Thursday, August 27, 2015


  • Arts, Leisure | August 27, 2015

    Jazz series opens with Topeka band

    TOPEKA — The longest continuously running jazz concert series in the nation — the Topeka Jazz Concert Series — will present the first concert of its 47th season on Sunday.

  • Arts, Leisure | August 27, 2015

    K-State carnival, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and more


    With thousands of students returning to campus, you have noticed the increased traffic and longer lines at the stores. But it also means more events to attend.

  • Arts, Leisure | August 27, 2015

    Flint Hills Beekeepers work to help declining bee numbers

    EMPORIA — A local group has been working for more than a decade to keep alive a hobby that is increasingly important for our very existence.

  • Local |Neighbors | August 24, 2015

    Woman finds painting therapeutic after near-paralysis


    It wasn’t until she found herself nearly paralyzed, having lost most of the movement in her hands, that Myrna Filion discovered her love of painting.

  • Movies | August 24, 2015

    ‘American Ultra’ generally amusing, but will it sell?


    I wondered, though, if audiences buy tickets to see Kristen Stewart’s blood spattered face, Jessie Eisenberg as a fighting machine who thinks he may be a robot, and a terrific supporting cast which includes Bill Pullman?

  • Books | August 23, 2015

    Palmer weaves politics, history into new novel

    There’s much to like about this story. The history is sound — and fascinating — the politics are well explained and the characters are plausible. It’s a page-turner with plenty of action on several fronts. But the book suffers from a couple of drawbacks.

  • Books | August 23, 2015

    How the library can teach you about technology


    Betty is a library patron who is legally blind and has some hearing loss. She loves to read, has an active social life, walks in the park as often as she can and she loves her new iPhone and iPad.

  • Books | August 23, 2015

    Weaver’s neglected garden leads to love

    “Gardening is the king of second chances,” writes Tara Austen Weaver. This short phrase expresses the overall theme of her memoir, “Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow.”

  • Gardening | August 22, 2015

    Fall weather comes to the rescue


    I predict that this fall may be a good one to do some planting of cool-season grasses like tall fescue and bluegrass. Labor Day is typically the start of fall lawn improvement. Planting and fertilizing is recommended.

  • Arts, Leisure | August 22, 2015

    Festival of Wines, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and more


    Junction City Little Theater presents “Little Shop of Horrors” 7:30 p.m. through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

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