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Learn about history of Santa Fe Trail economy

There’s a lot of information about personalties and landmarks on the Santa Fe Trail, but how much do you know about its economy? A talk in February will offer a glimpse. According to the Westport Historical Society, Historian Michael Dickey ...
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Part of Broadway renamed Jim Nutter Sr. Way

Jim Nutter Sr., bought his Midtown mortgage banking company building in 1964 in a dicey part of town and “Nutterville’’ and the area grew up around it. Now 86 and still working, he grinned today at a surprise party that announced that ...
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Investor buys Westport Q Hotel, to remodel as Marriott AC Hotel

The Noble Investment Group of Atlanta says it has bought Westport’s Q Hotel. “The 123-room hotel will undergo a comprehensive renovation and conversion to become one of the first AC Hotels by Marriott properties located in the United ...
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Plaza, Westport, neighborhoods make KC a hot spot/Lonely Planet

Kansas City, “wide open and inviting,” is among the top 10 spots to visit nationwide next year, according to a travel book publisher. Barbeque, fountains “on par with Rome,” jazz and blues, and walkable neighborhoods like the Plaza, ...
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Midtown bookshelf: Irish Pub authors to visit Kelly’s

Kyle Kelly and daughter Colleen. Kelly’s Pub in Westport is featured in a new book on distinctive Irish bars, and the authors will be in town Friday, Dec. 6 for a book signing. Authors Robert Meyers and Ron Wallace visited Irish pubs across ...

Many, many Santas to race through Westport

Santa, in fact, lots of Santas, will be on the streets of Westport this weekend. That’s because of a new event, the Santa Dash, where all of the runners will be dressed as the jolly guy. The run begins Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the intersection ...
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Tivoli Theater reaches fundraising goal to stay open

There’s good news from the Save the Tivoli campaign. As you may remember, the Westport independent movie theater was in danger of going out of business this month, needing to convert its projection system to digital. The theater appealed to ...

Westport Center for the Arts presents holiday performance

If your taste in Christmas stories runs to James Thurber and Truman Capote, Westport Center for the Arts has a holiday program for you. “American Christmas, Too,” Dec. 14 and 16 at Prospero’s Uptown Books, 3600 Broadway, features actors ...
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Join the push to save the Tivoli

Film buffs across Kansas City are rallying to help save the Tivoli Theater in Westport. The Tivoli is a Midtown institution – started by Jerry Harrington in 1983. But in order to stay in business, the theater needs to raise $130,000 by Dec. ...

Westport history comes alive Oct. 24-26

Order #11 as depicted by artist George Caleb Bingham. You’ll be able to walk through a Civil War camp, listen to period music, and watch skirmishes at Westport’s annual Civil War re-enactment later this month. Here are details from the Westport ...