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Tony’s Jewelry & Custom Design Introduces New Italian Jewelry Line
“We have just returned from the create very unique, one-of- and a good variety of charms, includ-
JCK show in Las Vegas, which is the a-kind matching wedding ing many religious designs. You’ll
largest jewelry show in the world,” bands or design a wedding also find attractive sterling silver ear-
shares Tony Lee, owner of Tony’s ring to match an engage- rings, pendants, men’s and women’s
Jewelry & Custom Design. “That ment ring—custom design rings and bracelets set with a variety
means we have many exciting new is my specialty. of semi-precious gemstones. And, if
items in our store! One of the lines “Father’s Day is June you’re looking for an inexpensive
we’re encouraging people to come in 17th, and we have a nice gift for a teen, there are some “fun”
and see is our Nomination line from selection of men’s Timex jewelry pieces such as colored stone
Italy. One of their design collections, watches as well as money slides and bracelets, and carved jade
Sorrento (pictured here), features styl- clips and business card necklaces.
ized Italian suns, accented with pink cases, which are suitable “We also have a good selection of
rhodium. The majority of Nomina- for engraving. Or, maybe colored birthstone jewelry,” adds
tion’s jewelry pieces are of silver, Dad would like a hand- Tony. “A birthstone pendant or ring
rhodium-plated silver and pink rhodi- some ring as a gift. We always makes a special gift, and our
um, which is a great new look. The with black diamonds. We’ve seen have many great designs in white prices on rings start as low as $150.
company also creates some gorgeous these rings priced elsewhere for hun- and yellow gold, including some that Our lower overhead (being off the
pearl designs. We carry selections in dreds of dollars—but ‘take heart’— are set with diamonds in black onyx. Wanamaker strip) enables us to keep
earrings, bracelets and pendants and ours start at just $99, and those with “All rings, of course, can be sized our prices very reasonable. And
they are all affordably-priced even the black diamonds are only $120. to fit, and I do all ring sizing, jewel- remember, we buy old gold (and some
though the ‘look’ is pure luxury. They make perfect wedding bands, ry repairs, jewelry restoration and silver) jewelry for cash on the spot.”
“We’ve also added some stunning especially for people who are custom designs right here, on-site. I Tony’s Jewelry & Custom Design
new designs to our line of Tungsten ‘rough’ on regular jewelry, because designed the store’s layout so cus- has always been a locally-owned fam-
rings and bracelets. These are non- they are practically indestructible. tomers can watch me work at my ily-run business. It is located at 5660
scratchable and have a lifetime war- “We also have a great selection of jeweler’s bench.” SW 29th, in the Barrington Village
ranty to prove it. Just ask to see our wedding sets and engagement rings, Tony’s Jewelry & Custom Design shopping center. Store hours are
demonstration of their durability! and because we sell beautiful loose also carries gold and sterling silver 10AM to 6PM Monday through Fri-
Some of the new rings have laser- diamonds, too, people have the option neck chains, earrings, diamond ten- day, and 10AM to 2PM on Saturdays.
engraved designs, some have enam- of choosing their own diamond and nis bracelets, gorgeous cocktail Please call 785-272-6556 for fur-
eled colored insets and others are set having a ring custom-made. I can rings, watches for men and women ther information.
New Technology Could Help You Get The Shaped Body You Want!
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herein are not intended as
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Business Manager for Ultimate treatments, many clients see changes
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Page 2 June/July 2012 TOPEKA TODAY!
Musical Adventures And Lively Fun Find Pain Relief At Heights Atlas
Await Children In Miss Sylvia’s Classes Orthogonal Chiropractic Clinic
“This summer, for children ages “In order to provide the highest
two to 4 1/2 years, we will offer degree of accuracy in helping to fine
two classes: Twist & Turn and tune the nervous system, we use a
Nimble & Quick,” says Dr. Sylvia Sigma Instrument when treating
Hamilton, Director of Music & patients at Heights Atlas Orthog-
Movement with Miss Sylvia. onal Chiropractic Clinic,” relates
“Both classes are based on nursery owner, Dr. Connie Lang, D.C.,
rhymes re-imagined with music B.C.A.O. “Initially, we assess a
and movement. The children will patient’s medical history and learn
share wonderful experiences in what might be the cause of their pain
music-making with singing, danc- or discomfort. Many ailments are a
ing and playing simple instruments. result of improper nerve flow due to
Both classes are two-week ses- misalignment of the vertebrae. That’s (L-R) B: Connie Lang, D.C., B.C.A.O.;
where we are able to help. Kelli Havel. F: Stacy Struble-Landis,
sions: June 18-21 and June 25-28.
D.C., B.C.A.O. & Mary Colleen Becker
Our Twist and Turn classes will “The heart of the Sigma system is
meet from 9:30 to 10:00...and our the piezo electric sensor. This is the layman’s terms) by ‘unsticking’ the
Musical Arts degree from the
Nimble & Quick classes, from same technology that the aviation joint. The treatment allows us to use
University of Kansas. She is
10:15 to 11:45. industry and engineers have used in comfortable low-force percussion to
Certified through the Early
“Summer classes will be held at Childhood Music and Movement order to test metal fatigue in aircraft treat the area by oscillation in a cal-
Grace Episcopal Cathedral at 701 Association as a specialist in early and bridge spans. culated sub-harmonic frequency.
SW 8th, as will our Fall studio childhood music education, and is a “Upon evaluation of a patient’s This oscillation is not only gentle
classes for children from birth licensed instructor of Musikgarten. spine, sine waves are produced and but is also felt in the deep tissues,
through age seven. Sylvia also recently received the displayed on the Ultralign’s analysis releasing the dysfunction and
“Fall classes include Family YWCA “Woman of Excellence” screen. The sine waves from the inflammation found in the deepest
Music for Babies, Family Music for award in the Business Category of analysis gives the doctor of chiro- parts of the muscles.”
Toddlers, and Music of the Seasons. less than 50 employees. practic information about the verte- Call for an appointment with Dr.
These classes will encourage the Enroll now for Summer classes bra’s various components of motion. Connie Lang or Dr. Stacy Struble-
development of the natural musical and secure a class for your child for The Ultralign can isolate a problem Landis D.C., B.C.A.O. Heights
gifts all children are born with. Fall as well. To enroll on-line, go to area faster and more accurately than Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic
Music can be a source of joy and www.childmusic.org for complete manual procedures. Clinic, at 3444 SE 6th Ave., is
success for them, and help them information and fees. You may also “The Ultralign utilizes a precise located at the corner of SE Rice
value and be sensitive to that which call Dr. Sylvia Hamilton at 785- oscillating force with uninterrupted Road and 6th. Call 785-354-
is beautiful.” 271-8322, or email her at: motion. It is able to increase the 8909. Their website is:
Sylvia received her Doctor of email@example.com. mobility of the spinal segments (in www.heightsaochiropractic.com
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with fewer than 62 college credit design, and programming. Classes marks on my tummy and that annoying cellulite on the front of my legs.
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TOPEKA TODAY! June/July 2012 Page 3
Eyewear Unique Is Topeka’s
Upscale Optical Boutique Draperies by Dorothy
“We aim to always experienced in helping 45 Years Strong!
stay a step ahead of select just the right frame No matter how long we are in business, some questions
the changing styles to flatter a person’s face.
in eyewear fash- repeat themselves. We want to answer a few...
That saves our clients the
ions,” says Eric • Didn’t draperies go out of style?
hours of frustration that New trends become popular with the times. Draperies are a classic
Enns, owner of might be spent trying on
Eyewear Unique, at -Tornado
staple, but there are endless ways to make them, such as the
dozens of frames, with- currently popular grommets and goblet pleats.
