Blog Posts by Becky Fitzgerald

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on April 23, 2015

K-State’s McCain Auditorium has had a long association with Meadowlark Hills, and Friends of McCain would like to recognize residents and the organization for your patronage and sponsorship of the annual Performance Series. To say “thank you,” a Happy Hour (and a half) is planned for residents prior to the last show of the 2014-15 season, “Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Project”. Please join Todd Holmberg, McCain Auditorium director, other McCain staff and Friends of McCain board members, including Becky Fitzgerald, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on April 16, 2015

Meadowlark Hills Foundation has enthusiastically accepted an invitation to grow our “green” by participating in the 3rd annual Grow Green Match Day on Wednesday, April 22. This event holds incredible opportunity for Meadowlark Hills Foundation. On that day, the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation will match donations made to an endowment fund we have with GMCF — our long-term savings — and we could potentially receive more than a $10,000 match.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on March 12, 2015

2015 marks the 10th anniversary of Symphony in the Flint Hills, and Meadowlark Hills again has secured a block of reserved seats, which are near the stage. This year’s event is set for Saturday, June 13, at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Chase County, which was the location when the event debuted in 2006. Performing with the Kansas City Symphony in honor of this milestone year is special guest artist Lyle Lovett, a four-time Grammy award winner. 

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on October 2, 2014

Oink! Have you heard the noise about HOGtoberfest? Not only do we have the chance to support the Good Samaritan Fund by eating tasty barbecue at Cox Bros. BBQ on Oct. 16 – a portion of the restaurant’s proceeds will be donated to the Fund – but we also may donate to the Fund by participating in a HOG & Kisses Contest which began Oct. 1.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on September 11, 2014

For six years, Buttonwood Art Space in Kansas City, Mo., has supported the Flint Hills area of Kansas and its unique place in our greater regional ecosystem through an annual art benefit. Visions of the Flint Hills Art Benefit and Sale is a juried exhibit featuring art of the Flint Hills. Sweeping paintings of sky and native prairie grass dominate the show, but sculpture pieces, fiber works, fused glass and photos also are featured. The art is on exhibit each October and November, in Buttonwood Art Space.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on April 4, 2013

Between 2007 and 2010, the Kansas Sampler Foundation sponsored contests to determine the top 8 Wonders of Kansas. More than 100,000 people voted to determine winners and finalists in the categories of Architecture, Art, Commerce, Cuisine, Customs, Geography, History, People, and overall. 

Residents and Passport members are invited to join Amanda Rall and Becky Fitzgerald for a trip to Lucas, Kan., for tours of the 4th Wonder in the Art category: the Garden of Eden and the Grassroots Art Center. This artsy adventure is set for Thursday, May 16. 

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on March 7, 2013
  • The highest mountain pass reached by rail in the United States
  • The Million Dollar Highway, with spectacular views around every curve
  • The World’s Greatest Gold Camp