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1 INSIDE INFORMATION ON BUSINESSES, PRODUCTS & SERVICES IN THE TOPEKA AREA For Information About Topeka Today! Call or VOLUME 20 ISSUE 1 OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2014 Tony s Jewelry & Custom Design Specializing In Creating Custom Pieces I take great pride in creating a piece of jewelry that reflects the style and personality of the person who will receive it, says Tony Lee, of Tony s Jewelry & Custom Design. I ve been designing custom jewelry for decades and love to create! If someone has a design idea in mind, and can draw a rough sketch, I can make it. The best part about creating a custom-ordered piece is that the customer feels that they have hand-crafted something incredible for a loved one. I ve built my business on customer satisfaction through attention to detail, prompt service and honesty at the forefront of our business. My hope is to have customers for life. Most items that are brought in for repairs are taken care of right here, on the premises, and customers can even watch me work at my jeweler s bench. Tony enjoys creating and bringing PRSRT STD U.S. Postage PAID Topeka, KS Permit No. 9 Topeka Today! is a marketed publication. Statements herein are not intended as endorsements or claims by the Editor/Publisher. For information call Tony Lee at his jeweler s bench in distinctive items in a variety of price ranges, so customers can find that perfect gift for any budget. He is able to secure diamonds and semiprecious colored gemstones directly from the importer and is happy to pass along the savings to his customers. Kiku Steakhouse Voted The #1Asian Restaurant In Topeka In 2014 We would like to thank everyone who voted us once again the #1 Asian Restaurant in Topeka for 2014, says the manager of Kiku Steakhouse of Japan, located in the Fairlawn Plaza Mall. Kiku s has been offering great Japanese dining for over 20 years and we plan to continue offering the same excellent service and great food. We help people celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, family gatherings and all special occasions. We are currently booking many holiday parties, so it s important to place reservations as soon as possible. Kiku s offers two private dining rooms that are perfect for special gatherings. The smaller room seats 16 people comfortably and the larger one will hold up to 40 guests. People can also book space at KOBE Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar at 2907 West 6th in Lawrence. Of course, both locations offer great food and service. Our dining experience fun begins when customers, seated at long Teppanyaki tables, have their food prepared right in front of them, hibachistyle by our entertaining chefs. There is You ll always find unique and beautiful engagement rings, wedding sets and sparkling cocktail rings at Tony s Jewelry. And, he has a great selection of colored gemstones, birthstones and gifts for any occasion starting as low as $150. Tony stocks a variety of men s and women s watches too, including many colorful and fun styles. If you are interested in giving a special watch as a gift...stop by the store today. Right now, all Burberry watches are priced at 30% off. Tony s Jewelry also offers an extensive selection of gold and silver neck chains, earrings, diamond tennis bracelets, and a large variety of charms. Other gift ideas include items such as unusual clocks, Diners enjoy food and entertainment at Kiku Steakhouse Of Japan lots of interaction, and guests are soon clapping and calling for more. Another big draw is the variety and freshness of our food. We take extreme pride in serving only Choice cut meat that is vacuum-packaged and never frozen, and we age it just the right amount of time before serving. Quality is a must in our business. Sushi continues to grow in popularity and our expanded Sushi Bar meets the demand. Our experienced and popular Japanese Sushi Chef can prepare almost anything a customer desires. Sushi dinners include an appetizer, miso soup and dessert. crystal vases and crystal world globes. Would you like to know what your jewelry is worth, or do you need an updated appraisal for insurance? Take your items to Tony s Jewelry & Custom Design. I d like to remind people to keep appraisals on their jewelry items updated, Tony adds. With the increasing price of gold and diamonds, it s possible that an old appraisal might not cover the current value of their pieces. For over 13 years, this familyowned business has been providing full jewelry service to Topeka and the surrounding area. From things as simple as changing watch batteries to Rhodium-plating rings that have lost their luster, you can always expect the best from Tony. Shop at Tony s Jewelry & Custom Design for all your jewelry needs. The store, located at 5660 SW 29th, in the Barrington Village Shopping Center, has convenient store-front parking. They are open from 10AM to 6PM Mon.-Fri., and 10AM to 2PM on Saturdays. Call for more information. Customers may order single items (twoto-eight pieces per order) or they may want to try one of our sampler appetizers. They can enjoy two sushi rolls as part of their hibachi meal or satisfy their appetite with Sushi alone. If someone thinks they might not enjoy the raw fish, we have over ten items on the menu that are cooked. Anyone who has not tried Sushi needs to experience it at least once. Kiku s also has full bar service featuring beer, wine and cocktails, including the Sake Bomb. Visit Kiku Steakhouse of Japan, located in Fairlawn Plaza Mall. They serve Lunch Thursday through Sunday from 11:30 to 1:30, and Dinner every day from 4:30 to 9:30PM. Call for reservations or for carry-out service. Celebrate The Holidays at Kiku Steakhouse Of Japan Make Reservations NOW for Christmas Parties, Family Get-Togethers and New Year s Eve! Special Discounts are Available on Group Holiday Lunches! 21st & Fairlawn, inside Fairlawn Plaza Mall Call

2 Page 2 Oct./Nov TOPEKA TODAY! Midwest Musical Arts is Topeka s Music Education Center For All Ages Our mission is to help each student, regardless of age, experience the joy that comes from singing or learning to play a musical instrument, says LeRoy DuBois, owner of Midwest Musical Arts, located at 17th and Fairlawn. We offer private lessons in piano, voice, percussion, strings, guitar and woodwinds. It is our goal to discover the catalyst for each student that will excite and encourage him or her to develop and excel in some area of music. Dr. Tom Morgan is shown here with two young drum students performing at our Spring Recital. Percussion is a good place to start with music instruction for many children. They enjoy expressing music through rhythm and love to participate with others in our drum classes. For the younger students (ages 7-12) who like to sing, we offer our MUSICLAND course. This class introduces students to singing, beginning note reading and even playing the piano. Both of these classes offer movement and activities that are fun and educational for the young musicians. Our families appreciate the convenience of scheduling their Are you expecting holiday company? Are your worn and stained kitchen countertops an embarrassment? How about that dingy-looking bathtub in the guest bathroom? It s Miracle Method of Topeka to the rescue! They can solve those problems, and their early Christmas gifts of $50 Off on complete tub refinishing, or $75 Off on any countertop refinishing will help a lot. They ll save you the hassle and cost of a remodel, possibly as much as 75% over replacement costs! The locally-owned and operated franchise has saved Topeka homeowners literally thousands of dollars while making their kitchens and bathrooms look like new. We ve been serving Topeka, Lawrence and the surrounding communities for the past 10 years, and have been at our new office and showroom for about two years, states Michael Brumleve, co-owner of Miracle Method of Topeka. In the showroom, people can actually see and touch surfaces that have been repaired and refinished with the Miracle Method techniques. Customers are always amazed at all we can do with kitchen and bathroom fixtures and surfaces made of fiberglass, tile, formica, cultured Dr. Tom Morgan with two of his 5-year-old drum students children s lessons at the same time. With over twenty teachers skilled in a variety of instruments, we try to accommodate students scheduling needs whenever possible. Almost all of our teachers have music degrees and three have Masters or Doctorate level music education degrees. Our teachers are passionate about seeing our students enjoy the time spent developing their music skills. If you have any questions, or want more information about Midwest Musical Arts, please call LeRoy DuBois at Like them on Facebook, or visit their website at: Visit Miracle Method s showroom to see examples of their work marble, cast iron and steel. All the things we are able to refinish are here in our showroom, even a beautiful antique tub and sink. We also have a variety of color samples to look at and choose from. People are thrilled at what we can do for such reasonable prices. We even have a Natural Accent TM finish that creates the look of granite (for a fraction of the cost of real), adds Karen Brumleve, co-owner. Wheatland Antique Mall Invites You To Their Holiday Open House! Sue and Tom Ortiz, owners of Wheatland Antique Mall in Brookwood Center, invite one and all to their Holiday Open House on November 15th and 16th. (Circle the dates on your calender!) The more, the merrier, says Sue. We hope to see a lot of people, as we ll have special sales throughout the store, holiday refreshments and a drawing for a Gift Certificate. This year we re also celebrating being Topeka Discover treasures at Wheatland Antique Mall Capital Journal s Best Antique the 50 s and current. We re brimming with collectibles, vintage and Store in Topeka! We will be offering informal appraisals on Sat. the 15th from 11 