KANSAS! is a quarterly publication—released in February, May, August, and November—that features the best and brightest of Kansas's people, places, dining, and culture. Since its inception in 1945, the magazine has summoned more than 35,000 loyal readers with professional writing, inspiring photos, and fan-favorite sections such as "Reasons We Love Kansas" and " Our Town," which highlights the history and current happenings of different Kansas communities. The current issue invites region buffs to nosedive into a rich pool of information pudding made of quick winter-getaways ideas, peeks at scenic state parks, and silky smooth ink.
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.
Clean Cut Lawn Care’s team of licensed-and-insured technicians tame unruly yards and home exteriors with their landscaping and outdoor services. When not cleaning leaves and debris from gutters and making sure water flows freely through downspouts, they keep chimneys free from fire hazards with thorough inspections and cleanings. They also help homes’ greenest parts, laying fertilizers to encourage lusher growth and trimming branches that stray too closely to roofs and windows. They also remove trees in danger of falling and shrubs that have started to grow into kitchens and steal cereal from the cupboards.
Soho Interiors' home-furnishing virtuosos upgrade customers’ quarters with an international cache of eclectic furniture and home goods. Spruce up a bathroom with Italian soaps ($5) or Italian bubble-bath formula ($16), or pick up some picture frames ($17) to accentuate diverse wall prints ($25+). For more substantial pieces, peruse collections from name-brand designers such as the Italian contemporary Calligaris line. Adorn a barren abode with a table lamp ($129) or pick up a new end table ($129) to properly display a Millard Fillmore bobblehead collection. Practical ornamentation, such as a room divider ($99), provides solace for slipping into slinky French lingerie ($120), and Italian dining chairs stylishly preserve diners from leg cramps. To keep customers from acting uninformed, friendly sales associates remain on-hand to chat about hip trends, make recommendations, and provide techniques for gently informing old furniture it's being replaced.