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2018 - January

ttn logoJanuary, 2018: Welcome to my latest adventure!

Kim Schultz

Happy New Year! Reflecting back to 2017, it was a fun and exciting year! 2018 is only going to get better! New ideas, new businesses and new clients will help make this year amazing! So sit back, keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times, and enjoy the ride!!

Kim's Excellent Adventures

Dallas Trip - This trip was a new one. I mean, not to a new place but I added this trip so I could help my friend James decorate his new house for Christmas! He goes a little over the top! Like 17 trees, animated stuff, house lights and more! Chelsea actually went with me this trip! We had a great time. I was also excited about getting to see my new friend and owner of Val's Cheesecake again! He is just an awesome guy! He also makes amazing Cheesecake! I gained weight on this visit! 

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Meetings- Due to the holidays, many meetings didn't happen but resumed in January!

Topeka Growth- I started attending Topeka Growth, they meet on Tuesday mornings at 9 am at 515 S Kansas Ave. There is not annual fee to join and it is a fun bunch of professionals. 

ABWA KEEN - I was announced as a new member! We also had a fashion show by Findables!  This meeting is at the Capitol Plaze on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 11:30 to 1pm. This is a women's group. There is an annual fee but it is well worth the fee! There is also a fee for lunch. They always look really good but I drink my shakes!

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ING Meeting - It was just way too cold for me to get out for this meeting! 

Christmas: My family and my aunt Marlyn and cousin Willie joined us this year! Frank made Lasagna and we opened presents!

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Sunflower Paving Christmas Party - It is fun going back to see all my friends who still work at Sunflower! I had a great time when I worked there!! 

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Girls Candy Day - What a fun time making candy and cookies! I purchased all the ingredients and we met at Teri's house to spend the day baking!! We made some really yummy desserts! We also had some laughs

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It's A Wonderful Life - My friend Keith the Critic hosted a movie night at The Jayhawk Theatre. Over 200 people attended and helped raise money for The Jayhawk and The Topeka Rescue Mission.  This was actually the first time I have ever watched the entire movie from start to finish! The Jayhawk is a true gem and I hope they can find more funding to bring it back to full life!

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Sip and Shop in KC -
Toni's friend Penny Glass invited us over to her house for a sip and shop event. Different booths and wine were the highlight! I don't drink wine but I did enjoy some delicious food! I am not much of a shopper but I do like meeting new people and just hanging out!

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Hanger Party - I was so excited about getting the invite to the hanger party this year.  It is always the best part of the year! Robin and I once again had a great time! We might not fly in private jets but we are quite entertaining! The food was great, the drinks were plenty and fun was had!! 

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Girls Christmas Party - It was our 2nd annual girls Christmas party. This year we did a bbq theme and Susan hosted the party at her house! We picked names but this year we had to pick a color and our gift had to incorporate that color. I picked Susan and she picked plaid. I know, plaid is a pattern but I think I did a good job. I had my daughter sewed her an apron! It was fun! 

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Teresa's Party- I was happy to be invited to Teresa's first gathering at her new house!! It is always fun meeting new people!! 

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New project - I can't go into details but big things are happening! BAM!! More to come!!  I can also add the letters L M C.  Looking for people who would like to sell advertising. If you own a business or just thinking about owning a business, mark May 1, 2018 on your calendar! You won't want to miss this event!!

Coming Soon                      

 

Kolton- I finally got to spend some time with Kolton. We went with Robin and the family to see the Cortez light show and Winter Wonderland at Shawnee Lake! Both were awesome but I loved the Cortez light show! We ate pizza, drank hot chocolate and watched A Year Without A Santa Clause. My time with Kolton is always special!

 

Let's Help Company Party - Being a non profit we do not have a line item for staff parties. This year a very nice donor treated us to a fun night on the town!  We started at Hazel Hill, then off to Topeka Civic Theatre to meet Santa, next Applemart to buy lottery tickets and dinner was a Kikus. All of these stops done in a limo!

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DTI After Hours - I have not been to one of these in years! So many people that I haven't seen in a long time! I had to leave before they turned on the new arch lights! The space is owned by Clayton Financial and available for rent downtown!

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Frankie's Graduation Party - I believe this should be her final graduation party since she just achieved her Doctorate in Education! I am so proud of her! She has worked really hard to get this far. It wasn't easy!

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Dancing with JJ - Frankie had planned to go out after her graduation party but she was exhausted so JJ and took to the dance floor!! We both love to dance!  We spent the night at Fuel in Overland Park!

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The View from My NOTO Studio

Barbara Waterman Peters

 

View from my Studio

By Barbara Waterman-Peters

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Barbara Waterman-Peters

As I write this, it is barely Christmas. By the time it is read, it will be New Year’s and beyond. My studio calendar is a collection of images of beautiful silk paintings, a gift from an artist friend. I won’t mark upcoming events or circle dates on this calendar because it’s too pretty to mar. But the ones at home and in my purse are already full of penciled jottings as January beckons.

Taking a break from my figurative work and letting my crows rest, I am surrounded by canvases in my “Dark Fish” series. The underpaintings are complete; the black and white fish are waiting for the application of color.  All of the paintings are already committed to shows and other opportunities.

Such situations occur at intervals and bring with them excitement and an eagerness to get on with the process of painting. It is similar to the anticipation of the new year, counting down to 2018’s possibilities!



STUDIO 831 will not be open for First Friday in January.

 

Watch for a wonderful exhibit by Hi Stockwell in February!

 

 

BW P Snow Flint Hills II

Topeka City of Character

Topeka City of Character      KSCharacter.org

 

http://www.topekacharacter.org/calendar.html

 

Diligence

Focusing my effort on the work at hand

 

Downtown

do it downtown topeka

RETAIL/STORES

 

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Absolute Desing by Brenda

Absolute Design by Brenda

 

 629 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603

(785) 266-7999

  Avenue Hair Styling

Avenue Hair

 

BOHO Mojo

Boho Mojo

631 S Kansas Ave 

(785) 783-8622

  Briman's Leading Jewelers

 Brimans

734 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603

(785) 357-4438

  Cashmere Gourmet Popcorn

Cashmere Popcoren Logo

728 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66612

(785) 554-8895

  David's Jewelers

Davids Jewelers

 623 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603 - 785-234-4808

 

 Dean's 1/2 Price Books

Deans Books

 1426 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66612 - 785-357-4708

 

 Fabtastic

Fabtastic

 628 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 

(785) 430-5221

 

 Ginny's Gift Shop

Ginnys Gift Shop

 929 S Kansas Ave, Topeka KS 66612

785-408-1928

 

Guard Sales

Guard Sales

1404 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66612 - 785-235-1378

 

 Hazel Hill Chocolates Traditions

HazelHill

724 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603

(785) 215-8883

 

Heavenly Creations

116 SE 7th

 

Leaping Llamas

Leaping Llmas Artisan Shop

725 S Kansas Ave

Topeka, KS 66612

http://www.leapingllamas.com/

Leaping Llamas Artisan Shop is a space for Kansas artist to sell their work in downtown Topeka. We will also be offering adult and children's art classes for every skill set. Our goal is to get more art into the community!

Maracels

 

 

 Moburts Spices

 Moburst

820 S Kansas Ave.

785-806-3025

Flavor is name of the game and we love them as much as you do. From our homemade, handmade blends, to our bright spices, robust herbs, and wonderful array of salts and sugars, to our California olive oils and California wine vinegars to our aged Italian Balsamic vinegars, we’ve got what you want. You can cook with great ingredients just like your favorite celebrity chef! We know because you appreciate terrific flavors and new adventures, you will love what Moburts can add to your creations.  

At Moburts, we offer a wide array of flavorings with an emphasis on superior quality, exceptional value, and outstanding customer service.

 

 

N V Me Fashions

729 S Kansas Ave

 

 Oddfellows Books

Oddfellows

117 SW 6th St, Topeka, KS 66603 - 785-354-8899

 

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Mon. - Sat. 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Open First Fridays until 8:00 PM
Closed Sundays

Oddfellow's is Topeka's newest and greatest collectibles store.  We offer a huge selection of quality used books of every kind and subject.  We also offer a great selection of coins and currency as well as comic books, stamps, ephemera, and LOTS of other things to excite the collector in you.

WE ARE NOT A PAPERBACK TRADE!!!

While there is lots of great reading to be found in the average used bookstore we choose to sell books as commodities and not as consumables.   This means that the books you purchase from Oddfellow's will find a permanent home on your bookshelves and not get passed on after reading.  Our books include the rare and out-of-print, books from the 19th century and earlier, leather-bound beauties, and new books by local authors as well as a ever expanding selection of modern fiction.  We also pride ourselves on having a large selection of books about Topeka and all of Kansas including books by local authors.  Whatever subject you love, we have a book for you!

Please continue to check back as we expand our website.  Soon we will have a link to our online catalog and an events calendar to keep you up-to-date on author signings and other events around the store.

 

 Platform 785

929 S Kansas Ave Ste A

785-756-4118

https://www.facebook.com/stuffonmain/

Vintage Clothing from 1900 - 1980's, focusing on 1940-1960! We always offer treats, tea and jazz while you shop. We are right by the little pocket park with the train platform and BNSF train at 10th and Kansas in Topeka

 

 

Prairie Glass Studio

Prairie Glass Studio

 110 SE 8th Ave, Topeka, KS 66603

(785) 271-8006

 

Our colorful shop is located in the garden level of the Historic Crane Building at 110 SE 8th Avenue. This Topeka landmark has showcased numerous businesses since the late 1800’s. Now this enchanting building presently houses Gizmo Pictures, Juli’s Coffee & Bistro and Prairie Glass Studio.

Bursting with creativity, Prairie Glass Studio offers creative gifts, home décor and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Located in the Capitol City of Kansas, we feature a Sunflower-themed glass art collection year-round.

Prairie Glass Studio is known for the perfect environment to host birthday parties, staff retreats, family gatherings, etc. or just come in with a few friends and take a class.

 

The Sewing Workshop

Sewing Workshop

301 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603

 (785) 357-6231

 

Shana Cake

Shana Cakes

 435 S Kansas Ave, Topeka Kansas 66603

(785) 408-1272

 

All products contain ABSOLUTELY NO Gluten, Wheat, Soy, Dairy, Corn, Nuts, Tree nuts, GMOs, Artificial flavorings/colors or Preservatives!

Don’t need Gluten/Wheat/Dairy/Soy/Corn/Nut/Tree nut-Free?  That’s OK…our treats are fabulously delicious – you wouldn’t know they were allergy friendly if we didn’t tell you!

Need egg-free or Vegan?  Most products can be made for your needs!

Want to mix up your grains so you’re not always eating the same ones?  We can make things in different ways – for example, Vanilla cupcakes can be made with brown rice flour mix or with sorghum flour mix.

Want a different flavor than we show?  Just ask and we’ll see what we can do for you!

