Saturday Spotlight – The Popcorner in Andover, KS

The Popcorner in Andover, KS is a wonderful place to shop to get delicious snacks for your family!

They make their own gourmet popcorn and fudge along with some other “old-fashioned” delights such as popcorn balls, crispy treats, and gourmet dipped pretzels.

The Popcorner | 528 N. Andover Rd,  Andover KS 67002

Store Hours: Sunday 12-5pm, Monday-Friday 10am-8pm and Saturday 10am-6pm

West Wichita | Grand Opening October 3rd 2016 | 2121 N Tyler Rd, Suite 141, Wichita KS 67212

(Follow their Twitter and Facebook Pages for Specials during their first week!)

Store Hours for their new Wichita Location will be the same as their Andover Store.

Photo courtesy of The Popcorner

You can also pick up some of The Popcorner popcorn at these locations:  Nifty Nut House sells a variety of the medium size popcorn bags from The Popcorner.  The Popcorner uses the Nify Nut House pecans for a exclusive flavor for the Nifty Nut House!  The Prairie Harvest in Newton also sells some of their products, and The WSU Bookstore carries a few as well.

  During the month of October The Popcorner will have a Breast Cancer Fundraiser where 10% of proceeds from their Pink Colored Products and Pink Ribbon Tins will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
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Their Andover location will be celebrating their 2nd Birthday September 25th – October 1st!  Watch their Social Media for updates and Specials during their Birthday Celebration.

Visit The Popcorner Online

Facebook @thepopcornerstore

Twitter @PopcornerStore

Saturday Spotlight ~ La Galette French Bakery & Deli Wichita, Ks

La Galette French Bakery & Deli has delicious Sandwiches ( including Specialty Sandwiches), Quiches, Salads, Soups and Desserts! They are located in the Delano District, near the southeast corner of Douglas & Seneca.

La Galette French Bakery & Deli | 1017 W. Douglas Ave, Wichita KS 67213

Hours:  Monday – Saturday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

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La Galette has a wonderful selection of fresh Pastries!

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Meet your friends at La Galette for a delicious Breakfast or Lunch!  I had a light lunch at La Galette recently, the small Garlic Salad was delicious and was served with a fresh roll and butter.

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They are celebrating their 30th year in business on May 17th!

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Follow La Galette French Bakery & Deli:

Twitter @LaGaletteKS

Facebook  – La Galette French Bakery

 

 

Saturday Spotlight – Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Stores

Ice Cream is the perfect treat anytime!  One of my favorite Ice Cream Stores is Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors.

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Photo courtesy of Baskin Robbins

Recently, I visited the Baskin Robbins Store in west Wichita.  The decor and atmosphere is so bright and cheerful.  There were so many choices of Sundaes, Shakes and Ice Cream flavors it was hard to decide what to try first!  I purchased the Brownie Sundae and it was delicious.

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Brownie Sundae

Baskin Robbins is known for its variety of Ice Cream flavors – historically 31 flavors ( a flavor for each day of the month ) – but after 70 years of creating new flavors, there are now more than 1,000!  They also have a “Flavor of the Month” as well as a continually changing selection of Seasonal and rotating flavors.

Geoff Lee and Candice Lee own and operate the Baskin Robbins locations at:  2556 N Maize Ct, Wichita KS 67205 ♦ 2126 N Webb Rd, Wichita KS 67206   

Visit Baskin Robbins Online to order a Cake for your next Special Occasion! 

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Photo courtesy of Baskin Robbins

The hours at both locations are:   Monday – Thursday 11 am – 9 pm.  Friday and Saturday 11 am – 10 pm and Sunday 12 pm – 9 pm.  They are open later in the Summer time.

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Photo courtesy of Baskin Robbins
Graphic courtesy of Baskin Robbins
Graphic courtesy of Baskin Robbins

Visit Baskin Robbins    Online ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter ♦ Instagram

Saturday Spotlight – Autism Avenue Flower & Gift Shoppe

Update!

Autism Avenue Flower & Gift Shoppe is moving!

Visit their new location starting Saturday, December 10th ( 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m ) at 2401 W. 13th St. N. in the Indian Hills Shopping Center.

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Autism Avenue Flower & Gift Shoppe is a new store that helps people with Autism learn new job tasks and to grow in their independence!

There are many wonderful Gifts, Flowers and Home Decor available for purchase.

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Follow Autism Avenue Flower & Gift Shoppe  Online Facebook

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Saturday Spotlight – Writers of the Wheat Literary Festival *Friday July 10th 6 pm – 10 pm

Sunflower Plaza presents “Writers of the Wheat Literary Festival”

Friday, July 10th  6 pm – 10 pm

The Sunflower Plaza | 417 E. Gilbert, Wichita, KS 67211

Admission is $2 per Adult and Free for Children ~ Light refreshments will be provided!

