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.
A million of anything is a lot, whether it's dollars, bottle caps, or chicken wings you've eaten in a single sitting. Under its roof, Riverside Marketing has an arsenal of more than one million items ready to customize, ship, and broadcast your message to the world. The company's services range from screen and digital printing to embroidery, banners, laser engraving, and logo design. Additionally, Riverside Marketing facilities are all anchored in the Kansas City area, meaning purchases support the local economy and items are turned around in speedy fashion.
Since he bought Framewoods of Topeka in 1992, owner Gary Blitsch has continuously expanded the business's framing capabilities, with a wide variety of projects custom-built for each client. Customers can hang fine handmade mirrors, framed photography, and expertly restored portraits on the walls of their home or business, and they can visit the stunning 1,600-square-foot gallery to view and purchase pieces from local visual artists.
• For $49, you get a one-hour photo session at the location of your choice, plus a $75 print credit or a $100 credit for prints of senior photos (up to a $200 total value). • For $99, you get a one-hour boudoir photo shoot with unlimited clothing changes at the location of your choice, plus one 8”x10” or two 5”x7” prints and five digital photo files on CD (a $490 value).
The purveyors of literary pleasure at Signs of Life enable learning and leisure through an expansive collection of printed-word wares, delectable café snacks, and local art pieces. Dabble in fiction with Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic novel, Crime and Punishment ($5.99), or acclimate yourself with American history by reading David McCullough's 1776, a riveting account of how George Washington led almost 2,000 men into battle to defeat the Duke Blue Devils on a last-second three-pointer by Paul Revere ($14.99, paperback). Ecclesiastically curious guests can peruse one of many theologic selections, such as Augustine for Armchair Theologians by Stephen Cooper ($13.99), while sipping a tasty bean-based beverage at Signs of Life’s convivial café. For even more aesthetic enjoyment, art-magnets can scurry over to Signs of Life’s adjoining art gallery, featuring the work of more than a dozen local and national artists in a charming space.
An open-air venue with room for 18,000 spectators, Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone welcomes more than 50 bands at five events during the summer months of 2011. Rock Star season-pass holders can spend the warm months tapping their toes, snapping their fingers, and dancing with the fervor of a gleeful water spider as they attend to up to five musical events. The harmonious happenings range from the punk rockery of the Unity Tour, with headliners 311 and Sublime, to the beachy rhythms of tribute bands paying homage to Jimmy Buffet, the Beach Boys, and Bob Marley and the Wailers at the Parrot Party. Throughout the summer, big-name tunesmiths such as Kings of Leon, Band of Horses, and Less Than Jake will take their turns upon the amphitheater's stage, helping ears become the envy of their friends when they return to school next fall.