5938 SW 17th Street, out guidance, to finally
Suite 400. • What if I don’t want a full drapery?
find a frame that’s perfect Sometimes side panels are an answer. Often valances add the right
“We’ve been for their face and person-
Topeka’s upscale amount of softness, color and style—ranging from tailored to
ality.” Victorian, minimal to extravagant. Creating unique designs is our
since 1975, offering Visit Eyewear Unique specialty.
exclusive lines of for an incredible selec- • Do you do blinds?
designer frames and tion of designer-brand Absolutely! From 1/2" aluminum to 3" wood blinds and shutters.
-Tornado frames such as: Hunter Douglas and Comfortex are two of our leading edge suppliers
prescription lens ful- FREUDENHAUS who regularly come out with new and innovative products.
fillment. We offer many styles and etnia • What’s the newest trend?
lines of prescription, reading and ROBERT MARC MAINHATTAN Screen shades are burgeoning in popularity, not only in businesses
sunglass frames that are not avail- but in homes, allowing you to see out while blocking much outside
able elsewhere in Topeka.” view and protecting from UV rays.
“Our store handles the style and BEVEL • Are you Dorothy?
quality of eyewear people would PORSCHE DESIGN Dorothy Kaiser left active duty at our shop in 1990. Since then
expect to find in upscale boutiques john varvatos “Dorothy” has become more of a concept than a person. We are proud
in cities such as New York or of our heritage of old-fashioned ethics and attention to detail that the
L.A.,” says Angie (McKinney) Art of Sewing demands. As we celebrate 45 years in business, we
Tardiff, Eyewear Unique’s store look forward to becoming a permanent part of Kansas as we and
manager. “We specialize in high Eyewear Unique is located beside other “Dorothys” continue the good work.
quality eyewear...most of our Canada Drug at 5938 SW 17th
designer frames are made of pure Street; open Mon.-Fri. from 10AM to
Titanium, sterling silver hinges and 6PM and Sat. from 10 to 3. Call them
cotton-based plastic. at 785-271-7356—and be sure to
“We stay informed on the latest visit their informative website: 1215 Gage • 272-8170
trends and styles, and are very EyewearUniqueTopeka.com.
Innovative Health & Memory Care For Seniors Available At Peggy Kelly Houses
Two attractive homes in Topeka “The interior floor plans in each residents eat together, adding to the
look like any others on quiet streets Kelly House are unique in that close-knit family environment.
in pleasant neighborhoods. They they keep our residents always in Also, the longevity of staff members
were built, however, by the daughter our sight. All rooms open to our provide a comforting familiarity to
of Peggy Kelly for the sole purpose center communal areas of dining residents. Many have been with us
of caring for her mother and others and living rooms. Personal rooms for several years. Michelle Ideker,
suffering with memory problems. include private bathrooms and who was recently promoted to
Peggy Kelly House I, on 211 SW comfortable sleeping areas, which Office Manager, has been here for
Randolph was constructed in 1993, can be decorated with a resident’s 10 years, and other members have
to provide an innovative and com- own belongings. Small pets are served with us for at least 15 years.
prehensive approach to memory even welcome. The Houses also “Residents also get to participate
care. Peggy Kelly House II, at 1800 have aviaries in their ‘quiet in fun activities like picnics and bar-
SW Fairmont, was later constructed Residents enjoy a variety of activities such rooms,’ which are calm spaces beques, craft projects, or playing
as participating in creating spring planters
for those needing more medically where families can sit and visit. bingo or cards. And, we have a van
complex or end of life care. thoroughly enjoy. “Studies show that those suffering for outings such as trips to Perkins
“We provide a family environment “Our approach to memory care is to with memory problems seem to for pie and coffee, or to see the
with personalized care,” explains provide a calm, happy atmosphere function best with a minimum of sights around Lake Shawnee. Our
Nicole Koehn, LPN and Director of where residents feel at home and noise or disarray and a regular rou- gardeners enjoy trips to Jackson’s
both Kelly houses. “A nurse is on useful to their fellow ‘family’ mem- tine. We provide three meals and and Tulip Time in the spring, or vis-
duty or ‘on call’ 24/7, and help is bers. We do this by encouraging and three snacks a day and the meals are iting the Rose Garden in Gage Park.
always there when needed. We can helping them continue with good served family-style. The staff and And, we always go to see the
accommodate a maximum of 10 resi- social skills and by providing them Festival of Lights put on by TARC
dents (at each house) and accept peo- with daily activities that keep them at Christmas-time.
ple who are having memory problems involved in their community. We find “With our calm and structured
to the extent that it causes concern for out what they used to do, and what atmosphere, we find that people
their own safety, such as Alzheimer's they might still enjoy participating in who have not done well in other
or dementia. We’ve recently added that will keep them alert and facilities...such as getting ‘lost’ or
more staff at Kelly House I, to pro- involved in life. Some like to help at ‘in trouble’...often thrive here. We
vide for a better continuum of care as meals or snack times by setting or also coach family members in
our residents age. clearing the tables, or assisting with how to deal with this disease.”
“Both Kelly Houses are currently washing dishes while others enjoy For more information, please
undergoing ‘face lifts’ with new car- staying busy by folding linens for the call 785-383-7350 to schedule a
peting, decor and bathroom fixtures. home. These activities put them into visit to determine if a Peggy Kelly
We’ve also added big, new flat a functioning family atmosphere Preparing a special treat for “family” members House might be a good fit for
screen TV’s, which the residents where they feel useful and needed. brings a happy smile to an active resident your loved one.
Page 4 June/July 2012 TOPEKA TODAY!
A New Reasonably Priced Stairlift Michele Holley Provides Consistent
Can Improve Your Quality Of Life Communication With Clients
What happens when “The Elan offers a “Over the years, I’ve “I communicate with, and
your staircase be- long list of standard learned that consistent update my clients at least
comes an impedi- features that are usu- communication is what once a week and I am also
ment? Is your lifestyle ally found only on is most important to buy- always available to answer
reduced? It need not more expensive units, ers and sellers. They just questions.
be. A Bruno stairlift yet the simplicity in want to be informed,” “Whether it’s a purchase
can ensure that your design makes it easier says Michele Holley a or a sale, the goal is to help
journey up and down and less costly to REALTOR® for Keller each client get what they
stairs will be easy and install than other Williams Legacy want. I achieve that goal by
uneventful. stairlifts. Partners, Inc. focusing on them and not
“Now, going up and “Safety features in- “Selecting the right myself.
down stairs has never clude an adjustable REALTOR® for the sale “Keller Williams has only
been so effortless and height, offset swivel or purchase of a home is been in Topeka for about a
inexpensive,” says seat that allows for an extremely important Michele Holley year, but with over 600
Rex Fox, co-owner of safe access at the top decision. It’s the difference between offices located across the U.S. and
Banner Mobility of the stairs, and safe- a dream come true or a disaster. As Canada, they’re the second-largest
Resources, Inc. “The Elan stairlift ty sensors on the foot plate and car- a REALTOR®, the client’s needs are U.S. residential real estate firm in
from Bruno offers features usually riage that stop the unit whenever an my #1 priority. I keep them well- North America. They treat their asso-
associated with top-of-the-line obstruction is detected. A continu- informed throughout the entire ciates as partners and reward us for
models at an entry model price. ous charge contact allows the unit to process and do everything in my working as a team to better serve our
“Customers are amazed at all the charge at any point on the rail.” power to help them get what they clients. I’m also thrilled with the cut-
features included in the Bruno Elan Banner Mobility can accommo- desire in a home. ting-edge technology we have access
stairlift! Its rack and pinion drive date you with Bruno’s extended line “Having had a couple of bad real to that helps us to market our homes
delivers a ride which is smooth and of stairlifts for any need...whether estate experiences before I became more effectively.”
