Kansas City Christmas Lights: Hero Tribute, Community Work & Local Parties

For close readers of the blog we share more than a few news links on the "nicer side" of the discourse that offer a peek at our cowtown sense of community and continued work that MIGHT make river city a better place to live.

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'He died by example;: Family remembers good samaritan killed in KCK

John Henry Daniels, 80, of KCK was killed Sunday when he was hit by a car when trying to help a man experiencing homelessness.

Check out these music-synced Christmas lights in a Kansas City suburb

There's one house on Apache Drive in Independence that's taking Christmas lights to a whole new level.

Travis Kelce's charity hosts skate party in Kansas City, Kansas

The party benefited Operation Breakthrough, which provides a safe environment for impoverished children.

Quinton Day bringing energy back to Paseo Academy as head coach

After over a decade, Paseo Academy brought back its athletic program last season. The high school had plenty of winning and produced NBA level players in its heyday.

Superhero Toy Drive ready to help kids at Children's Mercy Hospital take flight for a 13th year

The annual tradition is set to shatter the $200,000 mark raising money to buy Christmas gifts for kids staying at Children's Mercy

"East of Troost" author recalls life before U.S. Highway 71

Barker recalls a cascade of feelings as thousands of houses in her old neighborhood were being torn down. "In the beginning it was interesting, then it was weird, then it was creepy."

A reminder from Santa: Christmas is the most frequent time of year for heart attacks

From now until Jan. 1, it's the most frequent time of the year for heart attacks, according to the American Heart Association

A year after state announced plans to revoke Genesis School's charter, review shows progress

This holiday season has a different feel for Genesis School staff and families because they aren't worrying about the state of their charter.

Your guide to outdoor ice skating in Kansas City this winter | Kansas City Mag

Check out these four places to ice skate outdoors in KC this winter for a perfect day or night on the frozen ice.

New Year's Eve in Kansas City-Say Hello to 2024 - IN Kansas City Magazine

Restaurants, Bars, and Breweries Rieger 24K Gold Masquerade Rieger's dazzling masquerade ball sends off 2023 with a bang, featuring stunning photo ops, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and craft cocktails from multiple bars. Check out this night of nonstop entertainment from Voler-Thieves of Flight, DJ cQuence, and live music by Wonderfuzz.

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