Category: Entertainment

Recipe for You or Two: Tomato and Cream Cheese Pasta

April 29, 2021 | 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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Enter our outdoor photo contest

| By The Active Age

More people than ever are enjoying the hobby of photography thanks to smart phones. The Active Age is holding a photo contest with just one stipulation: the photo must have been taken outdoors using either a smart phone or traditional camera. Winners of the contest will receive gift certificates for $25 (first place), $15 (second) […]

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Room to roam: Kansas has plenty of it. Where will your next adventure be?

March 31, 2021 | By MeLinda Schnyder

In a year when travel was stymied in unpredictable and unprecedented ways, some people still went exploring.  A record 8.6 million people visited 28 Kansas state parks in 2020. State Park Director Linda Lanterman credits residents looking for recreation outlets within driving distance during the pandemic or canceling out-of-state vacations for in-state getaway.s The previous […]

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Rockin’ again: Musician returns with gigs, recordings

| By Joe Stumpe

       I know these days won’t last forever/So while we’re here let’s endeavor/To laugh more than we cry/To live more than we die  “We Are One,” Kevin Herrington For years, Kevin Herrington worried that his best music was behind him. Not anymore.  Herrington, a member of several successful Wichita bands in the 1970s […]

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Fashion: Ready when you are

March 1, 2021 | By Bonnie Bing

About now you’re wondering why last September you changed out spring and summer clothes to fall and winter. We haven’t gone many places. Not many people are seeing us and if they are, it’s from the waist up on FaceTime or Zoom. That doesn’t mean, however, there aren’t good times ahead and there is a […]

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Corned beef leftovers stretch St. Patrick’s Day fun

| By Joe Stumpe

I enjoy St. Patrick’s Day festivities as much as the next fan of green beer and bagpipes, and the party tends to continue in the days after. That’s because the traditional meal of corned beef — an American Irish tradition, by the way — is packed with tasty leftover possibilities. The highly seasoned meat lends […]

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Recipe for You or Two: Easy Ham and Egg Cups

| By The Active Age

Judy Kraus is the winner of a $25 gift certificate donated by The Spice Merchant for this recipe. She fixes it frequently for her husband and herself. “It’s quick and easy, perfect for ‘breakfast for supper’ night,” Kraus said. To submit your Recipe for You or Two, mail or deliver it to:  The Active Age, […]

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Think ahead when spring planting

| By Janice Sroufe

The last year, spent by myself at home, caused me to consider my garden as almost my only companion. I was not looking forward to it going away for the winter. My gardening goal became to be able to walk through the garden and find beauty and treasure at any moment — even in the […]

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Blender salsa — good for whatever ails you

February 5, 2021 | By Joe Stumpe

My friend Elvira Crocker has made me love salsa even more than I already did, which I didn’t think was possible. After Elvira gifted me with some of her delicious homemade salsa, we started e-mailing about the all the ways it can be used in cooking. I mentioned simmering stuffed cabbage rolls in it and […]

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‘Tombstone’ hits mark retelling OK Corral story

| By Ted Ayres

“Tombstone” by Tom Clavin (St. Martin’s Press, 386 Pages, $29.99) On Oct. 26, 1881, in Tombstone, Ariz., 30 bullets were exchanged in 30 seconds, leaving three men dead and three others wounded. And with that exchange of gunfire, the Earp brothers, John Henry “Doc” Holliday, Billy and Joe Clanton and the OK Corral were forever etched […]

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Project Beauty looks forward at 50

October 1, 2018 | By Joe Stumpe

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 to double our membership this year,” she said. “I’ve asked everybody to bring in one member. That’s the challenge […]

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Bow wow! ‘Theo’ is a hero

August 29, 2018 | By Joe Stumpe

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 up saving her life. It happened late on the night of July 5, when the normally well-mannered pooch […]

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‘Fireball’ Jackson inspires book

| By By Debbi Elmore

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 team he played for, made up of fellow prison inmates. “My dad and I watched him lead the prison team […]

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