to 2. quoise and vintage jewelry, col- antique furniture, glassware, tur- (Each person may bring up to two lectible advertising memorabilia, items for appraisal.) We won t have toys, knives, belt buckles and lots TV cameras, like the Antique Road more. We (antique stores) knew it Show, but it s always entertaining to was in to recycle long before others see the objects people bring in, and finally caught on. It s fun to find new learn their value. uses for old things...and it brings Entertaining for the holidays? pieces of our past into the present. Come in for some great holiday Be sure to also visit Wheatland decor as well as beautiful table Antique Mall during Brookwood s linens, vintage China, Depression Holiday Open House Sat., Nov. Glass, Fenton pieces and other elegant glassware, tableware, serving 10 to 5 on Sat. & Sun. They offer 8th. Store hours are 10 to 6 M-F and pieces and more. ebay services, conduct estate or tag We make our store a fun place to sales and buy collections or estates. shop with offerings for every age. Call them at Like We have a huge variety of merchandise, from early antiques through them on Facebook and see: Miracle Method Is Giving Early Christmas Gifts: $50 OFF Complete Tub Refinishing Or $75 OFF Kitchen Countertop Refinishing! BEFORE - Bland, worn Formica AFTER - The rich, new look of Granite (at a fraction of the cost of real) But, unlike some kitchen and bathroom surfaces, our finishes can be repaired in the event of chips or burns. Our finishes on tubs and sinks are extremely durable as well and on tile, the finish seals in the grout lines, making it much easier to clean. Busy families also appreciate our minimum disruption to the home. We can update a kitchen or bath to new beauty in about 48 hours! Miracle Method offers a warranty on all refinished countertops, wall tile, bathtubs and fiberglass for a period of five years against adhesion failure, says Michael. With proper care, a refinished surface will last 15 to 20 years. We offer free in-home estimates. Just call to set an appointment. Visit the Miracle Method showroom today at 1645 SW 41st Street in the Southgate Industrial Park at 42nd and Burlingame, and see what refinishing can do for your home. Their hours are 8-to-5 Monday through Friday and Saturday by appointment only. Check out their website: CLIP and USE! $75.00 OFF any Kitchen Countertop Refinishing! Effective Nov. 1, 2014 thru Dec. 31, 2014 CLIP and USE! $50.00 OFF any Complete Tub Refinishing! Effective Nov. 1, 2014 thru Dec. 31, 2014

3 TOPEKA TODAY! It s not too early for holiday shopping, and we have Crabtree & Evelyn s wonderful new fragrance Hollyberry to put everyone in the mood for a warm and festive season, says Melanie Kline, owner of The Linen Tree in Brookwood Center. Hollyberry has a sweet aromatic blend of warm vanilla, jasmine and patchouli topped with notes of spicy cardamom, fig, red currant and a dash of pink pepper. We offer the home fragrance oil, candles and spray in lush burgundy and gold packaging. Of course (by popular demand) their wonderful NOËL home fragrance is here, too, with its rich scent of evergreens, fruits & spices. Harvesting the natural bounty from the farthest corners of the world to enrich and add pleasure to everyday rituals is Crabtree & Evelyn s mainstay and we carry the favorites in their entire line of least 25 different fragrance collections, including three men s collections! We also have a great selection of delicious Christmas biscuits and teas from Crabtree & Evelyn, in wonderful limited edition tins, to indulge everyone on your list. (Who wouldn t love to receive a tin of Dark Chocolate Chunk & Hazelnut Biscuits?) The Linen Tree Has Crabtree & Evelyn s New Holiday Scents & Gifts When you think of the crisp, cool days of think of football. And, when you think of s only natural you think of Pigskin s Sports Bar. Football fans are enjoying watching their favorite teams on our new HD TV s, says Sarah Burch, owner of Boss Hawg s Barbeque and Pigskin s Sports Bar. On Monday and Thursday game nights, we invite customers to wear their favorite team s jerseys and enjoy a juicy hamburger and fries for just $5.00. And, we offer 1/2 price appetizers on the nights local teams are playing. There s always something special going on during game nights, and we will put on any game our customers want to watch. Pigskin s Sports Bar also offers half-price appetizers during happy hour from 4 to 6 and during their new late-night happy hour from 10 to close. Be sure you put Pigskin s on your list for a fun night anytime. With the holidays just around the corner, families and businesses are starting to plan their parties, says Sarah. Whether someone wants an in-house banquet in one of our private party off-site catering at work or some other event site...a carry-out for holiday meals at Beautifully packaged gifts of holiday treats from Crabtree & Evelyn The buttery biscuits, shortbreads and assortment of fine teas are all traditionally crafted in the English countryside. We join Brookwood s annual Holiday Open House Saturday, November 8th from 10 to 5, and we re celebrating on Sunday, the 9th, too. We ll have entertainment on Saturday, and shoppers can enjoy hot spiced cider, tastings, and great specials throughout the store... lovely gifts in all price ranges! The Linen Tree, in Brookwood Center, is open daily: Mon.- Fri. 10 to 6; Thurs. 10 to 7; Sat 10 to 5 and Sun. 1 to 5. Gift Certificates and gift wrapping services are available. Call , like them on Facebook and find The Linen Tree coupon on home...or a gift for someone special, give Boss Hawg s a call. It s important to book early because Boss Hawg s is very busy during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. It s never too early to book private parties and catering for family and business events. We welcome private parties of all sizes and can serve buffet-style, family-style or orders from the menu. Our catering department schedules all catering orders, and we can accommodate offsite events 24/7. Onsite banquets can be held any day of the week, and anytime from 11AM through 10PM. Our catering department s goal is to be sure everyone s holiday banquet or catered event Deck the Walls, is a festive Holiday Tour of Quilt Shops that people look forward to all year long, says Pat Schremmer, owner of Stitching Traditions in Brookwood Center. This year it will be held November 6, 7 & 8, and five fun shops are participating in this area. During the Tour, there will be a 10% discount storewide* (*Excludes longarm quilting machines) so it will be a great time to shop and stock up on the most gorgeous fabrics ever! Our October classes include: Software and Serger Appliqué, taught by Barb Rezac; on-going BOM classes; 9-Patch Pizzaz and several others. The last weekend of October, I ll be at the Houston Market, selecting lots of special goodies to bring back to the shop. In November quilters kick into high gear, finishing their quilts or wall-hangings they plan to give as Christmas gifts, yet not missing out on any of the fun. On November 14, quilters can come in and join our Annual Christmas Block Challenge and pick up their Challenge Fat Quarter, (which must be finished and back to the shop by December 6th.) Our From Marti and Me Club meets regularly on the 2nd Saturday of the month, and it s time to renew Oct./Nov Page 3 Deck The Walls With Quilts Of Beauty! is the best ever. Call us at ext. 2, or us at: Picture your happy holiday scene: You re in the kitchen trying to get the turkey done, bake the pumpkin pie, keep the green bean casserole warm, bake the dinner rolls, and keep the gravy from getting lumpy. And, you only have one oven to do it all in...and everything needs a different temperature! Oh, wait, that doesn t sound happy at all! Something is sure to end up on your Thanksgiving table cold when it should be hot, hot when it should be cold, overcooked or undercooked. NOW, picture this scene: You re feeling relaxed and happy, because you ordered one of the legendary Boss Hawg s smoked turkeys (that Topekans have been raving about for years). You ve picked up a pound Butterball hen turkey, fully cooked, hot and ready to serve whenever you choose. That leaves you and your oven free to prepare those rolls, potatoes and other special family recipes. You can even pick up your preordered turkey from 8AM until 11AM on Thanksgiving Day. But, why stop there? You can also get freshly baked pumpkin pies, pans of sweet, moist corn bread, or any of Boss Stitching Traditions in Brookwood Center membership or join the fun club and be the first to preview From Marti and Me projects at each demo. The monthly show and tell, and the unveiling of the next month s project is always exciting. Club Appliqué is also an on-going club for those who love to appliqué. If you don t have the Fall newsletter from Stitching Traditions, go by and pick one up! It has valuable coupons, more detailed explanations of classes & clubs, and a whole page of 2015 upcoming events so you can mark your calendars and not miss out on anything! Get on their list to be sure to receive the Winter newsletter - out mid-december. Visit Stitching Traditions Quilt Shop at 2900 SW Oakley in Brookwood Center. Call for more information. Experience Great Food And Good Times At Boss Hawg s Barbeque Hawg s delicious side dishes to serve at your family feast! Place that phone call now to make it all happen. Boss hawg s is here to help folks really enjoy stress-free holidays with our wonderful made fromscratch food, carefully prepared and served by our experienced staff, says Sarah. The only thing we can t do is guarantee the punctual arrival of all the dinner guests. Enjoy lunch or dinner today, at Boss Hawg s Barbeque Restaurant located on the Terrace in Brookwood Shopping Center at 29th and Oakley. Just follow your nose...the irresistible aroma of Topeka s best barbeque will set your taste buds tingling in anticipation. Call for reservations or carry-out.

