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INSIDE INFORMATION ON BUSINESSES, PRODUCTS & SERVICES IN THE TOPEKA AREA For Information About Topeka Today!—Call 785-273-3437 or Email: email@example.com V O L U M E 1 5 • IS S U E 4 www.topekatoday.biz A PR IL /M AY 2010 Draperies by Dorothy—Designing “Wearing Apparel For Windows” Since 1967 A fixture in Topeka since for on-site visuals to help you Let the sun shine in...or enjoy the 1967, Draperies by decide what will look the very total privacy afforded by this triple Dorothy thrives as the best. She will also take precise layer window dressing. The pleated leader in custom-designed measurements, which is the basis shade, closest to the window, is topped with two operable balloon “wearing apparel for win- of a successful end result. When shades. The beautifully embroidered dows.” Their skilled artisans the sewing is finished, their sheer panels coordinate with the give their all to produce the skilled installers will deliver the lined, silk-like top fabric. Raise or best possible addition to window treatments to your home lower any or all, according to your your home or office. and hang them, to complete the mood or the time of day. Stop by the showroom at process to as near perfection as 1215 SW Gage Boulevard, possible. (Hint: If business con- and select your choice of tinues to grow as it has, Kay may fabrics from their thousands be looking for someone to help of samples, or receive her.) friendly assistance from the April marks Kay’s 20th year as staff. Sherry Oliver, store proprietor and designer. Before manager, has a good eye for that, Kay’s mother, and the name- color and style. Having sewn In this stylish but simple valance, the lines of the sake of the business—Dorothy most of her life—35-or-so pattern motivate the undulation of the shape. Kaiser—started and continued years professionally, and for This fabric, and most all of the fabrics at the business for 23 years. multiple decorators—work- Draperies by Dorothy can be counted on for texture, “Call us for an in-home ing with beautiful fabrics tonal depth and a feeling of warmth. appointment, or come by and see comes naturally to her. If you call or Her patience and perseverance has the huge variety of fabrics we have visit the shop, you are almost certain worked its way into the beauty of to offer,” invites Kay. “From simple to enjoy her contagious laugh and hundreds of window treatments in to elaborately Victorian...from coun- upbeat personality. Topeka and the surrounding area. try to ‘Shabby Chic’...we do it all.” Sherry continues to sew part-time, Joyce loves to sew, and it shows. Visit Draperies by Dorothy at but you will almost always find Kay Kindall, owner of Draperies 1215 SW Gage Boulevard, or call 785- Joyce Abernathy at the shop, sewing. by Dorothy, will come to your home 272-8170 for more information. Attend Straight Water’s Sixth Anniversary Celebration & BYOB Topeka Today! is a marketed herein are not intended as endorsements or claims publication. Statements by the Editor/Publisher. Permit No. 8 U.S. Postage PRSRT STD For information call Topeka, KS “It seems like only yesterday (and final) YELLOW very day customers come in to fill PAID 785-273-3437 we opened our doors—yet, WATER BOTTLE their bottles. And, it’s available to here it is—our Sixth Anniver- SALE. The classic everyone 24/7 at our convenient out- sary,” states Sandra Sanders, yellow water bottle is side Refill Station on the South side of owner of Straight Water, at no longer being man- our store. We always say, ‘If it’s not 10th and Gage. “It’s been a ufactured, so this is Straight Water...it’s not Great great six years, and we say the last of ‘em. All of Water!’ But don’t take our word for thank you to Topekans for our yellow water bot- it...come in and try it for yourself!” their encouragement (when no tles will be hanging Straight Water also offers water cool- one knew what a ‘water store’ from our ceiling (sale ers, porcelain water crocks and stands, was really all about) and their priced at just $6.00) refillable bottles in all sizes, H2O on-going, loyal support. and inside each yel- Shower Filter Heads and much more. “Everyone’s invited to join us low bottle will be a Kids of all ages love their GENUINE during our week-long celebra- valuable coupon or Hawaiian Shave Ice—with a choice of tion! From April 19th through certificate from a 20 flavors. April 24th, our great-tasting local business! It’s Straight Water, ‘purified drinking water...to go’ great fun to see ‘who at 1023 SW Gage will be just 25 cents per gallon! wins what’!” Blvd., across the You won’t beat that price any- “It’s been a real street from Gage where...and you won’t find better tast- pleasure, over these past six years, to Park, is open 9AM ing water anywhere else either! If you introduce people to the way water should to 6PM Monday don’t have one of our bottles, feel free taste,” says owner, Glenn Sanders. “To through Friday, to bring your own bottles (BYOB). achieve our great-tasting purified water, and 9AM to 4PM on Whether it’s LINDYSPRING, Culligan, we use a combination of processes to cre- Saturdays. Their PRIMO, MYK bottles—any container ate a system that meets the highest stan- outside refill sta- you have! Just bring them in and fill dard in water purification. We use reverse tion is available them up for only 25 cents per gallon! osmosis, carbon filtration, ozonation 24/7. Call them at “We’ll also have drawings for prizes, and ultraviolet light to produce the 785-273-3988. and there will be six winners of ‘100 purest, freshest tasting, bacteria-free Glenn and Sandra Sanders, owners See their web site: Gallon Club Cards,’ so be sure to reg- drinking water and ice. ister! And, we’ll be having our fifth “We process our water right here, the www.straightwater.com. Page 2 April/May 2010 TOPEKA TODAY! Miracle Method Can Make Countertops, Tubs, And Tile Look “Better Than New” At Tremendous Savings! Do you have cracked, worn, or out- of-date kitchen countertops? Is your dingy tub or shower a source of embarrassment? Do you hate the color of your kitchen or bathroom tile? These are all areas that many people would like to remodel, but Touch of China llc can’t afford the time or money to do Traditional Chinese Massage so. Renovating can be very costly, not to mention the mess and incon- Before After • Foot Reflexology venience it causes. • Deep Tissue tackle almost any surface problem in a offers a warranty on all refinished Luckily, there is an easier way! • Aromatic Oil kitchen or bathroom, as well as repair countertops, bathtubs, wall tile and Call the most trusted name in sur- face restoration, Miracle Method. small areas in fixtures that are other- fiberglass for a period of five years Massage wise in good condition without having against adhesion failure,” adds • Traditional Chinese It’s possible you could save up to 75% over replacement costs! to completely refinish them. Michael. “With proper care, a refin- Massage - very “Miracle Method can even create the ished surface will last 15 to 20 years... therapeutic... Miracle Method has been around for 30 years, and Karen and Michael look of natural stone. Countertops can and it’s so much easier to clean. excellent for treating be transformed with When we finish resurfacing chronic pain, fibromyalgia Brumleve have been Miracle & more. Like “Hands On” Method franchise owners and resur- an affordable, durable tile, the grout is clean and Acupuncture! facers for the past six years, serving and beautiful surface smooth, not porous, so it all of NE Kansas. in just two-to-three resists stains, moisture and • Gua Sha - an East days! Customers can mold or mildew growth. Asian healing technique “We can update a kitchen or bath in about 24 hours,” relates Karen. get those ‘granite’ “We urge people to check “People are literally amazed at what countertops for a out our web site to see First massage: One hour we can do for them. When they see fraction of the cost. examples of what Miracle for half hour price our finished work, they often say, ‘It Even better, Miracle Method can do for them.” looks better than it did when it was Method’s ‘Natural Call Miracle Method Susan and Winnie new!’ Accent’ surfaces can today at 785-235-3225. “Changing colors and repairing be repaired (unlike They’ll be happy to assist 785-249-9147 damage to porcelain, ceramic tile, real stone) in the you through what could 5020 SW 28th St. Suite 16 cultured marble, fiberglass and lam- event of chips or have been a difficult task. Karen & Michael Brumleve, www.touchofchina.vpweb.com inate surfaces are all possible with burns.” owners & Jacob Oltmanns, See their web site: our refinishing method. We can “Miracle Method son & associate www.miraclemethod.com. What Can CHANGES Do For You? “CHANGES of Topeka offers solutions for a number of body and cosmetic-related problems,” states owner, Irene Redman. “One of our services is an anti-aging session called Flash Rejuvenation. “The following is a testimony from just one of our satisfied (delighted) clients: “I am, without a doubt, the biggest “I have a large photo taken with skeptic in the world,” writes Kim. my family about 15 years ago—and “But I am also ‘getting up there’ the comparison to my face post ses- and I am aging. I have been looking sion was fabulous. I think I lost that at possible plastic surgery for a 15 years! After two months, the couple of years, including going to lines around my eyes are still India for a procedure. Never could gone...the tone is still in my face, bring myself to do it—mostly and my neck is still much smoother. because I couldn’t convince myself I Even my skin looks better. Am I wouldn’t look ‘plastic’ when done. glad I walked in for my free visit! “In December, 2009, I saw the “The sessions are painless (pain CHANGES sign in downtown Topeka is not something I tolerate). During about the CHANGES salon and the first 2-to-3, there is a touch of facial firming/toning system. I was, of discomfort, but by session five I was course, a skeptic. BUT I took advan- dozing off. Try it. You’ll like it!” tage of the free session offered. I was ~~~~~~~~~ Kim - Topeka, KS pretty amazed by the results. My skin looked better, my eye lines were Find out what CHANGES can do diminished and my saggy neck was for you. Call 785-233-6600 today! improved. I ‘took the plunge’ and CHANGES of Topeka—located tried a series of Mircogeoi and Downtown at 807 S. Kansas Ave- Flash Rejuvenation sessions for my nue, Suite C, is Topeka’s exclusive face. After just one session, I saw provider of the CHANGES system. results...but after 10 sessions, my Gift Certificates are available. face and neck were much better, and For more information see: the tone in my face was back. www.GetChanges4u.com. TOPEKA TODAY! April/May 2010 Page 3 Eyewear Unique Has New Owner Oriental Express Restaurant Has New Eyewear Unique is an upscale optical boutique, located in the Expanded Menu! The Oriental Express Rest- Gage Village Shopping Center. The aurant, at 5954 SW 29th Street, new propietor, Eric Enns, wants to now offers a larger variety of continue the tradition of quality and dishes than ever before. service their customers have come “If anyone has been craving to trust. authentic Thai food, we can now “Eyewear Unique has been serv- satisfy those appetites, with our ing Topekans since 1975 with expanded Lunch Menu,” says A sampling of exclusive lines of designer frames, restaurant manager, Moon. just some of and we plan to continue to stay a “Along with our selection of Oriental Express’s step ahead of others in eyewear Chinese, Japanese and Korean delicious new fashion,” shares Amber Tritt, store food, we are now serving Pad menu offerings manager. “We provide in-house pre- Amber Tritt, Eyewear Unique Thai, Drunken Noodles, Red Curry scription lens fulfillment and offer store manager “Our restau- and Yellow Curry—all with the cus- rant is open many styles and lines of prescription, people in finding ‘that perfect tomer’s choice of Chicken, Beef or frame’ they will love. daily from 11AM to 9PM. Our huge reading and sunglass frames that are Shrimp! We have other new specials menu offers so much variety there’s not available anywhere else in “Color is really prominent right as well, such as Green Bean Chick- something for everyone, which Topeka. Brands that are exclusive to now in frames, and the current trend en or Shrimp. Our lunch menu fea- makes us a great place to bring the our store include Face a Face, is toward the vintage/retro look. tures new simplified pricing, too: whole family. Robert Marc, Etnia, Barcelona and Classic round frames are back as Chicken dishes are $5.59, Beef “Stop in and try something special l.a. Eyeworks. Plus, we carry other well as the ‘Jackie O’ look and dishes are $5.79 and Shrimp and from our very popular Sushi Bar, popular favorites such as Ray Ban ‘Aviator’ frames for men. Triple offerings are $5.99. and pick up one of our ‘Take Out’ and Oakley. “We invite our loyal customers, as “Our lunch specials are served menus, which also lists our many “We handle the style and type of well as those who haven’t visited us from 11AM to 3PM Monday through Catering options. We cater with eyewear people would expect to before, to stop in soon! Right now Saturday, and we believe they’re the Party Tray appetizers, Sushi, and a find only in upscale boutiques in we’re having a large inventory best in Topeka. They come with very nice variety of our Korean, cities such as New York or L.A. We clearance, so we have some great fried or steamed rice and an egg roll Japanese and Chinese entrées.” specialize in high quality merchan- bargains to offer!” or crab rangoon—plus a choice of You can also call ahead and pick up dise...most of our designer frames Eyewear Unique is located at 4008 Egg Drop, Hot & Sour or Wonton dinner on the way home from work. are made of pure Titanium, sterling SW Huntoon, in the Gage Village soup! That’s a lot of delicious food The Oriental Express Restaurant, silver and cotton-based plastic. shopping center. Please call for store at a very economical price! (Be sure at 5954 SW 29th Street, offers dine- “Our goal is to help customers hours: 785-271-7356. to ask for a Frequent Customer in, carry-out, delivery and drive- look their best with face-flattering See their web site: Lunch Card, so you can earn a through service. Call 785-271- frames, and we’re happy to assist www.eyewearuniquetopeka.com. FREE lunch!) 2308. Balloon Kyphoplasty Brings New Hope To Patients With Spinal Fractures If you are over 50 or have osteo- results. (There are five doctors in our prevent further collapse. The porosis, it’s important that you don’t area who now offer this procedure.) cement forms an internal cast that ignore your back pain. It may be a It can be performed on the thoracic holds the vertebra in place. (C) signal that you have a spinal frac- and lumbar spine...and I can truly “We have performed thousands of ture. Each year, over 700,000 spinal A say, it’s one of the most rewarding these procedures and the complica- fractures, also known as vertebral things I do, because I can see imme- tion rate is extremely low. The compression fractures, occur. See diate benefits for the patient. potential benefits of the procedure your doctor to find out! “Balloon kyphoplasty is a mini- are amazing. Balloon kyphoplasty According to the National Osteo- mally invasive treatment, which can has been shown to restore vertebral porosis Foundation, “One of the be done under local or general anes- body height and correct spinal most common places for people to B thesia. Typically, the procedure takes deformity. Patients report a signifi- experience an osteoporosis-related less than one hour per fracture treat- cant reduction of back pain and fracture is in the spine. Unfortunate- ed, and we can treat multiple frac- improvement in mobility and ly about two-thirds of these fractures tures in one session. Generally, a the quality of daily life.” often go unrecognized and untreat- patient can be home and walking Ask your primary care physician ed.” It is reported that one in two without pain in 24-to-48 hours. today if you might be a candidate women and one in four men over age “During the KYPHON® Balloon for the balloon kyphoplasty proce- 50 will have an osteoporosis-related Kyphoplasty procedure, orthopaedic dure. Spine specialists actively fracture in her/his remaining lifetime. balloons are used to gently elevate the offering KYPHON® Balloon Ky- Left untreated, one compression frac- C fractured vertebra. With a hollow phoplasty in our area include: ture can lead to multiple fractures instrument, we create a small path- • Stormont-Vail Health Care— that, in turn, could alter the shape of way into the fractured bone (See A), Tim Allen, MD - 785-234-3451 your spine, result in height loss and and guide a small, orthopaedic bal- and Michael Smith, MD - 785-357- adversely affect your overall health. “Chronic back pain, loss of height, loon through the instrument into the 0301. • St. Francis Hospital and The good news is that Vertebral diminished appetite and difficulty vertebra. (The incision site is approx- Medical Center—Ken Gimple, Compression Fractures (VCFs) can sleeping have also been associated imately 1 cm in length.) Next, the bal- MD - 785-233-7491 and Michael be repaired if diagnosed! with this disorder. Plus, over time, loon is carefully inflated in an attempt Smith, MD - 785-357-0301. “In the past, traditional treatment patients with VCFs are at increased to raise the collapsed vertebra and • Mercy Health Center of Man- for a VCF was limited to bed rest, risk of suffering from serious or return it to its normal position. (B) hattan—James McAtee, MD - 785- bracing and management of pain, even fatal pulmonary complications. Once the vertebra is in the correct 537-4200. • Lawrence Memorial often with narcotics,” reports Dr. “I became interested in the Balloon position, the balloon is deflated and Hospital—Michael Lange, MD - Tim Allen, MD. “Although appropri- Kyphoplasty procedure in the late removed, which creates a void (cavi- 785-505-3710. ate in some cases, this type of treat- 1990’s. After extensive training, I ty) within the vertebral body. The For more information on balloon ment did not address the deformity began utilizing the treatment on cavity is filled with a special cement kyphoplasty call 877-459-7466 or that can occur with