Thursday, January 29, 2009

Settlers in the Flint Hills: the African American Experience

Pioneer Bluffs has announced the next winter Prairie Talks!

Come to Pioneer Bluffs, just north of Matfield Green, on Saturay, Feb 7, at 2 pm, to hear Ustaine Talley share her fascinating research on the life and history of these pioneers. "Pap" Singleton, a former slave, founded the Singleton Colony in the Flint Hills in the 1870s - Singleton was a leader in the "Great Exodus" of thousands of black Americans from the South. They weren't allowed to own property in most southern states but could purchase land in free-state Kansas. She really makes the story come alive.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Eagle Viewing at Chaplin Nature Center

31 Jan and 2 Feb are Eagle Viewing opportunities at the Chaplin Nature Center near Arkansas City. See more information at Wichita Audubon Society website, or call 620-442-4133.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Celebrate Kansas!

Thursday, January 29, from 10 am to 5 pm, come by the Kaw Mission in Council Grove, to Celebrate Kansas!

Celebrate Kansas! includes Historic Reenactments, Live Music, and Kansas Quilt Show. Sponsors are the Friends of the Kaw Heritage, Inc., Kansas Historical Society, and the Morris County Historical Society.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills ! ;-)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Decade of Stars - Marysville

Looking for entertainment this weekend?

Consider visiting Marysville, in Marshall County, to participate in the annual fundraiser for the Marshall County Arts Cooperative: Decades of Stars.

Featuring the talents of Marshall County's finest entertainers, the evening will be filled with renditions of hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's - interspersed with bits of comedy and humor. Heavy appetizers are served and a cash bar is available.

7 p.m., Saturday, January 17, 2009, at the Marysville Moose Lodge - call 785-562-5629.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Inside Sidewalk Sales - Council Grove

Saturday, January 17, 2009, 9 am to 5 pm, shop inside during the winter sidewalk sale in Council Grove. Specials at most of the stores, shops, and businesses in the downtown business district.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Native Stone Scenic Byway on K-99

Check out the latest Cheryl Unruh (Flyover People) article in The Emporia Gazette on the Native Stone Scenic Byway. Also follow her regular blog and writings at: Flyover People (also see link to the right, under Flint Hills Blogs, that I check regularly). She always has interesting subjects, and writes about them in a distinctive voice, that I appreciate!

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Home Town Competitiveness Workshops Upcoming

A series of four Home Town Competitiveness Workshops, based on The Four Pillars, will be held over the next four months in the Kansas Flint Hills region. The first, the Entrepreneurship Workshop will be held February 26 in Herington. The second, the Charitable Assets Workshop, will be held March 26 in Marion. The third, the Youth Attraction Workshop, will be held April 23 in Alma. The fourth, and final of this series, the Community Leadership Workshop, will be held May 21 in Marion. This series of workshops are sponsored and supported by a number of organizations in the region dedicated to local community development and economic stimulus. Please consider attended and supporting these important activities for our area.

Send me a note at and I'll be happy to send you a copy of the pdf brochure.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills

Monday, January 05, 2009

Kansas Grape Growers and Winemakers Association Conference

The Kansas Grape Growers and Winemakers Association is hosting its annual conference in Emporia, January 9-10, 2009. Currently, there are close to 200 acres of grapes and 13 commercial wineries across the state.

The conference is for current growers/winemakers or those interested in commercial production of grapes and wine.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)