Basehor Living

Kansas City Connection: Reveling in the Royals
October 19, 2014
A couple of months ago after I turned in a column speaking about the Kansas City Royals in glowing terms, my editor sounded a word of caution: “The last time you wrote about the Royals, they went into a slump,” he warned. As superstitious, Kansas City-raised children of the ’80s, we agreed to keep the praise in check lest we inadvertently spoil things for the boys in blue. But any worries about jinxes are past us now.
Kansas City Connection: Where every day is First Friday
October 12, 2014
When I hear about the art galleries in the Crossroads neighborhood, I almost immediately think of the monthly art walks on First Fridays.
Crafty Bonner nonprofit seeks to create art, benefit children
October 1, 2014
Roberta Hicks said it’s hard to explain, in just a few words, all that she wants her new non-profit organization to accomplish.
Kaw Valley Farm Tour showcasing farms throughout area
September 28, 2014
Several area farms will be participating in this year’s Kaw Valley Tour. Roughly 30 farms will be part of this year’s tour, which will be Friday and Saturday. The tour always takes place the first full weekend in October.
Kansas City Connection: Barbecue that’s out of this world
September 28, 2014
In case you haven’t heard, the World Series is coming to Kansas City next weekend. No, I’m not talking about Royals baseball. I’m talking about the World Series of Barbecue, the American Royal-hosted event that features a whopping 550 teams and a $50,000 prize.
Kansas City Connection: Plains Indians come to the Nelson, and get your fill of apple cider
September 21, 2014
If you’re driving around the Plaza or the Volker neighborhoods of Kansas City and see several giant teepees, don’t worry — you’re not hallucinating. The temporary teepees are in place to promote Nelson-Atkins Museum’s newly opened exhibit, “Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky,” which runs through Jan. 11, 2015.
Deadline for citywide garage sale ads is Monday
September 16, 2014
Tonganoxie’s citywide garage sale is almost here.
TOPS to have informational meeting this Saturday
September 16, 2014
The Taking Off Pounds Sensibly organization has a chapter that meets on Thursday mornings, but it’s looking to expand to offer an evening meeting for those who can’t attend daytime meetings.
Vietnam vet named grand marshal for Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade
September 12, 2014
A Vietnam veteran who grew up in Leavenworth will be this year’s Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade grand marshal.
Face to Face: Basehor minister Howie Lucas
September 9, 2014
First Baptist Church of Basehor’s new youth and adult minister, Howie Lucas, is the subject of this week’s Face to Face column.
Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids
September 8, 2014
Hundreds of children in about a dozen states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials suspect may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.
Kansas City Connection: The circus comes to town, and the return of Ren Fest
September 7, 2014
School may be back in session, but those looking to treat their families to some fun performances and outdoor activities will have some good chances to do so this week in the Kansas City area.
Cooler weather delaying Tonganoxie sunflower field blooms
12:12 p.m., August 29, 2014 Updated 12:12 p.m.
A popular photo backdrop is expected to be in prime form the next two weekends. Ted and Kris Grinter’s sunflowers should be ready for pictures in the coming days, according to Kris’ blog, krisgrinter.blogspot.com.
Creative critters in Leavenworth County?
Animals create ‘art’ for local Humane Society
August 27, 2014
One person’s art is an animal’s chance to traipse across some tarp.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs pastor Matt Clough
August 20, 2014
Matt Clough, pastor of the new The Fellowship West church in Bonner Springs, is the subject of this week’s Face to Face column.

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