CASA-supported kids will take the table April 22, with a fundraiser featuring casino game tables, live jazz music, a cigar bar and more at Abode Venue. CASA of Sedgwick County provides trained advocates for foster children moving through the court system.
With March Madness looming, Gregg Marshall and the Wichita State Shockers hope they’re peaking at the right time. Point guard Landry Shamet has assumed a leadership role on the court beyond the maturity of most freshman.
Cognitive training is now an additional service offered at Cognitive Performance & Health, an integrative, direct care practice putting the patient at the center of care and leading to early detection and intervention.
Celebrating the lives and honoring the memory of two beloved community members, Brian Bergkamp and Jo Zakas. Their legacy will live on in the hearts of all who have been touched by their heroism, faith and selflessness.
Journalist Adam Knapp had virtually no experience with video, but he did know how to interview people and tell a good story. His film "Out Here in Kansas" exploring gays and the church premiered to a sold-out crowd.
Olympic boxing medalist Nico Hernandez was welcomed home with a celebration at Eisenhower National Airport, a parade and even a scholarship to Wichita State University. Find out what the future holds for Nico.
Just as no two children are alike, neither are their education options. Local leaders in primary and secondary education discuss the many options available to help families make the choice that is right for them.
Beyond the sparklers and revelry, the Fourth of July is an opportunity to reflect on the vision our nation’s founders established for this great country: freedom. Local residents share what freedom means to them.
A growing number of high school students are getting a jump start on their careers, be it in the workplace or in college. Local institutions engage students with early college programs and paths that encourage career exploration.
Three Wichita dads from three different generations share their tales of fatherhood. Although generational traits, family dynamics and parenting techniques vary by father, one important element remains constant — a dad’s love for their child is infinite.
Thursday summer concerts jazz up Bradley Fair. The sights and sounds of summer return to Bradley Fair Plaza each Thursday in June. The free concert series welcomes back fan favorites and introduces a new generation of jazz artists.
Five years after it opened, the Downing Children’s Garden at Botanica is a magical place for kids and kids at heart, where families can be together playing in the monster woods or watching the colors change on the rainbow overhead.
Social Networking Technology came to Wichita last year from the San Francisco Bay area to tap into our city’s talented workforce. Learn about SNT’s expansion plans to nearly double number of employees locally and the Wichita team’s can-do attitude.
What’s keeping you from doing a little exploring in your own hometown? Spring break is the ideal time to live like a tourist and discover Wichita’s attractions — culture, nightlife, outdoors. We have compiled a list of ideas for your spring break staycation.
Wichita Center for the Arts plans a state-of-the-art 39,000 square-foot facility, featuring expanded classrooms, premier gallery space for national exhibits, expanded studios, outdoor sculpture garden and a 400-seat great hall.
The Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation will host its annual fundraising tournament to support the foundation’s efforts to introduce Wichita-area youth to tennis and expand the competitive offerings available to established players in the region.
Giving thanks for mental health help: Jenny Wenzel’s twin daughters were in a downward spiral from severe anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. She found hope and help in a psychiatric program across the country.
Curtis Waltermire is better known as Curtis the Mentalist. Although he claims no psychic abilities, he uses psychology, physiology and his personal intuition to leave audience members feeling as if he knows their inner thoughts.
A stroke at birth left Madison Castillo with partial paralysis. Now a Maize High School senior, she competes in track and field and has even medaled against students without physical disabilities. In addition, she competes nationally in Paralympic events.
Artists from 23 states will be showing and selling ceramics, paintings, drawings, glass, jewelry, photography, sculpture and two- and -three-dimensional media works. The event has continued to grow and evolve, drawing 18,000 people last year.
Taking care of teachers: Leaders of the Wichita in Mind movement want to fight teacher burnout by giving educators tools for self-care. They say meditation can reduce stress and help regulate emotions.
In celebration of Father’s Day, SPLURGE! profiles two inspiring dads: Larry Inlow, a firefighter and coach of FC Wichita, and Mitch Herren, a lawyer who runs while pushing his daughter in a custom racing wheelchair.
Wichita in Mind aims to raise the happiness and well-being of the community at large through a nonsectarian form of meditation. The movement has facilitated several programs for local teachers, veterans and children.
The Eagle Valley Raptor Center in Cheney is dedicated to helping injured birds of prey become independent and return to nature. Ken Lockwood takes that charge seriously, helping about 175 birds a year.
Exploration Place increasingly sends its educators out into schools, rather than waiting for students to come to the science center on the Arkansas River. Last year, its programming reached more than 32,000 schoolchildren.
