The limo ride. The fancy gown. The tux. The red carpet. It sure looks like a high school prom. Only these prom-goers aren’t even old enough to read. The new prom trend: sending pre-kindergarten children to prom.
The warehouses in the West Bottoms were built more than a 100 years ago for agricultural, freight and industrial purposes. Today, the area is a mecca for Americana shopping, chock full of one-of-a-kind antique and vintage merchandise.
Dre Taylor left the inner-city neighborhood of his youth for the good life, but he has returned to start Nile Valley Aquaponics to grow tilapia and vegetables — and jobs. Taylor also wants to teach the boys in his mentoring group about community service.
Westport Presbyterian Church members and the surrounding community heralded the church’s rebirth at an open house celebration Saturday. Following a 2011 fire, BNIM Architects blended contemporary design with the church’s stone walls to create a church for the future.
The problem with saving the environment is the conflict between conviction and convenience. Cindy Hoedel suggests making a mid-year resolution to do your part in reducing plastic waste. Train yourself to use reusable totes, try compostable coffee pods and cut back on the plastic water bottles.
This year’s speakers include a relationship expert, a sexual health activist and a best-selling author. You can watch live Aug. 19 at the Kauffman Center or on a simulcast. This year’s theme: “Question Everything.”
Erin O’Flaherty, 23, made Missouri pageant history over the weekend. The boutique store owner became the first openly gay woman to win the Miss Missouri crown. She will represent Missouri at the Miss America pageant in September, where her platform will be suicide prevention.
Bishop James V. Johnston Jr. will make a public apology Sunday at a Service of Lament. The diocese sees Sunday’s service as a new beginning in rebuilding trust. While the church’s many skeptics have great cause for their trepidation, reconciliation requires optimism.
AspireAssist consists of a tube implanted in the patient’s stomach and connected to a valve that lies flush against the skin. It allows the person to eat all he wants and then drain the stomach contents into a toilet.
The sheer number of clergy present at Sunday’s Service of Lament made a powerful statement acknowledging the pain of sexual abuse survivors within the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Their presence also signified the resolve, the strength of the diocese.