quiet, while a handsome rail hides you want a straight rail, a custom a REALTOR® has given me empa- Michele has received numerous
all mechanical components. In addi- curved stairlift or an outdoor unit. thy. Clients appreciate that I truly sales awards during her seven years
tion, the seat, armrest and footrest For service after the sale, buy understand the joy and stress that as a REALTOR®, but her most
all fold up into a compact unit, so locally. Visit Banner Mobility buying or selling a home can bring. rewarding accomplishment, she
family and friends will not have to Resources, Inc. at 231 SE 53rd “Reaching a successful closing says, is being the mother of 5 chil-
awkwardly maneuver around it to Street—open Mon.-Fri. from 9AM requires paying attention to an dren.
use the stairs. The unit is so com- to 5PM. Call 785-235-3070 for incredible number of details. I have Call Michele Holley today to sell
pact it can be installed to allow a more information, and see their web systems in place that ensure a or buy a home tomorrow—785-
door to close at the top of the stairs sites: www.bannermobility.com smooth closing process and relieve 806-5509. Or, you can email her at:
if necessary. or www.bruno.com. any unnecessary stress. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Physicals Are Important For Pets, Just As They Are For Humans
“Most people go to the doctor We are looking for anything that’s been faithful with getting regular
when they are not feeling well in lieu ‘not right,’ such as joint pain, physicals for their pet, it is extreme-
of an annual physical,” says Darrell infected teeth, or a tumor. Lab ly helpful. We will have a record,
Carder, DVM, owner of Stone tests or X-rays can help us find a and a history to look at, so we can
House Animal Hospital P.A. hidden problem, that can then be pick up on smaller changes in an
“However, annual physicals for pets taken care of before it gets too animal’s health more quickly, and
are crucial for the opposite reason. advanced. get them the help needed to bring
Their instinct is to hide any distress “We may find an abnormality them back to enjoying a pain-free,
or discomfort allowing the problems that is not serious...nothing to happy life with the family.”
to get more advanced before being worry about. Or, we might find
detected. Annual physicals give us something that needs to be Stone House Animal Hospital
the opportunity to find a potential ‘watched’ at home for any P.A. is located at the SE corner of
problem earlier. Prevention of any changes that might occur. Or we 10th & Fairlawn. It is open 365
process or disease is the best. Early may need to do a biopsy if a days a year, including holidays.
detection is the next best thing. tumor is detected, to rule out can- They offer 24-hour emergency care
“People need to understand that fun- Dr. Carder with patient Smokey Snavely cer. In all cases we record our as well as extended office hours
damental fact about their pets: It is an “Pet owners may also believe that findings, and that builds a history seven days a week.
animal’s very nature to hide their a ‘slow down’ in their pet is because for the patient that we can consult at Full and part-time Veterinarians
physical problems for a reason. In the they’re getting older. The aging any forthcoming visits, or at their on staff include: Darrell Carder
‘wild,’ an animal who appears to be process is not always the culprit, next year’s physical. DVM, Heather Eller DVM, Maria
weak or ailing will be the first one a however. The ‘slow down’ may indi- “Noting areas of concern, such as Albright DVM and Gena Holthaus
predator will go after. That instinct, cate arthritis or some other dis- with the teeth, enables us to catch DVM. Call 785-228-9411 to make
therefore, to hide pain and illness ease...and treatments such as supple- any changes early, before they’re an appointment, or for additional
still exists in all animals today. ments, a change in nutrition or pain past being able to help. Blood tests, information.
“For instance, most pet owners meds can have an old dog feeling and checking liver
don’t usually lift the lips and look at lively again. or kidney func-
their dog’s teeth, yet dental infection “Because we do not see a pet on a tions are especial-
is a prominent cause of a pet’s dete- daily basis, subtle changes are more ly important. We
rioration. The owner may notice that noticeable. I always want the owner can’t replace a
their pet isn’t eating like it used to, to give me an account of the ani- pet’s kidneys, so it
or has less energy, but not realize mal’s history, especially in geriatric is vital to catch
how serious the problem might be. A or Senior patients. This gives us any kidney prob-
dog will suffer in silence until the information to base our assessment lem before it gets
disease process gets so bad they can- on. The annual physical for a pet is a out-of-hand.
not hide it any more. front to back - top to bottom exam. “If an owner has
TOPEKA TODAY! June/July 2012 Page 5
Once More Decor Celebrates A Quilt Shop Fun Run Coming Soon!
Decade In Business “There are no ‘lazy days of sum-
mer’ for us,” says Pat Schremmer,
“It doesn’t seem possible that 10 owner of Stitching Traditions in
years have gone by since we Holliday Square. “We’re always busy
opened,” shares Catherine (Cat)
here with exciting classes, on-going
Gates, owner of the up-scale con-
signment shop Once More Decor. club meetings and special events.
“We’re blessed to be able to say that “Just winding up with the Kansas
business is stronger than ever. In Prairie Shop Hop (June 7-10), we’re
today’s economy, and with in- already looking forward to the Quilt
creased concern for the environ- Shop Fun Run, July 7-14. There are
ment, more and more people are six shops to visit...drawing cards from
supporting our philosophy that ‘it each shop to build a winning hand.
makes sense to save the energy it round country table with built-in First Prize is a $50 gift certificate
takes to make new, by recycling ‘Lazy Susan,’ and 8 chairs plus a from each shop! Get all the fun details
once loved, well-constructed furni- matching hutch. at our shop or in our newsletter.
ture and accessories.’ “We have La-Z-Boy recliners and “Our summer classes include: Pat Schremmer with her quilt,
Cutwork Embroidery, Beginning “Patriotic Stars”
“With summer here, and families two Emerson leather chairs in light
moving from one location to another, gray, as well as a burgundy leather Quilt Making I and T-Shirt Quilting. miss our new BOM - A Gardener’s
we have acquired lots of merchan- love seat with recliner. Among our I’m the instructor for Mom & Me— Alphabet. The 22 blocks in this ele-
dise in the store with more on the numerous hutches we have an a chance for moms to partner up with gant botanical quilt are richly
way! Our stock changes on a daily unusual one of Oriental design, a child (age 8 and above) to make a embroidered and also crayon tinted
basis, so wise shoppers stop in often painted black, with a multitude of small, pretty quilt together. Classes for added dimension and realism.
to get first choice on the best buys! drawers, cupboards and shelves. are June 19 & 26 and July 3 & 10. Jan Richardson is the presenter.”
“At this writing we have really “Bedroom sets include everything Jane Buckley will teach Kaleido- The Summer Newsletter was sent
beautiful ‘like new’ sofas and uphol- from 4-posters to a twin-size head scope Star Rings by ‘Quilt Mo- out mid-May. If you didn’t get one,
stered chairs in modern and tradition- and foot-board that looks like a pret- ments’ on June 21st, 23rd and July pick up a copy in the shop. Every
al designs. We also have a huge vari- ty white picket fence.” 7th. Martha Gabehart will be the Newsletter has complete informa-
ety of dining room sets such as a very Let Cat sell your “once loved” instructor for Beginning Hand tion on class schedules plus great
modern glass and metal table on a pieces. She’s always looking for Appliqué on July 12th and 28th; Ruth in-store coupons.
black & white marble base...a 6-foot quality items for the store. Call— Powers will teach Beginning Stitching Traditions Quilt Shop,
narrow ‘Shaker-style’ table, topped 785-267-6342. Once More Decor Machine Quilting on July 14th, and at 3005 SW Topeka Boulevard in
with glass (perfect for an eat-in is open Mon.-Sat. at 3009 SW Jane Buckley will teach Flowing Holliday Square, is also Topeka’s
kitchen or even as a desk)...a large Topeka Blvd. in Holliday Square. Colors classes July 19, 21 & August premier dealer of Husqvarna
oak dining room table with 6 uphol- Watch for their ‘Red Line’ tags, 4 - turning strip piecing into a work Viking sewing machines. Call 785-
stered-seat chairs...and a very large indicating a 50% markdown! of art in a wall quilt. And, don’t 266-4130 for more information.
