Tonganoxie Living

Kansas City Connection: City Market a hub for delicious ethnic food
March 22, 2015
When people ask me what neighborhoods they should check out in Kansas City, I try to find out what their goals are. If their objective is to eat a lot of different kinds of ethnic food at fairly inexpensive prices, I direct them to the City Market.
All about the green
Big parade
March 19, 2015
Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade No. 27 is in the books and organizers already are planning for 2016. Officials are eager to build on this year’s parade, which attracted more than 40 entries. Several Tonganoxie businesses donated money toward cash prizes. A traveling trophy — a gold-painted paintbrush on a plaque — even was introduced this year.
Tonganoxie St. Pat’s Parade organizers working to bulk up annual spring event
March 13, 2015
The 27th annual Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade is Saturday morning in Tonganoxie and organizers hope more categories — and prizes — will help to build up participation in the parade. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. March 14 and start at Fourth and Main streets and run west through downtown Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie Public Library presenting Celtic performance at the Jewel on Main
March 12, 2015
Matty Stryker (Marianne Payette Carter) will bring Celtic music to Tonganoxie just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Tonganoxie Public Library is presenting the free program at 7 p.m. March 12 at The Jewel on Main at Fourth and Main streets in downtown Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie stripe hype
March 12, 2015
Leprechauns again will be painting the town green, this time in advance of Saturday’s Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade. But city officials won’t be issuing any citations this year. Sarah Breuer, one of the organizers for this year’s parade, said Tonganoxie High School art students would be painting a stripe down Fourth Street, along with additional artwork.
THS art students painting green stripe this year
March 10, 2015
Leprechauns again will be painting the town green, this time in advance of Saturday’s Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade. But city officials won’t be issuing any citations this year. Sarah Breuer, one of the organizers for this year’s parade, said Tonganoxie High School art students would be painting a stripe down Fourth Street, along with additional artwork.
Kansas City Connection: Sorting through the hoopla of the Big 12 tournament
March 8, 2015
March Madness begins in earnest next week in downtown Kansas City, as the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament returns to the Sprint Center from Wednesday through Saturday.
Annual St. Patrick’s Parade set for March 14
March 6, 2015
The 27th annual Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade will have some added categories and cash prizes this year. The parade will be 10 a.m. March 14 and will start at Fourth and Main streets and run west through downtown Tonganoxie.
Knights of Columbus offering fish fries
February 28, 2015
Fish dinners will be served 4-7 p.m. each Friday during Lent at the Sacred Heart Parish Center. The full-course dinner includes fried catfish, baked pollock, a vegetable, salad, dessert and drink. Cost is $8.50 for adults younger than 60 and youths older than 12, $8 for senior citizens 60, $3 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger.
Kansas City Connection: A new home for Halls
February 22, 2015
This week, a look at the new Halls department store in Crown Center, and the Kansas City-area chefs and restaurants that are semifinalists for this year’s James Beard awards.
Kansas City Connection: Banjos and beignets
February 15, 2015
This week in Kansas City, celebrate folk music, Mardi Gras and Black History Month.
Kansas City Connection: Where to find the city’s best chocolate
February 8, 2015
There are few things in this world as well-received as the gift of chocolate. And whether it’s a Valentine’s Day present, something to butter up your co-workers, or just a treat for yourself, quality matters.
Tonganoxie Phil doesn’t see shadow; hello, early spring
February 2, 2015
Wisconsin is known for its badgers, but another type of furry fella made the headlines there Monday. Sun Prairie, Wis., Mayor Jonathan Freund leaned over to Jimmy the groundhog during a Groundhog Day ceremony to get the scoop on the rodent’s prognostication.
Kansas City Connection: Nelson-Atkins exhibits take sobering look at war
February 1, 2015
Two new exhibits at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art confront viewers with the realities of war, albeit in dramatically different ways.