandelion Lotion Bars.
Downtown Market
415 Main Street, Weston, MO 64098
816-640-3276
Mon. - Thurs. 10 - 4
Fri. & Sat. 10-5
Sun. 11-5

AMC Barrywoods Theatres
http://www.amctheatres.com/
888-AMC-4FUN


EVENTS

ZONA ROSA
Spring Cleanse & Kids Yoga at KC Yoga Center
Register for the Spring Cleanse event featuring Jamie Durner, Holistic Wellness Coach, at KC Yoga Center in Zona Rosa! More details can be found at the link below. Also, don't forget that Kids Yoga is happening again next week, on Tuesday (at 5pm) and Thursday (at 5 and 6pm).
CLICK HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS »
Save the Date
Vintage Market Days

April 26-28
Vintage Market Days® will be back at Zona Rosa for their third market, April 26-28. Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. A portion of our ticket sales benefits Parkville Womens Clinic and they would love your support! VMD® is offering a BOGO Ticket Deal for a limited time only. Buy one BOGO ticket and receive two Early Buying tickets good for all 3 event days! Click the link for more information http://vintagemarketdays.com/market/kansas-city-metro-north/tickets.phpOffer ends at midnight 3/30/18.
CLICK HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS »

Improv Comedy Club - Zona Rosa
Tony Woods

Apr. 20-21
21 & Over
DC Young Fly
Apr. 22

http://www.improvkc.com/
21 & Over

SHILOH SPRINGS GOLF COURSE
Upcoming Events & Tournaments

Booking Graduation Parties NOW!
Tuesday  5:30PM Men’s League
Wednesday  5:30PM Ladies League
Thursday  9AM Men’s Senior League
April 21 Men’s Association 3 Club Tournament 9AM
April 23 Platte City High School Pirates Golf Conferences 8AM
May 4 Platte City Chamber Golf Tournament
May 5 & 6 Men’s Association Match Play 36 holes
May 19 Knights of Columbus Tournament
To make reservations for any of these events or for more information:  Please call 816-270-4653 or please email Jackie: jhalloran@kempersports.com

HILLCREST RESALE STORE
We have relocated our South Platte Thrift Shop off 64th & I-29
Huge- New Non-Profit -Hillcrest Thrift Shop Open to the public. Stop by to see why we're voted best Thrift shop in the Northland!
New Location:
6501 N Cosby Ave, KCMO 64151
(Picture Hills Shopping Center (north off 64th / just west of I-29)
Get a free $5 off coupon just for signing in our new loyalty program.

PARKVILLE
Save The Date
15th Annual Parkville Microbrew Fest
Date: Sat, Apr 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Admission starts at 11:00 am
Gates open at 1:00 pm
Cost:  $36
Volunteers needed - sign up here
Kick off the summer with live music and handcrafted Ales in Historic Downtown Parkville, Missouri!  Guests will receive a commemorative logo tasting glass, a custom tasting note sheet, and live music.  Food will be available for purchase. 
Come to English Landing Park in Historic Downtown Parkville and further your beer education - - enjoy the best craft beers, live music, great food, and shop beer related merchandise. 
Click here for more information
or contact MSPA, 816-505-2227
Platte County Mother's Day 5K/10K
Saturday, May 12
English Landing Park
The Platte County Back to School Fair Association invites you to participate in the 3rd Annual Platte County Mother's Day 5K/10K. The event will raise money to purchase school supplies for children in need at The Back to School Fair held in August.
Designed by Runners for Runners. Certified 5K/10K course at the beautiful English Landing Park in Parkville, MO. Fast course with under 20 ft elevation gain, and with minimal turns. The race can be observed from several locations. 
Adult Registration $35.00
Students 18 & Under $15.00
Packet Pickup: Friday, May 11th, from 5pm-6:30pm at The Running Well Store, 6106 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64154. Race day packet pickup at race site starting at 8am.  More information and registration here.  Sponsored by Platte County Back to School Fair Association

Platte City
Mid Continent Public Library Presents
Bonnie & Clyde - Platte City 7/20/33 Shoot-Out Exhibit    Apr. 1st - 30th
Everything you want to know about what really happened!
Courtesy of Stephen E. Doeren, P.H.D.
For info call:  816-858-2322

TOUR de PLATTE
Save the Date
June 2nd - 8am
Join the Riverside Area Chamber of Commerce and Platte County Parks for the Tour de Platte - a free bicycle ride designed for bikers of all levels to cycle through the trails, parks and back roads of Platte County. Three route options are available (10, 18 & 34 miles) and begins at  8:00 am at E.H. Young Park in Riverside, MO. Afterward, riders can enjoy a breakfast of baked goods and coffee. T-shirts will be on sale for $6 through the online registration (t-shirt order deadline is May 20th). Registration is open at www.platteparks.com.

Argosy Casino & Hotel
THe Supermatics - 9pm
Fri, Apr. 21
The Rippers - 9pm
Sat, Apr. 22
816-746-3100

Jowler Creek Winery
Join us for an Earth Day Celebration at
Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery this Saturday and Sunday! 
Looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate Earth Day? Come celebrate at Missouri's first green winery as we have a lineup of fun, sustainable activities lined up for this Saturday & Sunday - we'd like to invite you to come take part in:

  • SELF-GUIDED ECO-TOUR SCAVENGER HUNT so you can see sustainable wine-making firsthand and win a great prize! Come see our pest-controlling chickens, and learn how we use green technology, like solar energy and electric vehicles, to reduce the winery's impact on the environment.
  • BABY VIGNOLES GRAPEVINES$15/vine or FREE with a purchase of six or more bottles of wine (while supplies last). 
  • SUSTAINABLE SANGRIA made from our red wine and "misfit" fruit (or imperfect or misshapen fruit that would normally be thrown away) for just $5.99/glass.

LIVE MUSIC from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday night from Jeff Lux. Since Mother Nature has forgotten that it's Spring, Jeff will be set up to play in our warm and cozy indoor barrel room.


