Lots of stuff to consider this afternoon in addition to contemplating the lady who uses "Shea Booty" as a stage name. Here's a quick rundown of the top news stories right now . . .
Another Kansas City Booze Fest Tonight
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the first time ever, German heritage is taking over Westport for a four-day Oktoberfest event. The rest of the weekend has activities for the whole family. To see the full schedule of events planned click here. The celebration will wrap up Sunday with a " Lederhosen Lap" 5k.
Kansas City Digging Deep
By Paul Thompson Northeast News So you've recently unearthed a sealed passage in the more than century-old building that houses your distillery, at the site of the former Heim Brewery bottling facility in Kansas City's East Bottoms. What do you do? If you're J. Reiger and Co., you find a shovel and start digging.
Local Work For The Holidays
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- FedEx is hiring people for 1,500 open seasonal positions in Kansas City. The openings include package handlers and other support positions. This is part of a network-wide effort to hire 50,000 people as the busy holiday season draws nearer.
Football Distraction Cont'd
The tailgating scene at Arrowhead Stadium is a magical one, especially before primetime games. Anyone who has been there can recall the smoke that creeps through the air, the scent of barbecue overwhelming each person's senses, and the variety of music blasting behind the laughter of diehard (and sometimes intoxicated) fans.
New & Improved NKC???
North Kansas City is undergoing a temporary transformation today. Proposed improvements are in the works for Armour Road to make it more vibrant and safe. Wednesday temporary bike lanes, open space seating and gathering areas are being constructed at Armour and Fayette.
Dead-Tree Dictates Neighborhood Policy???
You can see the bright pink playhouse from Missouri 7, across a soybean field on the edge of a neighborhood called Rockhill, near the border of Blue Springs and Independence. The 8-by-8-foot house has a porch with real flowers in pots and bird feeders. It has shingles and windows with screens.
Kansas City Movie Coming Soon
What does it mean for a film to be "a love letter to the Heartland"? That's how " Different Flowers" is being pitched. Director Morgan Dameron grew up spending summers at her grandparents' farm in Moberly, Missouri, and last summer the Kansas City native spent 18 days shooting her first feature film here.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .