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Contents

Spring

on the cover

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Allyson Fiander, pastry chef and co-owner of Daddy Cakes {Photography by Jason Dailey}

56 The 1962 firefighter integration 50 Topeka’s secret spicy sauces 40 The romance of Juliet balconies

Features 30 Sweet Daddy Cakes

A new bake shop puts fun, style and guilt-free eating (if you wish) into desserts

58 Integration, all personnel respond …

For Topeka firefighters, the 1962 integration between black and white units came unexpectedly. The struggle was not so much as to break the color barriers but to understand how to respond

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In Every Issue

01 From the Editor 80 events calendar

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topeka businesses

Home LIfe

living well

For the Family

8 Air Kelly

36 Living in the Sky

64 Trail Fitness

74 Maestros with Strings Attached

Part metalsmith, part pilot, a local businessman creates and markets an innovative aircraft—PPCruisers

A downtown penthouse offers its resident couple fabulous views, spacious living and a little bit of Elvis lore

Good health can be a journey, and for ultrarunners such as Dave Wakefield the only question is: How far?

A traditional springtime hobby becomes ‘ballet in the sky’ for area kite enthusiasts

12 Mountain of a Fair

An annual art fair on the Washburn campus draws national talent and highlights local artists

40 Juliet Balconies

Shakespeare meets architecture in an often-overlooked but delightful feature of many Topeka homes

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18 After the Bench

local flavor

Retired from her role as the state’s top judge, Kay McFarland returns to a private life and a lifelong love of animals

22 The Family that Stays Together … Jeeps Together?

For one family, an interest in restoring an old military jeep has grown into a venerated vacation tradition

26 Honestly Abe

50 Tower’s Top Chef Farfalle carbonara and grandma’s Kansas comfort foods share equal billing in Scott Siebert’s new kitchen

52 The House Hot

It’s there for the asking—a special spicy salsa that Topeka restaurants keep at the back of the kitchen for the most discerning, or daredevil, of diners. Thomas Fox Averill compiles this guide to the city’s best house hots

Topekan Dale Jirik channels Abraham Lincoln for schoolchildren, history buffs and the chance to wear that swanky stovepipe hat

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66 Triggering Better Health

76 Bang-Up Bingo

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78 Topeka’s Growing World of Soccer

It’s always good advice to watch what you eat, but with individual trigger foods that piece of wisdom plays an even more important role grow

68 The Seasons of Bronze A Topeka garden draws on whimsical bronze statues at all seasons of the year, whether they are hidden among lush, green leaves or illuminated and shining against a fierce, barren ground

70 Snyder Prairie

A rare tract of restored and virgin prairie land provides Topekans the sights, sounds and wonders of authentic Kansas landscape

The troll is hidden in the bag, the lucky green shirt is worn and bathroom breaks are put on hold—it’s game time for the serious bingo set

Over the past decades, soccer has gone from being the up-and-coming game to one of the ‘regular’ sports with a wide range of leagues and styles of play depending on a child’s age or interest. Here is our guide to children’s soccer in Topeka

Topeka Magazine Spring 2009  

Topeka Magazine Spring 2009