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CVB E-blast 4/13/18-4/19/18

Here's What's Happening in
Platte County

 Apr. 13 - Apr. 19, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT
 

THIS WEEK IN WESTON
Saturday, Apr.14
It's 2nd Saturday in Weston!
Second Saturday | April 14  Art Walk
Join us in Weston MO Saturday, April 14th, for our 2nd Saturday Event Art Walk.  Each participating merchant will feature an artist and their work.  Stroll down our quaint streets, enjoy shopping and visiting with the artists.  Have lunch at one of our fantastic restaurants, stop in for wine or beer tastings, or spend the night at one of our cozy accommodations.  Enjoy the day and help us celebrate the arts in Weston!
Burley House Market
Weston Whiskey
& Tobacco Festival Burley House
Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor, Check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue.
Riverwood Winery    
Live Music with Dan Bliss
Saturday, Apr. 7  1-4 pm
Join us this Saturday in the comfortable Winery Auditorium for great acoustic guitar and singing by Kansas City artist Dan Bliss!
Dan is a performer with a well traveled repertoire of traditional blues, folk and swing tunes.
New Wine Release!
Barrel Aged Still Cider! 
This weekend we will release our newest batch of Barrel Aged Still Cider!
Our Still Cider (12% abv) is made from fresh apples from the 2017 harvest. It is then aged in freshly emptied Kentucky Bourbon Barrels (this batch was aged in Buffalo Trace barrels) where it takes on the wonderful vanilla, caramel and butterscotch flavors and aromas of the oak Bourbon Barrels! The Cider has a beautiful clear golden straw color. It is a fantastic food wine, and pairs perfectly with smoked meats and cheeses
Weston Brewing Company
Historic Downtown Weston and Weston
Brewing Company
Guided Tours at 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM.
502 Spring St. | Weston, MO 64096
Reservations Call: 816.640.5728
Holladay Distillery
Home of McCormick Distilling Co
#1 McCormick Lane
Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Click logo to register.  Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site.Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit www.holladaydistillery.com.
Sunday, Apr. 15
Burley House Market
Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor,  Check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue.
Riverwood Winery
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Beer Tasting -- Stouts, Lagers & Ales!
10-5 pm
For this month's Beer Tasting we will feature Stouts, Lagers and Ales! We will be pouring North Coast Old No. 38 Stout; Wholehog Espresso Stout; Left Hand Polestar Pilsner; Dog Bite High Gravity Lager; Brooklyn Defender IPA; and Mainstreet 2 Hop IPA.  $7 to try all six beers and you get to take a beer of your choice after the tasting!
The Winery Tasting Room will be open as well for our regular hours from 10-5. Come out and try some interesting beer or a bottle of wine with a flatbread pizza or a Bread & Cheese Board this Sunday!
Upcoming Seated Whiskey Tastings!
Sunday, April 22, 1-3 pm -- Amazing Grains!
Whiskey can be made from a wide array of grains -- from corn, barley, rye, wheat, millet, oats, even rice! Joins us as we explore the flavors and aromas of whiskey made from various grains!  Includes light fare to pair with the whisky.  If you're not a whiskey drinker but you want to participate with your whiskey-drinking friend(s) please let us know. Instead of whiskey you can select a bottle of Riverwood Wine and enjoy the experience while you sip wine instead of whiskey!   $40 per person. To order call 816-579-9797.
Green Dirt Farm

1099 Welt Street
(816) 386-2156
Thursday- Sunday 11am to 7pm
Sandwiches * Homemade Ice Cream *Draft Beer  *Wine and cheese tastings
www.greendirtfarm.co
Holladay Distillery Company
#1 McCormick Lane                                 

Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Click logo to register.  Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site. Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit
www.holladaydistillery.com.
Cline’s Opry
Family Fun Every Sunday. Doors open at 5pm.  Sunday shows are from 5-7pm.National and regional acts are announced throughout the year.Sunday show prices are $12 per person with children 12 and under free. Concessions available. Like our Cline's Opry Facebook page for all upcoming events.
Tuesday, Apr. 16
Weston Senior Center  –  9:30am-1:30pm.
507 Main Street, Weston, MO. The center will offer those 60 and older from all over the area a place to play games, socialize, have a meal and enjoy low-impact exercise. There is no residency requirement to participate. Meals Must Be Reserved by calling 816-270-4100. The meal is a $5.00 donation.

This Weekend at O'Malley's Pub
(816) 640-5235 Weston, MO            
Fri. 4/13   
Clay Hughes                                8pm
Damian McCarthy                        8pm
Sat. 4/14                                
Clay Hughes - Lower Pub            2pm
Bob Reeder - Lower Pub             8pm
Damian McCarthy                        8pm
Sun. 4/15  
Bob Reeder                                 3pm

Weston Coffee Roastery
413 Main St., Weston, MO
816-640-7045
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm
Facebook.com/westoncoffeeroastery
We are located in downtown Weston at 413 Main Street. All of our coffees are fresh-roasted at our location.  We are family owned and operated business.

AMERICAN PICKERS
Kansas & Missouri, we're coming for you this spring!
The American Pickers are looking for people in our area with unique antique collections and interesting stories behind them.  They are looking for large unique collections, interesting multi-generational family properties, or anywhere the guys can spend the better part of a day picking good stuff. No retail shops or single items.  If you have one of a kind items to sell reach out to them on their phone number 1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878), or email, which is AmericanPickers@cineflix.com
Mike and Frank only pick private collections so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.

AMC Barrywoods Theatres
http://www.amctheatres.com/
888-AMC-4FUN


EVENTS

ZONA ROSA
Miles for Meals
Run*Walk*Senior Crawl  5K & 2K

April 15  info click here
Register online @ckemp@platteseniorcenter.org
Miles for Meals 5K is a run/walk sponsored by Platte Senior Services. Help PSS provide nutritious meals, socialization and activities to senior citizens in Platte County!
Registration begins at 7:45am in Town Square. Run/walk begins at 8:30am.
Pre-registration costs (through April 12): Kids $15, Adults $30, Seniors $20. After that, add $5 to each fee.
Early packet pick-up: April 14 10am-12pm in The Grove at Zona Rosa
For more information email Chanel at ckemp@platteseniorcenter.org or call 816-270-4100
Spring Cleanse & Kids Yoga at KC Yoga Center
Register for the Spring Cleanse event featuring Jamie Durner, Holistic Wellness Coach, at KC Yoga Center in Zona Rosa! More details can be found at the link below. Also, don't forget that Kids Yoga is happening again next week, on Tuesday (at 5pm) and Thursday (at 5 and 6pm).
CLICK HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS »
Save the Date
Vintage Market Days

