CampBiz – February, 2015

news briefs
KCMO Health Dept. offers records in the Northland
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department has announced that vital records such as birth and death certificates are now available at its Northland satellite office, 4420 N.E. Chouteau Trafficway. With this expansion of services, residents can obtain these records by visiting the downtown location or the Northland location. Records may also be requested online or by mail.

The Northland office is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition to other services, the office can provide Missouri birth certificates from 1920 to the present and statewide death certificates from 1980 to the present. The $10-$15 fees for these records are payable by check, credit or debit card.

A complete list of Health Department locations and services can be found at KCMO Health Department .
Kauffman Center now offers domestic partner benefits
Kansas City’s Kauffman Center has given us another reason to love this wonderful performing arts organization. As of Dec. 1, 2014, the center updated its benefits policy for full-time employees “in order to more appropriately recognize and reflect the needs of a diverse workforce,” according to a press release. The new policy extends medical insurance coverage to “any spouse or domestic partner regardless of gender.”
Valentine’s Day pet love
During this month that celebrates love, some of us bestow a lot of love on our pets. Nothing is better than having them professionally groomed or sometimes just bathed, especially if they are large. I’ve been going to Mr. John’s dog grooming for nearly 15 years now, and he’s groomed my various Scotties and Westies beautifully. He’s running a Valentine’s Day special, and you can see his ad in this issue. Call 816-444-5535 for an appointment. Another great groomer in town is Simply Grooming at 912 W. 39th St., 816-277-7348. Gia has also advertised in Camp and was classy enough to tell me that even though she was advertising, I should stay loyal to my groomer of over 15 years, Mr. John’s grooming, because she respects loyalty.
New director at the LIKEME Lighthouse
At the January meeting of the Lighthouse board, founder Chely Wright and director Char Daniels announced a change in leadership at Kansas City’s LGBT community center. Felicia Kyle, who is a longtime volunteer and member of the board, will be the new director of operations. Congratulations to Felicia for a well-earned promotion and a big thank you to Char Daniels for her leadership over the last three years.

LIKEME Lighthouse posted this on its Facebook page: “As many know, Char has served as director for almost three years, and has been the staunchest ally any LGBT community could have. She was hugely instrumental in creating LIKEME Lighthouse, has shepherded it through its initial formative years, and will continue to be closely connected to it. We thank Char for her leadership, her unstinting gifts of time and talents, and her friendship. Thank you to both Chely and Char for choosing Kansas City for LIKEME Lighthouse! And a huge thank you to the volunteers and visitors who make our success possible. So, Kansas City, we’ll see you at our third anniversary this March!”
‘Angels in America’ at the KC Rep
Internationally acclaimed director David Cromer will direct Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America from Feb. 20 to March 29 as part of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s 50th anniversary season.

Cromer, a recipient of the MacArthur genius grant, has directed extensively in Chicago, London and New York. At the Rep, he directed the 2014 production of Our Town and the 2009 production of The Glass Menagerie , which was named one of that year’s top productions by the Wall Street Journal. Early in his career, Cromer directed Angels in America in Chicago, where the show’s accolades included the Joseph Jefferson Award for best production.

Angels in America melds love, hate, religion and politics into a uniquely American epic. Angels in America, Part I — Millennium Approaches and Part II — Perestroika will run in rotating repertory at the downtown Copaken Stage. It is appropriate for ages 16 and older. Tickets are available at 816-235-2700 or KC Rep.
Feb. 7: Spirit of Hope church presents ‘Frozen, the Fundraiser’
This benefit in the church’s Social Hall is for the Community Breakfast Outreach, which serves breakfast to more than 100 homeless people every second Saturday of the month.

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