Please contact us and discuss your dietary restrictions or special requests and we’ll work with you to get you some fresh and yummy treats that you can eat and feel good about!

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Skin Art Creations Tattoo Emporium

skin art creations

114 SW 8th Avenue, Studio A, Topeka, KS 66603

 (785) 580-8748

 

 Stephen Smith Images

Stephen Smith

 931 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66612

(785) 235-2710

 

Supersonic Music

SuperSonic

117 SE 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66603

785-235-3786

 

TreeHouse Custome Drums

 Treehouse Custom Drums

 

117 SE 6th Ave

785-235-3786

 

Top City Shoes

106 SE 7th

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Top-City-Shoe/397984710394561

 

 

 United Martial Sciences

United Martial Science

628 1/2 S Kansas Ave in Topeka, KS

785-785-220-8961

 

United Martial Sciences is located at 628 1/2 S Kansas Ave in Topeka, KS. We offer instruction in Mixed Martial Arts,
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, boxing and Aikido. We have a diverse student base training at our facility. Our students include
pro-mma fighters, pro-boxers, and amateur competitors. Students that choose not to compete still enjoy many benefits
associated with the demanding training regimen of a competitive fighter. Additionally, we offer defensive tactics courses to
law enforcement, military and security personnel
We are an affiliate school of Miletich Fighting Systems (www.mfselite.com) and Marcio
Laselva (
Laselvamma.com)
United Martial Sciences has 14 heavy bags, a floor mounted boxing ring, a full sized combat sports MMA cage, and plenty of
mat space for all your training needs! We offer evening classes starting at 6pm. Come and check us out or give us a call at
785-785-220-8961!

 

Warehouse 414

Warehouse 414

 

414 SE 2nd St, Topeka, KS 66607

(785) 232-8008

 

 Wolfe's Best

Wolfes Camera

635 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603

(785) 235-1386

 

RESTAURANTS

 

Arturos

 105 SE 10th Ave # A, Topeka, KS 66612

(785) 233-9000

 

 Brunos

Bruno's Downtown Grill & Bar

1003 SE Quincy

Topeka, KS 66612

785-350-2144

https://www.facebook.com/Brunosdowntowngrill/

The Celtic Fox

CelticFoxLogo

 

 The Center for Better Nutrition

Center for Better Nutrition

 

 

 Classic Bean

ClassicBeanLogo

 Field of Greens

FOG Logo 300 dbi

 909 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66612

785-290-4733

www.FOGreens.com

Globe Indian Restaurant

 https://www.facebook.com/Globe-Indian-Cuisine-120271584655637/

 

 

 Golden Dragon

 http://www.goldendragontopeka.com/

 

 

 Hanover Pancake House

HanoverPancake

 

 

HHB BBQ

HHB BBQ

 

 Jayhawk Corner Cafe

Jayhawk Diner

 

Juli's Coffee & Bistro

Julis

 

Kansas Avenue Cafe

 628 S. Kansas avenue; Topeka, Kansas 66603.

 

Luis Place

 435 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603

 

Lupitas

732 S Kansas Ave

 Pepe & Chela's

Pepe Chelas

 

  RowHouse

Rowe House

 

Terry's Bar & Grill

Terrys Bar Grill Cropped

 

 Top of the Tower Club

 Top of the tower

 

 Townsite Cafe

Townsite Cafe

 

 

 

 

 

 Banner Dining

 

 

 

 

Local Film Makers

Topeka is a very creative community. Our live theatre is plentiful and amazing. We have all types of music. We also are home to many talented film makers.

 

Roaring Rat Films 

Gary Piland

http://www.roaringratfilms.com/

This company is 100% local. The owner/Director/Writing lives in Topeka. The movies are shot in Topeka by Topeka actors. 

They are working on putting the two full length movies on iTunes. 

 

 

 

 

Current Project:

Blackstone

Past releases:

Zombie Kansas

Zombie Kansas

AMAZON PRIME

ITUNES

 

Zombie Beauty Pageant

Zombie Beauty Pageant

Zombie Shorts:   Zombie Chigger,    Zombie Laundry,   Zombie Tattoo Parlor

Zombie Chigger     Zombie Chigger     Zombie Chigger

 

Sunrunner Films, LLC

Austin Snell

 Austin Snell is the CEO and Director of this company. Austin lives in Lawrence and often uses Topeka and local actors in his movies.

You can purchase your own copy at https://sunrunnerfilms.merchtable.com/?no_redirect=true

 

 

 

 

 

Current Project:

Exposure

"Nature is a haunted house..."  -Emily Dickinson

 

"In an attempt to reconcile the problems in their relationship, Myra (Carmen Anello) and James (Owen Lawless) venture to an isolated cabin in the mountains.  It is there they encounter an ancient evil that haunts the landscape, capable of turning people into deformed monsters.  Not only will they be fighting for their relationship, they will be fighting for their lives."

EXPOSURE is a throw-back horror experience in the vein of your favorite 70's and 80's classics.  Featuring practical effects-based creature designs and a special appearance by horror legend Lynn Lowry, EXPOSURE is made for fans and by fans.

STARRING: Carmen AnelloOwen Lawless (Helltown) & Lynn Lowry (Shivers, The Crazies, I Drink Your Blood & Model Hunger)

Special Effects by Jake Jackson

Produced by Clayton Ashley, Jake Jackson, and Austin Snell

Written by Jake Jackson and Austin Snell

Directed by Austin Snell

 

Past movies:

Dust, Blood & Fire and Eraser

 Dust Blood Fire  Erasure

    

 

Dikenga

 

Steve Balderson

https://www.dikenga.com/

Although it appears this company has movied to California, they got their start in Kansas.  Steve Balderson was born in Manhattan, KS.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003931/

 

 

 

 

Monster 

Maker By Night FX

Special Effects Makeup Artist Jake Jackson 

 

MotoVike Films

https://www.motovikefilms.com/

http://kansasoutdoorcorps.com/

Teach Us All - Documentary hitting Netflix

Topeka Nightlife

6th Street Back Door

610 SW Wayne

 

Abigail's Grill & Bar

3701 SW Plaza Drive
246.6866
www.facebook.com/Abigails.Topeka


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Abigails Thursday Abigails Friday Abigails Saturday Abigails Sunday

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Baby Dolls

5300 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka Kansas 66609
785-862-3655
Gentleman's Club

 

Blackbird Espresso Bar & Bistro

4025 S.W. 10th Ave. Topeka, KS 66604
785-271-8188

Good food. Good coffee. Good grief. 

The Boobie Trap

6th & Washburn

Boulevard Billiards

Boulevard Billards Logo
 
4700 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, Kansas
(785) 230-0114

The Brass Rail

401 NE Emmett St
785-232-3332

The Break Room

911 S Kansas Ave
785-215-6633

First Friday - TopCity Comedy Show

Breakers NEW LOCATION

8249 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, Kansas
 

Bull Frogs

2940 SW Wanamaker Road
Topeka, KS 66614
785-272-FROG (3764)

Menu: http://www.bullfrogslive.com/menu.php

Burger Stand

1/2 price for students on Monday
$1 off Colorado beer on Tuesday
1/2 for Educators along with $4 glasses of wine on Wednesday
Thursday is $1 off Kansas beers
Friday is $2 Domestics
Sunday is $4 Bloody Marys and Walking dead viewing parties when the series is running.

Menu: http://www.burgerstandrestaurants.com/menu-1/

Celtic Fox

118 SW 8th street
https://www.facebook.com/celtic.fox.topeka

Classic Bean (Fairlawn Plaza)

Featuring Live Music by Local
Singers/Songwriters
Friday & Saturday Nights 8 - 11pm

Menu: http://www.burgerstandrestaurants.com/menu-1/

CG's Lounge

501 NW Lyman Rd, Topeka KS

785-233-2233

Dugout

1545 SW Fairlawn Rd., Topeka
Our Happy hour is 4-7, offering $3 well drinks.

Tuesday and Thursday all day, and Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6-8pm

$4.50 1/2 lb Burger and Fry special with a drink purchase.

Friday and Saturday nights Karaoke and 8-Ball pool tournament 

Karaoke starts at 9:30 and our pool tourneys have a 7:30 start time.

The Dutch Goose

3203 SW 10th

El Azteca Club

1201 SE 6th St, Topeka KS 66607

785-234-6100

Flamingo Bar & Grill

2335 NW Clay

Gage Center Bowl

4200 SW Huntoon, Topeka, KS 66604

785-272-1881

Glazed Goose

5630 SW 29th St, Topeka, KS 66614

785-273-6223

Happy Bassett Brewing Company

6044 SW 29th St, Topeka, Kansas
(785) 783-3688

Henry T's

1521 SW 21st St

Hog Hollar

CLOSED During the winter!!!

9252 Apple Valley Ln, Ozawkie, KS 66070

Hog Holler Menu 1  Hog Holler Menu 2

Hookah House

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Phone:(785) 286-7003

1507 SW 21st St Suite 201Topeka, Kansas 66604
Hours of Operation
Sunday-Wednesday : 12PM-12AM
Thursday-Saturday : 12PM-3AM

J & J Gallery Bar

917 N Kansas Ave

KnJ's Sports Bar

1909 NE Seward Ave, Topeka, KS 66616

785-354-8128

Pool Hall

Kickstart Saloon

2521 N Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66617

785-232-3422

 

Lazy Toad

22nd Place & Chelsea

Oscar's

1424 SW Lane St, Topeka, KS 66604

785-234-9294

Topeka’s most exciting new restaurant & sports bar offers great food, live entertainment, thirty-eight 50 inch plasma TV’s and over 20 Beers on tap. Something special for Topeka is our private lounge area and private dining rooms. Call to reserve for any special occasion.

Food: We offer a variety of home style foods with favorites such as fried chicken, meatloaf, breakfast all day long, as well as New York-style pizza for lunch and dinner.

Weekends: enjoy live entertainment

Hours: Monday – Sunday: 11am to 2am

Inside seating: 300

Outside patio seating: 90

Lounge seating: 40

Louie's Lounge and Laundromat

1501 SW 21st St Ste 109

Topeka, KS 66604

785-408-5091

Full Service Bar- Opens daily at 9am. Closes at Midnight Sun-Wed, and 2am Thur-Sat.
Laundromat with brand new machines opens daily 6am-11pm.

Norsemen Brewing Company

830 N Kansas Ave, Topeka, Kansas

(785) 783-3999

http://norsemenbrewingco.com/

Perry Bar & Grill

Perry, KS

Quinton's Bar & Grill

4121 SW Hunton
Topeka, KS 66604

 

Reed's Ringside Sports Bar & Grill

4731 NW Hunters Ridge Cr, Topeka, KS 66618

785-286-4477

Riegel 20's West

901 SW Fairlawn

Skinny's Sports Bar and Grill

4016 SW Huntoon
785-273-1905
Please check website for daily specials and upcoming events.

Speck's Bar & Grill

2105 SW Mission ve, Topeka, KS 66614

785-272-9749

Home of the 3 pound burger!!

