Experience a world of culture in NEKC

Posted October 14, 2014 at 11:00 pm

By Joe Jarosz
Northeast News
October 15, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – If you’re building a park or touring historic homes and need a break, then Don Bosco might have an option for you.

From noon – 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, the Don Bosco English as a Second Language Center at St. Anthony’s, 309 Benton Blvd., will host its first Multi-Cultural event.

Leslie Gasser, fund development director for the Don Bosco Center, said the ESL Center has been partners with Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kan., for a while. Last year, the college invited students and faculty to their multi-cultural event.

“It was completely free and a great way to raise awareness about different cultures in the community,” Gasser said. “It’s a great way to invite the community

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    Streetcar spending breakdown

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    October 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Earlier this year, the Kansas City City Council approved contracts with two engineering firms, HDR and Burns and McDonnell, for the possible KC Streetcar expansion.

    The two contracts totaled roughly $8.1 million and would have been used for route planning, studies of construction obstacles and communication with the public.

    At last week’s business session, Ralph Davis, an engineer with the city’s public works department, told the council members that the amount spent on

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    Residents invited to suggest names for the KCPD East Patrol Campus

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    October 1, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Think you have the perfect name for the soon-to-open police station for the East Patrol Divison?

    Residents are invited to a public hearing to consider whether the East Patrol Division Station and Crime Lab Campus, or an individual part of the campus, should carry a name other than East Campus. The campus is currently under construction at 27th Street and Prospect Avenue. The public hearing will take place from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at the Robert

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    Historic Homes tour to focus on one neighborhood

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    September 24, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – For the first two years, the Northeast Kansas City Historical Society focused its Fall Homes Tour on neighborhoods north and south of Independence Avenue.

    The first year took people north to Scarritt, Pendleton Heights and the Indian Mound neighborhoods. Last year, attendees went south, visiting homes in Lykins, Sheffield and Independence Plaza neighborhoods.

    Now, since every neighborhood has been covered at least once, the historical society is focusing on just one neighborhood this

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    Cliff Drive to be overrun with cyclists this weekend

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    September 24, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Northeast is preparing to get dirty along Cliff Drive.

    A fundraiser for the trails in Kansas City, Mo., and Cliff Drive, the Urban Dirty is a weekend cycling event held along the trails of Cliff Drive and its surrounding areas.

    Brett Shoffner, executive director for Cliff Drive Corridor Management Committee, said cyclists throughout the Midwest region will venture to the Northeast for this event.

    “We’ll probably

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    Beautifying a neighborhood

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood is now one step closer to becoming more artistic.

    At a press conference at the Kansas City Museum on Sept. 8, Héctor Casanova, instructor at the Kansas City Art Institute, announced initial plans for the project of painting the window panels and doors that are currently covering the walls of the closed Scarritt Elementary School, located at 3509 Anderson Ave.

    During the semester, the

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    Grub Crawl in City Market

    Northeast News
    September 24, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Is there a restaurant or beverage you haven’t gotten around to sampling just yet in the City Market?

    Well you will soon have your chance to try almost 20 food and beverage samplings during the upcoming Grub Crawl.

    A play off of the traditional pub crawl, a Grub Crawl is a way to experience the eclectic food scene in the historic City Market and River Market areas. For one night, you’ll get your chance to

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    Area health center recognized as Patient Centered Medical

    Northeast News
    September 24, 2014

    Kansas City, Missouri – The Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center has become the only federally qualified health center in Kansas City, Mo., to be recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

    The NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.

    The health center received Level 3 Recognition, the highest designation possible, last year for its Northeast campus and applied at that time to receive the same recognition

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    Art program coming to the Northeast Library

    Northeast News
    September 24, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Children in kindergarten through eighth grade are encouraged to tap their creative energies and create masterpieces this fall.

    During the Westport Center for the Arts’ “Kids Team Up for Art” at area Kansas City Public Libraries, participants will focus on both individual skill building and the completion of a group project during the session under the guidance of professional artists. Libraries hosting the event include the North-East, Plaza, Lucile H. Bluford, Southeast and Waldo branches of the Kansas City Public Library.

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    Local event to highlight the art of butchering

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    September 24, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – It makes sense that a food festival celebrating Kansas City’s pride in pork would evolve from a food blog.

    Jonathan Bender, founder of The Recommended Daily, said when he started the website this past January, the goal was to eventually host food centric events in Kansas City. Soon after, he approached Alex Pope, who runs the Local Pig in the East Bottoms, about putting together a food festival that focuses on the sustainable pork production.

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