April 26-28
Vintage Market Days® will be back at Zona Rosa for their third market, April 26-28. Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. A portion of our ticket sales benefits Parkville Womens Clinic and they would love your support! VMD® is offering a BOGO Ticket Deal for a limited time only. Buy one BOGO ticket and receive two Early Buying tickets good for all 3 event days! Click the link for more information http://vintagemarketdays.com/market/kansas-city-metro-north/tickets.phpOffer ends at midnight 3/30/18.
CLICK HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS »

Improv Comedy Club - Zona Rosa
Robert Powell

Apr. 13-15
21 & Over
http://www.improvkc.com/
21 & Over

SHILOH SPRINGS GOLF COURSE
Upcoming Events & Tournaments

April 21 - Men’s Association 3 Club Tournament
May 4 - Platte City Chamber Star Wars Tournament. May the Course be with you.
May 5 & 6 - Men’s Association Match Play Tournament
To make reservations for any of these events or for more information:  Please call 816-270-4653 or please email Jackie: jhalloran@kempersports.com

HILLCREST RESALE STORE
We have relocated our South Platte Thrift Shop off 64th & I-29
Huge- New Non-Profit -Hillcrest Thrift Shop Open to the public. Stop by to see why we're voted best Thrift shop in the Northland!
New Location:
6501 N Cosby Ave, KCMO 64151
(Picture Hills Shopping Center (north off 64th / just west of I-29)
Get a free $5 off coupon just for signing in our new loyalty program.

PARKVILLE
15th Annual Parkville Microbrew Fest
Date: Sat, Apr 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Admission starts at 11:00 am
Gates open at 1:00 pm
Cost:  $36
Volunteers needed - sign up here
Kick off the summer with live music and handcrafted Ales in Historic Downtown Parkville, Missouri!  Guests will receive a commemorative logo tasting glass, a custom tasting note sheet, and live music.  Food will be available for purchase. 
Come to English Landing Park in Historic Downtown Parkville and further your beer education - - enjoy the best craft beers, live music, great food, and shop beer related merchandise. 
Click here for more information
or contact MSPA, 816-505-2227
  
Platte County Mother's Day 5K/10K
Saturday, May 12
English Landing Park
The Platte County Back to School Fair Association invites you to participate in the 3rd Annual Platte County Mother's Day 5K/10K. The event will raise money to purchase school supplies for children in need at The Back to School Fair held in August.
Designed by Runners for Runners. Certified 5K/10K course at the beautiful English Landing Park in Parkville, MO. Fast course with under 20 ft elevation gain, and with minimal turns. The race can be observed from several locations. 
Adult Registration $35.00
Students 18 & Under $15.00
Packet Pickup: Friday, May 11th, from 5pm-6:30pm at The Running Well Store, 6106 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64154. Race day packet pickup at race site starting at 8am.
More information and registration here.  Sponsored by Platte County Back to School Fair Association

TOUR de PLATTE
June 2nd - 8am
Join the Riverside Area Chamber of Commerce and Platte County Parks for the Tour de Platte - a free bicycle ride designed for bikers of all levels to cycle through the trails, parks and back roads of Platte County. Three route options are available (10, 18 & 34 miles) and begins at  8:00 am at E.H. Young Park in Riverside, MO. Afterward, riders can enjoy a breakfast of baked goods and coffee. T-shirts will be on sale for $6 through the online registration (t-shirt order deadline is May 20th). Registration is open at www.platteparks.com.

Platte City
Mid Continent Public Library Presents
Bonnie & Clyde - Platte City 7/20/33 Shoot-Out Exhibit    Apr. 1st - 30th
Everything you want to know about what really happened!
Courtesy of Stephen E. Doeren, P.H.D.
For info call:  816-858-2322

Argosy Casino & Hotel
Phillip Michaels Band - 9pm
Fri, Apr. 13
Mikey Needleman Band - 10pm
Sat, Apr. 14
816-746-3100

The Farmer's House
Weston, MO
The Farmer’s House
A Place Where Farmers Live, Work, Play and Grow!
Our markets are stocked with unique finds and great eats!
Annual Plant & Flower Sale
4/20 & 4/21   10a - 5p   4/22   Noon - 5p
While visiting our markets remember to purchase Farmer Crafted Products…..Citrus Bath Bombs, Rose and Lavender Bath Salts and Dandelion Lotion Bars.
Downtown Market
415 Main Street, Weston, MO 64098
816-640-3276
Mon. - Thurs. 10 - 4
Fri. & Sat. 10-5
Sun. 11-5


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Our mailing address is:
Platte County CVB
11724 NW Plaza Circle
Suite 200
Kansas City
MO 64153

Platte County crime victims honored at annual luncheon

The murder of a Platte County woman that was solved when another woman survived a vicious attack by the same man was featured during Platte County’s 13th annual victims’ rights event on April 12.  Alyssa Shippert was killed in a brutal attack on the banks of the Platte River in May 2011, but her killer, Quintin O’Dell, was brought to justice largely because the woman attacked on Christmas in 2011 was able to identify him.

 Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd, Janet Williams, Pam Clark, Jill Casey

Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd, Janet Williams, Pam Clark, Jill Casey

The luncheon, hosted by the Platte County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, was attended by more than 100 people, including victims, law enforcement officers, county officials, and members of the public.  The luncheon took place at the Platte County Resource Center, and was free to the public.

Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd said, “It’s been said that we should bear one another’s burdens, and that’s exactly what this event is all about.  We want crime victims to know that the entire community will help bear the burden that crime has forced upon victims, and we will do everything in our power to achieve justice and help victims heal.”

Platte County’s luncheon is part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which runs from April 8-14 in 2018.

The luncheon included excerpts from a recent episode of On the Case with Paula Zahn, a television series that airs on the Investigation Discovery network.  The episode featured Alyssa’s Shippert’s murder and how O’Dell’s subsequent victim helped bring him to justice.

Alyssa Shippert’s sister, Pam Clark, spoke at the luncheon.  She recounted how Alyssa’s death deeply impacted her family. 

Clark spoke poignantly about her sister and told the audience that, for many months, there was not a day after Alyssa’s murder that she did not think of Alyssa and cry.  But she also spoke of hope, saying that, while her grief will never disappear, time has helped heal her loss.

