WestSide Story - March 2014
Our cover story is on WestSider Patrick Audley, who has been honored with induction into the Kansas Bluegrass Association's Hall of Fame. Audley has been a supporter of musicians, giving them a stage and an audience at The Artichoke Sandwich Bar. Plus, a WestSider design's this year's winning Riverfest button, and our spring home and garden guide.
March 2014 - 2 Auburn Spirits Beer Event Thursday, March 13 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wichita DoubleTree by Hilton Come try the beers of Left Hand Brewing Company with regional rep Ryan Call. 6 regular and specialty beers plus pub food. $20* per ticket. Call to RSVP or email email@example.com Check our website for more details www.auburnspirits.com W e s t S i d e S t o r y *Education and alcohol are complimentary. 135th & Maple East of Dillons 440-1111 ON THE COVER 3 - March 2014 I INSIDE Volume 29 • Issue 5 A Place to Play | 4 WestSider Patrick Audley has been honored with induction into the Kansas Bluegrass Association’s Hall of Fame. Audley has been a supporter of musicians, giving them a stage and an audience at The Artichoke Sandwich Bar. Contributed photo. Features WestSider designs winning Riverfest art | 19 Performing Arts Calendar............................ 6 Pet Smarts........................ 5 From the Publisher’s Files..................................... 8 Movie Review................21 Youth rides through the struggles of autism | 2 VA L E N T I N E ’ S D AY G I F T G U I D E WestSide Story’s Home and Garden Guide | 9-17 Focus On Business...................30-31 WestSide Story Editorial Publisher Paul Rhodes Managing Editor Travis Mounts Production Tiffany Struthers, Anne Tjaden Reporters/Contributors Jen Bookhout, Dr. Ron Helten, Jim Erickson. Sales Valorie Castor, Paul Rhodes Billing/Circulation Tori Vinciguerra, Diane Neises A Division of Times-Sentinel Newspapers 125 N. Main • P.O. Box 544 Cheney, KS 67025 Phone: (316) 540-0500 Fax: (316) 540-3283 The WestSide Story is a monthly newspaper focused on the far west side of Wichita. It is delivered free to most west Wichita homes within our coverage area, although distribution is not guaranteed. Guaranteed home delivery by mail is available for $10 per year. Single copies are available for free in west Wichita Dillons stores and at Times-Sentinel Newspapers. Email story ideas and photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us on Facebook. © 2014 Times-Sentinel Newspapers WestSide Story Sales & Billing Now in our 29th year! March 2014 - 4 W e s t S i d e S t o r y A place to play Story by Jen Bookhout As customers arrive at The Artichoke Sandwich Bar, many glance around the parking lot in search of Patrick Audley’s red and white 1958 Chevrolet Impala. Audley is in high demand; his customers want to visit with him and enjoy his company. “He’s very charismatic,” wife Molly Audley said. “He’s humble, and he’s just genuinely a nice person.” Audley was recently inducted into the Kansas Bluegrass Association Hall of Fame for his support of bluegrass and acoustic music. He opened The Artichoke in February of 1984, and wanted to bring musicians in for weekend performances. “I didn’t want to be identified as a north end bar, or I didn’t want to be identified as a biker bar, or country bar,” Audley said. “I was just looking for an identity.” Audley was familiar with bluegrass music from his time at Southwestern College in Winfield between 1973 and 1977, and a friend suggested he bring him some acoustic acts. “The Walnut Valley Festival was just beginning to develop at that time, so I knew about acoustic music and I liked the idea of it, and I’d been exposed to it,” he said. “So we tried it, and it was very successful.” Audley scheduled any bluegrass bands that were interested, promoting the weekend shows with posters around town. News of the venue’s endeavors spread through word of mouth, and the audiences grew. “He just wants everybody to have an outlet, so he was able to provide that,” Molly said. In the beginning, acoustic acts were hard to come by, but as time went on more and more of them began to pop up on the music scene in Wichita. “When I first started doing the acoustic music, I was the only one doing acoustic music,” he said. “Very, very few venues would even touch it. I don’t know why; I guess they all liked either country or rock ‘n’ roll.” Time proved that bluegrass music was Patrick Audley celebrates his induction into the Kansas Bluegrass Association Hall of Fame at the end of February. Bring this in for one free game with every paid game! Offer expires March 31, 2014 749 N. Ridge Rd. 722-5211 LEFT and ABOVE: Patrick Audley has supported bluegrass and acoustic musicians since he opened The Artichoke Sandwich Bar in 1984. Contributed photos the right choice for The Artichoke, and a consistent audience grew. For many years, Audley pulled double duty as bar owner and teacher, teaching for USD 259. “He’s just naturally a teacher,” Molly said. Molly’s first experience with Audley was seeing him teaching young children. The pair met in 1999 when they were both working at Judge Riddel’s boys’ ranch. The couple married in 2007, and has seven children between the two of them. Now, the two share the responsibilities of running The Artichoke. Audley’s battle with cancer has slowed him down somewhat, but it isn’t keeping him away from his “home away from home.” “He’s very dedicated,” Molly said. He makes a trip in every day to answer phones, complete bookwork and just catch up with day-to-day events. Audley was inducted into the Kansas Bluegrass Association Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 22, an award that was unexpected for him. He knew that his friend Brad Bennett had nominated him, but he never expected anything to come of it. “I am humbled to be up there on that stage with the other inductees,” Audley said. Also inducted that day was Orin Friesen from the band Prairie Rose. Friesen has hosted a syndicated bluegrass show for nearly 40 years, and Audley was surprised to find himself in the same company. “He got inducted, and I was on the same stage as Orin, and I was just very proud to be up there,” Audley said. Molly is proud of Audley for his work, and his induction to the Hall of Fame, but Audley is a bit reluctant to take credit for doing anything special. “I just had a small part in establishing—I mean, I’m sure acoustic music was already established long before I came around, but I just gave it a face, or a venue to play at,” he said. For more information on The Artichoke Sandwich Bar, visit www.artichokesandwichbar.com. Hopefully the cold weather will soon be behind us and we, along with our pets, can look forward to more time outside. As temperatures increase so do the number of pet health issues. Fleas will soon be seeking out new hosts and mosquitoes will reappear looking for a meal. Viral diseases such as Distemper and Parvo virus are also more prevalent when our pets have more exposure to sick animals at parks and on walks. Many products are effective for flea control and prevention. Frontline drops can be applied to the skin on the back of the neck once a month on both dogs and cats. A new monthly beef flavored chewable tablet from the makers of Frontline called NexGard is also available to control fleas and ticks in dogs. Mosquitoes spread heartworms from pet to pet. Both dogs and cats can be infected with this diseasecausing parasite. A preventative liquid, Revolution, can be applied to the back of the neck on both dogs and cats to prevent both fleas and heartworms. Distemper and Parvo are both viral diseases, mainly of young dogs. Cats can get distemper as well but the virus that Pet Smarts Dr. Ron Helten | Veterinarian causes the disease in cats is actually more closely related to the virus that causes Parvo in dogs and therefore has similar signs. Young dogs and cats need several vaccinations to be adequately protected and fewer vaccinations are needed as they age. It is a sad fact, but every year we have several dogs and cats die of heartworms, Distemper and Parvo. What is even sadder is that these diseases are easily preventable with the proper vaccinations and medications. Check with your veterinarian to make sure your pet is current on vaccination and is on a monthly heartworm and flea preventative. Bishop Carroll Catholic High School Scholars’ Bowl placed third at the WSBL League Tournament, won the KSHSAA 5A Regional at Valley Center High School on Monday, Feb. 10, and went on to win the 5A State Championship on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Wichita West High School. The team is coached by teachers Mark Berger and Andrea Rau. Pictured from left are coach Mark Berger, Jakob Wulf-Eck, Joshua Burns, Nick Martin, William Lies, Maureen Dowell and Spencer Kaba. 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As it enters its 100th year, Downing & Lahey Mortuary remains committed to helping area families celebrate the lives of those they love with unique and distinctive funeral services. In observation of this milestone, Downing & Lahey is recognizing the heritage of others who were here when Wichita was young. Downing & Lahey Salutes Photo courtesy Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum W e s t S i d e S t o r y www.TheVillasAtHamptonLakes.com Martha Bay Black Martha Bay Black was born in Casper, Wyoming in 1924 and moved to Wichita four years later. As a child, she remembers the Christmastime window displays at Innes Station, walking home from Sunnyside Elementary School and going to movies at the Orpheum and Miller theaters. Passing the V.A. hospital in East Wichita brings back fond memories, too – she watched the hospital being built and checked its progress through binoculars with her father on their front porch. Life is much more fast-paced in today’s Wichita, Martha says, but it’s still a good place to raise a family. East Location 6555 E Central Wichita, KS 67206 (316) 682-4553 West Location 10515 W Maple Wichita, KS 67209 (316) 773-4553 Celebrate the Lives of Those You Love DLWICHITA.com March 2014 Performing Arts Calendar Music Theatre for Young People March 7-9, “Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Gepetto’s Musical Tale.” March 7-8, 7:30 p.m., and March 9, 2:30 p.m. Tickets $12 in advance for adults, $15 at the door; students $10. 316-219-4849 or www.wichitaTIX.com. Wichita Symphony Orchestra March 9, 6:30 p.m. Dinner with Maestro Hege Wichita Symphony Orchestra hosts “A Beer Dinner with Maestro Daniel Hege” at Public at the Brickyard, 129 N. Rock Island. A four-course dinner with four pours of Tallgrass Brews. The Maestro will speak about the upcoming concert, and principal trumpet David Hunsicker and principal trombone, Tyler Vahldick make a special appearance. Tickets $40 available at http://bit.ly/1hrpeil. March 15, 16, Classics Concert: The Romantic featuring William Wolfram, piano. Saturday 8 p.m. Sunday 3 p.m. Tickets $17-$55. Call 267-7658. March 26, 7:30 p.m. Orpheum, the Symphony, and Tallgrass Film Association hosts the screening of “Following the Ninth,” a documentary of Beethoven’s Ninth and the role it has played in human rights. Tickets $8-$10. 267-7658. Crown Uptown Professional Dinner Theatre April 4-26, “I Love a Piano (The Music of Irving Berlin)” A celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin, with more than 60 song including classics such as “Blue Skies, “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” Shows Thursday-Sunday with select Thursday matinees. Tickets 316-612-7696. The Forum Theatre Through March 9, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” A musical romp through everyday relationships. Tickets $23-$25, shows Thursday-Sunday, 316-618-0444 or www. forumwichita.com. The Orpheum Theatre March 1, 10 a.m., Oscar-nominated short films, presented by Wichita Public Library. March 5, 8 p.m., Willie Nelson and family. Sold-out performance. March 8, 7 p.m. Dance Magic 2014. $15, www.selectaseat.com or 855-7557328. March 19, 8 p.m., Gordon Lightfoot. $49, www.selectaseat.com or 855-7557328. March 21, 7 p.m., Jim Henson’s Dino- March 2014 saur Train Live. $19.50-$34.50, www.selectaseat.com or 855-755-7328. March 24, 8 p.m., Gary Mullen and the Work perform “One Night of Queen.” $29.50-$49.50, www.selectaseat.com or 855-755-7328. March 26, 7:30 p.m., documentary film “Following the Ninth,” presented by Tallgrass Film Association and Wichita Symphony Orchestra. $10. Theater League March 18-20, $35 and up, www.theaterleague.com or 316-303-8100. Cabaret Oldtown Through June 15, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m. “All Ways a Woman.” Formerly known as “Menopaus-a-palooza, a highlight of everything that women go through in life. $20, 316-265-4400. Mosley Street Melodrama March 8, 11 p.m., “Wild Rebel Angels Uncensored.” Tickets $18, 316-2630222, no one under 17 allowed. Through March 29, “Wild Rebel Angels on Wheels” followed by “Revvin’ Retro” musical comedy revue. $28 with dinner, $18 show only. 316-263-0222. Wichita Community Theatre March 12-16, “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel” by Mitch Albom. The uproarious story of two bumbling Alabama brothers who have never shot a duck but think they shot an angel. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday. $14, www.wichitact. org, click on “RSVP on Facebook” link. Audition for WCT’s ‘Angel Street’ Auditions for Wichita Community Theatre’s production of “Angel Street” by Patrick Hamilton will be held 2:305:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, and 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 6. The show is being directed by Dana Womack. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Bring your best British accent as this show is set in London, late 1800s. Following are the roles: Jack Manningham, age 35 to 50s; Bella Manningham, age 25 to 40s; Elizabeth, maid, age 40-60s; Nancy, maid, age 20s; Rough, police inspector, age 30-60s. RSVP online at www.facebook.com/ events/250581665123383/?ref=22. Fort Hays State University deans have named 1,111 students to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2013 semester. The list includes undergraduate students only. To be eligible, students must have enrolled in 12 or more credit hours and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60 for the semester. Fulltime on-campus and virtual students are eligible. The following WestSiders were among the students honored. High school information was provided by FHSU for some students but not for others. From Goddard: Amanda Leanne Crusinbery is a junior majoring in psychology. From Maize: Michael Russell is majoring in business education (teacher licensure). From Wichita: Elizabeth Anne Demoss is majoring in education. Joni L. Barker is a junior majoring in organizational leadership. Sonya Sue Adams is majoring in education. Kelsey Rene Darnell, a Wichita Northwest High School graduate, is a junior majoring in health and human performance. Ryan Andrew Dick, a Bishop Carroll High School graduate, is a senior majoring in information networking and telecommunications (computer networking). Sean W. Gaither, a Wichita Northwest High School graduate, is a senior majoring in finance (financial planning). Katherine Olivia Garris, a Maize High School graduate, is a freshman majoring in general studies. Kelci Marie Glover, a Wichita Northwest High School graduate, is a sophomore majoring in chemistry. Ashley Brooke Golden, a Maize High School graduate, is a freshman majoring in justice studies. Courtney Renee Hoefer is a junior majoring in psychology. Richard Allen Kerr, a Bishop Carroll High School graduate, is a freshman majoring in information networking and telecommunications (media studies). Justine Michelle Lies, a Bishop Carroll High School graduate, is a junior majoring in education (early childhood). Megan Ann Maze is majoring in edu- cation. Sarah Elizabeth Mercer is majoring in elementary education. Nicole Katherine Randall is a senior majoring in health and human performance (health promotion). Stephen Sadiq is a senior majoring in general studies. Dana Marie Setchell is majoring in elementary education. Jamie N. Smith is a senior majoring in medical diagnostic imaging. Matthew Isaiah Weller is a senior majoring in general studies (general business). Alexis Danielle Henning, a Goddard High School graduate, is a sophomore majoring in accounting. Ashleigh Heather Greene is majoring in elementary education. Katlyn Haley Kern is a senior majoring in elementary education. Lois A. Millspaugh is a junior majoring in organizational leadership. Bonnie Saunders is majoring in elementary education. Kathryn S. Stolz, a Goddard High School graduate, is a junior majoring in speech-language pathology. The following students were named to Baker University’s College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education undergraduate dean’s list for maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average or higher during the fall 2013 semester. Emi Kniffin of Wichita was among the students honored. In addition, Kristina Vazquez of Goddard was named to the nursing dean’s list for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Wichitans earning degrees included Polly Blum, master of science in school leadership; Jason Cloud, bachelor of business administration; Christopher Correll, master of business administration; Abby Cunningham, master of arts in education; Kristi Flaming, associate of arts in business; Eric Lolar, master of science in school leadership; Kevin Nelson, master of business administration; April Ornelas, associate of arts in business; Mario Pereira, master of business administration; Gentry Sauder, master of arts in education; Megan Smith, master of arts in education; Clay Urbanek, master of science of school leadership; and Consuelo Webber, bachelor of science. From Goddard, Brian Means earned a master of arts in education. 7 - M a r c h 2 0 1 4 Students earn FHSU honors Baker announces honors, graduates WestSide Story7 March 2014 -8 New ‘baby’ means sleepless nights HELTEN VETERINARY CLINIC SPRING IS COMING! Is your pet on flea and heartworm preventative? W e s t S i d e S t o r y Please Call For An Appointment 942-1002 Mon-Fri 8am - 5:30pm Sat 8 - 11:30am 6630 W. Central www.heltenveterinaryclinic.com Time to play a popular game show… From the Publisher’s Files I’ll take Mythical Creatures for $200 please. And the answer is, “A dragon.” So the question has to be, “What is the state of my energy level these days?” Yes, I’m draggin’ a little bit these days with the addition of another newspaper to our group. And yes, we hope this will all balance out soon. Paul Rhodes | Publisher The goals are pretty simple, and be a wonderful addition to our newsI hope I outlined those in the news story on the acquisition that we printed paper group, and the addition of the Haysville Sun-Times exactly a year ago in last month’s paper. In an effort to also expanded our horizons. bolster our ability to provide the best Now, we’re taking on a major presnewspapers possible to the commuence in East Wichita. nities we serve, we’re expanding our Our second issue of the EWN is reach. now off the press and being distributed The addition of another monthly newspaper in Wichita, the East Wichita to its readers, and we accomplished that feat with limited additions to our staff. News, will obviously expand our conThose changes will come as quickly tact with more readers and advertisers as our new business model proves in our market area. From there, it’s itself, and in the meantime the existing the job of our capable staff members Times-Sentinel staff is getting by on to help new and existing clients use less sleep and the promise that help will all of our publications to reach more be on the way soon. consumers and further their business We’ve all watched businesses come efforts. and go in our communities over the Over the years, we’ve survived a years, and sometimes those failures handful of growth spurts here at come as a shock. We wonder how they Times-Sentinel Newspapers. First we didn’t make it, with such a good idea in took a leap of faith 21 years ago and hand. combined three tiny weeklies into one Other times we look back as though bigger area newspaper. That was huge through wisdom and tell ourselves – for us, especially when we were little and others – that we saw that coming more than a mom and pop operation from a mile away. with just a couple of employees. In most of those cases, there just Then, we added the WestSide Story wasn’t enough local support for the in west Wichita. That caused an explobusiness to survive, and it couldn’t pull sion of growth for us, and made a real resources from beyond the community connection across the western half of it was trying to serve. the metro area. We settled into that mode for a num- With that knowledge in hand, we’re expanding our reach in hopes of securber of years, survived some economic ing the future of community journalism upheavals for the Wichita area, and in this area. then quietly started expanding again We’re a little tired from the effort, but three years ago. The Conway Springs Star and Argonia Argosy has proven to we think a nap is on the horizon. Faces wanted. At the WestSide Story, we’re already working on feature stories for upcoming editions. If you know of someone whose face (and story) should appear on these page, please let us know! email@example.com 316-540-0500 www.facebook.com/TheWestSideStory Color: The common thread in mixing patterns Patterns appear everywhere in home interiors. They begin in the basic architecture of the structure such as the arrangement of tiles or planks in a wood floor. They can be seen in the smallest details of an accessory piece. Patterns are in the print of fabric and the shapes created by the furniture arrangements and wall decor, as well. And, the way the different patterns work with each other creates an overall impression of the room. Today’s topic focuses on patterns in fabrics and home textiles. This includes, but is not limited to, upholstered furniture, window treatments, rugs and tapestries. The big idea behind patterns in fabric is to add interest and color to a room based on the other shapes, patterns, and textures in the room. The goal is for all design elements to work together towards a unified statement. Fabrics can serve as a starting point for creating a decor or can create a focal point all their own. Either way they need to relate to one another as well as other design components in the room. The creative use of patterns can be used to dramatically change the entire ambiance of a room. They can also visually alter the way a room is perceived in terms of dimensions. Patterns can be used to accent or alter structural lines in a room. The use of horizontal lines can make the space seem wider while the use of vertical lines can make the walls seem Wichita Homes Patterns in fabric can add interest and color to a room based on the other shapes, patterns, and textures in the room. Philip Holmes | Interior Designer taller. This is not unlike how patterns in clothing can change a person’s appearance. Bold prints are best used in a large room where they can be a focal point. They visually “shrink” the room and make it feel more cozy. The same bold print in a small space may overpower it and make the room feel cramped. Alternatively, a smaller print will come across muted and blend in with scenery. The fabric may appear busy in a swatch, but as a whole, the pattern may simply run together approximating a solid print in a larger presentation. Not only does the scale of the pattern make a difference, but also the colors used in the pattern will define how “soft” or “loud” the pattern is in relation to the other design elements. For example, contrasting colors in a print will be much stronger than a simple tone-ontone. There are really not any hard and fast rules about mixing patterns. There are too many combinations and different scenarios for a “one size fits all” approach. Instead, there are guidelines based on the concept of blending to create a beautiful and functional result. Some designers recommend using three types of pattern in fabric selection. The first being the “statement” fabric which is likely the strongest pattern. The secondary pattern should be in the same color range but with a simpler, complementary design. A third option is usually a solid to pull fabrics one and two together. One of the most important ideas is to pull the patterns through the use of color. This can be coordinating shades of color or it can be contrasting colors depending on the desired effect: Do you want the fabric to stand up and be noticed or simply lie there and behave? The answer to the question: “How much pattern is too much?” is a matter of opinion to some degree. The room is yours to make how you want it to be. A Victorian setting is likely to have patterns layered upon patterns, and plenty of them. A minimalist interior, as the definition suggests, will be on the other side of the continuum. Whatever the case, the use of pattern and how they are combined should be based in good design principals: size, scale, and proportion. 