Shocker coaches Gregg Marshall and Jody Adams are readying their teams for the postseason, and SPLURGE! spent a day at Charles Koch Arena, observing a day of practices and film sessions for the men’s and women’s basketball teams.
4-year-old Bridget Cohlmia won our annual contest to be featured on the cover of SPLURGE! She already loves seeing all the people in the magazine, and this month there's a little something extra to look forward to.
Augusta native Jonathon Blank was severely injured while serving in the Marines in Afghanistan. Today, he has relearned to walk using prosthetics. His patriotic family has had four siblings deploy in the military, and his parents are public servants.
Wichitan Kaleigh Glanton’s vocal career was launched on reality TV, but it was her guitarist dad who first recognized her amazing ability. Now she’s completing an album and has an island gig lined up this summer.
Storm Team 12, Storm Troopers. Go behind the scenes and learn how much work goes into just one minute of a KWCH weather broadcast. A good day for meteorologists Merril Teller and Ross Janssen is a bad day for the public.
Are you ready to get wild this summer? Tanganyika Twilight Tours are here just in time! Head out to Wichita’s premiere wildlife park this summer for the adventure you can’t get anywhere else, and it's all to support the Tanganyika Winter Fund.
Tessa Roberts-Heard holds the title of Mrs. Kansas American 2002 and also an electrical engineering degree from Wichita State University. In December she graduated from WATC with her Aviation Maintenance Technology Degree.
The Wichita State Shockers made a national name for themselves last spring when they made their run at the Final Four. Both the men’s and women’s teams have fought hard for their impressive records, as well as their bragging rights.
Last August, the Air Capital Classic put out a call to the community for people to come forward and be a part of their Ambassador program. They called and Wichita answered. Check out where the tournament’s Ambassador program is at now!
Century II has been considered a uniquely Wichitan landmark since its inception over 45 years ago. But what all has this historic exhibition center brought to the community over those four decades? Read on to find out!
At the Thanksgiving holiday we start to think about all of the blessings we have to be grateful for, but gratitude isn’t just for this time of year. Read the stories of three Wichitans who count their blessings on a daily basis and seek to inspire others year round.
We are huge fans of the Wichita State Shockers, and we know that our readers are as well. Check out our SPLURGE! special feature on all things WSU basketball for inside scoop from the coaches, a look ahead at the coming season and more!
If you miss the Celebrity Egg Toss or the Cardboard Regatta, this is your lucky year. "Throwback" day is just one way Festival organizers are using new/old events to "bring the whole community together."
If Koch Arena ranks as one of the ten best college basketball arenas in the country (No. 7, according to EPSN), then what are the best seats in the arena itself? Splurge! has eyes on the game from several points of view.
Storm Team 12 is ready to “shift to the nowcast," at a moment's notice, especially during the spring severe weather season. The meteorologists take us behind the scenes and answer all your weather questions.
Co-anchors Kara Sewell and Brian Heap and Weatherman Mark Larson of KWCH’s Eyewitness News This Morning share an easy chemistry and a nose for news, which has boosted ratings to the top of the morning-show market.
The two newest faces at the top of local law enforcement aren't really all that new: Sheriff Jeff Easter and District Attorney-elect Marc Bennett bring a combined 41 years of experience in their respective offices.
1980 Bonnie Bing arrived at the Eagle with no journalism experience. By the time she retired, she was surely one of the most beloved employees in Eagle history — and for many readers, the face of the newspaper.
Dr. John Bardo was announced as Wichita State’s 13th university president in April, and now he is at the helm of the city’s largest learning institution. Get your first glimpse of Bardo in this Splurge!
After 13 years as president of Wichita State University, Don Beggs and his wife, Shirley, bid the city a fond farewell. They received the keys to the city and standing ovations seemingly everywhere they go.
After his debut on the competitive reality television show “The Voice” former Wichitan Chris Mann's exposure went through the roof. He went from hustling to get 100 new Twitter followers a month to gaining 10,000 followers in a day.
Autism is “the leading developmental disability, and it gets the least amount of funding,” says Connie Ebert of Heartspring. Wichita families find ways to cope with an autism diagnosis, including behavioral therapy and reaching out to each other.
Kansas is home base to high-profile storm chasers who pursue developing weather events across the country, in the process facing hazards ranging from Category 4 hurricanes to bad convenience store food.
“The prettiest girl on campus” and a boy with a distinctive walk met at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. That’s how Todd and Vicki Tiahrt’s love story began — a love story that’s still being written, day by day.
More women die of cardiovascular disease than from the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to raise women’s awareness of their risk for heart disease.