Spring into KC

A sign on the wall of the shops near the back entrance of the City Market.

Clayre Barkema, Writer

May 21, 2017

From rain to tornadoes to flowers to baseball, spring is finally here and everyone is itching to get out and spend some time in Kansas City. With kids stuck in school all week where there is minimal sunlight and outdoor activity, Saturdays and Sundays are the only opportunity for them to enjoy the weather. ...

Clayre’s Kansas City adventures: Christmas in Kansas City

The Mayor’s Christmas Tree across the street from Crown Center on Dec. 25.

Claire Barkema, Writer

December 26, 2016

Brad Millison said it best in his song “Christmas in Kansas City,” when he said “It’s Christmas in Kansas city,’s good to be in my hometown.” There are lights everywhere you look, the most famous being the Country Club Plaza lights. Broadcasted live throughout the world, many tune in...

Clayre’s Kansas City adventures: Haunt

Clayre's Kansas City adventures: Haunt

Clayre Barkema, Writer

October 26, 2016

Since 2004, Worlds of Fun has opened it’s doors on the weekends during the fall for a frightful experience for all to enjoy. With 13 haunted attractions, the scares are endless after 7 p.m. at Halloween Haunt. The "scarers" take pride in their ability to make you jump in fear. However, they are...

Clayre’s Kansas City adventures: First Friday

Clayre's Kansas City adventures: First Friday

Clayre Barkema, Writer

October 12, 2016

If you have never been or even heard of First Friday, you are missing out. First Fridays are one of the many gems within Kansas City. On the first Friday of every month, and I mean every month, rain or shine, the Crossroads District of KC is alive with people. A plethora of food trucks gather in ...

Clayre’s Kansas City adventures

Clayre’s Kansas City adventures

Clayre Barkema, Writer

October 5, 2016

Have you ever been sitting at home, bored wishing there was something fun you could do? My column is here to tell you that every Wednesday, I will be posting a column telling you all about something fun going on in Kansas City and the surrounding area. Kansas City, known as the city of fou...

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