Tonganoxie Living

Kansas City Connection: The Sundry shows off its suppliers
May 6, 2015
When you first walk into The Sundry, a market and grocery that opened last year in the Crossroads neighborhood, you’ll see a large chalkboard with a drawing of Kansas and Missouri. Pointing to the states are several arrows indicating the origins of The Sundry’s suppliers for meat, vegetables, dry goods, teas and a whole variety of products ranging from kombucha, a fermented tea drink and komatsuna, a green leafy vegetable, to succulents and soap. The Sundry doesn’t just stock local food — it serves them in a variety of tasty breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes, as well as pre-made dinners to take home.
Kansas City Connection: Char Bar, Sleater-Kinney, Zubaz and giant Lego sculptures
April 28, 2015
“Good Food,” reads a sign behind the bar at Westport’s Char Bar. Talk about an understatement.
Kansas City Connection: Sushi and Sufjan
April 19, 2015
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could feast on food from dozens of Kansas City’s finest restaurants while feeling like you’d actually done something good?
Kansas State reports increased rabies cases so far this year
April 13, 2015
A Kansas State University laboratory says it is seeing an increase in rabies cases so far this year.
Kansas City Connection: Record Store Day, Malcolm Gladwell and Third Thursday
April 12, 2015
Vinyl fanatics will want to check out the area’s Record Store Day events this Saturday. What started out as a small event to boost the visibility of America’s remaining record stores has since become a big deal, with live music, giveaways, free food, drinks and hundreds of special record releases.
Kansas City Connection: The return of the Royals, and showtime for Middle of the Map
April 5, 2015
The Kansas City Royals’ 2014 run was the stuff of legend, right up until the final heartbreaking out, and a special ceremony on Opening Day will pay tribute to that team’s extraordinary playoff run.
Insurance companies say 2014 exchange members older, sicker
April 1, 2015
Two companies that sell health insurance on the Kansas exchange say people who signed up last year tended to be older and sicker than they had anticipated.
Kansas City Connection: Library activities go way beyond books
March 29, 2015
In addition to being an excellent place to do research, check out books or attend film and public speaking events, the Kansas City Library’s Central Branch, located in the First National Bank building at 10th and Baltimore, also functions as something of a museum.
Tonganoxie churches offering free eyeglass exams
March 26, 2015
West Haven Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Tonganoxie are co-sponsoring a free eyeglass clinic next week.
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.