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How to become an AirBnB host

Do you have a secret dream to run a bed & breakfast, but you’re not sure how to begin? Do you have a guest room that only sees guests a couple of times a year? Are you interested in earning extra income? Becoming an Airbnb (or similar online marketplace for lodging services) host might be for…

Don’t Be a Don’t Bee, Be a Do-Bee

Do-B’s Burger Barn, Philly Stop and Po-Boy Shoppe has become a local favorite and traveler’s delight on the East side of Emporia. Located at 704 East 12th Avenue, Do-B’s is just a minute or two off I-35 (take the Burlingame Road exit south to 12th Avenue, then turn right). The fabulous food and exceptional customer…

Looking forward to 2018’s EPIC EVENTS

With the new year right around the corner, we wanted to share some of Emporia’s best events that are coming up in 2018! Emporia hosts everything from small, intimate concerts at Fremont park to the world’s premier gravel grinding race and largest disc golf competition. No matter your style, there’s something interesting happening in Emporia.…

Best Local Eats: Amanda’s Bakery

Recently named one of Kansas Magazine Readers’ Choice Best Local Eats, Amanda’s Bakery and Cafe is a delightful breakfast and lunch eatery in Downtown Emporia. Located at 702 Commercial Street, Amanda’s serves up bread baked fresh daily and meals made with the freshest ingredients. Owner Amanda Mallon opened her bakery and cafe in 2007, realizing…

Forget Stuff – Give the Gift of an Experience

Finding the perfect gift isn’t easy. Every Christmas, we all do our best to figure out what new gadgets our loved ones can’t live without. But does everyone really need more stuff? And what about those people who seem to already have one of everything? This season, try giving the gift of an experience. You…

Where to shop for everyone on your list

Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle, but there are just 19 days left to shop before Christmas! To help you find exactly what you’re looking for, we have a list of Emporia’s shopping options on our website. If you need some inspiration to find the perfect gift, take a look through the categories below.…

Shop Local Online in Emporia this season!

The Christmas holiday season is rapidly approaching, and we know how hectic it is to do all that shopping. If you would rather snuggle under a blanket and buy all your gifts from the comfort of your couch, this article is for you. And no, we’re not talking about Amazon! Several of our local Emporia…

Think Small this Saturday

You’ve heard about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but how about Small Business Saturday? Designated as the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday is a day when consumers are encouraged to shop local as they tackle those holiday gift and supply lists. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our community. According to the FAQs on…

5 peaceful (free) places to escape around Emporia

In our day-to-day lives we rush back and forth; rush to wake up, rush to work, rush to go pick up the kids, rush to classes; rush to make dinner. Rushing becomes our life. We forget the incalculable beauty of stillness. Of gentle, peaceful, calming, nothing. We forget how priceless it can be to relinquish…

Emporians Lead the Nation in Establishing Veterans Day

As part of our celebration of all Veterans, we would like to share some history with you. Below is the story of Veterans Day, originally published in the Emporia Gazette in 2003. A DAY TO HONOR VETERANS Published in The Emporia Gazette on November 1, 2003 By Roberta Birk Mlynar Special to The Emporia Gazette…