Entries by Mike

Morning Scoop – KC Library chooses new director

KC Library selects UMKC dean as new director Trustees of the Kansas City Public Library have appointed University of Missouri-Kansas City dean John Herron as the Library’s new director. He will begin in early July. Herron succeeds R. Crosby Kemper III, who was appointed by President Trump as director of the Institute of Museum and […]

Downtown Council – Imagining the future

Downtown Council: Partners in change As the Black Lives Matter demonstration unfolded Friday afternoon on the south steps of City Hall, one overriding message carried through the crowd and into the streets and neighborhoods of Kansas City. Speaker after speaker, from community leader to elected official called for change. In local police reform. In public […]

Demonstration planned for City Hall at 11 am Friday

Black Lives Matter plans ‘a socially distant peaceful protest’ for Friday Black Life Matters will stage a protest on the south steps of City Hall, beginning at 11 a.m. Friday. Mayor Lucas is expected to speak at the event. See the image below and Facebook link for more information. A large crowd is expected. FYI… we […]

First Friday to take center stage on this week’s Dish

Downtown Dish to serve a taste of First Friday  First Friday– KC’s beloved monthly celebration of the arts – returns this Friday to the Crossroads Arts District. It marks the official debut of First Friday this spring, since the April and May festivities were cancelled in compliance with the CIty’s stay-at-home order. A preview of […]

JuneteenthKC celebrates virtually + WWI Museum reopens

JuneteenthKC begins month-long, virtual celebration The spirit of African American pride and freedom in Kansas City will be celebrated virtually this month during JuneteenthKC. Juneteenth is the oldest national commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General […]

Downtown Dish 5.29 – redux, episode 3

Downtown Dish Recap: Power & Light District expands outdoor seating; Crossroads Community Kitchen reaches milestone; and meet the Tiny Table Carryout Club By Katy Schamberger, host Friday, May 29, 2020 – As Downtown Kansas City continues to reopen for business, this week’s episode of the Downtown Dish brings us exciting news from the Power & Light […]

The Scoop – Podcast features DTC chief + virtual events

Banking on KC features Dietrich on ‘Sustaining A Prosperous Downtown KC’ Bill Dietrich, president & CEO of the Downtown Council, takes center stage this week on the Banking on KC podcast by Country Club Bank. The weekly podcast series features interviews and conversations with makers, innovators and community leaders who have changed the business, cultural and […]


The Scoop: Mental health hotline + Dish lineup for Friday

The Downtown Dish is waiting for you – Friday at noon Make plans to join us this Friday for lunch with Downtown chefs, bartenders, retailers and artists over lunch via the Downtown Dish.  You are invited for a free, virtual chat about what’s new, in the works and on the menu … ideally while enjoying […]


Morning Scoop 5.26 – OK to outdoor dining + AltCap fund

Remember – Blood drive at The City Market 9a-2p Tuesday – City approves temporary guidelines for outdoor dining The City Council is making it easier for restaurants, bars and small businesses to expand service to their patrons by adopting a Temporary Outdoor Seating Program. KCMO Public Works is working alongside City Council, the Mayor’s Office […]

Morning Scoop 5.22 – Downtown Dish, redux e.2 + Feeding KC

Call or text 816-820-3475 to donate food to KC food pantries –   Downtown Dish – redux, episode 2: Crown Center reopens, Pirate’s Bone, outdoor seating at Ambassador By Katy Schamberger, host The Downtown Dish regrets the offensive content that appeared during today’s episode, May 22, 2020, due to Zoom bombing. Though the event was […]