Shawnee & Lenexa

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Can duct tape really help float a boat?

For Shawnee Mission School District administrators, it was sink, swim or float when testing out Rosehill Elementary students’ crafts. Three of the six boats sunk in their maiden voyage May 12. But the educators say it was worth getting wet to show kids learning can be fun.

Shawnee & Lenexa

Shawnee moves forward on retail/restaurant plan

Bellmont Promenade, LLC, hopes to put in a retail and restaurant center on the southwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Maurer Road. The center would include 190,000 square feet of inline retail, 25,000 square feet of pad sites, 18,000 square feet of office and 22,000 square feet of small shops.

Shawnee & Lenexa

Lenexa townhouse project stalls

The Lenexa City Council recently decided to end its agreement with the developer for a project that would have built 61 townhomes with attached garages on 3.4 acres north of 87th Street Parkway on Penrose Lane.

Shawnee & Lenexa

DeShonte’ Cobin teaching young students more than dance

Cobin mixes in social skills and basic coordination for the beginners, while she encourages the older girls to talk about their stress at school or work on body image. Her Shawnee business, called Creative Movements, has been located in the Shawnee Village Shopping Center at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Quivira Road, for four years.

Shawnee & Lenexa

Lenexa marketplace taking shape

Carmen Chopp, the city’s public market manager, has begun soliciting tenants for the market. Target products include coffee, baked goods, local wine, beer and spirits, ice cream, pizza and unique food and drink offerings and products. All businesses will be owner-operated, she said.

Shawnee & Lenexa

At Barley’s, it’s not just about the beer

A pioneer of Kansas City’s craft beer scene, Barley’s wooed patrons early on with all sorts of sudsy fun: beer tastings, beer events, beer schools. And to augment the beer experience, Barley’s kitchen whipped up traditional appetizers still available and popular on the current menu

Videos

Shawnee Mission superintendent's advice to lawmakers

Jim Hinson shares his thoughts on how Kansas lawmakers should proceed with school finance.
Bryan Lowry The Kansas City Star
Shawnee Mission superintendent's advice to lawmakers 1:12

Shawnee Mission superintendent's advice to lawmakers

BV North graduation speaker discusses life in her new country 3:09

BV North graduation speaker discusses life in her new country

Tenth birthday is a milestone for British cancer patient Alex Goodwin 1:55

Tenth birthday is a milestone for British cancer patient Alex Goodwin

Chiefs coach Andy Reid was a prose pro as a sportswriter at BYU 1:55

Chiefs coach Andy Reid was a prose pro as a sportswriter at BYU