The Metro has added a bus stop at the Midwest Genealogy Center! The new Metro #286-Silver Route provides Tuesday and Thursday service from five other points in Independence, including the Independence MetroCenter, Olde Oak Tree Apartments, Noland Road & 39th, Social Security Administration, and Centerpoint Medical Center. Transfer options are available at the Independence MetroCenter, at the #284-Purple Route at 35th & Noland Rd. (Old Oak Tree Apartments), and at the #183-Green Route at Centerpoint.
It must have been a muggy night in the Chesapeake; the air thick with gunpowder that fogged the streaks and bursts of cannonfire fired from the British Royal Navy upon Fort McHenry. Blasts and roaring booms broke taut moments of silence, and American patriot Francis Scott Key watched from a distance, not knowing if the United States had survived the day long offensive. It was September 14, 1814, and the future of the United States was in the gravest of dangers. How could he have felt, knowing that his country, still in its infancy, clung to the hope that the soldiers
One of my favorite pastimes is reading oral histories of World War II. There are many great books by a lot of good writers, but my favorites are the books by noted World War II historian, Stephen Ambrose.
During the last Anime Night at the Library at the Blue Springs North Branch, several of our attendees decided to turn the library into a dance club. Sporting sounds of super famous Korean bands like Super Junior, Meaghan MacKinnan, and Ashley Brown taught fellow Anime Nighters some pretty sweet moves. Moves straight out of the music videos! Some joined in and some were just content to watch and enjoy. Either way, fun was had. Be sure to join next meeting Monday, September 13 at 6:30. There will be more. See you there!
The wolrd's noblest epic, Paradise Lost, was written by the great Puritan poet, John Milton. He formed the idea of this epic in 1639. However, it was not until 1658, six years after he became blind, that he finally started writing. He finished this epic in 1663.
It’s still summer and that means we’ve got many more hot days of swimsuit wearing and tank top bearing. And if you’re like me, you’ll want to look your best. However, this heat has kept me inside in the air conditioning, and my tight budget has kept me from the gym. But that doesn’t mean you have to be a couch potato.
Q. In which city did the ice-cream cone first become popular?
A. In St. Louis in 1904, at the St. Louis World’s Fair.
It was sold at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. A waffle was twisted into a cone and filled with ice cream. Story goes, that an ice cream vendor ran out of cups and bought a batch of waffles from a waffle vendor. He rolled the waffles into cones and sold the ice cream in the waffle cones.