Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cliffhanger Run/Walk 2014

 The 29th Annual Cliffhanger Run/Walk was held today along Cliff Drive in Northeast Kansas City. Participants began and ended the day on the Campus of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.  Above and below, check-in.

 Students at the University were very involved in the staging of the event and also participated in an outreach program in the community by partnering with schools to involve children in learning about exercise and healthy lifestyles.  Over 50 kids from those schools participated in the 5K run/walk with their mentor students.
 Above, walking to the start from the campus.  Below, checking out one of the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway kiosks.

                                          Above, ready set....   Below, go.   The start of the 5K.
 Cliffhanger is extremely well run by The Kansas City Track Club and is a benefit for Northeast Neighbor to Neighbor a healthcare outreach agency located in Northeast Kansas City.                                      (  )  ( )

                                 Cliff Drive, as usual, was a spectacular setting for the Cliffhanger.
                                  Above, the 5K race leader about 300 meters from the finish.

                                                    All ages participated.... all the way up to 80.

                                    Above, there is no greater joy than seeing the finish line ahead :)

                        Above, the singing of the National Anthem.... Below, the start of the 8K

                                                    Above and below, the 8K leader.

 At the conclusion of the race, participants walked back to the campus and enjoyed a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, fruit, and choice of beverage.
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall In Historic Northeast II

A carpet of leaves in Pendleton Heights.

 One of our castles in Fall.
 Another view of a gorgeous Kessler Park old-timer. 
 Above and below the city in a forest.

 Above and  two below, views from Scarritt Point

 Corinthian Hall Wall
 Above, view along Goose Neck along Cliff Drive.
Above and two below, along Gladstone Boulevard. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall In Historic Northeast

Originally the campus of National College, then St. Paul's School of Theology, and now The Guadalupe Center.
 Indian Mound
 Kessler Park above and two below.

 KC Museum above, The Colonnade below.

Cliff Drive

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Historic Northeast Mansions - Volume 12 - 512 Gladstone Boulevard.

 All I know about this home is that it was built in 1885 and was just north on the Street from the
from the D.O. Smart residence.  It was classified in writings as a brick, New Amsterdam style residence, with a stepped parapet gable built by Martin E. Tomlinson for an unknown owner.  Tomlinson was also the builder for the Scarritt-Royster residence.

 At any rate, here it is... it's being renovated and is for sale.   Contact Eric B. and Associates for further information.