Terry's Bar & Grill

522 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66603

785-233-0326

The 20's

2910 SW Oakley, Topeka KS 66614

Brookwood Shopping Center

785-272-9665

The Den

1116 NW Lower Silver Lake Rd, Topeka, KS 66608

785-296-9865

The Shack

2842 SW 29th St, Topeka, KS 66605

785-266-4571

Now serving Breakfast

The Spot Tavern

2202 SW Buchannan St, Topeka, KS 66611

785-232-4341

Uncle Bo's

420 E. 6th • Topeka, KS • 66607 • 785-234-4317

Victoria's

5011 SW Topeka Blvd 785-862-0776

Wild Horse Salon

Hours of Operation: Wed. through Sun 8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Must be 21 to enter.

 

 

 

Kim's Little Black Book of Helpers

Little Black Book

Need help around your house or business?


Here are a few companies that have helped me in the past! Make sure you write these numbers down!

H.D. Services

Heating & Air
Hugh Renyer
785-806-6697

Pruitt Appliance Service
2013 SW 6th St.
Topeka, KS 66606

Passow Remodeling
Ryan Passow
785-221-1123
Click Here for Website

Gardner Roofing
785-228-0088
Click Here for website

Brian's Total Home LLC

Wood Floors Plus More

Brian Huffstutler
(785) 845-9492

Cambridge Quartz and Granite

Counter Tops

785-862-7971

Mastery Movers
785-271-7100 (office)785-633-4904 (cell)Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pmFree Estimates

Ozark Pest Control

Pest Control

234-2290

Knott Home Service and Repair (Plumbing)

785-608-9789

Pamper Youself

Hair, Nails, Massage etc....

These are a few places that I go to!

Strandz Hair Studio 3339 SW Gage Blvd   Ask for Amber

Hair Care Etc - 1801 SE 29th St, Ste 2, Topeka, KS 66605 (785) 267-2832 Ask for Christy (She does amazing spiral perms)


Nail World - 1570 SW Wanamaker Ste 200

Kims Toes

Allure Hair Studio  (Gage) - Hair and Makeup - Jerome Garcia

Other places in Topeka you might want to give a try... I asked some of my friends where they get a great massage and they answered: Call for an appointment!!!

Holly Torrez - Altered Image Salon & Spa


Egos Day Spa - 2827 SW Wanamaker Rd  (785) 272-1181

Backs 2 Life Massage

 

 

Back to Life Massage 2611 SW 17th St  Ste 101   785-969-7368

 

Christin at Stillpoint  - 2709 SW 29th St # D  - (785) 228-0055


Daniellson and Associates in North Topeka, ask for Deana  201 NW Hwy 24 Suite 120  273-7500


Backs By Popular Demand Logo for Website

Backs By Popular Demand - (785) 234-1548

 

Holly Eastman-Brantley @ Total Image Body Salon on 21st and Gage

 

Banner My Sweet Tooth

 

Banner Topeka Facebook Pages

 

Arts & Entertainment

 

Banner Arts Entertainment Attractions
 
 

The Ad Astra Theatre Ensemble

Ad Astra

 www.adastratheatre.com

The Ad Astra Theatre Ensemble would like to encourage education, enlightenment, and entertainment within our audiences by providing thought provoking plays and musicals that ask questions and beg reflection. We would also like to aid our community in providing more exposure to the arts and to financially give back any profits from production to local theatres or charities in order to better the community in which we live.

 

Amused 

Amused

 

aMUSEd Gallery, Gifts & Event Space,

SandBlox Indoor Sand Sculpture Park,

The Green House Art Studios & Gallery

115 NW Laurent Street

Topeka, Kansas 66608

785-845-5227

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www.imsoamused.com

www.facebook.com/imsoamused

 

Art Print Express.com

Art Print Express

 

 Fed up with the current political season? Escape with a little satire of Michelle Leivan’s new work “My Selfie, Political Tricksters & People I Know”  inspired by her equal opportunity loathing of politics contrasted with comforting images of friends and family. Guaranteed to be off the wall fun!

Art Print Express is located the south end of Fleming Place at 10th and Gage in Topeka. They feature an awesome local artist every month which is available for viewing during business hours.

 

 Auburn Community Theatre

Auburn Community Theatre

 

 Beauchamp's

Beauchamps

 3113 SW Huntoon

Tue - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

Dandelions

Dandelions

2827 SW 29th Street, Topeka, KS 66614

(Brookwood Shopping Center)

785-408-5911

 

 

 First Friday Art Walk - Arts Connect

First Friday Art Walk

 The ARTSConnect First Friday Artwalk includes nearly 60 galleries that open their doors across the city from 5:30-8:30p on the first Friday of every month of the year. That’s right – all 12 months and all across this fine city, businesses have special art on their walls ready for to come look, visit and BUY!!

Thousands of patrons enjoy going from gallery to gallery seeing the sights, seeing friends, and interacting with a growing and vibrant arts community.

ARTSConnect publishes a printed map 4 times a year to guide artwalkers, which you can find at your favorite gallery. The map is also available in Topeka Magazine and in seveneightfive Magazine.


 

Helen Hocker Theatre

Helen Hocker

 

J&J Gallery Bar

J  J Gallery

 

 Kansas Youth Chorale

Kansas Youth Chorale

The Kansas Youth Chorale (KYC) was founded in 2009. Our first auditions were held the summer of 2010 with the purpose of expanding the experiences of young singers in musical excellence and to be united in the common goal of bringing joy to others through music.

Since the foundings, the children of KYC have had the pleasure of singing with the with the Topeka Festival Singers and Ballet Midwest's 35th Anniversary of "The Nutcracker", at the Kansas Book Fair, PEO Founder's Day and the Stormont Vail Volunteer Luncheon. We were honored to be selected to sing at the 2013 Kansas Music Educators Conference in Wichita. During the 2015/2016 season, the choir sang with the Topeka Symphony and in the first annual Children's Choir Festival/Benefit Concert. Children's choirs from several Kansas cities participated.

 

Pinned

Pinned 

It all started with a friend's social media post! After seeing her good friend do a space-saving project for make-up, Pinned's owner was excited to create it herself! She then realized how much sourcing and time it would take to duplicate the project. The frustration she found made her wonder, why isn't there a place I can go that has everything I need to complete these projects!?And with that - Pinned was born!
 

Topeka/Shawnee County Public Library

Library

 

 North Topeka Arts District (NOTO)

 

NOTO


 

Paint Therapy Uncorked

 Paint Therapy

 

 Quincy Street Conference & Event Center

 

Quincy

 

Studio 831

Studio 831

 

Topeka Art Guild and Gallery

 

Topeka Art Guild

 

Topeka Civic Theatre

 topeka civic theatre 98

 

 

TCTA Freshman Class

 

TCTA Laugh Lines

 Laugh Lines improv comedy shows pack the house and perform comedy sketches and games based on audience suggestions.

 

WTCT radio

Take a trip to yesteryear and enjoy radio favorites, recreated by veteran actors who were thrilled by these stories when they were new!

 

Topeka Jazz Workshop

 

Topeka Jazz

  Topeka Jazz Workshop, Inc. is one of the nation’s longest, continuously running jazz concert series, dating from 1969.  As we begin our 48th annual concert series in August of 2016, we invite you to join us as we continue our journey to “keep jazz alive and well through a live jazz concert series and a youth jazz scholarship program”.

http://www.topekajazz.com/content/

 

 Topeka Symphony Orchestra

 Topeka Symphony

 The mission of the Topeka Symphony Society is to encourage and cultivate appreciation and support for fine music in northeast Kansas by presenting performances of high quality and by providing educational and performance opportunities for youth. http://www.topekasymphony.org/

 

 Topeka Performing Arts Center

TPAC Anniversary Logo

 http://www.topekaperformingarts.org/

 

Washburn University

 

Washburn University

Theatre Productions

Music Department Performances

 

Brown v. Board of Education

Brown v Board

National Historic Site
1515 SE Monroe St.
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 354-4273
 
This is a FREE museum that the entire family will enjoy!

Kansas State Capitol Tour Center

Capitol

300 W. 10th
10th & Jackson
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 296-3966


You really need to stop by and see all the work that they have finally completed!  The Dome View is AMAZING.

Kansas State Capitol - Visitor Center Exhibits
Explore moments in Kansas history while visiting the newly restored State Capitol. The visitor center is open for tours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. Find information about historic tours. All images and photographs are the property of the Kansas Historical Society unless otherwise noted. Check out more Kansas images on Kansas Memory.

The Kansas State Capitol dome tours are scheduled at 9:15, 10:15, and 11:15 a.m., 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. This spectacular tour is breathtaking—literally—with 296 steps and no elevator. The elaborate architecture is highlighted with close up views of the inner and outer domes. The summit offers a unique perspective of the city of Topeka. Participants who reach the cupola earn bragging rights. Souvenir merchandise is available in the Capitol Store on ground level.
 
785-296-3966
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Tours last approximately 40 minutes
Cost is free during scheduled times
Maximum group size is 30 Reservations are accepted Walk-up visitors will be accommodated as space is available.

Charles Curtis House

Charles Curtis

1101 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS
 
Tour InformationThe Musuem is open by appointment.  Admission is $5 per person. Children welcome with adult supervision.  Call to make arrangements:   785-357-1371Topeka native, Charles Curtis, was a great-grandson of a Kanza Indian Chief.  Curtis was born January 25, 1860 to Captain and Mrs. Oren Curtis. His mother was of Native American ancestry and when she  died, when Charles was three years of age, Charles was raised by his mother's people on the Kaw Indian Reservation.

Combat Air Museum

Combat Air

602-604 J Street
Topeka, KS 66619-1401
(785) 862-3303

Summer Visiting Hours:   Monday - Saturday   9:00 am - 4:30 pm    No visitors admitted   after 3:30 pm
Sundays & Winter Hrs:  (Dec. 1 - Feb. 28)   Noon - 4:30 pm   No visitors admitted  after 3:30 pm
Admissions Under age 5: Free    Children 5-17 yrs: $4.00   Adults 18 yrs & older $6.00  Active Military in Uniform (or with ID card): $4.00
Combat Air Museum Hangars 602-604   "J" Street   Forbes Field   Topeka, Kansas (785) 862-3303 Fax: (785) 862 - 3304  www.combatairmuseum.org

Constitution Hall

Constitution Hall

Capitol of Kansas, 1863-1869

Constitution Hall was the first Kansas Capitol during construction of the East Wing of the Statehouse five blocks to the south.

