Dwight Robinett, 66, drives a cab covered with Christmas lights for Taxi Taxi of Raleigh, N.C. Robinett, a retired trombonist from the North Carolina Symphony who has driven for the company for about three years, hopes to make people happy with his colorful cab.
All hail the Christmas cab
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Dia de los Muertos is not Halloween
These adorable Kansas City kids in their costumes are ready for Halloween
Black Licorice: Trick or Treat
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Dyeing Easter eggs with shaving cream vs. Kool-Aid
These 130 Salvation Army volunteers are preparing to feed hundreds in KC
Christmas elves bring KCK girl a new home and a special bedroom
Santa Vader visits Paulie’s Penguin Playground in Olathe
Secret Santa inspires kindness during sleigh ride in Independence
How much turkey will you eat and money will you spend this Thanksgiving? Here are some predicted stats to reassure you that most Americans enjoy a big feast, Thanksgiving football and Black Friday shopping.
Day of the Dead – largely celebrated November 1 and 2 – is about honoring the memory of loved ones, not trick-or-treating. Observers explain the significance of the skulls and altars and why it's important to distinguish Dia de los Muertos from Halloween.
With Halloween here (and all the candy that comes with it), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration encourages moderation if you enjoy snacking on black licorice. If you're 40 or older, eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could land you in the hospital with an irregular heart rhythm.
House + Home editor Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian experiments with dyeing Easter eggs first using shaving cream and gel food coloring, then Kool-Aid. One method turned out great. The other one? Not so much.
The Elves of Christmas Present surprised 13-year-old Hannah Viens of Kansas City, Kan., and her family by completing the renovation of their new home weeks before scheduled. Hannah learned that her brain cancer returned this summer. At her old home, Hannah shared a room with her sisters; now she has her own room. With the help of the more than 100 Elves, their pastor, who is also a contractor, got the home done on Christmas Eve.
Salvation Army Major David Harvey has returned to Kansas City to resume a family tradition in Christmas Day volunteering. With the help of 130 volunteers, Harvey is getting ready to feed 400 people locally and deliver about 600 meals to people elsewhere.
Olathe resident Paul Craig once again assembled more than 100 or so holiday inflatables to create Paulie’s Penguin Playground at 16617 Indian Creek Parkway in Olathe, Kansas. The free-to-the-public holiday decorations will be up and running day and night through Christmas Day. Craig also collects donations for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Almost ten years have passed since Larry Stewart passed away. Stewart was the original Secret Santa. On Wednesday, the new Secret Santa revisited some of Stewart's favorite places in Independence giving out $100 bills.
Neonatologist Robert Holcomb dressed as Santa on Tuesday and traveled to the neonatal intensive care unit at Overland Park Regional Medical Center for photos and to bring Christmas cheer to families with babies in the unit.
Bill Vaughan’s “A Story of Christmas” is one of the most cherished stories in The Kansas City Star archives and is reprinted every December. This year, we’re adding a new dimension to the story: an illustrated video storybook.