MaidPro Provides Great House Cleaning Services With Affordable Prices
“I recently sold a business and was provide the special services services make appointments to stop
in the market for something new,” that are most valuable to by and estimate the size and cost,
says Casey Worcester. “My criteria them,” says Casey. “We have 4 etc. We feel this takes up that pre-
was—I wanted a business that boys so my wife is very partic- cious time our customers value, and
offered a service to the community, ular about the cleanliness of we’re in the business of saving peo-
required excellent customer service our bathrooms. Other people ple time and money.”
and was affordable for its customers. have different areas of con- Call MaidPro today and you may
I found exactly what I was looking cern. That’s why our slogan soon be agreeing with what this
for in MaidPro professional clean- is—‘Because Your Standards North Topeka mom said:
ing services. Aren’t Standard.’ With every “Amazing! I tried MaidPro for the
“MaidPro gives people the oppor- cleaning we leave a customer first time last week and I’m still in
tunity to buy themselves more time comment card. Customers are awe! The cleaner went way above
to spend with their families or enjoy encouraged to leave us feed- and beyond any other cleaner that
their favorite leisure activities. And, back on-line, to let us know I’ve used in the past. She covered
we are also invaluable to people who smaller offices. ‘how we’re doing.’ Customers may every inch of my house including
suffer from health problems or, for “Our bonded and insured maids are also call our office with any concerns. vacuuming my furniture and dusting
one reason or another, are unable to professionally trained in residential “We complete 95% of all clean- my wood blinds. I’ll never use
clean their homes on their own. A house cleaning...particularly in kit- ings with only one service provider. another cleaner again.”
maid service can be a luxury for peo- chens, bathrooms, floors and dusting. That means there are less people in Call MaidPro today at 785-380-
ple to enjoy or, for some, the neces- Our ‘49-Point Checklist’ makes sure the home, and clients can get to 2283 for your home or light com-
sary help they deeply appreciate. that everything is cleaned right, on know their cleaner and get personal- mercial cleaning needs. You can
“Because we provide high quality, time, every time.” ized service from them. also visit them online at:
reliable service at a reasonable rate, A few jobs from MaidPro’s 49- “We are so confident about our www.maidpro.com/topeka.
our clients are very loyal. Once they Point Check List include: cleaning services, we guarantee
experience our work, most become • All floors vacuumed or mopped. them. If a customer is not satisfied Call now for a FREE cleaning!
repeat customers. • All areas are dusted and/or cleaned with our cleaning in a certain area of Sign up for weekly or
“MaidPro aims to be the premiere on top, on front and underneath. (All their home or office, they can sim-
maid and house cleaning service in ply call us within 24 hours and we
biweekly service and get your
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Topeka. Whether a homeowner replaced.) will re-clean the area to their satis- 5th cleaning for FREE!
wants weekly, bi-weekly, or a one- • All baseboards and blinds, lamps faction at no additional charge. No contract ever required.
time cleaning service, we’ll design and ceiling fans are dusted. “Because we know our customers
our maid service around their needs. • All trash is emptied. are busy people, we use an extreme-
We clean homes in-and-around the • Inside of microwave is cleaned. ly accurate software program that
Topeka and Lawrence areas. We also “What makes MaidPro the best? allows us to give a cost estimate
offer light commercial cleaning for We listen to our customers and we over the phone. Many cleaning
Page 6 June/July 2012 TOPEKA TODAY!
Elite Private Care—The Seniors’
Choice In Home Caregiver Service
“ ‘What can we do for your fami-
ly?’ That’s the question we ask fam-
ilies with Seniors living at home,”
says Arlene Pratt, owner of Elite
Private Care. “Caring for an aging
and ailing loved one can be a daunt-
ing task. Most families make an
effort to keep their elderly loved
ones at home, sacrificing much of
their own lives in the process. For
some families, caregiving begins to
take its toll and they eventually find
themselves being forced to consider
alternatives or outside assistance. Arlene Pratt, owner
“Elite Private Care offers a variety
of non-medical services tailored to care service. Trust is an important
each client’s personal needs. We factor, as is availability and de-
have no minimum requirements so pendability. For many, Elite Private Over 80 years ago, when women were discouraged from getting advanced
it’s economical to utilize our services Care’s home services have been the degrees, let alone one in science—Merle Norman graduated as a chemist
only when they are most needed. We best solution for helping them and went on to develop Merle Norman Cosmetics in her own kitchen!
can assist our clients with bathing, maintain healthy, happy lifestyles.” Today, Merle Norman Cosmetics is still a family-owned American
household chores, taking them to More and more families are uti- company that takes pride in its development of high-quality skin care
doctors, getting groceries or just lizing senior care services that are products and one of the broadest lines of foundations and fashionable
giving them a fresh air ‘outing.’ Our provided in the comfort and safety colors. Our products—as well as every compact, jar, bottle and tube
services are available from one-to- of their home. Not only is it the
most satisfying care available, but
in which they are packaged—are made in the United States. Our
twenty-four hours a day, seven days “Try Before You Buy” philosophy is your assurance of satisfaction.
a week. What is most important, it can also be more affordable.
however, is that our caregivers do Contact Kay Timmons of Elite
not see this as a job, but as a won- Private Care at 785-806-9871...
derful opportunity to improve or Arlene Pratt at 785-806-8119, or
Barbara Powers at 785-806-9872. C O S M E T I C S T U D I O
enhance the quality of life for the
people they care for. For additional information, please FAIRLAWN PLAZA MALL
“We understand the concerns a see their website: 785-272-0774
family has when selecting a home- www.eliteprivatecare.com.
Newly Remodeled Bennett’s Sewing Center Has Janome’s Newest Machine
“There is nothing else on the altering length and width You’ll love Bennett’s Sewing
market that compares to and adding it to combi- Center’s fresh new look. With their
Janome’s new Horizon 12000,” nations. recent remodel, they’ve added more
says Don Bennett of Bennett’s • Introducing the Linear fabric shelving and created an open
Sewing Center. “We’ve just Motion Embroidery floor plan so you can easily see
returned from the introductory SystemTM across the store. They’ve expanded
presentation/seminar of this new It slips neatly onto the their fabric collection, offering about
machine, and we were blown back of your machine to 800 bolts of flannels and 4,000 bolts
away by all the features, many of give you a bigger of quality Quilter’s Fabrics (begin-
them which are exclusive to embroidery area than ning at $2.99 per yd.). They have a
Janome. It truly gives sewers the ever before. So cleverly good line of military, EMS and
opportunity to expand their engineered, it’s the only “landscaping” fabric for quilters
sewing, quilting and embroidery home-use sewing with imagination, and they have 105
to new horizons. machine to allow Free bolts of wide backing for quilts - the
“With a 15" embossed stainless Arm embroidery; a widest selection in the area.
steel plate in the bed and 11" to The new HORIZON Memory Craft 12000 Janome exclusive. Bennett’s also carries all supplies
the right of the needle, it has the editing screen can be as large as your • 91 Needle Positions for embroidery work including
most workspace of any Janome computer monitor. Or, take your lap- You don’t have to settle for “close many patterns, and they handle six
before it. The 12000 has the largest, top with you to edit on the go. enough.” Thanks to a 9mm stitch lines of cabinets, starting at $199.
most stable embroidery system the • AcuFeed FlexTM Layered Fabric width, the Memory Craft 12000 is “Now folks can also ‘Like’ us on
company has ever developed, and it Feeding System capable of more precise detail than Facebook,” adds Don. “We are the
will change the way people create, Janome’s AcuFeedTM system has ever on every decorative stitch. area’s Authorized dealer for
and make the creative journey more been a favorite among quilters for its • See It All More Clearly Janome, the world’s largest manu-
enjoyable than ever before.” amazing precision and power. Now In addition to lighting your work facturing company of sewing
If you love to sew, this machine it’s even better. AcuFeed FlexTM is area with 10 built-in LEDs in five machines, and we service all makes
will really have you excited. Here easy to remove and comes in two locations, you can also extend the of sewing machines right here, in
are just a few of its spectacular fea- widths with multiple feet to address retractable High LightTM for greater our repair center.”
tures: different tasks. illumination in the area you need it AND, here’s something else to stir
• Real-Time PC Connection with • Create Your Own Stitches most: directly under the needle. You your curiosity: Coming soon...
