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3:29 AM CST on March 03, 2017
Expires:
6:00 PM CST on March 03, 2017

Fire Weather Watch

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1:48 PM CST on March 03, 2017
Expires:
6:00 PM CST on March 04, 2017
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Abundant sunshine. High 56F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.
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Cloudy and windy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 70F. Winds SSW at 25 to 35 mph.
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Sunny skies. High near 70F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Clark’s Appliances donated to REAP


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Chipotle to donate 50% sales to KC Pet Project

March 8, half of all fundraiser sales from Kansas City Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants will benefit the KC Pet Project, the largest no-kill animal shelter in Kansas City, caring for almost 10,000 pets a year.

Between 10:45 a.m. and 10 p.m., 30 restaurants across Kansas City will donate 50% of all participant proceeds to the KC Pet Project. There are three ways to make sure half of your readers’ lunch/dinner benefits KCPP:

• Bring in the flyer
• Show the social media posts
• Mention the fundraiser at checkout

Sutherlands Fresh Fruit Friday

Sutherlands has a huge sale on fruit every year right before Christmas. Apples, pears, and oranges are $0.69 a pound and bananas are $0.39 a pound. The also have low prices on nuts.  This is always a great deal

Rice-Tremonti Lawn party

Rice-Tremonti Lawn party: Ice cream, live music, Buffalo Soldiers and crafts

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The Friends of the Rice-Tremonti Home will hold an old-fashioned lawn party on the grounds of the Rice-Tremonti Home on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2-6 p.m. The 1844 era farmhouse is located at 8801 E. 66st St. in Raytown. Admission is free for the afternoon event and ice cream will be served and homemade jams and bread will be for sale.

Three Americana/Folk music acts are on the schedule. The Shortleaf Band will play at 2 p.m.; the duo of Betse & Clarke will perform at 3:30 p.m. and Kelly Hunt will play at 4:30 p.m. Each group will evoke the sounds of yesteryear in contemporary stylings. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

In addition, historic re-enactors of the Kansas City-Leavenworth area chapter of the National 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association, or Buffalo Soldiers, will be present to explain how African-American cavalry soldiers played a big role in “taming the West” in the 19th century. The Buffalo Soldiers were members of the 10th Cavalry formed at Fort Leavenworth in 1866. They protected settlers during the westward expansion. Members of the group will be present throughout the afternoon and will give a talk at 3:30 p.m.

A talented group of crafters will sell their hand-made wares to attendees. Participating crafters include: Beyond Scentsations, soy candles and wax melts; Serendipity Dish, unique towel sets for kids; Revamp By Lady Dunn, one of a kind jewelry; Hum-A-Long Ranch, alpaca wool goods; Cassie’s K-9 Bakery, homemade dog treats; Designs By Downing, quilts, children’s bibs and aprons; Soapnotica, handmade soaps and lotions made to pamper you and your skin and Ailina Jewelry, handmade jewelry of stones, crystal, glass and metal beads. More are expected to sign up. No fees for crafters!

Of course, the Friends of Rice-Tremonti will serve homemade ice cream to cap off a fun afternoon outdoors. Yes, it’s all  free, but donations are always welcome as the not-for-profit group is responsible for all upkeep and preservation costs of maintaining this 172-year-old westward trails and Civil War landmark. Tours of the house and Aunt Sophie’s cabin will be held during the afternoon.

For more information contact Leigh Elmore, president of the Friends of the Rice-Tremonti Home Assn., 816-510-8179.

Thunderstorm watch

The national weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 5am Wednesday for Jackson County.

HY-Vee Health Fair

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Farmers Market Opens

Editors note:  The “last Thursday” refered to was not yesterday, but a week before.

Vegetables_clip_art_mediumThe Raytown Farmers’ Market opened this past Thursday at 6210 Raytown Road across from the green space.  There were over 50 people who attended the opening.  Due to the weather the past several months, the produce was limited but was of high quality.  There were several types of lettuce as well as onions and radishes.  There were a large number of potted vegetables and herbs that were ready for planting.  The chocolate mint thyme was a big hit.

Saturday was another great day for the Market.  There were over 100 people who visited the Market and purchased produce (vegetables and herbs) and other items.

Both days, the vendors sold produce as well as plants, baked goods, table accessories, aprons, blankets and flowers.  They included Stony Crest Urban Farm, Sister Friends Specialties, Emmanuel Kip’s Garden, Apron Strings and Other Things.

There were downpours both days which didn’t last too long, just enough to make everyone hurry under the tents.

The market has a children’s area each market day

On Thursday, the Butterfly Lady, Terry Shepherd from the Butterfly Fields Nursery taught in the children’s area.  She showed the children the caterpillar she was growing amidst ferns and other plants and explained the cycle of growth.  Each child received a prismatic butterfly to take home.

On Saturday, the librarians for the Raytown Mid-Continent Library showed the children how to make tie-dyed flowers. Each child decorated their flowers using their imagination.

On Thursday, Frank Rardon entertained the crowd with his music from the 60s and 70s.

On Saturday, Daryl Jones’ salad making demonstration produced a wonderful salad from produce purchased at the market.

As the weather gets warmer, there will be many more vendors and a much larger selection for the people attending the Market.

There were many positive comments.  The people were very pleased that Raytown residents now had their own Farmers’ Market.

The Raytown Farmers’ Market is a grower/producer only market.  All food is grown locally (within a 120 mile radius of the center of Raytown), and the person they are purchasing the produce or product from is the person who grew or made.

