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Recent articles by Brianna:

This pumpkin just might be the biggest in Topeka. It's grown from the seeds of a 2,000-pound gourd.

Growing giant pumpkins in Kansas can be difficult due to hot weather. But David Walker has been successful in growing his first large pumpkin. → Read More

Topeka USD 501 candidates answer questions about mandatory masking, goals and boosting teacher morale

Topeka Capital-Journal posed five questions to each USD 501 candidate about goals, mandatory masking and teacher morale. Elections takes place Nov. 2 → Read More

Still Vertical, Switch in Time, Asylum Bridge among concerts taking place Oct. 11-17 in Topeka

Whether you're looking for a relaxing night of music or one that will leave you stunned, you won't want to miss these 5 bands performing Oct. 11-17. → Read More

Did someone say pumpkin cinnamon roll? You don't want to miss this sweet treat at Josey Baking Co.

These pumpkin cinnamon rolls are baked fresh, soft and delicious. The roll is topped with a creamy, cream cheese frosting. → Read More

Wednesday is National Coffee Day. These 8 Topeka coffee shops will help you get your caffeine fix

There's plenty of coffee shops in Topeka. Visit any of these on our list if you want to support local on National Coffee Day. → Read More

'Not for the faint of heart:' Cirque Italia brings Halloween, adult-themed show to Heartland Park

Prepare yourself for a good fright. Cirque Italia brings its "Paranormal Cirque" to Topeka Sept. 30-Oct. 3. The show features, magic, acrobats and scares → Read More

Kyler Carpenter, Topeka Cello Collective, Round Table Bookstore among recipients of this year's Arty Awards

This year's Arty Awards will honor two artists and four businesses and groups including Topeka Cello Collective and Speak Easy Poets. → Read More

This iced coffee from The Classic Bean will keep you cool and put you in the mood to decorate for fall

This pumpkin brulee iced coffee drink from The Classic Bean is made with pumpkin and vanilla flavoring with a swirl of caramel at the bottom → Read More

Saturday is National Cheeseburger Day. Which of these 8 Topeka burger joints is calling your name?

There isn't a shortage of well-known burger joints in Topeka. On National Cheeseburger Day, you can visit any of these 8 Topeka restaurants. → Read More

Topeka Jazz Workshop's 2021 season will feature a variety of jazz performers, bands. Here are the performers.

Topeka Jazz Workshop's upcoming season will a shortened, in-person season. Concerts will feature, City Light Orchestra, DeVan University All-Stars → Read More

'NOTO is here lifting me up': Owner Shavonn Smith relocates Nanny's Soulfood to NOTO Arts District

Nanny's Soulfood owner Shavonn Smith has had her share of challenges in life. But an opportunity to relocate to NOTO has her excited and optimistic. → Read More

Irish music, food coming to downtown Topeka for the Halfway to St. Patrick's Day parade, IrishFest

It may not be St. Patrick's Day but that won't stop Topeka from celebrating the holiday after the annual event was canceled in March. → Read More

The Pennant's upper level transforms into 'An American Workplace,' an ode to those missing working in an office

Downtown Topeka's The Pennant has transformed into "An American Workplace," a popup inspired by pop culture. → Read More

Try Ronn's Jazzy Doggs next time you're looking for a flavorful frank

The Jazzy Dogg from Ronn's Jazzy Doggs is topped with tender, smoked pulled pork, cheese and barbecue sauce. It can be purchased for $4.95. → Read More

Trucks, balloons, chalk art and music. Don't miss these 5 annual events taking place Sept. 6-12 in Topeka.

The event offerings Sept. 6-12 in Topeka are plentiful as some of the most notable events, Huff 'n Puff, NOTO Live and Touch-A-Truck return → Read More

Take advantage of these hot summer days to trade in the sweet tea for a refreshing bubble tea at Cafe Barnabas

Cafe Barnabas' bubble teas are a fruit-based tea beverage made with popping bubbles, or boba, at the bottom. → Read More

'I will ... write a bunch of jokes about Kansas': Comedian Joel McHale to perform Aug. 21 at Prairie Band Casino

Joel McHale will bring the laughs to Kansas when he performs 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at Prairie Band Casino. → Read More

'A circus where a football game breaks out': Arena football team lands at Topeka's Stormont Vail Events Center

Topeka's arena football team will play a 12-game season with six home games. The team will be named via a contest where residents submit ideas. → Read More

What's going on the week of Aug. 8-15 in Topeka? A jazz concert, comedy competition and Cruisin' the Capitol

A Topeka Jazz Workshop concert and Cruisin' the Capitol are just a few of the things to do Aug. 8-15 in Topeka. → Read More

Northwest U.S. wildfires are causing hazy skies and poor air quality across Kansas. Here's what to know.

Hazy skies and poor air quality in Topeka are results of wildfires burning in the northwestern portion of the United States. → Read More