4 Page 4 Oct./Nov TOPEKA TODAY! New Beginnings Healthcare Expands Staff And Mental Healthcare Offerings Two new specialists, Dr. Dagoberto Heredia and Whitney Ellis, LMSW, have recently joined New Beginnings Healthcare, P.A. at 5315 SW 7th. Their addition to the staff means that New Beginnings is now able to offer child and adolescent mental health care to meet Dr. Heredia community needs. Dr. Heredia is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Heredia, a child analyst and psychiatrist, received his training at UTMB in Houston, Texas, and served as the Clinical Director of the child and adolescent Department of Texas Tech U. After moving to Kansas he worked at the Larned State Hospital, and was later appointed Clinical Director there. Dr. Heredia and Whitney Ellis will begin part time hours at New Beginnings, and plan to expand hours in the future. I m very happy to be able to offer my services here at New Beginnings along with Whitney Ellis, shares Dr. Heredia. This is a team effort...i do diagnostic and medical evaluations, and Ms. Ellis provides individual therapies and family counseling. Whitney is a graduate of Washburn Let AJ Construction Help You Make Your Home Warm & Welcoming It doesn t seem possible, but the holidays will be here before you know it! If you re like most, you probably have a long list of things you want done around the house before the winter winds blow and visitors arrive. Right? Call Jeremy McGhee, owner of AJ Construction And Remodeling. He says there s no job too big or too small for his crew to handle. If the thought of your heating bill this winter makes you shiver, let Jeremy and his crew air seal your home. An important feature of any home should be its ability to conserve energy, says Jeremy. Old windows and doors that leak air are a major source of energy loss in a home. We can replace doors or add sealants and, since we are distributors for Coronet windows, we re able to offer quality replacement windows at a great price. They can cut fuel bills from 35-to-40%, so they will pay for themselves in just 3 or 4 years. And, they have a lifetime guarantee. It doesn t make sense to wait until a home is ready to be sold before making needed up-dates. Think about those cramped bedrooms, lack of good storage space, or that poorly laid-out kitchen. Our expert remodeling, repairs or upgrades will not only benefit you now, with a warm and comfortable home for family and guests they will also increase the resale value of your home. My grandfather, Ken Clevenger, is an important part of our company with his 40+ years in the homebuilding and remodeling industry. He does most of our sales and bids on jobs. Thanks to him and our hard-working, conscientious crew we continue to receive great feedback from satisfied customers such as the following: Jeremy and his crew did a wonderful job! They poured three concrete slabs for us, then painted them with concrete paint, so they really look sharp. Then they built a very attractive shaded cabana by our pool. Jeremy McGhee with grandfather, Ken Clevenger University with a Bachelor s degree in Psychology, and a Master s in Social Work. I did my practicum in the Kansas school system and in the Kansas Neurological Institute, working with Whitney Ellis, LMSW adults and children, says Ms. Ellis. People are usually referred to New Beginnings by primary care providers. Teachers are quite often the first to recognize issues such as impulse control disorders, anger issues or withdrawal and suggest to a child s parents that professional help may be needed. We are excited to have the opportunity to provide appropriate care for children and adolescents in the Topeka area with consultations, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, therapy sessions and more. If your child or adolescent is having social/academic issues or problems at home, help is available. Call New Beginnings Healthcare P.A. at for information on their new Saturday hours. Reserve Space Now In The Holiday Issue Of Topeka Today! It s The Year s Best Value We Direct Mail our December/January Issue Before Thanksgiving to 31,000 Homeowners in these Zip Codes: 66604, 05, 06, 09, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18 PLUS Auburn, Silver Lake & Tecumseh. It is ALSO mailed to 2,000 Business & Professional Offices. AND, 2,500 are placed on Free Racks around Topeka. The Full Issue will ALSO be on our website: WE SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES! LET US HELP YOU GROW YOUR BUSINESS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION, CALL OR They worked long hours, consulted with me when necessary, and were a wonderful group of people to work with! ~~~~~~~~~ Sally McGlinn Their work was excellent in building our deck. They were prompt, came out on time and did a great job. I was very specific about what I wanted, and they did everything I asked for. They even made suggestions that we included in our design, which made it stronger and better-looking. I was familiar with the company s deck work on another fact an engineer inspected it and told me the deck they built was strong enough he could have driven his truck on it! ~~~~~~~~~ Todd Butler Overall, AJ Construction has done a good job for us. They replaced siding on the house and did other outside repairs, then repainted the whole house. Inside, they took out carpeting and vinyl and put in hardwood floors, and they re going to be replacing all our windows. ~~~~~~~~ Bob Dennison We give free estimates, and can work directly with a client s insurance company throughout re-modeling and construction processes, says Jeremy. Call us today, so we can get to work for you! Locally owned & operated. Fully insured. Distributors for: Kaycan vinyl siding and Coronet windows & cabinets. Specializing In: Room Additions Deck Construction Roofing Painting Flooring Bathroom Remodeling Kitchen Remodeling Just about any remodeling project you can think of! Call Jeremy McGhee at or Ken Clevenger at We also accept MasterCard and Visa credit cards for our customers convenience.