Eat local, eat fresh and support your local economy.

Farmers Market opening postponed

Vegetables_clip_art_mediumRaytown Main Street Association would like to announce that it is postponing the opening of Raytown Farmers’ Market until Thursday, May 29.  In order to ensure a quality market we have decided to move the date to allow more growing time since many of our vendors do not have sufficient cool weather crops to bring to market.

We would also like to announce our new Community tents These will allow for multiple small farmers to share a space under one tent for a nominal fee. We have listened to feedback from smaller farmers and have taken their input into consideration.  We hope to see many more applications for these spots. They are available on a first come first serve basis.

We are always looking for more vendors, volunteers and entertainers, to fill the market season schedule.  We hope the extra time will allow those interested to contact us at RaytownFarmersmarket @gmail.com

Thank you for your support of the Raytown Farmers Market as we continue to grow.

Elisa Bedsworth
Raytown Farmers’ Market
Market Manager

Home Skillet Ribbon Cutting

Home Skillet located at 6225 Blue Ridge Blvd (Raytown Plaza), 816-503-9146, opened in February and celebrated their 60 day anniversary with a ribbon cutting. Chair of the Board  Loretha Hayden presented Joshua Bennett a plaque and Mayor ProTem Bill Vanbuskirk provided greetings from the Mayor, Board of Aldermen and the City of Raytown.
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Home Skillet has New Hours, a New Menu, and is now Non-Smoking

The Home Skillet has a new menu, hours and smoking policy.  Their new hours are 8am to 9pm.  The restaurant is now none smoking, due to under-utilization of the smoking section. Too many non-smokers had to wait for a table, while tables were empty in the smoking section. The new menu and coupons are shown below.

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All you can eat pancakes at Raytown South

 

Pancakes

Raytown South High School will be kicking off its 50th year celebration with a Pancake Breakfast on March  29th at RSHS cafe from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. All you care to eat pancakes, sausage, orange drink and coffee for $4.00.  We will also have spirit wear for sale along with a raffle.

Breakfast at Home Skillet

A nice sized smoked pork chop with eggs, toast and hash browns. Everything was perfect.

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Home Skillet is open

The Home Skillet opened today at 6:00 am. Mayor Bower dropped by at 9:00 am for a late breakfast and RaytownOnline.com dropped by at 11:30 for a slightly early lunch.  The sandwich was very good and the very good part was the meatballs.  Larger than most and without the cheap filler that makes some of the fast food chains products seem mushy. Service was good, even though the staff worked all night to insure they could open as promised.  The crowd was good, with only one empty booth, but there was no waiting for a table at 12:30 pm, which is the busiest time for most restaurants. The video shows the crowd and has one of the shortest customer reviews possible.

Home Skillet opens Monday, Feb. 17th

The Home Skillet restaurant is scheduled to open Monday morning February 17th.   Here is a peek at the staff before opening. 

The Home Skillet is located on the East side of Blue Ridge Blvd, just 1/2 block North of 63rd Street. 

New Restaurant opening soon

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A new restaurant is about two weeks from opening in Raytown. The Home Skillet is located on the East side of Blue Ridge Blvd, just 1/2 block North of 63rd Street. The layout of the location is very similar to the previous 5K restaurant at that location. The main difference is that the previous office in the back has been converted to an isolated smoking section, resulting in about 35% more seating. The menu selection are mainly home style comfort food.  

Click HERE to view the proposed menu the owners are considering. 

 

New Bar and Grill on 350 Highway

Cuzzins is gone, the new establishment is calls Stumbles.  The bad news is that the decor is still 70s local bar. The good news is the food is very very good and the beer selection is large for a operation this size. 

The pork tender was excellent as were the sweet potato fries and the slaw was good.  Nice crunchy breading over a thick moist large pork loin, crisp large sweet potato fries, which are best eaten quickly as all sweet potato fires tend too loose the crisp faster than plain potato fries, and a coleslaw that was homemade and neither sweet or sour, with a dressing more ranch like in nature with celery seeds. The hamburger was described to me by my luncheon companion as very good.  The only down note was that the size of the tender was way to large for the bun and the bun was not any better than burger chain quality. 

The menu is slightly more exotic than old school bar. Your normal appetizer fair has mini tacos and hummus added to the more common potato skins and other common choices. The only unusual sandwich is a gyro.  Stumbles does seem to have a large salad selection, with 6 meal class salads like grilled steak and asian chicken.  The main entrees are the standard steak, grilled pork loin, and grilled chicken.  Click HERE for page 1 of the menu and click HERE for page 2.

Stumbles is located on 350 Highway, just East of Quick Trip and across the street from Church’s Chicken.

Jerome Barnes interview of Rishaw Johnson & more photos

 

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Rocket Dog rocks

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Rocket Dog is a hotdog stand on the Northeast corner of Raytown Road and 95th Street.  The hotdogs are Nathans on plain or Chicago style poppyseed buns. Above is a Neptune Dog (hashbrown potatoes and bacon) with some spicy musturd added and it is a mighty fine combination. I had to have two to make sure it was not just hunger that made the first one taste so good. Sorry for die hard Chicago fans, but there are no Vienna dogs, sports peppers, or neon green relish. There are a huge number of choices to customize your dog, just not those three. The dogs are big, grilled and cost $3.00 each or $5.00 with a drink and chips. The picture shows my second dog, as I just didn’t take time to snap a shot of my first one.

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