A Garden to Treasure

Topeka has many beautiful gardens and one of the most interesting is the Ward Meade Botanical Garden located on the grounds surrounding Ward Meade house built in 1860.

Celebrate Apples and History

Crisp fall weather is on its way and soon it will be time to celebrate a Topeka tradition for 36 years. The annual Apple Festival at Ward-Meade Park and Old Prairie Town is just around the corner.

Superhero Travel

Vacation with the superheroes when you travel to one of these great destinations. Oh, and be sure to pack your wrinkle-free cape and an extra pair of tights… maybe a magic lasso… an extra mask…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

The gardening season is in full swing now and the Lawn & Garden Neighborhood has a great crop of new gardening books for you to peruse, devour, pour over, dream of, be inspired by, absorb information from and spark your imagination!

Watch Whales in Tofino

Tofino on Vancouver Island has been a resource outpost, hippie enclave and now an eco-resort town, according the Lonely Planet guide on British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies. And it’s a great place to commune with nature in general and the gentle giants in particular.

Electronics Recycled at the Green Fair

Come recycle your electronics at the TSCPL Green Fair, Sunday, April 19. Asset LifeCycle, a certified e-recycler, will be in our parking lot from 12:00 to 2:00 to accept items*. What’s so important about recycling electronics?

Recycle Your Bicycle

Do you remember your first bicycle? That free, heady feeling of moving faster than your legs could ever carry you. The pride when you learn to master the balancing act that keeps you upright. Your old bicycle can help that dream come true for someone else.

2015 Green Fair

The 8th Annual Green Fair is this Sunday, April 19, 1-4 p.m.

Get a Jump on Spring Gardening

While the weather keeps trying to fool us into believing spring is here, it’s probably not a good idea to trust winter not to pop back in. But if you’re getting gardening fever, I found out it’s a great time to start growing seeds indoors.

Traveling in 2015

Where will you go in 2015? The old year is almost over and it’s time to think about what new and exciting travel destinations await you in the next one. It’s that time of year when everybody has a list. So check out these lists and see what appeals to you.

Spring Bulbs Chase the Winter Doldrums

Just because fall is behind us (almost) and spring is far, far ahead doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy fresh blooming flowers. Forcing bulbs became popular in the 1800s and is still a great way to brighten up the winter months.

Smallin Civil War Cave

When traveling involves a road trip, I find it hard to pass up the chance to visit a cave. And I know I’m not the only one that feels this fascination with those mysterious places. On a recent vacation in Branson, my daughter and I saw a billboard advertising the Smallin Civil War Cave in Ozark, MO and we just couldn’t resist stopping.