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Local beekeeper has the sweetest job in the world

With hives all over southern Johnson County, a Shawnee beekeeper sells the honey in area grocery stores and restaurants. What began as a hobby is now his full-time business, involving 350 hives and millions of honeybees. Does he get stung? Sure. Does that deter him? Of course not.

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Lenexa’s Happy-X is two businesses in one

Happy-X combines a coffee shop and cafe on weekdays with a Peruvian restaurant on the weekends. Retail updates for Leawood’s Park Place and Town Center Plaza, and Overland Park’s Prairiefire. Mission’s new bar and restaurant, The Bar, plans a mid-November opening.

 

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Don’t let Kansas lawmaking bullies succeed at censorship in Johnson County

Kansas lawmakers spent a good deal of their last session demanding “freedom” from the federal government when it comes to health care. Too bad their concerns don’t extend to freedom of speech and a free press. A delegation of 10 legislators visited the Johnson County Commission on Aging in an attempt to bully commission members into abandoning plans to publish an article expressing concerns about legislation.

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RJ’s Bob-Be-Que Shack becomes a tourist and weekend destination

Almost 11 years ago, chef Bob Palmgren left fine dining behind and opened to open  RJ’s Bob-Be-Que Shack off of Lamar Avenue and Johnson Drive in Mission. Business at RJ’s, which is named after Palmgren’s son, was slow at first, particularly on Sundays. So Palmgren started serving country breakfast. It was sort of like barbecue brunch, with eggs, smoked ham, sausage, bacon and cinnamon rolls.