The king and queen of the festival, who this year are King Henry VIII and his sixth wife, Catherine Parr, walk through the village as part of the Royal Parade.
The mermaid “Laguna” swims in her tank at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. The “Magical Mermaid” is one of the new attractions this year.
Carlos Hernandez, left, and Zach Roberson graduated from Kansas University School of Law, where they met and became friends. The two are opening a bilingual law firm in Olathe after realizing a need for more bilingual attorneys in the Kansas City area.
Kansas forward Jamie Fletcher (11) heads the ball as she helps defend the goal against an Arizona State corner kick during their soccer match Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
The Rev. Shannah McAleer, third from RIGHT, poses with children at a private kindergarten through high school that’s free to children from Turkey and other parts of the world. The school is funded and operated by members of the Güllen movement, which strives for open dialog among the various cultures and faiths in the world.
These are from a family that hosted me at their home in Samsun, Turkey.
Jennifer Salva poses for a photo after winning the 2012 Miss Czech-Slovak US Pageant this summer.
Jennifer Salva, far right, is pictured with, from left, her cousin Dan Salva, uncle Stan Salva, cousin Josef Luptak and his wife Maria Luptak
Birthplace of my grandmother in Hrustin, Slovakia
Strecno Castle, Slovakia
Shooting in the mountains with Slovak documentary filmmaker, Ivo Brachtl
Mary Carr checks out the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.
A Bengal tiger eats a deer in Ranthambore National Park.
The Carr family poses in front of the Taj Maha
A group of Masai women, with babies on their backs, receive advice on infant nutrition from Valerie Stull (kneeling, on left).
Orphan children proudly display their tee-shirts from the United States, brought by Pam Paden.
Pam Paden unpacks a suitcase of clothing for orphans. Each K2K member took to Kenya a suitcase filled with clothing, medical supplies, irrigation tubing and other supplies.
Pam Paden meets with a group of orphans and their guardians at All Saints Church in Maai Mahiu.
Managers of the Thika Community Development Trust explain to K2K Microfinance team members how their organization grew to become one of Kenya’s most successful.
Women making baskets from shredded packaging material in an IDP (internally displaced persons) camp. Selling baskets and purses provides income to these women, many of whom are widows with children.
Mamashiko produces eggs, milk and crops on her farm near Thika. She began with a small flock and through microfinance was able to build her business and send her daughter to college.
Brian Segebrecht, leader of the Microfinance team, watches a group of Masai women making beaded jewelry for sale in local markets.
Kathy Miller reads to children, and listens to them read to her, on the steps of All Saints Church, where the Osborne Library will house 50 E-readers for use by students and their parents.
A boy at Ngeya primary school reads to his classmates from an Ereader. With more than 1,600 students, this school typically has more than 100 students in a classroom.
Kathy Miller shows students in an Ngeya classroom how e-reader displays pictures as well as text.
Kathy Miller trains teachers at Ngeya primary school to use new e-readers.
Joe Bob Lake (Leawood, KS) leader of the Community Development team, meets three of the orphans who will live in the home being built with help from the K2K Construction team.
Jesse Sharp (left, from Overland Park), Gary Chubb (pointing, from Parsons) and Quenton Cole (bending over, from Kirkwood, MO) install a drip irrigation system in a garden that provides food for residents in an IDP (internally displaced persons) camp.
Quenton Cole (recent KU Engineering grad) visits with secondary-school students in an agriculture class about harvesting rainwater for irrigation.
Lisa “Liese” Ridgeway Vanatta
Cans for the Community treasurer Linda Lang presented a $1,000 donation to The Arc of Douglas County on June 28. Pictured from left are Hal Schultz, Lang, Barbara Bishop, executive director of Arc of Douglas County, Amber Frost, and Brad Linnekamp. Cans for the Community donates all of their proceeds from recycling aluminum cans to local nonprofit organizations. Linda Klinker, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.