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Search the 2016 summer activity guide

Organizations and venues around Wichita already are planning camps, classes and other activities to help fill those long summer days. Regardless of your child’s interests, you’ll find something he or she will enjoy in this searchable database.

Travel

8 reasons everyone should go on a cross-country road trip in the U.S.

I didn’t know it then, but a few summers ago I began planning a life-changing trip with my boyfriend. Having romanticized the idea of cross-country road trips we’d read about in novels, watched in movies and listened to in songs, we pulled out a map and began devising a coast-to-coast journey across the U.S. The route would take us in a circle, making stops at all the places (national parks, landmarks and even restaurants and bars) that had long lived on our bucket list. We would kick off from our home in New York City, head down the coast to Georgia, go through the South until we reached Los Angeles, then up the California coast by way of Highway 1, and back to the Big Apple while hitting the northern states.

Home & Garden

Wichita gardener’s almanac for July 30, 2016

Last weekend to fertilize roses — Be sure to fertilize your roses for the last time of the season this weekend. You can fertilize lightly a bit later for late flowers, but normal fertilization will put on growth that could get damaged when the weather turns cold.

Movie News & Reviews

Movie review: Hit-and-miss 'Bad Moms' tries to offer Mila Kunis and Co. a good night out

It's a peculiar bit of Hollywood logic, having the two guys who wrote "The Hangover" write and direct a movie called "Bad Moms." As if by some transitive property of film comedy, their having written a smash hit of men being oblivious, immature and reckless somehow makes Jon Lucas and Scott Moore the ideal candidates to explore the difficulties modern mothers face to balance conflicting responsibilities with the need to remain individualized people too.

Family

Interview: Jenna Ortega adds voicing Disney's Princess Isabel to her repertoire

When we first found out that we were meeting Jenna Ortega, we were so excited. She has to be one of the hardest working actresses around! She is working on four shows right now and we think that is unbelievable: Disney Channel's "Stuck in the Middle," The CW's "Jane the Virgin," Disney's new animated series, "Elena of Avalor" and Radio City Music Hall's "New York Spectacular at Radio City."

Videos

Community gets together to hug it out

"Free Hugs" organizers Taishma Owens-Council and Ashlyn Sullivan invited all of Wichita to come hug it out in the Old Town Square on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. The idea was sparked after the two heard about the police shooting of two black men and an ambush in Dallas where five officers were killed; they hoped the event would ease tensions in the community. (Video by Fernando Salazar / The Wichita Eagle)
fsalazar@wichitaeagle.com
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Community gets together to hug it out

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New glasses allow Wichita man to see color for the first time

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Farmers Market Series: How to pick out the perfect peach

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Behind the scenes of "Zookeepers As Animals" week

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