Museum of the Kansas National Guard

KS National Guard Museum

6700 Southwest Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66619-1401
(785) 862-1020

The Museum is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tues through Sat. Sunday appointments can be scheduled for special groups at (785) 862-1020. The museum is located at 6700 S.W. Topeka Blvd., (the main entrance of Forbes Field)''

Kansas Expo Center

 Expo

http://www.ksexpo.com/events

Great Overland Station

Great Overland Station

Great Overland Station
701 N. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66608
(785) 232-5533

Permanent Exhibits


Santa Fe Artifacts and Photographs
Union Pacific Artifacts and Photographs
Display of Kansas trains dating back to 1932
History of Topeka from 1800 to present
Display of Harvey Houses and Harvey Girls
Photographs of Topeka Churches
Photographs of Education Buildings
Model G Gauge Train Layout
Photographs Flood of 1951 and 1966 Tornado
Simulator and Baggage Cart

"Friends of the Station"  (I am a member)
Click here for the friends of the station form

Call for Artifacts and Photographs

The Great Overland Station is developing an exhibit focused on significant fires that have occurred in our community. (Some examples may include: downtown fires, fire at UP Station, Grace Cathedral fire, Jayhawk Hotel fire, Topeka High School fire)

If you have artifacts or photographs illustrating this topic that you would be willing to loan for the exhibit, please contact Sarah House at the Great Overland Station. Items for the exhibit will be accepted through April 4, 2015. Artifacts chosen for the exhibit will be on display June-September 2015.

All inquiries and information regarding potential artifacts should be directed to:

Sarah House

Program Manager

Great Overland Station Museum and Education Center

701 North Kansas Avenue

Topeka, KS 66608

Office: (785) 232-5533, ext. 13

Cell: (785) 213-1904

Fax: (785) 232-6259

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9th Annual Railroad Festival

Saturday, July 9th

Holley Museum

Holley Museum

 Holley Museum Military Museum
Downtown Ramada Inn

At the present time the museum features 5 galleries, named after world leaders. The first gallery is the Winston Spencer Churchill Gallery and features artifacts from World War II in England.

Kansas Children's Discovery Center

KS Discovery Ctr

 

Kansas Museum of History

KS Museum History

Kansas Museum of History
6425 SW Sixth Avenue
Topeka, KS 66615
(785) 272-8681

Hours:

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday

 

Old Prairie Town

Old Prairie Town

Tours: Monday-Friday: 10am, 12pm, & 2pm,

Saturday: 12pm, & 2pm, Sunday: 2pm,

Adults $5; Seniors $4; Children (6-12) $3; 5 and under Free

Featuring an 1854 replica Log Cabin with Blacksmith Shop, 1870’s Victorian Prairie Mansion on the National Register of Historic Places, and 2½ acres of Botanical Garden, including Anna’s Place, a Victorian Reading Garden and a 240 foot cascading rock rivulet.

To learn more about the history of Old Prairie Town, please click on the following link: http://www.agaminkansas.com/index_09042013.php

Shawnee County Parks & Recreation

 Parks Rec

 http://parks.snco.us/

John and Mary Ritchie House

Ritchie House

Hours Walk-in Tours are Monday and Wednesday at 10:00 am and 2:00pm. Tours at other times may be scheduled by calling (785)-234-6097.

The Historic Ritchie House and the Cox Communications Heritage Education Center is located at 1116 and 1118 SE Madison Street, Topeka, Kansas. This Underground Railroad historic site originally was owned by early Kansas Territory settlers, John and Mary Jane Ritchie.

The Toy Store

Toy Store

 

Topeka Public Library

Topeka Public Library

Topeka Zoo

Zoo

 

Carousel

Enjoy a ride on our unique vintage carousel, located west of the Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center.  This grand old carousel was built in 1908 and houses a Wurlitzer style band organ. Bring your lunch and enjoy listening to the music from the band organ, or enjoy the VonRohr Victorian Garden adjacent to the carousel.  Visit the concession stand located at the mini-train depot.

 Now open

Friday & Saturday   10am-4:45pm

Sunday    11am-4:45pm

 

Relive old Gage Mini Trainmemories and create new memories.  The mini-train has been an integral part of the sights and sounds of Gage Park for more than 45 years.  Follow a mile-long scenic course through the heart of the park, as the engineer enlightens you on the history of Gage Park, and the many attractions that are available for you and your family to enjoy. 

Experience Restaurants With Tricia

Tricia Peterson

 

Tricia Peterson

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Www.2chefscateringtopeka.com

 

 

Every December I try to prepare for the holiday rush and each time it seems like I needed more time to prepare. About half way through the month, I’m ready for January and it’s lull of normalcy. Now, though, that is actually January, I’m a little bored -- but in a good way. Sometimes boredom is welcome, and after a month like I had in December, I’m ready for boring. Bring it on! Next month won’t be boring, though, I’m going to London to visit my sister and I can’t wait.

As I said before, my younger sister Kriston is having a baby while she is stationed in London for her job. I decided to go visit her, hopefully in time to be there for the birth, but definitely with enough time to meet baby Kora Lynn. I will be happy that I just get to meet her, seeing as how she won’t be moving back to the states for at least two more years and who knows if I could ever afford to make it over there again any time soon. It’s expensive to travel, especially internationally. I was lucky I still have a passport from a trip I took over three years ago. That saved me a couple hundred dollars.

One of the things that I’m overly excited for is the food. I can’t wait to try food in London, although I’m told it’s boring and nothing special, I’ll be the judge of that. I also plan to take a little excusion to France once my husband gets there with me. We did go to a French culinary school so we kind of have to check out some French restaurants. I’ve been doing a little bit of research to see some popular recommendations but I’m not set on one restaurant and it doesn’t have to be popular. I’m not looking to break the bank, here I just want to experience some authentic French cuisine.

I’ve found where it will cost around 115 pounds to take the train, round trip for two adults. That isn’t bad at all. I’ve seen where a lot of places in France are easier to navigate using public transportation so I feel like the train is the way to go. Flying would be faster but cost twice as much unless I can find one of the rare, $65 round trip dates that will work but I would have to have that planned now and I’m not sure I want to set that in stone yet. I’m still in the planning stage and maybe still a little in denial that I’m actually going to London and France in about a month!

Come back in February and March to hear about my trip to Europe and the food I eat there. I know I’m excited to see what I get to eat! Happy New Year!

NOTO - North Topeka Arts District

 

 
 
Stevenson Company, Inc
116 NW Norris St.
Topeka, KS 66608
Stevenson Co
 

Carmona Comfort Air

805 N. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66608
Phone: (785) 234-3331

View Carmona's Page

Carmona Comfort & Air

 

 Larry's Glass

813 N Kansas Ave, 
Topeka, KS 66608
Phone: (785) 232-1737
View Larry's Glass Page
 
Larry's Glass
 
 

Moods

816 N. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66608
Phone: (785) 207-2911
  https://www.idomoods.com/

 

Serendipity

820 North Kansas Ave 
Topeka, KS 66608
Phone: (785) 286-7676
 
Serendipity
 

Topeka Community Photo Studio

822-824 N Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS
(785) 234-7544
Topeka Community Photo Studio

NOTO Burrito/Bunker Coffee

822 N Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66608
Phone: (785) 304-9600
https://notoburrito.weebly.com/
 
Noto Burrito
 
 

A-1 Restaurant Equipment

823 N. Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66608
785-235-8059
 
 
A 1 Restaurant Equip
 

  Pinkadilly Home Accessories

824 N Kansas Ave, 
Topeka, Kansas 66608
Phone: (785) 232-8148
View Pinkadilly Page
 
 
Pinkadilly

 Topeka Community Photo Studio

822 N Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66608
 
 

Rusty Haggles Antiques

826 N. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66608
Phone: 785-221-0167 & 785-221-0453
View Rusty Haggles Page
Rusty Haggles
 

Two Days Monthly Market

829 N. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66608
Ph: 785-249-8415 or 785-250-7931
View Two Days Page
 
Two Day Market
 

Norseman Brewing Company

830 N Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66608
785-783-3999
Norseman Brewery
 

Studio 831

831 N Kansas Ave 
Topeka, KS 66608
Phone: (785) 224-5728
View Studio 831 Page
 

Studio 831
 
 

New Business Coming Soon!

833 N Kansas Ave, 
Topeka, KS 66608
Phone: (785)
 
New Logo Coming Soon
 

COMING SOON NEW NAME

837 1/2 N Kansas Ave
Topeka, Kansas 66608
Phone: (785)
Coming soon NEW LOGO

4 Girls Garage

837 N Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66608
Phone: (785) 220-4129
View 4 Girls Garage Page

Topeka Carnival Supply

839 N Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66608
785-233-8115

Stutzman Leather Shoppe

840 N Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66608​
Phone: 785-408-5331
View Stutzman's Page
 
 
Ritzy's Closet
824 N Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66608
785-342-7376
 
Ritzys Closet

 Bradley's Corner Cafe

844 N Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66608

Portico Antiques and Vintage

900 N Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66608
 
Portico

Kaw River Rustics

901 N Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66608
Phone: 785-207-7858 
or 785-806-3572
View Kaw River Rustics

Matryoshka Tattoo

902 N. Kansas
Topeka, KS 66608
Phone: 785.408.1501
View Matryoshka's Page
 

 

NOTO Artsplace

905 N Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66608
 

Amused Gallery & Gifts

907 N Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66608
785-430-5228
http://www.imsoamused.com/
 
Amused

 

Ace Plumbing

908 N Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66608
http://www.aceplumbingkansas.com/

 

Creations of Hope

909 North Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66608
Phone: (785) 408-8261
COMING SOON LOGO

Creations of Hope
 

Galazy Glass

912 N Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66608
 

J&J Gallery & Event Space

917 N. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66608
 
 J J Gallery
 

Generations Antiques & Collectibles and More 

918 N Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66608
Phone: (785) 220-6776
View Generations Page
Generations
 
The Hive
Get Buzzed with Art
918 N Kanas Ave
Topeka, KS 66608
896-221-5499
 
The Hive in Noto
 

FaerieTale Gardens

919 North Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66608   
Phone: 785-220-1477
FaerieTale Gardens

Warner Electric

921 N Kansas Ave
Topeka, Kansas 66608
Phone: (785) 286-3445
Warner Electric

The Wheel Barrel

925 N Kansas Ave
Topeka, Kansas 66608
Phone: 785-289-6767
The Wheel Barrel's Page
The Wheel Barrel

The Open Window

927 N Kansas Ave
Topeka, Kansas 66608
Phone: 785-430-5067
The Open Window's Page
Open Window

BINGO

American Legion Capital Post 1

(37th St)


Sunday: Bingo    5:45   open to the public
Tuesday Bingo   5:45   open to the public
Wednesday  Texas Holdum  6:30 (members & their guest only)
Friday     Texas Holdum 6 & 9 (members & their guest only)

The following are public events

American Legion Post 400 (Hwy 24)


Monday and Thursday - Doors Open - 5:00 PM / Early Bird - 6:30 PM / Regular Bingo - 7:00 PM

 

Arab Shrine Temple

1305 S Kansas Ave

 

Capitol BINGO

2050 SE 30th

(785) 266-5532

Wed: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fri: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sun: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

These groups donate time and money to the community of Topeka.
Early birds start at 6:30 PM on Wednesday and Friday with regular session starting at 7:00 PM. Early birds start at 6:00 PM on Sunday with regular session starting at 6:30 PM. Pull Tabs and Event Games sold with full concession stand. Doors open at 4:00 PM.

