Kansas City Community: Sharing Resources, Turkey Cuddling & Flurries Ahead

For night owls and early birds we share neighborhood news with a focus on a few nicer topics as Autumn slowly fades . . .

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Neighborhood celebrates new Lykins Community Resource Center

Abby Hoover Managing Editor The Lykins neighborhood celebrated the opening of the Lykins Community Resource Center and Office this week, which will serve as a space for programming, meetings, classes, storage and more for the quickly rising neighborhood. Wednesday's and Saturday's events brought neighbors, nonprofit leaders, city officials and supporters together for food, live music and conversation.

Independence starts free grocery delivery program for high-risk, underserved populations

The city of Independence has started a new program to get free subscriptions for grocery deliveries to high-risk and underserved populations in the city. It's designed to help those who struggle when getting out of the house.

Lead to Read KC improves literacy across elementary students, celebrates 1000th volunteer

A Reading Mentor works with an elementary student as they support early literacy. // Courtesy of Lead to Read KC Children's literacy nonprofit Lead to Read KC recently hit a significant milestone as they celebrate their 1000th volunteer. The organization works with students in high-need elementary schools in Kansas City to provide foundations in social, emotional, and reading skills.

Cass County swears in new class of youth court volunteers

CASS COUNTY, Mo. - Cass County teens are stepping up to help an at times overloaded criminal justice system. "Youth Courts," like the one in Cass County, exist all across the country. Volunteers like Jim Eftink say they can have a tremendous impact on juvenile offenders.

WATCH: You can cuddle with turkeys on Thanksgiving at a farm in Missouri

A farm near St. Louis is flipping the script for turkeys on Thanksgiving Day. Instead of offering them for dinner, they're available for cuddles. "The Gentle Barn is a national nonprofit organization that rescues severely abused and neglected farm animals.

Community gathers to remember beloved Kansas City basketball coach, pastor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dozens of people surrounded the Don Bosco Community Center in Downtown Kansas City on Thursday night to remember a beloved basketball coach and pastor. Calvin Wainright, 68, died Monday, on Halloween, after suffering health complications, according to his family. Wainright was well-known in the Black community.

Royals phenoms of the past

It's kind of hard to believe, but at one time in the mid-1970s, the Royals had two of the top outfield prospects in baseball with Ruppert Jones and Clint Hurdle. One of my friends, who we nicknamed Tweet, was a big Ruppert Jones fan. Tweet was sure Jones was going to be the next big thing.

Weekend Possibilities | KC Local Holiday Market, Pumpkin Smash and Apocalypse Meow

Smash your pumpkins and go ice skating. It's the first weekend of November. 6 - 9 a.m. Sharpen those skates, The Crown Center Ice Terrace, 2425 Grand Blvd., opens for its 50th season this weekend and the fun starts with an early morning free session with skate rental.

Kansas City area school districts adjust Friday night football games due to stormy forecast

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City-area schools districts looked at the forecast for Friday night Football and decided to call an audible. FOX4 Meteorologists say rain and possible storms are expected in the Kansas City area Friday afternoon and evening. The system could bring storms and heavy rain at times.

Some parts of KC area may see flurries Saturday morning, but don't expect much

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Late Friday night into the early morning hours of Saturday a system carrying cold air will push by our area offering a chance for snow. Before you get alarmed, let me say that most of us will not witness this event and travel does not appear to be impacted by this latest threat from Mother Nature.

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