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    Merriam Holly Days

    Holly Day deals and special offers are coming your way from Merriam merchants this holiday season. Follow us on Facebook to see new offers throughout December. Check it out...
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    Giving Thanks in Merriam...

    As we approach the upcoming holiday season while continuing to navigate this pandemic, there is still so much to be thankful for in Merriam and across the metro region. Read our latest blog for five ways to give thanks this November! Read more...
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    Explore Merriam This Fall!

    Make the most of cool days and chilly nights with these quintessential fall to-dos' in and around Merriam. Check out our newest blog at the link below! Read more...
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    Explore What’s Happening in Merriam with Our Fall Highlights Magazine; View Event Cancellations

    Check your mailboxes! The Fall 2020 issue of our Highlights and Recreation magazine is now available.
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    Time Capsule Found in Irene B. French Community Center Cornerstone

    An amazing find! Construction workers discovered a small time capsule in the 1911 cornerstone of the Irene B. French Community Center. Read on...
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    Explore What’s Happening in Merriam with Our Summer Highlights & Recreation Magazine

    Check your mailboxes! The Summer 2020 issue of our Highlights and Recreation magazine is now available. Read on...
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    Turkey Creek Festival Scheduled May 16 Canceled

    With a heavy heart, the Merriam Parks and Recreation Department has officially canceled the 35th Annual Turkey Creek Festival. Read on...
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    Working From Home During COVID

    If you're one of the millions of workers finding yourself in a tizzy to create a make-shift office from your dining room table with files in a tote bag and a messy kitchen nearby, you are not alone. Check out these tips for working at home during COVID. Read more...
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    Play it Safe – Avoid Our Playgrounds

    While our parks are not closed to the public, we recommend you follow CDC guidelines and avoid our playgrounds and park equipment. Read on...
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    Local Love While Social Distancing

    The Visitors Bureau has created a local love challenge. Similar to bingo, it's a fun idea to try at home with your family while you shelter in place. See if you can cross off all 12 spots, and then, create a few of your own. Read more...
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    Merriam City Offices Closing to the Public Today at Noon

    In an effort to limit the community spread of COVID-19, the City of Merriam is closing all city offices to the public effective today, March 17 at noon through Sunday, April 5. Read on...
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    Travel Green...10 ways to reduce your travel footprint!

    This month's blog post was originally slated to discuss traveling green! We believe it's still a pertinent topic and one that we can all implement while planning our travels ahead--travels we hope can be a reality sooner than later! Additional Info...
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    The City of Merriam Prepares to Help Limit the Spread of COVID-19

    In a continued effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, the City of Merriam will close the Irene B. French Community Center at 5 p.m. today, March 13 with the plan to reopen Monday, April 6, 2020. All City events, meetings, and activities are also... Read on...
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    2020 Visitors Guide!

    The 2020 Merriam Community & Visitors Guide is hot off the press! Start planning your next Merriam adventure with this handy resource packed full of visitor amenities, Merriam locals' favorites, special features, a lesson in history, and so much more! View online...
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    Super Bowl Bound...LIV it Up!

    It’s been 50 years since Chiefs fans have felt this type of hype. The entire city is red, EVERYONE is excited about the big game, and the way this community is coming together is magical! Read more...
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    It's Your Time Off!

    Did you end the year with leftover vacation days? Take time now to plan for 2020 and use the time you earn. National Plan for Vacation Day is Tuesday, January 28–make a plan to claim your days for the rest of the year at the start of the year! Read more...
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    Community Spotlight: Jessica Arenholz, Drury Inn & Suites

    One of the friendliest faces you'll meet when entering the Drury Inn, Jessica has been welcoming visitors to Merriam since 2006. From greeting a motor coach to prepping for guest arrivals, Jessica definitely goes the extra mile for visitors in Merriam. Read on...
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    Tour Merriam

    If you're a group tour planner looking for new and unique tours, come explore Merriam. From instruments to dessert bread, candles to guitar lamps, Merriam has a nice blend of group-friendly tours. Click the link below to learn more and schedule today! Additional Info...
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    Meet in Merriam

    The meeting room at Meriam Historic Plaza is an ideal location for small to mid-size meetings, trainings or events. With affordable rates, an accessible location and top of the line technology, your next meeting is one click away. Find a Venue...
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    Pet Friendly Merriam

    In celebration of National Pet Day on April 11th (yes, it’s a thing–the National Calendar at a Glance says so), we thought it fitting to celebrate and share the fur babies in our lives, and educate visitors about Merriam’s plethora of pet-friendly places. Read more...
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    Parks & Rec Facilities Master Plan news

    In an effort to keep the community up-to-date on the development of a Parks Facilities Master Plan, there's now a blog dedicated to the issue. Click below to stay informed of this exciting master plan. Go to the most recent post...
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    Road Trip BINGO

    There's plenty to do with kids in and around Merriam. Stop by Merriam Historic Plaza for your road trip bingo card, then hit the open road in Kansas to discover popular visitor attractions, eateries and more across the state!

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