Saturday, November 29, 2008

Bison in the Flint Hills article

The Huffington Post had an interesting article on bison in the Flint Hills today. The tallgrass prairie in Osage County, around Pawhuska, has much in common with the Kansas Flint Hills. We need to be aware of what they are doing, and all benefit from the activities of each. Osage County in in the Green Country tourism region of Oklahoma, headquartered in Tulsa.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Old Time Christmas as Pioneer Bluffs

As one of the stops on the Chase Country Christmas Homes Tour, Pioneer Bluffs is offering a variety of activities from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 29. These include music, caroling, seasonal stories, popcorn and cranberry garlands, homemade cookies and hot cider.

In addition to touring the decorated 1908 home of Henry and Maud Sauble Rogler, Bennie Holtsclaw will have his guitar for live music and caroling. Paula Roper of Paula's Creations will provide traditional crafts for all ages, including pinecone angels and more. At 1:30 p.m., Carrie Riggs will entertain with the reading of Christmas stories.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Lebold Mansion Christmas Tours

In Abilene, enjoy the Christmas Splendors of the Victorian Era at the Amazing 1880 Lebold Mansion, Nov 21 through Jan 4, 2009.

Begin the Holiday with a tour of this beautiful 1880, 23 room historic mansion. The mansion is fully decorated from the parlor to the maid's room.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Chase County Country Christmas

Chase County begins its annual celebration of the beginning for the Christmas season on November 29 this year throughout the county. Activities include the annual holiday homes tour in Chase County, annual fruitcake toss across the Cottonwood River, arts and crafts, special sales in area businesses, music, caroling, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, horsedrawn wagon rides and the annual lighting of the historic Chase County Courthouse and Cottonwood River Bridge.

For more information, call 620.273.8469 or See the Chase County website:

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Friday, November 14, 2008

'Extreme Makeover' comes to the Flint Hills

Chapman, in Dickinson County, near I-70 west of Junction City, is the site this week of the ABC project: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."(link is to the local TV station website, An Associated Press article also appeared in the Thursday Emporia Gazette, and likely other local paper. The Topeka Capital-Journal had this story, today.

It is a wonderful story. We are very pleased that the ABC project chose the Chapman family and community for the program!

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tall Grass Prairie related Newsletters

Please do check out the 10 Nov 2008 edition of Flint Hills, Tall Grass. Dennis lists and discusses a number of newsletters that should be of interest to most of you. Each of these has a focus of its own, of course... some will have more interest to some of you than others.

Since this blog has recently focused on events, and events are a bit more sparse in the late fall and winter, I highly recommend you check out the newsletters that Dennis suggests, and follow the ones that interest you, as some of your regular reading materials.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Winfield Isle of Lights

This is the first of our reports of Year-End Holiday Celebrations around the Kansas Flint Hills. The light displays in Winfield begin November 16 and run through the end of the year.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Flint Hills Initiative

Dennis Toll (see his Blog at: Flint Hills, Tall Grass) shared with me the Flint Hills Initiative website of the Nature Conservancy, pointing out the work of the Tallgrass Legacy Alliance (scroll to bottom of page). We are so pleased to see this broad-based group of individuals and organizations working together for the preservation of the essence of the Kansas Flint Hills! Much can be accomplished we so many diverse interests come together for a worthwhile cause!

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Gathering in the Grove Fine Art Show and Sale

November 7th through the 9th is Gathering in the Grove Fine Art Show and Sale. The event is held in the Bowers Community Center, 317 West Main Street, Council Grove.

Displaying art by area artists, this is the perfect event to find one of a kind holiday gifts! For information, call Linda at 620-767-6103

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)