Valley Speedway kicked off the 2015 season with an initial round of sprint car races on Saturday. The year’s first races fell less than a week after the Grain Valley aldermen voted to green light the track’s race.
There are quite a few firsts involved in the “Once and Future Cities” planetarium show coming soon to Union Station. It’s the first time mathematics’ fractals have been animated and combined with music in a 3-D experience. It’s First Friday.
It takes more than sandblasting, tuckpointing and roofing to preserve a piece of history. A determined group of women and men would tell you that it takes time and determination. At the 130-year-old Bannecker School in Parkville, a promise is being fulfilled.
Teams from Smithville High School; Olathe Northwest High School; Shawnee Mission West High School; Lee’s Summit High School; a combined team from Blue Springs High School and Blue Springs South High School; and a combined team from William Chrisman High School, Truman High School and Van Horn High School in the Independence School District will soon head to St. Louis for the FIRST World Robotics Championship.
Oklahoma’s Ted’s Cafe Escondido has opened an Overland Park location and will open a Lee’s Summit restaurant this summer and another in Northland restaurant this fall. A longtime Burger King franchisee expands in the Northland. New Lucky Dynasty location in East Plaza and McDonald’s planned.
“Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning book, becomes an amazing documentary. Every so often, we encounter a story that reaffirms my belief that our country, our world, is, in fact, heading in the right direction.
I’m one of those people that if forced to choose would more often than not take the company of canines over people. They’re great listeners, nonjudgmental and don’t talk back. Does it get any better than that? I mean, really, who cares how much they shed?
A year after the shooting rampage at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom, the Kansas City community turned the first anniversary of the tragedy into a week of events celebrating healing and the human spirit.
Volunteers sorted and priced donated items in preparation Wednesday for the 63rd annual Pembroke Hill Clothesline Sale. The sale, a fundraiser for student financial aid and professional teacher development funds, runs from Saturday and Sunday at the school at 51st and Ward Parkway in Kansas City.