With the heating beating down on us so hard these days, getting out on the bike may seem very desirable. However for those who wish to brave the heat and get some exercise there are some great places in the Brookside area to cool off and relax once you reach your destination. The Brookside area is bookend by two Kansas City Public Libraries that are easily bikeable from the Brookside Shops.
The Plaza Branch is a straight shot down Main St. It is at 48th street. If you arrive at the Plaza itself you have gone too far. The Waldo Branch is at 75th St. and Grand. Both branches are fairly accessible from the Trolley Track trail, making the ride safer for new or young riders. According to Google Maps both branches are located approximately two miles from the Brookside Shops, an easy ride regardless of the heat.
So if you are looking to grab a good book, or movie, or even just cool off using someone elses’ air conditioning, hop on the bike and ride to your nearest Kansas City Library Branch. If you live in Brookside you are close to one!
The Fox wishes you all a safe and happy 4th of July! May you enjoy family, friends, food and fireworks !
Here is a link to a song to commemorate the day by one of the Fox’s favorite artists.
Did anyone see this?
The Kansas City Star reported over the weekend that a five year old female horse by the name of Kizzy went for a trot and was heading down Wornall Rd. straight for Brookside!
Apparently Kizzy was at a child’s birthday party near 82nd and Wornall and escaped through a fence, making her way all the way to Gregory Blvd. before being stopped by two women.
I don’t know about you but I think Brookside could use some more horses trotting about, as long as they have their riders with them of course. Otherwise we only get to see horses during parades.
Photo compliments of SUSAN PFANNMULLER | Special to The Star
The Armour Hills Annual Freedom Parade. Wednesday, July 4th at 9:30am. This one seems to be a bit more laid back, taking place on the Trolley Trail and offering family friendly prizes such as “Youngest Patriot” and “All American Family.”
The Fox stumbled upon this very useful website called Park Finder through the City of Kansas City, MO website. You can type in your address and up pops a map complete with directions of parks that are near to you. It also tells you the distance so you know when you are in for the long haul, verses a quick jaunt around the block. You can also search for parks by activity, for instance swimming or tennis and the website will show little icons to inform you of what is available and where. Check it out here.
Its HOT out, and who wants to turn on an oven?! Well with these lovely confections no oven is needed.
No Bake Cookies
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
- 3 cups quick cooking oats
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the cocoa, sugar, milk and butter. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the salt, vanilla, oats and peanut butter. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Allow cookies to cool for at least 1 hour.
And then just enjoy these puppies!
Join in a little neighborhood Concert in Park, Wednesday, June 27th
Roanoke Park, 3601 Roanoke Rd.
6 – 8 p.m.
Sponsored by Jazz Band UMKC Conservatory, Roanoke Park Conservancy and Kansas CIty Missouri Parks & Recreation.