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Posts for November 2011

Henry’s Candy Company in Dexter Offers Sweet Results

There it was, the fancy cut rock candy I always found in my stocking on Christmas morning when I was a child. It was surrounded by all my grown-up holiday favorites - divinity, fudge, peppermint bark, peanut brittle, and old fashioned hard ribbon candy in red, green and white. They were all at Henry’s Candy Company in Dexter, where there are over 100 kinds of hand-produced candy just waiting to be unwrapped and savored.

Posted on November 29, 2011 9:46AM by Cecilia Harris

Kansas Pheasant Hunting

It was just getting light, and we were last in a line of four vehicles slowing down along a sepia-shaded stubble field to our right. Dust lingered in the air, creating red halos around the taillights of the trucks in front of us. I leaned up to look out the window on the passenger side of the truck, wondering what the stubble field held and feeling such incredible excitement, I thought I would burst.

Posted on November 24, 2011 3:07PM by Mike Miller

Discover Priceless Moments with your Kids: The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center

My favorite moment on our family’s recent trip to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center was standing outside a Plexiglas-walled room watching my 3-year-old paint his name. He still gets the “J” backwards most of the time, but the concentration on his little face while mixing colors and spreading wide strokes across his temporary canvass was a priceless sight to see.

Posted on November 22, 2011 11:31AM by Karen Ridder

A Nice Drive in the Glacial Hills

A Buffalo Soldier monument in Fort Leavenworth initiated our recent trek up the Glacial Hills Scenic Byway. The monument pays tribute to the 9th & 10th Cavalry Regiments. These groups of Black soldiers got their nickname in the Indian Wars. Native Americans said they were brave and fierce in battle - like the Buffalo. Since my son is a huge fan of the Civil War era Cavalry, this was a great way to start an historic and picturesque drive up the eastern edge of the state.

Posted on November 15, 2011 10:19AM by Karen Ridder

Top 10 Surprises Along Lawrence’s Massachusetts Street

Slowly strolling down Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, I realized this area is way more than just a place to hang out with friends, dine at a fun restaurant or shop for trendy clothing and specialty foods. Taking the time to look, really look, at the uniqueness of Mass Street with fresh eyes, I discovered some amazing attributes related to art, culture and heritage that I never before noticed.

Posted on November 10, 2011 1:03PM by Cecilia Harris

Making tracks

Up for a challenge? How about a 51-mile bike ride through Eastern Kansas? Or maybe you can turn that into a trek on foot.Even if you don't want to push your limits, however, you can still enjoy a stroll or short bike ride anywhere along the Prairie Spirit Trail.

Posted on November 8, 2011 10:05AM by Dennis Toll

Pig Out at Zarda Bar-B-Q in Lenexa

I get pretty fired up about eating at a family-owned barbecue restaurant with one-of-a-kind flavors. So when I entered Zarda Bar-B-Q in Lenexa and learned there are 24 – yes 24 – secret herbs ...

Posted on November 3, 2011 9:55AM by Cecilia Harris


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