Welcome to the Morning Buzz.  The City of Raymore, Mo., just wrapped up a month of community conversations where we asked residents to weigh in on what should be included in the City’s new strategic plan. One idea we heard over and over, loud and clear was that we needed an Olive Garden. That’s right, our residents want all-you-can-eat salad and bread sticks. Jury is still out on some of the other community improvements, though…

Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not an OG Hater. I have dined and enjoyed myself over a Tour of Italy and breadsticks at many family events and birthdays. So, today, I dedicate this Buzz to the one and only, Olive Garden.


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What I’m Eating: Cavatappi with Italian Sausage and four-cheese marinara (my go-to meal at The Garden)

What I’m Watching: #SuperTuesday analysis

What I’m Reading: The Future we Want (I was intrigued by this book through another #ELGL member. Decided to jump on the bandwagon)

What I’m listening to: Imagine Dragons (96.5 The Buzz Acoustic Set)



The first confirmed case of Zika hits Chicago: Chicago has its first case of the Zika virus, the source of an outbreak that has swept through the Americas and raised concerns among health officials in recent weeks.

Still in testing, the KC Streetcar involved in first accident: If you are from the KC region we all know Johnson County drivers are the worst, amirite?! But seriously, the KC Streetcar was involved in a minor fender bender when it hit a car that was parked illegally. The City has struggled to let people know that if your car is not parked within the white lines, then you are at risk of getting hit. Seems like the City is getting serious…

Kalamazoo teen shooting victim opens eyes for first time, recognizes parents: The 14-year-old Battle Creek girl who was shot Feb. 20 in a shooting rampage in Kalamazoo has reached another milestone in her recovery, according to the GoFundMe page set up online to raise money to defray the family’s expenses during her recovery.

Shamrock Shake or Cadbury Cream Egg McFlurry: Australian McDonald’s are offering the new Cadbury Cream Egg McFlurry and making me rethink that trip to the Land Down Under to taste one.






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