Shawnee & Lenexa

Cityscape

Emphasis on desserts is ‘worth the sugar’

The Dessertery opened in April at 5428 Roberts St. with items ranging from chocolate waffles for breakfast, coconut cake with a bed of lime curd, French beignets, flourless white chocolate cake and more. Also Overland Park is getting a new Westlake Ace Hardware.

Shawnee & Lenexa

Plans for Monticello library in Shawnee reveal modern space

Architects last week unveiled conceptual plans for the $18.1 million library branch slated for 22435 W. 66th St. in western Shawnee. The two-story, 33,548-square-foot building would feature floor-to-ceiling glass along three of its four sides, a thoroughly modern look designed to let in lots of natural light and attract attention from those driving by on Shawnee Mission Parkway.

Videos

Former Royals catcher Mike Macfarlane teaches unique knuckle-curveball to KC youth players

Former Royals catcher Macfarlane teaches kids a knuckle-curveball pitch with two knuckles gripping the ball instead of the traditional one knuckle. At his youth academy, Mac-N-Seitz Baseball & Softball, Macfarlane oversees 20-plus youth baseball teams. Video by Luke Manderfeld, lmanderfeld@kcstar.com
Luke Manderfeld lmanderfeld@kcstar.com
Former Royals catcher Mike Macfarlane teaches unique knuckle-curveball to KC youth players 1:10

Former Royals catcher Mike Macfarlane teaches unique knuckle-curveball to KC youth players

Chiefs camp recap: Tyreek Hill's speed, KeiVarae Russell is smart with money 4:11

Chiefs camp recap: Tyreek Hill's speed, KeiVarae Russell is smart with money

Chiefs president Mark Donovan defends parking price increase 2:14

Chiefs president Mark Donovan defends parking price increase

Cleaver on Kaine, Full Cleaver speaks tonight at Democratic National Convention 2:24

Cleaver on Kaine, Full Cleaver speaks tonight at Democratic National Convention