Kansas City 2024 Summer Bright Side: Kelce Takes Stage & More . . .

A bit of a new tradition emerges on this blog . . . For Sunday we want our www.TonysKansasCity.com readers to take it just a bit easier and so we share nicer news items that don't really fit anywhere else on this blog.

Despite so much hater commentary, cynicism and doubt . . . Here's a reminder that there's a lot of good things happening in Kansas City this Summer . . . We start with just a bit of pop culture sensationalism to, hopefully, garner a bit more interest and move to more important grassroots reporting . . .

Travis Kelce Joins Taylor Swift on Stage for Surprise 'Eras Tour' Appearance and Literally Sweeps Her Off Her Feet

Travis Kelce, dressed in a tuxedo and top hat, literally swept Taylor Swift off her feet at her Eras Tour concert in London on Sunday night.

Kansas City Public Library's Kids Cafe Resumes - addressing Summer Food Insecurity - Northeast News

Emily WheelerEditorial Intern Kids Cafe at Kansas City Public Library (KCPL) resumed June 10 - offering free, nutritious meals for children up to 18 years old. Its North-East branch will serve meals through Aug. 12, from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Each meal includes milk, meat/meat alternatives, vegetables, fruits and grains.

'We're giving them access to change their lives': Essential Families' latest effort in closing digital divide

Essential Families is a nonprofit organization addressing the digital divide and working to close the gap.

Fallen Fairway police officer Jonah Oswald honored with lemonade stand

Kaitlin and Laurin Stotts, sisters from Leawood, held their annual lemonade stand fundraiser on Saturday.

'I'm a fighter': KC man uses adversity to overcome rare genetic condition

According to the Rural Health Information Hub, 111 of Missouri's 114 counties face a primary care physician shortage. Nearly two-thirds of Kansas counties face the same shortage.

JFS Summer Splash open house begins toilet paper drive

The recent Jewish Family Services (JFS) open house at its Brookside location began its food pantry’s summer Wipe Out campaign to collect toilet paper.

The Village Cafe shares update with community 1 month after opening to help returning citizens

The Village Cafe opened in April of 2024 to hire and help returning citizens learn skills such as cooking to help them find work once they are released from prison.

Independence community comes together to make schools shine

Hundreds of volunteers came together to help spruce up schools with the Independence School District.

Saint Luke's NICU sees baby boom among nursing staff

Mothers are beaming inside of Saint Luke's neonatal intensive care unit while they share their new bundles of joy with the world.

Kansas City Area High School Students Get Big Scholarships

Great Jobs KC on Saturday will formally award $48 million in college scholarships to 1,210 students from 87 high schools in the Kansas City area.

Troost Ave. café and community services are coming back home

Thelma's Kitchen, located at 3101 Troost Ave. in Kansas City, is named after Thelma Altschul. Thelma and her husband Father Alexii Altschul are known today for the outreach work they complete...

'It's about community': Mattie Rhodes Center to host 3rd-annual Tamale Fest

The Mattie Rhodes Center is set to host the community for its third-annual Tamale Festival, an event that goes beyond the food.

This art education center in Johnson County aims to teach and entertain the community

The nonprofit Olathe Visual Artists in Johnson County offers ways for local residents to learn about and participate in artistic endeavors.

Here's a Summer 'Staycation' Guide for Families on a Budget

Summer is officially here, and the kids are already getting bored. Here to help is handy local outdoor "staycation" guide for people on a budget.

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