multiple fractures. patients and have seen incredible to support the surrounding bone and visit: www.kyphon.com. Page 4 April/May 2010 TOPEKA TODAY! Design Forum Ready For Spring add some great accent pieces to make their homes spectacular. “We also specialize in up-dat- 2709 SW 29th • Suite 102 • 785-273-5373 ing and furnishing offices. We’ve just received a shipment of new ‘Generation’ office chairs from Knoll. They have wonder- fully flexible backs, designed for comfort. Call us and ask to try out one of these chairs. “We carry over 30 lines of furniture, and can arrange for custom reupholstery and win- Invite spring into your home with dow treatments, as well as bed- flowers and cheerful splashes of color spreads, coverlets, canopies, headboards and shower cur- “I can’t remember when we’ve all tains. Our accessories include fine been more ready for spring, than art, graphics, lamps and unique after this cold, dreary winter,” says Jane Hibbs, owner of Design Forum items to provide those perfect fin- at 2909 SW 29th. “We’ve filled our ishing touches to a home.” showroom with lots of containers of Design Forum also offers “Senior beautiful realistic silk spring flowers Transition Services.” They’ll help to lift people’s spirits. coordinate a move, arrange the new “This month is the Furniture living space, and provide such items Market in North Carolina, so this is as smaller-scale furniture, storage Highly individualized neurofeedback brain training. a good time to place furniture solutions, lighting and more. orders. We will have new fabrics, fur- Stop by Design Forum, in Brook- Improve Concentration, Reading, Planning, Social Skills, niture, and gorgeous accessories from wood Center to discover “what’s Stress Management, Emotional Stability, Resilience. market arriving soon in our show- new” for spring—and be sure to see room. their “Springtime Breakfast” setting www.OptimumPerformance.info “One of the services we offer is at Sumptuous Settings (benefiting helping clients re-arrange their furni- Meals on Wheels)...April 30th thru May 2nd. Call 785-273-1421 for Call 785-273-5373 for an appointment ture and making design suggestions. Our forté is in showing people how to help in designing, remodeling and/or take the best of what they have and accessorizing your home or office. Boss Hawg’s Debuts New Chef, New Menu hand-battered chicken fingers. Spinach salad with candied wal- out and touch every single day using Facebook, and even more Ben Webb, formerly Chef nuts, mandarin oranges exciting, how many of our guests of Three Fires Steakhouse at and bleu cheese crum- were eager to sign up as ‘fans’ of Prairie Band Casino, has join- bles. Giant group plat- Boss Hawg’s. To date, we have over ed the management team at ters of smoky bar- 1,500 Facebook Fans, more than Boss Hawg’s Barbeque & beque deliciousness any other independent restaurant or Catering Co. He joins Gen- that serve two-to-three bar in Topeka. eral Manager Luke Franzen, or four-to-six for a “So if you’ve already discovered with five years’ tenure at Boss very special price. what a robust contact management Hawg’s, previously with “It’s an exciting new tool Facebook is, please become a Topeka Country Club, and menu and a great new fan of Boss Hawg’s and Pigskin’s. If Bar Manager Mike Ray, pre- chef, and and we’re you’re not yet using Facebook, go viously in management with excited to welcome all Target. on and give it a try. You’ll enjoy how of Topeka to sample easy it makes it to stay in touch with Chef Webb has extensive our new menu items experience in culinary pur- your friends and family, and you’ll or snuggle into the love getting ‘Facebook Only’ free suits, including fine dining, comfort of our old family dining, grilling, offers and deep discounts from Boss stand-by favorites,” Hawg’s and Pigskin’s! All you have smoked foods and barbeque. says Elizabeth. Prior to his position as Chef at to do is become a fan. Three Fires Steakhouse, he Boss Hawg’s managers (L-R) Luke Franzen, General Mgr.; Facebook “I know...I didn’t want to do it Michael Ray, Bar Mgr. and Ben Webb, Executive Chef From Elizabeth: either. But once I did, I realized worked for the well-known five-star five-diamond Andre’s at the Hawg’s passion for “from scratch” “I know, I know...I didn’t want to everything I’d been missing. But I’m Lake in Missouri. cooking and fresher ingredients than learn any new computer stuff either. not going to Tweet or Twitter. I’ve Boss Hawg’s new menu hasn’t chain restaurants use, Chef Webb I figured I’d come this far in life lived this long without needing to changed any old favorites, or the and Elizabeth have been working without knowing Facebook, so why Tweet or Twitter. I’m not going grand dames of their menu—baby together to create some great new did I need to start now? Finding out there. See y’all on Facebook!” ribs and burnt ends. Baked beans offerings for hungry Topekans. Boss Hawg’s guests could corre- ~~~~~~ Elizabeth Lumpkin haven’t been bothered, French fries What is new? Freshly battered fried spond with me directly about their haven’t been fiddled with. “The fine trout on Fridays. Cinnamon Honey Boss Hawg’s experiences, their Boss Hawg’s Barbeque and old favorites will always be the core Butter for the cornbread, Prairie Fire favorite menu items, things they Catering Co. is located on the ter- of our menu and our business,” dipping sauce for French fries or any wish we’d offer, and other guest race at the Brookwood Shopping promises Elizabeth Lumpkin, Boss fried item. Housemade pecan pie & issues persuaded me that maybe Center on 29th Street—convenient Hawg’s owner. ice cream. Housemade strawberry Facebook was worth looking into. to all parts of Topeka. Call 785- Sometimes, however, it’s exciting rhubarb pie & ice cream. Smoked “I was personally amazed at how 273-7300 for more information, or to try new things...and taking Boss jalapeno sausage. Home-made many of our guests we could reach for catering service. TOPEKA TODAY! April/May 2010 Page 5 Wild Bird House Has Great Gifts Spring — A Time To The Wild Bird House in Brookwood Center has a dazzling Refresh And Renew! new selection of merchandise “We also have lots of wonderful including great gifts for Mother’s gift items for all the up-coming Day, or any spring occasion! spring events...Mother’s Day, bridal “Come and see our charming new 2841 SW 29th • Brookwood Center showers, graduations and birthdays. line of Marjolein Bastin designs Our huge CRABTREE & EVELYN® called Nature’s Journey,” invites “Nothing seems to lift our spirits more than the freshness of the out- selection offers a fragrance for every Melody Weller co-owner, along personality...over 20 luscious scents with husband, Todd. “The collec- doors in spring,” says Melanie Kline, owner of The Linen Tree to choose from, each with its own tion includes plates, candles, fig- collection of delightful products. We urines, towels, mugs and flags! in Brookwood Center. “Spring also starts us thinking also have candles, beautiful fra- Give a gift of relaxation, with the “Get Fired Up” with new “Napa Firelites” grance diffusers, unusual soaps, soothing sound of rippling water “Our cute metal ‘bouncies’ of of how we can freshen up our homes on the inside. Starting with kitchen items, and so much more.” from one of our fun Tabletop Bluebirds, Cardinals, Ladybugs Let Melanie or her staff help you Fountains...ideal for the kitchen, Bees and Angels make great gifts, a bathroom is a natural, because the room is small, and with just a choose a variety of little “goodies” bathroom, or at the office. too. And—we have a great selec- and create a one-of-a-kind personal “Our new Napa Firelites (see tion of books for everyone in our few key items the change can real- ly be dramatic. We offer personal gift basket in any price range. photo) use a green, pourable gel fuel new expanded book section. Get The Linen Tree is open: Mon.-Fri. that crackles. It’s recycled, odorless kids excited about birds with one of service and are delighted to help our customers with color coordi- 10 to 6; Thurs. 10 to 8; Sat. 10 to 5 & and clean burning, so there are no our new children’s books! Sun. 1 to 5. Gift Certificates and gift hazardous fumes...making it safe for “We also have all kinds of new nating to create a great new look. Our bathroom selections range wrap services are available. Call indoor use. KITRA’S Art Glass is birdbaths...cement, clay, copper... 