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News Archive - Page 4 of 13 - Rosedale Development Association

Rosedale Master Plan headed to Planning Commission

The Rosedale Master Plan is scheduled to appear before the Planning Commission at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 14, and public comment is welcomed.  After almost a year of gathering data and community input, the full plan is now ready for adoption. “It’s a thoughtful plan that gives a variety of options and that has […]

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Call for Feed-a-Family donations

This Thanksgiving, Rosedale Development Association is assembling Feed-a-Family baskets for the 31st year. During Feed-a-Family, RDA collects donations of nonperishable food items, household items, children’s winter wear of all sizes, and cash or gift cards to purchase perishable items. Community members in need are then given all their items just in time for Thanksgiving celebrations. […]

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RDA launches online historical archive
RDA launches online historical archive

For many years Rosedalians have entrusted their yearbooks and photographs to Rosedale Development Association. Now, RDA has launched rosedalehistory.org to share those memories with the wider community. Funded by a generous grant from the Kansas Historical Society, the website features an array of photographs and artifacts. Included in the website are six digitized Mount Marty […]

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Healthy Halloween is set for Oct. 22, 2016
Save the Date for Healthy Halloween

RDA’s annual fall festival, Healthy Halloween, is back on Saturday, October 22! The festival will be from 2-5 p.m. at Whitmore Playground, 1412 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, KS. Healthy Halloween will include fun activities like ghost races, pumpkin painting, mask making, and a bounce house. Plus RDA will have plenty of healthy snacks to keep […]

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Erin Stryka
Letter from Executive Director Erin Stryka

Dear friends and neighbors, I am delighted to share with you that I have accepted the position of Executive Director at Rosedale Development Association. When I first came to Rosedale back in 2011, I quickly discovered what makes Rosedale special: passionate, engaged and talented community members working together to serve their neighbors. Rosedalians’ commitment to […]

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Inside Frank Rushton Elementary

Frank Rushton Elementary will host an open house to celebrate the completion of the new building on October 12 at 5:30 p.m. RDA staff toured the new building in August to provide a sneak peek before the public event. Rachel Hohendorf, a 3rd grade teacher at Frank Rushton, said, “This is a beautiful space with lots […]

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Volunteers assist community members by providing minor home repairs.
Christmas in October gears up for annual event

On October 8, hundreds of homes around the Kansas City metro will receive home repair services through Christmas in October. Christmas in October, a non-profit that has been repairing Kansas City homes for 33 years, has provided home repair to dozens of Rosedale residents. In addition, they have provided supplies and technical assistance to RDA’s […]

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RDA wins Girl Scouts Community Partnership award
RDA wins Girl Scouts Community Partnership award

On August 21, RDA representatives accepted the Community Partnership Award at the Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri Central Region Appreciation event. The Community Partnership Award is presented to a partner organization who has benefitted girls across multiple service units or communities. RDA was nominated for the award by Rosedale’s Girl Scout troop volunteer […]

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Adrianne Showalter Matlock discusses housing at Dinner with your Data
Thank you to our Program Evaluation Specialist!

You’ve read pieces of the Rosedale Community Survey results, quotes from 57 interviews with Rosedalians, and you may have even attended “Dinner with your Data” or read the full community survey results online. Did you know these are all contributing to an overall evaluation of Rosedale Development Association’s work? Adrianne Showalter Matlock has served as […]

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Summer Youth Employment wraps up
Summer Youth Employment wraps up

Thanks to funding from the Board of Public Utilities, Rosedale Development Association just wrapped up its 20th year of the Summer Youth Employment program. This year ten students participated, ranging in age from 14 to 17 years old. Participants were placed in local businesses such as Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care, Little Angels Day Care, […]

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