 

B-I-N-G-O  for Hayden High School


Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at Hayden High School
401 SW Gage, Topeka, KS
Session begins 6:30pm
Minimum of only $7 to play!
Nightly minimum
payout $2,150   to maximum $4,250

 

VFW Post 1650

3110 SW Huntoon Street, Topeka, KS 66604 

EVERY WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY NIGHT 

DOORS OPEN AT 3:30 P.M.

EARLY BIRD GAMES AT 6:00 PM, REGULAR GAMES AT 6:30 PM
Bring a non-perishable food item for a free speedball bingo sheet

$1,200 PRIZE MONEY TO WIN  EACH NIGHT

PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT BUILDS UP TO $1,000

POT of GOLD $140 WINNERS IN EACH GAME

 PULL TABS WITH $150 WINNERS IN EACH GAME

NON-SMOKING HALL   

Children 7 years and older welcome with adult

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC     Bring your family and friends to play bingo

Food Kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m.   Courtesy of VFW Auxiliary 

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 1650

TEL: 785-235-9073

 

 

Locally Owned Topeka Businesses

RetailShoppingBanner

 

Afflora White

 

AJ Pizza

 

AA Auto Parts 

 

The Barber Shop

 

Blind Tiger

Blind Tiger

471 SW 37th St.

Topeka, KS 66611

785-267-BREW (2739)

 

 

Blue Moose

 

bluebird Diner

 

Brass Rail

 

Brickyard Antiques 

Brickhouse Antiques

3711 SW Burlingame Rd

785-266-6000

http://www.brickhouseantiqueshop.com/

 

 

Cafe Holliday

 Caffiend Business Card

 

Charlies Thrift

 

College Hill Pizza

 

Confectionary disaster

 

Cooks American Grill

 

CutRightlogo

 Cut Right Lawn Care

 

Dancing Man Studio

Dancing Man Studio Photography

109 N Kansas Ave Ste #2– Topeka, KS 66603

816-719-6816

dancingmanstudio.com

Photography is about reflecting who you are, at your best. You want to share what's important to you with the whole world, and I can make that happen. The photos you'll treasure your whole life aren't the unnatural poses with faces pointed at the camera. When you look through your memories years later, what you want is something that will bring you right back to how you felt that day. Your fingers brushing across your new husband's face as you gaze up at him, the fire in your eyes the day before your big game, the look that charmed everyone, and the spark that just lights up the room. That's what you need to capture, and for that, you need a photographer that doesn't see you as just another shoot.

 

Deals on Wheels Cropped

 

Deans Books

Dean' Books

420 SE 29th St Ste B

785-234-2342

 

Dirty Dog 

The Dirty Dog

785-431-6694

 

Embroidery Plus

1010 N Kansas Ave · Topeka · Directions

(785) 357-4420

 

Grandpa Ricks Pork

Grandpa Richs Pork

 

Face Painting by Carla

 Front Door Catering

HD Services

 

Hidden Treasurers

Providing Supported Employment Opportunities to those living at KNI.

The Plant Shop at KNI is offering Houseplants for sale.  For February we have a variety including Mini Roses.


Store hours are M-F 8am-3pm


E-mail us anytime to place your order.

Call the Plant Shop at 296-5383 or
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The Used Book Nook
Topeka’s newest source for gently used books offering low prices starting at 25 cents.

Brian 785.368.7159

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Balloon Extraordinaire

Including specialized baskets

Valentine’s Day Balloon Bouquet 1 message and 3 Heart shaped foil balloons for $13.

Delivery available if ordered before Feb 5.


Every day Standard balloon bouquet  - $7.75
Other options available as well!
There are balloons and baskets available for most all occasions!.
Open Mon.– Fri. 9 AM – 3:30 PM     Call 296-0817 or
contact Stacie at 368-6243 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Delivery available Topeka area, for an additional fee.
Call to place your order.

Oldies But Goodies Thrift Store

Wide selection of glassware, books, clothes, furniture, and holiday decorations.

Left over garage sale items or other donations in gently used condition, can be picked-up.
Donations are tax deductible.
Call Betty at 296-5394
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Hot Java Cafe

 

ING

Our ING Topeka Group meets every other Wednesday. Our groups are free to join, you just have to pay for your own lunch.

 

 roofing contractor intelligent roofing solutions

Intelligent Roofing Solutions

3615 SW 29th St. Topeka, KS

785-409-1307

We are a honest and ethical roofing company. Our customer’s best interest always come first. We specialize in Insurance work.

KB Mudjacking

Our company’s mission is to provide honest reliable service that stands head and shoulders above the rest. 

KB Mudjacking is a local owned and family operated licensed foundation repair and mud jacking contractor. Whatever type of foundation repair, or mud jacking needs you may have, large or small, KB Mudjacking will repair it at the lowest possible cost, immediately recovering your property’s value. There are no tricks up our sleeves or high pressure sales, just good old fashion tried and proven foundation repair methods that have been time tested to fix your foundation, waterproofing, and mud jacking issues.

Don’t let our low prices fool you... we know what it takes to solve your foundation repair, mud jacking, and waterproofing issues without breaking the bank. We have years of experience in this industry combined with state of the art machinery and labor saving techniques that have been developed by us. We approach each job with proper planning in order to reduce or eliminate problems. We get the job done quickly and efficiently. We use top of the line materials and excellent craftsmanship that result in long lasting repairs and exceptional savings to our valued customers.

Delaying repairs will only lead to further damage and increased repair costs. Contact us today, someone from our family will visit you soon to evaluate your issues and provide you with a Free Estimate.  

(785) 246-0799

We proudly service Topeka, Lawrence and surrounding communities.

http://www.kbmudjacking.com

 

 

LaRocca

 

 

Le Petite Bon Bon

835 SW Fairlawn Road

 785-272-2327

http://www.topekabonbon.com/

  

Mastery Moving

Packing and Moving in the State of Kansas - Residential and Commercial

For more information about Mastery Moving contact:

Jim Barnes
Owner/Operator
785-271-7100 (office)
785-633-4904 (cell)

Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm
Free Estimates
Your Moving Expert for 27yrs Same Owner
Residential or Commercial
Specializing in Pianos and Antiques
Packing & Storage facility available.

 

Meals Life Magic

 

metrovoicenews logo

Metro Voice Magazine
http://metrovoicenews.com/

 Midwest Float

 Midwest Float

Mizu Sushi

 

NIBS

 

NOTO Burrito

 

822 N Kansas Ave · Topeka · Directions

(785) 232-8300

   
   
   
 Ozark Pest

Ozark Integrated Pest Services of Topeka, KS has been providing reliable pest control services to residential and commercial establishments for more than 30 years. Started in 1978 out of a residence, Ozark has grown into a business with hundreds of satisfied clients.  Well known for reliable service at competitive rates and friendly people, Ozark has 4 technicians with a combined experience of 40+ years and 3 office personnel.  Ozark is a
licensed and insured company serving Topeka, Manhattan / Junction City, Lawrence and the surrounding areas.
Ozark Integrated Pest Services Offers:
•    COMMERCIAL PEST MANAGEMENT – We service all different types of commercial businesses from convenience stores and restaurants to daycare’s and medical facilities. Ozark also offers several different programs for apartment complexes and retirement communities.
•    RESIDENTIAL PEST MANAGEMENT – Our residential programs include monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, and one time services. All of our residential services include control for mice and rats as well as treating the exterior of the house.
•    SPECIALTY TREATMENTS – Some insects are not included in our regular programs. Fleas, bed-bugs, termites, and carpenter ants are separate and usually need an estimate.
•    TERMITE INSPECTIONS – We provide termite inspections for real estate sales as well as individual homes or businesses.
•    FREE ESTIMATES WITH THE EXCEPTION OF REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS.
•    TERMITE TREATMENTS – We use the Advance Termite Bait System along with Termidor liquid termite chemical for most of our termite customers. We also provide new construction soil pre-treatments to help prevent termites in your new home. Warranties are provided with all types of treatments.
•    BED BUG TREATMENTS

 

Passow Remodel

 

Pat Plumber Logo

 

Pinned

4010 SW Huntoon

785-438-2016

www.pinnedworkshop.com

 

College Hill Pizza Pub

 

1418 SW Lane St, Topeka, Kansas

 (785) 232-8882

 

Westridge Pizza Pub

Westridge Pizza Pub

1801 SW Wanamaker Rd,Topeka, Kansas
(785) 861-7877
 
Pizza Pub Menu 1
 
Pizza Pub Menu 2

 

Quintons

 

Resale Lady

We are a locally owned estate sale company that services families that are downsizing or there has been an unfortunate passing in the family. We offer services that including organizing and tagging items, setting up for the sale and running the sale. Our fees include everything and we also offer deep cleaning services after the sale.

Check out our Facebook page or website for more info. https://www.facebook.com/The-Resale-Lady-of-Topeka-Estate-sales-127182987427568/?fref=ts

Contact Info:

Anje Kearney
The Resale Lady of Topeka
"We do estate and garage sales for you"

785 260 5458
www.theresaleladyoftopeka.com

Please visit our website for info www.theresaleladyoftopeka.com. we will begin our warehouse sale the 2nd weekend of every month starting in April. In May we will open the warehouse sales to the public to bring items in. Please call us at 785 260 5458 for more info about becoming a consignment client!

As always "We help with Estate sale needs from start to finish"

 

Ruths Floral

 

Safe ID Trust 1 Safe ID Trust 2

"if your IDENTITY was stolen tomorrow WHO would you call?

Richard Martinez - Authorized Director

Safe ID Trust

2611 SW 17th ST

Suite 108

College Park Office Suites

785.633.9665

 

Shelly Jensen

 

Space for Life

 Topeka Health Wellness

Stellas Alternations 

 

Swims  Sweeps

 

TAGS

Topeka Area Grooming Shuttle


TAGS is a locally owned Mobile Pet Grooming Service that services Topeka and the surrounding areas. We can provide your pet quality care that comes with more than a decade of professional grooming experience.  Convenience and quality pet care are our #1 priorities.

 

The Kanza Cafe

 

Trails Market & Gallery

109 N Kansas Ave – Topeka, KS 66603

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Trails-Gallery/448798708535735

Welcome to the newest gallery in Topeka, Trails Gallery! Your source for Art, Antiques, Crafts and even Studio Rentals! Be part of the artistic community of Topeka and First Friday Events.

