FOOD & DRINK
Lake Maurer Retreat Center Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Fun-Filled Day!
Lake Maurer Retreat Center’s Centennial celebration was a resounding success, as the community flocked to the campgrounds on a beautiful Saturday. Camp managers Josh and Heather Emmons welcomed visitors to explore the grounds and enjoy a day filled with exciting activities.
An Avondale bakery had an unwelcome visitor
It turns out that bears like cupcakes about as much as humans do. And they can eat far more in one sitting. Or one standing. Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.
Adventure Oasis bans students living outside Independence
Adventure Oasis in Independence changes rule and no longer gives students access who attend an Independence school, but live outside the city.
Burley’s Deli opens at Smithville Lake marina
SMITHVILLE — There’s a new stop at Paradise Pointe Marina on Smithville Lake, open just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer. Burley’s Deli, 2825 NE 180th St., officially opened May 18. Owners Lisa and Scott Dover took the opportunity to bring their food favorites to the lake. The deli is right on the water, where diners can drive their boats into dock. There is a parking lot above the restaurant where visitors can park vehicles.
Alicia Keys surprises Staley HS students with trip to Missouri concert
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Students at a North Kansas City High School received the surprise of a lifetime Friday morning. Alicia Keys shocked students at Staley High School with free tickets to her concert in St. Louis. She’s also covering the cost of transportation to the July 21 show.
With 'Bob's Burgers' tribute, North Kansas City bar seeks wholesome vibe — 'yet still a little raunchy'
The grand re-re-re-opening of Vignettes Cocktail Bar as a pop-up tribute to the animated TV series “Bob’s Burgers” is a well-seasoned homage to yet another cult classic, said Edward Schmalz, co-owner of the North Kansas City nightspot. “We wanted to pull upon that wholesome — yet still...
All aboard the Cotton Blossom for a grand show!
This week, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of Worlds of Fun on May 26, 1973, we offer this Chrome-era postcard of the Cotton Blossom, one of the park’s most popular attractions. Purchased at an MGM Studio auction of old props and models by park owner Lamar...
Belong Summer Bash: A Free Family Event with Fun, Food, and Free Manicures!
Hey everyone, exciting news! This weekend, on May 27th at 11:00 AM, the Belong Summer Bash is happening at Macken Park - Shelter 1, located at 3006 Howell Street, North Kansas City, MO 64116. This is a FREE event for all families to come, eat, and play!
Kick off Summer with a Bang at the Memorial Day Party Puff - Live Music, Drink and Cigar Specials, and More!
Are you ready to kick off the summer with a bang? Join us this weekend for the Memorial Day Party Puff at Outlaw Cigar and Brewery. This event is brought to you by Uncle Nearest, the B.L.E.I. Men of Distinction, and the Puff Bruthas.
New fusion food truck bringing Korean American flavors to Midwest
A South Korean native is bringing a fusion of American and Korean flavors to Kansas City with a food truck this AAPI month.
Powerball ticket worth $50,000 bought at Independence QuikTrip
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (KCTV) - A Powerball ticket purchased at an Independence gas station led to $50,000 in winnings in the May 13 drawing. According to the Missouri Lottery, the ticket was purchased at the QuikTrip at 19010 E. Highway 24 in Independence. Four of the five white-ball numbers and the Powerball were matched to win the prize.
Showcase Highlights End of Season for Theater Program
On Friday, May 19, the annual theater showcase took place for the sixth time in Liberty history. Teacher Ms. Gehrke started this tradition when she first arrived at Liberty to let students showcase their abilities to wrap up the year. There were 21 acts of singing and dancing performed by...
Recreation Activities Open in Kearney
Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to summer and that means outdoor recreation activities begin to open to the public.
Council, not voters, will decide fate of Independence’s Pit bull ban
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (KCTV) - The fate of Independence’s Pit bull ban, which has been on the books for nearly 20 years, will not be put in the hands of voters. Instead, the city council will decide. On Monday night, the city council voted 5-2 to not put the ban...
Gladstone outdoor pool opens Saturday
GLADSTONE — The Outdoor Municipal Pool will be opening for the season at noon on Saturday, May 27. The pool, at 7011 N. Holmes St., is located in Central Park in Gladstone. The pool has been a summer tradition in the Northland since 1978. The pool was renovated in 2007, providing visitors with an expanded concession area and pool deck, shade structures, deck furniture and play features. In 2022, the bathhouse received new fixtures and an addition of a party room. Also, the admission gate and office have been relocated to the west side of the building with a new entry off Holmes Street.
Independence City Council votes no on putting pit bull ban on August ballot
Independence City Council members vote not to hold a special election on repeal of city's pit bull ban
Independence can save taxpayers $200,000 right now. Repeal the useless pit bull ban | Opinion
There’s no need to put it on the August ballot. The City Council should just get rid of it. | Opinion
Trolley wine tours in Excelsior Springs take guests on a whirlwind visit
The Excelsior Springs Trolley Wine Tours take visitors to four of the city's local wineries where they'll experience tastings, meals, music and more. The tours start at 10:30 a.m. and run until 5 p.m., said Lindsay Hall, the trolley coordinator. Each tour begins and ends in downtown Excelsior Springs at...
Wine and Brew Walk in historic downtown Independence.
Join us Friday evening, June 3rd for an unforgettable Wine and Brew Walk in historic downtown Independence. Stroll from shop-to-shop sampling food, wine, beer, and spirits from 20 local and regional vendors. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the outdoor event lounge where you can shop, listen to live music, have a bottle of wine and something to eat.
With adoptions down, Wayside Waifs works to make room for other rescues
As rescuing from neglectful puppy mills continues, coupled with adoption numbers down nationwide, Wayside Waifs is seeing a lot of overcrowding.
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