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Sandra Hillen’s Wild Ride to the 2018 Winter Olympics


Overland Park Snowboarder Fosters Olympics Dreams on Both Side of the Broder by Japhi Westerfield AT THE TOP OF STONEHAM MOUNTAIN OUTSIDE OF QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, OVERLAND PARK NATIVE Sandra Hillen crouched down low and tried to get a better read on a crazy shape-shifting wind that couldn’t decide whether …

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IndieFit Gift Guide


Gift Ideas Compiled by Submission from IndieFit Staff. INDIEFIT BELIEVES THAT SHOPPING FOR FRIENDS, THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE, OR THE GUY AT WORK WHOSE NAME YOU PULLED OUT OF A HAT SHOULD BE FUN. Here’s a list of gift ideas — local products, stores, and services — that our shopping …

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Scoby Do’s & Dont’s


And who put the KAN in KANbucha?! by Liz Weslandar WHEN IT COMES TO KOMBUCHA, IT SEEMS THAT PEOPLE EITHER LOVE IT, HATE IT, OR DON’T UNDERSTAND IT. However, if you’ve purchased a beverage from a cooler at a grocery or convenience store lately, it’s clear that the kombucha lovers …

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Tanya K’s Journey to Running Stardom in KC


Belarus native takes adaptive athletics to the mainstream. By Japhi Westerfield ABOUT A YEAR AGO, TANYA KHVITSKO – WHO IS QUICKLY BECOMING ONE OF KANSAS CITY’S BEST KNOWN RUNNERS – went for a short three-mile jog south of KU Med Center on a familiar course. Somewhere near State Line and …

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Mother Earth News


CLASSIC SUSTAINABILITY MAGAZINE MOTHER EARTH NEWS KEEPS PLUGGING AWAY IN THE 21ST CENTURY. But did you know they operate out of Topeka? By Megan Helm THERE AREN’T MANY PLACES IN KANSAS OR MISSOURI OR even the United States for that matter where conservatives and liberals agree besides the pages of …

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Pitch it or Fix it?


KC has options if you want to repair old electronics or appliances. By Dave Greenbaum THE ONLY THING RELIABLE ABOUT ELECTRONIC GADGETS AND GIZMOS IS THAT THEY ALL EVENTUALLY FAIL. Most Kansas Citians already know they shouldn’t throw electronic items in the trash (for green reasons). Many cities in the …

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Hydrocaching anyone?


Friends of the Kaw gamify river quality testing. By IndieFit Staff Photos by Craig Thompson WITH THE HELP OF THE MIDAMERICAN REGIONAL COUNCIL, local river rats at Friends of the Kaw have developed a riparian twist on geocaching just in time for the pleasant and often-overlooked fall float season on …

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Not Your Mother’s Mammogram Party


by Christina Frazier According to the John Hopkins University, triple-negative breast cancer is a diagnostic categorization for cancers whose cells test negative for estrogen (ER), progesterone (PR), and human epidermal growth factor (HER). While rare, this aggressive form of the disease requires a specific treatment regimen different than for other …

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