The Boelte Blog

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City of (People Who Love Their) Fountains

We were happy to see the article in last Sunday’s Star Magazine about Kansas City’s iconic fountains and efforts to raise money for those in dire need of repair. According to the City of Fountains Foundation, many businesses and individuals have made sizable contributions; for example, restoration this winter of the Seville Light Fountain in the Country Club Plaza is being paid for by Highwoods Properties. Thanks to $250,000 in private donations, the J.C. Nichols Fountain, which was recently dismantled by ARTworks of Kansas City and Belger Cartage Service for replacement of its pipes, electrical system ... Read full article...

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From all of us at Boelte-Hall...

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Season's Greetings!

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All aboard for Santa's Scenic Valley Ride!

Santa's Scenic Valley Ride Book Signing Prairie Village Hy-Vee Tuesday, December 23 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7620 State Line Rd., Prairie Village, Kansas Related links Help make Misty famous! More about Misty's book  Read full article...

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It's here!

Boelte-Hall’s 2015 desk calendar is arriving in mailboxes everywhere! As in the past several years, this calendar features the photography of Roy Inman, who shot more than 3000 images for his recently published book, The City of Fountains: Kansas City’s Legacy of Beauty and Motion; we decided to select twelve of those fountains and delve into the stories of the people and events commemorated by them. You’ll find answers to these questions – and so much more! – in Kansas City’s Fountains: A Year of Stories. You’ll learn about philanthropists who saw it as their duty to ... Read full article...

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‘Tis the season!

Local illustrator and author Misty McNally has been busy signing her book, Santa’s Scenic Valley Ride, at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa, which is the setting of her story. Misty’s mother and most of her ancestors were from Boone, and Misty grew up idolizing local railroad heroine Kate Shelley, collecting items relating to her as well as items of Boone railroad history. When asked to do a children’s story to read on the Santa Express™ excursion, Misty “hopped on board” to write and illustrate Santa’s Scenic Valley Ride. In the book, readers travel ... Read full article...

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Buffalo robes, glass bead embroidery, peace pipes...

If you haven’t been to The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, time is running out! This amazing collection of art and artifacts closes January 11. It’s not only a great opportunity to see some of the finest works of the Native American culture, but also a chance for you to see some of the largest wall graphics ever produced by Boelte-Hall. That’s right, our work is hanging in the Nelson! It’s been our pleasure to collaborate with the staff of the Nelson not only on The Plains Indians ... Read full article...

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Stray pup finds kindness and compassion in Nutterville

For several months, employees at James B. Nutter & Company cared for – and attempted to corral – a stray puppy hanging around near their office at 4153 Broadway. In June, Missouri German Shepherd Rescue (MoGS) stepped in and tried to help. Despite their best efforts, the little mixed-breed pup, who Nutter employees had named “Westport,” evaded capture. It wasn’t easy, but on October 18, two foster managers from MoGS were finally able to rescue the dog from her life on the streets. Filthy, full of worms and fleas, and suffering from a ruptured eardrum and a ... Read full article...