Tonganoxie Living

Kansas City Connection: Farm-fresh flavor; Floyd’s ‘Dark Side’
November 8, 2015
One of my favorite places in Kansas City for a nice lunch, dinner or cocktail is The Farmhouse, a farm-to-table, “tip-to-tail” restaurant that offers a delicious variety of entrees and sandwiches using fresh meats and vegetables from regional providers.
In good spooky spirits in Tonganoxie
November 6, 2015
Fall rains couldn’t dampen the spirits of youths Friday in downtown Tonganoxie. Children and their families made their way to the annual Spooktacular event. Though the rain prevented the showing of a movie outdoors and a few other activities, plenty of games still took place and local businesses still handed out piece after piece of candy.
This year’s Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade to salute Vitenam veterans
November 6, 2015
Tonganoxie will be represented next week at one of the oldest parades in the nation. Local veterans will participate in the Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade, which will start at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 in Leavenworth. This year’s parade, which is the 96th annual installment of the celebration, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
Kansas City Connection: Newer venues to get your KC music fix
November 1, 2015
After 10 years of daily concerts, drinks and a menu filled with clever musical references, Kansas City’s recordBar will relocate from the Westport Landing strip mall when its lease is up at the end of the year.
Mature Living: Seniors who keep working are healthier, study says
October 28, 2015
Is retirement hazardous to your health? It’s an intriguing question in light of a new study that finds senior citizens who work are in better health than their counterparts who don’t.
Kansas City Connection: FüD for thought
October 25, 2015
This week, take a look at the organic and gluten-free vegan fare at FüD, plus Halloween events and Janet Jackson comes to Sprint Center.
Kansas City Connection: Bonner Springs balloon fest puts the helium in Halloween
October 19, 2015
After the Royals extended their playoff run last week, I thought about writing a column listing the best bars in the area to watch the MLB playoffs. But the truth is, as long as the postseason wins keep coming, you can pop your head in any pretty much any watering hole in town and expect to have a good time.
Kansas City Connection: The art of ‘Rising Up,’ and visiting some old haunts
October 12, 2015
This week we take a look at the murals of American painter Hale Woodruff at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Rhiannon Giddens at the Folly, haunted houses in the West Bottoms and the art of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” at the KC Library’s Central Branch.
Kansas City Connection: Getting pumped for postseason baseball
October 4, 2015
Happy October, dear readers. I hope everyone is maintaining a nice pumpkin spice latte buzz and getting ready for another exciting season of playoff baseball. I know I am.
New LMH oncologist joins hospital with background in research, goals for patient care
September 30, 2015
Heather Cunningham didn’t become a doctor on a whim. Cunningham, the newest medical oncologist to join the staff at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, has wanted to be a doctor since she was young.
LMH Breast Risk Assessment Clinic helps identify cancer risks
September 30, 2015
Knowing if you are at risk of developing breast cancer is an essential part of breast health. Discovering if risk factors are present is key to preventing or identifying the disease early.
High on the hog: Knapp Family Farms to show off pigs on Kaw Valley Farm Tour
September 28, 2015
At Knapp Family Farms just outside of Basehor, family members have been raising pigs since 1954.
Kansas City Connection: Group golf and a great escape
September 27, 2015
Eating, drinking and live entertainment are the typical touchstones for this column, but this week I’d like to first examine some of the more activity-based attractions in the Kansas City area, including a few that just opened in 2015.
Kansas City Connection: The ultimate Mexican feast
September 20, 2015
For anyone who hasn’t yet explored the Mexican restaurants of Kansas City, I’ve assembled what I call the ultimate piecemeal Mexican feast — taking one or two items from different establishments.