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Planning ahead and using new available technologies can help you design and prioritize your updates and projects. What does the ideal kitchen look like to you? What does your dream bathroom include? Whereas those with renovation aspirations may have once scoured home design magazines for the perfect idea, clipping photos and filing them away, new technologies are helping people digitally organize this process. No matter what your style is, finding an example of the design you’re going for online can help you communicate your vision to the contractor or architect doing the work. And there are many free resources available to help you in your quest for the perfect look. For example, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has a gallery of free ideas that can help you get inspired and free project planners to help in every step of the remodeling process. The major decisions that happen during the home improvement process are rarely made by one person alone. It’s all about collaboration between friends, family and professionals. Consider using a free iPad app such as DesignMine to share your design ideas. DesignMine allows you to create personalized albums and design boards by browsing through thousands of high quality photos of exterior and interior spaces of real homes. These personalized design boards can then be saved for later additions or shared with friends, family and design professionals. Collaborating on ideas can smoothly transition the project from design to reality. “The most common cause for home projects taking longer and costing more than budgeted is lack of planning,” said DesignMine’s Chief Designer, Alison Victoria. “Collaborating on ideas with a professional from the beginning is key. It can help you avoid these extra costs and time associated with having to make changes in the design halfway through the project.” When you’re ready to bring your vision to life, you can find a local service professional by using a free resource such as HomeAdvisor. All of HomeAdvisor’s service professionals are pre-screened and customer-rated and reviewed. ProScape: “Building relationships one yard at a time.” Expanding in the Greater Wichita area and looking for new clients. • Planting trees, shrubs, and perennials • Design and install • Decks, arbors, and pergolas • Paver patios • Retaining walls • Water features • Seeding and sodding • Outdoor kitchens • Outdoor living • Commercial and Residential mowing • Maintenance packages Whether you remodel your home with a fresh look, or return to a classic aesthetic, let modern technology help you design, plan, and create your dream home. Make mowing fun again. 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Whether you’re dealing with cement, brick or wood, the quickest and most thorough way to deep clean and restore surfaces to a like-new condition is with a pressure washer. Knowing how to use one properly is important for a quality job and for your safety. Different surfaces require different cleaning techniques. Ensure you’re following the instructions for the surface you’re cleaning. Always read and follow the operator’s manual and all operating instructions. High-pressure spray can cut through skin, so never spray people or animals. Wear closed-toed shoes and goggles while pressure washing. Assume a solid stance and firmly grasp the spray gun with both hands to avoid injury if the gun kicks back before squeezing the spray gun trigger. Never spray near power lines, service feeds, electrical meters, wiring and windows. Check the engine oil level each time you use a pressure washer. When changing or adding oil, don’t overfill the engine crankcase. Doing so can cause smoking, hard starting, spark plug fouling and oil saturation of the air filter. Buying a pressure washer for the first time or replacing an old one? Here are some guidelines: Pressure washers are categorized in groups based upon frequency of use and the types of products and surfaces they are best suited for cleaning. Selecting the right pressure washer for your needs depends on what you’re going to clean, how often you plan to do so, and how much time you want to spend. Ask yourself these questions before making a purchase. Look for a versatile pressure washer that can be used for a variety of tasks. Deep clean your patio and driveway in high pressure mode or clean more delicate surfaces and rinse away debris in high flow mode. Consider going green with a model having reduced environmental impact. If you have an older pressure washer, a newer model could offer lower emissions and better fuel efficiency. With a deep clean, you can restore and refresh your home’s outdoor spaces and make them a friendly place to relax and have fun. 1 1 - M a r c h 2 0 1 4 Tips to spring clean your deck and patio Rent to Own Why pay for storage when you can have a building in your own yard. 721-6200 SAVE UP TO $400 OFF w/AD! Nate’s Service EXPERIENCED LOCAL SPRINKLER COMPANY Licensed - Bonded - Insured Lic. # 5879 LANDSCAPING AVAILABLE! (316) 650-5029 www.natessprinklers.com 511 S Woodlawn 316-681-3361 Mon-Fri 10-6 Sat 10-5 accentinteriorswichita.com For Hunter Douglas Window Treatments on the West Side Visit us at: American Wallpaper 221 N. West Street WestSide Story • Landscape lighting • Sprinkler Installation & Repair • Licensed PVB tester & installer March 2014 - 12 New Clark+ Kensington Paint and Primer in One 2439 W. 13th • 942-9059 Mon – Sat 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Faces wanted. At the WestSide Story, we’re already working on feature stories for upcoming editions. If you know of someone whose face (and story) should appear on these page, please let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org 316-540-0500 W e s t S i d e S t o r y www.facebook.com/TheWestSideStory STARTING MARCH 1 Fisher Lumber has new EXTENDED HOURS for the Andale & Garden Plain locations: • • • • • • • • • • • Free Estimates Licensed Work Guaranteed New Roofs Roof Restoration Metal Shake Composition Tile Flat Built-up Larry Booze Roofing, Inc. 10818 E. Maple Grove Road Mt. Hope, KS 67108 800-263-7795 Fax: 316-263-0147 M-W-F: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tu. & Thur.: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. The importance of indoor air quality (NAPSI)—The quality of the air in your home should always be a priority, but during the colder months it’s particularly important to monitor it. One of the most common air-quality problems in an indoor environment is particles in the air, such as allergens, viruses, bacteria and other contaminants. You have longer exposure to these particles when you’re inside for a long time in the winter, and just because you can’t see these pollutants, it doesn’t mean they’re not there. These lightweight particles can stay suspended in midair unless properly removed, and smaller particles can sometimes cause the most adverse health effects. The human body’s immune system is able to deal with a certain level of contaminants. However, once allergens or other airborne pollutants reach a threshold, negative health effects and allergic reactions can occur. “When the temperature drops, people tend to spend more time indoors, which means more time sharing air in a confined area,” said Kent Kuffner, indoor air quality product manager for Carrier. “In addition, the air is notoriously harsh and dry in the winter months, so evaluate your home to ensure that the air quality inside is optimized no matter how severe the weather gets outside.” Fortunately, by reducing the contaminant levels of airborne particles through proper indoor air-quality technologies, these problems may be alleviated. Here are some hints on how. Air purifiers clean harmful microscopic airborne pathogens from the conditioned air and some even capture and kill them to prevent them from re-entering the home. Another common issue during the winter is dry air. Installing a humidifier can help maintain proper humidity during heating season and help you avoid itchy, cracked skin, dry nasal passages and static electricity. It may even reduce the drying that can damage wood furniture and flooring. “An added benefit to properly humidified air is that it feels warmer than drier air,” Kuffner said. “When the humidity is right, you can actually lower your thermostat during heating season and stay more comfortable while saving on utility costs.” Air infiltration is also a big concern. Today’s homes are built for better energy efficiency, with tighter construction and less air infiltration. While that’s great for maintaining temperatures, it means air can become stagnant and stale in your home, especially when you and your family are spending more time indoors. You need fresh air in your home and that’s where a ventilator helps. It works with your heating and cooling system to allow clean, fresh outdoor air into your home without jeopardizing your comfort. Where can you get the new look and feel you want for your kitchen or bath, in a timeframe that will make you think magic had to be involved? With your local Kitchen Tune-Up franchise, of course! This latest Kitchen Tune-Up ‘Reface Plus’ brought sleek east coast style to Kansas. The traditional oak cabinets were updated to a smart contemporary style with a smart-looking duo of cool gray slab doors on the base cabinets and crisp white mission doors on the upper cabinets. Finished off with sparkling white and gray granite countertops with just a touch of plum and an exquisite translucent glass oversized subway tile backsplash embossed with a crocodile print, this kitchen becomes a place to just stop and stare. Breathtaking pendants over the peninsula with an interesting accent of art give this new space just the right combination of industrial glamour for these very happy east Wichita homeowners. “The people from Kitchen Tune-Up were rock stars!” said the homeowners. “Adam and Rachel for the initial buying and design work, and Austin and Jim for the installation were super. “We thought we knew what we wanted and would not need the design help, but we were wrong. Rachel helped immensely in guiding us to the right people and in making the right choices. “Adam and Rachel both were very responsive in getting back to us with issues and questions. Austin became part of the family for the week it took to do the installation. Jim was very knowledgeable about any issues we brought to him. Both Austin and Jim went above and beyond the call of duty when issues came up that I thought I had no answer for. In the end, it only took a week and a half ! They were on schedule and on time. We could not be happier with the look of our kitchen.” To schedule a free in-home consultation or an appointment in their office/ design studio at 4057 N. Woodlawn, Ste. 1, call 316-558-8888 or e-mail jphillips@ kitchentuneup.com. To learn more about Kitchen TuneUp’s numerous services, including bath remodeling, visit online at kitchentuneup.com. You can also find Kitchen Tune-Up on Facebook by searching for Kitchen Tune-Up Wichita, Kansas (Jim and Arlene Phillips). The latest Kitchen Tune-Up ‘Reface Plus’ brought sleek east coast style to Kansas. 1 3 - M a r c h 2 0 1 4 The new look and style you want...today! WestSide Story March 2014 - 14 ROOFING • GUTTERING • REMODELING • WINDOW REPLACEMENT ROOF INSPECTIONS, SIDING & DECKS • Free Estimates Financing available with approved credit References Available Licensed and Insured for Your Protection All Work Guaranteed W e s t S i d e S t o r y MeMber WAbA And bbb HAIL OR WIND DAMAGE TO YOUR ROOF? Call us at: Office: 794-3430 Fax: 794-3448 1-800-952-3430 George Burwell Owner LocALLy oWned And operAted Since 1987 New color trends in home exteriors (StatePoint) One of the simplest ways to make a big impact on your home’s exterior is with your front door. But if you are tired of the old standard colors, you’re not alone – experts predict bolder trends this year. “Exuberant hues will be popular this year as a way for homeowners to show the world their energy,” says Kate Smith, a color trend forecaster and president of Sensational Color. “For those going for a classic feel, colors that are vibrant, yet at the same time, offer comfort, warmth and reliability will reign.” For homeowners looking to express their colorful selves, consider selecting a paintable fiberglass door with a smooth finish. Look for This year, don’t conform or be bored. With a paintable door, you can make fresh updates as often as you like. doors that feature clean lines, crisp angles and attractive glass configuration options navy, this step-above reserved blue is – they are ideal for adding personal a trusted color when it comes to the expression to a home. welcoming message it sends to family According to Smith, the top five and friends. door colors for the “exuberant • Show Stopper: Like classic red at homeowner” in 2014 include: dusk, Show Stopper adds a touch of • Capri: A tropical blue that wakes mystery to this bright hue. A slight spin up natural woods and neutral suron traditional red, this color warmly roundings, this hue adds a splash of welcomes people to a home. energy. • Polished Mahogany: The deep, rich • Raucous orange: This color shade of brown has a staying power demands attention with its energetic that traverses trends and captures a tone and makes the perfect punctua- solid feeling for homeowners. tion point for homes with a modern • Classic French Grey: Stepping out look. of the shadows to stand on its own, this • Dynamo: This flirty violet hue cool, neutral grey will continue to rule instantly updates traditional color the palette in 2014. schemes for a trendier home front. • Gulfstream: This bright, modern • Relic Bronze: A deep, almost blue has an of-the-moment appeal. At brown mustard color, Relic Bronze the same time, it still feels rooted in reflects aged beauty. something familiar and nostalgic for • Quixotic Plum: This sophisticated homeowners. deep purple is where trendy meets Whether you follow new trends or timeless. stick to tradition, don’t forget to take The top five door colors for those your entire home’s exterior into confollowing the more classic trend sideration. From roof to door, a top of comfort, as identified by Smith down approach can help you pick color include: combinations that are eye-pleasing and • Georgian Bay: Brighter than dark flow naturally to create curb appeal. Don’t feel locked into drab or standard colors on your home’s exterior. With the right information, you can confidently give your home curb appeal this home improvement season. Your roof can add color to your home particular, is always a safe bet. “It’s no surprise that black, which denotes power and authority, never goes out of style for any use,” says Smith. “From the little black dress to the luxury black car to a crisp black tuxedo, there is an upscale feeling about black that crosses product and category boundaries.” • Be trendy: Consider colors that are gaining in popularity in today’s roofs. Those include shades of green, clay and terracotta. • Complement: Consider the style of architecture and the setting of the home. For example, terracotta or clay colors are well-suited for a Mediterranean style home. Green roofs work well in wooded settings or can easily soften the look of a home in an exposed location. • Look back: Bright colored roofs historically were quite common. A range of reds, greens and even golds were used on all styles of homes in the past. • Blends: Consider blending multiple colors. A mixture of two to eight colors is ideal. You can get a good sense of how they will look using free online resources. • Customize: If you can’t find the roofing color that perfectly meets your needs, don’t stress. Some roofing companies can custom create any color imaginable. Rugs are our specialty, not a side line. Stop in today and experience Rug Studio’s selection, expertise and value at every price range. The Shops at Tallgrass • 682-0033 www.WichitaRugs.com (Just east of Rock Road off 21st) WestSide Story (StatePoint) The color of your home’s exterior can really make or break its curb appeal. And experts say that many homeowners are gazing upward to their roofs to make a statement. “Whether you go with a timeless look or you shake things up with something more modern, the color of your roof can really be an area for true self-expression” says national color expert Kate Smith, of Color Marketing Group and owner of Sensational Color. “Roofing colors should reflect a homeowner’s personal style and tie in with the overall home exterior.” If your roofing has had a rough season, or you simply want to change things up, take advantage of the warmer months, which are an ideal time for big home improvements. Smith, who provides color consultancy for DaVinci Roofscapes, is offering homeowners some insight into style trends: • Think top to bottom: Take a “top down” approach to adding eye-pleasing color palettes to your home’s exterior. Start with the roof color, then work your way down the house to consider the siding, window frames, front entry door and trim • Go classic: The most timeless roofing colors used on American homes include black, gray and cedar. Black, in 1 5 - M a r c h 2 0 1 4 Stop in today and let Philip and Noelle assist you in finding the perfect rug. March 2014 - 16 ADD ELEGANCE TO YOUR HOME. Manufactured Locally in Wichita! Call 316-838-0033 for a free consultation. sunshinerooms.com W e s t S i d e S t o r y SUNROOMS / GREENHOUSES / SOLARIUMS / CONSERVATORIES / POOL ENCLOSURES Tips to improve your kitchen without renovating it (StatePoint) The kitchen is perhaps the most functional room of any home, but often it doesn’t feel large enough or flexible enough. And great cooking starts with a comfortable kitchen. While renovating your kitchen may not always be practical, there are steps you can take to improve it without breaking the bank or your kitchen walls. Here are a few ways to make the most of your kitchen: Evaluate Your Kitchen It’s time to weed out the good, the bad and the ugly. When is the last time you did a thorough inventory of your kitchen gadgets? After several years without an assessment, it’s possible you’ve acquired a substantial collection of electric openers, dicers, slicers and spinners. If all these tools help you cook, that’s fabulous. If not, they are simply taking up valuable cabinet, cupboard and countertop space. Take a look at what you have and eliminate anything that’s duplicative, broken or somehow unnecessary. Improve Functionality Re-think your appliances. These days, you don’t need to settle for antiquated appliances that perform just one func- tion. Innovations are making cooktops and ovens more functional and versatile, providing greater opportunities for spatial kitchen layout. For example, you could pair a gas cooktop with an electric oven or install electric ovens side by side. Flexibility is also being built into today’s appliances. For example, ILVE cooktops come equipped with an exclusive, one-of-akind removable griddle that allows for numerous food preparation options on an all-in-one cooking surface. You can steam, grill, warm and more with the included griddle – eliminating the need for additional space-hogging appliances like steam ovens and warming drawers. Maximize Storage Creative storage solutions will increase your work area and cabinets, while affording more space to move around. For example, an over-the-door spice rack can give you more room to prep food. A wall-mounted wine rack that holds both bottles and glasses can free up cabinet space and reduce the furniture footprint of your kitchen. Magnetic panels on the wall can be used to store pots, pans, knives and metal utensils. When it comes to your kitchen, don’t settle for anything less than top-notch, flexible appliances and an ideal use of the space you have. Whether you’re a serious chef or a casual cook, your kitchen can benefit from key upgrades and a thorough organizational sweep. At over 11,000 SQUARE FEET OF SHOWROOM Gallery Expressions is one of the areas largest building materials showroom. Cabinets, Counter tops, Fireplaces, windows, doors and More! The right products and the right price for every project! 7355 West Taft, Wichita, KS 67209 • 316-721-1228 2 large Lumber Yards with thousands of products! Say goodbye to gutter cleaning! (NAPSI)—Cooks can breathe a sigh of relief when they realize how efficient and attractive kitchen ventilation or a range hood can be. If you’d like to breathe easier, these facts and hints can help. Kitchens with proper ventilation are much cleaner. Ventilation can stop particulates from settling on surfaces and damaging cabinetry and fabrics. A good vent can also reduce smoke, grease and other types of indoor air pollution that can harm your health and increase your cleaning chores. There are four basic kinds of kitchen range hoods: • Canopy hoods – mount to the wall (aka Pro-style) or bottom of a cabinet (aka under-cabinet). • Island hoods – mount to the ceiling. • Chimney hoods – come with a decorative cover to hide unattractive ductwork. • Downdraft hoods—install behind the cooktop. The hood should be at least as wide as the cooking surface to effectively capture smoke, grease and odors. Keep it clean. e r o f e b l l Ca g n i r p s e th e! r e h e r a rains It’s wise to wash or replace vent filters every couple of months. If you cook frequently, they may require more frequent cleaning; most are dishwasher-safe. When shopping for new ventilation, look for the Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) label. It’s an independent third party that rates ventilation performance. If noise levels are important to you and your family, get a hood that exhausts more air (indicated by a higher-level CFM) and operates at a lower/quieter speed. Another quiet-performance option is an external blower that can be mounted to an outside wall, installed in the attic or on the roof. The hood should be installed as close to the cooktop as possible, within the manufacturer’s guidelines, so it captures the most smoke and odor. Duct size is important for optimum performance. It should be equal to or greater than the size of the hood’s duct outlet. Make sure the backdraft damper opens and closes completely and freely. Check both inside and outside the house to be sure nothing gets in the way of its movement. 1 7 - M a r c h 2 0 1 4 Give your kitchen a breath of fresh air Proper ventilation can help keep your kitchen cleaner. The hood should be installed as close as possible to the cooktop. • Premier Gutter Cover System • Affordable • Proven & Attractive • Family Owned & Operated Are you ready for the heat? On the first hot summer day, the last thing you need is a broken-down air conditioner! 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The Ulrich collection of Parks photographs now includes several images taken in his hometown of Fort Scott, candid images of Malcolm X, works from his landmark “Flavio” series chronicling poverty in a Rio de Janeiro slum, and from “Harlem Gang Leader,” his first photographic essay for LIFE magazine in 1948. Born into poverty in Fort Scott in1912, Park became a seminal figure of 20th Century photography, despite a lack of formal training. From the early 1940s through his death in 2006, Parks focused on race relations, poverty, civil rights and urban life. As LIFE’s first African-American staff photographer, Parks documented Muhammad Ali’s career and the civil rights march on Washington, D.C., in 1963. The most recent acquisition of photographs was made possible by a donation from the Gordon Parks Foundation, a $150,000 challenge grand from Paula and Barry Downing, $80,000 in private donations and a $70,000 commitment by the WSU Student Government Association. “Gordon would be thrilled that such a beautiful selection of his photographs will be available to Kansans,” said Gordon Parks Foundation board member Genevieve Young, the former wife of the artist. “That the acquisition funds will support the endowment of The Gordon Parks Foundation makes this a perfect match.” Ulrich Museum director Bob Workman sees the effort to make WSU a hub for the study of Parks’ work as an opportunity to continue building the bridge between Parks’ professional life and his native roots. “Being entrusted with the responsibility of helping preserve Mr. Parks’ legacy is an honor,” Workman said. “This acquisition was a unique opportunity to marry the purchase of a significant selection of Parks’ photographs with the generosity of The Gordon Parks Foundation to quadruple the Ulrich holdings of Parks materials.” An exhibition of the entire Gordon Parks collection is planned in early 2016. Story by Jen Bookhout WestSider Scott Dawson was recently announced as the winner of the 2014 Wichita Riverfest artwork competition. Dawson has won the competition twice in the past, but has been creating submissions for 20-25 years. “I just think it’s really fun, and you know, if there’s a chance you can win and make a few dollars, then great,” Dawson said. “So it’s partially that, but it’s fun to see it all around town.” Dawson has submitted artwork 10-12 times over the years, and was excited to win the contest for a third time. Submissions must always consider the year’s Riverfest theme, and the 2014 theme is “Hoopla in Doo-Dah.” Dawson’s characters, featured in the posters and buttons, are Harley, a blue, harlequin-type figure, and his fish pal, Skip. “I don’t really think in terms of inspiration, like they ask me to come up with something, and I just sort of got this idea in my head and did it,” Dawson said. “Sometimes I’ll just sit down and sketch and something will come to me, ‘Hey, that’s kind of cool,’ and I’m not thinking that’s a good or great proper element. And then it evolves.” Dawson wanted to keep this year’s work figurative. He avoided assigning race or gender to the characters, in the hopes of being inclusive to everyone, he explained in his acceptance speech at the artwork reveal on Feb. 12. Additionally, Dawson was grateful that Wichita Festivals continues to encourage local artist participation, keeping the requirements as open as possible for aspiring artists. He was one of 30 to submit work this year, and all but one of those artists were locals. One of Dawson’s favorite aspects of creating Riverfest artwork is seeing his work around town, often years after it was produced. “One of the fun things is seeing old merchandise and things around town sometimes,” he said to the audience at the artwork reveal. “I was recently at Dillons shopping, and saw a man with the laughing swan design shirt buying milk – this was like a week ago – and that was in ’92, and I’m thinking, ‘Get some new clothes.’” The artwork reveal was the first in a line of unveilings leading up to the 2014 Riverfest. The Admiral Windwagon 41 will be announced March 12, the music lineup will be revealed on March 17 and Riverfest buttons will be available for purchase beginning May 9. Riverfest will take place May 30-June 7. For more information about this year’s artist, Scott Dawson, visit scottdawsonillustration.com. Further information regarding Riverfest 2014 is available at wichitariverfest.com. 1 9 - M a r c h 2 0 1 4 Riverfest artwork created by WestSider INSET: WestSider Scott Dawson won the Wichita Riverfest artwork competition this year for the third time. His Riverfest 2014 poster, ABOVE, features Harley, the harlequin-type character, and his fish pal, Skip. Staff photo/Jen Bookhout WestSide Story March 2014 - 20 Golf tourney to help honor flights 15 minutes from Wichita... W e s t S i d e S t o r y This model home is for sale! The second annual Kansas Honor Flight golf tournament is set for June 9 at Willowbend Golf Club. Organizers are currently signing up teams and looking for sponsors. Organizer George Grenyo said teams were turned away last year, and he expects the field to fill up early again this year. The cost before June 4 is $175 per player, or $700 per foursome. Grenyo is currently seeking sponsors for this year’s tournament, too. Sponsorship opportunities include the presenting sponsorship, the top option available, as well as other corporate sponsorships, a beverage sponsorship and hole sponsors. In addition to green fee, cart and range balls, players will receive breakfast and lunch, a goodie bag, and a chance to win raffles and door prizes. The cost of one foursome will cover the cost of sending on Kansas veteran to Washington, D.C., including airfare, lodging, meals and transportation. Kansas Honor Flight is now helping World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans make the trip to the nation’s capital. For more information contact Grenyo at 316-650-3461 or georgrenyo@gmail. com. Teens can volunteer over spring break Country lake living — only a few lots left One of the finest school districts in the area All double-sized lots SPECIAL SPRING PRICE NOW!! Contact: 316-650-0956 prettyflowersestates.com Students can make their spring break meaningful for themselves and for others by volunteering at one of 40 projects during the 21st annual United Way Youth Days of Caring, March 1721. Projects at over 27 local nonprofit organizations include helping children with crafts, demonstrating Wii games to senior citizens, sorting clothing, mending fences, yard work and more. Students can participate in volunteer projects throughout the week, from Monday through Friday. All participants will receive a free United Way Youth Days of Caring T-shirt. “Volunteering is a great way for youth to gain a sense of self-worth by helping others,” said Patrick J. Hanrahan, United Way of the Plains president. “What they learn on this day will have impact on the rest of their lives.” Projects are available for middle school and high school students (minimum age 12, depending on the project) and can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online at www.unitedwayplains.org/youthdaysofcaring. Those without computer access can call 2-1-1 (United Way’s 24-hour information line). Sign-up ends March 10. Audition for WCT’s ‘Angel Street’ Auditions for Wichita Community Theatre’s production of “Angel Street” by Patrick Hamilton will be held 2:305:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, and 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 6. The show is being directed by Dana Womack. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Bring your best British accent as this show is set in London, late 1800s. Following are the roles: Jack Manningham, age 35 to 50s; Bella Manningham, age 25 to 40s; Elizabeth, maid, age 40-60s; Nancy, maid, age 20s; Rough, police inspector, age 30-60s. The show tells the demoniac story of the Manninghams of Angel Street. Under the guise of kindliness, handsome Mr. Manningham is torturing his wife into insanity. He accuses her of petty aberrations that he has arranged himself; and since her mother died of insanity, she is more than half convinced that she, too, is going out of her mind. While her diabolical husband is out of the house, a benign police inspector visits her and ultimately proves to her that her husband is a maniacal criminal suspected of a murder committed a5 years ago in the same house, and that he is preparing to dispose of her. Then starts the game of trying to uncover the necessary evidence against Mr. Manningham. It is a thrilling and exciting melodramatic game. RSVP online at www.facebook.com/ events/250581665123383/?ref=22. Mowing clinic for youth offered A youth lawn mowing clinic will be held over spring break on Wednesday, march 19, at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center. The clinic is sponsored by the Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners. It is for all youth from fifth through ninth grade. Two sessions will be offered, 9-11:30 a.m., and 1-3:30 p.m. There is a maximum of 40 students per session. The cost is $5 if registration is competed by march 14. That late registration fee is $10. The clinic is designed to teach students about lawn grasses and their proper care, lawn mowing safety, lawn mower maintenance, and lawn mowing business basics. Youth attending will receive an information packet, business cards and a certificate of completion. For more information call 316-6600138. March 2014 Movie Review ut our Check o ing r p new S ls!!! a iv r r A Jim Erickson There’s monotony in the fact that practically every scene is an encounter between two people, no matter how many are on the screen. The subject of the encounter is invariably love or sex, which apparently are all anybody is involved or interested in. Why erectile dysfunction is thrown into the Hart and Hall story is not clear, unless it’s just an effort to be up to date. But dialogue is frequently witty and has more substance than the arbitrary plot deserves, and Joy Bryant stands out. I hope she gets better material in the futre. If “About Last Night” gives a boost to her career, we will have reason to be grateful to it. Dateline In the Home Department Candles... Photo Frames... Recipe Card Holders... In the Baby Department Nap Mats... Diaper Bags... Swaddling Blankets... • We can personalize many of our baby gifts. We are an independent, locally owned business and we appreciate your patronage. Personally Yours NewMarket Square #501 | 316.945.8593 Upcoming events in and around Wichita Cash bar available. All tickets available at www.wichitaTIX. com. Performances at 1865 Museum Blvd. Call 350-3245. March 8, 1-3 p.m. Shawl Making Class Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca. Make a shawl or finish one you started. $10 members or $20 public. The Center offers many other classes. Visit www.theindiancenter. org. Call 350-3345. March 8, 10 a.m. -12 p.m., free “shredit” event. Shred your documents for free, Cambridge Market, 21st Street North and Webb Road. Limit seven “banker boxes” per vehicle. March 17-21 CityArts Spring Break Camp Events Sign up for numerous classes such as tie dye, painting, perspective drawing, glass sculpture, improv pop art, denim art, and vinyl masks. Times and schedule at wichitaarts.com or call 350-3245. Register at www. wichitaTIX.com. Fees vary from Free to $25. Ages 6-15 for most classes. WestSide Story Empire House Live March 8, 8 p.m. Pretty Things Peepshow and Burlesque recommended for mature audiences. Advance tickets $15 or $18 at the door. March 11, 7 p.m. Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show blending rock n roll, Motown, and Tejano influences. Tickets $15 or at the door $18. March 15, 8 p.m. Say What?! Comedy Improv. A little music, a lot of audience participation and tons of laughter. $10. In the Ladies Department Jewelry...Fashion Tops... Scarves...Purses... Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am - 6 pm | Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm Indian Center Community Nights March 5, 12, 19, and 26. 6-9 p.m., 650 N. Seneca. A chance for the American Indian community and the public to take part in activities which are part of the American Indian Culture. Free and open to the public. Call 350-3340. Kansas Aviation Museum Events March 8, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Women in Aviation Day with women pilot speakers, hands-on activities for the kids, and films. Admission plus $3 lunch. March 13, 10-11 a.m. Senior Thursdays with lecture on Flight Standards. Free but admission to the museum applies following the program. March 15-21, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Spring Break week. Wing Kidz Wild Adventure Days with Kites, Glider Fest, Engineering 101, and hot air balloon designs. Free with admission or crew membership. Call 683-9242. Spring Merchandise Arriving Weekly... Visit Us Soon 2 1 - F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 4 “About Last Night” has one big problem: the story develops in ways that the general tone and the character developments don’t support. It isn’t clear why Joy Bryant is treated practically like a square when she beds down with Michael Ealy maybe three hours after she meets him, and it isn’t clear why he feels constrained by her presence in his life when she doesn’t seem to be pressuring him and there doesn’t seem to be anything he wants to do. In fact, their life together is so idyllic that the generically inevitable breakup seems arbitrary, just for the sake of plot. And the same pattern is true for the secondary couple, Kevin Hart and Regina Hall, who react with comic excessive animation no matter what their relationship is at the moment or what the incentive is, until their final scene together at last injects something new. And yet, they have a kind of breakup, too. As is commonly the case these days, “About Last Night” is consistent fun in its individual scenes, but doesn’t add up to much as a whole. It’s a fun world, but not a real one. March 2014 - 22 W e s t S i d e S t o r y Riding through the struggles Story by Jen Bookhout Fourteen-year-old WestSider Gregory Morgan sometimes has trouble focusing on his schoolwork, but the concentration-struggle falls away when he’s riding at La Mont Stables and Kennel in Derby. Gregory’s mother Trina Morgan never planned for the family to get involved with riding and showing horses. It all began a few years ago when horseback riding was suggested as a form of therapy to help Gregory manage his autism. “That’s kind of how it started out, was as therapy for him, and it definitely helped him greatly,” Trina said. “He had some motor issues and balance issues, and the therapeutic riding really resolved those.” But after two years, Gregory grew bored with just riding in the stables. Trina learned about La Mont Stables through a friend, and began taking him for lessons with trainer Erin Nicholas. “After about two lessons he was definitely hooked,” Trina said with a laugh. When Gregory first came to Nicholas, he wanted to learn to take more responsibility with the horses; he didn’t want to just ride any longer. “Their structure was that they always had walkers with him; they never turned loose of him, so he didn’t get to ride by himself,” Nicholas said of Gregory’s former assisted riding facility. “So our goal was for him to be able to ride by himself because he’s capable enough of doing that.” They began working in the pens as Gregory rode the horse, and Nicholas used a lunge line to guide the horse. Eventually, Gregory was able to ride without a lunge line, and he began learning to show horses. It took time and effort for Gregory and Nicholas to form a strong bond, but Nicholas’ patience was worth it, she said. “I just kind of took my time, so I didn’t want to force anything,” Nicholas said. “It’s kind of like, once he got to working with the horse and figured out it was OK to touch her, he was almost better with the people touching him. At Gregory Morgan prepares to show a horse at the American Royal in November 2013. Morgan has been showing horses for a year and a half; working with horses helps him manage his autism. Contributed photo first, though he didn’t even want you to touch him on the arm.” Gregory has found joy and pride in riding and showing horses. His favorite part is “the horse itself,” he