Flash Forward Productions is owned by Kimberly and Kyle DeRodes. We are a husband and wife team dedicated to creating the very best photographs and videos.
Kyle has a degree in photojournalism from Pittsburg State University. During his photojournalism career he was recognized several times for excellence.
The gas purveyors of Propane Central empower grills across Kansas. Hopeful barbecuers bring their depleted vessels to one of four offices to receive a 20-pound barbecue-propane-cylinder recharge so that they may continue charring steaks or roasting incriminating laptops full of fan fiction about C-SPAN commentators. The offices are open for immediate transfusions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Friday, with the exception of the Concordia location, which is open Monday–Thursday.
From 1944 onward, Paul Golden greeted each of his customers by name as they walked through the door, presenting their freshly pressed suits and dresses ensconced in crinkly cellophane wrappers. His personable touch lives on four generations later as the Golden family oversees an array of dry-cleaning services at Hygienic Golden Touch Cleaners' Topeka and Lawrence facilities. Continuously filtered solvent expunges stains from garments following a meticulous inspection, during which staffers eradicate the mud spots, replace the splintered buttons, and re-stitch the loose seams that so often result from refereeing amateur yeti MMA tournaments. Staffers also spruce up leather, fur, suede, antique clothing, and other delicate textiles, and shine and repair shopworn shoes. Hygienic Golden Touch picks up and drops off ensembles free of charge, and recycles its garment bags and wire hangers.
A beaming, tutu-clad youngster poses by a large number 2, commemorating her new age. A couple, nearly newlywed, strolls through a sepia-tinged park holding hands. A brindled puppy with floppy ears capers across a red wooden wagon. These are just a few of the shots that the photographers at Worth A 1000 Words Studio have captured during their tenure at the memory emporium. Both in-studio and on-location shoots cover the gamut of photogenic opportunities, from senior portraits to weddings to adorable pictures of babies disguised as bunnies or even smaller babies.
The new two-story tree house that sits amid Kansas Children’s Discovery Center’s 4.5 acres of greenery is more than a house—children can also swoop down its slide or scale its climbing wall. The multifaceted structure reflects the center’s overall complexity. On its outdoor grounds’ network of bike trails, hiking paths, and obstacle courses, youngsters can cultivate their love of nature without going off to live with a family of wolverines; meanwhile, 10 hands-on, educational exhibits in the 15,000-square-foot indoor facility fuel youthful curiosity in everything from construction projects to an interactive lemonade stand that teaches kids the basics of balancing a budget.
The YWCA of Topeka empowers bodies of all ages, shapes, and sizes to attain overall wellness via a fully stocked downtown fitness center and committed staff. A 16-day punch card unlocks a treasure chest of benefits normally available only to members and fitness junkies who sneak in by hiding in laundry carts. Initiates can test the waters with a one-hour personal training session, which introduces them to the facility before trouncing treadmills and whirring away on recumbent bikes amid a sea of cardio equipment. Afterwards, exercisers can cool off with a dip in the five-lane lap pool or wind down in the warm water therapeutic pool or hot tub. Transport summer recreation to a weather-free setting by skipping around a rubberized jogging track, picking up a game of basketball in the gymnasium, sunbathing on the patio, or simulating sunbathing by lying on the floor beneath a ceiling lamp. During your visit, you'll have access to any of more than 70 group exercise classes, from Pilates and yoga to heart-pumping cardio sessions.