recipe corner: one pan mexican quinoa

Our recipe guru, Polly, has a real treat for your holiday weekend parties. So get to cooking and be the hit of the crowd when you bring this dish!

Quinoa is a versatile grain high in protein and fiber and a real crowd pleaser. This One Pan Mexican Quinoa can be eaten as a side dish, a main course, or wrapped in a flour/corn tortilla. Best served warm with cool, creamy avocado. Continue reading


fall issue sneak peek!

It feels like the summer completely flew by, doesn’t it? Our feelings must ring slightly true because a new XYZ is ready to hit the mailboxes/streets/community activities in just a few short days and we could not be more pleased with the final product. Because we love you so much, dear readers, we want to offer you a small glimpse of the “spectacular”ness that is our fall issue! Continue reading


Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

review by Annie Brock

The Bathhouse Player’s performance of Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale at Helen Hocker theater is a must-see summer production with lots of humor, music, and, of course, hair. The show transforms the classic story of a long-haired maiden holed up in a tower in the middle of nowhere into farcical fairy tale with catchy tunes and laugh-out-loud comedic moments. Continue reading


stay-at-home pop culture: this train, our train

blog and photos by Jeff Tigchelaar

So, while everyone else was gadding about on and around the great Thomas the Tank Engine or whatever he’s called, and paying the big bucks, me and Sam were exploring a GHOST TRAIN, by goll, by ourselves, for free.

It was the big “Day Out With Thomas” in Baldwin City, but that’s totally not why we were there. We were in Baldwin for the Battle of Black Jack Anniversary Tour and Pseudo Re-Enactment, or whatever it’s called, out at the historic Civil War battlefield, which Sam is: Really Into. Continue reading

by Alex, a watercolor and colored pencil work part of Imagine: Children's Art from Mulvane Art Programs

A Special Kids’ Exhibit at the Mulvane

Art by Children and for Children
Two New Exhibitions at the Mulvane Art Museum

The Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, is pleased to announce the opening of Imagine: Children’s Art from Mulvane Art Programs and Once Upon a Time . . . Art for Children by Topekans Jim Sharp and Frank Peers. The exhibitions will run from June 20 through July 26, with an open house reception Saturday June 21 from 2-4 pm. The exhibition and open house are free and open to the public. All works in the exhibitions are from the permanent collection of the Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University. Continue reading


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