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Enjoy the Flint Hills this Spring

Spring brings warmer weather, rain and sunshine, waking the Flint Hills from winter rest to vibrant, verdant growth. Here’s our insider guide to experiencing the magic of spring in the Flint Hills with specialized tours and events ranging from botany lessons to moonlight horseback rides to Victorian dancing. Explore by bus Prairie Earth Tours Praire…

Get Your Irish On

St. Patrick’s Day in Emporia is this Saturday and an opportunity for community-wide celebrations, from a parade to live music to charitable events. FAMILY FUN The day begins with the Leprechaun Dash, a 5K sponsored by the Emporia Recreation Center, starting in front of Town Royal, 4th Avenue and Commercial Street, at 10:30 a.m. Participants…

Beer, Bikes and Fun at Mulready’s Pub

In just a few short years, Mulready’s Pub, 717 Commercial Street, has become a social hub in Downtown Emporia. Opened in 2013, Mulready’s is a 21-and-over establishment that caters to craft beer and scotch aficionados. Mulready’s knowledgeable Cicerone certified bartenders serve up over 25 beers on tap, 70-80 cans and bottles and 135+ scotches, whiskies and…

European Antiques – New Life for Old Treasures

When Linda Goss opened European Antiques at 624 Commercial St in September 2017, area collectors gained access to a different class of furniture and antiques. Old World Elegance The curated selection includes wardrobes, Murphy beds, chaise lounges, deacon’s chairs, dressers, dining tables, desks, secretaries and chairs. Built to last with solid wood lovingly tended, as…

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.…

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.…

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…