Photo Credit - Writers of the Wheat Festival
Photo Credit – Writers of the Wheat Festival

There will be a variety of books that are featured at The Writers of the Wheat Literary Festival.

See below for a list of the Kansas Authors that will be at this Event!

Diane Wahto’s book of poetry, Leap of Faith, contains poems about nature in her yard, in McAdams Park, where she and her husband walk their dog, and in her memories of living in rural Michigan.

Tracy Dunn’s trilogy adventure, Alex & the Immortals, is for middle graders interested in science fiction and Greek mythology, mixing Kansas kids with Pegasus, Cyclops, and sea monsters to save the world.

Kelly Johnston’s poetry, inspired by the Chautauqua Hills in the Cross Timber area of Kansas, examines the mysterious patterns and relationships which bind people, nature and the cosmos.

T. M. Hunter’s series of space opera short stories, novellas and novels are sure to please. Follow along with space pirate Aston West as he travels the universe, stumbling into all sorts of trouble along the way.

Candice Gilmer, USA Today & NY Times Bestselling romance author, leads a dangerous double life as mommy and writer.  In between boo-boo healing and fixing broken toys, she writes her books to the tune of children’s television shows and wouldn’t have it any other way.

Lyn Perry’s gentle mystery, Ma Tutt’s Donut Hut, is a ‘curious cozy’ with a light moral touch, featuring a magical cat and a cast of quirky characters who help out Ma Tutt during her time of need. He writes gentle mysteries and fiction with a dash of fantastic.

Ann Fell’s memoir In the Shadow of the Wind chronicles her journey from the brink of despair following a triple tragedy to a promising future after a healing retreat in the wilderness of a Kansas riverbank.

C.A. McJack’s Fate’s Twisted Circle is a fictional piece about two war vets meeting and getting a second chance after a prior split-second decision created their first, disastrous encounter

Joe Combs’ book, The Cartiphilus Saga: Book #1 Amissio, is the first in a series about a Roman Centurion who abused Jesus and is cursed to live until his return. Joe also writes historical non-fiction and about growing up in the south and the people who inspired him.

James Young‘s critically acclaimed novel Acts of War imagines what would have happened if Adolf Hitler was killed in November 1940.  Rather than the joyous event everyone expects, the Fuhrer’s early departure leads to a much different World War II.

Anita C. Young‘s Architects of Lore series is Kayara Ingham’s story, the first “seer” for a millenia. Beginning with Eyes of Osiris and continuing with the novella Fenrir Reborn and Will of Tyr, the Architects of Lore has been well-received by outlets such as Pop Cults and Reader’s Choice.

Conrad Jestmore’s mystery series captures the essence of Kansas with suspense, adventure and humor. The three book Jimmy O’Reilly Mystery Series includes River of Murder, Fields of Death and Snows of Blood.

Bonnie Tharp’s Feisty Family Values and Patchwork Family are set in Wichita’s Riverside neighborhood, they are compelling stories about ordinary people handling life challenges.

Reaona Hemmingway’s award winning novels and shorts stories will keep you turning pages as her characters draw you into dramas of romance and suspense.

Photo Credit - Writers of the Wheat Festival
Photo Credit – Writers of the Wheat Festival

 

Saturday Spotlight – Whole Foods Market Wichita – June 20th 11 am – Cherry of a Ride Classic Car Round Up and Car Wash

 Cherry of a Ride Classic Car Round Up and Car Wash

 Whole Foods Market Wichita | Saturday, June 20th 11 am | 1423 N. Webb Rd, Suite 101 Wichita, KS 67206

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Whole Foods Market Wichita will be hosting their First Annual Cherry of a Ride Classic Car Round Up and Car Wash on Saturday, June 20th.

To launch the beginning of Cherry Season and to celebrate Father’s Day, they are looking for Classic Car Enthusiasts to show off their vintage rides!

They will also be hosting a car wash on the same day, so all are welcome!

They will have a grill and snow cone machine, plus they will have a Photo Booth, live Rockabilly music and they will be providing cherry themed samples throughout the store!

Goodies will be given to the first 30 people who show up in their hot ride!

Event Details and Registration Information

 There is no cost for entry, please call 316-630-8484 to register your ride!

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Don’t miss their first Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, June 24th from 4 pm – 7 pm! If you are a local vendor and would like to participate in their farmer’s market, please call 316-630-8484!

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