Palette Logo

Chimichurri Sirloin Palette

Bacon Cheeseburgers Palette

Click here for complete menu

Palette Restaurant Menu with delivery 1

  

Top Dog

 

The Toy Store

 

Topeka2go

Hours are 7days a week 11am to 9pm We have 8 restaurants right now and adding several more very soon. We have our site topeka2go.com as well as our app in the App Store. We are hoping to start a morning delivery service very soon. If restaurants are interested in talking to us about offering a delivery service Phone number is 785-554-5544 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Topeka Blue Print

 channel 25

TV25

 

The Wheel Barrel

The Wheel Barrel

925 N Kansas Ave

785-289-6767

 

 

Whiz Kid PC Services

 

WE do computer repairs for hardware and software and charge a flat-rate fee of $69. www.whizkidpcservices.com, phone number of (785) 274-9403.

Andres Vega - Owner

Whiz Kid PC Services

 

Windle's Service's

Windles Services

 Sean Windle

Residential Lawncare and Snow Removal

General Maintenance and Repairs for Residential & Commerical

 

Wren Radio

New Businesses

Sideways Bar Grill

Sideways Bar & Grill

555 SW 39th 

Topeka, KS 

https://www.facebook.com/Sideways-Bar-Grill-738959182978865/

 

Baker's Dozen NEW Location

29th and Croco (Thunderbird Square)

 

Platform 785

Opening February 2, 2018

929 S Kansas Ave Ste A

Topeka, KS 66603

785-756-4118

www.platform785.com

Vintage Clothing from 1900 - 1980's, focusing on 1940-1960! We always offer treats, tea and jazz while you shop. We are right by the little pocket park with the train platform and BNSF train at 10th and Kansas in Topeka

 

Essentia Salon & Spa

5900 SW Huntoon St. Ste A2

Topeka, KS 66604

785-783-7130

https://www.essentiasalonandspa.com/

 

Total Fit Body Boot Camp

 5626 SW 29th St

Topeka, KS 

785-408-5269

https://www.fitbodybootcamp.com/topekafitnessbootcamp/

 

Gun Garage & Shooting Range

2120 NE Meriden Rd, Topeka, KS 66608

785-246-4867

http://www.gungaragefirearms.com/

 

Rustic Creations:  A DIY Wood Sign Workshop

   3 hour Workshops:

    Friday - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

   Sat.      -  noon to 3 pm & 5 pm to 8 pm.

   Must go to the website to register 48 hrs in advance    www.rusticcreationstopeka.com

   We also host private parties on other days and times.

 

 

Huscarl Hobbies Games

HUSCARL Hobbies and Games

1930 SW Westport Dr Ste2

Topeka, Kansas

http://www.huscarlhobbiesandgames.com/

 

4-Hope, Inc

806-828-8062

http://4-hopellc.org

 

One Heart Project

One Heart Project

www.oneheart.com/kcmi

 

Mizu Sushi

Mizu Sushi and Hibachi  Now Open

1320 SW Ashworth Pl

Top Dog

Top Dog

Huntoon and Gage

 

BrianChild Animation & Multimedia

818 NE Kansas Ave

Website coming soon Brainchildtribe.com

 

Deals on Wheels

Buy-Sell-Trade

785-783-2773 or 785-250-4676

2640 NW Topeka Blvd

Deals on Wheels Cropped

Ethan Anna Childrens Boutique

Ethan + Anna Children's

2829 SW 29th St, Topeka, KS

785-845-3019

 

New Life Fountains LLC

Maurice Ansley

913-424-6850

 

Eagle Aerial Solutions LLC

785-206-6476

Eagle Aerial Solutions LLC

Maricel's has reopened in downtown Topeka

729 S Kansas Ave

  

Bruno's Downtown Grill & Bar

1003 SE Quincy, Topeka, KS 66612

https://www.facebook.com/Brunosdowntowngrill/

Brunos Downtown Grill Bar

 

 skys the limit logo topeka kansas video game party

Sky's the Limit Mobile Gaming

http://www.skysthelimitmobilegaming.com/

(785) 260-2476

 

Sky Zone Tampoline Park

Westridge Mall

 

Gyroville

29th and Wanamaker  NOW OPEN!

Gyroville

 

Brightstar Event Services

913-957-4331

https://brightstar-events.com/

After years in the event services industry, BrightStar founder Nick Holmes saw its challenges and wanted to create a different kind of event company. After years of hearing about what’s most important to brides from years of bridal shows and weddings, Nick built BrightStar to focus on what matters most.

  • Service and expertise. We’ve seen hundreds of special events and spoken with even more brides and brides-to-be. We’ll listen carefully to your needs and help you navigate the journey to your special day.
  • The extra mile. Sure, we help execute hundreds of events every year. But we know that every one of them could be someone’s event of a lifetime. We take that responsibility very seriously. That means we do what it takes to nail your event.
  • Great execution. Our team is good at what they do. We guarantee your satisfaction.

 

Interior Design Resources

2109 SW Belle 478-5706

https://www.facebook.com/Interior-Design-Resources-591593351046145/

Interior Design Resources Provides Interior Design, Design Services, Cabinets, Flooring Materials, Window Treatments, Countertops And Furniture To The Topeka, KS Area.

 

Culligan Water

3116 SW 29th Street. Topeka Kansas 66614..

https://www.facebook.com/Culligan-Water-Topeka-201337996999670/

Bottled Water/Coolers for your business or home, Water softeners and Bottle free water coolers and Reverse Osmosis Drinking water systems.. 8:30AM till 5PM MOnday thru Friday.. 785-350-2551.

Free drinking water fillups. Bring your jugs and we will fill them for FREE! 5 Gallon limit per customer.

 

 
 
 
create\uplift is a multimedia company based in Northeastern Kansas and services Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City and beyond. We provide professional photography, videography, graphic design, website development, interactive marketing, and creative consulting to brands and businesses. Since 2015 we have operated from our workspace in Downtown Topeka, located in the collaborative makerspace, 712 Innovations.
 
 
Topeka Pizza
Opening January 2018
1630 SW Arvonia
273-4444
Delivery and Takeout! Topeka Pizza is coming this October, right across from Lowes
 
 
 
IHOP North Topeka

551 NW US Highway 24

 

Pizzeria Via Family Dining - Coming Soon!

738 SW Gage Blvd

785-215-6100

Pizzeria Via Family Dining offers hand crafted and stone baked pizza, salads, grinders, wraps, wings and we also serve a variety of alcoholic beverages.

 

Colaw Fitness

Colaw Fitness

1935 S.W. Westport Drive

Coming Soon

Hidden Hill Farms of Kansas

7320 SW Indian Hills Rd

Auburn, KS 66402

COMING in June 2018

Wedding and Event Venue

 

Sports & Recreation

 

Archery

The Archery Club

598 SE 97th St, Wakarusa, KS 66546

 

 

 

Capital City Crushers

Capital City Crushers

 

 

Golden Giants

 

 

Topeka Train Robbers

 

 

Heartland Park

Heartland Park Topeka

 

 

Ravenwood Lodge

Ravenwood Lodge

 

 

 Sunflower State Games

Sunflower State Games

 

Topeka Roadrunners

Topeka Roadrunners Hockey

 

Washburn University

 

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Neighborhood News: REALTOR® Robin style

Robin Bonsall

 

Robin M. Bonsall
Mommy/REALTOR®/Actress
Coldwell Banker Griffith & Blair
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Day Trips

Day Trip LogoLiving in Topeka has so many advantages. A great city to raise a family, affordable living, theatre, great restaurants, walking trails, parks, schools, night life, and close to many different cities that can add to your adventures.

Kansas City, Lawrence, Wichita, Manhattan and all the other small surrounding cities add to the quality of life you can have in Topeka!

When someone says, support local, that doesn't mean you have to stay in your city. It means that when you travel, try to find the local tastes and flare.

(FF) = Family Friendly Dining

 

 


Dover, KS

Appox 20 minutes

Dining

Somerset Cafe
 

Lawrence, KS

Appox 25 minutes

Attractions:

Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum
 
Watkins Museum of History
 
Spencer Museum of Art
 
Freedom Frontier National Heritage Area
 
Robert J Dole Institute of Politics
 
Wakarusa River Valley
 
Booth Family Hall of Athletics
 
 
 
 

Dining:


Lecompton, KS

Approx 30 minutes

Territorial Capital Museum
 

Wamego, KS

Approx 45 minutes

Attractions:

Wamego Historical Society and Museum
 
Oz Museum
 
 
 

Bonner Springs, KS

Approx 50 minute drive
 
National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame
 
 
 
 

Manhattan

 
Appox 60 minute drive
 

Attractions

Flint Hills Discovery Center
 
Milford Nature Center  
 
Widgets Family Fun
 
Konza Prairie Nature Trail
 
K-State Insect Zoo 
 
Sunset Zoo  
 
Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park
 
Kansas State University Plantetarium
 
Kansas Wheat Innovation Center
  

Dining

Vista Drive Inn (FF)
 
Varsity Donuts (FF)
 
KSU Dairy Bar (FF)

http://www.asi.k-state.edu/about/services-and-sales/call-hall-dairy-bar.html

The Chef Cafe (FF)

 


Atchison, KS

Appox 60 minutes

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
 
Atchinson County Historical Society
 
 

Emporia, KS

Appox 60 minutes

https://visitemporia.com/

Johnston Geology Museum
 
Lyon County History Center
 
National Teacher's Hall of Fame
 
Schmidt Museum of Natural History
 
William Allen White House State Historic Site
 
 
 

Kansas City, KS Area

Approx 60 minutes

Lenexa

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site
 
 

Olathe, KS

 
Kansas City Automotive Museum
 
 

Overland Park

Johnson County Museum
 
Museum at Prairiefire
 
 

Shawnee, KS

Shawnee Town 1929
 
Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City
 
 

Leawood, KS

 
Prairie Fire Museum
 
 

Ottawa, KS

Approx 60  minutes

Old Depot Museum
 

 

Fort Riley, KS

 
Approx 60 minutes
 
Custer House
 
 

Leavenworth, KS

 
Approx 75 minutes
 
Frontier Army
 
C.W. Parker Corousel Museum
 

 

Abilene KS

Appox 80 minute drive

Attractions:

Eisenhower Presidental Museum & Library

https://eisenhower.archives.gov/index.html

Pricing:

FREE Active Military w/ID & Age 5 and under

Adult $12

Senior (62 & Over), Military (Retired/Disabled), and Student w/ID $9

Ages 6 to 15 $3

Open Daily - Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Don't let this attraction fool you. If you enjoy reading, it could take you 4 or 5 hours. There is a 24 minute movie, then a 15 minute tour of his childhood house, self tour of the museum and a quick look at the library.

Heritage Center of Dickinson County

http://www.heritagecenterdk.com/

Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad

http://www.asvrr.org/

Greyhound Hall of Fame

http://greyhoundhalloffame.com/

Dining

For dinner or lunch

Brookville Hotel Family Style Chicken dinner

http://www.brookvillehotel.com/

785-263-2244

Closed on Monday

Tuesday 5pm to 8pm (May-Oct)

Wed, Thurs, Fri 5pm to 8pm

Saturday 11:30 am to 8pm

Sunday 11:30 am to 7pm

Menu includes

Relishes, Sweet-Sour Cole-Slaw, Cottage Cheese (Refillable)

One-half Skillet of Fried Chicken

Mashed Potatoes w/ Cream Gravy, Cream-Style Corn, Biscuits with butter and preserves, and ice cream for dessert.

