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Children’s Theater brings ‘Johnny Appleseed’ to Village Arts stage

With bright pink and blue panels from a recent play in the background, three eager groups of youngsters sat down on the stage at the Village Arts Center July 19 for their first day of play practice. Actor-Directors Garrett Gagnon and Jessica Hamilton were in town with the Missoula ...

Let’s Cook: Dates Designed to Dazzle

Thank you, readers, for the fine response to the date pinwheel cookies in the last column. Several of you suggested that you would be like to see more recipes about dates. Simply put, dates are designed to please the palate. Because they can be used in a variety of ways in baking, they are ...

Museum, library bring pop artist to Rugby

Area residents gathered in the Prairie Village Museum’s Sandvik Building June 28 for a presentation by New York pop artist Michael Albert and a chance to put their own artistic talents to work. Albert, who authored “An Artist’s America” in 2008, stopped in Rugby on a multistate tour ...

Let’s Cook: Rolled in Flavor and History

Many people have a favorite cookie. There are also numerous folks who have a treasured cookie recipe. For a number of years in our home, June is the month that we look forward to trying new cookie recipes. I am sure for many people December is conceivably the month to try treasured or new ...

All things rhubarb and more at museum’s Rhubarb Fest

A celebration of all things rhubarb attracted residents from Pierce County and points beyond to the Prairie Village Museum Sunday, June 20. The museum’s annual Rhubarb Fest featured goodies from rhubarb mini cheesecakes to rhubarb ice cream and rhubarb wine, all served in sample plates of ...

Music in the Park marks 25th anniversary season one year later

Although a global pandemic sidetracked plans by the Rugby Lions to mark the 25th anniversary of Music in the Park in 2020, conditions in Ellery Park were perfect for a celebration a year later. As a few puffy clouds floated overhead in the evening sky June 9, spectators set up lawn chairs or ...

Let’s Cook: Planting Joy

With their gloved hands and shovels, the sleeping winter soil in the flower beds was being refreshed. Clumps of dirt were made soft as they added new potting soil. The planting canvas was made black like coal. Once ready, pots of snapdragons sporting colors from light pink, maroon and lemon ...