Also, be sure to check out craftzine.
Scientific American Article - Inspiring Makers
Interesting article from Scientific American discussing STEM education initiatives part of an education panel discussion on "Making, Education, and Innovation" set at the World Maker Faire NY again this year.
Events & Activities
HMS Beagle Science Store - voted Coolest Store in Kansas City
Check out these other great Maker Friendly groups:
Local Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups
Regional Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups