Kinfolk Cafe’s menu of comforting, homestyle country cooking is inspired by the aromas of the owner’s mom cooking dinner or her grandma flipping bacon and eggs on the stove in the morning. Meats from local farms appear on plates in the form of meat-loaf served only on Fridays, breaded-pork tenderloin, fried chicken, or chicken-fried-steak dinners, lovingly smothered in peppered gravy and accompanied by sides such as onion rings and generously buttered mashed potatoes. Hearty third-pound burgers can be topped with chili, cheese, or bacon, and can have extra bacon mixed right into the patty. Kinfolk Cafe serves breakfast items such as omelets, belgian waffles, and egg scrambles all day long, helping customers fill up after a long night of filling up the neighbor’s convertible with sand.
In 1910, Engine House No. 6 boasted space to accommodate four firefighters, two horses, and a carriage, which was the best way to reach the scene of a fire quickly. By 1918, though, the horses had retired, giving up their stall space and beloved supply of carrots to a brand-new fire truck. The move was part of Wichita's initiative to become the first all-mechanized fire department in the nation.
The neighborhood station served until 1953, when its half-a-century-old amenities proved too obsolete to serve the needs of modern firefighters. Still, the building represented an interesting slice of history, so in 1993, a group of local citizens and firefighters teamed up to restore the place and transform it into the Kansas Firefighters Museum.
Today, the museum recounts the above story and tells other local firefighting tales through various exhibits. They also offer fire camps, which are designed to give youth a hands-on look into the daily life of a firefighter, with participation and activity discussions geared to help attendees determine if firefighting may be their profession of choice. The museum's staff of volunteers also pride themselves on creating a great firefighter calendar full of hunky men and women wearing hard hats or wielding hoses. Proceeds go to the Coats for Kids program, which provides coats for hundreds of children in Kansas each year.
The technicians at Warsh My Windows beautify and maintain homes with meticulous, sustainable cleaning services. Eco-friendly window-cleaning products-which are specially formulated to reduce streaks and repel dirt after cleaning is complete-melt away grime and paint, enabling light to pour into rooms without making shadows the exact shape of ladybugs. Technicians buff away scuffs from windowpanes with a three-step GlassRenu glass-scratch-removal grinding and polishing system. It erases scratches and acid damage without distorting views. During gutter-cleaning services, technicians clear away silt and debris and ensure that water is flowing freely. Warsh My Windows also offers power-washing, window-blind-cleaning, and screen-cleaning services.
Military Knotz Massage owner Heather Robertson and her team of licensed massage therapists tailor their treatments to meet each individual's needs. With soothing strokes and gentle or firm pressure, they dissipate pain and erase tension. Even those with the toughest muscle knots will feel more relaxed after their massage session.
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Neighborhood children doing yard work for money to spend on candy is classic Americana, but for Michael Ackerman Jr, the actual work ended up being its own reward. Michael's grass-mowing hobby transformed into a full-scale lawn-care company in just a few years, after he got the word out by passing out homemade fliers and staging a town-wide game of telephone. When the buzz about his business amplified, he managed his growing list of clientele with the help of his new business partners, Michael Sr and Connie, his parents. As a team, they now tackle yard work of all kinds and have added snow removal, irrigation, and landscape lighting to their core lawn-care services.