Plain air in Penn Valley Park

Plein air painting fest coming to Penn Valley Park

Painting is not always considered a spectator sport, but it will be this May when a new event launches in Penn Valley Park. The Plein Air Fest will be a painting competition held May 7-10.  According to the Penn Valley Park Conservancy, the ...

Neighbors show Penn Valley Park a little love

Volunteers from the Penn Valley Park Conservancy and Blue Cross/Blue Shield cleaned up trash in the Penn Valley Park on Saturday. Photos courtesy Nadja Karpilow. Penn Valley Park has been getting a facelift lately, but its little-known stream ...

As Irish Fest approaches, a look back at Midtown’s Irish heritage

One of the homes in Vinegar Gulch, an Irish enclave in what became Penn Valley Park. Posted by Joe Lambe The Irish played a large part in the history of Kansas City and Midtown, and it’s time for a nod to Celtic culture and a wee bit of remembrance. The ...