The luncheon also featured the presentation of the Sara Andrasek Memorial Award.  That award is given each year in the memory of the Platte County woman who was raped and murdered in 2001 while pregnant with her first child. Zahnd’s office and the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department were in the final stages of preparing a death penalty case against Wayne Dumond when Dumond died while in custody.

The 13th Annual Sara Andrasek Award was given to the woman who survived Quintin O’Dell’s second attack.  Out of respect for her privacy, Zahnd’s office is not naming the woman publicly.

After sustaining horrendous injuries on Christmas 2011 and being unconscious in the hospital for four days, the woman awoke and was able to identify Quintin O’Dell as the last person she had seen.  Because she was able to identify O’Dell, detectives with the Platte County Sheriff’s Department and prosecutors were ultimately able to prove O’Dell had not only attacked that woman, but he had also killed Alyssa Shippert.

O’Dell was convicted of murdering Shippert and assaulting the other woman.  He is serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.

Zahnd said, “This year’s Sara Andrasek Award honors a survivor of crime whose strength, courage, and overarching will to live led to the apprehension of a vicious murderer. I believe that murderer would have killed other young women had he not been stopped.  Fortunately, he was stopped because this crime victim survived and identified her attacker.”

Zahnd presented the award to the woman with Janet Williams, who is Sara Andrasek’s mother.

A photo, from left, of Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd with, Janet Williams, mother of Sara Andrasek, Pam Clark and Jill Casey, who are Alyssa Shippert’s sisters, is above.  If you need additional information, please contact our office’s medial liaison, Tanya Faherty.

Eric G. Zahnd
Platte County Prosecuting Attorney
415 Third St., Suite 60
Platte City, Missouri 64079
(816) 858-3476

April PCEDC Calendar Reminders

April PCEDC Calendar Reminders

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KCI Area Development Team Committee

  • The KCI Area Development Team Committee will meet Thursday, April 5th, at 7.30 am. 

KCI TIF/Platte Purchase Redevelopment District

  • KCI TIF and Platte Purchase Redevelopment District advisory committees will jointly meet on Wednesday, April 18th, at
    8:00 am in the Platte County Resource Center.

Public Policy Meeting

  • Public Policy will meet on Thursday, April 19th, at 7:30 am in the Platte County Resource Center. 

Marketing/Business Outreach Committee

  • Marketing/Business Outreach Committee will meet on Thursday, April 26th, at 3:30 pm in the Platte County Resource Center.

Board of Directors

  • The Board of Directors will meet on Friday, April 27th, at 7:30 am in the Platte County Resource Center.  

Save the Date

  • The Platte County EDC will celebrate their 30th Anniversary on June 8th at the Marriott KCI. Mark your calendar and watch for more details to come!

 
 

Platte County Economic Development Council | 816-270-2109 |  www.plattecountyedc.com


LET'S WRITE A SUCCESS STORY

Repeat sex offender sentenced to 40 years in prison

A Kansas City man who had previously been convicted of rape has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually abusing two young girls.  Richard E. Hughes, 57, received the sentenced on April 5 after pleading guilty that same day in Platte County Circuit Court to two counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree.

 Richard E. Hughes

Richard E. Hughes

Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd said, “This defendant had already been convicted of rape and sentenced to two decades in prison.  Tragically, when he was released from prison, he sexually abused two more victims.  This sentence should ensure he is never released from prison to hurt another person.”

In October 2016, investigators with the Kansas City Police Department began investigating Hughes’ abuse of two girls, who were seven and nine years old at the time.  One of the girls had disclosed the abuse to a relative during a family meal.

According to one of the victims, the abuse began when she was two years old.  Hughes continued to have contact the girls and abused them for years after. 

Hughes admitted to authorities that everything the girls said was true. He told police he had been dealing with this sort of thing since he was “knee high to a grasshopper.”

Hughes was arrested in Buchanan County for rape in 1983.  He was ultimately sentenced to 21 years in prison for that crime.  

Zahnd said, “This defendant was brought to justice because one of these girls was brave enough to disclose to a relative what was happening to her.  That family member, in turn, believed what the girl had to say and reported the abuse to police.  We are better as a society when we start by believing what sexual abuse victims have to say.”

Zahnd encouraged people to visit www.startbybelieving.org for more information on supporting victims of sexual abuse.

The case was investigated by the Kansas City Police Department.  It was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Miranda Loesch.

A photo of Hughes is above.  If you need more information, please contact our media liaison, Tanya Faherty.

Eric G. Zahnd
Platte County Prosecuting Attorney
415 Third St., Suite 60
Platte City, Missouri 64079
(816) 858-3476

CVB E-blast 4/6/18-4/12/18

Here's What's Happening in
Platte County

 Apr. 6 - Apr. 12, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT
 

THIS WEEK IN WESTON
Saturday, Apr.7
Burley House Market
Weston Whiskey
& Tobacco Festival Burley House
Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor, Check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue.
Riverwood Winery    
Live Music with Jeff Lux Duo
Saturday, Apr. 7  1-4 pm
Jeff Lux Duo will perform in the comfortable Winery Auditorium.
New Wine Release!
Barrel Aged Still Cider! 
This weekend we will release our newest batch of Barrel Aged Still Cider!
Our Still Cider (12% abv) is made from fresh apples from the 2017 harvest. It is then aged in freshly emptied Kentucky Bourbon Barrels (this batch was aged in Buffalo Trace barrels) where it takes on the wonderful vanilla, caramel and butterscotch flavors and aromas of the oak Bourbon Barrels! The Cider has a beautiful clear golden straw color. It is a fantastic food wine, and pairs perfectly with smoked meats and cheeses
Weston Brewing Company
Historic Downtown Weston and Weston
Brewing Company
Guided Tours at 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM.
502 Spring St. | Weston, MO 64096
Reservations Call: 816.640.5728
Holladay Distillery
Home of McCormick Distilling Co
#1 McCormick Lane
Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Click logo to register.  Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site.Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit www.holladaydistillery.com.
Sunday, Apr. 8
Burley House Market
Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor,  Check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue.
Riverwood Winery
New Wine Release!
Barrel Aged Still Cider! 
This weekend we will release our newest batch of Barrel Aged Still Cider!
Our Still Cider (12% abv) is made from fresh apples from the 2017 harvest. It is then aged in freshly emptied Kentucky Bourbon Barrels (this batch was aged in Buffalo Trace barrels) where it takes on the wonderful vanilla, caramel and butterscotch flavors and aromas of the oak Bourbon Barrels! The Cider has a beautiful clear golden straw color. It is a fantastic food wine, and pairs perfectly with smoked meats and cheeses
Save the Date
Upcoming Seated Whiskey Tastings!
Sunday, April 22, 1-3 pm -- Amazing Grains!
Whiskey can be made from a wide array of grains -- from corn, barley, rye, wheat, millet, oats, even rice! Joins us as we explore the flavors and aromas of whiskey made from various grains!  Includes light fare to pair with the whisky.  If you're not a whiskey drinker but you want to participate with your whiskey-drinking friend(s) please let us know. Instead of whiskey you can select a bottle of Riverwood Wine and enjoy the experience while you sip wine instead of whiskey!   $40 per person. To order call 816-579-9797.
Green Dirt Farm