5 TOPEKA TODAY! Too Much Fall Frolicking Can Take A Toll On Bodies There s something about human beings that makes us nearly always over extend ourselves, no matter what we do, says Dr. Connie Lang, DC, BCAO, owner of Heights Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Clinic. With Fall here, whether it s picking pumpkins, raking leaves or playing football, musculoskeletal problems can appear sometimes even in young people. The good news is, most of those aches and pains can be treated safely and effectively with chiropractic care. From hefting too heavy a pumpkin, to twisting with the raking, to being pummeled playing sports our bodies perform many intricate activities throughout the day without us giving it a thought. That s the autonomic nervous system doing its job. However, when it is compromised, even a little, we suffer. Many professional athletes are treated by chiropractors every year due to the imbalances they create while playing their particular sport. Having one s spine adjusted allows the nervous system to function at its very best... and when that happens, then the muscles and bones also function at their peak level as well. With our computerized Sigma Instrument, we can evaluate each Oct./Nov Page 5 Locally-Owned BANNER MOBILITY RESOURCES Service What They Sell! With the Bruno Elan Stair Lift from Banner Mobility, going up the stairs has never been easier! The Elan delivers a smooth, quiet ride, and a rail hides all mechanical components. The seat, armrest and footrest fold up, so other family members can easily use the stairs. B: Kimberly Roach & Connie Lang, DC F:Stacy Struble, DC & Brenda Ebeling segment of the spine by using electronic frequencies and noting which frequency is out of balance. This way only the segments that need to be adjusted are treated. Most patients tell us they notice a difference - an improvement in how they feel - after just one session. Dr. Connie also urges people to drink enough water, get enough rest, and eat good, healthy food. Back pain does not have to be a way of life call for an appointment with Dr. Connie Lang, DC, or Dr. Stacy Struble-Landis DC, BCAO. Heights Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Clinic, at 3444 SE 6th Ave., is located at the corner of SE Rice Road and 6th. Call Their website is: Banner Mobility sells Lowered Floor Mini Vans. Vans with side and rear entry features are available in Dodge, Chrysler, Toyota and other makes. Check them out today. Convenient Scooters are also available! (Private Pay only, please.) Community Bank Celebrates Their 19th Anniversary Community Bank is celebrating 19 years of service to the people in the Topeka area. Our valued customers have made our continued growth possible, says Carl Kopal, president and CEO. We are fortunate to have so many people who enjoy dealing with a locally owned bank. We provide the same services as the larger banks but with a friendly, family atmosphere. We know many of our customers by their first names and enjoy being able to speak to them as friend-to-friend when we meet each other out and about. Some of our newer customers find it unique that an actual live person answers the phone and can answer their questions or set appointments with no hassle or long waits. Being locally-owned, we are able to make loan decisions in-house without needing to consult with The Bruno Vertical Platform Lift from Banner Mobility (below) provides a reliable and affordable solution for individuals and caregivers who need assisted access to a porch or deck. It operates on battery power, which means your life doesn t stop if the power goes out. A safe, dependable lift. an out-of-town corporate office. With loan rates still very low, many people are deciding to purchase their first home because they can finance for the same cost as renting. Others are refinancing homes to obtain a lower interest and reduce their month-tomonth and interest payments. Refinancing may also be a smart idea also for people who want to consolidate their loans. Besides the convenience of paying a single bill, consolidating loans could significantly lower their interest rate. Our commercial loans are on the rise, too, as businesses begin to expand, add new equipment or enlarge their inventory. We are happy to work with any business in the Topeka area. Once again, we thank our customers for 19 great years. We will continue to provide customers with the best service possible and look forward to many more years of banking service. Visit Community Bank at one of their two locations: The main facility at 5431 SW 29th or at 801 NW 25th. Call or them at: Community Bank is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender. Visit their website: www. Over 25 years ago, Bruno created the Vehicle Lift market to lift wheelchairs or scooters. Today, they feature over twenty different products to lift and stow scooters, powerchairs or manual folding wheelchairs. Banner Mobility Resources, Inc. at 231 SE 53rd Street is open Mon. - Fri. from 9 to 5. Call for more information, and see their web sites: Buy from a locally-owned dealer who services what they sell!

6 Page 6 Oct./Nov TOPEKA TODAY! Mick Leeper & Associates Is Now Capital Insurance Group An Independent Insurance Agency Mick Leeper began his career in the insurance industry in 1989, selling Crop, Hail and Property/Casualty insurance at a small office in Rossville Kansas. In 1990 he began his career with Farmers Insurance and opened an office in Topeka. He is well known in NE Kansas from his years as a Farmers Agent. With over 24 years of experience in the industry, I became an independent agent and formed my own agency two years ago, shares Mick. Mick Leeper & Associates is now Capital Insurance Group. We are still at the same location on 29th street, where we ve had offices for more than 23 years. This makes us easy to find for past clients who might have been wondering where I disappeared to after I left the Farmers agency. At Capital Insurance Group, we offer Auto, Home, Business and Life Insurance, as well as Investments. The big advantage of being an Independent agency is that we now represent over 31 insurance carriers (all with an A or better rating), which enables us to Make your child s next birthday party unforgettable by taking them to the all new Gage Center Bowl. We have turned the center into birthday headquarters, says Rex Haney who, along with wife, Kathi, owns Gage Center Bowl. We ve recently completed a massive $800,000 renovation that has everyone thrilled. For the serious or casual bowler, we have installed ProLane, the world s finest playing surface, and new and improved underground ball masking units and new larger and brighter LED Flat Panel Scoring Displays and new carpeting. For family entertainment the renovation includes computer controlled lights framing each lane and GLOW-inthe-DARK lanes and approaches. Just completed and ready for great party fun an all new enlarged game room with all the latest games that kids and adults will love. Get high scores, win free tickets and exchange them for great prizes. Plus...we ve installed one of the newest, hottest games in the country: The Vault Lazer Maze! Imagine entering a dark room and a web of lasers pop to life right in front of your eyes. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to navigate through the maze of lasers as quickly find the most competitive rates and custom-fit our clients with the right insurance carrier that meets their needs. We have even been able to find good Life Insurance rates for clients who have had some health issues. We re excited that we can find reasonable rates for people with companies that have great financial security. Some of the companies we represent include: NationWide, Hartford, Travelers, Safeco and many others. My associates are invaluable to me (and our clients). Andrea Ruff has been in the business for thirteen years and is licensed in Property/Casualty. She specializes in Mick Leeper, owner/agent of Capital Insurance Group Personal, Home and Auto. JoAnna Campbell has been with us about six years, She is licensed in Property/Casualty and Life/Health. She specializes in Commercial and Life insurance. I specialize in Commercial, Farm and Investments. I also have a unique niche, partly due to my years of collecting antique cars, and participating Inside The Lazer Maze as possible (just like in the movies). Test your skills...can you navigate through the web of lasers and return through the Maze to safety? Who will get the highest score? The Capital Insurance Group Team (L-R) Mick Leeper, LUTCF; Andrea Ruff and JoAnna Campbell with others who share the same passion. Classic Car people need to know that every-day insurance doesn t cut it when it comes to classics. Specialty Insurance is needed. The main thing to look for is a policy that has agreed value, or guaranteed value. This means the client and the insurance company agree on a value for the car should it suffer a total loss. Commercial insurance covers Contractors, both general and artisan...automotive Trades, Farm & Ranch...Trucking...Convenience Stores and small businesses of all types. We have 24-hour response times, so when a client makes their Gage Bowl s New ProLanes Your child s next birthday party can be an incredible event with one of these packages: #1 The Spare - A two-hour party for up to 6 bowlers = 1 hour of bowling, 1 hour gift opening & party at the bowling lanes. All gear is included (shoes, balls, bumpers), small drink (with free refills), party Favor with Free bowling coupon for each bowler & an authentic used Bowling Pin for the honoree Just $42 per lane + tax. #2 The Strike - same as #1 PLUS 1 large Pizza, 8 Game Room tokens for each