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2018 - Sept

ttn logoSeptember, 2018: Welcome to my latest adventure!

Kim Schultz

How did August get here? I have not gotten enough summer fun in for this year!! I mean, I am busy but not enough pool and friends time! 

Kim's Excellent Adventures!

I am actually live in Topeka, I never say, there is nothing to do or I am bored. I miss out on so much stuff!

Annual Camping Trip -  I plan this trip every year so I get to camp at least once! A summer without camping is not summer! This year many people were busy but we still had a great time! Thanks to my friend Mike for letting us tag along on his boat! We had an awesome day on the water in party cove!!

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Relationship Marketing Session 1 -  Growing a business is not easy and there are tons of different ways but one of the best ways you can help retain your customers is by using Relationship Marketing! Building a relationship with your customers is ideal and something that is very important! We had two meetings this month and will have more meetings in October. My friend Jeff came into town from South Carolina to lead the meeting! He and I have partnered with a few others to help spread the word on how awesome relationship marketing can be!!

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Ethnic Enrichment Fair (KC) -  Tom, Chico and I had a big weekend! We started Friday night at the Ethnic Enrichment Fair. We sampled many different types of food from around the world, then we went to Jerry's Bait Shop to listen to The Stolen Winnebegos for a couple beers!

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Sand Creeks Summer Daze Festival -  Our friend Greg and his friends thought Newton needed a new festival. He spent a year putting on a three day community event! It was a big project and it seemed to be a success! Tom, Chico and I all went down Saturday and spent the day there. It rained Sunday morning so that day was cancelled. My cousin Chad joined us for the concert that evening. They had Ice Cream eating contest, human fuzzball, golf fish racing, concerts, and other stuff!

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August Toes -  Summer is Pedicure season! Nail World does a great job!

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Meetings- I have tons of them!!

Partners in Excellence, If you want to join a networking meeting, this is a fun one!! Every Wednesday, 9:30 am at Lawyers Title! I hope to see you there sometime!

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AWE- I missed this month since I was in Florida!

 

ING Meeting - This month, we had too  much fun at this meeting. Great group of people and we networked in between laughs. We meet twice a month. If you would like to attend, let me know!!

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ENGAGE Meeting - You always meetin someone knew at this meeting! We meet 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at AJ's Pizza 11:30 to 12:30.

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Supper Club: Our third supper club was at Blind Tiger. Smal group but delicious food!

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Slash N Bash Film Festival -   I had plans all weekend but I went to Lawrence on Thursday evening to interview the Director of Doomed, Marty Langford. I went back Friday morning for the press conference and we interviewed Debra Voorhees and Marty Langford. We spent the afternoon with them and Leslie Easterbrook.

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Social Butterflies star in Weekly Wednesday Live is not called Trending Tuesday Live - Wednesdays are just too busy so we movied it to Tuesday! Should be around 11 am each day but that will depend on when the business sets up their time! If you are intertested in being a weekly sponsor, give Andrea Ard at A HA Momement Marketing. She can get you on the schedule!  Check out our other page on here to watch all the videos from August.

Florida Vacation - To keep it simple, I went to Florida and my uncle. I arrived on Tuesday and we headed to Disney World on Wednesday for three days! We had our difficulites checking in but the three days with my uncle at Disney was fun! We came back and watched A LOT of Hallmark Channel! I went to the pool and hung out with my cousin David and his family! My vacations are normally relaxing! I don't try to do much! I could have stayed another week if it weren't for work!

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Social Butterflies From Kansas closing in on 1000 likes!  -Our goal is to have 1000 likes by October 1, 2018.  That would be 4 months! Now to see if our fans can help us make this goal!  We have a really cool 1000 like vidoe our graphic team made for us!!  We didn't get there by Sept 1 so we extended the goal!

Hairball  - They will be at TPAC on Nov 16th, get your tickets now!! They are a big hair band that dress like many different bands!