785-272-9344 for more informa- another exciting new gift line...each even some with solar fountains, from linens to shower curtains... soap dishes to towel bars...and tion. See more on the web site: piece is one-of-a-kind and unlike any plus new ceramic and cement foun- www.shopbrookwood.com. hand blown glass you’ve ever seen. tains, and water wigglers, drippers everything in between! “Looking for something unique, or bubblers that are solar or electric. handmade? We have wonderful “Spring migration is underway, so a a Shower Curtain Sale! a a Chickadee feeders and Wren/Chick- visit us for innovative and enticing adee houses from Anthony Stone- ware. Made in the USA, each is bird houses and feeders to capture the attention of Purple Martins, 20% Off All Shower Curtains Orioles and Hummingbirds.” (In-stock or Special Order) handcrafted on the potter’s wheel and fired to 2,400o to create a very The Wild Bird House is at 29th Over 70 Designs to Choose From! durable product that will not fade or and Oakley in Brookwood Center. Expires April 30th, 2010 decay, and will become an heirloom. Call them at 785-273-5500. You’ll Find Your New Spring Wardrobe Trade In Your Games, DVD’s And CD’s For Less At Prairie Trading Company “By now, most people have had plenty of time “This year’s selection desire here, at a frac- of spring and summer tion of the cost of to play their Christmas fashions is the best new. Our consignors gift video games over ever,” says Stephanie come from over 93 and over—so, it’s time to Stromgren, owner of cities and 19 states— trade them in,” says Erik Prairie Trading Com- which is why we Geis, Manager of Game pany in Brookwood have such a fabulous Central in Brookwood Center. “We have shorts, and unique invento- Center. “We are currently skirts, dresses, pants, ry. Some of the paying top dollar for capris, shirts, shoes, exceptional brands used video games, music CD’s and always have a large selection to scarves...just about any- we carry include Ann movies. choose from! thing needed to create Taylor, BCBG, Tom “We also have lots of accessories to “All of our discs are inspected for spectacular wardrobes. K. Nguyen, Chico’s go with those new consoles people scratches and cleaned and re-paired. Typically, there are ap- and Talbots. We also received at Christmas. We probably When we place them on the shelf, proximately 6,000 items have some great have any accessory needed in-stock they are like new and guaranteed for in our store, with a turnover of Cabi items, which are new ‘Rep right now. We’re the ‘one stop shop’ 30 days. It’s better and safer to buy around 200 items each day! samples,’ priced at about 75% off of for everything from Wii remotes to from us rather than take a chance on “We have lots of great accessories, retail. Dual Shock 3 controllers. purchasing used games on the inter- too. Right now, we’re featuring “Our ‘back room’ consignment “Our trade-in business is thriving, net. And, we can also resurface some fun, new jewelry for furniture just continues to grow in so our shelves are stocked full of scratched discs for the lowest price in spring...large and colorful ‘chunky’ popularity, and our turnover is so DVD and VHS movies, music and town - only $2.99. pieces...multiple strand crystals... fast—we’re always looking for peo- video games, including Playstation 3 “Our knowledgeable, professional real statement pieces! Plus, we con- ple who want to consign furniture and XBox 360. We also have a lot of staff has more than 10 years of sistently have new jewelry from and decorative accessories. (If you retro games like Nintendo 64, Super experience. We understand what our local artists, as well as terrific buys want your furniture to disappear— Nintendo and Original Nintendo. customers want and we can speak on sterling silver designs. And, bring it here!) Also new to the store “Our customers have been spread- the gamers’ language—but we are we’ve received a new shipment of this spring is our collection of beau- ing the word that we have the low- also happy to help anyone select the our fashionable designer-inspired tiful silk floral arrangements from a est prices in town. Our advantage is right gifts. Feel free to call us with sunglasses—priced at just $10.95. local designer.” that we are locally owned and our questions or come in and see us for “As one of the Midwest’s top con- Shop Prairie Trading Company prices are not controlled by an out- those Game, DVD and CD needs.” signment and re-sale boutiques we at 2900 SW Oakley in Brookwood of-town corporation. We’re able to Game Central in Brookwood have clientele from all over the coun- Center. Consignments are taken by keep our prices low so we can clear Shopping Center has new games, try, because fashion-savvy shoppers appointment. Call 785-228-9188. out this merchandise to make room movies, and music arriving every know they can find the ‘look’ they See also: prairietradingco.net. for new items arriving daily. We day. Call 785-215-8938. Page 6 April/May 2010 TOPEKA TODAY! Hair Secrets Introduces Innovative Summer Martial Arts Classes Forming New Wig Products Enrollment is now under- way for new Summer self confidence and self-esteem for classes, including new anyone who has thinning hair due to morning hours for youth, chemo, heredity or illness. We have at Midwest Martial Arts, wigs in stock in every style and in Fairlawn Plaza Mall. Set color imaginable, and we can help a up an appointment for a client find the ‘look’ that is perfect for them. free trial class—trials for “We also have the innovative new ages four through nine are wig liner called Headline It!, which held on Saturdays at Noon. won first place on ‘America’s Best Ages ten-teen are at 1:15PM. was the only Martial Arts program Inventors!’ I’ve spoken personally to In the 20 minute trial class, a par- we were aware of,” say Anna. “Our the inventor, Jodi Pliszka, who origi- ent or guardian can meet Master daughter Kylee (6 years old) has nally designed the liner for herself. Moore, learn about his teaching been taking classes for about a She’d worn a wig for 20 years, and methods, and watch their child year. She has learned to focus and hated the perspiration she experi- interact with other students. After has become more coordinated and enced during excercise or warm class they have the opportunity to self confident...and she loves tak- “As part of a creative, ever-chang- weather. Headline it! is a thin, dispos- sign their child up for three more ing classes with her new friends.” ing industry, we strive to stand out able liner that fits into any wig, hat or classes for $35, which includes a Summer Classes Start June 1st: from other salons by being the first to helmet. Made from high tech fibers, it FREE uniform. • Morning Cardio Kick Boxing offer cutting edge, innovative new ‘wicks away’ perspiration, traps oils Parents and students have been classes are at 9AM on Mondays, products,” relates Marilyn Rowland, and reduces odor, helping to increase thrilled with the results obtained Wednesdays and Fridays. owner of Hair Secrets in Fairlawn hygiene and comfort.” from Martial Arts classes. Six year • Morning Martial Arts classes are Plaza. “We are very proud to intro- Hair Secrets, inside Fairlawn old Quincey Kidd has been taking held on Mondays, Wednesdays and duce the exciting new ‘invisible hair- Plaza Mall, is a full-service hair classes for about a year. “We heard Fridays—for youth at 10AM, and line’ SmartlaceTM wigs. They’re salon. Kim Johansen, salon manag- good things about Master Moore for adults at 11AM. super-stylish and unbelievably realis- er, has been a licensed hair stylist and he was one of my coaches when Saturday Morning Classes: tic. Each individual hair is hand-tied since 1987, and is a colorist and I was a kid,” says Dad, Eddie. “It • Cardio Kick-Boxing (adults) - 8AM to the lace, creating the illusion that color correction expert. Kim can has been very beneficial. Quincey • Youth Classes - 9AM and 10AM the hair is growing directly from the also trim and shape wigs if needed. has gained respect, confidence and Evening Classes: hairline. The Smartlace wig shown Call 785-272-3600 for an appoint- discipline at home and at school He • For youth at 4PM Mon. thru Fri. above is our ‘Hillary’ design. (You ment. Email Marilyn at mrow- has also made new friends and • For adults - 8PM Tue. & Thurs. have to see these wigs to appreciate firstname.lastname@example.org. See them looks forward to attending classes.” Call Ronnie Moore at Midwest how natural they look!) under *Health & Beauty on the web Anna Risinger agrees. “We were Martial Arts, Inc. in Fairlawn “Wigs can do wonders in boosting site: www.fairlawnplaza.com. lucky since Midwest Martial Arts Plaza Mall—785-228-3804. Feel The Heat! Meet At Gage Bowls For Summer Bowling Fun & Excitement! Summer is always a great time to “League bowling is a night out, giving bowlers a chance feel the heat at Gage Bowls. Right great opportunity for a to make new friends, compete on an now, the “heat is on” to sign up for group of people to get equal basis, and be assured that they fun with the Frequent Bowler’s Club together for fun and bowl- will have lanes to bowl on each Card. It’s as easy as one-two-three! ing on a competitive week at a time that’s suitable to their #1 Fill out a Frequent Bowler’s basis,” says Rex. “League own personal schedule. To put it Club membership form at either bowlers consist of people of simply, in relationship to any other Gage Bowl Location. all age groups, from all competitive athletic event, league #2 Pay just $19.99 plus tax for your walks of life and at all levels bowling is the best buy in town.” 2010 Summer Frequent Bowler of athletic skills. League Rex and Kathi invite you to experi- Card...and you can use it immediate- bowling becomes a more ence the fun of one of their summer ly for the games you bowl from April equal form of competition bowling leagues and receive all the 1st through September 6th, 2010! because of its handicap sys- great benefits of league bowlers. You The sooner you sign up, the more tem. An inexperienced can even sign up on their web site. you save. bowler can compete with a Gage Bowls have been your locally #3 Pay just $1.29 per game (plus tax) bowler of more experience owned “Hometown Family Bowling during the valid dates—for yourself and skill and still have a Centers” in Topeka for 50 years, and everyone who bowls with you. Rex and Kathi Haney, Gage Bowls owners chance to win. offering team and open bowling and Cards are not transferable and the “Leagues can consist of their own, unique “Cyber-Bowl.” card-holder must be present when variety to choose from...something all men, all women, or a combina- The Gage Bowl Bar & Grill features the card is used. (Rental shoes are for all ages. League bowlers receive tion. League bowlers can sign up a full breakfast menu, soups, salads, not included.) computerized league recordkeeping individually...with a friend...or with snacks, sandwiches and a full line of “Frequent bowlers can bowl as services and a 20% discount off an entire team. League teams meet beverages and bar drinks. Each often as they want with as many retail priced equipment at the pro- on a regular basis, normally once a facility offers many options for your guests as they choose to bring,” says shop. Plus, trophies or awards are week, to compete against each entertainment needs. Rex Haney, owner. “We invite provided for each league. other. Each league is different and everyone to join in on the fun...come This year, each summer league has its own unique ‘personality.’ For full information on summer inside where it’s cool and enjoy the bowler receives a Free Frequent Some are very competitive with leagues visit or call Gage Center great family sport of bowling. Bowler’s Club Card and a chance to large prize funds, while others are Bowl at 4200 SW Huntoon—785- “Gage Bowls are Now Smoke Spin To Win. All Summer Leagues purely social with little or no prize 272-1881, or Gage Bowl North at Free! So, bring the family and friends get one colored pin per lane during fund. The common denominator 200 East Highway 24—785-234- to bowl with us in our smoke-free league play. If a bowler gets a col- among them all, however, is that 5506. You may also email them at: atmosphere every day of the week.” ored head pin and gets a strike, they they’ve all joined a league for the email@example.com. Check Summer leagues are now forming win a chance to spin the prize wheel pure fun of bowling. out their web site at: at Gage Bowl, and there’s a wide for cash, prizes and surprises. “League bowling is an inexpensive www.gagebowl.net. TOPEKA TODAY! April/May 2010 Page 7 Cemetery periodi- cally offers special Elite Private Care Will Help With incentives on pre- Spring Cleaning planned arrange- “Our focus is providing ments. Currently, ‘Quality Care’...the comforting, they are offering personal, one-on-one care that up to a 25% adds to each client’s quality of reduction in costs life and also provides a reassuring when reserving presence to those in need,” says mausoleum space. Rhonda May of Elite Private They want to en- Care. courage you and “Our goal is to help clients stay your family to look independent by assisting them Plan Ahead And Save! toward the future with confidence. with the simple tasks of daily liv- You provide for your family’s wel- It’s an opportunity to arrange an ing. This includes helping with Rhonda, Arlene & Barbara fare. You make sure all the essen- above ground, out of the elements, spring cleaning. It’s that time of ‘as-needed’ basis saves our clients a tials are covered...except for maybe climate-controlled space for less year when everyone gets the urge to lot of money. the one thing nobody likes to think than the cost of ground burial. ‘weed out’ and freshen things up. “Elite Private Care assists families about, much less plan for. “We’ve been assisting families for We can assist clients in cleaning out in Topeka, Lawrence and surround- “History shows that cemetery space over 100 years,” shares Lee. “We their closets, sorting their winter ing counties. We can provide tem- and funeral arrangement costs will encourage folks to come in, meet with and summer clothes or even prepar- porary or permanent home care for only continue to increase,” says Lee one of our helpful family-service ing for garage sales. We also do anyone including disabled children Benson, General Manager of Mount counselors and make arrangements in estate cleaning. or adults and seniors...whether in Hope Cemetery and Mausoleum. advance. Decide how much to spend “We offer a variety of services their home, in care facilities or dur- “Most families find it hard to deal and lock in today’s prices...and such as preparing a home-cooked ing hospital stays. We also work in with the decisions and costs that a we’ll be here when we’re needed.” meal or providing transportation to conjunction with all area hospices.” death forces on them at a time when Don’t put off making the decision doctor appointments, church ser- Make life easier. Contact Arlene they are the least emotionally pre- any longer. Right now you can save vices, sporting events, graduations, Pratt at 785-806-8119 or Rhonda pared. Prearrangement allows ex- up to 25% when you reserve a mau- weddings (etc.). Also, if someone May at 785-806-9873—for one penses to be met at today’s cost, soleum space for yourself or a fam- needs companion care during hospi- hour or 24 hour service. Knowing through current income and budgeted ily member. Stop by Mount Hope tal stays or while in nursing homes, that emergencies can occur at any time payments. Families who wait Cemetery and Mausoleum today, we’re available. time, Elite Private Care phones are until the time of need are required to at 17th and Fairlawn, for pre- “We provide all of these services answered 24/7. pay the entire amount up-front.” arrangement details—or call 785- with no minimum requirements. Elite Private Care is currently There are many benefits to plan- 272-1122. For further information That means we’re available for one seeking additional experienced ning ahead for yourself and loved you may also check their website at: hour a day—or twenty-four hours a caregivers in the Topeka and ones. To assist you, Mount Hope www.mthopecemetery.org. day. Being able to count on us on an Lawrence areas. Dr. Rick Tague’s Patient “Amazed” She Could Actually Lose Weight! The Center for Nutrition and “When I finally started my program crunchy...so I never felt deprived. pounds and men lost up to 77.3 Preventive Medicine (CFN) was with Dr. Tague, I weighed in at 304.5 “Then, I was AMAZED that I pounds in just 12 weeks. The aver- founded by bariatric physician Rick pounds. What shocked me most was could actually lose weight! The age 12 week loss was an amazing 43 Tague, MD, MPH in 1996. Dr. Tague my body composition analysis...I pounds began to drop off and my pounds! has assisted thousands in their pursuit learned that my body was 49.7% fat! family and friends cheered me on. “With medical nutrition clinics in of optimal weight and metabolic “Dr. Tague listened to me, and he So far I’ve lost 97 pounds with Dr. Leawood and Topeka, I have per- health. “Unfortunately, too many peo- Tague, and gone from a size 3X sonally supervised the weight loss ple give up on weight loss after using to a normal size 16! of over 5,000 patients who have lost ineffective fad diets and group meet- “I feel wonderful—and can over 150,000 pounds. We use mod- ings,” reports Dr. Tague. “Proven hardly believe the difference in ern treatment methods based on the medical strategies that manage over- my energy level. Recently, on a latest research findings of bariatric weight tendencies at their biochemical scavenger hunt with our youth medicine. Our systematic approach source are giving remarkable results group, my pedometer showed is designed to maximize metabolism for scores of people seeking signifi- we’d walked six miles. The and weight loss, and provide the cant weight loss and enhanced metab- kids were panting and I was individual support each patient olism. Traci’s story is one of many still rarin’ to go! needs to achieve success. Patient success stories we see every week at “I look on my weight loss pro- benefits from this approach have the Center for Nutrition.” gram as a ‘health invest- been life changing.” “I watched several friends experi- ment’...take the weight off now, Imagine improving your health, ence substantial weight loss while or, pay for it later with real boosting your self esteem and find- going to the Center For Nutrition, health problems. I would rec- ing increased energy and stamina! and that encouraged and inspired Before After ommend Dr. Tague’s program to Call the Center For Nutrition and me,” relates Traci Carson. “Also, I’d anyone...it has truly given me a mention reading this article to been thinking about my Dad who was encouraging in telling me he rec- chance to have a healthy life!” receive a free 40-minute consulta- had recently died (too young) from ognized I was a very disciplined per- “Over the last 14 years I’ve devel- tion and computerized body compo- congestive heart failure. He’d also son. He told me my lab work showed oped a wellness system I call my sition analysis, along with further been overweight most of his life. I that I had metabolic syndrome, and ex- ‘Optimum Weight Loss Program,’ ” educational materials written by Dr. thought if I got my weight under plained what needed to be done to relates Dr. Tague. “Now available at Tague. control, maybe I wouldn’t have to overcome the problem. the Center For Nutrition, it’s Call the Center for Nutrition & experience what he went through, “The first part of my plan consist- designed to provide the fastest fat Preventive Medicine, P.A., at 2840 and could enjoy a longer life. ed of CFN supplements—and, right reduction possible and enhance the SW Urish Rd—785-273-4443. In “I was skeptical as I approached my away, I was impressed with the big metabolism—without surgery and the Kansas City area call the first visit with Dr. Tague because I had variety...the textures and flavors. without hunger! Results are impres- Leawood office at 913-814-8222. been on SO MANY DIETS before, There were delicious foods to enjoy sive! In a 2007 study with obese See more information on Dr. Tague’s with such limited success. that were sweet, salty, chewy, patients, women lost up to 53.5 website: www.KansasDiet.com. Page 8 April/May 2010 TOPEKA TODAY! Exciting Summer Adventures Await New Janome Machines At Bennett’s Children In Miss Sylvia’s Classes Whether an experienced quilter or a “This summer, from July 12th beginner, Bennett’s Sewing Center through the 16th, from 9:00 to at 2125 North Kansas Avenue, meets 11:30AM each day, we’ll take all your sewing needs at one location. children from four to six years Bennett’s is a Janome and Viking of age on an exciting Husqvarna dealer—and they offer Musikgarten Nature Trail repair and service on all brands of adventure,” says Dr. Sylvia sewing machines. Hamilton, Director of Music & “This March marked our 22nd year Movement with Miss Sylvia. in business,” relates Don Bennett, “They’ll share wonderful expe- “and we’ve been here on North riences exploring music and Kansas since 1996. We offer new nature with its abundance of sewing machines, starting at $249, Associates: Ann Depoy, & Judy McMorris sights, sounds, fragrances, touches the wonders of nature. Our Twist & plus a full range of quilting supplies. table and quilting feet plus other fea- and tastes. In this summer camp, Turn and Nimble & Quick classes We stock the largest selection of quilt tures—priced at $799. children will discover the joy and are based on Nursery Rhymes re- backings - 90" to 118", and a huge “We also carry the Handi Quilter stimulation of active music making imagined with music and move- selection of quilter’s fabrics...with ‘Fusion,’ with a 24" long arm, and the through songs, stories, movement ment. All of our exciting courses new patterns arriving monthly. HQ easy to operate ‘Avanté’ 18" long and sensory experiences in nature will be held at Grace Episcopal “Janome is the largest manufac- arm. Around the first of April we’ll exploration. Hikes, art projects and Cathedral at 701 SW 8th.” turer of quality sewing machines in have the HQ 16 ‘Sit-down System’ snack time will further develop the Sylvia received her Doctor of the world, and this is their 150th with a nice sized table. And, we also themes for each eventful day. Musical Arts degree from K.U. in year in business. This year they’re have the HQ ‘Pro Stitcher,’ which is “Prior to the Nature Trail camp— 1995. She is Level II certified bringing out three new models to the computerized program for HQ three two-week courses will be through the Early Childhood Music mark their celebration. The Janome machines. offered for children from 18 months and Movement Association as a ‘1860 JNH Anniversary Model’ will “Coming in May, Janome has a big to three and a half years of age: June specialist in early childhood music be released mid-April. It’s an excel- surprise for quilters. There’s an excit- 7th through the 10th and June 14th- education, and she is a certified, lent 30-stitch full-sized computer- ing new machine on the horizon that 17th. Our Nature’s Music classes licensed instructor of Musikgarten. ized machine with frame, and it promises to be a ‘quilter’s dream’!” will be held from 9 to 9:30 each Sylvia is accepting enrollment now retails for just $599. The other two Bennett’s also has quilting frames, morning...Twist and Turn classes for summer courses. To enroll on- models are: the ‘2160 DC’ 60-stich and the state’s largest selection of from 9:45 to 10:15...and our new line, see www.childmusic.org for computerized sewing machine, sewing cabinets. Bennett’s Sewing Nimble & Quick class, from 10:30 complete information and fees. You retailing for $669, and the ‘3160 Center, at 2125 N. Kansas Ave., is to 11:00. In Nature’s Music, children may also call Dr. Sylvia Hamilton QDC’ with full frame, needle up-nee- open 9 to 6 M-F; 9 to 5 on Sat. Call will enjoy moving, singing, listen- at 785-271-8322, or email her at: dle down, automatic thread cutter and 785-232-9117 for more informa- ing and playing as they explore firstname.lastname@example.org. more. It comes with an extension tion. Gift Certificates are available. 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April/May 2010 Page 9 Pet A Puppy At Topeka Best Pets Exciting News!! Did you know that petting a puppy lowers your stress from level? Just visit the new Topeka Best Pets store and you’ll start to smile. After all, Formerly “Bagel Express” nothing’s cuter than a playful 2830 SW Fairlawn puppy...or a frisky feline...or a frolicking ferret...(this could NOW Serving MORE! Indian Hills Styling Salon go on and on). Chris and Maribeth In Addition to Our Hamilton (former owners of Delicious • Fresh Bagels Petland in Fairlawn Plaza) • Sandwiches • Pastries & opened Topeka Best Pets last • Breakfast Items - We’ve ADDED PIZZA & More November. “At any given To Our Menu: time we have about 40 differ- TBP Associates shown with playful puppies ent breeds of puppies avail- • APPETIZERS • DESSERTS parakeets, canary and finches. • CHEESE PIZZA...• SUPREME able,” relates Maribeth. “Of course “Our aquarium area features a we think each one of them is the wide variety of both fresh and salt- • MEATLOVERS • VEGGIE ‘sweetest ever,’ but we invite folks water fish, in clean, well-lit and col- • TACO • HAWAIIAN • BBQ Jody Roberts, to come in and see for themselves. Owner orful tanks. We have some very • CHICKEN ALFREDO Our puppies are from local breeders interesting amphibians, too.” OR • “BUILD YOUR OWN” Plan to join me and they are all microchipped and In addition to pets, Topeka Best PRICES START AT $3.99! have a three-year health warranty. Pets carries all the pet foods and and my staff on “With every puppy purchase, the July 11th, 2010 customer receives a $40-Off products you’ll need to keep any Buy One Large animal healthy and happy, including Coupon for a spay or neuter, and complete set-ups for terrariums and Pizza Get a Mark Your Calenders! they’re sent home with a 4.5 pound fresh and salt-water aquariums. Second Pizza bag of Nutro food and a certificate Want a new little friend to cheer Details to follow for a free Vet visit at the Bur- you up? Visit Topeka Best Pets at For HALF PRICE! in our next issue! lingame Road Animal Hospital or Highway 24 and Rochester (910 Indian Creek Vet Hospital. Call 785-273-7070 NW 25th, Suite F, in Dillons Plaza 5123 SW 29th “Our full line of pets also includes North). Call 785-233-PETS for Hours: hamsters, gerbils, bunnies, ferrets more information or see Topeka 6AM-9PM Sun. thru Thur. 785-273-1999 and many birds...cockatiels, African Best Pets on Facebook. Their email 6AM-11PM Fri. & Sat. Grays, cockatoos, rainbow lorys, is: email@example.com. Guy Anderson Has Full “Indoor Air Meet Erik Evans Of Community Bank Quality Certification” preventof electricity. These arecase of loss basement flooding in just opened in 2000 to give customers in southeast Topeka a more con- a few suggestions to keep a home venient location,” says Erik. mold free. “I am also responsible for our “Mold is usually found in moist on-line banking system and areas in a home, where it appears as maintaining our web site. Our little black circles or a white thread- on-line banking is constantly like network, and is usually accom- updated to keep up with our cus- panied with a musty-type odor. tomers’ banking needs. We Because it is risky to buy a home recently started offering E-state- with mold problems, ‘mold sam- ments. At any time, customers pling’ has become a standard prac- can view their statements or tice during a home inspection. download them onto their com- “EPA studies indicate that air lev- puter. They can also call any Guy Anderson, Owner els of indoor pollutants may be two Holliday Square Community Bank associates Community Bank location for “More and more people are being or three times higher than outdoor Erik Evans (pictured top right) help with their on-line banking or to exposed to indoor pollutants such as levels. Mold, the most dangerous began working in a bank while in get an answer to any banking ques- MOLD, and it has become a grow- offender of all, often goes undetect- college and enjoyed it so much he tions they