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Here’s how to approach Christmas music: with love. And an open mind. Some recommendations …
First came Black Friday, then Cyber Monday and, earlier this week, Green Monday. These sales are sending us straight into a self-indulgent holiday. Discounts are fun, I know. But as you trim your trees and wrap your gifts, be thankful and just know that it feels good to give back, too. I mean this is the season when the giving gets easy.
Stuffed smoked jalapeno poppers are everywhere in the competition barbecue and tailgating circuit. I have yet to find them in local barbecue joints.
Unlike the old adage about sex when its bad, its still pretty good a bad chili dog is just plain bad. But a good chili dog is an iconic American food that deserves a place alongside pizza, fried chicken and barbecued ribs. Such a creation is the Killer Chili Dog at Sandbar Subs in Lawrence.
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.
Pope Francis is carving out his own place in the fast changing culture of today’s world.
Testing 6th century B.C. materials in Nepal offers possibility for earlier death
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I’m not sure I believe in God. I’d believe in him, I suppose, if he actually spoke to me or something like that, but he never has, and I doubt if he ever will. I’d like to believe, but I just can’t make myself do it. — A.D.
DEAR ABBY: My 17-year-old daughter, “Erica,” is planning to marry her 24-year-old boyfriend. I use the term “boyfriend” loosely because their relationship consists entirely of texting, talking on the phone and the Internet. There has been no dating or getting to know each other in person. Erica is intent on marrying this man even though he has lied to her several times in addition to having lied to us. She is planning to attend a four-year college.