child, a Birthday Certificate for the honoree and a Gage Bowl B- Day T-shirt. Gage Bowl provides all paper goods, utensils & invitations and a party Host/Hostess. Just $63 per lane + tax. #3 The Perfect Game - Add on claim, they can get their business back on track as quickly as possible. Auto - Home - Business - Life... Insurance can be complicated. That s why people should seek guidance to make sure they get the coverage they need for a price that makes sense for them, their businesses, and their families. That s why it makes sense to choose a team that s backed by more than 30 years of combined experience. We put our knowledge to work for every client, to develop a personalized plan that gives them the best coverage at the best price. Our Mission Statement is: To provide the very best service experience for our clients. To grow and develop professionally and personally. To help staff become the best they can be, and constantly be growing as an agency while maintaining the attitude to take care of the people who help us accomplish our goals. We strive to adhere to our Mission in all we do - every day. Capital Insurance Group is located one block East of Wanamaker on 29th Street. Find out what they can do for them today at Their website is: You can also Mick at: Be A Family Hero Take Your Kids To Gage Bowl For Exciting Birthday Fun! Views of Gage Bowl s new Game Room to everything in The Strike - A New Maximum Bowling Ball for the birthday honoree! All for just $99 per lane + tax for up to 6 bowlers, with additional lanes for just $63 + tax! Check out the details on other party packages such as their: Funtime Special - Every day until 5 PM, $6.99 includes 2hrs bowling & rental shoes. Prime Time Bowling Every night after 5 PM - $8.99 includes 2hrs bowling & rental shoes Bowling & Munchies... Bowling & Buffet...and more! See Gage Bowl s Party Options & Menu for food and costs. (All games, food & drinks are subject to sales tax and price changes.) Bowling enjoys widespread appeal, says Rex. Everyone can do it, and they don t have to have professional bowling skills to have fun! Please plan your holiday party early to make sure you receive the date you want - and be voted the Best Party Planner EVER! The all new Gage Center Bowl, at 4200 SW Huntoon, is the perfect place for birthday & holiday parties, retirements, team building, family fun, department functions...or a day of play. Call or to learn how they can make your event special. And see:

7 TOPEKA TODAY! Oct./Nov Page 7 MaidPro Provides Great House Cleaning Services With Affordable Prices The holidays are almost here, and you ve just learned that all the cousins are coming to your house for Thanksgiving this year! Is your first frantic thought, How in the world am I going to get everything prepared and clean the house from top to bottom? Well, MaidPro can t help you find the perfect Turkey to feed your guests...but they CAN take that house cleaning chore off your list! We re here to save people time, so they can enjoy life more, says MaidPro owner, Casey Worcester. We give people sparkling clean homes without all the fuss! Our high quality, reliable service at reasonable rates has earned us very loyal clients. Once people experience our work, most become repeat customers, and our company has continually grown since day one so much so that we ve recently moved to a larger location at 3343 SW Gage Blvd., to accommodate our growing staff. We are also invaluable to people with health problems, who are unable to clean their Kitchen: Appliance exterior cleaned (interiors upon request) Microwave exterior/interior cleaned Table and chairs cleaned Countertops and backsplash disinfected Cabinet fronts cleaned Sinks scrubbed and disinfected (dishes washed upon request) Floor vacuumed and/or washed Windowsills cleaned (blinds dusted upon request) Baseboards dusted Fingerprints removed from all woodwork, door frames and switch plates Trash emptied Bathrooms: Tub & shower tiles scrubbed, disinfected and rinsed Toilets disinfected inside and out Chrome fixtures cleaned and shined The Worcester Family homes on their own. A maid service can be a luxury for people to enjoy or, for some, the necessary help they deeply appreciate. MaidPro is the premiere maid and house cleaning service in Topeka. Whether a homeowner wants weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or a one-time cleaning, we ll design our services around their needs. We clean homes in-andaround the Topeka and Lawrence areas, and MaidPro s 49-Point Checklist includes: Towels neatly hung and folded Countertops disinfected Cabinet fronts cleaned Sinks scrubbed and disinfected Floors vacuumed and/or washed Windowsills cleaned (blinds dusted upon request) Baseboards dusted Trash emptied Mirrors cleaned Bedrooms: Beds made (linens changed upon request) Lamps cleaned and lampshades dusted Picture frames dusted Fingerprints removed from all woodwork, door frames and switch plates Furniture dusted - top, front and underneath Floors vacuumed and/or washed (under bed if accessible) Windowsills cleaned (blinds dusted upon request) $75 OFF we also offer light commercial cleaning for smaller offices. Our bonded and insured maids are professionally trained, and our 49-point Checklist assures customers that everything is cleaned right, on time, every time. We re so confident about our cleaning services, we guarantee them. If someone s not satisfied with some area of our cleaning, they can call us within 24 hours and we ll re-clean the area to their satisfaction at no extra charge. Call MaidPro today and you may soon be agreeing with what this Topeka mom said: Amazing! I tried MaidPro for the first time last week and I m still in awe! The cleaner went way above and beyond any other cleaner that I ve used in the past. She covered every inch of my house including vacuuming my furniture and dusting my wood blinds. I ll never use any cleaner other than MaidPro again. Baseboards dusted Trash emptied General straightening completed Other Living Areas/Hallways & Stairs: Upholstered furniture vacuumed Cushions and pillows fluffed and straightened Ceiling fans dusted (height restrictions apply) Lamps cleaned and lampshades dusted Picture frames dusted Furniture dusted - on top, on front and underneath Hardwood floors vacuumed and/or washed Tile floors vacuumed and/or washed Hallways and stairs vacuumed and/or washed Carpets vacuumed Windowsills cleaned Baseboards dusted Fingerprints removed from all woodwork, door frames and switch plates Trash emptied General straightening completed Call MaidPro today at for your home or light commercial cleaning needs. You can also visit them online at: Sign up for recurring service and get $25 off your 1st, 3rd and 5th cleanings! Cannot be combined with any other offer. Please mention offer code:tt1410 NEW clients only! Expires 11/30/14

8 Page 8 Oct./Nov TOPEKA TODAY! Find Furniture/Decor To Fit Your Lifestyle At Home At Last Home At Last is a furniture/ design store located in Fairlawn Plaza Mall (in the space formerly occupied by Dickerson s). Owner, Dan Brungardt, is a native Topekan. He earned a Bachelor s degree from K-State and went on to get his Master s degree from K.U. He left Topeka in 1995 for a job opportunity in Portland, Oregon, where he managed his own interior design business there for ten years. I began to really miss this area, admits Dan. All of my family is here, and I just wanted to come home. I built a house here and have now established a business that lets me use my years of experience to bring something new and exciting to the Topeka area. We have a lifestyle concept here, with items to fit the way people live. We have everything from gifts to all that is needed in room furnishings. I m delighted to offer some brands that are likely new to this area as well as many wonderful new ideas in home design and decor. We ve recently expanded our tabletop offerings with Portuguese Stoneware by Skyros and Juliska. These are phenomenal pieces, not only for their beauty, but also for their versatility. Portuguese Stoneware can go from freezer to oven You can design your own dining room table and chairs safely, they re chip-resistant, and they are dishwasher and microwave safe. Designs vary from casual to elegant, with many patterns that can work for family fare or holiday events. These pieces fit our lifestyle needn t be afraid to use them. Great news for anyone expecting holiday guests is our new availability of custom-designed dining room tables and chairs by Bassett. Now, there s no need to shop from store to store...just turn the pages of our design book. A client can design a set to fit their very personal style...selecting the tabletop, legs or, pedestal base, color, stain or paint. And, there are 12 chair styles to choose from...again, selecting the finish... upholstered or non-upholstered, etc. What s more - it can be ready in just 30 days! So, NOW is the time to come in, make the selections and get the order placed, to have delivery before the holidays! Circle November 7th on the calendar. Our Holiday Open House is that date, as well as Fairlawn s big First Friday Art Walk. We will launch our expanded gift line, featuring everything from stocking stuffers to luxurious items...and all of our gorgeous holiday decor will be in the store! If you have not visited Home At Last, be sure to do so soon. The store, which is in Dickerson s former location, is brimming with great design ideas, wall decor, furniture and accessories that would make your home look fabulous. Dan has designated the upstairs as the Design Center with all their fabric selections, as well as bedding and bath items. They carry Pine Cone Hill bedding and Dash & Albert