   
BAM! Know why Before You Buy Conference - September 6th at TPAC. Branding Advertising & Marketing for any size business! Sign up now!!

Talk About Topeka LIVE Returns to TPAC - Our next bunch of victims, I mean guests! We have sucha  great time!

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The View from My NOTO Studio

Barbara Waterman Peters

 

View from my Studio

By Barbara Waterman-Peters

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Barbara Waterman-Peters 

Rain, at last! Hot dry weather has been the norm most of the summer, but even our winter was drier than it should have been. Drought is worrisome, so relief from it is more than welcome.

Drought can be felt in other areas, too, such as ideas for paintings. Dry spells in creativity, or blocks, are quite common. Any creative, no matter his or her medium, has experienced these infertile periods. Nothing seems to sprout, let alone grow. Wasteland seems to extend in all directions.

But the rains do come, sometimes a few sprinkles of possibilities; other times, a deluge of ideas so full of potential they can’t be caught quickly enough and can run off.

My years of painting have seen a number of these climate cycles. Most of them have ultimately resulted in yields of interesting art. A few have produced little more than a crop of weeds. The trick is to know the difference.

 

 

Featured Artist for September: Lois VanLiew

Title of Exhibit: "Prairie Prelude"

Title of Painting: "Red at Night"

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Kim and Robins Journey to Internet Stardom

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We are so excited to be famous!!!

We are looking for businesses who would like to have the Social Butterflies Visit during their Trending Tuesday Lives on Facebook!

We can't wait to help make your business, internet famous!!

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New Businesses

A Ha Moment Marketing

Andrea Ard

785-256-0884

A Ha Moment

 

 

Gourmet Treats Topeka

Gourmettreatstopeka.com

  

Essentia Salon & Spa

5900 SW Huntoon St. Ste A2

Topeka, KS 66604

785-783-7130

https://www.essentiasalonandspa.com/

 

Total Fit Body Boot Camp

 5626 SW 29th St

Topeka, KS 

785-408-5269

https://www.fitbodybootcamp.com/topekafitnessbootcamp/

 

Gun Garage & Shooting Range

2120 NE Meriden Rd, Topeka, KS 66608

785-246-4867

http://www.gungaragefirearms.com/

 

  

Pizzeria Via Family Dining

738 SW Gage Blvd

785-215-6100

Pizzeria Via Family Dining offers hand crafted and stone baked pizza, salads, grinders, wraps, wings and we also serve a variety of alcoholic beverages.

 

Hidden Hill Farms of Kansas

7320 SW Indian Hills Rd

Auburn, KS 66402

COMING in June 2018

Wedding and Event Venue

 

BINGO

American Legion Capital Post 1

(37th St)


Sunday: Bingo    5:45   open to the public
Tuesday Bingo   5:45   open to the public
Wednesday  Texas Holdum  6:30 (members & their guest only)
Friday     Texas Holdum 6 & 9 (members & their guest only)

The following are public events

American Legion Post 400 (Hwy 24)


Monday and Thursday - Doors Open - 5:00 PM / Early Bird - 6:30 PM / Regular Bingo - 7:00 PM

 

Arab Shrine Temple

1305 S Kansas Ave

 

Capitol BINGO

2050 SE 30th

(785) 266-5532

Wed: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fri: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sun: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

These groups donate time and money to the community of Topeka.
Early birds start at 6:30 PM on Wednesday and Friday with regular session starting at 7:00 PM. Early birds start at 6:00 PM on Sunday with regular session starting at 6:30 PM. Pull Tabs and Event Games sold with full concession stand. Doors open at 4:00 PM.

 

B-I-N-G-O  for Hayden High School


Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at Hayden High School
401 SW Gage, Topeka, KS
Session begins 6:30pm
Minimum of only $7 to play!
Nightly minimum
payout $2,150   to maximum $4,250

 

VFW Post 1650

3110 SW Huntoon Street, Topeka, KS 66604 

EVERY WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY NIGHT 

DOORS OPEN AT 3:30 P.M.

