- Nonprofit group Giving Grove plants trees to feed hungry
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Award-winning illustrator Shane Evans has always wanted to nurture community through his art, and Chocolate Me, his book with longtime best friend and actor Taye Diggs, is his vehicle.
Hectic holiday schedules make hanging out with friends hard. Between Black Friday and Christmas, calendars feel the crunch. And so do our wallets, what with all of the traveling and long lists of loved ones to shop for. Thats why I like the idea of giving an experience as a gift.
There are few greater hallmarks of winter’s arrival than the frigid winds of December or the omnipresent sound of Christmas carols filling the air wherever you go. Every store you walk in and every commercial you hear reminds you that the holiday season is officially here. It is the classic carols that always get me with warm feelings and a curiously building hunger as I hear a nostalgia-laden chorus sing, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, jack frost nipping at your nose.”
With our frigid weather this week, all we want is warmth in our tummies. So if youre in the mood for stew (or soup), heres a roundup of recipes we recently published to give you ideas for winter meals.
Three months ago, owner Rita Peach Madl learned the Plaza Grill & Cinema in quaint historic downtown Ottawa, Kan., might be the oldest still-operating cinema in the world. Madl plans to market the Plaza as the worlds oldest movie theater and create a museum about the history of movies and movie houses.
Norman Killmon of Olathe is in charge of roasting and quality control at the Roasterie, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Killmon has been with the company since its early days, when he lived with founder Danny ONeill in ONeills Brookside home and the two roasted coffee in the basement at night.
Using vintage jewelry, floral elements, unorthodox colors and repurposed decorations, Erica Kay Thowe, owner of Erica Kay Interior Design, Dianne Ripper, of DR Designs Jewelry , Studio Dan Meiners and Shannon Myers and Erica Rigdon, co-owners of Charm, put a fresh spin on a staple of holiday decor.
Kenneth Sherman, vice president and director of special events at Trapp and Co., Arlene Ladegaard, Design Connection of Overland Park, Jan Kyle, Jan Kyle Design of Westwood and Joe Haas, interior designer at Webster House tell us how they decorate their own Christmas trees.
Jon David Couzens, whose case prompted a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese that resulted in a $2.25 million settlement, is suing the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. The lawsuit alleges that Catholic League President Bill Donohue published false statements about Couzens in news releases.
Sang Cicada to the Butterfly, a thesis film made by Sara Perkins, a filmmaker who is graduating this month from the Kansas City Institute of Art, explores Christian redemption in contemporary lives. Voice-overs of Jesus words during his final tribulation provide the framework.
DEAR MISS MANNERS: Over the years, the gift-giving experience of grandparent to granddaughter has developed into a kind of predictable dance: A grandparent will call us and note that granddaughter’s birthday/Christmas is approaching. They will then ask what she wants.
DEAR ABBY: I am a single 25-year-old man with a 15-month-old son. I didn’t plan on having any children, but my son is everything to me. His mother and I did not work out well living together. We had different priorities and personalities and could not comfortably coexist.