Area pools announce plans to reopen this summer

By Chara In keeping with daily life returning to normal as more Americans receive COVID-19 vaccinations, several cities in Kansas and Missouri are planning to reopen their swimming pools this summer.Overland Park, Kansas, officials recently announced that the outdoor pools across the city would reopen from noon to 7 p.m. over Memorial Day weekend. For […]

Taco Naco KC brings pop-up-style tacos to permanent location

By Angie Baldelomar A new taqueria is part of the Overland Park, Kansas, landscape.Taco Naco KC Market and Taqueria is open to the public at 8220 Metcalf Avenue. Owners Brian Goldman and his wife, Fernanda Reyes, started Taco Naco KC in 2019 as a catering company for weddings, company events and such, and a pop-up […]

CABA hosting tour to promote local restaurants

By Angie Baldelomar The Central Avenue Betterment Association (CABA) is hosting a restaurant tour to promote local businesses on Saturday (May 1).The Flavors of Central Tour aims to showcase area restaurants and help them reactivate their businesses, said Edgar Galicia, CABA executive director.“All of our restaurants and businesses have suffered throughout the year and we […]

KCK heralded as America’s taco capital by Forbes

By Roberta PardoWhen asked to name what city has the best taco scene, most people outside the Kansas City area might think of somewhere like Los Angeles or San Antonio – cities that are famous for raising the humble taco stop to destination-worthy status.However, a recent Forbes article heralded Kansas City, Kansas, as the true […]

The Toolbox, new resource center to help small businesses, to open in WyCo

By Angie BaldelomarA new resource center hopes to help small business owners in Wyandotte County, Kansas.The Toolbox is a one-stop center that seeks to help people either start or grow their businesses. Gabe Munoz (Muñoz in Spanish), local director of the ESHIP Communities Council — the organization behind the center — said services have been […]

GCI preparing Cinco de Mayo celebration

By Roberta PardoGuadalupe Centers Inc. (GCI) is bringing back its Cinco de Mayo celebration.Although the pandemic prevented GCI from staging it last year, GCI will host the celebration from 4 to 8 p.m. May 7 at the center’s administrative building, 1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez, in Kansas City, Missouri.“This fundraiser not only benefits our programs, […]

School districts planning in-person graduation ceremonies

By Angie Baldelomar As graduation season approaches, school districts in the Kansas City area are announcing their plans for this year’s graduation ceremonies.Unlike 2020, this year, Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools (KCKPS) will host in-person ceremonies. Dr. Troy Pitsch, KCKPS instructional improvement officer, said the school system had some more room to work with, in […]

KCI’s new terminal reaches halfway point

By Roberta Pardo Construction of Kansas City International Airport’s $1.5-billion new terminal has surpassed the halfway mark and officials have confirmed it remains on schedule and on budget.Officials showed off progress on the construction to the media during an April 6 onsite tour.“I couldn’t be more proud of where we are,” said Dan Moylan, senior […]

Homeless relocated from Westport camp to hotels

By Roberta Pardo People living in tents in Kansas City, Missouri’s Westport area have been relocated after camping at a site for weeks, as part of the city’s plan to help people experiencing homelessness.On April 9, buses started taking people living at Camp 6ixx to hotels, clearing out the area near the Westport Road, Southwest […]

SKC’s quest for third MLS Cup begins against Red Bulls

By Chara On Saturday (April 17), Sporting Kansas City will start its journey to win its third MLS Cup.That night, Sporting will open its season by facing the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls are 3-1 in their last 10 home MLS games against Sporting. The last MLS meeting between […]