Homegrown: Urban agriculture takes roots in Kansas City

Once-vacant lots in the metro area are transforming into community gardens, with rows upon rows of produce harvested by local farmers and volunteers. The number of farmers markets has nearly quadrupled in the last seven years, from 15 in 2005 to 51 this year.

Volunteer works to bring magic back to blighted area

No matter your tastes, Franny Knight is confident she can help you find “cool” anywhere in the metro. “There are cool houses in Johnson County.

Winter Warmth: How to help protect area's needy

Kansas City winters can be harsh. Without a coat and other cold-weather gear, it can be brutal. 

Behind the Kauffman

Jane Chu has captained the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts from idea to completion, overseeing all elements of the $413 million project from fundraising to drywall installation. She also got it done in record time, “four and a half years from ground breaking to completion.”

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