1099 Welt Street
(816) 386-2156
Thursday- Sunday 11am to 7pm
Sandwiches * Homemade Ice Cream *Draft Beer  *Wine and cheese tastings
www.greendirtfarm.co
Holladay Distillery Company
#1 McCormick Lane                                 

Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Click logo to register.  Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site. Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit
www.holladaydistillery.com.
Cline’s Opry
Family Fun Every Sunday. Doors open at 5pm.  Sunday shows are from 5-7pm.National and regional acts are announced throughout the year.Sunday show prices are $12 per person with children 12 and under free. Concessions available. Like our Cline's Opry Facebook page for all upcoming events.
Tuesday, Apr. 10
Weston Senior Center  –  9:30am-1:30pm.
507 Main Street, Weston, MO. The center will offer those 60 and older from all over the area a place to play games, socialize, have a meal and enjoy low-impact exercise. There is no residency requirement to participate. Meals Must Be Reserved by calling 816-270-4100. The meal is a $5.00 donation.

This Weekend at O'Malley's Pub
(816) 640-5235 Weston, MO            
Fri. 4/07    
Private Party                                8pm
Wild Colonial Bhoys                     8pm
Sat. 4/08                                
Clay Hughes - Lower Pub           2pm
Bob Reeder - Lower Pub             8pm
Wild Colonial Bhoys                     8pm
Sun. 4/09  
Bob Reeder                                 3pm

Weston Coffee Roastery
413 Main St., Weston, MO
816-640-7045
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm
Facebook.com/westoncoffeeroastery
We are located in downtown Weston at 413 Main Street. All of our coffees are fresh-roasted at our location.  We are family owned and operated business.

Argosy Casino & Hotel
DJ Casey Arnold - 9pm
Fri, Apr. 6
Funk Syndicate - 10pm
Sat, Apr. 7
816-746-3100

AMERICAN PICKERS
Kansas & Missouri, we're coming for you this spring!
The American Pickers are looking for people in our area with unique antique collections and interesting stories behind them.  They are looking for large unique collections, interesting multi-generational family properties, or anywhere the guys can spend the better part of a day picking good stuff. No retail shops or single items.  If you have one of a kind items to sell reach out to them on their phone number 1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878), or email, which is AmericanPickers@cineflix.com
Mike and Frank only pick private collections so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.

The Farmer's House
Weston, MO
The Farmer’s House
A Place Where Farmers Live, Work, Play and Grow!
Our markets are stocked with unique finds and great eats!
Annual Plant & Flower Sale
4/20 & 4/21   10a - 5p   4/22   Noon - 5p
While visiting our markets remember to purchase Farmer Crafted Products…..Citrus Bath Bombs, Rose and Lavender Bath Salts and Dandelion Lotion Bars.
Downtown Market
415 Main Street, Weston, MO 64098
816-640-3276
Mon. - Thurs. 10 - 4
Fri. & Sat. 10-5
Sun. 11-5


EVENTS

ZONA ROSA
Miles for Meals
Run*Walk*Senior Crawl  5K & 2K

April 15  info click here
Register online @ckemp@platteseniorcenter.org
Miles for Meals 5K is a run/walk sponsored by Platte Senior Services. Help PSS provide nutritious meals, socialization and activities to senior citizens in Platte County!
Registration begins at 7:45am in Town Square. Run/walk begins at 8:30am.
Pre-registration costs (through April 12): Kids $15, Adults $30, Seniors $20. After that, add $5 to each fee.
Early packet pick-up: April 14 10am-12pm in The Grove at Zona Rosa
For more information email Chanel at ckemp@platteseniorcenter.org or call 816-270-4100
Spring Cleanse & Kids Yoga at KC Yoga Center
Register for the Spring Cleanse event featuring Jamie Durner, Holistic Wellness Coach, at KC Yoga Center in Zona Rosa! More details can be found at the link below. Also, don't forget that Kids Yoga is happening again next week, on Tuesday (at 5pm) and Thursday (at 5 and 6pm).
CLICK HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS »
Save the Date
Vintage Market Days

April 26-28
Vintage Market Days® will be back at Zona Rosa for their third market, April 26-28. Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. A portion of our ticket sales benefits Parkville Womens Clinic and they would love your support! VMD® is offering a BOGO Ticket Deal for a limited time only. Buy one BOGO ticket and receive two Early Buying tickets good for all 3 event days! Click the link for more information http://vintagemarketdays.com/market/kansas-city-metro-north/tickets.phpOffer ends at midnight 3/30/18.
CLICK HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS »

Improv Comedy Club - Zona Rosa
Godfrey

Apr. 6-8
21 & Over
http://www.improvkc.com/
21 & Over

Jowler Creek Winery
All-new Chardonel Wine Release Party
Saturday, April 7th
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Many of you have been asking us to craft a dry white wine...We listened and will be releasing our all-new 2017 Chardonel Wine on Saturday!
This all-new wine is made with 100% Chardonel grapes. Chardonel is a hybrid to the ever-famous Chardonnay grape, but grows much better in our harsh Missouri climate. If you like Chardonnay, you're going to LOVE our local and sustainably-made vintage Chardonel. This new, dry white wine is full-bodied with hints of citrus and vanilla.
Be one of the first to try it this Saturday! Plus, we'll be offering 15% discounts off half and 20% discounts off full cases of this new wine (Creek Club members save even more - 20% discounts off half and 25% discounts off full cases) on this Saturday only.
We hope you enjoy this wine as much as we do!
Jason and Colleen Gerke

