Kansas City Connected: Community Tribute

We're not quite into the holiday "thing" just yet but there are a lot of celebrations already underway and happy and/or helpful news stories about nice stuff worth highlighting.

Accordingly . . . 

For close followers of the blog we share more than a few stories that aren't all upbeat but serve to features good deeds, tribute and helpful itmes from around the metro . . .

Date, time for public service honoring former mayor Dick Berkley announced

A date and time for a celebration of life honoring former Kansas City mayor Richard "Dick" Berkley, has been set.

Musician releases new Christmas songs specific to Kansas City

Christmas music is a holiday staple, and one local woman is making sure Kansas City at Christmas is well represented. KSHB talked with her about her inspiration and why these songs are so special.

Hundreds gather for 5K run-walk to support family Nolan Davidson, boy hospitalized by drunk driver

Nolan Davidson remains hospitalized in critical condition.

HALO empowers hundreds of homeless youths in Kansas City

A local organization has successfully assisted more than 700 homeless youths in Kansas City, providing them with a beacon of hope and a pathway to a brighter future.

Kansas City mom sets up toy drive benefitting foster kids in honor of Grayson O'Connor

It's been more than a week since 5-year-old Grayson O'Connor was found dead in an alleyway in downtown Kansas City. Police called his death "suspicious." Now, a Kansas City mom is organizing a toy drive in Grayson's honor.

Blue Springs holds Christmas tree lighting ceremony

KMBC First Alert Meteorologist Pete Grigsby was in the middle of the honors.

"GloWild Around the World" at the Kansas City Zoo this holiday season

GloWild is back this fall with an "Around the World" theme showcasing handcrafted steel and silk lanterns, as well as animals and botanicals from all seven continents.

Hopefully, we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!