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Volume 34 • Issue 10 October 2017
ON THE COVER 100 percent effort | 20
Collegiate tennis coach Dave Hawley has led 50 State championship teams.
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Southeast High School Marchning Band plans Hawaii trip | 6
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Features People & Places................................. 5 Focus On Business...................23-28 Dateline..............................................29
Fall Car Care Guide | 10
Performing Arts Calendar............30 From the Publisher’s Files............33
Best Quest: East Wichita family visit every park in the city | 12
East Wichita News Editorial
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Making myself at home in enemy territory Last month, I took some time off to go visit my brother, Justin, who lives in the San Francisco Bay area. This trip came just after the heat wave over Northern California broke. They saw highs well over 100 degrees for several days. Big deal, you might think, but most homes around the Bay Area have no air conditioning. It’s generally not needed when temperatures rarely hit 70. There are fewer bugs and less wind, and so even when it gets a bit stuffy in the afternoon, cool breezes make the evenings quite comfortable. I’ve been out there enough that I don’t make many tourist stops. Instead, I like to live like a local and really get to know the area. That’s my goal on any trip, actually. We spent a day up in Napa Valley. I’d never done a wine trip like that, and a little day drinking with no responsibilities after having worked for about three weeks without a day off – well, it was what the doctor ordered. Even that far away, we made interesting connections. We attended an Oakland A’s baseball game. As a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs football team, I know well that the A’s home also is the home for hated Raiders football team. The atmosphere seemed a lot friendlier with 15,00 fans in green and yellow than it would with 60,000 black-and-silver clad maniacs. A couple innings in, we realized a gentleman in front of us was wearing a powder blue Kansas City Royals T-shirt (the Royals were playing in Minnesota, which allowed me to cheer for the A’s and against the Astros). It turns out, the foursome in front of us all hailed from the KC area – Overland Park, to be specific. They live
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within a couple miles of my Olathebased family. We talked Kansas City and Wichita and barbecue, and quickly agreed that the best West Coast barbecue still pales in comparison to the worst “Q” available in KC. Sitting in Phoenix awaiting the last leg of my flight home, I was surrounded by people heading back to Wichita. With that many Midwesterners in one spot, I was, of course, pulled into friendly conversations. Those of us from the heart of American don’t do well sitting in large groups without somehow interacting. One lady was a Russell native, heading to Wichita to visit grandchildren. Another was returning home after a California visit. All of us had West Coast connections, too, so there was plenty to talk about. And at one of our winery stops, we met a California native who visited Wichita once just because he’d never been. He and a buddy drove non-stop from the West Coast to Kansas. They spent all of one afternoon in the city, and then caught a plane home. I’m not sure how much you can learn about any place in just four hours, but Wichita left an impression on him that he raved about years later.
Selections named for Stubbornly Independent competition
The 15th annual Tallgrass International Film Festival has the four films that will compete this year in Tallgrass’s flagship Stubbornly Independent competition. The four finalists include: Leena Pendharkar’s “20 Weeks,” Chris Hansen’s “Blur Circle,” Jameson Brooks’s “Bomb City,” and Dustin Cook’s “I Hate the Man in My Basement.” Chosen from 98 eligible films, Tallgrass programmers spent more than 500 hours viewing and curating this year’s Stubbornly Independent program. “This year’s selections feature stories and characters that are both timely and easily relatable, while delivering a unique and bold take, leading to films that feel anything but familiar,” said Tallgrass Film Festival’s programing director Nick Pope. “Ultimately these are films about redemption and self-discovery in a world that can be messy and unpredictable, but also rewarding and surprising. We’re honored to be showcasing these stories to Wichita audiences.” This year marks the sixth year of the SI competition, where eligible films must be domestic narrative feature films made for $500,000 or less without traditional, theatrical, domestic distribution at the time of the festival
An image from the film “20 Weeks,” The film is part of the Tallgrass Film Festival, to be held in Wichita this month, and is competing in the “Stubbornly Independent” category.
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screening. Finalists will be juried by a panel of industry professionals including Rebecca Celli (Cargo Films), Nancy Gerstman (Zeitgeist Films) and Jeffrey Winter (Film Collaborative). The Stubbornly Independent competition winner will be announced with the Tallgrass Film Festival’s lineup and will be featured as the Stubbornly Independent Gala Spotlight selection. The winner will also receive the Jake Euker Stubbornly Independent Award and a $5,000 cash prize. The three runners-up will be included as official selections in the festival and will be eligible for the Audience Award for Narrative Feature and a $2,500 cash prize. The Jake Euker Stubbornly Independent Award is named for a man who was just that. While a true film aficionado, beyond that, Jake was most likely Wichita’s most knowledgeable film buff. He was also a friend and longtime supporter of the Festival, serving as everything from programmer to host to trivia master to the creator of Tallgrass’ motto. The Stubbornly Independent award is given in his honor to an independent film or filmmaker who takes risks and isn’t afraid to tell important stories, and does all of this within the ultra-low budget of $500,000 or less. Stubbornly Independent since 2003, the 15th annual Tallgrass Film Festival takes place October 18-22, 2017 in Wichita, Kansas. About the films... “20 Weeks” Director: Leena Pendharkar. Country: USA. Running time: 89 minutes. “20 Weeks” is a romantic drama about love, science and how prenatal and genetic testing impacts everyday people.
Against the backdrop of modern-day Los Angeles, the story follows Maya and Ronan’s journey – interweaving their past and present – after learning that their baby has a serious health issue at their 20-week scan. Inspired, in part, by writer/director Leena’s Pendharkar’s real life experiences with her second daughter, the film seeks to explore an intimate issue that isn’t often talked about. “Blur Circle” Director: Chris Hansen. Country: USA, Running time: 92 minutes. Jill Temple is a single mother still grieving the loss of her young son after he disappeared two years ago. Unable to face the possibility that she has lost him forever, she pursues every lead and meets Burton Rose, a man with a mysterious past. The details of that past – and how Burton has responded to it – force Jill to look at her life in a completely new way. “Bomb City” Director, Jameson Brooks. Country: USA. Running time: 95 minutes. Based on the true story of Brian Deneke. Bomb City is a crime-drama about the cultural aversion of teenage punks in a conservative Texas town. Their ongoing battle with a rival, more-affluent group of jocks, leads to a controversial hate crime that questions the morality of American justice. “I Hate the Man in My Basement” Director, Dustin Cook. Country: USA. Running time: 103 minutes. Lonely and isolated, Claude is still grieving the murder of his wife. When he’s reluctantly coerced by his obnoxious co-worker to join him for some salsa lessons, Claude develops an unexpected crush on his instructor Kyra. Unfortunately, he’s not sure how to move forward with this budding romance since he still has this... situation...in the basement to deal with.
“I Hate the Man in My Basement” is one of the films competing in the Strictly Independent catebory at the Tallgrass Film Festival, taking place this month in Wichita.
Citizens Bank of Kansas has announced that Shawn Riley has joined the bank as branch president and commercial lender. Riley offices at CBK’s West Wichita branch at 8718 W. 13th. Riley comes to Citizens Bank of Kansas with over 20 years of financial experience, most recently with Bankers’ Bank of Kansas. Riley is a Wichita native, graduating from Wichita Heights High School in 1993 and from Wichita State University in 1999 with a bachelor’s of science in Economics. Riley also has a master’s of business administration degree from Baker University. Riley has actively participated in community efforts, including serving on the USD 259 Business Finance Advisory Committee, the East Wichita Business Association, and the City of Derby Planning Commission, among others. He and his wife Joley (who is also a banker in Wichita) have three children ages 13, 6, and 4 months. Grant Schoonover of Andover was awarded Gold Stars by The Citadel for earning a grade point ratio of 3.7 or higher during the 2017 spring semester. Students that achieve Gold Star recognition are also placed on The Citadel’s dean’s list.
Citizens Bank of Kansas has announced that Shawn Riley has joined the bank as branch president and commercial lender. Riley offices at CBK’s West Wichita branch at 8718 W. 13th. Riley comes to Citizens Bank of Kansas with over 20 years of financial experience, most recently with Bankers’ Bank of Kansas. Riley is a Wichita native, graduating from Wichita State University in 1999 with a bachelor’s of science in Economics. Riley also has a master’s of business administration from Baker University. Highly respected sports journalist Paul Suellentrop is joining Wichita State as a senior communicator to provide comprehensive coverage of the Shockers’ first season competing in the American Athletic Conference and beyond. Suellentrop’s stories, podcasts and videos on WSU sports will be posted primarily on GoShockers.com and will also be made available to news media outlets and through social media. Riverside Health Foundation recently donated $350,000 in support of graduate medical education at Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita – bringing its total contribution to Via Christi programs to nearly $9 million over the past 15 years. Riverside Health Foundation’s board of directors directed that the funds be used to support the osteopathic track of the dually accredited Family Medicine Residency Program at Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita and the third- and fourthyear osteopathic student clinical training program. Riverside Health Foundation board member Ron Stephen presented the check to Mike Mullins, chief executive officer of Via Christi Health and Kansas Ministry Market Leader for Ascension, and Monica Coen, Via Christi’s chief philanthropy officer.
