Showing posts with label Northeast Kansas City. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Northeast Kansas City. Show all posts

Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Glow Of Christmas Eve

 Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association members placed luminaries around Concourse Park on Christmas Eve.   Very lovely with the fog.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Twenty-eighth Annual Cliffhanger

 The 2013 Cliffhanger was held Sunday along Cliff Drive in Historic Northeast.  Above and below the start of the 8K race.  This year the Campus of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, the major sponsor,  played host to the race with the course beginning at the Paseo Gate of Cliff Drive.

You can see and download all the pictures here:   https://www.dropbox.com/sh/90c1vjkozdujmz8/kyrl4cE9h4










 Above and below, the start of the 5K race.  Approximately 900 runners and walkers took part this year.  The race is presented by the Kansas City Track Club and is a benefit for Northeast Neighbor to Neighbor  (  nnncares.org  ) a Northeast organization for healthcare outreach.
















 Participants were treated to pancakes and eggs after the race in the Education Pavilion of KCUMB.




 Leslie Collins, President of the Board of Northeast Neighbor to Neighbor presented a gift tray to Nancy English the Race Director and below Nancy presented Leslie with a check for over $9,000... the funds raised from the race.   Come to think of it, I haven't seen Leslie since.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Before Van Brunt Boulevard, A Dairy Farm

These two pictures were taken ca. 1899 and were titled "East Boulevard." They show the proposed site of the newest road to be constructed in Kansas City. At the time these were taken the land was a dairy farm. Cows are visible in both shots and, in the shot above, a barn is barely visible behind the trees in the upper right. Not sure at all of directions in these shots, but, if the lay of the land is any indication, the land slopping up would probably be toward the north. East Boulevard was later renamed "Van Brunt Boulevard." My personal guess is that this is north of St. John and that the ridge in the bottom photo is where Gladstone Boulevard eventually was constructed. There was a large pond where Elmwood Avenue and Windsor intersect that was used for watering the cattle.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Spring Break

New video camera arrived so I'm learning how to use it... sorta. It's a Sony HXR-MC50U HD.... what's nice is that it only weighs a pound, has amazing stabilization and uses no tape... just flash memory. This shows one of the many springs flowing year-round just below Cliff Drive. Actual travel time from the roadway is about 3 minutes. Deer drink here all the time. But not today.