EARLY BIRD GAMES AT 6:00 PM, REGULAR GAMES AT 6:30 PM
Bring a non-perishable food item for a free speedball bingo sheet

$1,200 PRIZE MONEY TO WIN  EACH NIGHT

PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT BUILDS UP TO $1,000

POT of GOLD $140 WINNERS IN EACH GAME

 PULL TABS WITH $150 WINNERS IN EACH GAME

NON-SMOKING HALL   

Children 7 years and older welcome with adult

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC     Bring your family and friends to play bingo

Food Kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m.   Courtesy of VFW Auxiliary 

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 1650

TEL: 785-235-9073

 

 

Keith the Critic

Keith VansickleKeith the Critic

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BlackkKlansman

This movie directed by Spike Lee comes out at a time when our country in again facing racial inequities. John David Washingion plays the part of Ron Stallworth who is hired to be the first black detective in Colorado Springs. One day he notices an ad in the local paper inviting people to join the Ku Klux Klan. He calls the number pretending to be white and sets up a meeting. He enlists the help of Detective Flip Zimmerman who is played by Adam Driver. Flip is Jewish, so both risk harm if discovered.

Ron meets Patrice at a rally. Patrice, who is played by Laura Harrier, is the president of the black student union and very distrustful of the police. The two begin dating and Ron has to keep his job a secret.

As the investigation continues, Ron becomes more and more confident and starts a "friendship" between his "white" self and David Duke (Topher Grace) who is the Grand Wizard. Things get even more complicated when the police chief appoints Ron to provide security to Duke when he visits Colorado Springs, just when flips about to be initiated into KKK.

Spike Lee has made so many 4 star movies and I feel this is one of his best. One of the writers is Kevin Willmot, who is from Junction City, KS, is currently a professor of film at the University of Kansas. Professor Willmot and the the other writers wrote a fantastic script that gets to the heart of the issue with a little tongue in cheek comedy. Hopefully these great writers will get Oscar nominations when they come out as should Spike Lee, John David Washington, Adam Driver and Topher Grace. This movie brings out several emotions and is relevant today! I gave this great movie 4 out of 4 stars. I highly recommend it.

Eight Grade
Do you remember life in the eighth grade? It will come to you quickly as you watch this movie. Kayla Day, who is played by Elsie Fisher, is an 8th grader who posts motivational videos on You Tube about how to be confident and make friends. In real life she is far from being the person she blogs about. During her last week of school she is voted "most quiet".

Kennedy, one of the popular girls in Kayla's class, is having a pool party. Kennedy's mother forces her to invite Kayla. She accepts but becomes a wallflower in the pool. She awkwardly speaks to Aiden who she has a crush on and meets Gabe, who is the "weird" cousin of Kennedy.

Kayla's high school offers a shadow program to prepare students for high school. She is invited to hang out with her partner, Olivia, but when she spies her dad watching, she's humiliated all over again. Oh the joys of being an 8th grader.

I loved this movie. The writing and directing by Bo Burnham was brilliant. The mixing of the middle school cliques was right on. Elsie Fisher was terrific and should see more parts come her way. Even decades later, middle school may involve far more technology but the people are still basically facing the same issues. I think that most people can relate and it's well worth seeing. The whole movie and it's premise are fantastic. Any teenager or adult will enjoy it. I gave this movie 4 out of 4 stars. You can this see great film in Lawrence or Kansas City.

 

Mission Impossible: Fallout

This latest release in the Mission Impossible series again stars Tom Cruise in the lead role as Ethan Hunt, IMF agent. The movie begins with Ethan choosing to save the life of his friend Luther (Ving Rhames) allowing three plutonium cores to fall into the hands of John Lark. This infuriates the CIA directer who assigns August Walker, who is played by Henry Cavill, as an operative to follow Ethan in his efforts to reclaim the plutonium before they can be used in a weapon of mass destruction.

