The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to advance active participation in music, has made the school district one of 388 across the country to receive the Best Communities for Music Education designation for 2015.
I’m one of those people that if forced to choose would more often than not take the company of canines over people. They’re great listeners, nonjudgmental and don’t talk back. Does it get any better than that? I mean, really, who cares how much they shed?
Today, at a time when much of law enforcement’s focus has shifted from domestic to foreign terrorism, a network of extremism is again spreading throughout the land. “The wall between extremism and mainstream has really come down significantly,” said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University-San Bernardino.
“Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning book, becomes an amazing documentary. Every so often, we encounter a story that reaffirms my belief that our country, our world, is, in fact, heading in the right direction.
A new school financing law that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed last month created winners and losers. The Shawnee Mission and Blue Valley school districts emerged in the winners’ bracket. But it’s much too early to start celebrating the gains.
I’m a hoarder of thoughts and facts. Always trying to save more information than I am accessed to hold. I need a good spring cleaning to free up some room and hang an air freshener to get rid of the bad stuff.
I know it’s nothing new to strut your stuff. But back in the day we did it at the local pool and our Sears Lemon Frog swimwear was no Victoria’s Secret cheekster bikini. Our daughters have so much more to offer humankind than a selfie of their butt.
Johnson County Commission Chairman Ed Eilert hit most of the right highlights recently in his State of the County address. But the county also has some challenges it must face when it comes to improved libraries and parks.
Is there anything more delightful and innocent than an Easter egg hunt? The short answer is yes because I’ve been to a couple that had more in common with a mud-wrestling throwdown at a bar during dollar beer night than a springtime frolic through a meadow dotted with wildflowers, butterflies and hand-dyed eggs.