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3 things to do this weekend to get your Christmas on!

Looking for some Christmas activities to do this weekend without the threat of a winter storm? It’s a great opportunity to get out as snow, ice and rain rages to our south. ...

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Missouri woman helped decorate White House

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A Northwest Missouri woman was one 200 volunteers from across the nation selected to decorate the White House this year. Cindy Roy of Trenton was selected out of more than 6,000 that ...

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New Christmas music releases join recent classics

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Looking for some new Christmas music or thinking you missed some great releases of recent years? Check out what’s new for 2018 plus some albums you may want to consider from previous ...

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“A Big Band Christmas” comes to the Jayhawk Theatre

Several downtown Topeka businesses have partnered to bring “A Big Band Christmas” to the historic Jayhawk Theatre, 720 SW Jackson St., on Saturday, December 8, beginning at 7:00 pm. Topeka Swing Dance ...

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Satanic Christmas display beside nativity in Illinois State Capitol

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A satanic Christmas display is now on view in the Illinois Capitol rotunda. In addition to the traditional nativity scene and Hanukkah menorah is an arm holding an apple with a snake coiled ...

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KC Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ will leave you speechless

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Christmas is gifts, snow, imagination, music and magic for kids. A Christmas tradition that incorporates all these is the Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker. The opening night for The Nutcracker in Kansas ...

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Auburn community celebrating Christmas early

Christmas will be celebrated early in Auburn on Saturday, December 8, beginning with the annual Christ-mas Cookie Sale at the Auburn Community Library.  From 9 a.m. to noon, you can purchase a ...

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Three fun activities for your weekend

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There are several great activities for families this weekend. The weather is great, you’ve got your shopping done, right? And you’re looking for a break now that the snow is melted. Check ...

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City Union Mission opens Christmas store for needy

The City Union Mission Christmas Store, where thousands of homeless, near-homeless and at-risk men and women can “shop” for their families at no cost, is open for low-income shoppers this week. The ...

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Giving Tuesday can impact local organizations

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Across the area, people are participating in Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday unofficially kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, ...

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Gift guide based on support of life issues

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There’s a lot of Christmas marketing for “sustainable” or “green” gifts this season. But what about companies that actually donate million of dollars to support abortion?  With so much money being spent, ...

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First Lady Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

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Those who have seen it say it is the most beautiful the White House has been decorated for Christmas in decades. This year’s White House Christmas theme, “American Treasures,” honors the unique ...

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5 family-friendly shows for December

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The commercialization of Christmas started in the early 1900s, grew out of control by the middle of the century, and has gotten only worse each decade since. Christmas now starts in October, ...

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Woman proves Jesus IS the ‘Reason for the Season’

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The Spirit of Christmas lives and it proves our actions speak louder than words. Two grandmothers experienced the love of Christ last week when a stranger at a Walmart went out of ...

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Small Business Saturday. Support your mom-and-pop shop!

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Black Friday typically focuses on big box retailers. But where do your local small mom-and-pop shops fit in? Small Business Saturday. From Kansas City to Topeka, to Olathe and Lee’s Summit to ...

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Jim Brickman shares why he loves Christmas music and his roots

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Jim Brickman is a man on a mission to remain true to himself and the music he enjoys providing others. Metro Voice caught up with the artist by telephone and asked him ...

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State Christmas Tree arrives at Cedar Crest

Governor Jeff Colyer and First Lady Ruth Colyer received the annual “Cedar Crest Christmas Tree” at the Governor’s residence this week. It now stands front and center in the mansion in west Topeka. ...

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As ‘Season of Giving’ arrives, ministries ramp up

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Weather forecasters are saying this will be brutal winter for the region. Record snow and low temperatures included. That means more families in need, more homeless looking for shelter and more opportunities ...

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National Christmas tree to stop here on its cross-country voyage

The official Christmas tree of the nation’s capitol is traveling across the country, and it’s making stops in Perry, KS, Kansas City, KS, and Independence, MO. The tree is making its way ...

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‘The Grinch’ reflects on true meaning of Christmas

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The frozen wind whips, the snow seeps with wet trickles into his garishly green furry ankles, and the Grinch sucks his teeth in frustration on his icy mountain perch. They think their ...

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Topeka opens drop-off sites for international Christmas project

This week, 5 sites in the Topeka area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19. Topeka families, ...

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Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes attacked as intolerant

Is the Christmas outreach effort of toy-filled shoeboxes supported by millions of American Christians anti-Muslim? Franklin Graham, founder of Samaritan’s Purse, the organization behind the Operation Christmas Child project, has responded to ...

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City Union Mission needs help with Christmas store effort

City Union Mission is preparing their big Christmas outreach program. The ministry’s Christmas Store will open on Monday, November 26, at 9 a.m. for shelter guests, residents of their programs and income-qualified ...

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Kansas City Southern announces Christmas train schedule

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The train is like no others in the nation, bringing Christmas cheer to thousands across the region. It returns this year for the 18th annual Kansas City Southern Holiday Express. The schedule will ...

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Don’t break the bank when celebrating Christmas

Christmas changed – a lot – when my husband and I had children. The first few years, we wanted to make sure our daughter (now almost 8) had the very best of ...

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