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Wanted : Photo and Story Submissions

Hey There Kansas City, I’m almost ready to jump back in to the GKC, but a full-time job that I really love and my new life as a single mom has to take precedence. I’m also still a little predisposed to capturing dreary images and introspective ramblings, so I’d like to invite writers to submit articles written about Kansas City, our history, our people and …

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Dear Jedi Warrior

Dear Jedi Warrior, Last weekend my friend and I strolled through your neighborhood taking photos of the architectural elements of homes, against the brilliant blue sky. Though the morning air was brisk, the sun shone and warmed the exposed surfaces of our skin. The colors of autumn offered the perfect contrast against the historic homes. The day created the perfect backdrop for photo taking. It …

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Creating Community Through Healthier Eating, Supporting Area Farmer’s Markets

In the US early grocery stores evolved from trade posts.  Prior to that food came from forests, bodies of water, gardens and fields. Vegetables were harvested and either consumed immediately, preserved by cooking or kept in cool, dark storage. Meats were cured and stored for winter months. Grains were ground and used to make breads, porridge and sometimes desserts. Nothing was effortless. Nothing was wasted. …

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Remembering Amelia

      “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” Leonardo DiVinci Written and photographed by Ingrid Keizer with special thanks for photo contributions by Shintaro Maeda of Shintarodesign.com. Amelia Earhart might well be one the most notable yet sometimes under-acknowledged women in …

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Dogs Parade to Support the ASPCA

“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, …

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Have a Happy and Safe Independence Day

Happy Independence Day from the Greater Kansas City Online Magazine to you and your loved ones. Whether you are celebrating in small town USA or in the heart of Kansas City. Celebrate the diversity of all that around us. Celebrate the people that have come to us to share in our freedom… The musicians who carry our musical journey through time.. Those who remind us …

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A Stroll Through Historic Atchison, Kansas

Photographed and Written By Ingrid Keizer It had been over a decade since I’d visited the sleepy town of Atchison, Kansas and my memory of that visit was vague. When a friend insisted that I’d be enamored with its bricked streets, historical homes, small town charm and overall history I grabbed my camera and made the beautifully scenic drive. From downtown Kansas City, Atchison is …

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Bob Allen Ford’s Furry Ambassador, Mustang

Written and Photographed by Ingrid Keizer Friday, June 24th is Take Your Dog to Work Day but Brad Hewlett, Principal Dealer at Bob Allen Ford, is way ahead of the game.  Brad’s canine companion, Mustang, has been accompanying Brad to work for years. Mustang is really far more than a “shop dog”. Mustang is an ambassador who greets guests with a his classic Labrador “smile” …

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A Father’s Legacy – The Don Harman Memorial Summer Slam Softball Tournament

Written by Ingrid Keizer If you or someone close to you is experiencing despair or suicidal thoughts, please call 1-800-273-8255. There is someone waiting to take your call 24/7. There is ALWAYS hope. Fathers Day brings about iconic images of the dad that stands by the BBQ grill flipping burgers and holding a cold one. He probably stands on the sidelines at sporting events bursting …

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The Colors of the Rainbow

Mayor Sly James has called for today, June 13th to be designated a Rainbow Day to honor the victims of the past weekend’s Orlando shooting. Thank you Mayor James and thank you Kansas City for taking a bold step forward. As the editor of the Greater Kansas City I’ve consciously avoided subjects that pertain to politics, religion and sexuality. It has been my belief that …