Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and the Kansas Recreation and Park Association recently presented the City of Olathe with a BlueCHIP Award to recognize the Healthy Communities Initiative. The initiative focuses on the total health of Olathe residents through education, support, and physical activity.
The International Society for Arboriculture (ISA) presented the City of Olathe Forestry Division the 2015 Gold Leaf Award at the Mid-Western Chapter conference on Thursday, Feb. 4.
Registration is now open for Two Trails and Black Bob Summer Camps offered through Olathe Parks & Recreation. Campers ages 5*-12 will swim, enjoy weekly field trips, play games, and more.
The City of Olathe is seeking volunteers for the Snow Brigade. The program matches elderly and disabled Olathe residents with volunteers who assist with snow removal from driveways and sidewalks when Olathe experiences a storm that produces two or more inches of snow.
For the second year in a row, the City of Olathe has been named one of the healthiest employers in Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal.
The Dorr Family Light Show features more than 40,000 lights and 16 million color combinations at Stagecoach Park, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd. The festive drive-up show is filled with animation, elves and music through your vehicle radio. The 2015 show will debut Thanksgiving night and will run through New Year’s Eve.
A new farmers’ market will open at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd, on Saturday, Dec. 5. Each date will feature eight vendors selling a variety of items, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, including farm fresh eggs, honey, homemade goods and more.
The 2015/16 market dates will be:
The City of Olathe is accepting sculpture entries for the 2016 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. The exhibit is open to all artists 18 years of age and older. All entries must be original work.
It may be 80 degrees and sunny, yet City of Olathe crews are gearing up for another winter of snow removal. City crews will be at Prairie Center Park on Monday, Sept. 28 through Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. training for snow removal operations.
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a tree killing insect, has been identified in Olathe. EAB is an imported insect that kills all species of North American Ash trees. Home owners with Ash trees are encouraged to learn more about this infestation early to make the best decisions for their trees and property. You can learn more online or visit the Kansas Department of Agriculture.