SHILOH SPRINGS GOLF COURSE
Upcoming Events & Tournaments

April 7 & 8- Men’s Association Masters Tournament in memory of Pete Boekhout
April 11 - First night of Ladies League 5:30 PM. Sign-ups are now! All skill levels.
April 21 - Men’s Association 3 Club Tournament
May 4 - Platte City Chamber Star Wars Tournament. May the Course be with you.
May 5 & 6 - Men’s Association Match Play Tournament
To make reservations for any of these events or for more information:  Please call 816-270-4653 or please email Jackie: jhalloran@kempersports.com

HILLCREST RESALE STORE
We have relocated our South Platte Thrift Shop off 64th & I-29
Huge- New Non-Profit -Hillcrest Thrift Shop Open to the public. Stop by to see why we're voted best Thrift shop in the Northland!
New Location:
6501 N Cosby Ave, KCMO 64151
(Picture Hills Shopping Center (north off 64th / just west of I-29)
Get a free $5 off coupon just for signing in our new loyalty program.

PARKVILLE
15th Annual Parkville Microbrew Fest
Date: Sat, Apr 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Admission starts at 11:00 am
Gates open at 1:00 pm
Cost:  $36
Volunteers needed - sign up here
Kick off the summer with live music and handcrafted Ales in Historic Downtown Parkville, Missouri!  Guests will receive a commemorative logo tasting glass, a custom tasting note sheet, and live music.  Food will be available for purchase. 
Come to English Landing Park in Historic Downtown Parkville and further your beer education - - enjoy the best craft beers, live music, great food, and shop beer related merchandise. 
Click here for more information
or contact MSPA, 816-505-2227
  
Platte County Mother's Day 5K/10K
Saturday, May 12
English Landing Park
The Platte County Back to School Fair Association invites you to participate in the 3rd Annual Platte County Mother's Day 5K/10K. The event will raise money to purchase school supplies for children in need at The Back to School Fair held in August.
Designed by Runners for Runners. Certified 5K/10K course at the beautiful English Landing Park in Parkville, MO. Fast course with under 20 ft elevation gain, and with minimal turns. The race can be observed from several locations. 
Adult Registration $35.00
Students 18 & Under $15.00
Packet Pickup: Friday, May 11th, from 5pm-6:30pm at The Running Well Store, 6106 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64154. Race day packet pickup at race site starting at 8am.
More information and registration here.  Sponsored by Platte County Back to School Fair Association

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Northland Ethnic Festival
THIS SATURDAY - APR. 7th

 

Platte City
Mid Continent Public Library Presents
Bonnie & Clyde - Platte City 7/20/33 Shoot-Out Exhibit    Apr. 1st - 30th
Everything you want to know about what really happened!
Courtesy of Stephen E. Doeren, P.H.D.
For info call:  816-858-2322

AMC Barrywoods Theatres
http://www.amctheatres.com/
888-AMC-4FUN


Copyright © 2018 Platte County CVB, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Platte County CVB
11724 NW Plaza Circle
Suite 200
Kansas City
MO 64153

CVB E-blast 3/30/18-4/5/18

Here's What's Happening in
Platte County

Mar. 30 - Apr. 5, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT
 

THIS WEEK IN WESTON
Saturday, Mar. 31
Burley House Market
Weston Whiskey
& Tobacco Festival Burley House
Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor, Check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue.
Riverwood Winery    
Live Music with Frank Rardon
Saturday, March 31  1-4 pm
Frank Rardon returns to the Winery this weekend to perform his
classic Americana tunes!  Frank will perform in the comfortable Winery Auditorium.
Weston Brewing Company
Historic Downtown Weston and Weston
Brewing Company
Guided Tours at 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM.
502 Spring St. | Weston, MO 64096
Reservations Call: 816.640.5728
Celtic Ranch
Asian Extravaganza
3/24/18
Join us on a tour of the continent that consumes the most whiskey. Now they're making their own to share with the world. We'll journey to India, Taiwan and Japan. Amrut, Kavalan, Hibiki, … 3 p.m. $40
Holladay Distillery
Home of McCormick Distilling Co
#1 McCormick Lane
Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Click logo to register.  Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site.Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit www.holladaydistillery.com.
Sunday, Apr. 1
Burley House Market
Many homespun crafters, wood signs, glass beaded jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, children and baby items, wooden crosses, home décor,  Check out our Facebook page at Burley House Market and Venue.
Riverwood Winery
Save the Date
Upcoming Seated Whiskey Tastings!
Sunday, April 22, 1-3 pm -- Amazing Grains!
Whiskey can be made from a wide array of grains -- from corn, barley, rye, wheat, millet, oats, even rice! Joins us as we explore the flavors and aromas of whiskey made from various grains!  Includes light fare to pair with the whisky.  If you're not a whiskey drinker but you want to participate with your whiskey-drinking friend(s) please let us know. Instead of whiskey you can select a bottle of Riverwood Wine and enjoy the experience while you sip wine instead of whiskey!   $40 per person. To order call 816-579-9797.
Green Dirt Farm

1099 Welt Street
(816) 386-2156
Thursday- Sunday 11am to 7pm
Sandwiches * Homemade Ice Cream *Draft Beer  *Wine and cheese tastings
www.greendirtfarm.co
Holladay Distillery Company
#1 McCormick Lane                                 

Distillery Tours
The distillery offers tours 7 days a week for $10 which includes a tasting. Tours run every 30 minutes. Pre-registration online suggested but walk-ins accepted. Click logo to register.  Explore over 160 years of history and experience Real Missouri Bourbon being made at the Holladay Distillery, home of McCormick Distilling, Co. Originally founded by "Stagecoach King" Benjamin Holladay and his brother, Major David Holladay, it is now the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi located on its original site. Please call 816-640-3056 with any questions or visit
www.holladaydistillery.com.
Cline’s Opry
Family Fun Every Sunday. Doors open at 5pm.  Sunday shows are from 5-7pm.National and regional acts are announced throughout the year.Sunday show prices are $12 per person with children 12 and under free. Concessions available. Like our Cline's Opry Facebook page for all upcoming events.
Tuesday, Apr. 3
Weston Senior Center  –  9:30am-1:30pm.
507 Main Street, Weston, MO. The center will offer those 60 and older from all over the area a place to play games, socialize, have a meal and enjoy low-impact exercise. There is no residency requirement to participate. Meals Must Be Reserved by calling 816-270-4100. The meal is a $5.00 donation.

This Weekend at O'Malley's Pub
(816) 640-5235 Weston, MO            
Fri. 3/30    
Bob Reeder                                 8pm
Flanigans Right Hook                  8pm
Sat. 3/31                                
Clay Hughes - Lower Pub           2pm
Bob Reeder - Lower Pub             8pm
Flanigans Right Hook                  8pm
Sun. 4/01  
Bob Reeder                                 3pm

Weston Coffee Roastery
413 Main St., Weston, MO
816-640-7045
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm
Facebook.com/westoncoffeeroastery
We are located in downtown Weston at 413 Main Street. All of our coffees are fresh-roasted at our location.  We are family owned and operated business.

AMERICAN PICKERS
Kansas & Missouri, we're coming for you this spring!
The American Pickers are looking for people in our area with unique antique collections and interesting stories behind them.  They are looking for large unique collections, interesting multi-generational family properties, or anywhere the guys can spend the better part of a day picking good stuff. No retail shops or single items.  If you have one of a kind items to sell reach out to them on their phone number 1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878), or email, which is AmericanPickers@cineflix.com
Mike and Frank only pick private collections so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.

The Farmer's House
Weston, MO
The Farmer’s House
A Place Where Farmers Live, Work, Play and Grow!
Our markets are stocked with unique finds and great eats!
OPEN HOUSE - Sat., 3/31 from 11am-4pm With spring around the corner and new merchandise rolling in daily make sure you stop by to see our new looks!  While visiting our markets remember to purchase Farmer Crafted Products…..Citrus Bath Bombs, Rose and Lavender Bath Salts and Dandelion Lotion Bars.
Downtown Market
415 Main Street, Weston, MO 64098
816-640-3276
Mon. - Thurs. 10 - 4
Fri. & Sat. 10-5
Sun. 11-5

Platte City
Mid Continent Public Library Presents
Bonnie & Clyde - Platte City 7/20/33 Shoot-Out Exhibit    Apr. 1st - 30th
Everything you want to know about what really happened!
Courtesy of Stephen E. Doeren, P.H.D.
For info call:  816-858-2322

AMC Barrywoods Theatres
http://www.amctheatres.com/
888-AMC-4FUN


EVENTS

ZONA ROSA
Easter Parade at Zona Rosa!
Sat. March 31  11am-4pm
The Easter Parade is returning to Zona Rosa on Saturday, March 31. This year’s event will once again feature a walking parade for individuals, families, businesses, and non-profit organizations; traditional family yard games; musical entertainment; and of course, the Easter Bunny! This event is FREE to attend and open to people of all ages! Please visit our website to download the registration form if you wish to participate in the parade. More details coming soon!
Click for Event Details »
Personal Safety101 with North Kansas City Hospital
Tues., Apr 3rd, 6-8pm
NKC Hospital Wellness Corner - Zona Rosa
Knowing how to defend yourself can give you peace of mind and possibly save your life. Megan Kimberlin, a personal safety advocate, shares her real-life experiences, teaches skills to avoid unsafe situations, and offers techniques to help you protect yourself on Tuesday, April 3 6-8 PM. Modifications can be made if you have physical challenges. Wear loose clothing. Cost is $10 and registration is required. This event is held at the North Kansas City Hospital Wellness Corner at Zona Rosa.
CLICK HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS »
Brain Balance Discovery Night
Wed. Apr. 4, 4-7pm
Stop in to learn how the unique Brain Balance program can help your child reach their full potential! Meet their caring staff, see their students in action, and talk with their directors to learn more at the Brain Balance Discovery Night on Wednesday, April 4 from 4-7pm. And take advantage of the Assessment Spring Special - regularly $300, now only $195! Call 816-321-2737 for more info.
CLICK HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS »
Spring Cleanse & Kids Yoga at KC Yoga Center
Register for the Spring Cleanse event featuring Jamie Durner, Holistic Wellness Coach, at KC Yoga Center in Zona Rosa! More details can be found at the link below. Also, don't forget that Kids Yoga is happening again next week, on Tuesday (at 5pm) and Thursday (at 5 and 6pm).
CLICK HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS »
Save the Date
Vintage Market Days

April 26-28
Vintage Market Days® will be back at Zona Rosa for their third market, April 26-28. Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. A portion of our ticket sales benefits Parkville Womens Clinic and they would love your support! VMD® is offering a BOGO Ticket Deal for a limited time only. Buy one BOGO ticket and receive two Early Buying tickets good for all 3 event days! Click the link for more information http://vintagemarketdays.com/market/kansas-city-metro-north/tickets.phpOffer ends at midnight 3/30/18.
CLICK HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS »

Improv Comedy Club - Zona Rosa
Michael Blackson

Mar. 30
21 & Over
Joe Torry's Easter Extravaganza
Mar. 31
http://www.improvkc.com/
21 & Over

Jowler Creek Winery
Wine & Painting Party
March 30, 2018; 7:00 p.m.
Looking for a fun activity for date night, girls night out, or just a fun night with friends? Come sip on some wine and paint this festive painting! The $39/person price includes all the supplies you need for the painting, a fun step-by-step lesson by local art instructor Oodles of Doodles, some yummy snacks, and a beverage of your choice!
Sippin' and Singin' Saturday Nights
Every Saturday Night, 6-9 pm
March 31
Gather your friends and come relax in our indoor barrel room night with live acoustic rock-and-roll music by Jeff Lux
We’ll be selling wine and beer by the glass and bottle, and we’ll also have picnic pails with warm, fresh bread and delectable cheeses and salamis available for purchase.

SHILOH SPRINGS GOLF COURSE
Upcoming Events & Tournaments

March 30, 2018, Friday- Platte City Rotary Tournament 1PM Tee Time
April 1-Taking Reservations for Easter Brunch-Seating starts at 11:00 AM. 12:30Easter Egg Hunt.  Don’t forget your basket! Pet Live Bunnies!! Bring your camera. Adults $20 Children 5-12 $10 under 4 FREE
April 4, 2018  FREE Ladies Golf Clinic5pm
April 7 & 8- Men’s Association Masters Tournament in memory of Pete Boekhout
April 11 - First night of Ladies League 5:30 PM. Sign-ups are now! All skill levels.
April 21 - Men’s Association 3 Club Tournament
May 4 - Platte City Chamber Star Wars Tournament. May the Course be with you.
May 5 & 6 - Men’s Association Match Play Tournament
To make reservations for any of these events or for more information:  Please call 816-270-4653 or please email Jackie: jhalloran@kempersports.com

HILLCREST RESALE STORE
We have relocated our South Platte Thrift Shop off 64th & I-29
Huge- New Non-Profit -Hillcrest Thrift Shop Open to the public. Stop by to see why we're voted best Thrift shop in the Northland!
New Location:
6501 N Cosby Ave, KCMO 64151
(Picture Hills Shopping Center (north off 64th / just west of I-29)
Get a free $5 off coupon just for signing in our new loyalty program.

Argosy Casino & Hotel
DJ Matt McNeil - 9pm
Fri, Mar. 30
Mudflap Mafia - 10pm
Sat, Mar. 31
816-746-3100

PARKVILLE
Cafe des Amis
Easter Brunch
Sun., Apr. 1st  11am-3pm
For details, click
 here

USA Today named Parkville's Main Street 'most charming' main street in Missouri 
It might be called Main Street or it may just serve that purpose. Regardless, these streets lead you into the heart of a small town. "It's a quaint, small town feel, so close to the metropolitan area," said Mike Carney, Main Street Parkville Association President.  When you walk up and down Main Street in Parkville, it takes you back in time."The pace is a little slower and it's a throwback to yester-year with some of the streetscapes and being able to walk along and go in and out of all the different shops," said Carney.   Watch Video to hear the rest of the story.

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Northland Ethnic Festival
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Platte County EDC News - March 2018

Platte County EDC News - March 2018

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Get out and Vote!

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Just a gentle reminder to get out and vote Tuesday, April 3rd.  Municipalities, fire districts, ambulance districts, school boards have ballot issues.To see what is on the ballot in Platte County, click here to go to the Platte County Board of Elections' website.

The Platte County EDC Board of Directors endorsed and supports KCMO's Question 1 which reauthorizes an existing 1% sales tax.  The tax will be used to continue the City's capital improvements program.  and includes the City's share of the costs for a new Buck O'Neil bridge.

Every vote counts, be sure to cast your ballot.


Upcoming Meeting and Events

Committee Meetings
Location: Platte County Resource Center, 11724 NW Plaza Circle, KCMO 

  • KCI Area Development will meet at 7:30am on Thursday, April 5th.
  • KCI TIF Advisory Committee and Platte Purchase TIF Advisory Committee will jointly meet at 8am on Wednesday, April 18th.
  • Public Policy Committee will next meet at 7:30am on Thursday, April 19th
  • The PCEDC Board of Directors meets at 7:30am on Friday, April 27th.

To view the PCEDC events calendar, click here.To view previous meeting minutes, click here (the password is pcedc2017).

Reminder: in the event of inclement weather, the Platte County EDC follows the Park Hill School District's closures.


Platte County Businesses in the News

  • Cost-effective service leads to growth at Jet Midwest. READ
  • Exide Technologies named a finalist for the EDC of Kansas City Cornerstone Awards. READ
  • Saving Sight opens up new headquarters. READ
  • SD Strong Distilling Co: Deal with 54th Street helps Northland distillery expand. READ

Platte City concept plan/design standards for east side of I-29

The concept plan and design standards for the east side I-29 frontage were accepted by the City of Platte City Board of Aldermen in early March. Click  HERE to view the site plans.


SpringHill Suites breaks ground

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The new SpringHill Suites on 8300 North Stoddard Avenue, KCMO, held its groundbreaking on March 19th. The new96-suite hotel is being developed by Falcon Hospitality Group and plans to open in April 2019. 

Councilman Dan Fowler was at the groundbreaking alongside Alicia Stephens, PCEDC Executive Director and Falcon Hospitality Group's Sam Bhakta and Dave Parmar.


Sector Updates

For info on what's going on in Platte County, please read our latest Sector Update here, or view one of our "What's Happening" brochures on our website here. To read, click on Sector Updates and choose one of four available: retail, office, industrial and quality of life. Did we miss anything? Email Stephanie Neppl.


New Retail in Platte County

New to the KCI Corridor is KCI Crossfit, located at 10767 NW Ambassador Dr. The gym offers early morning and afternoon/evening classes to meet the needs of employees in the KCI Corridor.


Jobs resources

If your Platte County company is holding a hiring event, we can share the details on our website. We can also feature current job openings and link to your company's jobs page. Please contact Stephanie Gillespie for info or to include your company on our jobs page.


Library & Clay County EDC Host Small Business Bootcamp

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Mid-Continent Public Library's Square One Small Business Services division will host a Small Business Bootcamp for aspiring entrepreneurs on Friday, March 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at MCPL's Woodneath Library Center. 

More info.


Investor News

Congratulations to Jade Liska for his promotion to Deputy Director of Aviation Planning & Engineering for the Kansas City Aviation Department. Jade will serve as project manager in the design and construction of a new passenger terminal at KCI. Read more. Also, KCAD announced that 772,062 passengers arrived and departed through KCI in February, a one-percent increase from February 2017. Read more.

North Kansas City Hospital offers health classes, events and complimentary wellness screenings. See full details for classes on their website or click here for the April schedule.

Platte Valley Bank offers a monthly "Eat & Educate Events for Small Business" series in partnership with MidContinent Public Library. Register online here.


LEADERSHIP INVESTORS



PLATINUM PLUS INVESTORS


 
 

PLATINUM INVESTORS


National Golf Club
Park Hill School District
Platte-Clay Electric
Platte County R-3 School District
Trammell Crow Co.
TranSystems
Velociti
Wells Bank
White Goss

11500 Ambassador
Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa
EDC of Kansas City
Gardner Construction
Harley-Davidson
Hunt Midwest
KCI Auto Auction
McCownGordon Construction
MD Management


 
 

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