$17.25/person

You will want to make a reservation. This experience is not your typical one. You will sit down and they just start bringing out food. You can get as much of the sides as you can eat. This is a great place to just eat, celebrate with family and or friends or a romantic dinner.


Olpie, KS  (Close to Emporia)

Appox 90 minutes

Dining

Chicken House
 

El Dorado, KS

Approx 1 3/4 Hours

Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum
 

Fort Scott

Approx 2 hours

Attractions:

Gordon Parks Museum
 
Lowell Milken Center
 
Fort Scott Trolley Tour
 

Chanute, KS

 
Approx 2 hour drive
 
Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum
 
 

Lindsborg, KS

Approx 2 Hours
 
Old Mill Museum
 

Salina, KS

Appox 2 hours

Attractions:

Rolling Hills Zoo
 
Smoky Hill Museum
 
Central Kansas Flywheels Yesteryear Museum
 

McPherson, KS

Approx 2 Hour Drive
 
McPherson Museum and Arts Foundation
 

Pittsburg, Kansas

Appox  2 1/2 Hour Drive
 

Attractions:

 
Kansas Crossing Casino
 
ArtForms Gallery
 
Veterans Memorial Design
 

 

Dining:

 
Chicken Annie's Original Fried Chicken (FF)
 
Mary's Fabulous Chicken & Fish (FF)
 
 

Concordia, KS

 
Approx 2 1/2 Hours
 
German POW Camp Concordia Museum
By Appointment ONLY
 

Wichita, KS

Appox 2 1/2 hours

Attractions:

Old Cowtown Museum
 
Mid-America All-Indian Center
 
Exploration Place
 
Museum of World Treasurers
 
Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum
 
Kansas Aviation Museum
 
Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House
 
Coleman Museum and Factory Outlet
 
 

 

 

 

Dining:

Strouds

Felipes
 

Concordia, KS

Approx 2 1/4 hour drive

National Orphan Train Complex

 


Great Bend, KS

Approx 2 2/3 Hours

Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village
 
 
 


Venture out of Kansas

Independence, MO

1 1/2 Hours

Harry S Truman Historical Site/Library
 
Bingham Waggoner
(April 1 to Oct 31st)
 
National Frontier Trail Museum
 
Pioneer Trails Adventure
 
Leila's Hair Museum
 
1879 Railroad Depot
 
Children's Peace Pavilion
 
Dining
 
Strouds
 

Kansas City, MO

60 minutes

Attractions:
 
Arabia Steamboat Museum
 
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Arts
 
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
 
Negros Leagues Baseball Museum
 
Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun
 
Kansas City Zoo
 
National World War II Museum and Memorial
 
Crown Center
 
American Jazz Museum
 
Hallmark Visitors Center
 
National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
 
Money Museum
 
Sea Life Kansas City
 
Kaleidoscope
 
Union Station
 
Science City
 
Kansas City Fun Tours
 
Escape Room KC in Union Station
 
Breakout KC
 
Science City
 
Legoland Discovery Center
 
 
Dining
 
Aurther Bryants BBQ
 
 

 



More than a day


Baxter Spring

Approx 3 Hours

Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum
 
 

Galena, KS

Approx 3 hours

Galena Miling & Historical Museum

 


Hutchinson, KS

Appox 3 1/2 Hours

Cosmosphere
 
Strataca - Salt Mines
 
 

Pratt, KS

Approx 3 1/2 Hours

Pratt County Historical Museum
 
 

Hillsboro, KS

Approx 3 1/2 Hours

Hillsboro Museums
Pioneer Adobe House, Friesen Dutch Windmill, Kreutziger School House, Schaeffler House

 


Hays, KS

Appox 4 hours

 

 


Oakley, KS

Approx 4 Hours

Fick Fossil and History Museum
 

Greensburg, KS

 
Approx 4 Hour Drive
 
The Big Well
 
 

Wallace, KS

Approx 4 3/4 hours

Fort Wallace Museum
 

Larned, KS

Approx 4 3/4 Hours

Ft Larned National Historic Site
 
 

Goodland, KS

Approx 5 Hours

High Plains Museum

https://highplainsmuseum.org/


Dodge City, KS

Appox 5 1/2 Hours

Boot Hill Museum
 
Kansas Teacher's Hall of Fame
 
Gunfighters Wax Museum
 

 


Colby, KS

Appox 5 1/2 Hours

The Prairie Museum of Art & History
 
 
 

Liberal, KS

Approx 5 1/2 hour drive

Mid-America Air Museum

 

 
 
 
 

EverythingTopeka.com All Star Team

I would like to introduce you to my 2017 All Star Team

My team is made up of amazing people who live and work in Topeka! They are sure to add some fun and knoweledge to The Topeka Newsletter!

 

Desmond Henry Desmond Henry - Afflora Financial Life Planning

A Financially Fit Life Offers Real Abundance

Desmond Henry is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™& founder of Afflora Financial Life Planning, a fee-only financial planning firm in Topeka, Kansas that specializes in working with women, retirees, & clients in their 20s & 30s. Desmond has been quoted in U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! News, TK Business Magazine, & recognized as one of Topeka’s ‘Top 20 Under 40 Business Leaders’.

 

 

 annette hope billings new Annette Billings - Author/Writer

"In a Flash" - By Annette Hope Billings

Annette Hope Billings is a Topeka ArtsConnect Arty award-winning poet dubbed by her fans as "Maya of the Midwest." Her body of work includes poetry, short stories and plays. A nurse for decades before becoming a full-time writer, her deep penchant for caring comes through clearly in her writing. Her previous books include "A Net Full of Hope" (2015) and her recently published, "Descants for a Daughter." Her work has also been included in several anthologies of poetry and short stories. Website: http://anetfullofhope.com/Facebook.com/anetfullofhopeTwitter: @annettebilling3Amazon: tinyurl.com/anfohbookYouTube: tinyurl.com/anfohvideos

 

 

 

 

 Robin Bonsall

Robin Bonsall - Realtor/Actor/Wife/Mom

Neighborhood News: REALTOR® Robin style

About Realtor Robin

Robin is a born and raised Topekan who, as a youth, always thought she'd go far, far away from Kansas.  As an adult, Robin has discovered so many wonderful things about this community that make her proud to be rooted in Topeka. :)  Ever the performer, Robin spends a fair amount of "free time" volunteering on-stage, backstage, and in other capacities with Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy and with the Ad Astra Theatre Ensemble, a budding grassroots theatre company in the area.  When theatre isn't consuming her free time, Robin enjoys family bike rides, pretending to garden, singing lullabies to her babe, doing laundry (does one really enjoy this?) and supporting her husband in his hobby: UAV & Drone building!  There is never a dull moment in the Bonsall household. :)

Robin and her husband, Graham, have been blissfully married since August of 2009.  In 2013, they successfully brought a tiny human into the world. He has been terrorizing the family chihuahua, Joplin, and changing Robin & Graham's view of "the world" ever since.   LoveTopekaHomes.com

 

Chris Schultz

Chris Schultz - President Tinkham Veale Creative and Founding Partner - Schultz Management, LLC

Being an Entrepreneur

Chris was born and raised in Topeka.  He is a graduate of Shawnee Heights High School and he attended Washburn University where he earned his B.A. in Theatre. In May of 2002, he opened Field Of Greens restaurant in Downtown Topeka. It wasn’t long before his family started getting even more involved in the company, which was the catalyst that grew his dream to include the opening of The Break Room and The Gourmet Cabaret Theater. Chris and his family were recently honored by Topeka Civic Theatre when they were presented with the prestigious Waldo B. Heywood award. In 2011, The Jayhawk Area Council of the Boy Scouts named Chris as one of the 20 Under 40 business leaders in Topeka. Chris is the creator of GabLocal.TV and serves as the President & Executive Producer of its parent company, Tinkham Veale Creative.

 

Chelsea Howe

Chelsea Ellis - Graphic Designer/Artist

Ampathetic Wannabe

Chelsea Howe is an award winning comic strip artist whose work has been published on a collegiate level. Her work has earned her first place in comics in 2013, second for online comic content in 2014, first place in illustrations in 2015, and second in infographics in 2016 at the Kansas Collegiate Media Conference. She was also the 150th Washburn University Yearbook editor-in-chief which took silver at state in 2016 and also won her the Most Outstanding Student Media Award for her hard work and dedication during Washburn's 2015 Mass Media Banquet. Her graphic design talents know no bounds, from designing play/musical posters and programs for well known local establishments, a jazz concert series and an award winning director, to the posters advertising local Topeka fundraisers, such as the 2014 Downtown Adventure Race Topeka. Her vast versatility extends to privately commissioned local business logos, short notice clip art and page layout for the award winning Washburn Review and Bod Magazine, and graphic assets for the local TV show Talk About Topeka. Her work has also been featured in juried shows at the Mulvane Art Museum.

In 2016, for the beginning of TPACs 25th Anniversary season, she won their public logo competition amongst all other entries and is excited to see all the new shows with her reward of season tickets.

When she's not working on graphic work she can be found exercising, sewing, foam armor crafting, playing Destiny, or catching up on her shows on Netflix.  http://manualjump.wixsite.com/portfolio/about-me

 

Kristi Pankratz

Kristi Pankratz - Safe Streets

Cathing Up With Kristi

Kristi Pankratz is the Director of Safe Streets and Prevention Services at Prevention and Recovery Services (PARS) in Topeka. Safe Streets is dedicated to creating a healthier community by addressing crime through prevention education and citizen empowerment. Programs include Neighborhood Watch and National Night Out, among others. Kristi is an experienced public relations administrator who has served the Topeka community in public service roles for the past 15 years. She has a background in public safety, public health and prevention. Prior positions she has held include: spokesperson for the Topeka Police Department, Communications Director for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Community Prevention Specialist for PARS. She is a Topeka native and graduate of Washburn Rural High School, Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS and Washburn University.

 

 

Anthony CayAnthony Cay

Owner: Total Fitness Body Zone

Organized Chaos VS Fitness Confusion

History
I’d like to say I fell into this business, but the reality is this business called me.
I worked at a local gym here in town as a personal trainer in 2011.
I really enjoyed the training aspect of my job and working with people. I just didn’t appreciate how the company mistreated their clients. The lack of listening of clients need and wants. I chose to provide a service that clientele would be able to benefit from physically and still be economically feasible. In August of 2011 Total Fitness Body was born.
Purpose
The purpose of this company is to promote healthy lifestyles and provide fitness training and nutritional education to all age groups and all fitness levels including beginner, advanced, and or professional. Our focus is on safety first and always. Provide first class training and face to face customer service, the attention to these details have set this company apart from all the rest.

