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A couple of years ago, I found myself in an argument with my father about the local and “organic” meat I had purchased. In his defense, he uttered “but all food is organic!” Unfortunately, the definition of organic has changed during my father’s lifetime. Much the same, eating local has also evolved.

Farm-To -Table, Local, And Organic…

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Have you heard the latest dirt on farm-to-table food? It’s all about communication, partnership, and innovation. And Kansas City is right in the middle of all the action.
Foodies and farmers depend on one another now more than ever. Foodies want to know the source of what they’re putting in their mouths. Farmers want to engender long-lasting and loyal relationships with restaurants and their end customers. It’s a mutual admiration society.

Dr. Jonathan Philippe Leads Medical Mission

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Hurricane Matthew made landfall as a Category 4 storm on southwestern Haiti on the morning of October 4. Force winds, estimated at 74 mph, battered the island nation and its citizens. One month after Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, UNICEF reported that nearly 600,000 children remained in need of humanitarian assistance, facing disease, hunger, and malnutrition.

Haw Jaw Brew and Q

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In a BBQ town like Kansas City, it takes a lot to stand out. So when the Silvio brothers, Nick and Sam decided to expand their meat kingdom from the Brazilian stylings of Em Chamas Brazilian Grill to a BBQ joint, they knew they had to take a different tactic. After buying existing BBQ restaurant Hawg Jaw Fritz in Riverside, they decided to make it their own. They have since rebranded the business as Hawg Jaw Que and Brew and just recently relocated from Riverside to North Kansas City.

The Local Red Carpet: Film Festivals

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It might not have been Sundance or Cannes, but when A-lister Don Cheadle walked the red carpet in Kansas City last spring, the cameras flashed, the microphones surged and the excitement literally crackled at the Cinemark Palace on the Plaza for the 20th annual Kansas City FilmFest.

April 2017 Around Town

April 2017 Around Town

Do you like to dance to the Big Band sounds of yesteryear? If so, then the Kansas City Symphony Women’s Association Swing Fling is just the ticket for you.
The third annual Swing Fling is 6:30-10 p.m., April 8 at a private, class automobile museum in Grandview, Mo. The museum, which is not open to the public, houses one of the greatest collections of rare and vintage Studebaker automobiles, along with dozens of unusual and valuable cars as well as other vehicles and machinery. The cost for the dinner buffet, drink ticket, dancing, and museum is $70 per person.

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, friends! Although this winter was mild by any standard, it was still winter and I’m so glad to see my daffodils thriving despite late frosts. I’m excited to finally have warm breezes, midwestern thunderstorms, and the softly greening ground to walk upon with my daughter.

Heritage Landscape

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Tucked onto the side of 9 Highway, close to historic downtown Parkville, is Heritage Landscape, formally Miller’s Landscape and Lawncare. It has been around since 1963, but in 2013, Mike and Lauren Perdue became the primary owners, and along with Mike’s father Randy, are working to make the company their own while maintaining the family-owned values and ties to the community the company has had since the beginning.


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Full of beautiful colors and bright blooms, spring is a flower lover’s dream come true.
Follow these simple steps to create a beautiful centerpiece everyone can enjoy this season.

Swim Safe!

Swim Safe!

Drowning is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. On average, 3,533 people die as a result of drowning each year, and most of those deaths are children under the age of four who drown in backyard swimming pools. The tragedy of these statistics is nearly all drowning deaths are preventable. However, if a drowning incident does occur it is vital that parents and children know how to react. A proper response could save a life. The United States Swim School Association (USSSA), the preeminent swim school organization in the country, has created guidelines that can be followed during a drowning incident.