Horizon LinkTM Now you can design your own can also attach the new AcuView Bennett’s Does Bling! Stop in and
It’s easy to create and edit designs original decorative stitches from MagnifierTM. ask them what it’s all about!!
on the touchscreen, but even easier scratch using the Stitch Com- These are just SOME of the excit- Bennett’s Sewing Center
when you can do it in real time on poserTM. Then, your Memory Craft ing new features of the Horizon 2125 N. Kansas Avenue
your computer. Use your mouse to 12000 can use your new creation just 12000. Visit Bennett’s today and see Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9AM to 6PM
drag, drop and edit. This means your like one of its own built-in stitches, for yourself what the 12000 can do! Sat. 10 to 5 Call 232-9117
TOPEKA TODAY! June/July 2012 Page 7
Every Kid Is A Winner, Not A Bench Shop Locally And Find Kansas &
Sitter, At Midwest Martial Arts, Inc. U.S.A.-Made Items at Kitchen Gallery
“Becoming a winner is not about
scoring the winning goal,” says
Ronnie Moore, owner of Midwest
Martial Arts, in the Fairlawn Plaza
Mall. “A winner is someone who
develops respect, self-confidence,
responsibility, courtesy, patience, Kansas-made Steve Coburn Pottery available at Kitchen Gallery
commitment, accountability and has “Shopping locally, with home-town BBQ & Seasonings.’
fun. These are just a few of the merchants keeps Topeka’s economy “Keep your local merchants in
things kids learn from martial arts energized,” says Julie Clanton, mind when shopping for gifts.
training. They become winners! owner of Kitchen Gallery in Need some ideas? Dad would love
“Martial arts training is a unique Fairlawn Plaza Mall. “Kitchen a set of our USA-made insulated
fitness program which teaches kids Gallery has been locally owned and acrylic Tervis Tumblers for Father’s
to focus their mental and physical since I was five. I am now a student operated for 26 years, and through- Day, or Bently Drinkware...both
energies in productive and non-vio- assistant and enjoy helping new out those years we have always been lines feature KU & K-State
lent ways. Other, more obvious ben- students learn the basics of Martial on the look-out for quality, Kansas- insignias plus many other fun
efits include physical development, Arts. I know it has helped me with made and U.S.A.-made products to spring designs! Or, pamper your-
improved coordination and good my self-confidence and respect for carry in our store. self with our wonderfully scented
health.” others, and I hope to help pass that “Here are just a few of the items we Caldrea products...from cleaning
Sam Bauer says, “My son, Mark, on to our new students. offer, from kitchenware to gourmet solutions to hand wash, to creamy
has been taking classes for about a “I enjoy competing in the goodies, that help keep our money in hand lotions...the natural ingredi-
year. My wife scouted around and Sunflower Games and other tour- Kansas, and in the U.S.A.: Aire ents in Caldrea will keep your
decided Midwest Martial Arts was naments. I have taken four 1st Gourmet Bakeware (KS); Steve hands moisturized and nourished.”
the best place for him. It has been a places, one 2nd, and one 3rd place. Coburn Pottery (KS); Lamson Sharp Looking for an energetic and fun
very positive experience. Mark My goal is to earn my Black Belt Cutlery (US); Tervis Tumblers (US); speaker for your next group meet-
looks forward to attending lessons this year...I am just one test away.” Nordic Ware bakeware and micro- ing? Julie gives presentations on
and has developed self respect for Call Ronnie Moore at Midwest wave items (US); the Beater Blade cooking trends, kitchen gadgets,
himself, his parents and teachers. Martial Arts in Fairlawn Plaza for mixers (US); Epicurean Cutting and hosts food & beverage tastings!
Even in this short time his coordina- Mall—785-228-3804. Ask for Boards (US); Caldrea Kitchen Call 785-273-6436 for more infor-
tion has improved and he enjoys information on free trial classes and Cleaning Products & Lotions (US); mation. Kitchen Gallery is open
advancing at his own pace.” regular class schedules for adults Bentley Drinkware (US)...plus two seven days a week in Fairlawn
Riley Florence, 18, has been with and children. Build confidence, lines of kitchen linens, and many Plaza at 21st & Fairlawn. Gift
Master Moore for over 3 years. He improve your health, have fun and Gourmet Food products, including Certificates and free gift wrapping
shares: “I have studied Martial Arts become a winner! Topeka’s own “Uncle Sunny’s services are available.
Hair Secrets Salon Can Create “Replacement Cost Versus Market
Your Bridal “Updo” Value” By Jim Garrison, State Farm Agent: ®
Kim Johansen, Salon Manager of “When you purchase maximum protection, a
Hair Secrets in Fairlawn Plaza, is a a homeowner’s insur- policy should include
graduate of the American Academy ance policy, it’s most an inflation clause.
of Hair Design and has invested in important to decide “Market Value is the
continuing education to become a whether to insure your amount a buyer would
premier stylist in Topeka. She invites home for its replace- pay to purchase your
brides, along with their bridal par- ment cost or its market home and land in its
ties, to make an appointment with value. Understanding current condition.
her for their beautiful wedding hair each option will help Market value is influ-
styles. She can add clip-in hair exten- you make an informed enced by factors such
sions for more volume and length, choice. as proximity to good
create romantic “updos,” or whatev- “Replacement Cost schools, local crime
er the bride desires. Kim is also a patients, from a lumpectomy and is the cost necessary to statistics, and the avail-
specialist in cutting thinning hair to up. We also have ‘equalizers’ for repair or replace your ability of similar
entire home. Your Jim Garrison
give it a fuller appearance. bras to help create a more symmet- homes.
“We have great products that will rical appearance, and ‘enhancers’ insurer will reimburse you for the “Benefits: For a cash-strapped
re-moisturize and re-condition dry that will fit into any swim suit. cost of rebuilding or repairing your homeowner, market value offers the
hair, too,” relates Kim. “Starting the “I am a board-certified fitter, and home based on its current size and best chance to recoup at least partial
day with healthy, shiny hair does will work with any woman to find structure. The most accurate way to expenses after a loss.
wonders for anyone’s self-esteem.” the right bra for comfort and support. determine the replacement cost is to “Risks: Imagine you buy a home
“Kim also does eyebrow dyeing, We have over 350 pretty bras in hire a building professional to pro- for $175,000, and take out a policy
and ear piercing,” adds Marilyn stock, including the Glamorize brand duce a detailed estimate. for that amount. The replacement
Rowland, store owner. “Hair for those considered ‘hard to fit.’ “Benefits: Replacement cost cov- cost for the home, though, is
Secrets accommodates clients with “Our store has passed our accred- erage will help your family return to $225,000. If a fire destroys the house
a variety of products and services itation for Medicare, and we are their home and quality of life with the insurance settlement would be
no other salon in the area offers. happy to file insurance papers for minimal financial interruption. $50,000 less than the actual replace-
“Janet and I recently attended a sem- our customers for Medicare as well Experts recommend you insure ment cost, and you’d either have to
inar to learn about new products and as BC/BS and Tricare.” your home for at least 100% of its make up the $ difference or build a
technologies in the field of breast Hair Secrets, inside Fairlawn replacement cost. new, less expensive home.”
prostheses and bras. We have profes- Plaza at 21st & Fairlawn, offers “Risks: Replacement value can Jim Garrison is your State Farm
sionally trained bra and prosthesis fit- even more than listed here. Stop in change over time. Inform your Agent in Fairlawn Plaza, at 21st &
ters always on hand (no appointments and see! Hours are 10-to-5 Mon.- insurer if you upgrade or improve Fairlawn. To learn more call—785-
necessary), and we carry prostheses Sat. (or by appointment). Call them your home, and stay aware of 272-0332 or see his website:
to fit any need for mastectomy at 785-272-3600. changing market conditions. For www.jimgarrison.biz.