may have. ing concern,” shares Guy Anderson, ed because of the places it hides. It decided to pursue banking as a “We are also constantly updating of Anderson Home Inspections. is important to have a home career. He joined the team at our web site to keep up with com- “That’s why I earned my Indoor Air inspected by a certified inspector.” Community Bank seven years ago. munity activities, news and events. Quality Certification...it enables me Guy Anderson has been in the “I worked in many different depart- In May we will celebrate 15 years to provide another valuable service home inspection industry for 12 ments which was a real learning of serving the Topeka area!” to clients. years, and is a certified member of experience,” shares Erik. “I’ve en- Visit Community Bank at one of “It’s important, of course, for the American Society of Home joyed being part of a locally owned their three locations: The main homeowners to take steps to prevent Inspectors (ASHI). Anderson bank. Decisions are made locally, facility at 5431 SW 29th; North, at their homes from developing mold. Home Inspections specializes in usually on the same day, without Highway 24 & Rochester Road or Cleaning gutters and down-spouts, residential real estate with mechan- having to check with people out of Holliday Square at 2909 SW and making sure the ground slopes ical, structural or whole-home in- town and wait for an answer. It’s Topeka Blvd. Call 785-440-4400, away from the house will help. If spections customized to fit your great to be able to offer our cus- email Community Bank at commu- the basement is damp, they should needs. Guy can also provide Radon tomers quick and easy service.” nitybank@communitybanktope- get a dehumidifier. And, everyone Testing and Home Energy Tune-uPs® Four years ago Erik was named ka.com, or visit their web site at: should have a good sump pump. In as well as mold inspection. Don’t Branch and Operations Officer and www.communitybanktopeka.com. fact, it’s an excellent idea to have a take a chance with your family’s he oversees Community Bank in Community Bank is a member of the battery back-up for the pump to health. Call Guy at 785-478-2224. Holliday Square. “This facility FDIC and an Equal Housing lender. Page 10 April/May 2010 TOPEKA TODAY! Shop Hop Your Way Across Kansas! Life Coaching—Learning The Art Of “Don’t miss the fun of the Greater Kansas City Area Shop Hop!” says Living Intentionally thoughts. With thoughts Do you feel stuck? Are you fulfill- Pat Schremmer, owner of Stitching ing your life’s purpose, destiny, call- we make our Traditions in Holliday Square. “‘All ing, mission? If you feel that you just world. If you That Jazz’ is the theme - and a aren’t living your life to the fullest, doubt that Hoffman Batik was custom de- consider contacting Shirley Bradley. you can cre- signed exclusively for this event! Shirley is a certified International ate a fulfilling Participating quilt shops will be open Association of Coaching (IAC) Life life, then you Thursday, April 8th through Sat- Coach. She is also a public speaker are refusing urday, April 10th from 9AM to 9PM and a published author. to live your and on Sunday, the 11th, from Noon Shirley Bradley, LBSW, ‘best life.’ “Life Coaching is a natural exten- IAC Life Coach to 5PM! Collect a free quilt block pat- sion of the work I’ve done for the “As a Life tern from each Shop and register for past 20 years as a Social Worker,” Coach I provide support, options in-store drawings. Prizes will be explains Shirley. “I specialize in and strategies, to set a course for given away totalling over $1,200! emotional intelligence, flourishing living intentionally, passionately “Spring always brings a lot or Back To Nature - Quilt design by relationships and personal awareness. and more joyfully. There are many renewed energy and fun classes here Kansas designers Wing & A Prayer “Life coaching is not psychother- pathways a person may take to live at Stitching Traditions. ‘Back to Husqvarna Viking Club. Barb apy...it is different than consulting, the life they dream of and, with my Nature’ (shown here) is our new Rezac, our Viking Educator, is shar- counseling and mentoring. Life coaching assistance, they can BOM. It’s a generous queen-sized ing lots of new ideas.” Coaching is a powerful human rela- embark on an exciting and enjoy- quilt combining gorgeous Tonga Want a special gift for Mom? tionship in which certified trained able process of change. Batiks. Roberta Foth is the Purchase a Gift Certificate at coaches help people design their “Research shows that people tend Instructor and class space is limited, Stitching Traditions, good on any future rather than get over their past. to make changes more easily when so sign up right away. classes or store items. Through a typically long-term rela- environments and structures are in “An April workshop by Ruth The Summer Newsletter will mail tionship, coaches aid clients in cre- place to support them. Without Powers,‘Introduction to Picture mid-May. Be sure the store has your ating visions and goals for aspects proper support, they may have only Piecing,’ features her beautiful address...the Newsletter has com- of their lives, and multiple strategies themselves and their own will Coneflowers pattern. Other oppor- plete information on class sched- to support the achievement of those power to rely on, which might tunities include a ‘T-Shirt Quilt’ ules, and great in-store coupons. goals. Life coaching is a set point for restrict their ability to achieve what class, taught by Martha Gabehart, Stitching Traditions Quilt Shop, the ‘art of living,’ which requires they want in life and business.” and a very simple and fun ‘Quilt As- at 3005 SW Topeka Boulevard in pausing, taking time to observe, Call Shirley Bradley to set an ap- You-Go Table Runner’ beginning in Holliday Square, is also Topeka’s imagine and discover. To delve into pointment for a life coaching con- May. Class space is limited, so premier dealer of Husqvarna Viking one’s passions, nature, creativity, sultation—785-235-1246. See her please call now to register. Be sure sewing machines. Call 785-266- and envision a more fulfilling life. web site for further information: to sign up, too, for our on-going 4130 for more information. “All that we are arises with our www.lifecoach-shirleybradley.com. New Rapid Recovery Unit Now Open At Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community The Pioneer Ridge Retirement and a ‘return-to-home’ Community, located in Lawrence, focus by the nursing Kansas, at 4851 Harvard, has just staff, as well as the med- announced the completion of their ical attention from Dr. new Rapid Recovery addition. The Shari Quick, Physiatrist, Pioneer Ridge campus is also home who will be providing to 60 Assisted Living Apartments on-site patient assess- and a 58-bed Skilled Healthcare ment and medical man- Facility. agement. Dr. Eric “We are very excited about the Huerter is our Medical opening of our new Rapid Recovery Director who is on call wing, and proud to be the first to 24 hours a day to over- bring this high level of post-acute see medical care as care to Lawrence,” says Marie needed.” Vogel, Administrator of the Pioneer “The average expected Ridge Retirement Community. “The Rehabilitation patients find the communal length of stay in our One of the private rooms designed for new unit is attached, architecturally, living room to be warm and cheerfully inviting Rapid Recovery center patients in the Rapid Recovery center to our Skilled Healthcare Facility, fractures, joint replacements, post- is three to four weeks,” adds receive occupational therapy and but is completely private throughout. surgical, post-stroke or neurological Marie. “While here, patients can speech therapy, and discharge plan- This is the only post-acute rehabilita- issues, or a variety of medical con- enjoy beautiful and pleasant sur- ning can be provided while assisting tion facility in Lawrence, and we cerns that result in a need to regain roundings while they recover. Our a patient with their transition back believe it brings a needed service to abilities.” professionally decorated rooms have to their home.” the Lawrence community and the “The design concept is similar to a warm, comfortable feel with rich The Pioneer Ridge community is surrounding area. our Lexington Park Post-Acute colors and dark wood trim. Other owned by Midwest Health Manage- “Our 18-bed Rapid Recovery cen- building in Topeka, where patients amenities include: nutritious meals, ment, and is the only locally-owned ter will provide intensive therapy there often don’t even realize the unit nurse monitoring, assistance with retirement community in Lawrence. with the goal of maximizing patient is attached to a skilled nursing facili- medications, access to a full time To learn more about the Pioneer recovery, to enable patients to return ty,” relates Ed Schulte, PhD, director beautician and our ‘Life Ridge Rapid Recovery center in home. The rehabilitation experience of Rehab Services for Midwest Enrichment’ room where a variety West Lawrence, at 4851 Harvard, is completely separate from the Health. “Patients will appreciate the of activities are offered. Free trans- stop in for a tour—or call Marie skilled nursing facility—with its many features in their rooms, such as portation to-and-from doctor Vogel, Administrator, at 785-749- own entrance and private dining flat screen TV’s, custom-made furni- appointmens is also available. 