A locally produced Web series called “Kill Em All” brings national acclaim to its actors and director. Several on the team attended Lee’s Summit High School. The production offers a peek into the world of filmmaking in the Kansas City area.
The Learnscape, a gift from Hollis + Miller Architects, includes a covered amphitheater with seating that can be used in a variety of ways, as well as “learning walls” that function like chalkboards. Blue Springs is the second district to receive such a gift. The firm began the program last year in Olathe.
But stopping racism also require that individuals take actions in their own lives, a diverse group agrees. “A Conversation About Race” was held last week at Johnson County’s Central Resource Library in Overland Park.
The mother of murder victim Chris Bartholomew has created a scholarship in his name for students aspiring to careers in criminal justice. Misty Kirwan and her son used to play softball together, and an tournament raises money for the effort. Barholomew, a Gladstone resident, was caught in crossfire seven years ago when violence erupted near Westport.
Osteopathic physician William Legg advises students weekly in the manipulation lab at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in northeast Kansas City, the same place where he went to medical school six decades ago.
After a proposal from the Paul Mesner Puppets fell through, Bobby and Danelle McGee of Kansas City Carriages are proposing to keep their horses at the Gillham Road barn during the day before the animals pull tourists on the Plaza.
Inspired by homes he saw in Telluride, Colo., local businessman James B. Nutter acquired midtown Kansas City homes, painted them in brilliant hues and added colorful flowers. Now the area is home to an eclectic group of businesses.
Halloween is one of the fastest-growing consumer holidays with sales expected to hit $7.4 billion this year. More than two-thirds of the 6,332 consumers responding to a Halloween survey by the National Retail Federation in Washington, D.C., said they will purchase costumes, the most in the 11 years the federation has been doing the survey. Temporary Halloween pop-up stores have opened across the metro, offering a variety of costumes and decorations from fake spider webs to giant animated ghouls.