Monday, October 15, 2018

Back on the Racks Again!!!

Active Age is back at Dillons on a regular basis, convenient for readers and offering great visibility for our advertisers. And don’t forget to pick up our annual +55 Resource Guide, THE comprehensive source...

Brain freeze Senior blips funny and frustrating

By Elvira Crocker We’ve all experienced them at one time or another. Those lapses in memory that can often be either embarrassing or hilarious.  Though they can happen at any age, they do seem to happen...

Almost 5 Million Fed

By Joe Stumpe Marc Mourning cooks with a wooden spoon the size of a canoe paddle. When you’re preparing food for a couple thousand people per day, everything gets bigger. “This is like a workout,” Mourning,...

Sloppy Joes

Fajita seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and two kinds of sugar make Sloppy Joes at The Lord’s Diner “the best Sloppy Joes I’ve ever had,” in one volunteer’s opinion. 1 lb ground beef 1/2 Tbs fajita seasoning such...

Minor league baseball back

By Bob Rives William H. Hemp is no longer a household name. Even the colorful nickname, Ducky, he got while playing baseball here, is lost in time. But in 1887, the 18-year-old from St. Louis was a...

Election spotlight: candidates address senior issues

The active age sent questionnaires to political candidates last month to get their views on issues affecting seniors. All the candidates were asked questions No. 1 and 2. Additionally, candidates for governor were asked...

Fire deaths hit elderly

By Joe Stumpe Two recent deaths highlight the risk posed to seniors by house fires, a danger that increases during cooler months. In September, a 65-year-old Andover man died after being trapped in a house fire....

Highland hoopla: Historic cemetery sparks book, renovation

This is adapted from the author’s introduction to “Walking With The Wichita Pioneers: A Guidebook to Highland Cemetery” by Barb Myers. The book sells for $20, with all proceeds going to renovate Highland Cemetery. By...

Walk to End Alzheimer’s coming to arena

Show your support for the fight to end Alzheimer’s by taking part in the Wichita Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Intrust Bank Arena. Or even better, put together a fundraising team...

Panda-monium at EP

Exploration Place presents Pandas: A Journey Home, a new documentary in its digital dome theater starting Saturday, Oct. 20. Filmmakers “were granted unprecedented access to the Wolong Panda Center in China,” according to a...

Civil War Women

Did you know that during the Civil War, hundreds of women cut their hair and donned men’s clothes so they could report to Union and Confederate army recruiters? And that others served as scouts...

Jackie Brown in town

Actress Pam Grier will receive the Ad Astra Award when the Tallgrass Film Festival returns for its 16th year this month. “Pam Grier   is someone that Tallgrass has sought to bring to Wichita and...

Native American Day

A dance exhibition, talks by Native American groups and free traditional meal are on tap for The Native American Celebration Day on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Mid-America All-Indian Center. The free event runs from...

Gardening ideas for fall and beyond

By Janice Sroufe Although summer with its hot weather is my favorite time of year, the cooler temperatures and beautiful colors of fall are comforting and sometimes a relief. This year we have had nice...

Project Beauty looks forward at 50

By  Joe Stumpe Project Beauty, Inc. may be down in numbers, but it’s not out. President Sue Boewe admits to an ambitious goal for the 50-year-old group founded to spruce up Wichita. “I’m hoping we’re going...

Wanted: Poll workers for Sedgwick County

You can help promote democracy and make a few bucks in the bargain. With this year's elections rapidly approaching, the Sedgwick County Election Office is recruiting poll workers. The Election Office is increasing the number of...

Bow wow! ‘Theo’ is a hero

By Joe Stumpe A tiny dog named Theodore is turning out to be worth his weight in gold. Mary Enstrom acquired the 2.3-pound Teacup Yorkie as a sidekick for her ministry serving nursing home residents. Theodore ended...

‘Fireball’ Jackson inspires book

By Debbi Elmore Gerald McCoy was a boy when he saw Isaiah “Fireball” Jackson pitch in Wichita’s National Baseball Congress tournament. Jackson’s explosive fastball wasn’t the only remarkable thing about him. There was also the...

Centers for seniors see funds frozen

By Joe Stumpe Sedgwick County commissioners have again decided to keep funding for area senior centers at 2010 levels, frustrating users and supporters. The centers serve thousands of residents with meals, recreation, educational activities and...

Lazy, luscious lasagna  

By Joe Stumpe Easy isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when making lasagna. But a couple of shortcuts will put this dish on your table in about an hour, with little mess to...
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