Tag: America

Alderbrook Village to launch new Alzheimer’s educational series next week

Alderbrook Village will start an educational series next week, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12, the four-part series will take place once a month, ending Dec. 12. These classes are free and open to anyone in the Arkansas City community. “Our educational series will be […]

Eclipse brings health concerns: Follow these important vision safety tips

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will touch the U.S. mainland for the first time since 1979. The moon will cover at least part of the sun for two to three hours. Tens of millions of people who live within a 70-mile radius of its cross-country track will witness […]

The Return, by Suzanne Woods Fisher, a complex, highly enjoyable read

Best-selling novelist Suzanne Woods Fisher returns to her Amish Beginnings series in The Return. Fisher treks underutilized territory as this novel centers around a young Amish woman who is kidnapped by Native Americans in a raid. The rest of the novel deals with the fallout of this event. We follow […]

Kiwanis add scholarships, seek new members after taking on blood drive

The Arkansas City Kiwanis Club is on the hunt for new members. Like many civic groups in Ark City, the Kiwanis are attempting to find members of all ages. The mission of Kiwanis International is to improve the lives of children worldwide. However, each club works in its own community […]

Ninja Sushi Steakhouse opens today, brings Japanese hibachi to Ark City

After nearly two months of waiting, Arkansas City residents finally will be able to sample the wares of Ninja Sushi Steakhouse. The new restaurant, located at 1618 N. Summit St. — in the old Kentucky Fried Chicken building — will open at 11 a.m. today. Ninja Sushi Steakhouse owners have […]

Ark City Arts plans day trip July 31 to Arkansas’ Crystal Bridges Museum

The Arkansas City Area Arts Council is planning a day trip next week to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The Ark City Arts trip will leave from the Cowley College’s Brown Center at 8 a.m. July 31. The museum, which is located in Bentonville, Arkansas, is showing Dale […]

“American Gods” brings classical mythic elements to mature TV audiences

Several unusual television shows have been released the last few years — among them “American Gods.” The plot of this new Starz series reminds me of the complexities one might find in Greek literature such as “The Odyssey.” Scripted as a new form of American mythology, this series is based […]

12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep kicks off wonderful new series

When Clara Chapman receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home, she is hesitant yet compelled to attend — for if she remains the duration of the 12-day celebration, she is promised a sum of 1,000 pounds. That’s enough money to bring her brother back from […]

Kristin Schell shows a new way to build community in The Turquoise Table

Desperate for a way to slow down and connect, Kristin Schell put an ordinary picnic table in her front yard, painted it turquoise, and began inviting friends and neighbors to join her. Life changed in her community and it can change in yours, too. Today, Turquoise Tables are inviting individuals […]

Ark City Community Band plans jazz concert June 29, patriotic show July 4

The Ark City Community Band will hold the fifth concert of its 146th season at 7:30 p.m. June 29 under the Wilson Park rotunda, located at 701 N. Summit St. This event is free and open to the public. Some park benches are available, but concert-goers may wish to bring […]