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The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced the winners of the 2017 NAB Marconi Radio Awards Thursday night in Austin, Texas, and Entercom Wichita’s KNSS duo Steve McIntosh and Ted Woodward came up big winners as Medium Market Personality of the Year. The Marconi Awards recognize radio’s outstanding personalities and stations. Marconi finalists were selected by a task force of broadcasters, and the winners were voted on by the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Selection Academy. The votes were tabulated by an independent firm. The “Steve and Ted Morning Show” is Wichita’s longest-running morning radio show. McIntosh and Woodward have co-hosted mornings on KNSS No.1 Talk Radio for 20 years and they will celebrated their 5,000th show on Sept. 27. “Steve and Ted Morning Show” airs weekdays 6-9 a.m. on KNSS
98.7 FM and 1330 AM. The award-winning show is produced daily by Jad Chambers.
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Southeast marching band plans Hawaii trip
The Wichita Southeast High School Golden Buffalo Marching Band plays a halftime show at Carpenter Stadium. The band is raising money and getting ready to play in the Pearl Harbour Memorial Day Parade, held in December in Honolulu. Contributed photo
Story by Sam Jack
Wichita Southeast High School’s Golden Buffalo Marching Band will represent the state of Kansas in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Day Parade, Dec. 7 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The band was selected for the honor in October 2016, and marching band director Kristal Cutler immediately started the process of getting approval for the ambitious trip. “We presented it to our principal, and she approved of going further and taking it to the school board. Once they approved as well, we let the
students know: ‘This is for real. It’s happening,’” Cutler said. The SEHS contingent will include around 100 people, and the cost is about $2,000 per person, for a total bill of $200,000. Consequently, band students, parents and boosters have been fundraising like mad. “We’ve sold chocolate bars. We’ve had a car wash where we pre-sold the tickets, so we made over $3,000 washing cars in one day. We had a car show in June, and we’re getting ready to have another car show with
Margarita’s restaurant Oct. 21,” Cutler said. “And we’re getting ready to do a walk-a-thon so that students can ask people to pledge for every mile they walk. They’ll see if they can literally walk their way to Honolulu.” Along with fundraising, the student musicians are putting a lot of time into honing their repertoire and marching skills. The public will get several chances to see the Golden Buffaloes march before they board planes for Hawaii.
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Members of the Wichita Southeast High School Golden Buffalo Marching Band practice inside the gymnasium at Southeast High. www.eastwichitanews.com
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On Oct. 7, the band will march in the Friends University homecoming parade. On Oct. 14, it will march in the Rose Hill Days parade. And at the end of the month, the Buffs’ field marching show will be part of the Arkalalah Fall Festival in Arkansas City. “We’re super-excited about (playing) all that music,” Cutler said. “We’re going to be playing, learning and doing. Our last parade warm-up before we go to Oahu is going to be the Celebration of Freedom Parade in El Dorado on Nov. 4. We leave for Hawaii on Dec. 4.” The band will get home late Dec. 8 or early Dec. 9, which means they will have to pack a lot of performing and sightseeing into a short time. The current version of the itinerary includes a stop at Waikiki Beach, a tour of a traditional
Polynesian village, and, of course, a visit to and performance at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. For their march through downtown Honolulu, the Golden Buffaloes will perform Henry Fillmore’s “Military Escort.” “We felt that it was an incredible march – one that Sousa wished he’d written,” Cutler said. “The fact that it is a military escort march made it perfect for the job at hand. We’re there to salute those veterans that lived and died that day, and their families, and Hawaii.” The marching band’s field show, performed at halftime of home games during the football season, is called “Ad Astra,” and features selections from Stravinsky’s “The Firebird.” Those who would like to support the SEHS Golden Buffalo Marching Band may mail a check to Southeast, 2641 S. 127th St. E., Wichita, KS 67210, or call the school’s bookkeeper, JoAnn Williams, at 316-973-2714, to make a creditor debit-card donation over the phone.
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TOP: Southeast High band members have held fundraisers, including this car wash, to help pay for their trip to Hawaii. ABOVE: The Golden Buffaloes Marching Band will play in several local parades before heading to Honolulu. Contributed photos
Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the January 1989 edition of our sister newspaper, the WestSide Story. Story by Susan-Hund-Milne
Sources for this article: The Chisholm Trail by Don Worcester; Hunting and Trading on the Great Plains by James R. Mead; Wichita Local History Series: Jesse Chisholm and a Description of the Chisholm Trail compiled by City Historian Willian Ellington, Jr.
Christian Science Services - Second Church of Christ, Scientist - 4501 E. Douglas, (316) 684-3121, christian-
sciencewichita.com. Sunday service, including a Bible based sermon, prayer and singing: 10:30 am; Sunday School, helping children and teens apply Bible lessons to their lives and our world: 10:30 am; Wednesday testimony meeting, with Bible readings and a time for sharing how the teachings of Christ Jesus are practical today: 6:30 pm; Child care available for all services. You are also welcome to call or visit the spiritual resource center we maintain for the public for individual Bible study, prayer and inspiration at the Christian Science Reading Room, 702 W. Douglas, (316) 262-7864, Mon.-Sat., 11-5:30.
College Hill UMC - 2930 E. 1st St. N. Wichita, KS 67214; (316) 683-4643; 9:00 a.m. Traditional Service in the sanctuary, includes Chancel Choir and monthly communion; 10:15 a.m. Contemporary Service with monthly communion; First Sunday of each month our children attend this service with their family; 11:20 a.m. short service in the Ward Chapel, weekly communion and small group service; Nursery is available during all three services; Sunday School classes for all ages from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., this includes adults, youth and children; for more information visit www.collegehillumc.org. East Heights United Methodist Church - 4407 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67218;
(316) 682-6518; www.ehumc.org; Rev. Craig Hauschild, Senior Pastor; We are called to love God and our neighbor, trusting that Jesus Christ will use our efforts to transform the world. Three styles of Sunday worship: Chapel 8:45 a.m., Spirit Alive 9:45 a.m., Sanctuary 11 a.m.; Facebook: East Heights UMC; Twitter: @EastHeightsUMC.
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Wichita - 7202 E. 21st Street N, Wichita, KS
67206; (316) 684-3481; www.firstuu.net; Rev. David Carter; Service Times: 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, 11:00 a.m. Children’s Religious Exploration, 9:45 a.m. Adult Religious Exploration; Facebook Page: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Wichita; First UU Wichita, founded in 1887, is a caring, joyful, spiritual, and diverse congregation. First UU is a welcoming church that respects each individual’s spiritual journey and life direction.
Friendship Baptist Church - 2209 E. Pawnee (Pawnee & I-135) Wichita, KS 67211; (316) 263-0269; FBCwichita.com; Dr. Ray Melugin, Pastor; email@example.com; Offering fully graded Sunday School; Sunday School at 10:00 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 11:00 a.m.; Sunday evening service at 6:00 p.m.; Wed. Bible study & Prayer at 6:00 p.m.; Music ministry / personal & family counselling; Services are Bible based, traditional, conservative, KJV; Child Care & Development Center, ages 2 1/2 - 12; Security code & camara protection.
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Hillside Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - 8330 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67206; 316-683-6577; Fax 316-692-8302; Dr. William H. McConnell, Sr. Minister; Rev. Deborah Elwick-Assoc. Minister; Worship Services-8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; Church School-9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Night Programming 6:00 p.m.; Youth Meetings-9:30 Sunday School; 6:30 each Wednesday evening; Weekend fun activities; onchurch@ hillsidecc.org; Connecting People To Jesus And To Each Other.
Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church -
3700 E. Mt. Vernon; (316) 734-4447; We offer a biblically grounded worship service at 10:30 am each Sunday. Serving the southeast area of Wichita for over 60 years. A Food Pantry is open on the 3rd Monday of each month from 9-10am. Kid’s and Youth Club, Wed. evening during the school year. Facebook: Mt. Vernon Church.
Progressive Missionary Baptist Church - 2727 E. 25th St. N. - Wichita, KS
67219; (316) 685-1328, (316)681-0081:fax; www. pmbaptist.net; Pastor, Roosevelt K. DeShazer, Sr.; Sunday School: 9:30am; Morning Worship: 11am; Wednesday Night P.B.I (Progressive Bible Institute): 6:30pm; Facebook: @progressivembcpastor; “A People Following Jesus Christ, the Waymaker”
St. James Episcopal Church - 3750 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67208; office@ stjameswichita.org; www.stjameswichita.org; (316) 683.5686; Fax: (316) 683.6532; Rev. Dawn M. Frankfurt & Associate Rector Sarah C. Stewart; Wednesday – 12:15 pm Holy Eucharist; Saturday – 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist *; Sunday – 8:30 and 10:45 am Holy Eucharist *; Sunday – 9:40 am Christian Education (except second Sunday); *Nursery Available. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church - 925 N. Waco Ave., Wichita, KS 67203 (Located in Midtown Wichita); (316) 263-0810; Pastor David C. Fulton; One Spirit Alive Worship 9:30 a.m., alternating traditional and contemporary worship forms. Sunday School 10:30 a.m.; ESOL Classes for adults M-Th 9:30 a.m. - 12; Kid’s Kingdom Learning Center Ages 3-5 M-Fri 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. year-round (316-263-2433); stpauls-wichita.org; stpauls. firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Wichita, KS; God’s Work. Our Hands Making Disciples to Make Peace. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 7404 East Killarney Place, Wichita, KS 67206; (316) 634-2513; The Rev. Dr. Mary J. Korte, Rector; www.ststephensec.org; Facebook at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wichita, KS; Sunday Services: 8:30 am, Traditional Service (No Music); 10:30 am, Contemporary Service (Music & Choir) followed by “Coffee, Tea and Thee” Fellowship; Nursery provided for both services; 10:15 am Children’s Sunday School, 3 yrs - 5th grade. Resuming in September - 10:15 am St. Stephen’s Sensational Youth Group (5th – 12th grades); 5:30 pm Wednesday “WE” Wholehearted Eucharist, the first Wednesday of each month an IONA Service followed with a potluck dinner. We are a Christcentered caring community, living out the Gospel for all people.