said. “I’ve learned balance, I’ve learned more about the horse, and I also learned how to ride them properly,” Gregory said. In the last year and a half, Gregory has shown horses in competitions primarily around the Southeast Kansas area. His first show was in 2012 in Salina, and in 2013 he competed in five shows including the American Royal in Missouri. In the fall, Gregory competed in the United Professional Horseman’s Association Exceptional Challenge cup class at the American Royal. “The whole class is designed for kids and adults with disabilities,” Trina said. To show horses at the American Royal, Gregory has had to learn many new skills related to managing his horse well. “The style he rides is called saddle seat, and a lot of the things we work on are communicating with his horse using his hands and his legs, giving her the proper cues,” Nicholas said. “He also has to maintain the correct form for his style of riding.” Mastering proper form includes learning to give the proper signals to the horse, keeping hands, knees and heels in the correct position, and following patterns when showing the horse in the ring. Additionally, before he gets to show the horse, Gregory must help take care of the horse’s needs. He has some help from the team, but certain responsibilities belong to him. Gregory’s concentration skills have improved as a result of working with the horses, but his social circle has also grown. “With autism, you know, sometimes he struggles socially, but out at the barn, he doesn’t,” Trina said. Gregory is happy when he is riding because it’s fun, he said. He also enjoys his time with the people at the barn, particularly Nicholas. “They’re really nice,” he said. “I love how much I love it, and also how much it’s enjoyable.” Nicholas has also seen Gregory come out of his shell as he has become more at home in the stables. “He’s great. I mean, he’s more outgoing, he hangs out with the other kids,” Nicholas said. “He’s so much more comfortable now.” Gregory has taken much away from his experiences at La Mont Stables, but he has also given back. Nicholas may be teaching him the intricacies of showing horses, but he has surprised her by teaching her too. “He’s outgoing, he’s funny, he’s amazingly intelligent. When we take his horse home in the evenings during the week riding lessons, he knows so much about astronomy, so he’s teaching me astronomy and I’m teaching him how to ride,” Nicholas said with a laugh. This year, at the American Royal, Gregory’s hard work paid off. He took second place in the qualifying rounds for next year’s competition. He didn’t fare as well as he’d hoped in the 2013 competition, but he is determined to improve for next year. One of Gregory’s strongest beliefs is that anyone can do anything they put their mind to; he doesn’t let his struggle with autism hold him back. “Even the disabled can do it,” Gregory said about his experience with riding and showing horses. That is the message he hopes to spread each time he shows a horse – no disability should stop a person from doing something that brings them happiness. Go first class with S&S Limousine Service Check out our website snslimo.com or call 316-641-5670 316-667-2429 www.mounthopedental.com Three WestSide students have been named as National Merit Finalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The finalists are Molly Demel and Maureen Dowell of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School and Kendra Young of Goddard High School. An additional five Bishop Carroll seniors were named Commended and two Hispanic Scholars. Demel is the daughter or Gregory and Patricia Demel. She is active in National Honor Society, band, choir, cheer, golf and track. Her hobbies include reading and playing cards and board games, and she plans to further her studies in pre-med in college at Notre Dame. Dowell is the daughter of Donald and Cathy Dowell. She is active in National Honor Society, Scholars’ Bowl, God Squad, and has been an altar server for eight years in her parish. Her hobbies include reading and listening to Asian music, and she plans to further her studies at a Kansas college. Young is the daughter of Darren and Pamela Young. She is a Governor’s Scholar, has been chosen by her art teachers as the 2014 Youth Art Month student of the year, received first-place ribbons in ceramics and painting, and was the Goddard High 2014 winter homecoming queen. She plans to attend the University of Oklahoma’s Honor College. The Commended Scholars are Spencer Kaba, David Martin, Gus Morgan, Kyle Morley and Richard Rogers. Kaba is the son of Tim and Mary Kaba. Martin is the son of Mike and Lisa Martin. Morgan is the son of Mitch and Jennifer Morgan. Morley is the son of Richard and Valerie Morley. Rogers is the son of Michael and Therese Rogers. The Hispanic Scholars are Kaba and Gabriella Martinez. Martinez is the daughter of Fernando and Emma Martinez. In addition, the National Achievement Scholarship Program announced Jamel Gunther as an Outstanding Participant. He is the son of Greg and Sue Gunther and is among the top 3 percent of more than 160,000 Black Americans who requested consideration when they took the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. More than 1.5 million juniors in over 22,000 high schools entered the 2013 Merit Program by taking the PSAT/NMSQT in October 2012. The semifinalists are among the approximate 16,000 students who continue in the competition for some 8,000 Merit Scholarship awards worth $35 million that will be offered this spring. Finalists have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, are recommended by their principal, have earned SAT scores that confirm their performance, participated in school and community activities, and submitted a personal essay. The commended students are among the top five percent of those who took the SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and represent some of the most academically talented students in our country. $56. 00 Hair Solutions722-3633 @ Rolling Hills llc Open Monday-Saturday 244 S. Maize Road, Wichita • www.hairsol.com LEFT: Kendra Young of Goddard High School was named as a National Merit Finalist. Contributed photos Spring Bird Fair! Parrot Education & Entertainment People Cages, supplies & toys for sale • Tips on training & care • Raffle Sunday, March 16 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • Free Admission Sedgwick County 4-H Building• 21st & Ridge Rd., Wichita For information or vendor registration call 316-807-7557. WestSide Story23 Spring into a new hair color & cut! ABOVE: Bishop Carroll students honored include Richard Rogers, Kyle Morley, Spencer Kaba, Molly Demel, Maureen Dowell, Gabriella Martinez, David Martin, Gus Morgan. 2 3 - M a r c h 2 0 1 4 WestSiders named as National Merit Finalists Damien Hiser signed a letter of intent on Feb. 18 to run cross country and track at Friends University. He is the son of Eric and Patty Hiser. He plans to major in physical therapy, and his head coach at FU will be Damian Smithheisler. Hiser is pictured with his parents (seated), and BC head coach Cory Swords, left, Ryan Biedron, Damian Smithheisler and Gary Curmode. Three Bishop Carroll Catholic High School football players signed Feb. 6 to continue their football careers. Defensive end Patrick Dugan, left, signed a letter of intent to play football at Butler County Community College. He is the son of Chris Dugan and Becky Dugan. Patrick plans to major in fire science, and his head coach at Butler will be Troy Morrell. Running back Tory Smith, center, signed to play football at Hutchinson Community College. He is the son of Larry and Kelly Smith. Tory plans to major in journalism; his head coach at Hutch will be Rion Rhoades. Quarterback Tyler Skilling signed to play football at Bethany College. He is the son of Rich and Susan Crum of St. Peter Parish. Tyler plans to major in sports broadcasting, and his head coach at Bethany will be Manny Matsakis. The boysâ€™ BC football coaches included Alan Schuckman, Dusty Trail and Jim Nance. The three boys are seated in front of their parents. SPRING BREAK BOARDING March 2014 - 24 W e s t S i d e S t o r y BC players make college plans West Wichita Pet Clinic CALL FOR YOUR GROOMING APPT. TODAY! 722-0100 M - F 7:30 am - 6 pm 8615 West 21st St. Sat. 8 am - 12 pm 1 block east of Tyler Rd. $7 DOGGY DAY CAMP Mâ€“F NOW BOOKING FOR SPRING BREAK BOARDING! Inside Large A/C Dog Runs Outside Grass Play Yard Kitty Cabins- with a view of the hamburger joint next door! www.westwichitapetclinic.com New Online Pharmacy and Store! "Let us be your pet's bestfriend." Greg Reichenberger, DVM Koehn named to Harding University dean’s list Garrett Koehn, a Harding University sophomore from Wichita, is among more than 1,200 Harding students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2013 semester. The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, University provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must carry 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes. Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas with 6,295 students. The University also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. Hannah Wise lands nationally prestigious journalism internship Eight students from the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, including Hannah Wise, of Wichita, have been awarded competitive reporting and editing internships at prestigious national news outlets for summer 2014. Wise accepted a New York Times Editing Paid Summer 2014 Internship. She is a senior in Journalism — News and Information and a graduate of The Independent School. She is the daughter of Cynthia and David Wise. Hughes named to Bob Jones dean’s list Angelea Hughes, a junior early childhood education major from Wichita, was among approximately 1,450 Bob Jones University students who were named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.0 grade point average. The school is located in Greenville, S.C. Wertz named to OCU Honor Roll Katherine Wertz of West Wichita earned selection to the Honor Roll at Oklahoma Christian University for the 2013 fall semester. Wertz, a senior majoring in nursing at Oklahoma Christian, merited the honor by achieving a grade point average between 3.40 and 3.84 on a 4.00 scale during the fall semester. Overall, 488 students were on the Honor Roll, with 746 OC students earning a GPA of 3.40 or higher for the fall term. University of Saint Mary releases dean’s list University of Saint Mary Provost Dr. Bryan Le Beau has announced the Fall 2013 Dean’s Honor List. WestSiders Joshua Bohr and Gemma Maliszewski were among those students that ended the semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Notice of Racial Non-Discrimination Policy as to Students Top scholars at Southwestern College in Winfield and at Southwestern College Professional Studies have been announced with the release of the Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall 2013 semester. Full-time students who earned grade point averages of at least 3.70 were eligible for the honor. Logan Bevis, Jaclyn Hall, Petrina Parker, Ashley Powell and Kylie Stamper, all of Wichita, were included on the list. Michael Jarrell, of Goddard, and Daniel Van Sickle, of Maize, were also included on the list. Area residents receive degrees from Benedictine College Benedictine College announced its midterm graduates following the fall semester. Fifty-seven students completed the requirements for graduation in December 2013. Area residents include: Nicholas Farrar, of Wichita, received a bachelor of arts degree, majoring in political science. Kyle Martens, of Wichita, received a bachelor of arts degree, majoring in theology. Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. Andrews named to dean’s list Blake Andrews of Maize, a graduate of Maize High School, has been named to the dean’s list at Drury University in Springfield, Mo. Students must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher to earn a spot on the dean’s list. Aragon named to BWU Fall Dean’s List Raphael Aragon of Wichita has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester 2013 at Baldwin Wallace University, according to Stephen D. Stahl, Provost. Students who receive at least a 3.6 GPA for seven or more graded hours in a single semester are named to the dean’s list. Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, is an independent, coeducational university of 4,500 students. BW is located in Berea, Ohio, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland. Rathbun named to dean’s list Benedictine College is pleased to announce that Riley Rathbun of Wichita has demonstrated the academic excellence necessary to earn a place on the dean’s list for the Fall Semester of 2013. Any full-time student carrying a minimum of 12 hours and a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9 is named to the dean’s list. Damage from the recent storm? Ask about our full-car detail services WATCH OUT FOR DEER! WE CAN FIX HAIL DAMAGE Paintless Dent Removal Call for a quote! Body & Paint Shop (Formerly Farrell’s Body & Paint Shop) JUST CALL (316) 540-3303 (800) 774-7858 Free towing • Free pick-up and delivery if necessary WestSide Story Ascension Lutheran Pre-School and Open Arms Lutheran Child Development Center, which are operated by Ascension Lutheran Church, admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at both schools. Both schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethinic origin in administration of their educational policies, admissions, policies and other school-administered programs. Area students warn academic honors at Southwestern College 2 5 - M a r c h 2 0 1 4 College News Briefs March 2014 - 26 W e s t S i d e S t o r y Aero Club scholarship to honor former Cessna PR man The Wichita Aero Club (WAC) announced at its annual Trophy Gala in January that it is creating a scholarship for college or post graduate students in honor of former Cessna Public Relations Chief Dean Humphrey. The scholarship is the second created by the WAC and targeted at students who aspire to a career in aviation. The Aero Club’s other scholarship, named for former General Aviation Manufacturers Association President and International Civil Aviation Organization Ambassador Edward W. Stimpson, also provides financial assistance to college students who have declared a major or established a career path for a broad range of disciplines within the aerospace industry. “The Wichita Aero Club Dean Humphrey Scholarship will not only honor Dean’s memory but is designed to support students who wish to follow his example into communications, administrative or other non-technical roles in aviation-related organizations,” said Dave Franson, president of the Wichita Dean Humphrey Aero Club. “Dean was an exceptional communicator...and a valued friend and mentor to me when I worked for him at Cessna in the 1970s. “He set the standard by which communicators in our industry were measured and it’s very gratifying to be able to honor his memory in this way. Celebrate St. Pat’s in Delano The eighth annual St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Saturday, March 15, in the historical Delano district. The parade will begin at noon and run along Douglas Avenue from McLean Boulevard west to Walnut Street. There will be additional St. Patrick’s Day activities all day in Delano. Entry forms for the parade are available for download at www.historicdelano.com or filled out online. Deadline for entry is March 8. For more information call Nancy at 316-640-2453 or email parade@ historicdelano.com. The initial Dean Humphrey award will provide $2,000 to the recipient. The intent is to increase both the amount and frequency of both these scholarships as time goes on. The Wichita Trophy Gala and the annual WAC Golf Classic are held each year to grow the Club’s scholarship fund. Born in Topeka, Dean Humphrey graduated from Holton High School. His resume included serving as the vice president of public relations for Cessna Aircraft Company, and as spokesperson for King Radio before that. Earlier in his career, he earned rave reviews as a broadcaster on both radio and television for KCMO in Kansas City. Four years in the Air Force and a journalism degree from Kansas University also helped shape him. Those impressive credentials and his deep, distinctive voice aside, what made Humphrey outstanding was the way he made people comfortable around him. Whether dealing with inquisitive and even aggressive journalists, aircraft customers, elected officials, or helping to put on the Citation Special Olympics Airlift, Humphrey utilized creativity, disarming humor and attentiveness to put people at ease. He had a scholar’s grasp of the language and vocabulary, but he was a master at conveying facts in an efficient and understandable way that engendered well-deserved trust. When he retired from Cessna in 1993 he was honored with the National Business Aviation Association’s Order of the Silk Scarf, presented for significant contributions to general aviation. The Wichita Aero Club was established in 2008 to foster and promote interest in aviation, provide a forum focused on the industry’s issues and achievements and bring together those with a passion for flight in an environment that expands and enhances professional relationships and furthers cooperation and understanding. One of its primary goals is to encourage education, training and career development in aviation. Sink your teeth into Death by Chocolate The eighth annual Death by Chocolate is coming to Exploration Place on Saturday, March 8. The event will run 7-10 p.m. There will be buffets from Blue Moon Caterers and Empire Catering, open bars, a larger silent auction, coffee by Mead’s Corner Coffee House, entertainment by Trevor Stewart and the Cessna Jazz Band, an exotic chocolate tasting with the staff of Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates, a wine and chocolate pairing by Beth Tully Faces wanted. At the WestSide Story, we’re already working on feature stories for upcoming editions. If you know of someone whose face (and story) should appear on these page, please let us know! email@example.com 316-540-0500 www.facebook.com/TheWestSideStory of Cocoa Dolce and Jamie Stratton of Jacob Liquor Exchange. All of Exploration Place’s exhibits will be open, including the new traveling exhibit, MathAlive! Tickets are $80 per person, and the event is for people age 21 and older. Cocktail attire is preferred. Call for VIP tables. RSVP by calling 316-660-0620 or online at www.exploration.org/deathbychocolate.html. Exploration Place is located at 300 N. McLean. Former Wichita State baseball head coach Gene Stephenson will be a part of the 2014 College Baseball Hall of Fame induction class. Stephenson, who coached the Shockers from 1978-2013, is one of seven inductees in this year’s class. Joining Stephenson in the 2014 class are Bill Bordley, pitcher, USC; Alex Fernandez, pitcher, Miami and Miami-Dade South Community College; Mike Fiore, outfielder, Miami; Demie Mainieri, Miami-Dade North Community College; Mickey Sullivan, outfielder and coach, Baylor; and William C. Matthews, Tuskegee Institute and Harvard. Stephenson will join his brother Phil in the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Phil Stephenson was inducted in 2007. “It’s great to unite the Stephenson brothers as inductees,” said Mike Gustafson, president and CEO of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. “Once Gene went on the ballot this year, there was no doubt he’d be a part of this year’s class.” He is a three-time NCAA Coach-ofthe-Year (1982, 1989, 1993) and 11-time Missouri Valley Conference Coach-ofthe-Year (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998). Stephenson led the Shockers to the 1989 National Championship and also guided WSU to seven College World Series appearances (1982, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996) including second-place finishes in 1982, 1991 and 1993. He also led the Shockers to 28 NCAA Tournament appearances, two NCAA Super Regional appearances, 20 Missouri Valley Conference regular-season titles and 18 MVC Tournament titles. Gene Stephenson will be inducted into the 2014 College Baseball Hall of Fame. He coached with the Wichita State Shockers from 1978 to 2013. He coached 54 All-Americans and 33 players at Wichita State who played in the Major Leagues and 157 players who played professional baseball. He also coached 27 Academic All-Americans. Stephenson won his 1,800th career game on Feb. 28, 2013 and finished his career at Wichita State with 1,837 wins, which is the most all-time at a Division I school. His career record stands at 1,837-675-3 for a winning percentage of .731. He directed WSU to more wins than any NCAA Division I program in the coun- try eight years and collected 50 or more wins in 19 of his 36 seasons. He is the fifth Wichita State Shocker voted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame. He joins his brother Phil Stephenson, Joe Carter, Darren Dreifort and Don Heinkel. The 2014 class will be inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the annual Night of Champions event on June 28 in Lubbock, Texas. For more information, visit www.collegebaseballhall.org. Be a hero: Give blood to the Red Cross blood. The Red Cross has been meeting the needs of patients like Lucas since World War II and today partners with nearly 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers throughout the U.S. To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donation opportunities include: • March 3, 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., at Maize High School, 11600 W. 45th Street North, Maize. • March 4, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friends University Casado Center, 2100 University. • March 10, 2-6 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1750 N. Tyler. • March 11, 12-4 p.m., Newman University’s O’Shaugnessy Hall, 3100 McCormick. • March 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, 8101 W. Central. Donors may also give blood at the Wichita Donation Center, 7078 N. Main Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. TEXAS HOLD ’EM TOURNAMENT Saturday, March 15 Check In 6:00 p.m. Start Time 7:00 p.m. Win $1,000 Knights of Columbus #3114 Fundraiser PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #3114 CHARITIES St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church K-42 & Maize Rd., Schulte Open to anyone 21 & older 150 player maximum To guarantee a seat, register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 316-650-4664 Suggested Donation $30 Extra Chip Donation $10 (Max 2 allowed) First Prize - $1,000 Cash Prizes to 8 Final Table Players (based on a minimum crowd of 70) RAFFLE PRIZES including TV, KC Royals Tickets & Misc Items Food & Drink Served Brought to you by Big Slick Poker Productions • email@example.com Donations accepted but no donation or purchase necessary. Winner is subject to all applicable local, state and federal taxes. WestSide Story Blood donors are everyday heroes who help save lives. During March, Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross recognizes these lifesavers, thanks them for their generosity and encourages others to join their ranks. Courtney Krisher will be forever grateful for the donors who helped save her brother, Lucas. The siblings, who are both members of the U.S. military, had given blood together just a few months before Lucas was in a motorcycle accident. He was rushed to the hospital with extensive internal bleeding and received four pints of 2 7 - M a r c h 2 0 1 4 Stephenson to be inducted into Hall of Fame March 2014 - 28 Eagles sign letters of intent W e s t S i d e S t o r y Bishop Carroll Catholic High School students (TOP LEFT, seated left to right in front of their parents, Mack Gowing, Bryce Fischer and Jordan Miller) signed letters of intent on January 15 to play baseball next year at area community colleges. Gowing, left, is the son of Greg and Debra Gowing. He plans to major in health care at Hutchinson Community College. His HCC coach will be Ryan Schmidt. Fischer, center, is the son of Steve and Kayla Fischer. He plans to major in business at Cowley College. Miller, right, is the son of Rob and Susan Miller. He plans to major in accounting at Cowley College. The Cowley coaches will be Brock Buckingham and Dave and Darren Burroughs. Their BCCHS coaches are Charlie Ebright, Paul Sanagorski and Brent Holman. ABOVE RIGHT: Morgan Balderas signed a letter of intent to play softball at Highland Community College. Her BC coaches are Angie DalPazzo, Ashley Pence and Steve Harshberger and her HCC coaches will be Scott and Heidi Jordan. She is pictured with her parents. Contributed photos The WestSide Church Directory Worship at the Church of Your Choice Aldersgate United Methodist Church - 7901 W. 21st St. N. (west of Ridge Rd.), (316) 722-8504, www.aldersgatechurch.org. Sunday morning services at 8:15 a.m. (traditional), 9:30 a.m. (blended), and 11 a.m. (traditional). Wednesday night activities. Nursery available for all services. Sunday school each week at 8:15 a.m. for adults and at 9:30 a.m. for all age groups. Youth group and youth worship on Sunday evenings. Bible studies, children’s activities, and different fellowship events available throughout the year. Asbury Church - 2801 W. 15th St., Wichita (one block north of 13th on St. Paul); (316) 942-1491. Four locations across the Wichita Metro Area. Sunday Services: Central Campus - 15th & St. Paul at 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. West Campus 167th & Maple (Goddard’s Explorer Elementary School) at 10:45 a.m. Linwood Campus - near Lincoln & Lulu at 10:45 a.m. Breakthru Campus - 15th & St. Paul (gymnasium) at 10:45 a.m. Visit www.asburychurch.org. Beacon Community Church - 810 N. Casado, Goddard; 794-2424; 10:45 a.m. Sunday Service; Sunday School at 9:25 a.m. For HIS Glory Church – 2901 W. Taft St., Wichita • (316) 794-1170 • Worship Sunday 11:00 a.m. • ChurchForHISGlory@gmail.com • Family integrated full Gospel church where all ages worship and study God’s word. This empty seat… …is for you and your family Goddard United Methodist Church – 300 N. Dedar, Goddard; (316) 794-2207 • 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Worship • Children’s church during both services • Nursery Available • 10 a.m. Sunday School • Steve Morgan, Pastor • Eric Wilson, Youth Pastor • Children’s Pastor, Kassie Taylor Good Shepherd Episcopal Church – 8021 W. 21st St. N., Wichita; (316) 7218096; Saturday 5:30 p.m. Spoken Worship; Sunday 8:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m. Traditional Choral Worship; Church School - Children 9:50 a.m., Adults 10 a.m.; Children’s Chapel 8:45 & 11 a.m. Harvest Community Church – Worship at 8340 W. 21st in Wichita Sunday at 10:30 a.m.; Senior pastor Rev. Dr. Dave Henion; www.wichitaharvest.com. Heritage Baptist Church – Corner of 135th St. & 13th St. N., Wichita; (316) 7292700; Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Adult Bible Study/Prayer Time 7 p.m.; Wiseguys 3 yrs.