rugs. Their upholstered items are American-made such as CR Laine and Bassett, from North Carolina and Sam Moore furnishings from Virginia. You ll also find a beautiful line of soaps and candles by Lafco. Stop by Home At Last today! Call for more information and be sure to visit their website: Umi Garrett Concert on Sunday, Oct. 19th - 7:30pm In May, 2009, 8-year-old piano prodigy, Umi Garrett, appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and her career skyrocketed! She is now doing solo concerts worldwide and regular appearances with symphony orchestras in the US and abroad. Her performances thrill audiences with brilliant technique and charm, earning enthusiastic standing ovations and establishing Umi as a definitive rising star in classical music. Thanks to a grant from ARTSConnect Topeka, The Topeka Community Concert Association is providing FREE tickets to students in Topeka and Shawnee County for the Umi Garrett concert! Tickets are available in the lobby prior to her performance. For each FREE student ticket, an adult can receive a FREE ticket as well. For additional adults attending with students, it s just $15 per ticket. Questions? Visit our website: Visit Riddle s Jewelry In Westridge Mall store. This means an extra-quick turnaround on all watch and jewelry repairs. We also provide free custom consultations. The designer collections offered at Riddle s Jewelry consist of classic remakes with a very contemporary feel. Each makes a unique statement by combining modern techniques to create very appealing and romantic We are so proud to be one of the 59 stores of a truly American jewelry company with headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Rapid City, SD, says Jose Figueroa, Manager of Riddle s Jewelry in Westridge Mall. It s been very exciting to open this store in Topeka. We are participating in community fundraising activities with many local civic groups, including the American Legion, Boy Scouts and Veterans organizations. Riddle s Jewelry is a full service jewelry store, and we are experts in custom design, loose diamonds and stones and repair work. We carry an excellent selection of fashion jewelry including an extensive Black Hills Gold Collection. The certified goldsmith and jewelry designer does all the work onsite, so any item a customer entrusts us with never leaves the pieces. The store also provides family-oriented customer service in combination with accessibility of contemporary designer brands and high quality certified diamonds. The friendly staff is composed of: Jose Figueroa, Manager and Custom Designer/Goldsmith; Jean Mann, Assisant Manager; Jessie Rouviere, Floor Manager; Randy Spilker, Ariel Vandiver and Chelsee Malsom, Diamond Consultants. Riddle s Jewelry is on the lower level of Westridge Mall just west of Old Navy. Open M-Sat and Sun. 12 to 6. Gift Certificates are available. See for their entire collection of diamond & gemstone jewelry. Just in time for the Holidays... Mention this Article and Receive 5% OFF - STORE-WIDE Including Sale Items! Kick And Treat! Enjoy The Benefits Of Martial Arts Parents find martial arts training to be a real treat for their children, says Ronnie Moore, owner of Midwest Martial Arts in Fairlawn Plaza. Martial arts training builds confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline, respect, concentration and courtesy. Who wouldn t want that for their child? Martial arts is also ideal for children who don t do well in team sports, giving them the ability to flourish in this activity, while combining physical and mental practices. And, martial arts training is safer than most school sports. Kids who are focused have an easier time setting and achieving goals because they re not intimidated by the hard work. The practice of martial arts can also improve the concentration of those who suffer with attention disorders. Bill Litton s two sons, Jacob and Evan, have been taking martial arts lessons for a year. He says, They didn t show interest in organized sports but they look forward to these lessons every week. It s helping them build self confidence and teaching them to set goals.they like the way Master Moore works with them as individuals. They just earned their blue belts and they ve received great satisfaction from their accomplishments. I would recommend Midwest Martial Arts to anyone of any age. Annike Bush s daughter, Nikki, is only 4 and just recently started taking lessons. She says, This is something Nikki wanted to do. Grandpa used to study martial arts and she wants to follow in his path. We have already seen a difference in her behavior. She loves working with Master Moore and is thrilled she has passed her first test. I think this is something she will stick with for a long time. Discover all the benefits of martial arts for your child or yourself. Fall and winter classes are now forming. For information on free trial class times and regular class schedules, Call Master Ronnie Moore at Midwest Martial Arts in Fairlawn Plaza Mall

9 TOPEKA TODAY! Hair Secrets Is Known For Its Huge Variety Of Services And Merchandise We re dedicated to helping women be the best they can be, and feel good about themselves, shares Marilyn Rowland, owner of Hair Secrets Salon in Fairlawn Plaza Mall. That s why we offer so many products and services. For instance, we carry beautiful bathing suits 12 months out of the year for those who Bathing suits are available year-round at Hair Secrets attend on-going water aerobics classes, and for anyone taking a cruise or spending their winter in warmer climates. We can fit sizes 6 up to 32W. Summer s over and we see a lot of hair showing the effects of too much chlorine, sun and wind, says Kim Johansen, Hair Secrets Salon Manager. With the holidays approaching, we invite people to come in for some deep, nurturing hair conditioning, and maybe try a chic new look for holiday parties with hi-lites or richlooking low-lites. Clip-on hair styles can be fun, too. A women can change her style as often as she changes her mind, with our clip on curls, braids, chignons or pony tales. We have full wigs, too, adds Our goal is to help shoppers and party planners enjoy the holidays instead of stressing out, says Julie Clanton, store manager of Kitchen Gallery in Fairlawn Plaza Mall. We have delicious foods that save so much time in preparations...pottery to make any holiday table absolutely gorgeous...gadgets galore to make food prep and serving a breeze - and gifts for even the hardest to buy for. A visit to Kitchen Gallery will assure you that you really can make entertaining easy and fun. Their great selection of Wind & Willow products in their Gourmet Food Room are practically family traditions. All the seasonal flavors are in, including Caramel Apple and Snickerdoodle cheeseball mixes, plus a savory Bruschetta cheeseball/appetizer mix that is a winner. And, check out their many made in Kansas products such as CopperLeaf Gourmet seasonings, dips and sauces, as well as soup mixes from Old Westport, Rabbit Creek and others. Soups are always welcome when the weather turns chilly, says Julie. We carry a large variety of tasty mixes, such as our Table for Two selections. They have three hearty new soup flavors as well as Marilyn, in at least 100 different styles. Today s wigs look so natural no one will know your secret. Other products include comfortable, pretty bras from 32AA up to 50F - for those considered hard to fit. We have a huge selection including T-shirt bras. Hair Secrets also carries breast forms for mastectomy patients (with professional, empathetic fitters always on hand). And, a great gift for a friend going through chemo would be one of their silky or velvet turbans. Styles include beautiful colors & prints, as well as some that are sequin and rhinestone-studded. Soon-to-be-moms need to check out Hair Secrets Mom-eze support bands to help ease those backaches! Hair Secrets is also joining in Fairlawn Plaza s fun, participating in Topeka s First Friday Art Walks. On Nov. 7th they will have an exhibit of beautiful hand-crafted quilts. Visit Hair Secrets, in Fairlawn Plaza at 21st & Fairlawn 10-to-5 Mon.-Sat. or (by appointment) until 6 on Tue. and Thur. Gift certificates are available. Call pastas and desserts. And, now, you can cook your soup in the very pot you ll want to put on the table, thanks to Simmer King. Produced by a local Topeka designer, it s made from rugged materials that minimize heat buildup. Its unique convection design and heavy duty construction dramatically improves simmering ability on almost every type of stovetop - turning any pot into a double boiler, Dutch oven or slow cooker. A Simmer King even lets you cook on the stovetop in glass, clay or terra-cotta pots! As the soup simmers, relax and enjoy a hot cup of one of our Republic of Tea Christmas flavors. Tea of Good Tidings is a delicious winter fruit blend, Dream by the Fire is flavored with cinnamon and vanilla and Holiday Spiced Plum speaks for itself. Sip your tea and indulge in one of our yummy Sea Salt Caramel candies, and you ll surely feel energized and ready to party! Gift ideas include our tremendously The colorful new store, Yak n Yarn, is located in Fairlawn Plaza Mall. The owner, Karen Taylor, has created a fun place for friends and soon-to-be friends to gather and yak while they work with yarn or floss. I wanted a clever (memorable) name that also gave a clue as to what our shop is all about, says Karen. Classes and special events are a big part of Yak n Yarn. In October and November sock classes are offered along with knitted hat classes, simple crocheted Christmas gifts and felting classes for purses, coasters and jewelry. Other classes are: crocheted afghan, beginning knitting and crochet, rug-hooking and tatting. Stop by the store to pick up a complete class schedule. We are very excited to be one of the 10 shops participating in this year s Yarn Hop - Oct. 21st through Oct. 26th, says Karen. Buy a Passport here...visit each participating shop to get the passport stamped...and you could win the Grand Prize drawing, worth $800! Visit eight of the shops to be Oct./Nov Page 9 Yak n Yarn The Name Says It All eligible for a drawing to win a basket of yarn worth $200! Each Yarn Hop participant will receive a free gift, and enjoy refreshments. Yak n Yarn will also be participating in Fairlawn Plaza s First Friday Art Walk on November 7th. Stop in to see special demonstrations and enjoy refreshments. If anyone would like to help us decorate our tree for this year s annual Festival of Trees, we re accepting donations now of quality hand-made ornaments. Yak n Yarn carries knitting & crochet accessories...kits, patterns, and fabric for cross-stich and embroidery...and jewelry, including pieces of crocheted wire jewelry with beads. In addition, they have consignment items such as crocheted and knitted sweaters, scarves, baby clothes, afghans, cross stitch and lots more. Store hours: Mon. 9:30-5; Tue. & Wed. 11-5; Thurs.