Reflections Photography has captured images of comely Kansans for more than 17 years in its downtown Manhattan studio. Their heirloom children's photo session imbues photographs of today's kids with an air of nostalgia and the feeling of time gone by. In specially themed sittings, babies sport baseball uniforms on dugout benches, girls tiptoe about in ballerina outfits, and angelic youths don flowing robes and feathery wings, adding authenticity to assertions that they did not put marker on the family cat. Other theme options include cowboys and pettiskirts, little rascals, winter wonderland, and more. Sessions will last about 30–45 minutes and result in a 5"x7" photographic keepsake that may be displayed proudly on mantels and over computer monitors. Reflections Photography offers upgradeable packages and additional prints can be purchased in a variety of sizes, starting at $49. Multiple children may participate for no additional fee, creating doubly valuable two-for-one memories.
Beds for Less's friendly staff purveys quality national mattress brands and educates shoppers inside three expansive showrooms. Visitors browse an assortment of Tempur-Pedic mattresses, such as the multicushioned Tempur-Cloud Supreme ($2,099+) and the pressure-relieving RhapsodyBed ($2,499+). Classic innersprings include Kingston’s Signature Series ($299+). The Canberra Pillow Top ($249.99+) boasts sag-free firmness so that sleeping next to a lead cannon ball is finally possible. Beds for Less can deliver purchases to most of the Wichita metro area for an additional cost.
At Sylvan Learning Center’s award-winning network of more than 900 locations, state-certified and Sylvan-trained teachers steer pupils with a personalized tutoring approach through such fraught study areas as reading, math, and SAT prep. Staffers first run through a series of tests, diagnostic tools, and personal interviews to discern students’ strengths and uncover their blind spots, such as the persisting belief that racecar is spelled the same backwards and upside-down. Each month, Sylvan confers with parents and provides a comprehensive look into their student's progress. In ensuing tutoring sessions, one-on-one teachers bolster focus and encourage risks conducive to learning, vanquishing budding scholars’ confusion with personalized learning plans.
The YWCA is the largest women's multicultural organization in existence, encompassing some 125 million members in over 100 countries. The membership represents a diversity of culture and lifestyle that assembles in 300 local associations, including the YWCA of Topeka. The Topeka chapter, first instituted in 1887, lives out the YWCA mission of empowering women with locally focused programs and outreach initiatives ranging from fitness and wellness to youth services such as Girls on the Run of Topeka. A local council of Girls on the Run International, the Topeka organization often partners with the YWCA, using running to encourage girls in grades 3-8 to live lives of confidence, health, and togetherness.
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 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 office is open for immediate transfusions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday.