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It's time to fertilize the lawn and treat for weeds
September 3, 2015

It’s dinnertime for area bluegrass and tall fescue lawns — after a summer of growth our lawns are hungry, as they have depleted their food reserves and need to be fed. September is the most important time for fertilizing, rebuilding the roots and crowns so that the dense lawn of our dreams will reappear. A strong root system is the foundation of a nice lawn. Cooler temperatures, fall rains, and the application of nutrients help the lawn recover from stressful summer conditions. Broadleaf weeds should be treated in the fall, as well. You can help protect our water quality when applying fall pesticides and fertilizers. Click here for additional tips from K-State Research and Extension.

POPS in the PARK
September 2, 2015

The Kansas City Symphony will present its annual "POPS in the PARK" free concert on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park. The concert will celebrate the holiday with familiar classics, from the “Star-Spangled Banner” and Carousel to Star Wars and Superman. The program will be led by Kansas City Symphony Associate Conductor Aram Demirjian. Here's the scoop:

  • The parking lot opens at 4:30 p.m.
  • Gates open at 5 p.m.
  • The symphony's instrument petting zoo, a pre-concert activity where trained musicians help youngsters try their hands at a variety of orchestral instruments, opens at 5:30 p.m.  
  • Entertainment by the Youth Symphony of Kansas City begins at 6 p.m.
  • The orchestra takes the stage at 7 p.m.

​Visit kcsymphony.org for more information.

Are you prepared for a disaster?
September 2, 2015

September is National Preparedness Month. It’s a great time for Johnson County residents to prepare their homes and business for any type of disaster.

Johnson County Emergency Management and Communication serves as the county’s designated disaster response agency. Their section of our web site is stocked with information and resources on how to prepare for a disaster. You may also want to visit www.joco72.org, a virtual hub for emergency preparedness.

Are you on Periscope yet? Johnson County Emergency Management and Communication has two livestream events coming up this month so make plans to watch.

  • September 11, 10 a.m.: Periscope live tour of the National Weather Service radar facility in Pleasant Hill.
  • September 14, 10 a.m. Periscope live tour of the Johnson County Emergency Operations Center.

Stay up-to-date on Johnson County’s National Preparedness Month activities on Twitter at @JoCo_Emergency

Join us at Meadowbrook today!
September 1, 2015

Curious to see our plans for repurposing the King Louie building into the new Arts & Heritage Center? Come to our community event on Monday, August 31 at Meadowbrook. We'll have project designers as well as Johnson County Museum and Johnson County Park & Recreation District staff available to answer your questions and take your suggestions. The event runs from 4-7:30 p.m. We'll have presentations every half hour and information booths, so drop by any time.

We've also got information about this event posted on Facebook.

Enjoy this weekend's weather at Storywalk
September 1, 2015

Get outside this weekend and bring the family to Antioch Park (6501 Antioch Rd, Merriam) for the new Storywalk book installed this week. In “Round Is a Tortilla,” written by Roseanne Greenfield Thong and illustrated by John Parra, children will discover they are surrounded by a world of shapes. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, but all are universal in appeal.

Storywalk is a collaborative program between Johnson County Library and Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Johnson County Librarian Bradley Debrick said this is the program’s first bilingual Storywalk book.  Its placement in Antioch Park ties into Hispanic Heritage Month, which is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, and will be celebrated by the library on Saturday, Oct. 10, with a variety of programs under the heading ¡Viva la Fiesta!

Each Storywalk sign includes a simple activity, and a question or rhyme in addition to definitions of the Spanish words used in the book. This book also supports skills emphasized in the library’s  6 by 6 Ready to Read early literacy program.

Public selects new Johnson County flag
August 27, 2015

Johnson County received nearly 3,000 votes for a new county flag design, and today revealed the winning design at its Board of County Commissioners regular business session. The Johnson County flag helps residents identify places where county services are offered. As part of a countywide rebranding effort that began in 2013, Johnson County adopted a new logo that can now be seen on county vehicles, informational materials and forms, the website, facilities and many other places. Johnson County Government staff worked on the design concepts in house. Flags will be replaced as needed. Thanks to everyone who voted!