Background
I am a current Sergeant and Combat Medic in the United States Army. I have been an EMT for 11 years and a Certified Personal trainer for 6yrs. I have played all physical sports and have received advanced training in all of them. Some of the sports would include football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, tennis, softball, track wrestling and Jiu-jitsu just to name a few.  

So while I will definitely kick your butt with a great workout, I will always keep your safety as my number one priority.  
Services:
Weight loss and strength conditioning
Post rehab transitional therapy
Body building
Sport Specific Athletic Training

 

Tricia Peterson

 

Tricia Peterson

Experience Restaurants with Tricia

http://tastingtopeka.blogspot.com/

Tricia Peterson is a Kansas native and Washburn University graduate who loves living in Topeka. At Washburn she studied Mass Media and from there began her local food review blog, Tasting Topeka. She grew up north of Topeka in the small town of Mayetta where she graduated from Royal Valley.  Now she owns a small catering company, 2 Chefs Catering and runs her blog from home. Tricia enjoys reading fiction, studying history, going to see live music and writing about food and entertainment.

 

 

 

Barbara Waterman Peters

Barbara Waterman-Peters

The View From my NOTO Studio

Local Artist, Owner: Studio 831 (NOTO)

Barbara Waterman-Peters Barbara Waterman-Peters, (BFA, Washburn University, MFA, Kansas State University, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Washburn University) whose award-winning work is in museum, corporate and private collections, is represented by several galleries. She was a founding member of the Collective Art Gallery (1987-2014) and is a charter member of Circle of 7.  She has shown regionally, nationally and internationally in over 250 solo, invitational and juried exhibitions.  
Waterman-Peters taught at Washburn and Kansas State Universities as well as Lassen Community College in California.  Currently, she writes about art and artists for TOPEKA, LAWRENCE and KANSAS! Magazines. She also writes an “Artist of the Month” online for TOPEKA Magazine.
She has received a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Achievement from the State of Kansas and the Monroe Award from the Washburn University Alumni Association. In 2011 she was awarded the ARTY for Distinguished Visual Artist from ARTSConnect in Topeka.
For many years, Waterman-Peters has been the staff artist for the Andrew and Georgia Neese Gray Theater at Washburn University.
She served on the Quality of Life team for Heartland Visioning part of which then became the original NOTO Board.  In addition, she served as co-chair of the CREATe group, another facet of HV. In 2010 she became the first Core Artist in NOTO, founding STUDIO 831.

Keith Vansickle

 

Keith Van Sickle

Keith the Critic

 

I began my career as a film critic nearly 25 years ago, inspired by my first viewing of Star Wars in 1977 at the old Sunset Drive in Lawrence, KS. I continue to wonder how Annie Hall beat Star Wars for best picture that year and demand a re-count!

I got into radio by giving reviews on WIBW radio in Topeka. Later came here to Country Legends 106.9 as not only a film critic, but also Promotions Director and the Morning Show Producer.

Joining forces with Randy Guzman, we created the television show “The Aisle Seat”. The show was very successful and aired on KTWU. We not only discussed movies but also local entertainment and held celebrity interviews. Some of the biggest names I got to interview were: Tom Cruise, Billy Bob Thorton, Will Farrell, and Dakota Fanning.

I’m a certified Batman fanatic, die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, and a true blue KU Jayhawk supporter! In 2005 I started creating the “Slash & Bash Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival” with movie screenings and special guest appearances.

I suffered a series of strokes in February 2010 and a lingering viral infection that landed me in the hospital and several weeks in intensive care, almost costing me my life. After months of recovery at Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital, I regained my ability to speak and write.

West Post

I heard on Saturday of the passing of Adam West. His Batman has been my favorite character all of my life. I got to interview him for Country Legends 106.9 and it was one of the highlights of my career. It was a pleasure and he was kind, down to Earth, and an unequaled family man. He knew of the impact of his work on society and never let his fans down. He will be sorely missed. Thanks Adam for all of the pleasure you have brought to the world.

I will add my stars to the page, as I meet with them! Check back to see who will be helping make this newsletter come alive!

 

 

 

 

Using EverythingTopeka.com

This website is a prototype for an idea that I have been working on for ten years! It is continually changing and I hope to make this the main site for anyone that wants to find something in Topeka to use.

It is being built with those who live in Topeka and the surrounding area but not limited to them.

There are 4 sections to this website.

  1. The Topeka Newsletter is the first part.  It is going through some major overhaul since most of the information can now be found in a better organized manner on the website.  This is free for any locally owned business to use to promote their business.
  2. The Community Calendar is actually the most important part of this website, right now.  Each community should be informed on what is going on. This doesn't just mean the bar scene. When I say informed, I mean fundraisers, sports, daily food and drink specials, sales, entertainment, recreation and anything else going on.  This calendar tries to include anything that the public is invited to. There is no charge to include your events.  We enter all the events so it saves business owners time. They just need to send us the information and we will take it from there.
  3. Everything Topeka is a plethora of information compiled in a map based program.  Here you can search and find different venues in different categories. You can pick one or all categories to search. This search will not find information that is not on the map though so you will need to use the website search function also. It is free to be listed with a simple profile and an affordable way to enhance your listing.
  4. Everything Else is more businesses that are not listed in the Map feature. There is a guide page that actually will lead you in the right direction.  http://everythingtopeka.com/everything-topeka/all-categories  It is free to be listed with a simple profile and an affordable way to enhance your listing.

Searching EverythingTopeka.com

We have 2 different search bars.  We use a program called Hot Spot and it does not integrate with the rest of the website at this time.  So you will need to use both places if you can't find what you are looking for.  Search Articles option will search everything but the maps. It even includes the calendar.

 

 

2017 Eagle Class Named for Allan Towle

Topeka, KS (1/9/17)…  The Jayhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America will celebrate the accomplishments of the young men who earned their Eagle Scout Award in 2017 at a recognition dinner on Saturday, February 10th. Allan Towle has been named the class honoree and will give the class address during the Jayhawk Area Council Awards Dinner.

2017 Class Namesake Allan Towle currently serves as the President and CEO of Fidelity State Bank and Trust and is a current Board Member and Past President of the Jayhawk Area Council, BSA Board of Directors. He has long been involved with Scouting and is well recognized at Camp wearing his signature buffalo hat.  Mr. Towle earned his Eagle in 1978 and is a Vigil Member of the Order of the Arrow.  He has been married to his lovely bride Chris nearly 33 years, their 5 sons and one daughter all participated in Scouting. Their son Patrick is also an Eagle Scout.

Allan has been active in the Pack and Troop chartered by Christ the King Catholic Church and serves as a Merit Badge Counselor.  He completed Wood badge in the Buffalo Patrol. 

In 2001, he received the Silver Beaver Award from the Jayhawk Area Council. This award is the most prestigious award given by a local council to a volunteer for their service. In addition to serving as President, Mr. Towle has served as V.P. of Administration for the Jayhawk Area Council.

Outside of Scouting, Mr. Towle has served as the Chair of the GO Topeka Board of Directors, and is currently Treasurer for United Way of Greater Topeka.  He is also very involved at Christ the King Church facilitating adult formation programs, assisting with high school youth group and leading youth service mission trips for the past three summers.

Throughout the History of the Boy Scouts of America, the rank of Eagle Scout is one of the greatest achievement of a young man’s Scouting career. It is the only rank a Scout can earned that he holds his entire life. In the modern era, only about 4% of boys that have participated in Scouts attain the rank.

In 2017, fifty-six Scouts in the Jayhawk Area Council achieved the rank of Eagle. Through the projects of these Eagle Scouts, 53 organizations benefited from over 6,500 hours of community service. The Eagle Scouts and their project information can be found by visiting www.jayhawkcouncil.org/EagleDinner

Among the Scouts to earn their Eagle in 2017 are three sets of twins. These young men are Blaine & Charles Fry of Topeka, Cooper & Janson Garman of Topeka, and Nathan and Nicholas Ottens of Marysville.

Event: Jayhawk Area Council Awards Dinner – 2017 Allan Towle Eagle Class

When: Saturday, February 10, 2017 –Dinner 6:30, Program begins at 7:00PM

Where: Washburn University Memorial Union - Washburn Ballroom - 1700 SW Jewell - Topeka, KS 66801

For more information about attending the event or supporting Scouting visit www.jayhawkcouncil.org or call 785-354-8541.

The 2017 Eagle Class is sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

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Headquartered in Topeka, KS, the Jayhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization that has served youth since 1916.  Scouting aims to provide unique personal growth opportunities to an ever-increasing number of young men and women, helping them mature into adults whose values are embodied in the Scout Oath and Law.  The core of this singular movement is focused on fostering development of values-centered lives through character development, personal fitness, citizenship, employability, and service to others. In 2016, the Jayhawk Area Council served over 5,000 youth in its 11 County service area.

Erin Aldridge

Development Director

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

JAYHAWK AREA COUNCIL

1020 SE Monroe Street

Topeka, KS 66612

785.276.3341

785.393.4880

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2018 Elections

If you are not already registerd to vote, make sure you get registered so you have a voice. Dates can be found on the below website

http://www.elections.mytimetovote.com/kansas.html

Primary August 7th  Must be registered by:

General Election November 6th Must be registered by:

 

2nd Congressional District

https://ballotpedia.org/Kansas%27_2nd_Congressional_District_election,_2018

Steve Watkins Officially Announces Candidacy for Kansas' 2nd Congressional District Seat Wants to Bring Conservative Kansas Values & Army Leadership to Politicians in Washington

Topeka, KS- Today, Steve Watkins is officially announcing his candidacy for Kansas' 2nd Congressional District seat.

“New people and ideas are needed to restore respectability and integrity to public service, as well as solve the complex domestic and international problems of tomorrow,” said Steve Watkins.

 

A sixth generation Kansan, Steve Watkins learned his values from his parents. His father, an Air Force veteran and well-respected doctor, and mother, a retired public school teacher, instilled values of hard work, service to country, and integrity at a young age. Steve Watkins served his country heroically in war out of a sense of duty. He fought fraud, waste, and abuse as a defense department contractor and would fight for Kansans in Congress. Steve believes in smaller government, fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, and ending illegal immigration. A patriotic leader with strong family ties and faith, Steve believes peace comes from military strength and a secure border.

Steve studied engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point and has master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard.

“Great leaders fight. I’ve spent my career fighting for America, but great leaders also bring people together. That’s what I did in Iraq and Afghanistan—and I will do it in Washington,” said Steve Watkins.

Steve Watkins is not a politician or lawyer. Steve is an entrepreneur, conservative problem-solver, leader, family-man, and patriot.

Steve Watkins added: “My campaign slogan is 'Kansans Can Do Anything.' A unifying message that also pushes back against the so-called 'New England liberal elites' who see Kansas as nothing more than a ‘flyover-state.’ I’m proud to be a Kansan and I hope to make everyone proud as their Congressman — I won’t let you down.”

 

 

 

 

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