816 North Opinion

There’s plenty to discover if you roll with it in the Northland

Updated: 2013-10-09T11:56:25Z

By RICHARD ESPINOZA

The Kansas City Star

It’s less stressful to set out with a plan, but just rolling with whatever catches your attention can bring loads more fun.

And, Susan Vollenweider shows in her column in 816 North Opinion, it can surprise you with a new perspective. If you’re a parent who’s ever wondered whether your kid pays attention to your loving instruction on how to approach life, you’ll enjoy her tale of a special mother-son day.

If Susan’s experience moves to you just roll with it yourself, Jonathan Bender’s wonderful story suggests a place to start your jaunt. He began his stroll on the south side of the railroad tracks on Parkville’s Main Street and stopped to talk with the some of the colorful people who run the city’s colorful shops. Parkville is a charming town, Jonathan reports, and its challenge is how to keep marketing that charm well.

Glenn Rice reports this week that opponents of a new constitution for Clay County have failed in another attempt to keep the issue off next month’s ballot. There’s a public meeting about the issue at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Liberty City Hall if you want to learn more.

Elsewhere in this week’s 816 North, Joyce Smith writes in Cityscape about a new Northland clothing store that’s planning a grand opening. Ross Dress for Less has moved in to the former Stein Mart space in Barrywoods Crossing, and the company has plans for a Liberty store.

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