“Alter Egos” art exhibit a fundraiser for Pilgrim Center

Charles Porter is a cardiologist who takes photos in his spare time. He and other professionals will display their art as part of a fundraiser for the Hyde Park Pilgrim Center. Charles Porter is a cardiologist who is also a photographer, and ...

School board to vote on Westport Middle School proposal

The future of closed Westport Middle School will be a topic of consideration for the Kansas City school board next week. The school is one of the closed Kansas City schools being offered for sale as part of the repurposing effort. The repurposing ...

Resident cite multiple traffic, parking problems on Armour Boulevard

Dave Mennenga of consulting firm GBA kept notes on traffic and parking problems residents detailed on Armour Boulevard. The consultants are studying problems and will make recommendations to the city over the next several months. Residents had ...

Neighbors fail in effort to stop dollar store on Troost

Shawn Stewart, attorney for Dollar General, argued before the Board of Zoning Adjustment that neighborhoods did not deserve a rehearing of the request for a zoning variance for a proposed dollar stores at 42nd and Troost. Despite arguments from ...

Splash mob rallies in Hyde Park for fountain repair

The Splash Mob Fountaineers, complete with paint and murals, gathered at the Eagle Scout fountain in Hyde Park on Saturday. The rally at 39th Street and Gillham Road is part of an effort by the City of Fountains Foundation to raise about $2.6 ...

What next for park maintenance building in Hyde Park?

Originally built in 1905 as a stable and storage barn for the parks department, this building at 39th and Gillham is once again available for a new use. Paul Mesner Puppets had planned to use the building, but recently said renovation would ...

Two neighborhoods holding yard sales this weekend

Which neighborhood has the best stuff to sell? You be the judge. Both Hyde Park and Southmoreland are holding neighborhood-wide yard sales this weekend. Southmoreland Friday June 7th and Saturday, June 8th!  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Clothes ...

Hyde Parker editor announces he’s moving on

The Hyde Parker newsletter has told the stories of the neighborhood for four years under editor Mark Dillon, who announced this month he has resigned from the position and is moving out of Kansas City. After four years, Mark Dillon has announced ...
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Bitterman’s: A family business with 160 years of history in Hyde Park

Excerpted from the April 2013 Hyde Parker To survive after a quarter century in gumball machine vending, Alan Bitterman realized in 1980 that he needed a new business model, one focused outside Kansas City. Yet even as Bitterman Family Confections ...

Community, school district weigh proposals for Westport Schools

Are the two plans for repurposing Westport High and Middle Schools financially sound? Would it be better if the two large sites remained schools, in case the school district someday needs them again? Would the community prefer what some have ...