For 19 years, the Chisholm Trail, named for trader and early trailblazer Jesse Chisholm, was an interstate highway for cattle drives. More than 5 million head of Texas Longhorns were herded from southern Texas to rail heads in Kansas. From 1866 until 1872, the terminus was in Abilene, with the herds passing through the young prairie town of Wichita. In 1872, when Abilene no longer wanted the cattle business, Wichita became the point of departure for the Texas herds. These trail drives saw the rise of the mythical American hero, the “cowboy,” and it is, perhaps, well-deserved fame. Anyone who survived the trek to Abilene or Wichita, was a tough character indeed. The trail was fraught with danger. Cowboys had to do battle with the elements, many times at night when ridding was most hazardous. They had to survive lightning, hailstorms, late blizzards, blowing dust, flood-swollen rivers, quicksand and stampedes, as well as rattlesnakes, coyotes, gangs of outlaws, and hostile Native Americans. (The Native Americans had a right to be hostile, of course. A good part of the trail ran straight through Native American Territory, land promised to them as their own by the U.S. Government.) When the journey was done and the cattle was delivered to the stockyards, the wranglers were, understandably, ready to “party.” Their very hard-earned cash soon found its way into the saloons, “bawdy houses” and onto gambling tables in establishments that sprang up in Delano, or West Wichita, in the area near Douglas and the
Arkansas River. The trail was heavily used until it was closed in 1884. Barbed wire fences, penetration of rail lines, and a government quarantine line moving cattle drives went to Dodge City, made it no longer usable. A new branch of the Chisholm Trail was established, leading from Cimarron to Dodge. But the original trail tracks remained, some survive even today. The depressions made by millions of hooves trampling and pounding the ground, packed the earth so tight that a plow blade couldn’t cut it. The trail originated in Brownsville, Texas, passed through San Antonio, leading due north, through the Native American Territory (now Oklahoma) and into Kansas. In Kansas, the trail went through Caldwell, Mayfield and Clearwater before arriving in Wichita. Historians know that the trail crossed the Big Arkansas at Douglas Street until 1871 when the dust and dirt from the cattle trampling though the city’s main thoroughfare, caused it to be re-routed to cross the river at what is now Kellogg Avenue. It was also known that it crossed the area where the Kansas Masonic Home now sits at Seneca and Maple streets. But the trail’s path through western Sedgwick County was not known until Kyle DeGarmo, a west side teen, investigated it. He sought out and interviewed landowners who remembered the trail transversing their property and plotted its course based on his findings. DeGarmo’s map, drawn up as a Scouting project in 1985, was apparently the only one done of the trail’s local course.
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October 2017 - 10 CAR CARE GUIDE www.eastwichitanews.com
Keeping it clean
Story by C r a i g W. A r m s t r o n g
Let’s assume we all shower on a daily basis. We keep ourselves clean and groomed, as this is the norm in our society. But can we say the same thing for the vehicles we drive? For some of us, yes, we like our cars to shine as they go down the road. For some of us, that’s not as important. If you are one of the former, you have several options when it comes to keeping your car clean. Here’s a look at some of the options that might be best for you. First, there is the self-service car wash. As the name implies, you will be doing the work. You pull your vehicle into a stall and are equipped with a hose or water jet and a brush. The brush generates soap/foam. The concept is simple: Scrub your car with the brush and rinse it with the water jet. Your water and soap are usually controlled by the amount of money you spend. The more money you spend, the more soap and water you get. Next is the automated car wash. This is pretty much as easy as it gets. You simply sit in your vehicle while it is washed around you. There are two types of automated car washes, regular and touchless. The regular automated wash uses brushes or cloths to clean your car, alone with soap and water. Touchless is just as it sounds. It simply uses jets of water to administer the soap and then rinse it off. In both cases there are levels of wash. The more you spend the more you get, sometimes including a deeper clean or polish. Using this method, many people prefer touchless as your car is less likely to be scratched. While some self-washes offer vacuums to clean the inside of your car, hand wash car washes clean the inside and out. These car washes employ humans to wash the outside and clean the insides. Some rely on automation to do some of the cleaning, but the goal here is to give you that personal touch. However, once you employ the human touch, human error can occur. This means scratches, dings and possibly an employee having a bad day and thus doing a poor job. Like automated washes, there are levels you can purchase. The more you pay,
the higher level of clean that you get. Some of these car washes offer memberships with perks, including free washes or maybe a tank of gas. Consider how clean you want to keep your car before investing too much. Many people consider their car a reflection of themselves. For some people it’s very important to keep their ride clean. Depending on which part of the country you live, this can be easier said than done. For folks in California, it’s probably easy, for folks in Minnesota, not so much. But just like many things in life, how clean you keep your car depends on time and money.
No mechanic required We all have different skills sets. Some people are good with numbers and others are good with words. Some people work well with others and some folks work better alone. But there is one skill that anyone can dabble in, while not being a professional. It’s something that affects most of our lives as most of us own a car: do-it-yourself car care. If you’re not mechanically inclined, getting your hands dirty under the hood can be intimidating. But there are things you can do, that don’t require advanced knowledge of the internal combustion system. Before we pop the hood, let’s start with something very simple: your tires. Maintaining your tires can save on gas, extend the life of tires and in the end, help your vehicle operate more efficiently. Your tires have a maximum psi (pounds per square inch) level. That number will be imprinted on the tires. Make sure they are properly inflated from time to time. You don’t want to fill them to the maximum pressure, as the air inside will expand and contract. If your psi is 44, keep them at around 39.
Now let’s pop the hood and get our hands dirty. Checking your car’s oil is simple and can give you a boost of confidence in your mechanical skills. First, find a rag. Your oil “dip stick” should be clearly marked. Pull out the stick and wipe it clean. Then stick it back in. Now, pull it out again and see how much oil is on the stick. The dip stick will be clearly marked in levels. If you see only the section that has “add oil” printed on it, then you need oil. If oil is in the safe range, your oil level is good. Another fluid that you can check is your coolant. The coolant tank is usually white, plastic and semi-transparent. The side of the tank should be marked and should show if your levels are too low or right where they should be. Before performing any maintenance, make sure the engine is cool and hasn’t run for at least an hour. Another thing you can do is check all your belts and hoses. It should be pretty evident if they are torn, broken or in need of replacement. You don’t have to be a “gearhead” to perform basic vehicle maintenance. Just don’t try to do something you’re not sure of, and always put safety first.
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Best Quest: East Wichita family visits every park in the city Story by Sam Jack This summer, Katie Gough, her friend Michelle Dial-Dewey, and Gough’s sons, Weston and Sully, visited every park in Wichita. Katie works long hours during the summer, and she and Michelle were trying to figure out how she could make the most of her time with her boys. “I mentioned that I’d always wanted to go see Wichita parks,” Katie said. They agreed that seeing them all would be a good way to motivate themselves to depart from their usual haunts. They told Sully, 5, and Weston, 6, about their plan, and the boys enthusiastically approved. They figured there were something like 40 parks. Then Michelle took a look at the Wichita Park & Recreation website, and found that they had way underestimated. “She sent me a text and said, ‘I just looked, and there’s like 114 parks – that’s like eight parks a night!’” Katie said.
The boys were already raring to go, though, so they decided to forge ahead with the plan. They launched a website, www.bestquestict.com, to document their adventures. The first park visit was to Fairmount Park, near Wichita State, on June 8. Many, many more visits followed. Some parks were surprisingly awesome. Others were surprising just by virtue of existing. One that fell into the latter category was Mead Island, a Wichita Wild Habitat Area near North High School, accessible only by boat. “J.R. Mead’s wife was a member of the tribe that had huts on this island, and they donated it to the city,” Michelle said. “I went to North High School, so that’s how we knew about that history.” The questers did not have a boat
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Brothers Sully (left) and Weston Gough pose for a photo in Fairmount Park this June. Fairmount was the first stop on their “Best Quest” to visit every public park in the city of Wichita. The boys, their mother Katie and family friend Michelle Dial-Dewey completed the quest. The group is now working to visit every county in the state of Kansas. Contributed photo
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LEFT: Sully (left) and Weston Gough pose on a footbridge near North High School, in front of one of Wichita’s most obscure parks, Mead’s Island. A wildlife area, Mead’s Island is accessible only by boat, so the boys had to content themselves with imagining what they might find there. They wanted to swim over to it, but mom Katie vetoed that idea. Contributed photos
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ABOVE: Sully (left) and Weston Gough play ping-pong in the ICT Pop-Up Urban Park. Created in September 2015, the park is a popular downtown hang-out spot, often featuring food trucks and live music.