-closed; Fri. 11-5, Sat and Sun.-closed. Call (YARN). Like them on Facebook at: yaknyarn,llc or check their website: Kitchen Gallery Helps You Put The Fun In All Your Holiday Festivities Steve Coburn pottery on a Simmer King popular silicone lids, which form an air-tight seal on all smooth rims. Drink and bowl covers (see below) are available as well as 9"x13" cake pan lids, wine bottle stoppers, Over Boil rings...and the cute cup lid (which is a great stocking stuffer). It looks stylish on a coffee cup on any desk, as it keeps out cold breezes and germs while it seals in the heat. We keep expanding the space of our pottery room to accommodate even more of our beautiful Polish Pottery pieces. With 34+ patterns in stock, collectors are coming to us from across the country! Polish Pottery will beautify any holiday table and it makes a wonderful gift. Polish Pottery is accessible to anyone, with a variety of sizes and price ranges. We have everything from little berry bowls to large 10-sided serving bowls. We even have pottery wall decor and linens... aprons, tablecloths and tea- Polish Pottery towels. We carry Traditional, Unikat and Signature pieces and are Topeka s exclusive dealer of Manufaktura Polish Pottery, imported directly from Boleslawiec, Poland, to be distributed in our region. Along with the expected dinnerware we have many accessory items such as butter dishes, soup tureens, baking dishes, canisters, teapots and more. Contact Julie to be a fun speaker at your next group meeting and be sure to stop by their booth at Jr. League s Merry Market in Ag Hall, Nov. 7 & 8. Visit them during Fairlawn Mall s Holiday Open House, Nov. 15th, and see them at the Topeka Holiday Mart in the Expo Centre, Nov. 22 & 23. Kitchen Gallery s Holiday Hours will begin Nov. 28th. Free gift wrapping is available. Call for further information, like them on Facebook and check out:

10 Page 10 Oct./Nov TOPEKA TODAY! Changing With The Times As things change in the world, so does the way we do business, states LeAnn Dolsky. I feel it is very important in any community that smaller, local businesses continue to exist and thrive. That is why I am so excited about the changes with House 2 Home Lighting & Decor, as well as BadAssBling4U! I personally want to thank everyone for their support, friendship and business over the past years at House 2 Home Lighting & Decor. In a continued effort to offer product and design at affordable prices, I made the decision to close the brick & mortar store front and work from home. By making this change, it allows me to continue offering great prices, quality product and superior design services. Because of my passion for design, clothing and jewelry, I decided it was time for a make over! My new company name is: 3705 SW Brooklawn Terrace Topeka, KS Design, Inc....where Functionality Meets Extraordinary p: f: Functionality Meets Extraordinary LeAnn Dolsky with Mercedes One of the largest expenses in a home is new countertops and now I will be selling them direct, which means great pricing for my clientele. Additionally, I am very excited to be working with Great Plains Construction as a designer for their showroom. By FME Designs, inc. If you aren t on our BadAssBling4U list, you ll want to order to have a shopping experience like no other! We will constantly be adding new products and websites to the ones we already have, such as:, and For those of you who already know what we have to offer, just call for the exciting news and your discount. If you would like to be added to our contact list simply us at: and put BAB4U10 in the subject line so that you will get 10% off on your entire first purchase...and of course, we will be sure to add you to our list! Great Plains Construction Focuses On Custom Woodworking & Furniture Ron Strawder, of Great Plains Construction, Inc. has been in the building industry for 25 years. My Dad established the business, Dream Homes, Inc. in Lebo, Kansas, in 1989 and I began working with him then, says Ron. We had several great years building custom-designed modular, ranch-style homes. Around 1994, we began to focus more on woodworking and furniture, and about five years ago, I began Great Plains Construction. We are independent contractors and I do custom cabinets and furniture. My Dad has passed away, but I still feel like he s with me, encouraging me in my endeavors. I also have a great team working with two capable and talented daughters, Brittany and Kalley... Jim Bulmer, who has 20 years of experience in carpentry, and whose workmanship is 2nd to none...and the newest addition to our team, James Moore, who loves woodworking as much as we do. An example of custom design by Great Plains Construction We met LeAnn Dolsky not long ago and were impressed with her talents and abilities. She is now a designer for our showroom, at our office and showroom location at 308 North Industrial Road in New Strawn, Kansas. What sets us apart from others in our trade is our craftsmanship and attention to every detail. Whether a client wants an elaborate fireplace surround, an entertainment center, or new cupboards for their kitchen, we listen to the ideas they have. I will go to the person s home to see the space we ll be working in. I ll measure, draw up a lay-out or design, and go over it thoroughly with the client. If they re doing a remodel of their kitchen and we re to do the custom cabinets, I am able to offer many suggestions they may want to work into the design, so the cook has a place for every item. We always go the distance to give our clients the best product for the money. We believe that our quality, when the job is done, is one of the most important services we offer. For more information about Great Plains Construction, like them on Facebook, or call their office at

11 TOPEKA TODAY! Let Canada Drug Help You Save Money On Your Prescription Meds! Under the Affordable Health Care Act, most individuals now know which medications are, or are not, covered by their insurance. In general it appears that not as many meds are covered as hoped, and individuals are still looking for ways to cut medication costs they have to pay for out-of-pocket, says Eric Enns, owner of Canada Drug of Topeka. There are so many generic drugs we have access to that are not available as generics yet in the United States. These can be purchased at considerable savings through Canada Drug of Topeka. Even brand name medications can be purchased less expensively. Feel free to call, or come in and see us for free pricing on the medications that are your budget busters. In some instances, we are able to save customers as much as twothirds the cost of their 90 day prescriptions. These savings are also very beneficial to those who are selfemployed, have high deductibles, limited medication coverage, inadequate insurance, or no insurance whatsoever. It s easy to place an order with Canada Drug of Topeka. To get started all we need is the prescription from your doctor, a completed patient questionnaire and your payment. If you would like more information or have questions, call Canada Drug of Topeka at or toll-free at to speak with Kim, Brandy or Eric. They are located at 5938 SW 17th in Topeka and they are open from 9AM to 5:30PM, Monday through Friday. $ 10 Off YOUR FIRST ORDER Jim Driggers, Owner Oct./Nov Page 11 Mention This Ad & Receive $10.00 OFF Any Repair! DO YOU WANT TO BE WITHOUT YOUR COMPUTER FOR 3 TO 6 WEEKS? (Big Box stores ship your computer out of town...and you never talk directly with the tech working on your computer.) WE REPAIR MOST COMPUTERS IN 5 DAYS OR LESS! WE SELL COMPUTERS We Repair Them ALL: Cellphones IPADs Laptops Tablets Don t Buy A New One... Let Us REPAIR Your Current One! WE SELL LAPTOPS CALL Dr. Tague s Personalized Nutrition Plan Helped Patient Lose 95Pounds & Feel Great The Center for Nutrition and Preventive Medicine (CFN) was founded by bariatric physician Rick Tague, MD, MPH & TM in Dr. Tague s nutrition solutions address common problems such as excessive appetite, food cravings, chronic overeating, yo-yo dieting, stress or emotional eating, sluggish metabolism and much more. Our medical weight control strategies are individualized, with each person s biochemistry being taken into consideration, states Dr. Tague. We address the reasons a person may be overweight. It might be because of medical conditions such as thyroid or hormone imbalance...genetics, family background or others. Our nutrition