2000. For further information on room and living room. We treat ture, small refrigerators, adjustable “In addition to physical therapy in all of Midwest Health Manage- patients, with Physician’s orders, beds and more. Patients can also our large, newly expanded physical ment’s locations, please see: who have orthopedic issues such as expect increased therapy intensity therapy room, patients may also www.midwesthealth.com. TOPEKA TODAY! April/May 2010 Page 11 About Topeka Today! Cool Season Lawns (And Weeds) Are Waking Up The locally owned and operated RUSS’s Topeka Today! is a totally business, Grasslands Lawn Ser- CUSTOM UPHOLSTERING marketed publication for Topeka vice, works to keep the lawns in • RESIDENTIAL • area independent businesses and Topeka and the vicinity well- organizations. Published bi- • COMMERCIAL • groomed and weed-free. monthly, it gives those who have “With snow and ice (hopefully) a product or service the opportu- finally gone, lawns are waking up nity to tell their story in a unique from winter hibernation,” says and entertaining format. Kevin Negus, Grasslands’ owner. Topeka Today! targets the “Soon, it will be time to have lawns market through Direct Mail— mowed for the first time of the sea- one of the most effective ways to son to remove the dead top growth. reach consumers. By using Taraxacum Officinale “We are now accepting mowing (A harbinger of spring!) Topeka Today! as their personal clients for the 2010 season. 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In the mid-summer Call Grasslands Lawn Service 785-273-3437 months with its hot, drier weather, today at 785-230-1264 for a lawn 127 NW Van Buren email: firstname.lastname@example.org grass does not grow as rapidly. In care estimate. Sign up for 2010 and web: www.topekatoday.biz those months we move into an ‘as get their spring & fall weed control 785-273-6592 needed’ basis for clients. treatment at no additional charge! Center For Manual Medicine Combines Chiropractic And Traditional Medical Treatments bad habit pattern...and we can help. “We combine manipulation and conditions including tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, capsulitis hip Dr. Mark Penn is well respected in traditional medical treatments, and injuries and fasciitis. the Topeka community and has been we offer rehabilitation to improve “Ultrasound provides real-time voted “Best Chiropractor” in the Best posture and key movement patterns. imaging while ‘in motion’ allowing Of Topeka survey. He graduated from Our treatment methods may help us to view various angles. This Logan College of Chiropractic in prevent many unnecessary surgeries gives ultrasound an advantage over 1986 where he specialized in physical and expensive procedures. We an MRI which requires the patient rehabilitation. As the founder of the empower patients and emphasize to be perfectly still. We invite peo- Center for Manual Medicine, Dr. their key role in recovery.” ple to set an appointment with us to Penn is committed to continually advancing the benefits offered at his “We have been using Ultrasound see if we can assist them in elimi- multidisciplinary clinic. Diognostics in our practice for the nating pain. “I grew up in a medical family,” Dr’s Doug Frye and Mark Penn last three years. Recently we upgrad- “We specialize in: relates Dr. Penn. “My father was a ed to a new GE ultrasound system • Shoulder and arm pain methods of traditional medical and doctor in Topeka for over 30 years, so • Carpal tunnel syndrome chiropractic care—establishing the after I was injured in a martial arts • Tendonitis/Bursitis Center for Manual Medicine. By accident, I naturally sought help combining chiropractic care with • Work/Auto/Sports injuries through traditional medicine. How- physical therapy and home exercises, • Chronic Pain/Fybromyalgia ever, when my pain persisted, a friend we help our patients experience pain- • Back and neck pain encouraged me to visit a chiropractor. free movement of muscles and joints. • Pre & Post surgical rehabilitation Those treatments worked so well for We also educate patients on how to • Headaches me that I made the decision to heal themselves and stay healthy. • Hip and leg, ankle and foot pain” become a chiropractor—realizing “Dr. Frye and I share the vision that If you seek relief from muscle and that there were probably many oth- many musculoskeletal problems joint pain or would like to obtain The Center For Manual Medicine more information about ultrasound ers, like myself, who were suffering stem from abnormal movement pat- from pain and not finding the help terns. Problems may also develop, that improved the picture quality to treatments, call The Center For they needed. after an injury...but in many cases give us more accurate assessments,” Manual Medicine at 5000 SW “Of course I still believed in tradi- poor habits in how a person sits, says Dr. Frye. “This new technology 21st Street - 785-271-8100. tional medicine. So, after I graduated, stands, works or plays have developed enhances image clarity which helps See their web site, below, for I looked for a way to combine chiro- over a long period of time. Pain is us detect muscle, tendon and joint additional information. practic treatments with physical ther- usually felt when certain movements problems earlier. I believe we are the apy and traditional medicine. are made or when the area is touched. only office offering this specific ser- “About eleven years ago my dream came true when Doug Frye, MD, The process may be gradual or it may suddenly explode into pain. 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ColorWorks Paint & Supply Welcomes Kitchen Gallery &mon Curd Angel Food Cake Le Interior Decorator Invites You To 1 Angel food cake, 16 oz. Bob and Diana Swafford, owners Spring Into FUN As needed Powdered cream 8 oz. Whipping sugar of ColorWorks Paint & Supply at “After our long cold winter, this 4410 SW 21st Street, welcome inte- 1 jar Robert Rothschild Farm spring should be a real celebration,” Lemon Curd & Tart Filling rior decorator, Martha Tucker, to states Julie Clanton, owner of As desired Strawberries, sliced their team. Kitchen Gallery in Fairlawn Plaza As desired Lime, sliced “As the store’s color specialist, Mall.“We have some great items and Martha will be in charge of our new Cut angel food cake into 3 layers. Mix gourmet goodies to put the FUN into whipping cream and powdered sugar Design Center,” relates Diana. “She any Spring party! together. Add to Lemon Curd & Tart Filling has years of experience as an interi- “Our Nordic Ware novelty bake- and mix well. Put Lemon Curd mixture or decorator and faux painter, and ware collection includes the new between all layers and around sides. she has her own company, Space ‘Cute Cupcake’ cake pan that cre- Drizzle additional Lemon Curd & Tart Lifts. Martha will be here Tues., Martha Tucker, colorist & interior decorator Filling over top of cake. Decorate with ates a giant cupcake, plus ‘Zoo strawberries and lime slices. Wed., Fri. and Saturdays from 9AM a lot of inspiration from the beauti- Animals’ and ‘Backyard Bugs’ to 1PM and Thursdays from 1PM to ful ‘Harmony Colors Collection’ pans, which make muffins or little mixes...‘Pears & Pomegranate’ or close. Her services will be a great from Pittsburgh® Paints. Our goal addition to ColorWorks. She can cakes in butterfly, bee and ladybug ‘Greek Feta & Olive’ also set a is to help people unleash their ideas shapes. 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In our Design Center we hope to SAVE $6 per gallon on Manor Hall® perfect sliders. also appreciate a set of our new better accommodate our residential Timeless® & Manor Hall® Int./Ext. paints “Celebrations can be easy and fun acrylic Tervis Tumblers. USA- clients as well as our commercial SAVE $4 per gallon on Sun Proof® with any of our gourmet food prod- made, they’re the leader in insulat- contractors. Paints & Stains plus others! ucts, such as Robert Rothschild’s ed drinkware. We have KU, K-State “Color should be timeless. There ‘Lemon Curd & Tart Filling.’ It and many other attractive designs!” are ‘trends,’ of course, but I can ColorWorks Paint & Supply’s makes delicious tarts when used in Kitchen Gallery is open seven show clients how to coordinate knowledgeable and friendly staff is our ‘Mini Cheesecake Pans’ (which days a week in Fairlawn Plaza Mall paint colors throughout their homes. ready to help with all your painting are also great for quiches muffins at 21st and Fairlawn. Gift Certi- I will introduce them to color theo- needs. Call 785-272-8818 for and hors d’oeuvres)—or, see the ficates and gift wrapping services ry...some colors radiate energy, oth- more information, or see: easy recipe above. One of our are available. Call 785-273-6436 ers, a sense of calm...and we’ll draw www.colorworkspaint.com. yummy new Wind & Willow for more information.
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