Hyperlocal Midweek: Books, Hoops & Four-Day School Week Switch

Right now we take a quick peek at neighborhood news item from throughout the metro that might not be debatable but still deserve a look.

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Your Guide to Kansas City's Locally Owned Bookshops - In Kansas City

While the month of August brings summer to a close-and along with it the close to vacation season-don't fret. Local bookstores are open all year long, so even when you can't physically travel the world, you can explore the world by page. Books give readers a free ticket to travel to any time or any...

Local stars join Kansas City Mayor's Night Hoops

Some teens in Kansas City took to the hardwood for Mayor's Night Hoops today. The young athletes were joined by the mayor himself and some local basketball stars on the court.

Read all about it! KCK School District votes to build new main downtown public library branch

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Readers, music lovers, computer geeks and anyone else who loves public libraries have reason to rejoice after the KCK School Board voted Tuesday night to move forward to build a new main branch of its public library. The school board, which owns and operates the city's library system, voted 5-2 in favor of the proposal.

Independence School District could consider four-day school week as trend grows

A major school district in the Kansas City metro could be considering a four-day school week.On Tuesday night, the Independence Board of Education could take the first step toward looking at how a shorter week would work.There's an item on the meeting agenda asking for approval to explore a four-day school week, something that's become a growing trend in Missouri.

New Ambassador Wellness Program aims to inform Kansas City about health

Aniaya Reed Editorial Assistant This past June, the Kansas City Health Department started the Ambassador Wellness Program to assist residents to stay updated on community health information. To date, fifty-three residents have signed up to share this information with the public.

LTE: Responsible Pet Ownership

We adopted two shelter dogs during the pandemic. One is a beautiful (but jealous) Red-Heeler mix named Rosie. The other is a sweet, goofy Bulldog-Pit-Bull mix named Bean. We take them on walks around the neighborhood twice a day. The walks are good for us and good for them.

Owner of Kansas City's Newest Antique and Vintage Shop Got Her Start at Age Nine - In Kansas City

In 2004, 9-year-old Sara Garcera started ordering collectible Star Wars figurines on eBay, a move that would lead to her parents buying the largest antique and vintage shop in California, and to eventually opening her own store, Slater St. Antiques, in Merriam, Kansas. "My mom had a friend who had a booth at this antique...

Kansas City motorcycle club raising money for funeral assistance team

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. - About 20 members of Shepherds Motorcycle Club left the Cass County, Missouri, Sheriff's Office before sunrise Tuesday morning to begin a five-day fundraising ride called the Long Road Home . The ride benefits the Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team .

The Roasterie's newest coffee blend will support Negro Leagues Baseball Museum - Kansas City Business Journal

The Roasterie recently added a new custom coffee blend to its lineup. According to a Monday release, The Trailblazer Blend is named after Negro Leagues players like Buck O'Neil, Cool Papa Bell, Satchel Paige and Jackie Robinson that "forged a path toward a united future."

Plant A Fruit Treat From Colonial Gardens

KANSAS CITY, Mo - Have a green thumb? 'Botanical Brian' from Colonial Gardens shows us a wide range of selections you could grow, right in your own backyard!

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