Friday, July 07, 2017

The Kansas City Friday News Link Pool

Normally, we save our admiration for Sara Jean and her body of EPIC Internets work for Saturday but this time around it seems the local blogosphere needs a bit of a tweak. And so, we collect the top news stories for today and in order to share our collective interests . . .

Celebrate KCMO Middle-Class Commerce

Sidewalk sale takes over Brookside Shopping District

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's that time of year again. If you're looking for a bargain, merchants of all sorts have lined the sidewalks in Brookside for their annual summer sidewalk sale. The area has more than 80 stores and restaurants that participate in their own ways.

Sleaze Summit Stays Losing Money

Lee's Summit city wages below average

Lee's Summit employees are underpaid in wages, but get more generous benefits than their peers in comparable cities, according to a study commissioned by the city. Over the next couple of months, the Lee's Summit City Council will decide if it will change that mix.

Summer Hotness On The Way

First Alert: Heat wave coming next week

It could get dangerously hot next week throughout the Kansas City metro.

Golden Ghetto Good Life Ranking

Overland Park named top 15 'wellthiest' cities in America

The city of Overland Park is receiving national attention for being named one of the top 15 'wellthiest' cities in America. Women's Health teamed up with Yelp to pinpoint the happiest and healthiest communities in America, and Overland Park made the cut.

Kansas City Career path

Former Kansas City Child-Star Harmonica Player Is Now More Than A Man - He's A One-Man Band

It's been twenty years since Brody Buster's first round of glory days - when he was a 10-year-old blues harmonica phenomenon, fronting his own band, appearing on "The Tonight Show" and at the Montreux Jazz Festival with Quincy Jones. Buster couldn't have remained a child prodigy forever, of course.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


Anonymous said...

When I shop in Overland Park, it's off-putting how well-scrubbed and polite the summer job workers are.

Chaz KC said...

^^^ I also prefer the anger and surly demeanor of Kansas City retail and restaurant workers.