–6th grade 7 p.m.; Nursery provided at all services. “Your neighborhood church just around the corner.” Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: heritage4u.net. Hope Christian Church – Meeting 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, NEW LOCATION - 1330 E. Douglas. Worship is casual and encouraging. Online at www.hope4wichita.org. and on Facebook. Pastor Mark McMahon. markm@ hope4wichita.org. 316-648-0495. West Heights UMC – 745 N. Westlink Ave. (Just north of Central on Westlink); (316) 722-3805, Email: email@example.com. Sunday services 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. (Traditional/Blended); Sunday school 9:15 a.m.; Wednesday meal (during school year) 5:30 p.m. fun classes and study for all ages; nondenominational preschool, host to the Shepherd’s Center of West Wichita providing dynamic activity for the Classic Generation, full children’s programming, and an active youth program challenging today’s generation, website: www.westheightsumc.org. Pathway Church – Following Jesus/In Community/For Others – 316-722-8020; www.pathwaychurchonline.com; Westlink Campus, Saturdays at 5 p.m., Sundays at 9:10 and 10:45 a.m.; Cafe Campus, Sundays at 10:45 a.m., 2001 N. Maize Rd. (21st and Maize), Wichita; Goddard Campus, Sundays at 10:30 a.m., Goddard High School (2500 S. 199th St. W.). Trininty Reformed Church (RPCNA) – Come glorify and enjoy God with us. 3340 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67203 • Sunday worship 9:30 a.m. • Sunday School 11 a.m. • Evening services 5 p.m. • Pastor Adam King • www.trinityrpcna.org • 316-721-2722 Westlink Church of Christ – 10025 W. Central, Wichita; (316) 722-1111; Sunday 9:30 a.m. Bible Classes, 10:30 a.m. Worship, 6 p.m. Devotional; Wednesday 6 p.m. Meal (during school year), 7 p.m. Bible Classes; Gary Richardson, Minister; Nick Miller, Youth Minister; Website: www.westlinkchurch.org. Westwood Presbyterian Church – 8007 W. Maple, Wichita; (316) 722-3753; “Simply making disciples who walk with Jesus, grow to become like Jesus, and live for Jesus by loving others.” Worship Sunday 9 a.m. with Praise Team, 10:30 a.m. with Choir; Fellowship and coffee between worship services; Sunday school for all ages 9 a.m. Nursey open 8:45-11:45 a.m.; www.westwoodpc.org. March 2014 - 29 Mohr graduates from basic training Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Rachel M. Mohr graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, Gina Wiechman’s fifth grade students at Pray Woodman Elementary School helped raise money for a variety of outreach programs at the northwest branch of the YMCA. Contributed photo W e s t S i d e S t o r y Students raise funds for YMCA programs Gina Wiechman’s fifth grade class and Pray Woodman Elementary school students are involved in supporting the Northwest YMCA annual community impact campaign. The fifth grade students spearheaded the school-wide snack sale as their community service project. This weeklong project allowed students to be active participants in helping others and making a difference for less fortunate in the northwest part of Wichita. The students put to work their Maize Way character traits by modeling respect, compassion, responsibility, generosity, and cooperation throughout the project in real-world situations. The students organized the sale, advertised, made schedules, learned profit, taxes and applied their money skills of decimals and estimation. The students at Pray Woodman purchased the healthy snack choices from the snack cart for $1. Wiechman’s fifth graders learned what making a community impact means to people of all ages. The Northwest YMCA director, Barry Davis came and explained to the students the money raised will help the YMCA fund outreach programs such as free teen job training programs, middle school after-school programs, free swim lessons for second grade students of low income families, coat drives, Thanksgiving meals, and opportunities for after-school recreation. These were just a few of the programs that Davis explained how the snack sale money will help local Northwest families. The students set a goal to raise $580 and passed their goal raising nearly $750 to donate for outreach programs. and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Mohr is the daughter of Gloria and Steve Mohr of Maize. She is a 2013 graduate of Maize High School. March 2014 - 30 Featured this month Jager’s Playhouse........................... Page 30 Wichita Grand Opera..................... Page 31 W e s t S i d e S t o r y Focus On Business is a monthly feature offered to area advertisers. If you would like your business featured here, please contact us at (316) 540-0500. Jager’s Playhouse offers daycare (and more) for pets B y T r av i s M o u n t s Dog owners love their dogs, but for most of us it is not realistic to be home with them 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We have jobs and family commitments to go to, and it’s just not possible to bring our furry friends with us everywhere. So what do you do when you’re gone? Jager’s Playhouse would like to be the answer to that question. Located at 21st Street and Ridge Road behind Quik Trip, the new WestSide doggie daycare facility now offers a safe, cage-free place for your beloved pet to have fun and be stimulated while you’re working or tied up with other commitments. And let’s face it, not every dog can be trusted to be loose in the house alone. You can only leave a dog in its kennel for so long. And even if putting your dog in the backyard is an option, the weather extremes in Kansas often take away that option. That’s where Jager’s Playhouse comes in. Tabitha Smith opened the business on Dec. 9. The genesis of the business started due to necessity. “My mom’s dog was home 24-7 by himself,” she said. She realized that other people with pets were in the same predicament as her mother, and that there was a need in Wichita that wasn’t being fulfilled. After seven years working in the medical profession, Smith decided it was time to open her own business. Interaction with the dogs is at the heart of what Smith does at Jager’s Playhouse. “We’re constantly playing,” she said. Games include “Come and go,” which is similar to the “red light-green light” that many of us played as children. Most dogs love chasing bubbles, so there is bubble time. And when the weather is nice, there will be walks at Sedgwick County Park, which is just across the street. That will help provide exercise, stimulation and social interaction for the dogs. In the background, Smith has dog movies on the TV or classical music for dogs playing. Everything about Jager’s Playhouse is focused on interaction with the animals. Smith has completed pet first aid and pet CPR courses as well. She grew up with pets and loves animals. “We always had dogs and cats and hamsters – all kinds of animals,” she said. LEFT: Tabitha Smith plays with Carson at Jager’s Playhouse, a new doggie daycare facility in West Wichita. BELOW: Kobe, one of the dogs staying at Jager’s Playhouse, runs through a tunnel during playtime. Staff photos/Travis Mounts While the primary target of her business is working people who need daycare for their pets, Jager’s Playhouse offers other services. Smith has a mobile groomer available so that dogs can go home with clean coats and trimmed toenails. Overnight boarding is available, too, in case you need to be out of town. The cost of a full day of daycare is normally $16, but for a limited time Smith is offering a special of $10 for a full day or $5 for a half day. When you buy nine days, the 10th is free. Overnight stays are $16. For more information, call Jager’s Playhouse at 316-618-3374 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ jagers.playhouse. Review by Dr. Randolph Lacy The Wichita Grand Opera offered us a rare and invaluable treat with its production of Rossini’s “William Tell” on Saturday, February 22; and as usual, it is a shame there was only one performance. While Rossini is now remembered primarily as a composer of comedies (i.e. “The Barber of Seville and Cinderella”), his last – and some say greatest – operatic masterpiece was a drama derived from Friedrich Schiller’s play “William Tell.” There were numerous aspects of tonight’s performance in which the WGO may justifiably take pride. Not the least of these was the generally high level of playing by the WGO orchestra. The most famous part of this opera is its overture (think of “The Lone Ranger”), and over all, this orchestra’s rendering of it was quite satisfying, with particularly noteworthy solo work done by the flute and English horn, and crisp, exciting playing done by the string and brass sections. The cast of principal characters was largely a very impressive collection of singers, with especially fine work coming from the three major characters. In the title role, baritone Lucas Meachem looked and sounded like the commanding character William Tell should be, but also sang with great tenderness towards his son in the famous arrow-through-the-apple scene. As Mathilde, soprano Zvetelina Vassileva’s voice was radiant, flexible, and captivating; and tenor Michael Spyre’s work as Arnold was impressive. As Tell’s wife, Hedwige, Susanne Hendrix’s warm and substantial mezzo-soprano voice filled the hall. Nicholas Masters’ clear and resonant singing as Walter Furst was a nice complement to that of Meachem. Special kudos should be offered to the two WGO Young Artists included in the list of principals: Alyssa Toepfer, as Tell’s son, Jemmy, and Chris Trapani, as Ruodi, the fisherman, both did commendable work. The chorus plays a major role in this opera, and their work was mostly very successful; although it would have been nice if their numbers (around forty) had included around thirty more singers. Contributed photo Dr. Randolph Lacy, independent correspondent and reviewer for the Wichita Eagle, is an Assistant Professor, Voice at Wichita State University. Previously he was the director of the Opera program at California State University in Fresno, and a Lecturer at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, where he taught Vocal Pedagogy, Song History & Literature, Singing Diction, and private voice. For more information, contact Dr. Lacy at http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=fa_vocal&p=/Lacy/. WestSide Story The cast of “William Tell” performs at Century II on Saturday, Feb. 22. Wichita Grand Opera’s performance of the show was the only one in the United States this year. Rachel Chinn’s choreography got especially creative when the Austrian soldiers forced the Swiss girls to dance with them against their will. One regrettable weakness of the show was the generally poor French diction coming from almost everyone except Meachem and Spyres. The Wichita Grand Opera deserves hearty congratulations for their successful production of this rarely produced gem that most of us may never have the chance to see again. 3 1 - M a r c h 2 0 1 4 Review of the Wichita Grand Opera’s production of Rossini’s ‘William Tell’ PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR GRAND OPENING Saturday, March 8 • 11 am - 4 pm GET MORE LAUGH LINES With age comes a beauty born from a lifetime of laughter, love and experience. At Dove Estates Senior Living Community, we believe that retirement living should encourage the fun, friendship and laughter you deserve, while providing the help you need to thrive. 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