Category: Entertainment

Derby library book sale, Kansas oil painters exhibit

July 1, 2021 | By The Active Age

Derby library book sale The Friends of the Derby Public Library will host their annual book sale from 9 am – 4 pm on Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25 from 1-4 pm in the Community Room at the Derby Public Library located at 1600 E. Walnut, Derby, KS. Kansas oil painters exhibit opens […]

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Botanica drawing winner announced

| By Tammara Fogle

Daniel Fisher of Wichita is the winner of our drawing for a family membership to Botanica. His name was drawn from a pool of 52 supporters who donated $50 or more to The Active Age last month. We will hold five more monthly drawings from among our “Honor Roll” donors. The Active Age wishes to […]

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Fashion after Fifty: Dressing with style

June 1, 2021 | By Bonnie Bing

You know it’s a new season by the number of catalogs clogging your mailbox. Three arrived the other day, and while it was fun to see spring clothes, nearly all of them were meant for a woman who is perfectly formed and between the ages of 18 and 30. Trying to be positive, we should […]

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Prairie Pines and Wichita Jazz Festival team up for concerts

| By Ted Blankenship

Kansas is the source of some of the best music to be heard anywhere and has been for some time.  Wichita, for example is home to Chamber Music at the Barn, now in its 25th season at Bob Scott’s Prairie Pines venue on north Maize Road, and the Wichita Jazz Festival now nearing its 50th […]

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Harvey County artist ready for ‘exposure’

| By Joe Stumpe

NORTH NEWTON — It’s not every day someone comes up with a new genre of art, but then Glen Ediger is an inventor. Among other things. Ediger thought up the genre — which he calls environmental exposure — a few years before retiring as director of design for Vornado Air. He noticed that a piece […]

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Recipe for You or Two: Avocado Toast

| By The Active Age

Iris Worthington of Towanda is the winner of a $25 gift certificate donated by The Spice Merchant for submitting this recipe, which comes with several variations and is delicious any time of day. As with any recipe calling for avocadoes, the key is finding a ripe one. A ripe avocado will have a little give […]

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New Riverside ballpark opens at last

April 29, 2021 | By Bob Rives

History and memories and records are the stuff of baseball. And so it seems appropriate to introduce Wichita’s new Riverfront Stadium with a bit of each. In April 1914, Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Field opened with a former Shocker pitching for the home team. He was Claude Hendrix, who had pitched for Fairmount College — precursor […]

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Take our community survey for chance to win dinner out

| By The Active Age

The Active Age reaches a large audience across Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey counties — 52,000 subscribing households and another 3,000 copies distributed through other means. With pass-along and online readership, that equals something like 100,000 pairs of eyes on each issue. We’d like to utilize our readers’ knowledge base to paint a more complete picture […]

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Retired fireman loves to grill

| By Joe Stumpe

When Bobby Thompson thinks back to his parents’ restaurant in Junction City, he remembers more than just filling the ice machine or standing on a chair to reach the cash register. “Ninth Street was notorious,” Thompson said of the street his parents’ café, the Thompson Inn, was located on. In 1999, a film called “Ninth […]

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Recipe for You or Two: Tomato and Cream Cheese Pasta

| By The Active Age

Helen Thomas is the winner of a $25 gift certificate donated by The Spice Merchant as the contributor of this month’s Recipe for You or Two. Thomas is a member of the “Aldi Nerds” group on Facebook, whose members frequently post recipes made with Aldi ingredients. “That’s where I found this,” she said. “I like […]

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