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All of Kansas City knows that the newest IKEA opens doors to the thousands of “some assembly required” experts (or novices) on Wednesday, September 10th in Merriam, Kansas.  552 more words

Buying Local: Farmers Markets

Farmers markets range from small to large, someone’s driveway to parking lots to covered city spaces like the one above. The one big thing they all have in common is that they bring the best local (and friendly!) producers, all to one place for your shopping experience. 976 more words

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Just Start Somewhere

Not many years ago, Merriam did not have a group travel program.  Buses would roll through and take in all the sights of Kansas City, enjoy dinner at a nearby restaurant, stay the night somewhere in the metro and head back home with trinkets and fond memories of the heartland–Merriam excluded.  834 more words

IKEA announces opening date for Merriam store

MERRIAM, Kan. — On Tuesday IKEA announced that its new KC-area store will open at 9 a.m. Wednesday, September 10. Customers can begin lining up 48 hours in advance of the store’s opening on Monday. 91 more words


Ignorance is the Misuse of Words.

So up until this point, I have kept everything fairly light. I have had a few things on my mind lately that have been bothering me, so my apologies but I need to vent. 375 more words

Merriam sends powerful disability civil-rights message

First city in heartland America to adopt new access icon

MERRIAM, Kan. (Pop. 11,003) — Until Monday, there was no city outside of The Big Apple that had adopted a newly revised access symbol for people of all disabilities that supporters see as lively, engaged. 695 more words

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