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August, 2022 review: 816 Day, Little Miss + Waldo guide

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Summertime has timed out — it’s the end of August. While it’s not officially fall (even though meteorological autumn does start tomorrow), Labor Day weekend is this weekend + pumpkin spice season started yesterday.

If you’re like us, you’re excited for flannels + fire pits — but you’re also bemoaning the loss of long days and pool weather. Luckily, we have our best of August as a way to recap the summer. Cannonball.

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Celebrate 816 Day

  • KC pride runs deep. This was our most-read newsletter. We hope you were able to participate (and let’s get ready for 913 Day this coming month).

KC’s oldest park

  • Our second most-read newsletter took us back in time. If you didn’t know about the 0.162-acre “keystone of our park system,” now you do.

51 Kansas City metro companies make Inc. 5000, 2022

  • There’s something about a company that grows by 25,785% that captures our attention. From workout supplements to island plate lunches, these companies are big deals.

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Little Miss

  • We put our local spin on this viral trend, and apparently you saw your reflection. Round two, anyone? Send us your ideas.

Lost Trolley Barn Neighborhood

  • Maybe it was the “lost neighborhood” (story here) or the photo of “Sprinkles.” Regardless, it was among our most-liked photos in August. We have since learned that the art installation has been taken down.

Fountain City Scoops & Floats

  • There’s a lot happening in the River Market, and a new homemade ice cream shop may take the… cake. Here’s the scoop.

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In response to our Waldo neighborhood guide:

A random encouragement email:

  • “I get to KC about 1 week per year, usually to run the Hospital Hill race. I read your newsletter every week. It makes me wish I were living in KC.” — Reader Bruce S.

We wish you were living here too, Bruce.

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