Basehor Living

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
Kansas City Connection: Love, music in the air for Valentine’s Day
February 9, 2014
Songwriter Will Oldham, the bearded bard of our times, once sang: “It’s Valentine’s Day/And I’m catatonic.” But you don’t have to be. Whether you’re madly in love, happily single or somewhere else on the spectrum entirely, a visit to Kansas City could be just what you need to snap out of the winter doldrums and avoid the Valentine’s Day blues.
Tonganoxie Phil: Early spring is on its way
February 4, 2014
Longtime physician by day, weather prognosticator by morning. Dr. Phil Stevens has been practicing medicine at the same office in downtown Tonganoxie for more than 58 years.
Kansas City Connection: Plenty of culture to keep you out of the cold
February 2, 2014
Anyone in doubt about whether Kansas City offers world-class arts, music and theater entertainment should take a look at this week’s cultural calendar, which features premier soloists, cutting-edge theater and unique art openings. These events also have the added benefit of taking place in well-insulated theaters, where it should be possible to forget about the cold weather for an hour or two.
Kansas City Connection: Pack your appetite for Restaurant Week
January 19, 2014
This week is the fifth annual Kansas City Restaurant Week. From now through Jan. 26, over 125 different restaurants and cafes have prepared special lunch and dinner menus to give people a chance to taste why so many have hailed Kansas City as one of the nation’s top emerging culinary destinations.
KanCare, insurance struggles raise questions for Basehor family
January 12, 2014
Blake and Lance Tranckino keep their parents, Karla Holton and Vic Tranckino, quite busy. Blake and Lance are identical twins.
Kansas City Connection: From the library to a classic delicatessen
January 12, 2014
In addition to its extensive collection of books and reading materials, the central branch of the Kansas City, Mo., library system serves as an exhibit space, event center, movie theater and a home for frequent author talks and visits.
Kansas: Advocates raise awareness of postpartum mood disorders
January 11, 2014
Cami Kennedy believed her newborn baby was deformed and schizophrenic. Delusional and hallucinatory, she thought it was a normal way for a first-time mother to feel.
Kansas City Connection: The hidden gems of Westside
January 5, 2014
Happy New Year, dear readers. For this first column of 2014, I’d like to continue our exploration of some of Kansas City’s most interesting neighborhoods, businesses and events.
5 questions: Christmas clutter
December 24, 2013
With Christmas gifts can come post-holiday clutter. Organizedhome.com offers some tips for yuletide organization.
Five Questions: Flavors of Thanksgiving
November 26, 2013
As you sit down with friends and family this week over a big Thanksgiving dinner, you may believe you’re honoring a 400-year-old tradition. That’s not exactly true. According to the historians at Plimoth Plantation, who answered this week’s Five Questions, there was no pumpkin pie, certainly no Black Friday and maybe not even turkey.
Kansas insurance commissioner worried about changes to health care law
November 15, 2013
Kansas’ insurance commissioner said Thursday the Obama administration’s decision to delay by a year the cancellation of health care policies that no longer meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act could have unintended consequences.
Olathe couple come ‘home’ again with equine ministry
October 23, 2013
Joycelyn Yates says that sometimes to gain clarity, you need to change your surroundings, which is why a horse farm is the perfect place to connect with your faith.