Kansas City Sunday Gathering

We wanted to start Sunday by sharing links to local items and nicer stories that don't really fit anywhere else on this blog.

For curious www.TonysKansasCity.com readers we humbly offer this latest bit of news gathering that offers a nicer look at this cowtown and locals working diligently to make it a better place . . .

Raising KC kicks off June campaign to prevent the biggest problems all kids experience

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Raising KC is dedicated to a mission of ensuring all of our kids have a safe, stable, and nurturing environment and this June it's kicking off a major initiative throughout the metro. Don't miss the Kickoff Rally on June 3, 2024 right here on fox4kc.com.

Shining light on mental health struggles in intellectual, developmental disabilities community

We've heard many voices highlighting areas of mental health throughout the month of May, now we're hearing from an expert about mental health awareness in the IDD community.

A Kansas City man took his daughters to all 50 states and healed his own childhood trauma

Chelan David's "Beautiful States of Mind: A Father and Daughters' Pilgrimage to all 50 States" is both a travel guide and a memoir of David's bonding experiences with his girls. Looming in the pages is David's childhood kidnapping by his own father.

Six Projects Get More Money Via East Side Sales Tax

Six development projects on Kansas City's East Side are getting an additional $2.3 million from the Central City Economic Development Sales Tax.

New Arts Center for Kids Opens in Brookside

Encouraging children to discover and explore their interest in arts and music is a priority for many parents. Here in Brookside, there is a new locally owned business that can help--HeartBeat Studio. Christi Coffey Founder Christi Coffey offers year round classes at her central Brookside space, including special summer camps.

'It's going to be great': Overland Park tiny pantry makes big move after traffic troubles

After considering a move from the front yard of Jennifer Parker's home for almost a year, the Tiny Pantry Times has a new location at Overland Park Christian Church.

'The Biggest Slick we've ever had': KC hosts, guests share excitement, tears, a game

Over 50 celebrities are in Kansas City to raise money for Children's Mercy. Here's what they said, and played, at their press conference launching the weekend fundraiser.

Guadalupe Centers students bring hidden beauty of Kessler Park into plain sight

Students at Guadalupe Centers High School are helping Kessler Park in Kansas City park get a makeover.

How Gabe Muñoz nails the needs of KCK entrepreneurs

Gabe Muñoz didn't land too far from his childhood dream: He's the founder of a "go-to resource for small businesses in Wyandotte County.

The Prospect KC helps change lives through culinary education

The Prospect KC just graduated its second culinary cohort. That's a part of its mission to change lives through culinary education.

Swope Health awarded $5 million from Kansas City for new campus

The city of Kansas City is rewarding Swope Health $5 million for the construction a new campus.

'We're building a community': Paralyzed advocate offers fit program for people with physical disabilities

Working out is one of those activities some people not only try to fit in their day, but find it difficult to make a routine.

Kansas City equine show shines spotlight on horsemanship, mental health

Dozens gathered in Kansas City's Hale Arena to shine a spotlight on horsemanship as well as mental health in rural America.

Saint Luke's oncologist who survived cancer raising money for cancer patients

St. Luke's Hospital oncologist and hematologist Dr. Furha Cossor started a fundraising campaign with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which funds research and financially supports patients.

Organ donors honored in celebration at Liberty Memorial

More than 1700 people showed up to walk in the Donate Life Legacy Walk on Saturday.