NKCH Welcomes New Medical Staff President

Michael W. Farrar, MD, a cardiologist with Meritas Health Cardiology on staff at North Kansas City Hospital, is the hospital’s new medical staff president.  

Dr. Farrar earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine in 1979. He completed his internal medicine residency, for which he was a chief resident, and cardiology fellowship at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

A specialist in cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and electrocardiography, he is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography. 


Park University to Host Workshop for Nonfiction Writers

Park University’s Dorothy Harper Watson Literacy Center, in conjunction with the University’s Office of Continuing Education and Overland Park, Kan., based The Little Fig, is taking applications for its Nonfiction Writers Intensive workshop series to be held during the Spring 2019 semester.

The purpose of the NWI is to build a collection of career pathway success stories that showcase subjects of cultural, linguistic, ethnic and gender diversity. The workshop, which is conducted entirely online, is open to authors worldwide, published or not, and will focus on creating inspirational picture book biographies that depict diverse stories of entrepreneurship.

During the 16-week series, authors will be guided along the process from concept to submission-ready manuscript. Each week will concentrate on specific areas, such as conceptualization, drafting, research, editing and book design, with discussions ranging from craft topics to how to find the heart of the story. Participants will receive editorial reviews of their work by instructors and will receive peer critiques.

Applications to the NWI workshop series are being accepted through Monday, Oct. 15. For more information visit park.edu/nwi or e-mail nwi@park.edu.

Chappell’s Restaurant and Sports Museum Under New Ownership

The Northland’s living landmark Jim Chappell has sold his nationally famous Chappell’s Restaurant and Sports Museum.

Chappell, who has operated the popular business in North Kansas City for 32 years, sold both the restaurant and his enormous collection of sports memorabilia to a group of Kansas City area investors that include David Block, president of Block & Co. Inc. Realtors.

According to reports in the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Business Journal, the historic location will be operated by California-based Broseph’s Restaurant Group. Broseph’s was founded in 2010 and operates three similar restaurants, Brick + Mortar, a bar that features American cuisine; Greenbelt, which sources its ingredients from local farmer’s markets; and Bar Esquina, which features a Mediterranean and Mexican-inspired menu.

Chappell’s has been a favorite for many throughout its long history, and its leadership has been recognized several times. It was named one of the 25 Best Sports Bars in America by Sports Illustrated and one of the top 10 restaurants and sports museums by USA Today.