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The cast of “High School Musical,” which will be staged this month by Music Theatre for Young People. Contributed photo/MTYP
East Wichita youth in ‘High School Music’ Music Theatre for Young People will stage “High School Musical” this month, and several East Wichita youth are in the cast. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Performances are in the Mary Jane Teall Theater at Century II.
East Wichita residents taking part in the show include Isabella Baumgartel, Lauren Henderson, Thomas Higgins, Abby Hoglen, Alyssa Linhardt, Brileigh Meirowsky, Elise Mendoza, Will Niebuhr and Maggie Tyner. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Season tickets are available. Purchase tickets online at www.wichitatix.com.
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ABOVE: Folks stroll and ride up and down Douglas Ave. during Avenue Art Days. LEFT: Meghan Miller, front, with help from Hallie Lennebur, paints a fence behind The Donut Whole. BELOW AND BOTTOM: Local artists Kevin Stanberry and Heather Byers teamed up for this mural at the Wichita Indochinese Center. Travis Mounts and Paul Rhodes/ East Wichita News
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Collegiate tennis coach has led 50 State championship teams
Story and photos by Sam Jack
“He was really good at working on your game, but he was really much better at working on you, at being a better person or more responsible person, and kind of owning your life,” Hawley said. “So while he was a great tennis coach for me, he was a much better life coach.” Tennis is a sport that tests you mentally as much as physically. Players are out on the court by themselves, or with just one other person, and sets, matches and even championships can turn on a single stroke of the racket. “What I do, at least, is probably less than 25 percent stroke production and things like that,” Hawley said. “It’s 75 percent everything else. Each individual kid figures out, with our coaching staff, what works best for them and how to maximize their play.” Collegiate won the girls JV league title on Sept. 28, the day Hawley spoke with East Wichita News. On the JV team, with less experienced players, the emotional whiplash can be closer to the surface. “For our freshmen, it’s their first experience (of a league tournament), and it was a great experience for us coaches, to tell them, ‘This is what happens when
you’re in this situation.’ One of our girls had, to me, a wonderful teaching moment,” Hawley said. “She was in the finals, and she got way ahead. They were playing to nine games, and she was ahead 6-1. The other girl started playing better, and our girl started playing less better. So she had to deal with the changes of momentum, how she thought about things, and she did great with it. I told her, ‘I would’ve liked you to have won 9-1 or 9-2, but I think you may have learned more from having to fight through a match where you give up some ground, and yet you find a way to get back on top.” Hawley has a no-cut policy, meaning that his team rosters now often top 50. But when he coached his first team, in spring 1978, around 16 boys went out. “I was just 24 when I took the job, and I’d actually gotten better as a player outside of college, because I played all the time,” Hawley recalled. “So I played with the kids a lot, and that was fun. I think I was probably a little more relaxed in some areas. I didn’t have any huge expectations about wins and losses, but just kind of ‘getting better.’ I think as I’ve gotten older, maybe I’ve kind of become
conditioned to thinking of the (goals), as opposed to just stopping and smelling the flowers on occasion.” After three years of boys coaching, Hawley became girls team coach as well. The girls gave him his first State title as coach, in 1986 – the first year KSHSAA awarded team championships. “I learned a great lesson that year, because we were not the best team in the state,” Hawley said. “Three times that year, we finished second to Lyons High School, which had a really good team. But at State that year, their best player didn’t have a very good tournament, and she lost before she normally would’ve, and our kids played the best they could play – and we won. We were the best that day. “It taught me a lesson that we talk about every single year, and that is that you have to show up. You can’t carry what you did last week along with you; that doesn’t give you any extra games. If I’m proud of any one thing more than another, it’s that I think our kids, when they go to play, are really ready to play. They’ve bought in.”
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his spring, the Wichita Collegiate School’s boys tennis players had a number on their minds: 50. If they took home a State championship title at the end of the season, they would become the 50th Collegiate team Dave Hawley had coached to that distinction. “They talked about it all the time, to the point that I wouldn’t let them talk about it anymore,” Hawley said. “Yet it was such a huge goal that they were driven by it. You have to love that.” None of the players took home individual State titles, but that didn’t matter. By the time the last few matches were underway, the Spartans had clinched the team win. “We couldn’t overly celebrate, because we still had matches going on, but it was pretty great,” Hawley said. Hawley has been at Collegiate for 41 years now, coaching tennis all the while. Before that run started, he was a competitive tennis player himself, winning a State doubles title and a team title as a Nebraska high-schooler before playing college tennis for York College and Harding University. His coach at Harding, Dean Bawcon, was his coaching role model.
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handy, so they had to content themselves with peering at the overgrown island from a nearby bridge. But for the boys, a mysterious island was almost as good as one you can tramp around on. Weston and Sully were full of ideas about what might lurk among Mead Island’s branches. Not every park was so engaging. “We went to another park, and there’s a sign for it that says, ‘Pat Garcia Veterans Memorial Park.’ There’s nothing else there,” Michelle said. “He was a veteran, and his family donated that land to the city for a park in his honor... (but) it’s kind of like the city didn’t know what to do with it.” Elm Neighborhood Park, located on Central a few blocks west of Wesley Medical Center, was Katie’s favorite. “It’s this little hideaway park; you can’t
see it from the road,” she said. “They have these berms built, so you’re not affected by the traffic. The equipment is almost brand new, and it’s the only park that had astroturf. McAdams Park was a favorite, too, because it’s just so lush and unexpected. There’s all that space and it’s very hilly, very serene.” It was tough to get the boys to leave the Wichita Skatepark, a 12,000-squarefoot, all-concrete landscape of bowls, rails and ledges located under the Kellogg flyover downtown. “Sully is, like, unbelievably shy, but he saw a guy fly by on his bike, and he said, ‘I want to be that guy when I grow up.’ I went and asked the guy to come over and talk to Sully a little bit, and of course Sully wouldn’t talk to him – but they were mesmerized by him. They did not want to leave,” Michelle said. One goal of the group’s quest was to prove, to themselves and to others, that there aren’t really “bad parts of town” – at least not as far as parks are concerned. “We started thinking, ‘Why would it
be OK for some kids to play in a park, but not OK for your kids?’ That’s one of the reasons we felt it was important to get the boys involved, and help them realize that parks are for everyone. There’s no park that you’re too good for or that’s too good for you,” Michelle said. Michelle remembered one night when they visited a park far from their home base in the College Hill neighborhood. Weston joined a group of kids who were playing tag, without a moment’s hesitation. The kids accepted him just as readily. “It was great, and it also kind of helped us,” Michelle said. “We talked to these (local) kids, and it was nice to get their perspectives on their park. We would ask them, and they would tell us what they thought.” One thing they heard from people in McAdams Park is that the kids missed their neighborhood pool, which was closed for the summer and had been slated to close permanently – until community protests prompted the Wichita City Council to reverse course.
Splash pads are not a good replacement for a pool neighborhood kids can walk to, according to Katie. “They’re fun, but they also have an attention-span length,” she said. “Kids will stay at a pool all day, but I can’t imagine them wanting to stay at a splash pad all day.” After completing the Wichita parks quest, the group embarked on a quest to see all the miniature Keeper of the Plains statues. That one won’t be completed unless they can travel to France and see the Keeper statue that Orleans, one of Wichita’s sister cities, displays. So last month, the crew started yet another quest – one that will take them to every corner of Kansas. They’re going to visit parks in every county. “There are 105 counties in the state,” Katie said. “You know what they say, ‘Go big or go home.’ We really don’t like to go home.” To follow the continuing adventures of the Gough family and Michelle Dial-Dewey, visit www.bestquestict.com.
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dining room space. “This was a combination of refaced cabinets and new cabinets,” said Rachel. The new countertops are black
granite and a coordinating quartz, and a new tile floor was installed throughout the redesigned space. All-new appliances also were added to complete the project. “This was a perfect example of working with what you have, and adding more to make your kitchen space the best it can be,” said Rachel. “Everything came together really well.” If you’re ready to transform your kitchen, it’s time to call Kitchen Tune-Up! The experts with Wichita’s Kitchen Tune-Up team can provide customers with finished projects ranging from easy and inexpensive, to breathtaking and cutting edge. Kitchen Tune-Up has remodeled hundreds of kitchens since the local franchise was launched in 2005. The company’s services range from One-Day Restoration or “Tune-Up” of cabinets or any interior wood surfaces, to cabinet refacing projects, to complete custom kitchens and bathrooms. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, call Kitchen Tune-Up at 316-558-8888. You also can find more information at www.kitchentuneup.com. Be sure to check out the company’s extensive BEFORE/AFTER portfolio on Facebook! When you visit the local Kitchen Tune-Up Facebook page, be sure to ‘LIKE’ Kitchen Tune-Up, Wichita.
