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Kansas City Maker Faire makes its mark with inventors, fans

The Kansas City Maker Faire — a collection of inventors, innovations and ideas — returns for the fifth year this weekend to Union Station. It’s the Midwest STEM-centric Coachella, a sort of science fair on steroids with exhibits featuring sophisticated robots and 3-D printers, all locally made by tinkerers driven more often by a sense of “what if” and a little “why not.”

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Fitness park debuts in Olathe

The park, which opened June 5 in Heritage Park in Olathe, features exercise equipment that is designed to provide a full body workout. Johnson County provided the park and Olathe Medical Center paid the $45,000 to construct the fitness area.

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