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KC Gardens

Growing hordes of Japanese beetles wreak havoc on foliage

Japanese beetles have been defoliating plants in the Eastern United States for years, slowly working their way west. The beetles are troublesome on two fronts. The adults feed on several types of plants including roses, grapes, crabapple trees, linden trees and birch trees, to name a few of the more popular targets. Its grub can feed on the roots of grass, ruining lawns.

Cooking 101

Meaty scallops are a summer delight

JCCC chef apprentice Isaac Dominguez creates a light dish featuring scallops. The shopping list includes a few specialty items, or try the easy substitutions instead. Here is Dominguez’s recipe for Seared Scallop on Escarole and Potato Salad With Vegetable Juice Vinaigrette

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Bikers cruise Kansas City and check out local breweries along the way

The KC Crewsers biked around downtown on Wednesday for a night of pedal pushing and beer drinking. The Crewsers stem from KC Crew, an adult rec sports program with year-round leagues and events.
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Bikers cruise Kansas City and check out local breweries along the way 0:48

Bikers cruise Kansas City and check out local breweries along the way

Kendael Armstead: I am not a stereotype 0:44

Kendael Armstead: I am not a stereotype

Ice is a 'luxury' you shouldn't overlook in your next cocktail 1:42

Ice is a 'luxury' you shouldn't overlook in your next cocktail

Rollin' Grocer offers variety, competitive prices to communities without stores 1:44

Rollin' Grocer offers variety, competitive prices to communities without stores