Story chef gets feature in Food & Wine magazine. When Story’s Carl Thorne-Thomsen was named The People’s Best New Chef by Food & Wine magazine in April, one of the rewards was the promise of a feature in the print edition of the publication. That feature is in the issue that hit stands earlier this week. Thorne-Thomsen beat out chefs from 99 other other restaurants across the country for the honor.
Leawood Little Free Library story goes national. The story we broke on Leawood residents Brian and Sarah Collins, who installed a Little Free Library in their front yard only to get a threat of a citation from the city, has officially gone national. Here’s a roundup of local and beyond-local links of other outlets’ coverage of the issue. And if you’re interested in more coverage, you might consider turning on the Today show in the 9 a.m. hour…(but no promises the story will run).
[Boy, 9, creates library in his front yard. City, stupid, shuts it down — BoingBoing]
[Rogue library runs afoul of Leawood authorities; free book operation ordered destroyed — The Pitch]
[Leawood shuts down boy’s little free library — KMBC]
Dive In movie set to splash in Roeland Park. The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will show a movie at the pool on June 21. The event starts at 8:30 p.m. and the movie is Monsters University. Residents pay $3 and non residents pay $4.
Citizens Academy in Roeland Park applications available. The free six-session Roeland Park Citizens Academy is now taking applications for the fall 2014 session. The academy typically meets on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Class size is limited and applications can be found here.
JCCC board elects officers, Westwood’s Cross to serve on Learning Quality Committee. The Johnson County Community College trustees elected Jerry Cook as board chair for another year with Greg Musil as vice chair. David Lindstrom will be treasurer and Stephanie Sharp will serve as secretary. Westwood’s Lee Cross will serve on the Learning Quality Committee.