Kansas City Community News: Local November Chill Update

Once again, for the late night we check somewhat nicer news links to offer a kinder & gentler view of life in this cowtown.

There are a few important newsworthy links in this collection that we didn't get to today but mostly this post offers a hopeful glimpse at Kansas City.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Why these KC founders say the right time for entrepreneurship is now - even if mistakes are inevitable

"You may have heard me say this [before], but I believe it to my core: do it scared, but do it anyway," said India Wells-Carter. "If you're shaking in your boots and your heart is pumping and you're sweating bullets, I take that as an indication that this is the right thing I'm supposed to be doing because it's very uncomfortable."

Police: 2 critically hurt in multi-vehicle crash Tuesday night on I-435 in Overland Park

Overland Park police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday on Interstate 435 east of Roe Avenue.Authorities said the crash, involving at four vehicles, was reported just after 9 p.m.In a news release, police said preliminary investigation revealed that one vehicle lost control and struck the center barrier.

Waste collection company charged with Lenexa city code violation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The city of Lenexa is taking Republic Services, one of nine licensed waste collection companies with the city, to court following complaints from residents. Denise Redinda, communications director with Lenexa, says Republic Services is not in compliance with the city. Redinda says the city has had ongoing conversations with Republic Services.

KC Pet Project rescues dog with more than 2 pounds of matted fur

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A neglected dog has a new home, thanks to KC Pet Project. A 5-year-old dog named Lenny ended up at the Kansas City shelter. His fur was so matted he had trouble seeing and walking. The matting was so severe, KC Pet Project said they couldn't determine his breed.

Businesses gearing up for shoppers as shoppers plan holiday budgets

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the holiday season is just around the corner, businesses are gearing up for shoppers and shoppers are turning their focus to their holiday budgets. At the Waldo Greenhouse, it's out with the old and in with the new.

SMSD to scale back high school bus routes this spring

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. - A lack of bus drivers will force the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) to reduce bus routes in 2023. Starting January 5, 2023, the district will no longer provide transportation for high school students who live within two miles of their school.

Scout Gillett on her musical journey from KC to NYC

Scout Gillett. // photo by Julie Orlick At the end of October, musician Scout Gillett released her debut album no roof no floor on Captured Tracks. Currently living in Brooklyn but originally from Kansas City, Gillett's music is alternately moody and dreamy, much like that of her mentor, Sharon Van Etten.

Hasna Sal's newest installation brings light to Independence Plaza Park

Abby Hoover Managing Editor Artist Hasna Sal's creativity is shining bright over a second Historic Northeast park as part of a $1.2 million renovation of Independence Plaza Park at Independence and Brooklyn avenues. The three lighted glass panels are secured to light poles along the Avenue on the north side of the park at the playground.

The Arabia Steamboat Museum is one of the true treasures of Kansas City | Boing Boing

In 1856, a southbound steamboat chock-full of Victorian-era goods hit a tree and sunk beneath the muddy waters of the Missouri. For 150 years, locals speculated as to the whereabouts of the once-mighty ship. Treasure enthusiasts petitioned farmers to let them scour the land along the riverbank.

Kansas City restaurant news for November 2022

Here's a roundup of some of the most exciting openings in KC's food and drink scene plus a sad closure of one of the city's best coffee shops. Prim Pours Downtown Misson already had an impressive collection of bars, from the sours of Sandhills Brewing to the homey ( membership-required) Keyhole Tavern.

Joe's Blog: Snowvember stays cold (TUE-11/15)

The snow has just about wound down now...with widespread 1/2″ to 2″ being average amounts in the area with some places scattered about with 2-3″ of wet snow. It came down fast and furious for a few hours yesterday evening. The rain aspect of this system was extremely limited as I expected.

Hopefully, more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!