Page 8 June/July 2012 TOPEKA TODAY!
Enjoy A Hair-Free, Care-Free Summer! New Furniture & Accessories
“Many people dread the
summer season of sleeveless
Arriving Daily At Design Forum
dresses, swim suits and shorts “Our 60th Anniversary Sale was a
because of their excess body huge success,” says Jane Hibbs,
hair,” says Laurie Guilbault, of owner of Design Forum at 2909
SW 29th. “As a result, we are re-
The Electrolysis Clinic of
stocking, with exciting new furni-
Topeka. “The good news is
ture and accessories arriving on an
that electrolysis can get rid of almost daily basis! We’ve just
that unwanted hair forever and received some gorgeous Hickory
finally put an end to those Chair and Sherrill upholstered
messy temporary remedies pieces, as well as beautiful new
which can be both costly and lamps...with lots more on the way.
time-consuming. “We want to remind people that
“Unwanted hair can appear in is adjusted to release the hair, yet entryways are where first impres-
embarrassing places for a variety of keep discomfort minimal. Results sions are formed...they should set the in window coverings. While wood
reasons. But, whatever the cause, it are immediate, although heavy ‘tone,’ for the rest of the house. It’s a blinds and shutters are still popular,
can undermine self confidence and growth may require several treat- great area to use color on an accent we’ve been accommodating clients
stand in the way of happiness. ments within a year for complete wall, and furniture that fits the space. with a lot more pretty draperies and
Electrolysis gets to the root of the removal. Sessions range from 15 I change home decor seasonally and top treatments for windows, to add
problem—literally! I can remove hair minutes to an hour.” the entryway is where I start. I often some color to their rooms.
on arms, legs and bikini areas...as Laurie (with 16 years of experi- have a big bouquet of forsythia for “We are known for classic designs
well as shape eyebrows and hairlines, ence as a licensed Electrologist) spring, along with birds and plants. that stand the test of time. We have
remove hair on upper lips, cheeks, will answer questions and give a For summer, I’ll bring in colorful three degreed designers on staff at
chin, or wherever it is a problem. free consultation if you call for an flowers and fire-fly jars. It’s an area Design Forum, and we work with
“Within about a week, after using appointment. where you can get creative without exceptional craftsmen for quality
temporary hair removal methods, Face the summer with renewed custom reupholstery, window treat-
spending a lot of money, and it keeps
hair begins to grow back, some- self confidence this year by getting ments, paint & wallpaper, carpet
the home looking fresh and well-
times even darker and thicker. The rid of embarrassing, unruly or installation and more. We love cre-
only technique that permanently unsightly hair permanently. Call ating great interiors in Topeka.”
“Clients often ask us what ‘popu-
removes hair is electrolysis. Laurie at The Electrolysis Clinic Design Forum, in Brookwood
lar colors’ they should decorate
Treatments are performed by insert- of Topeka in Fleming Place Center, is open 9-to-3 M-F; eve-
with. We always have the same
ing a tiny pre-sterilized, disposable Shopping Center, at 1025 SW nings and Sat. by appointment. Call
answer...they should choose the col-
probe into the base of a hair follicle. Gage, Suite B—785-357-7292. 785-273-1421 for help in design-
ors they love best, rather than fol-
A split-second current of heat For more information see: ing, remodeling and/or accessoriz-
lowing trends that come and go. We
destroys the hair. The current setting www.topekaelectrolysis.com. ing your home or office.
are, however, seeing a change
The House At Midland Care: When Home Care Becomes Too Complex
Midland Care of Topeka, KS, is a “We understand how diffi- place that call to request hospice
not-for-profit organization that pro- cult it is to learn a loved one care. Their doctor, however, may
vides hospice care, home health, needs hospice care, but be not be aware of the patient’s imme-
PACE, and Thrive at Home services. assured, our focus is to opti- diate situation, so they need to hear
“Midland Care formed in 1978 and mize the patient’s quality of from the family in that regard. With
is the only hospice provider in the life, and we are committed to the doctor’s agreement, we will send
area that offers a separate home providing care that focuses an evaluation team to the patient’s
specifically for hospice care. The on the hope for each new home or nursing facility, and can pro-
House at Midland Care opened its day. vide the patient and family with the
doors in 2000,” says Karren “Our experienced staff help and care they need.
Weichert, president/CEO of Midland members are specially trained “Hospice care is a covered benefit
Care of Topeka. in comfort care and symp- under Medicare Part A and
“Due to a community need, The tom management, with a 1- Medicaid. Most private insurance
House at Midland Care was recently to-3 staff-to-patient ratio; the companies also have a hospice ben-
renovated to add six new beds, for a The House at Midland Care, at 120 SW Frazier Circle best ratio of area facilities efit. In addition, Midland Care
total of 18. We are also the only hos- attractive private rooms, and a park- surveyed. Our Hospice Team receives generous financial support
pice provider in the area with two full like setting, it provides a comforting includes: from the communities we serve,
time physicians on staff trained in place for patients when pain and • Registered nurses, LPNs and allowing us to provide care to those
Palliative care. (“Palliative” care is symptoms are not manageable at CNAs who are highly skilled in patients who are in need.
specialized medical care for pain man- home. The House at Midland Care end of life care. “Although we have been around
agement, with the goal to improve offers a supportive environment for • Social workers. for more than 30 years, there are
quality of life for both the patient and patients and their families when the • An ecumenical pastoral staff still people who are unaware of our
the family.) They not only serve The priority of care shifts from a curative available 24/7. services or who have never visited
House but are also available to visit approach to maximizing the very • Trained volunteers who work with our beautiful campus.”
nursing homes, hospitals or to make best quality of life possible. our staff to provide emotional and If you have a family member who
house calls. “A family kitchen, dining room, physical support and companion- may be in need of hospice care or
“Often, when people hear the word living room, conservatory, medita- ship to our patients. have any questions about hospice
hospice, they become fearful about tion chapel and children’s area, plus • House Parents—unique staff care, please call Midland Care at
what it means. At Midland Care it patios overlooking the beautiful 22- members who provide families or 785-232-2044 for information. Or,
means hope, comfort and support at acre Midland Care campus, are avail- friends a listening ear and a com- see their website to learn more:
all times. Midland Care provides able to our patients and their fami- passionate heart. www.midlandcare.org. The sooner
most hospice care in the home. lies. Warm soup and cookies are • Grief and Loss counselors to help you call, the sooner they can help.
Sometimes this is not possible. The always on hand for family and family members through education The House at Midland Care—
House at Midland Care is designed to guests. And, the family may stay and support. Maximizing the quality of life and
be the next best thing to home. With overnight with their loved one. “Many times families hesitate to hope for each new day.