When a Derby couple met the Kitchen Tune-Up team at the Wichita Home Show in February, they knew they had found the answer for their newly purchased home. “We knew we wanted to redo the kitchen right from the start,” said one of the homeowners. “We had ugly old oak cabinets and out-of-date countertops, and the kitchen wasn’t very functional.” The homeowner said she and her husband wanted a kitchen and dining room space that could function well for entertaining family and friends, but they needed some direction to get the project going. The experts at Wichita’s Kitchen Tune-Up, led by owners Rachel and Adam Phillips, had some great ideas for the homeowners. They suggested moving a peninsula that was cutting off the kitchen from the dining room. That opened up the entire space, and gave the kitchen a functional and larger peninsula. “The new peninsula is perfect and very functional,” said the homeowner. “Now we can handle big family gatherings.” Designer Rachel Phillips chose knotty alder cabinets with a chocolate glaze for the redesigned kitchen space, and also incorporated the new cabinet look into the
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Investment management: Different thinking needed Avoiding large losses – A game changer
By J. Richard Coe, MBA, CFP®, CLU Imagine the greatest money-making machine the world has ever seen. That machine is corporate America. More specifically, that machine consists of thousands of companies. This money-making machine creates wealth by producing earnings that are paid out as dividends or are reinvested to produce even more earnings. Think of it -- you and others like you can own a piece of the greatest money-making making machine known to man. At the end of last year this machine (corporate America) was valued at a mind-boggling $27.4 trillion. For the five years ending through 2016 this machine (corporate America) created wealth at an average pace of $2.3 trillion per year. That number is equivalent to 2,342,000 new millionaires each year. While millions of Americans own a part (stocks) of this machine, millions of others are intimidated by it. Why? The amount of earnings produced by the machine varies over time and the amount that investors are willing to pay for those earnings varies over time. The amount that investors will pay for the earnings is often referred to as the price-earnings ratio. Investors are trying to anticipate future earnings. Stock prices follow corporate earnings. Corporate earnings follow the business cycle. Throughout American history, the economy has had periods of expansion followed by periods of contraction. We call the periods of contraction “recessions.” Corporate earnings can drop dramatically during recessions and this wreaks havoc on stock prices. While both buyers and sellers of shares of stock focus on a myriad of factors, the single greatest risk to stock prices is the threat of a recession. Expansions do not last forever. While no one knows when the current expansion will end, it is highly probable that stock prices will drop at least 50 percent in anticipation of the next recession. That is a scary thought, and it limits the amount many will invest in the world’s greatest money-making machine. Nobody wants to lose 50 percent. Is it possible to benefit from this great money-making machine while still having protection when the machine malfunctions due to a recession? That is a great question and opinions differ. You probably know that for most people it is hard to change their minds. For most of my career, I believed that stock prices appropriately reflected all available information at all times. That premise was supported by the work done by Nobel prize winning economists. Another Nobel prize winning economist
J. Richard Coe, MBA, CFP®, CLU came to a different conclusion. Specifically, he concluded that stocks were priced too high when investors were overly exuberant and too low when investors panicked. I now believe that the stock market fails to properly anticipate the next recession and then overreacts when the next recession actually happens. Having said that, I also believe the stock market itself provides warnings of threatening recessions. If you are driving and weather conditions deteriorate, what do you do? If you are a prudent driver, you slow down. If conditions are bad enough, you get off the road. Investment advisors typically offer a variety of speeds, but they recommend the same speed regardless of conditions. These speeds might be labeled “aggressive,” “growth,” “balanced,” “moderate,” and “conservative” or similar names. The idea is to pick a speed (or size of bounces) that fits the investor and live with that speed regardless of market conditions. I call this approach “live with the bounces.” It is the approach I recommended
and used most of my career. Coe Financial Services still offers “live with the bounces” but most of our clients prefer a more active approach. Using a highly quantitative approach based on metrics that have been shown to be highly reliable, Coe Financial Services now makes intentional, timely defensive moves. No method of defense is foolproof. The stock market has a long habit of confounding and even humiliating the best and the brightest. I am now convinced that substantial protection is possible. Avoiding the huge losses is actually more important than staying up with the market in good times. Without protection, there is good reason to believe that stock market investors are likely to be disappointed with returns over the next 8 to 10 years. It is almost inconceivable that the US will avoid a recession in the next decade. Not only that, there is ample reason to believe that stocks are priced so high relative to earnings that future returns are likely to be low. Academics and investment professionals are familiar with CAPE, a cyclically adjusted price-earnings ratio. Stock prices are divided by a moving average of inflation adjusted earnings over the last 10 years. When this ratio gets very high, as it has been recently, historical results suggest future returns for stock market investors are likely to be disappointing. When stock prices plummeted in 2008-2009, many people lost sleep. They did not know what to do. They wondered how collapsing stock prices would impact their retirement. While a few got out in time to avoid the damage, many sold after it really got bad. Many also missed the gains of the recovery. If you believe we will see another 2008-2009 in the stock market, do you want to experience again what happened then? If your answer is “No,” you may want to call us at Coe Financial Services (316-689-0900) to start receiving our weekly one minute, one page “Retire Abundantly” E-Zine by email.
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Renowned restaurant reopens in beautifully remodeled space
ABOVE: Georges French Bistro is now open at 4618 E. Central. LEFT: Chef George Youssef opened Georges French Bistro in 2015 to rave reviews. It reopened in its newly remodled and expanded home on Sept. 29. BELOW AND BOTTOM: A view of some of the dishes available. Ascential Marketing/Georges French Bistro
rant. Flooring is a ceramic tile from Italy that looks like white marble, and a new glass wall lets diners watch the kitchen staff at work. “Anything you do right will always be good,” said Youssef. “All of this (renovation work) will bring the good out of me – what I haven’t achieved yet, and clarity about my future.” That’s an exciting proposition, considering everything Youssef already has achieved. Born in Lebanon and reared in Canada, Youssef grew up in the restaurant business, attended culinary school and came to Wichita in 1998. He’s operated two other successful restaurants and a catering business before opening Georges French Bistro at 4618 E. Central. “We have a very specific focus on French cuisine here,” he said. “We are the only restaurant in town strictly offering French food.” Regular items include crepes, mussels, steak frites, fish and other traditional bistro food – “comfortable French cooking,” as Youssef calls it. His favorite is the restaurant’s salmon dish, a menu regular. Youssef splits his time between the kitchen and the dining room floor. He loves both – cooking and talking with people, and it’s been a successful mix. And now, customers can savor the food and service they’ve come to love and appreciate, in an atmosphere that is sure to take Georges French Bistro to a whole new level of perfection for its clientele. “I owe something to Wichita,” he said. “Years from now, I want this restaurant to still be here.” New hours now include breakfast service – another nod to true French cuisine and ambiance: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. For more information visit www. georgesfrenchbistro.com, or call 316-831-1325.
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Chef George Youssef knows that doing your best doesn’t mean doing the same thing over and over again. With that in mind, Youssef closed the doors of his popular Georges French Bistro in College Hill earlier this year so he and his crew could complete an extensive remodeling and expansion of the restaurant space. Georges French Bistro opened in 2015 to rave reviews and was an instant success. Youssef already had a tremendous following from his other restaurant and catering ventures in Wichita, but this restaurant was different. This was where Youssef truly found his calling in Wichita. “Our food and our service were critical successes,” said Youssef. “But I always wanted to bring something more to this restaurant…a true French ambiance.” On Friday, Sept. 29, the restaurant opened its doors to reveal Youssef ’s vision for his restaurant’s new level of ambiance. An impressive black, white and gold interior in the main dining room whisks you away to Paris in an instant, and two new private dining rooms have been added to expand the restaurant’s space for clientele, while still maintaining the dining room’s charm and coziness. And, retractable glass doors in the front of the restaurant completely opens it up to the patio, just like a Parisian restau-
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Come see Gross Tile’s extraordinary new showroom! Mark and Cathy Gross, owners of Gross Tile and Custom Remodeling of Wichita, have so much to offer their customers at their new showroom at 1528 W. Douglas in the historic Delano District of downtown Wichita. “We are so excited about this location,” said Cathy Gross, Mark’s wife, as she talked about the work that has been done to convert the historic brick building on the northeast corner of Douglas and Fern streets. There’s a high volume of traffic in the Delano District, and it is easily accessible from all across the city of Wichita. This location is right across the street from where Gross Tile got its start in 1997. Mark Gross grew up in Wichita, and after attending North High School he started working on his business degree at Wichita State University. While in college, he started working in the flooring business. “I was installing hard-surface flooring and countertops for a company here in Wichita,” he said. “I was working with vinyl and tile flooring, and was doing oldtime plaster showers with concrete walls.” Today, Mark is working with the newest and best materials, and the latest technological advances. All are on display at the new showroom, which also features beautiful murals on its exterior walls,
Gross Tile and Custom Remodeling’s new showroom in the Delano District is located in a historic brick building at 1528 W. Douglas. Owners Mark and Cathy Gross had local artist Lynette Lee paint a striking mural on a portion of the building.
adding to the ambiance of the historic building – and the renaissance business neighborhood. Today, Gross Tile is Wichita’s leader in custom bathroom designs…and all types of kitchen and other remodeling projects. “We’ve got a lot of satisfied customers, and we want to continue to focus on our remodeling work, especially with bathroom renovations and custom curbless
showers,” said Mark. “I love it when I can share my ideas with clients and give them the ‘wow’ factor they’re looking for.” Mark noted that many amenities, like heated bathroom floors, are not an expensive venture. Since you’re dealing with a smaller space, the cost is reasonable. While the concept has been around for some time, Gross Tile is making a
name for itself as a leader in “curbless” shower designs for today’s homes. These highly individualized shower designs offer roomier spaces for homeowners, modern looks, and easy access for handicapped individuals. With their new showroom, Mark and Cathy Gross are excited to offer customers large format tiles that are now available at more affordable prices – and in more color and style options – than ever before. “These are amazing products for custom showers and other applications,” said Mark. “We’re thrilled to offer these tile options at really affordable prices.” Customers also can take advantage of Gross Tile’s extensive lines of quartz and concrete countertops. Gross Tile specializes in complete kitchen and bath remodeling projects, and Mark and Cathy are running several specials now that they are settled into their new showroom and helping customers with remodeling projects before the holiday season. For more information about everything Gross Tile has to offer, call 316-7731600, visit the company’s website, www. grosstileremodeling.com, or find Gross Tile on Facebook. “Most importantly, stop by our new showroom,” said Cathy. “You’ll be glad you did.”
Inside the Gross Tile showroom at 1528 W. Douglas, owners Mark and Cathy Gross have created a beautiful and comfortable space for clients to select from the most current offerings in floor coverings and tile products. Mark is a leader in custom bathroom designs and can help clients create the perfect redesign for their home. Call Gross Tile today at 316-773-1600 to make your appointment.
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The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has announced that adult day services for memory care, rehabilitation and therapy. Catholic Care Center, in Wichita, Kan., has achieved AFA’s “ExcelThey aim to help seniors continue to lead active, healthy, indelence in Care (EIC) Dementia Care Program of Distinction.” This is pendent lives. The staff provides attentive care and support and the sixth time the organization has met AFA’s national EIC standards. keep the seniors in their community engaged. Dementia care settings are eligible to achieve this status after particMolly Fogel, LCSW, AFA’s Director of Educational and Social ipating in an extensive evaluation of staff, procedures, and environServices, said “Catholic Care Center exemplifies the qualities ment, ensuring best practices in dementia care. AFA looks for in awarding EIC distinction: an educated staff, safe Debra Bilyeu-Hackney, Program Coordinator for Catholic Care environment, and ability to focus on the unique and individualized Center, said, “ needs of each individual living with the illness.” The standards set forth by the EIC program include review of an For more information about the Catholic Care Cetner, visit organization or program’s safety and security protocols, staff educaascensionliving.org/find-a-community/catholic-care-center-wichition, activities for people with dementia, involvement with friends ta-ks. For more information on AFA’s Excellence in Care program, and family, and meeting the physiological, functional and visit www.excellenceincare.org. social needs the individuals living in its care. Adult day proAbout Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA): Caregiver grams, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities may apply The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, based in New York, Education Event for EIC evaluation. is a non-profit organization that unites more than 2,600 mem“Catholic Care Center has consistently demonstrated an ber organizations nationwide in the goal of providing optimal “Home Safe Home: Creating a Safe ability to raise the bar on dementia care,” said Charles J. Fuscare and services to individuals living with dementia, and to and Stimulating Environment for chillo, Jr., president and chief executive officer of AFA. “We are their caregivers and families. Its services include a national, People with Dementia” proud to recognize them with Excellence in Care distinction toll-free helpline (866-232-8484) staffed by licensed social Thursday, November 9th and look forward to their continued commitment to serving workers, educational conferences and materials, a free quar4:00 - 6:00 pm their community.” terly magazine for caregivers, the National Memory Screening Catholic Care Center is the largest continuing care retireProgram, and “AFA Partners in Care” dementia care training Catholic Care Center ment community in northeast Wichita. They offer indepenfor healthcare professionals. For more information about AFA, RSVP by calling Jennifer at dent living, assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation, thercall 866-232-8484, visit www.alzfdn.org, follow us on Twitter, 316-771-6593 apy, and long-term skilled nursing care. They also provide or connect with us on Facebook or LinkedIn.
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Komen Race for the Cure Thousands turned out for Septemberâ€™s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which raises money for breast cancer research and to help people locally. ABOVE: Members of the Eisenhower High School Madrigals and Chantonettes perform at the Race for the Cure. ABOVE RIGHT: The Friends University baseball team was on hand. RIGHT: The annual survivors parade is one of the major events at each yearâ€™s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Abbygail Brown Tom Pletcher/WestSide Story
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Oct. 5 – Grab the kids and take a trip back in time for all educational adventure in the Cretaceous period. Meet Ivan, one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons in the country. He stands 38 feet, nine inches long and would have weighed more than 5 tons. On Family Night at the Museum of World Treasures, all tickets are just $5 a person. Information at www.worldtreasures.org. Oct. 7 – Bootanica, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Botanica, The Wichita Gardens. The
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year’s biggest family-friendly event at Botanica, the entire gardens will be transformed into different stations with activities for children of all ages. Admission $9, or $6 for members. For more information, visit www.botanica.org. Oct. 7 – Candidate forum for City of Wichita and USD 259 candidates, sponsored by Women for Kansas, noon-2 p.m. at SEIU, 3340 W. Douglas. For more information, email Wichita@ WomenforKansas.org. Oct. 8 – Sensory friendly day, 1011:30 a.m. at Exploration Place. Experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular
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Oct. 13 – Museum of the Undead 5: Camp Crystal Lake, 7-10 p.m. at Exploration Place. Slash through an evening filled with survival skill demonstrations, tip-toe around a haunted castle and more – all while sipping your favorite adult beverages. It’s going to be a killer night (just try to stay alive). Advance tickets $15, day of event $25. For ages 21 and over. Tickets and information at
Oct. 14 – Wichita Genealogical Society sixth annual conference, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N. “A Day with Ancestry,” with guest speaker Juliana Szucs from Ancestry.com. For information or to register, visit www. wichitagensoc.org. Oct. 18-22 – 15th annual Tallgrass Film Festival, featuring 182 movies from around the world. Other events include gala parties, VIP events, educational programming and more. Wide range of ticket prices and packages. More information and tickets available online at www.tallgrassfilmfest.com. Oct. 19 – Project Beauty, Inc., meeting at Wichita Country Club, 8501 E. 13th St. Luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m.; cost is $20. Contact Jean Wellshear at 316-683-7727 for reservations. Orders will be taken for the See’s Candies fundraiser.
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Oct. 13 – Wichita Women’s Initiative Networks’ 20th anniversary celebration, 6:30 p.m. at the Wichita Boathouse. A casual fundraiser including food stations and an open bar, a silent auction of many fine gift baskets, a wine pull, and music by Annie Up. Tickets $75, reserved tables $750. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Wichita WIN program, providing women survivors of domestic abuse with educational and employment opportunities, fostering healing and self-sufficiency. Tickets at http://www. wichitawin.org/, click the “Win 20th Event” tab.
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Through Oct. 15 – Wichita National All-Media Exhibition, at Mark Arts, 9112 E. Central. Mark Arts’ longest-running and most-diverse exhibition. Juror Kyle Reicher has selected a fantastic array of artistry in acrylic, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, mixed media, oil, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor and more. Reicher is a noted metal sculptor who received his BFA in sculpture from Alfred University in New York and his MFA from Wichita State University. Reicher owns Ferrous Studios, which employs 12 metal artisans in Richmond, Calif.
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Through Oct. 15 – “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” presented by The Forum Theatre Company at the Wilke Center Black Box Theatre, 330 N. Broadway. The show features a great collection of southern rock, country western, rhythm and blues, and bluegrass. It has been a regional staple since its Broadway debut in the 1980s. Tickets available at www. forumwichita.com or by phone at 316618-0444.
Performing Arts Calendar
Through Oct. 28 – “Little Shop of Cookie Horrors,” Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley St. Written by Carol Hughes. Tickets $30, $26 for children and seniors; show only $20. For tickets, call 316-263-0222.
and Twitter. Sponsored by Chamber Music at The Barn in partnership with The Knight Foundation through the Wichita Community Foundation.
Through Oct. 31 – “Baby Jane, The Musical,” Roxy’s Downtown. Starring John Bates and Monte Wheeler, directed by Rick Bumgardner. Tickets $20-37. Call 316-365-4400 for reservations.
Oct. 2 – Vibrancy 4 Lunch: Strings Duo, hosted by Vibrant ICT, 11:45 a.m.1:45 p.m. at Tanya’s Soup Kitchen, 1725 E. Douglas, Suite 105. Join in for a lively lunch hour featuring fiddler Andy Reiner and guitarist and mandolin player Ken White.
Oct. 1 – Vibrant ICT #musicfornow concert, featuring Andy Reiner and Kenny White, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., at the Pop-Up Park, 121 E. Douglas. More at Vibrant ICT on Facebook, Instagram
Oct. 6-8 – Fall ballet, Friends University Sebits Auditorium. Shows 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6-7, 2 p.m. Oct. 8. Tickets $15, $12 for seniors and students; available at www.friends.edu/finearts. An historical
look at dance from Europe to America. Narration by Sharon Rogers. Oct. 7 – The Music of Harry Potter, performed by Wichita Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. at Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center, 225 W. Douglas. Experience the musical magic behind the wizardry of Harry Potter, with music from the film series and other movie favorites. Tickets $38-$75, www.wichitasymphony.org. Oct. 10 – Vibrant ICT #musicfornow concert, featuring the Haymakers, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., at the Pop-Up Park, 121 E. Douglas. Oct. 11 – Jazz Combo Showcase, Friends University Sebits Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.. Featuring Dave Glenn on trombone. Adults $6, seniors and students $3. Oct. 12-14 – “Little Red Riding Hood, Wichita Children’s Theatre and Dance Center, 201 Lulu. Showtimes: 10 a.m. and noon on Oct. 12; 10 a.m., noon and 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 13; and noon on Oct. 14. In this musical, Little Red learns not
to talk to strangers and the wolf learns not to trick people, especially people who live next to a poison ivy patch. The Once Upon A Time series offers participatory theatre for children age 2-8, performed by a professional acting company. For the weekend performances only, children are invited to come 15 minutes early to make their own craft to take home. Dress your little ones in their pajamas and come snuggle up for a special good-night performance on Friday evening. Lunch and dinner shows are pizza shows; arrive 30 minutes early. Reservations necessary for pizza, and are recommended for all performances. Call 316-262-2282. Tickets $7 per person; pizza is an additional $1.50 per person. More information at www.wctdc.com. Oct. 18-29 – “A Murder Is Announced,” Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. A stage adaptation of a Dame Agatha Christie mystery novel. Performances at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $14, senior/military/student $12. For reservations, call 316-686-1282.
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Clockwise from top left: Long-time performer at the annual Walnut Valley Festival John McCutcheon sings for a crowd of fans at the recent festival, which is held in Winfield and draws a large fan base from in and around Wichita. A contestant takes the stage in the National Mountain Dulcimer competition, one of many national and international music competitions that are associated with the festival. In contrast to McCutcheon’s performance career at the Walnut Valley Festival, folk and rock legend John McEuen, a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, left, performs at the festival for the first time with artist buddy Matt Cartsonis. Brothers Fiachra and Shane Hayes, of the Irish band Socks in the Frying Pan, perform on the festival’s main stage. Wichita musician Evan Ogborn performs on Stage 5, one of the festival’s unofficial – but most famous – stages. Festival pals Elijah Hess and Selah Cole play together during a concert. Kim Swansen, Abby Rhodes, Rob Hornstra, Briana Bade and Katie Rhodes/WestSide Story
As a long-time regular at the annual Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, I often feel like I have a responsibility to the festival, myself and the public in general to share this unique musical extravaganza with others. I’ve been attending the bluegrass festival since 1975…and that’s a long time. The festival had just started a few years prior to that, and I had been sent there to cover the burgeoning event for the Royal Purple, the yearbook at Kansas State University. I fell in love with the festival, and have been a regular almost every year since then. That first year I spent the night and slept in my car. After that, I graduated to longer stays – first in a tent, then in some form of a camper. And along the way, I collected fellow campers. As so often is the case with something you are passionate about, I have always found myself wanting to share the festival with others – “virgins” as we call them on the festival grounds. First it was college friends, then post-college friends. When
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I launched this newspaper group 25 years ago, I started using the pages of our newspapers to promote the festival, as well. Our camp, and it’s collection of regulars, grew exponentially after that. At one point, our camp boasted around 40 members, give or take, from year to year. We had camp themes. We won the campground contest. And we interacted on a grand scale with other camps. About a decade ago, as my kids reached adulthood and started looking at the festival as their own thing separate from Dad’s plans, I found it was desirable for me to pull back a bit and get away from
the large encampments I had helped create. One year, I even day-tripped the festival from my home in Goddard. These days, my girlfriend Kim and I have found a quiet spot to camp that is well away from the crowds. My oldest daughter Abby and the grandkids Felix and Margot camp with us now, while my younger daughter Katie still makes camp in the heart of the hubbub near the festival grounds. And just maybe, in another 10 years, my grandson will want to do the same. Now that I’ve returned to my roots at the Walnut Valley Festival, I am once again gathering virgins to savor this unique experience…and hopefully become regulars. Two years ago, I introduced Kim to the festival, and she loves it. Last year, a reader and a friend, Ken Locke, joined us for a day. And this year, we introduced three new faces to the festival and our camp. Our friends Bruce and Mary Chapman joined us for the day Saturday, and loved the music and the atmosphere. Mary said she would love to come camp…
once Bruce buys her a nice camper. On Friday, Briana Bade from our staff joined us for the music during the day and dinner at our camp, and then had to run home to take care of her pets. She threatened to come back later that evening…and she did. Monday morning back at the office, her smile spoke volumes. Yes, she had returned to the festival, and after the main stages shut down around midnight, she ventured into the infamous Pecan Grove to experience the music on several unofficial stages and around the campsites. She made friends with a woman from Utah who finished showing her the ropes, reveled in the experience until 5 a.m., and then slept in her car for a few hours…just as I had done my first year at the festival. The pure energy from the experience, she said, was enough to carry her through the next day at work. She made friends, she made memories, and she truly experienced the Walnut Valley Festival. And it’s likely that same energy will bring her back to the festival next year… this time with a tent.
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‘It,’ ‘mother!’ are thrill rides – in a bad way
“It” and “mother!” are misfires, despite the fact that “It” is currently the hottest ticket in the country. Both films fail for the same reason: They lack imagination, and they replace it with repetition of stock devices like sudden noises amid protracted silences (silences insufficiently protracted in any case). Doors never merely close; they always slam. When doors and windows open, they reveal horridly made-up faces, figures suddenly appearing from darkened backgrounds. Inexplicable winds blow through, or inanimate objects move inexplicably, recalling poltergeist movies. The only missing horror cliches are creaking doors and screaming cockatoos. About the only really frightening thing about either movie is the waste of first-rate talents like Jennifer Lawrence, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer. Like “Mad Max: Fury Road” (which actually got an Oscar nomination despite being just one long car chase), “It” (which I am told made pretty good sense in the old eight-hour miniseries and the Stephen King novel) never attempts much of a plot. Not that a firstrate movie can’t be made with a minimal story – consider “Nebraska” or “American Graffiti.” But “It” and “mother!” lack the compensating virtues of those movies. It is not coincidental that the new owners of Wichita’s movie theaters use a roller coaster in their pre-roll promos. Like too many modern movies, roller coasters rely on repetitions of exactly the same shock: Every time a turn seems to be blasting you out into open space, the car suddenly drops into a steep descent. The slow crawls up the hills and into the end of the ride are the only times you get to take a normal breath. Movies like “It” and “Fury Road” try to limit normality to five-minute pauses between high spots, which isn’t enough time for old-fashioned concepts like psychological or thematic development. The audience defends itself by setting a
new baseline level for excitement, one that has to be topped by ever greater shocks, until the human system simply gives up and settles into boredom – or resorts to laughter. There are a lot of ideas these movies could have developed effectively. Javier Bardem, in “mother!”, is supposed to be a poet suffering from writer’s block. While the general quality of the script does not let me mourn his lack of output, I have to remember what the children’s play did for “The Innocents,” or even what Jack Nicholson’s manuscripts did for “The Shining.” For that matter, subtle use of very simple material can produce horror effects. Consider Simone Simon in the original “Cat People,” walking through the park and thinking “something” is following her – or is it just the wind in the bushes? In the same movie, recall the patterns of light shining off the water in the indoor swimming pool, or the strange looking woman in a crowded restaurant calling Simone “sister.” I still get a shudder every time the woman Who Can’t Be There crosses the hallway in “The Innocents.” “It” uses a torn-off arm to similar, but lesser, effect; most modern horror movies confuse disgust or nausea with horror. In “mother!” there are definite suggestions that the strange interlopers led by Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer are familiar to Jennifer Lawrence’s husband, Javier Bardem, but I’m not sure the suggestions were intended. In any case, a lot more could have been done with the relationships between
viewer must feel something all the time, like a rider on the above-mentioned roller coaster. Viewers are not called to think about anything between thrills. It’s true that what one remembers from a movie is usually a Big Moment. But that doesn’t mean the segues between the BMs are not important. And with almost no interest in development of characters or situations, the new aesthetic leaves the segues, and the movies, without much to recommend them.
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the strangely-paired couple, as well as with the obvious relationship between the whole movie and “Rosemary’s Baby.” And there are problems the script supervisor should have caught, like the shifts between night and day, and the momentary disappearance of blood on Lawrence’s forehead. There seems to be a whole new aesthetic behind the current motion picture, at least in this country. The new premise is that all that matters is that the
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The boys team won its first title the following season, and in the years that followed, Collegiate’s stature as a tennis power in Kansas grew and grew. That record of success means that it is difficult for Hawley to point to one or two seasons or teams that were special. Many of them were. Still, he can say that objectively, his 1996 boys team was “the most talented I ever had.” Several players from that year went on to play at top colleges. “It was incredible,” Hawley said. “We were better, I would say, than many college teams in the area. Not Division 1 teams, necessarily, but we could’ve played with Div. 1. These guys got after it, practiced well, played well, had great heart. I loved them. “I’ve had several girls teams that were very similar,” Hawley added. “Just non-stop good efforts, played hard every single point. There’s too many to name. I just have fallen in love with how girls really have a battle mindset that sometimes they’re not given credit for.” Seasons coaching his children, Zach, Meagan and Ben, between 1995 and 2004, were also special, both for him and for his wife, Sally. Hawley loves his players and loves Collegiate – and both the players and the school love him back. That was made clear in 2007, when, after extensive upgrades and repairs to Collegiate’s tennis courts, school leaders surprised him by renaming the facility the Dave Hawley Tennis Center. “I’ve never been more surprised in my life than that day,” Hawley said. “We were having our endof-the-school-year banquet, and they said, ‘We have one more thing we’d like to do.’” A slideshow of Hawley’s tennis coaching career played. “The last slide, they had the picture that said Dave Hawley Tennis Center, and I was speechless. People who know me know I’m never speechless. I couldn’t really even find the words to thank them.” As those who know him would probably expect, when it comes to talk of retirement, Hawley’s focus is on the future his program. “My goal is that when I leave, I want a better coach than I am to take my spot,” he said. “I find that people don’t believe this, and yet I 100 percent believe this,” he said. “I’ve kind of informed our administration that I’ve got some people I’m working with. I actually have, I think, a plan in place for my boys succession, and I’m kind of working a little bit with the girls. ... My goal is several more (years) with the boys, and five for the girls. I’ve got a great group of middle schoolers right now that I want to coach. Their hearts are great, their work ethic is incredible. I want to enjoy them.”
Dave Hawley coaches his players during the Collegiate Women’s Tournament of Champions on Sept. 23. His girls team took fourth in a large field that included many of the top 5A and 6A programs in the state. Contributed photos
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Sixty-four new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) earlier this month. The new officers were members of the 246th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education. Graduates included patrol officer Nathaniel Johnson of the Wichita State University Police Department. Armstrong Chamberlin has announced that Belinda Atteberry has been named to the position of director
Library book sale is this month
The Friends of the Andover Public Library will hold a book sale, one of their most popular events, on Oct. 13 and Oct. 14. All proceeds are used to provide and enhance the children’s summer reading program and year-around activities at the library. The Friends of the Library help in a variety of ways. They offer financial support for special library programs and services and volunteer assistance with children’s summer program and other activities as requested by the library director and supported by the library board of trustees. A sneak peek will be held for Friends members from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 13. Refreshments will be served. Join the Friends for $25 per year. Membership forms are available at the book sale or at the front circulation desk at the library. Hours for the sale are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14. The sale will be held in the art gallery at the library, 1511 E. Central Ave. in Andover.
The ninth annual Rotary Club of Andover Haus of Brews will be Saturday, Oct. 7. The event will take place at Treescapes, 1202 N. Andover Rd., in Andover. Enjoy an evening sampling a unique selection of local craft beer, wine, food and desserts. There will be live jazz music from the Friends University Jazz Combo. Local brewers inclue Aero Plains Brewing, River City Brewing and Walnut River Brewing. Proceeds benefit local community service projects. Tickets are $30. For tickets or more information, visit http://andoverrotaryclub.org/hausofbrews.
Haus of Brews is in October
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of client services. Atteberry brings a wealth of expertise and experience to Armstrong Chamberlin as a veteran marketing professional with experience in brand management, media planning and buying, strategic positioning and public relations. Her previous positions include marketing director at Parks Family Dealerships, owner/operator of In Sync Marketing, media director for the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau, and general manager of KHLT-FM Radio. Among many honors, she was named a Wichita Business Journal 40 under 40 Business & Community honoree in 2003 and received three Aster Awards for National Healthcare Marketing. She currently serves on the board of directors for Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center and has spent years working with many charitable and community organizations.
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Up and autumn...Are you ready for fall?
There is always talk about spring cleaning. However, there is much to be said about transitioning into fall as well. The move between summer and fall can be quite a challenge. We can sort of ease into spring, depending on the outside temperatures. But with the end of summer camps, vacations and back to school activities, summer comes to a screeching halt and fall commences. This is the perfect opportunity to make some changes around the house. First of all, a good general “clean-andsort” is in order. In the summer, doors and windows are frequently opened, letting in dust, dirt, etc. As summer activities change into fall schedules, the items you use and the way you use your spaces change. Pack up the summer gear in an organized fashion to make it easier to retrieve next spring. This is a chance to simplify your home an make it a little more stress-free. Besides storing the seasonal items, you may want to streamline your accessories and get rid of the bulk. Many people try to cram too much stuff into their spaces rather than sort out what is most important. Lighten it up and breath easier. As winter approaches, you and your family will be spending more time inside, and you certainly don’t want your home to feel claustrophobic. As you evaluate your furnishings, consider your home decor needs for fall, and yes, even the holidays. Don’t wait until the last minute to decide you need to redo your home or add that certain piece.
It’s not too early to begin thinking about holiday decor.
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Now is the time to plan for the upcoming season. This way you can get the right look rather than settle for what you can find a few days before Thanksgiving. Have a little fun and change your colors with the season. Neutrals are still a good idea for the backdrop of the room, which will allow you to add or change color with well placed accessories. This can be done without much effort or expense. Switch from your light summer colors to deeper, earthier hues for a rich autumn feel. Start with all of your fabrics, from bedding to windows. It’s about time to bring out the heavier duvet covers and thermal blankets. Pull out the throws for cozy evenings. You might consider switching out your window treatments to a heavier, insulated fabric, if possible. Be sure to bring in pillows with seasonal colors. Don’t be afraid to experiment with various sizes, textures and patterns. Keep in mind: if you like it, it works! There are many other things that you can do that will make a big impact on the ambiance of your home. Accessories and furniture with metal or leather speak to fall. A change in artwork can quickly transform a room for the season. Finally, adding candles can provide a nice glow as the days become shorter. With a change in the weather, autumn is also a great time to be outside, so don’t forget about your outdoor spaces. Comfortable seating and functional spaces are a must. An outside heater or chiminea is a bonus. Most people make significant changes in their wardrobe when the seasons change. Why not do the same for your home?
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Nov. 1-2 – Sixth annual Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Conference, Kansas Star Event Center, Mulvane. Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western Kansas. On Nov. 1, Kim Campbell, widow of country music legend Glen Campbell, will share stories about life on the road and the making of their emotional documentary, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me,” followed by a performance by Ashley and Shannon Campbell. Event will be at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $30, $20 if you are attending the the Nov. 2 conference. The conference will be 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Nov. 2. For more information or to register for these events, call 316-267-7333 or visit online, alz.org/ cwkansas.
Oct. 20 – “The Masks We Wear” cabaret fundraiser and silent auction, benefitting Thrive ICT, 7 p.m. at Ecclesia Coffee and Community. Oct. 21 – Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at WaterWalk, 515 S. Main St. Sponsored by the Central and Western Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Register online at act.alz. org, call 316-267-7333, or stop by 1820 E. Douglas. Oct. 21 – Fourth annual Spooky Science, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Exploration Place. Scare up some ghostly fun with activities for the whole family. Wear your favorite Halloween costume and more. Tickets and information at www. exploration.org. Oct. 27 – Women’s Association of the Wichita Symphony fall luncheon, at Wichita Country Club, 8501 E. 13th St. N. Check-in at 11:30 a.m. while members of the Wichita Youth Symphony perform. Lunch at noon. Program provided by Wichita Symphony Orchestra guest artist, pianist Gabriela Martinez.
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Oct. 27-28 – “How to Eat Like a Child,” Wichita Children’s Theatre and Dance Center, 201 Lulu. A hilarious musical romp through the joys and sorrows of being a child. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Oct. 27, and 2 p.m. Oct. 28. Tickets $7, call 316-262-2282. Reservations requested. Oct. 28 – Vibrant ICT #musicfornow concert, featuring Mark Foley, 4:30-5:30 p.m., at Harvester Arts, 215 N. Washington.
Oct. 29 – Vibrant ICT #musicfornow concert, featuring Unruh/Ridgeway/ Mayo, 6 p.m., at Harvester Arts, 215 N. Washington. Oct. 31 – Community orchestra, Friends University Sebits Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Adults $9, seniors and students $6. Nov. 2-4 – “White Christmas,” performed by Christian Youth Theater. Shows at 7 p.m. Nov. 2-3, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 4, at Isely Elementary School, 5256 N. Woodlawn, Bel Aire. Advance tickets $13, $11 for seniors and students. Tickets $2 more at the door. Purchase tickets online at http://cytwichita.org or call 316-682-1688. CYT is an after-school theater arts training program for students ages 4-18. CYT is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization which is funded primarily through its tuition, ticket sales, and outside contributions.
Oct. 23 – Jazz ensemble and jazz vocal ensemble, Friends University Sebits Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Featuring Kelley Hunt. Tickets $15, seniors and students $12.
Through Jan. 1 – Hall of Heroes, traveling exhibit at Exploration Place. Unleash your superpowers and test your skills including balance, hanging ability, grip strength, jumping and more! Investigate movie props, costumes, memorabilia and rare artifacts, including a full-scale “half ” replica of the 1960s Batmobile. Exhibit is included in general admission. Tickets and information at www.exploration.org.
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Cost is $18. Reservations due by Oct. 23, call Janet Elliott at 316-265-4492. Guests and newcomers welcome.
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