Tonganoxie Living

Kansas City Connection: New barbecue joints worth making a pit stop
November 23, 2014
The “Kansas City as barbecue capital” narrative is nothing new, and you’ve seen it propagated in this column more than once. I’d put it to rest except that fantastic barbecue joints keep popping up in Kansas City, each with its own take on smoked meats, sauces and flavor combinations, as well as unique identities and dining environments.
Tonganoxie tree lighting Saturday
Festivities will include snow machine inside downtown business, new locale for tree
02:23 p.m., November 19, 2014 Updated 09:50 a.m.
A cold spell has cast its bone-chilling temperatures on the area, but temperatures are supposed to reach the low 50s Saturday, just in time for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and festivities.
Kansas City Connection: How to spend the holidays in KC
November 16, 2014
The holiday season is upon us, and as is always the case, there’s lots to do in Kansas City between now and New Year’s. Here’s a rundown of some of the highlights.
Festival of Mini Trees set to return
Event hasn’t been seen since 2009
November 13, 2014
The Tonganoxie Public Library is bringing back its Festival of Mini Trees. Library visitors can bid on the trees between Nov. 23 and 5 Dec. 13. There will be a reception before the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Nov. 22. Bids will be taken until 5 p.m. Dec. 13.
New kidney transplant clinic to open in Wichita
November 12, 2014
Wesley Medical Center plans to partner with Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., to establish a kidney transplant clinic.
Kansas City Connection: Make an escape plan to see some art
November 9, 2014
Kansas City this week provides an escape for any Kansans tired of being chided for the cultural philistinism of their democratically elected leaders.
Leavenworth County Veterans Day parade is Tuesday
November 6, 2014
The annual Leavenworth County Veterans Day parade will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in downtown Leavenworth.
Leavenworth Veterans Day Parade marks 95 years
November 3, 2014
The nation’s oldest regional Veterans Day observance will hold its 95th annual event at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in downtown Leavenworth.
Kansas City Connection: Get over the Royals with freshly baked naan
November 2, 2014
Dull the pain of the Royals with these food and drink recommendations.
Tonganoxie High event planning class promoting Teal Pumpkin Project
October 28, 2014
A bucket full of chocolate and other sweets is a dream come true for several children each Halloween. But for some youths, the reality is much different.
Kansas City Connection: Halloween happenings in KC
October 26, 2014
Halloween is on a Friday this year, something that hasn’t happened since 2008 and 2003 — years in which I threw parties where my guests and I consumed cigarettes, pumpkin ales and peanut butter cups until we probably looked like prematurely rotted jack-o’-lanterns. I’m a more relaxed, health-conscious family man these days, so this column will include a mix of family events as well as a few slightly more debaucherous options.
Kansas City Connection: Reveling in the Royals
October 19, 2014
A couple of months ago after I turned in a column speaking about the Kansas City Royals in glowing terms, my editor sounded a word of caution: “The last time you wrote about the Royals, they went into a slump,” he warned. As superstitious, Kansas City-raised children of the ’80s, we agreed to keep the praise in check lest we inadvertently spoil things for the boys in blue. But any worries about jinxes are past us now.
Kansas City Connection: Where every day is First Friday
October 12, 2014
When I hear about the art galleries in the Crossroads neighborhood, I almost immediately think of the monthly art walks on First Fridays.
Tonganoxie Spooktacular organizers adding events to this year’s festivities
September 29, 2014
Spooktacular in downtown Tonganoxie will look a bit different this year.