Mark Green is a founding member of the instrumental rock band Standing In The Colour, which he formed with his sister Erin Gangwere (bass) and her husband Mike (drums). Rounding out the group is brother Ryan Green. The quartet was founded in 2009 and recently issued its self-titled debut.
My name is Mark Green. I am a guitarist in Standing In The Colour. I first got into guitar when I was about 14. I just kind of fell into it on accident. My brother and sister both play and every now and then I’d just pick one up and see what I could do.
This is the time of the year when my thoughts turn to gardening.
It’s all about what I want to eat… not so much about the actual work of planting, weeding, tending and harvest. I pore over seed catalogs, plan, order and fantasize. It’s really mainly about the fantasizing. I am definitely not thinking about weeding when I place my orders!
It was an unusual day at the Kansas Statehouse Thursday, as Republicans from the House and Senate gathered to smooth out differences between the two chambers on tax and budget issues. Some lawmakers said it had been at least seven years since Republicans from the two chambers met as a group to discuss policy.
“It’s fun as we go out to our dinners and take potshots at each other almost as if we’re competitors," said Ty Masterson, a Republican from Andover who heads the Kansas Senate budget committee. "But in reality, we’re all part of the same team, we are the legislative branch.”
The Kansas State Department of Education and the USDA are sponsoring a summer food program again this year, for children up to 18 years old.
Thirty-seven schools, community centers, and churches throughout Wichita will offer meals without reservations. Participants can go to any of the locations to get breakfast or lunch; some locations serve both daily.
The free meal program begins May 29 and runs through July 26. There are no requirements to get a meal. Adults can buy lunch for $3.50, breakfast for $2, or a snack for $1.
The National Prison Summit on Incarceration will be held in Wichita this weekend. Experts will discuss ways to help those behind bars, and their families. They will also talk about reducing recidivism to help the next generation stay out of jail.
Summit coordinator, David Wilkinson, says it’s been several years since the community has collectively come together to work with people that are incarcerated or transitioning out of prison.