Hunt's Car Care employs a fleet of ASE-certified technicians to replenish four-wheeled friends, keeping engines running smoothly and combustion chambers properly lubricated with oil change services. With each oil change, motor vehicle caregivers remove the aging sludge clogging your horseless carriage's arterial system and replace it with up to 5 quarts of standard 5W-30 oil, swapping out old filters for fresh, ungunked oil strainers, as well. To make sure everything's in top form, they can also provide a free inspection and lubricate parts in need of some friction-fighting auto-unguent. Hunt's Car Care prides itself on maintaining a staff evincing preternatural levels of friendliness at each of its three locations.
Husband-and-wife team Rick and Karen McKernan fill their historical downtown Liberty store with an eclectic mix of gourmet food items, kitsch, and home accessories that enliven living spaces and make for thoughtful gifts. Seasonal and anytime decor items crafted by local artisans dot the store’s interior alongside novelty items such as bacon-shaped first-aid bandages and foods such as artisanal One Screw Loose jellies. The couple’s daughter and business partner, Katie, fills a fashion area with handmade and locally crafted jewelry and accessories, which are ideal for deserving gift recipients and accepting jewelry boxes.
Purveyors of glittering colored gems and meticulously crafted baubles, The Polished Edge’s husband-and-wife team of Kevin and Christi Weaver showcase their dedication to fine stones and unique designs in their selection of carefully curated jewelry. A sterling-silver necklace gracefully encircles clavicles, suspending from its burnished chain a pear-shaped gemstone whose multifaceted amethyst-hued surface attracts both light and the attention of magpies. Insipid lobes bedizened with a pair of pear-shaped sterling-silver earrings sprout a fiery sparkle thanks to the ice-blue gemstone glistening therein. Denote the first letter of a beloved name or the last Roman numeral of a favorite year by clasping on a sterling-silver initial necklace whose alphabetical pendant shimmers with a delicate pavé of cubic zirconia.
Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, Popeyes remains the flavorful lovechild of Cajun and Creole cooking, serving up a wide-ranging menu. Connoisseurs of crispiness can stick with Popeyes’ famous New Orleans–style fried chicken meals ($4.49–$6.89) surrounded with savory sides ($1.59–$3.79) such as warm flaky biscuits, red beans and rice, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, Cajun rice, and more. Otherwise, slather some livers and gizzards ($2.99–$5.49) onto a biscuit and eat it, temporarily imbuing you with the chicken’s mighty strength and ability to smell time. Avian-averse appetites can feast instead on a shrimp po’ boy combo ($6.19) with a pecan pie ($1.49) or Mississippi mud pie ($1.99) for dessert. And to keep your famished family from impeaching you and electing a new parent, quell multi-person appetites with bona fide family meals ($10.49–$30.99).
The nonprofit Liberty Symphony Orchestra has dedicated 40 seasons to string-laden aural enrichment, staging the world's greatest compositions using the formidable talents of professional and amateur local musicians. Guest baton-wielder Dr. Phil Posey conducts the closing concert of the 2010-11 season, enlivening ears with Samuel Barber's cathartic Adagio for Strings before prompting a theater-wide round of air-bowing with Beethoven's rousing and beloved Symphony no. 9. Mouth along with the William Jewell College choir and North Kansas City High School A Capella Choir as they join the merry band of melody-makers for the symphony's memorable "Ode to Joy" before reenacting back-bending brass solos over a bevy of treats at a complimentary dessert reception. The LSO's ensemble takes the stage at the state-of-the-art, 725-seat Liberty Performing Arts Theatre, home to local plays, fitness competitions, and tuxedo-clad turtle races.
My Best Friend's Closet and its sister stores—Wear House and More and Wear House Exchange—curate a sprawling stash of gently used, modern apparel for men, women, and children. At each shop, a style-savvy staff strives to keep its showrooms brimming with designer apparel that's within 2 years of current fashion trends, working to maintain a contemporary selection free of outdated looks and time-traveling bell bottoms. The team adds hundreds of items to its inventory every day, and can help shoppers further complete ensembles with a fleet of accessories such as shoes, jewelry, and purses.