TOPEKA TODAY! June/July 2012 Page 9
It’s The Linen Tree’s Annual Summer Wheatland Antique Mall Offers Fun
Clearance Sale! Shopping Experience For All Ages
“June is the month of our annual Sue and Tom Ortiz, owners of
summer clearance sale,” states Wheatland Antique Mall in
Melanie Kline, owner of The Linen Brookwood Center, invite you to
Tree in Brookwood Center. “We’re browse their 40-plus vendor booths
offering 20% off on selected items filled with treasures to be discov-
throughout the store during the entire ered. “We strive to make our store a
month of June, so stop in and save! fun place, with offerings for shop-
We are known for carrying the best pers of every age,” says Sue. “We
selection of bath linens and bath have a huge variety, covering eras
accessories as well as kitchen linens from early antiques through the 50’s
and accessories in the area. and current. We’re brimming with
“June is also the month for many collectibles, original art, unique
showers and weddings, so our sale Melanie Kline, owner, with Crabtree & jewelry pieces—and, for the
coincides beautifully with gift-giv- Evelyn products and fragrances. ‘gents,’ we have collectible adver- finally caught on. It’s fun to find new
ing. And, remember we can do Tree, and we have their new Avoca- tising memorabilia, antique toys, uses for old things...and it brings val-
monogramming on our linens, to do Olive & Basil collection for sum- knives, belt buckles and lots more. ued pieces of our past into the
make the gift extra-special for the mer. The collection is inspired by “Right now we’re featuring a great future.
bride and groom! the revitalizing botanicals of the selection of summer items such as “We are the longest-lived ‘same
“If anyone is considering remodel- Mediterranean, with the delicious yard decor, bird houses, gardener’s owner’ Antique Mall in Topeka.
ing a bathroom and needs some inspi- fresh scent of lemon, cypress, and tool boxes and furniture for patios Watch for details as we begin cele-
ration or professional guidance, this avocado and olive blossoms, with or sunrooms. In late June, we’ll be brating our 28th year of business
is also the place to shop. Our experi- skin-conditioning basil extract. We emphasizing our patriotic memora- with a big Anniversary Sale starting
enced and knowledgeable staff mem- have the Bath & Shower Gel, Body bilia...look for Uncle Sam items, in August!”
bers have lots of great ideas and Lotion, Body Butter and Hand vintage flags (and Etc.) Tom and Sue are currently seeking
they’re always eager to help. That’s Therapy products.” “In July, be sure to check out our one or two dealers with experience
just one of the perks of shopping with Gift-wrapping, Bridal Registry Holiday Room specials as we cele- in buying & selling, and a desire to
a locally-owned store...we really care and monogramming services are all brate ‘Christmas in July.’ be long-term vendors.
about each and every one of our cus- available at The Linen Tree. Store “Of course we also continue to Wheatland Antique Mall hours
tomers, and strive to go above and hours are: 10 to 6 Mon.-Fri.; Thurs. add to our big furniture annex, adja- are 10 to 6 M-F and 10 to 5 on Sat.
beyond their expectations. We’ve 10 to 8; Sat. 10 to 5 & Sun. 1 to 5. cent to our main mall, with vintage, & Sun. They offer ebay services, do
been serving Topeka and the sur- Call 785-272-9344 for informa- antique and retro furniture items. consignment, conduct estate or tag
rounding area for 35 years! tion, and be sure to check out the Look for the Red Tag mark-downs! sales and buy collections or estates.
“Crabtree & Evelyn products have website: www.shopbrookwood.com “We (antique stores) knew it was Call them at 785-272-4222, and see
long been a staple at The Linen for directions and coupons. ‘in’ to recycle long before others them on www.shopbrookwood.com.
S u m m e r t i m e I s B a r b e qu e T i m e At B o s s H awg ’s bother of renting an off-site location
or banquet/party hall. For events to
Nothing tastes bet- for groups larger than be held in any of Boss Hawg’s party
ter in the summer 16, consider calling a rooms or on-site dining rooms,
than Boss Hawg’s few days ahead so they you’ll be happy to know that there
barbeque paired with can give you their best is never any cost for room rental or
lemonade, freshly service. setup. Best of all, the muss and fuss
brewed iced tea, or Catering of a bunch of people and their meals
something cold from “For larger events, all stays behind at Boss Hawg’s
the grownup side of where you want Boss when you leave. No clean up for
the ice chest. Hawg’s food brought to you! Call ahead to the catering
Predictably, as your event site, home, or desk, 273-7300, ext. 4, and their
Topeka’s most popu- rented party hall, call Catering & Special Events
lar barbeque joint, ahead to our catering Concierge will be happy to help you
Boss Hawg’s is the desk, 273-7300, ext. 4, plan your event at the restaurant.
place to call when and place your catering Boss Hawg’s Barbeque and
you’re planning a order with our Catering Catering Co. and Pigskin’s Sports
company picnic, Concierge,” says Bar are located on the terrace at the
church picnic, class Elizabeth. “There are Brookwood Shopping Center on
reunion, family reun- two benefits to catering 29th Street—convenient to all parts
ion, or any other sum- over carryout; first is the of Topeka. Call 785-273-7300 for
mertime event that convenience of making a more information, or for catering
calls for the delicious quality inherent way to get Boss Hawg’s for your call and having everything handled service.
in a Boss Hawg’s catered event. event is to call the front desk early for you. Second is our
“We have an experienced staff of on the day of your event and order a delivery service, which is
50 and we’ve been catering all over carryout. If you won’t be serving the only available with cater-
Northeast Kansas since 1995,” says food within 45 minutes of picking it ing orders booked through
owner, Elizabeth Lumpkin. “We up, consider ordering it cold with our Catering Concierge.
have catered events as small as six reheating instructions. Carryout has We deliver caterings all
people and as large as 6,000. We’ve the benefit of being the least expen- over Greater Topeka 365
catered as close as our neighbor’s sive option for getting large quanti- days a year.”
and as far away as Wichita.” ties of food for group events, and Banquet
There are three ways to get Boss there are many packages on their For special events, par-
Hawg’s for your event: Carryout, Carryout Menu that are designed for ties and celebrations, there
Catering and Banquets. groups. While same day calls are are times you don’t want
Carryout best for food orders for 16-or-fewer to mess with having peo-
The easiest and least expensive guests, if you’re ordering carryout ple to your home, or the
Page 10 June/July 2012 TOPEKA TODAY!
This Summer, Get Your Ducts In A Row And Let Bob’s Janitorial Clean Them
“Just in case you haven’t been pay- conditioning and heating account for “Bob’s not only cleans carpets in
ing attention, the summer heat is here nearly half of all energy used in U.S. homes and offices but also in apart-
and it’s time to turn on the air condi- homes. A lot of that energy, however, ments. When an occupant moves
tioning,” says Dale Basel, president is wasted by inefficient or improper- out, we can make the carpet look
of Bob’s Janitorial of Topeka. ly maintained systems. For example, and smell ‘like new’ again...all
“Keeping a home or office cool is dust and dirt can cause cooling ready for a new tenant to move in.
easiest when the air-conditioning equipment to work harder. Our pro- “For years we’ve heard the age old
system is in tip-top shape. Air fessional air duct cleaning increases question, ‘Do you do windows?’ Our
the efficiency of answer is now ‘YES, we do!’ Bob’s
furnaces, fans, has added a new residential window
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tems. Part of the for details.
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cludes cleaning the most important thing to a poten-
the furnace and Bob’s team of Professionals tial buyer. The condition of your
A.C. coil to help carpet immediately tells how the
fresh for your family and summer vis- house was cared for. Bob’s can
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Why More People Are Choosing Leaves & Trees, Birds & Bees...It’s All
Community Bank Over All Others About Summer!
You probably know the famil- “Summer’s here and color is
iar song phrase, “You like to go everywhere. The Hub, in Fairlawn
where everybody knows your Plaza Mall, is just brimming with
name.” That’s kind of the feel- colorful summer merchandise, and
ing you experience when you I’ve added several new lines of sum-
walk through the doors of mer jewelry to the mix!