solutions offer customized and personal care with one-on-one individual consultations with a qualified and caring medical doctor who specializes in helping people pursue optimal weight and metabolic health. Beth Baker (pictured here) weighed 244 pounds before beginning her personalized nutrition plan at the CFN. She relates her story: A serious family event is what led me to seek Dr. Tague s help, Beth shares. My father had his fourth heart attack last September, and his cardiologist told my brothers and I Before that his heart disease was so severe, we should be proactive in taking care of our health. I was starting to have high blood pressure, was close to being diabetic, and my physician wanted me on cholesterol medication. Dad had his first heart attack at 38, and I m now 35, so I knew I had to take action right away. I tried dieting on my own, and just couldn t take any substantial amount of weight off, or keep it off when I did manage to lose a few pounds. A friend had started a weight loss plan with Dr. Tague and was having great results, so I made the health decision to get that first consultation at the CFN. The CFN lab work showed that I also had metabolic resistance, which was hindering my weight loss. Dr. Tague designed a nutrition plan that would fit my lifestyle and help me take my excess weight off, and I ll be forever grateful. I started my program just before the holidays last year, which was a challenge, but I got tremendous encouragement from my family and the CFN staff, and I stayed on track. With my personalized nutrition plan, and increased exercise I went from a size 18 to size 5/6, after a weight loss of 95 pounds! The meal supplements were good, and good for me. I ate every two to three hours, so I really never felt hungry. I reached my goal the first of September and am now on my maintenance plan - which I intend to stay on for the rest of my life! My blood pressure is perfect, as is my cholesterol...i have tons of energy and I feel great! I love the CFN staff. They know After every patient by name and genuinely care about them. At one point in my journey I went out of town and wound up cheating on my plan. I felt so bad about doing it I just beat myself up over it...then I received a personal, encouraging note from a dear person on the staff telling me, in essence, that I shouldn t be so hard on myself. Her kind note helped me more than she will ever know. Over the last 15 years I have developed a wellness system I call my Optimum Weight Loss Program, which is designed to provide fast fat reduction and enhance the metabolism, shares Dr. Tague. I have personally supervised the weight loss of over 10,000 patients who have lost well over 200,000 pounds. The Center for Nutrition & Preventive Medicine, P.A., is located at 2840 SW Urish Road. Call , mention reading this article, and receive a no obligation 40-minute consultation and computerized body composition analysis, along with additional educational materials written by Dr. Tague. In the Kansas City area, call the Leawood office at For more information please see:

12 Page 12 Oct./Nov TOPEKA TODAY! FLEX FOR SPECS Did you know that you can use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA) or Cafeteria Plan dollars to purchase prescription eyeglasses, prescription readers and prescription sunglasses? These funds can be used for prescription eyewear, regardless of whether or not you have vision insurance. It s true, says Cheryl Dean, Manager at Eyewear Unique. Fall is here and we can t help but think about cool weather activities, family gatherings and the approaching holidays. With all of that, it s easy to forget about the dollars remaining in your HSA, FSA or Cafeteria Plan. Use it - don t lose it. Many plans require you to use your benefits before the year ends. Eyewear Unique is a great place to use those benefits. Myah Sprew, Eyewear Unique s newest associate, reminds us that the holidays are picture time. She says, Everyone will be snapping photos for sharing with co-workers, Insurance education is one of our top priorities, says Gina Ochsner, President and CEO of Century Health Solutions (Century), a local independent insurance agency specializing in group and individual health insurance and Medicare plans. We know shopping and comparing health insurance plans can be time consuming and very complex for most people, so we strive to make it easier, and relieve that frustration. Century is preparing for Medicare Open Enrollment 2015, which begins October 15th. The company will be conducting over 25 seminars in the area. We are also gearing up for the Health Insurance Marketplace in Kansas, which will open again on November 15th, says Gina. Agents and brokers play a key role in educating consumers about how the Marketplace works. While Navigators also educate consumers, an agent can provide professional advice to compare plans and enroll in coverage. We strive to find the right plan for each individual. There are many reasons to work with an insurance agent, explains Bob Evenson, Senior Sales Executive. We give professional service and advice, taking the time to fully explain all of the options associated family, friends and through social media. Stop by Eyewear Unique and let Cheryl and Myah help you find a picture perfect new frame. We are locally owned and operated, and our staff has over 23 years experience in frame fitting, design selection, lab work and optical sales. Our goal is to provide our customers with the very latest in both frame fashion and lens technology, says Eric Enns, owner. Eyewear Unique is located on southwest 17th Street, right beside Canada Drug, and between Applebees and McDonald s. They are open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm, and Saturdays from 10 to 3. You ll be impressed with their wide selection of designer frames. Call Be sure to visit their website: Find them on Facebook at, Eyewear Unique - Topeka, and hit Like. with the plan. We also provide ongoing service and support. The premium charged by an insurance company includes compensation for our services, so a consumer pays the same premium whether using a professional agent or not. So, why not use a professional insurance agent without an additional cost? Century is an independent agency, which means we do not work for an insurance company we work for the customer. Some important qualities to look Briman s Has Been Serving The Topeka Area For 74 Years Briman's Leading Jewelers has assisted customers in selecting perfect gifts for over 74 years. Our loyal customers keep coming back and we see new customers all the time, says Debbie Briman Latta, co-owner. That s because we focus on building trust and providing the highest quality of merchandise and service. Briman s is the oldest and largest locally owned, full-service jewelry store in the Topeka area. We carry a complete inventory of engagement and anniversary rings, wedding sets, gold jewelry, colored stones and watches. We are also the exclusive jewelers for the popular Hearts On Fire diamond collection. The holidays are just around the corner, so it s a great time to pick out a special gift and put it on layaway. We re fully stocked with wonderful gift choices to fit any budget. Our store is brimming with beautiful jewelry, such as our new line by Eichorn, which features rubies, sapphires, emeralds and other precious stones. Or, choose a special piece of jewelry from our expanded line from Gottlieb & Sons Fine Jewelry. This 60-year-old company uses very highquality diamonds and gem stones in their designs, available in 14 karat, 18 karat and platinum. For men, we have the largest assortment of men s wedding rings in the titanium, tungsten, and yellow or white gold (starting at $ and up.) Or choose a Seiko watch (for men or women). Seiko is known as one of the most esteemed watch brands in the world. Need extra money for the holidays? Gold is at historic highs so there s never been a better time to sell us your old unwanted gold. Visit Briman s Leading Jewelers downtown, at 734 S. Kansas Avenue, and take advantage of free 2-hour parking on 8th street between Quincy and Kansas Avenue. Hours are 9:30 to 5:30 Mon. through Sat. Call for information, visit their website at:, or like them on their Facebook page. Century Health Solutions, Inc. Educates Consumers On Health Insurance Options (L-R) Bob Evenson, Senior Sales Executive; Crystal Shirley, Account Manager & Analyst; Gina M. Ochsner, President & CEO and Ty Hysten, Sales Executive for in a personal agent are experience and reputation, says Ty Hysten, Sales Executive. Century has been in business for over 20 years, and we are an affiliate of Stormont-Vail HealthCare. Our office is local and we are available to answer any customer s questions or to meet in person. Century is a company that can be relied on for experience and reputation. Customers also want service after the sale, explains Crystal Shirley, Account Manager and Analyst. We strive to provide good customer service all year around. If anyone has questions regarding their benefit coverage or they have a medical bill they do not understand, that is what we are here for. We make sure our clients are satisfied from start to finish. We want our clients to feel fully informed about their health insurance. Please contact Century at or call Toll Free at to talk with an experienced agent today. You can also call to attend a Medicare Advantage seminar in your area. The office is located at 2951 SW Woodside Drive in Topeka. See the Century Health Solutions Website at You may also them at and be sure to like them on their Facebook page. Mention seeing this article in Topeka Today! when you visit their office and you ll receive a free gift!