“Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right to be equal members of society.” – Janet Jackson Such is true of David Smock, who recently opened Dutchman Coffee Roasters in North Kansas City. What started as a creative outlet for Smock has become, what I can only describe as, an experience where science meets coffee. Alton Brown would be proud. What is Dutchman Coffee? Dutchman Coffee is a coffee roasting company. We focus on high quality, direct trade and/or organic coffee. By roasting to high standards,Read More →

Once again the Lincoln University Homecoming was a week full of campus fun, awards, music, food, memory making reunions, and more. Alumni, students, faculty & staff, and family & friends came together from across the country to Jefferson City, MO to celebrate in a BIG way! Just some of the event highlights include the opening gospel show, coronation of Mr. & Miss Lincoln University, a pep rally, Greek step show, homecoming parade & game, and a comedy show featuring Lincoln University alumnus, comedian/actor/producer Joe Torry. I arrived on Thursday night, just in time to enjoy the tail-end of all the great homecoming events. Fusion, theRead More →

Michael Wheeler has run marathons across the United States for 41 years. You may have seen him running for a higher purpose, in an unforgettable outfit. The self-proclaimed “Running Evangelist” is on a mission to preach the gospel in his own ingenious way. With runs in all 50 states under his belt and plans for another cross-country trip, he is well on his way. Learn about the man behind the Superman costume, in his own words. Who is Michael Wheeler? I’m a running evangelist, sold out preacher man for Jesus. Why did you choose Superman? One of my superheroes coming up as a kid. AsRead More →

Cultivate Kansas City believes that urban agriculture is fundamental to building an alternative system for our city. Through growing good food, growing new urban farms, and growing stronger communities, they aim to build a healthier, more economically and environmentally sustainable community. Cultivate Kansas City hosted Dig In KC, an annual benefit to support a sustainable, healthy, and local food system in greater Kansas City, on September 20, 2015.   The event gave an opportunity to meet and shop from Kansas City’s urban farmers during a unique farmers market under the stars. Guests were able to ask farmers for their favorite fall recipes, learn their stories andRead More →

The weather is cooling down. The leaves on trees are turning vibrant shades of orange, yellow, and red. It’s fall in Kansas City. Before you break out the warm blankets and start cuddling by the fire, know that there are a myriad of reasons to keep the heat up on your social life in October. Best of all, they are all free! In March 2014, I did my first Free Kansas City challenge. A month’s worth of activities and events that didn’t cost a penny. Free is my favorite word. After all, I don’t think being rich should be a requirement for living a good life.Read More →

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