Basehor Living

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.
Heart disease kills ‘one woman a minute,’ Kansas experts warn
February 20, 2014
Jodi Jackson was only 42 years old when she suffered a widow-maker. The type of heart attack got that name due to its high mortality rate, but also because heart disease has long been assumed to be a man’s problem. The Eudora woman wants to change that.
Kansas City Connection: Folk music fest takes over Crown Center
February 16, 2014
Though you might not have realized it, Kansas City is now widely regarded as the folk music capital of America. At least that’s the contention of Louis Meyers, executive director of the Folk Alliance, a nonprofit that relocated to Kansas City last year and is set to host its 26th annual Folk Alliance International conference this weekend at Crown Center.
Fundraisers planned for Basehor twins in need of surgery
February 10, 2014
Local organizers have planned two fundraisers for this weekend to benefit Blake and Lance Tranckino, twin baby brothers who require reconstructive brain surgery