After a 129-year break, the most famous Western city in the world gets back to its roots by mounting a spectacular cattle drive down Wyatt Earp Boulevard. Organizers hope the event will inject new life and tourism dollars into what is already the second largest community festival in Kansas.
Clinical social worker Leslie Abbey of Prairie Village, a licensed clinical social worker and the founder of Inspired Minds Kansas City, says troubled kids often just need food and a caring adult who listens. n July, Abbey began leading Teen Chat discussion groups for urban youths on Monday nights at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.
The 83rd annual Plaza Art Fair featured more than 500 artists displaying their work along Nichols Road and Ward Parkway, Experience ArtsKC zones, three live music stages, and local restaurants offering distinctive dishes.
If home is where the heart is, Ray Wagley’s home is in a bottle. A glass bottle, that is. You see, Wagley is an artist. For the past four decades, the 74-year-old Lansing barber has handcrafted miniature houses inside of glass bottles.
Francine Nelson of Kansas City is a volunteer with Kansas City Community Gardens. She grows vegetables at three urban gardens and sells food at the Grown in Ivanhoe farmers market, 3700 Woodland Ave., from 5-7 p.m. Friday evenings through September.
Dan Gates was excited about a coming blind date. It was April 1964, and 24-year-old Dan was finishing his seminary studies in Kansas City, Kan. He had an opportunity to speak as a guest preacher in Boone, Iowa, and a friend had arranged for him to meet the host minister’s daughter, Edie Eicher, 22. That Saturday night, Dan and Edie had dinner with his friend.
You can, in fact, go through the hundreds of pictures on your digital camera and not go into photo overload. Organization and editing are key to helping you sort through them and — yes, it’s possible! — put them on display.
The farmers markets at City Market, Waldo and Overland Park are great places to make connections to the people who grow and make the food you buy. Families seeking out local, healthy choices are keeping business booming.
Kemper will introduce Kansas City developer J.C. Nichols, as portrayed by historian Bill Worley, in an installment of “Meet the Past” with Kansas City Public Library director (and Kemper’s second cousin) R. Crosby Kemper III at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11.
DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: I want out of the lakeside vacation cottage that I inherited from my grandfather. He left it to me a couple of years ago, with the request that I let my cousins use it, too. Well, between property taxes, utilities and maintenance costs, the place is very expensive to own.