The two make plans with the white widow who is an arms dealer. A fight ensues and Ethan's former love interest, Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who was once MI6 steps in to save Ethan. The white widow agrees to help secure the plutonium but Ethan must help her to free Solomon Lane (an enemy of Ethan) from a convoy of vehicles in Paris. This is the beginning of the complications Ethan is to face which includes IMF secretary Alan Hunley, played by Alec Baldwin, accusing Ethan of actually being John Lark.

Once again Tom Cruise proves what a great actor he is. The entire cast was great but were overshadowed by Cruise. The movie was well written and directed and as usual the stunts performed by Cruise were unbelievable. The action begins right off and never falters! There is never a dull moment in this movie. The addition of Henry Cavill only added to the long line of great cast members which again included Michelle Monaghan as Ethan's former wife. I'm a huge fan of Tom Cruise and all six Mission Impossible movies. This may be the best. I'm giving it 4 out 4 stars! Don't miss it!

 

Crazy Rich Asian

This movie is based on the 2013 novel by Kevin Kwan. It stars Henry Golding as Nick Young, the son of one of Singapore's richest families. Constance Wu plays Nick's girlfriend, Rachel Chu. Rachel is an economics professor at NYU in New York City and has no idea that Nick as the heir apparent to a fortune. When Nick is asked to be the best man at his friend's wedding in Singapore, he asks Rachel to go with him. When Rachel questions the first class plane ride, Nick must explain.

Upon arrival, Rachel realizes that she is not accepted by Nick's mother, Eleanor, who is played by Michelle Yeoh. One of Rachel's best friends from college also lives in Singapore, Goh Peik Lin, who is played by Awkwafina, becomes her sounding board and advisor. But Eleanor is convinced that Rachel is not fit for her son.

I thoroughly enjoyed "Crazy Rich Asians". The all Asian cast was fantastic. Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding and Awkwafina were outstanding. The story is similar to others but I loved the glimpse into the Asian culture. The scenes from the skyline were beautiful.

The movie is fun and enjoyable if you just let yourself be entertained as you will be. I gave this movie 3 of 4 stars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using EverythingTopeka.com

This website is a prototype for an idea that I have been working on for ten years! It is continually changing and I hope to make this the main site for anyone that wants to find something in Topeka to use.

It is being built with those who live in Topeka and the surrounding area but not limited to them.

There are 4 sections to this website.

  1. The Topeka Newsletter is the first part.  It is going through some major overhaul since most of the information can now be found in a better organized manner on the website.  This is free for any locally owned business to use to promote their business.
  2. The Community Calendar is actually the most important part of this website, right now.  Each community should be informed on what is going on. This doesn't just mean the bar scene. When I say informed, I mean fundraisers, sports, daily food and drink specials, sales, entertainment, recreation and anything else going on.  This calendar tries to include anything that the public is invited to. There is no charge to include your events.  We enter all the events so it saves business owners time. They just need to send us the information and we will take it from there.
  3. Everything Topeka is a plethora of information compiled in a map based program.  Here you can search and find different venues in different categories. You can pick one or all categories to search. This search will not find information that is not on the map though so you will need to use the website search function also. It is free to be listed with a simple profile and an affordable way to enhance your listing.
  4. Everything Else is more businesses that are not listed in the Map feature. There is a guide page that actually will lead you in the right direction.  http://everythingtopeka.com/everything-topeka/all-categories  It is free to be listed with a simple profile and an affordable way to enhance your listing.

Searching EverythingTopeka.com

We have 2 different search bars.  We use a program called Hot Spot and it does not integrate with the rest of the website at this time.  So you will need to use both places if you can't find what you are looking for.  Search Articles option will search everything but the maps. It even includes the calendar.

 

 

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