Community Bank of Topeka “A friend recently showed me how
and you’re greeted with warm, to emboss metal. Then, I learned
friendly smiles. You can tell how to add rich colors to copper
right away they value the close and other metals, and—Voila!—a
relationships they have with new line for Duet Designs. I have
their customers. needing loans, we remind them that some ‘statement’ pieces in The Hub
loan rates are still very low. We Enjoy a colorful summer!
“There are many advantages in as well as colorful pendants of
working with a home-town bank for have money to lend and now might birds, bees, dragonflies and more. “The Hub also has a new collec-
personal and business needs,” says be the best time to consider buying “Big bold jewelry is still very pop- tion of glistening dichroic glass jew-
Carl Koupal, President and CEO. a new home, refinancing or obtain- ular...but this IS Kansas after all, elry created by my husband, Gary.
“Because we are a big part of the ing a personal loan. Our experi- with sizzling hot summers...SO, I’ve Talk about color—his new pendants,
local community, we better under- enced loan officers can help each added a new line of cooler, lighter rings and bracelets look like gor-
stand the unique challenges our cus- individual determine what would be weight ‘Petite Pendants.’ These geous rainbows captured in glass!
tomers face. Often, being familiar most beneficial to them. We are smaller sizes look great with sum- “Check out our home accessories,
with our customers’ backgrounds here to assist Topekans, and those in mer blouses or tank tops. Come in too, such as wire-wrapped ‘rooting
and extenuating circumstances, we the surrounding area, with any and see, there are pendants of bottles’ accented with sparkling
can tailor our services to meet their banking needs.” embossed metal, droplets of glass crystals and (direct from Summer
needs. Plus, we can make financial Visit Community Bank at one of and many others...a whole tree full Market) new skinny scarves,
decisions right here, instead of hav- their three locations: The main of them, priced from just $8-to-$12! bracelets, fabulous watches and
ing to go through a lot of (corporate) facility at 5431 SW 29th; 801 NW We’ve added a big variety of new some very unusual bud vases and
red tape. 25th; or 2909 SW Topeka Blvd. lighter weight earrings, too. other home decor items.”
“Investment in the local commu- Call 785-440-4400 or email them “The Hub’s huge selection of mer- ~~~Sherrie Dick
nity, more personalized service and at: communitybank@community- chandise also includes chic, quality Gary and Sherrie Dick of Duet
greater customer satisfaction are banktopeka.com. Community Bank home decor...fashionable apparel Designs will be the featured artists
just some of the reasons why more is a member of the FDIC and an for men, women and children... on July 6th’s First Friday Art Walk
people are choosing Community Equal Housing lender. Their web accessories such as scarves, shoes, at The Hub inside the Fairlawn
Bank for all their banking needs. site is: purses and an extensive selection of Plaza Mall. For more information,
“For individuals or businesses www.communitybanktopeka.com beautiful jewelry. call The Hub at 785-246-6541.
TOPEKA TODAY! June/July 2012 Page 11
Schendel Lawn and Landscape’s
Goal Is To Make Your Life Easier
“Our goal is to make your life
easier and your property more
valuable,” says Aaron Jones,
managing partner of Schendel
Lawn and Landscape. “We live
by this promise every day,
whether we are mowing your
lawn, installing a dramatic out-
door living area or keeping your
yard free of weeds.”
Schendel Lawn and Landscape
provides a full range of services
to both commercial and residential
customers in Topeka and Lawrence. The WeedZero Program can also be
Call on them for mowing, fertiliza- upgraded to include an aeration and
tion, overseeding, aeration, sodding overseeding service in the fall.
and irrigation for lawns; design and “Interested in making your out-
construction of outdoor kitchens, door living space more functional?
fireplaces and patios as well as Our ‘design and build team’ can
landscape design and planting, plus create a beautiful living area that
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“The WeedZero Program is our hood! Whether you’re thinking
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says Brandon Moore, managing kitchen, or a deck, patio or pool, we
partner. “It is a six step program that can make your dream a reality.”
consists of both appropriate season-
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inspect and, if appropriate, provide more about their services and see
treatment at no additional charge. examples of their work.
About Yes, You CAN Afford To Up-Date Your Kitchen Or Bath!
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Page 12 June/July 2012 TOPEKA TODAY!
Successful Weight-Loss Patient Calls Dr. Tague’s CFN A “Blessing”
The Center for Nutrition and new person. When I asked family’s diet, too. Every one of them
Preventive Medicine (CFN) was her to share her secret, she is now benefiting from healthy eat-
founded by bariatric physician Rick gave me a card which read ing and getting more exercise.
Tague, MD, MPH & TM in 1996. ‘Dr. Tague’s Center for “Dr. Tague’s Center For Nutrition
Dr. Tague’s passion is assisting Nutrition.’ I felt strongly my and our local YMCA have, without
patients pursue optimal weight and prayers had just been any shadow of a doubt, been an
metabolic health. “Our medical answered. absolute blessing to our entire fami-
weight control strategies are individ- “The very next day I ly! We truly believe that the key to
ualized, with each person’s bio- called the CFN to schedule healthy living is to become educated
chemistry being taken into consider- my free consultation. After on healthy eating and practicing
ation,” states Dr. Tague. “Helene meetings with Dr. Tague proper exercise routines on a regular
‘Pookie’ Decocq’s story, in her own and a nutritionist, and basis!”
words (see below), is just one of becoming educated on how “Over the last 15 years I’ve devel-
many success stories we see every to totally relearn to eat— oped a wellness system I call my
week at the Center for Nutrition.” this time choosing healthy ‘Optimum Weight Loss Program.’
Pookie’s Journey to Good Health! options—I was on my way. It’s designed to provide fast fat
“It was February, 2010 and the “I carefully followed all reduction and enhance the metabo-
scale read 202 pounds! I knew in my Before After the advice as to eating, tak- lism,” shares Dr. Tague. “I have per-
heart that my 5' 4" frame should not were not things I chose to eat— ever! ing necessary vitamins and exercis- sonally supervised the weight loss
weigh 202 pounds. Something had I had no healthy guidance on how I ing...and it was AMAZING how of thousands of patients who have
to be done! Which diet plan should I should eat and, unfortunately for my quickly the weight began to come off lost well over 150,000 pounds.”
return to this time? After all there family, I passed on my poor habits to and how much more energy I had. Call the Center for Nutrition and
weren’t many that I hadn’t tried. them as well. “After losing 68 pounds I ran a 5K mention reading this article to
“From childhood-on I had been on “I was desperate! I felt sluggish, race and placed second in my age receive a free 40-minute consulta-
the vicious cycle of losing weight my clothes didn’t fit, the arches in division! (Never having run more tion and computerized body compo-
and regaining it time after time. I’d my feet began to ache, and I was than a mile, my goal had been only sition analysis, along with addition-
participated in group exercise classes, embarrassed with my appearance. I to take part and finish!) I’ll never al educational materials written by
and joined various workout facilities, became less active and I felt like I forget how excited I was to show Dr. Tague. Call Topeka’s Center for
yet I’d still continued to gain. was absolutely starving all the time. my medal at the CFN, and how Nutrition & Preventive Medicine,
“As for my diet, well, I love food! “I began to pray about my situation, enthusiastic everyone was for me. P.A., at 2840 SW Urish Rd—785-
I grew up in a home where mother knowing if anyone had the solution, “Now, two years after beginning 273-4443. In the Kansas City area
felt red meat was an important part it had to be God! Then one Sunday I my lifestyle change my weight fluc- call the Leawood office at— 913-
of our daily diet. We ate bread, pay- saw a friend in the church parking lot tuates a few pounds above or below 814-8222. For more information
ing no attention to ‘white vs whole that looked fantastic. She’d taken off 135. I’ve learned to make healthy see their website:
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