Friday, July 31, 2015


  • Arts, Leisure | July 30, 2015

    Arts in the Park, Water Safari, microbrew samples and more


    The 40th anniversary of Arts in the Park is this weekend with live music, micro brews and a little jog through downtown.

  • Movies | July 28, 2015

    ‘Southpaw’ comes across as calculating, cynical, thin


    The movie is so formulaic and familiar that it is hard to imagine viewers who couldn’t have written the action that fills the last reel.

  • Local |Neighbors | July 27, 2015

    K-State student loves country dance scene

    Briell Howbert had no idea the first time she stepped foot into Aggieville’s Dirty Dawg Saloon that she would discover a passion for country swing dancing and, later, a group of teammates that would become more like family.

  • Movies | July 27, 2015

    ‘Paper Towns’ is straight ‘coming-of-age’ stuff


    The new movie “Paper Towns,” based on a John Green novel, is straight “coming-of-age” stuff. Three teenaged boys crash a party, skip school, and take a road trip all in the last days of their high school careers.

  • Off The Beat | July 26, 2015

    Resolving to break snooze-button addiction


    I’ve always heard how being a morning person is beneficial to pretty much every aspect of life.

  • Books | July 26, 2015

    Kanon captures postwar East Berlin in new novel

    Berlin in January 1949 was a city in ruins, divided up by the victors in World War II. It was no place for the faint of heart; the war, the brutal Soviet occupation and starvation had taken their toll.

  • Books | July 26, 2015

    ‘Foggy Sunrise’ author describes World War II Romania

    In this beautifully crafted memoir, David Kimel describes his childhood growing up in Bucharest, Romania, during the lean and fearful times of World War II.

  • Books | July 26, 2015

    A promising summer reading list for adults


    There are lots of promising new stories from authors who may not be so familiar to readers looking for something different. A sampling of fiction titles just received at the library reveals the following potential hits.

  • Books | July 26, 2015

    Brooks explores the role of virtue in modern society

    In today’s world of rising higher education costs and an increasingly competitive job market, it’s easy to focus on how best to go about marketing ourselves in a way that sets us apart from other potential candidates.

  • Gardening | July 26, 2015

    Plant fall vegetables soon


    One of my favorite vegetable combinations is a mixture of cauliflower, broccoli and carrot. When you purchase these vegetables processed, it is often referred to as the California blend.

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