• There are DVDs for (nearly) everyone on your list

    Imagine you are looking for Christmas presents, mostly for people who live far away. Your sister has married a man in St. Louis who already had a sevenyear- old girl and a teenaged boy, and you want to get them .

  • The Ten Tenors offer Christmas music and more

    The Australian vocal group The Ten Tenors presented their “Home for the Holidays” show in K-State’s McCain Auditorium last Friday. The singers appeared with an onstage keyboard player, a guitarist, and a glassbaffle surrounded kit drummer. They gave us .

  • New Boys & Girls Club director has fostered 158 children Boysandgirls

    Pamela Nealey has always enjoyed caring for and mentoring children. Nealey, director of operations for the Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan, used to babysit when she was younger and taught girls modeling. Her passion for working with children has .

  • K-State’s WinterDance intelligent, amusing, alive

    For a long time WinterDance, the fall recital of K-State’s 40 year-old Dance program, was the kick-off to my family’s Christmas season. But, then, I used to do all my Christmas shopping in Aggieville on the day after Thanksgiving, .

  • Mayor’s parade lights up Manhattan in ‘magical’ fashion

    The streets of Manhattan lit up Friday evening as bicycles, fire trucks, bands and trains paraded through town. The 15th annual Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade made its way from the Manhattan Town Center to Triangle Park .

  • Club news

    Ashland Boosters 4-H Club To start off the November meeting, Claire Larkins called the meeting to order. Carmen Mallon led the 4-H pledge and flag salute. Kylie Classen led the Ashland Boosters in the song ‘Happy Birthday’ for Mathew Kelly’.

  • DIY books can help keep cabin-fever away

    Winter break is approaching and although the weather has been mild, the fact remains: winter break means kids cooped up at home. To help keep cabin-fever at bay, come to the library and stock up on some of these fun .

  • Entertaining thriller stretches reality

    Steve Berry, who has a handful of bestselling thrillers on his resume, has quite an imagination. In ‘The 14th Colony,’ he weaves a story around five ‘suitcase nukes’ that date from Yuri Andropov’s brief tenure as General Secretary of .

  • A FATHER’S LOVE: Sparks gives honest account of divorce

    This latest offering by popular novelist Nicholas Sparks is his longest novel to date and definitely one of his best. It covers about a year in time from the point of view of thirtysomething Russell Green. At the beginning Russ .

  • On the same page ...maybe

    My wife and I generally agree on the big things in a marriage like money, family and supporting each other. However, when it comes to the small things we often fail to adequately communicate what we’re thinking. Sometimes this .

  • ‘Lions’ celebrates complexity

    An increasing number of writing programs nationwide emphasize creating fiction and non-fiction that encourage readers to identify and explore the intricate confluences of place, the natural world, and the environmental imagination. Bonnie Nadzam’s newest novel, “Lions,” while not necessarily .

  • Christmas carnival, Pearl Harbor concert and more

    SUNDAY Holiday Workshop for All Ages, 1:30-3 p.m. An extravaganza of winter-themed art activities will be offered to celebrate the season. The cost is $5 per person; children must be accompanied by an adult. Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. .


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