On an unusually mild morning in late August, near the corner of Tomahawk Road and Willow Lane in Mission Hills, Rusty Leffel is gathering his art supplies. He’s got chalkboards and a big box of colored chalk, electrical tape, cable ties, balloons and an air pump. For the last year and a half, Leffel has been using this part of his yard for a series of art installations.
As September First Fridays approached, the Crossroads Association announced that the event would continue — but with tighter restrictions on food trucks and pop-up vendors, and without closing the streets. In other words, an evening with art once again as its focus.
Nov. 6, 2018 was a great day for the Kansas City Public Library. Voters approved an 8-cent increase in the operating levy, which provides most of the institution’s funding. Nearly 84 percent voted “yes” — the largest margin of victory for a library-related ballot issue anywhere in the country!