Topeka News Roundup | 8.17.18

Each Friday we’ll roundup #TopCity stories from our fantastic local news partners from throughout the week. Here’s what you may have missed!     ‘The Right Thing’: New GraceMed clinic opens Monday in Topeka GraceMed has transformed a vacant Dillons grocery store at 1400 S.W. Huntoon to become a central Topeka community health center. The new GraceMed Capitol Family Clinic opens Monday, the result of months of work fundraising, planning and preparing to move operations from its location at 1615 S.W. 8th Ave. Read More   Kansas takes drones to new heights Kansas did something no one else in the country can do–it flew a drone 300 feet in the… Read More

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GTP Members’ Championship Golf Tournament

Get out of the office and get out on the green! The Greater Topeka Partnership is excited to announce the inaugural GTP Members’ Championship. The golf tournament will take place on August 31 at the Topeka Country Club. This all-day event will include a buffet lunch, a shotgun-start scramble and a reception with awards to follow. The golf tournament is open to all Greater Topeka Partnership members and is not only a great time but a great networking opportunity for businesses in Topeka & Shawnee County. The tournament will follow a 4-man scramble format, so golfers of all abilities can be accommodated. You can expect a day full of great… Read More

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Downtown Adventure Race Topeka (DART) 2018

Each year Downtown Topeka plays host to one of the most unique races in northeast Kansas. The Downtown Adventure Race Topeka, or more commonly referred to as the DART, is the brainchild of Robb Cummings and Ryan Wenrich. After participating in a similar race in Colorado titled The Oyster, Wenrich returned to Topeka with thoughts and concepts about how to organize a version within Topeka. Wenrich ran the idea by his good friend Cummings and after talking through potential ideas, decided that this was something that needed to happen. Being very involved in Downtown Topeka, they were passionate that the race to take place in the dynamic core and benefit… Read More

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The Linen Tree of Topeka

The Linen Tree of Topeka Searching for that special touch of elegance? The perfect statement piece for your kitchen or bath? That stand-out gift such as a signature aroma or fragrance? For specialty gifts or must-have home accessories, look no further than The Linen Tree of Topeka.  Located in Brookwood Shopping Center, The Linen Tree has been locally owned and operated for over 40 years. Specializing in linens and home decor, the boutique also offers baby gifts, artwork, fragrances, bath and body products, as well as personalized touches such as monogramming and complimentary gift-wrapping.  Owner Kelly Schuster guarantees her customers nothing but quality product, especially when it comes to the… Read More

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Congratulations 2018 Women of Influence Award Recipients

RECOGNIZING WOMEN IN OUR COMMUNITY The Women of Influence Awards honor individual women from the Topeka & Shawnee County community who exhibit excellence in the areas of community service and education, and embody the inspirational roles of distinguished mentor, outstanding entrepreneur, rising star and woman of influence. They serve as a source of inspiration as well as aspiration for all women in the community. Join the Women’s Initiative Committee August 23, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel to recognize the following deeply influential recipients of the Fifth Annual Women of Influence Awards. Click here to register for this event!   Community Service – Susana Ortiz Prochaska   A woman who has been… Read More

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NEAT Method Kansas City

We’ve all heard it before, sometimes in life the stuff we own begins to own us. Clutter happens and when it does your space’s functionality often begins to suffer. So before you fall into “clutter depression anxiety cycle,” call NEAT Method Kansas City. NEAT Method KC is a lifestyle service committed to providing a more luxurious and smartly appointed living space. Owner and professional organizer Celsie Sneden will not only transform and organize your space but will also provide you with helpful tips and tricks to successfully maintain your neat method.  Celsie had a unique introduction into world of professional organizing. A Topeka native, she earned her degree in Theatre from… Read More

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Forest Park Conference and Retreat Center

Forest Park Conference and Retreat Center is distinctly unique among other parks in Topeka, not only for the fact that it promises visitors access to both WiFi and wildlife. It’s the quintessential outdoor get-away hidden in the middle of a bustling city. With multiple cabins, event halls, multiple recreational courts, prominent wildlife and acres and acres of woods, Forest Park provides a retreat among the trees that will have you reliving your wistful days of summers long past.  Brief History Forest Park was formed in 1922 by a group of Evangelical United Brethren pastors. The Summer Assembly, as they called themselves, held seasonal retreats in the park to rejuvenate their… Read More

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Forge Glow Golf Tourney: YPs at Play in Topeka

It’s time once again to get your birdie on at the annual Forge Glow Golf Tournament. Young professional (YPs) from across Topeka & Shawnee County will take to the Lake Shawnee Golf Course at just past twilight to see who has what it takes to achieve not only a perfect round but to achieve a perfect round in the dark. Has your competitive nature been peaked? Okay, you might have to settle for a “half perfect” round as we’ve modified the tournament to nine holes so as not to keep everyone out too late. But the challenge still remains! See if you can play a perfect game with only two… Read More

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Activate the Alleyway First Friday Event

Calling All Artists: Activate the Alleyway First Friday Event Downtown Topeka, Inc. in partnership with Leaping Llamas is happy to announce an Art Call. We are seeking vibrant, creative original works of art to be displayed and sold at the Inaugural Activate the Alleyway in downtown on First Friday, October 5, 2018. Artist Details: Accepting 15 artists Artwork to be created on 24 x 30 canvas (provided to artist) Art to be completed by September 15th to be displayed at Leaping Llamas prior to the October event. Art will be sold for $300 each. Artist will receive 70% of the sale. 30% will go to Downtown Topeka, Inc. to benefit… Read More

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Knox Signs & Graphics

Knox Signs & Graphics is your one-stop shop for signs, wraps, printing and promotional items.   Erik and Laura Knox moved to Topeka with the intention of starting a sign shop, and after a lot of planning and hard work that’s exactly what they did. While Laura started her job at the Colmery-O’Neil VA and Erik at Lowe’s, the couple saved funds for the better part of a year to purchase the necessary equipment to start the business. Established in 2011, Knox Signs & Graphics took off out of the couple’s garage with a vinyl cutter, laminator and the first of many printers. The shop first came to be known for… Read More

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