Basehor Living

Kansas City Connection: All the best of KC Film Fest
April 6, 2014
Given its growth over the past few years, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Kansas City Film Fest eventually became one of the nation’s more popular cinema events. For now, the size is just right — there are plenty of interesting feature films and shorts to choose from, yet the festival is still affordable and accessible to fans of all interest levels.
Kansas City Connection: The Royals return, along with several great concerts
March 30, 2014
For a fun, relaxing night out in Kansas City, Kauffman Stadium can’t be beat. Good-natured crowds, footlong sausages and salty pretzels, cold beer and dip-and-dots ice cream, fountains, games, giveaways and music.
Artsy Bonner Springs businesses to cohabitate in former Masonic Hall
March 27, 2014
It is a well-known spot with a history dating back more than 100 years, and it’s about to be used in a whole new way.
Kansas City Connection: Irish food any day of the year
March 23, 2014
On March 17 at my downtown Kansas City office, amid the sounds of drunken revelry and bagpipes from the nearby Power & Light District, a colleague explained to me why she never celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. “Why should I?” she asked dismissively. “I’m Irish every day of the year.”
Tonganoxie hit with another green stripe Wednesday
12:26 p.m., March 19, 2014 Updated 02:24 p.m.
Another green line magically has appeared in downtown Tonganoxie.
A day in the life of chemo: Positivity is medicine, too
March 19, 2014
About to start chemotherapy the other day, Michael Meyer was in a joking mood.
Baldwin City couple turns to medical marijuana as lifeline for 2-year-old son
March 19, 2014
The lower-body cast that 2-year-old Otis Reed has worn since breaking his right femur Feb. 23 is decorated the red and blue of the Kansas Jayhawks. There’s a lot of pride of place in that choice.
Kansas City Connection: Sporting KC scores with new food options
March 16, 2014
It’s hard to imagine Sporting Kansas City having a much better season than it did in 2013. Winners of the MLS Cup, and a close second in the race for the Supporter’s Shield (awarded to the Major League Soccer club with the most points in regular season play), 2013 was one for the books.
Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade rolling through downtown Saturday
March 10, 2014
Irish eyes likely will be smiling Saturday in downtown Tonganoxie.
Kansas City Connection: Big 12 tournament, ‘Star Trek’ coming to downtown
March 9, 2014
Spring is almost here, and downtown Kansas City is poised to host one of the most action-packed weekends of 2014 thanks to two very different cultural phenomena: College basketball and Star Trek. Though the two worlds aren’t expected to cross over, you might be able to experience both if you act quickly on tickets.
Marble Crazy brings marble madness to Bonner Springs
March 8, 2014
Marble Crazy 2014 was marble madness Saturday at the Moon Marble Co. in downtown Bonner Springs.
Absolutely ‘marbleous’: Glass art enthusiasts get Marble Crazy sneak peek
March 6, 2014
A handful of glass artists and glass art enthusiasts crowded around the workbench at Moon Marble Co. Thursday, watching Cathy Richardson and her son, Colin Richardson, create their unique glass pieces.
Kansas City Connection: Where to mine for quality vintage artifacts
March 2, 2014
When I visit other cities, one of my favorite pastimes is browsing secondhand stores, antique shops or any other place I can find castoff treasures and well-worn trinkets. Leafing through old maps and trying to divine the mysterious backstory of curious old artifacts is a lot like visiting a museum.
Kansas City Connection: Where to find the best Chinese food
February 23, 2014
A friend asked me the other day what the best Chinese restaurant is in Kansas City. That’s easy, I thought.