Garden City

Corinne Boyer / Kansas News Service

For years, one of the first stops for immigrant groups arriving in Garden City has been an apartment in a brick building.

A sign posted on the front door welcomes people in four languages. Inside, tables and chairs in the living room and kitchen form a classroom. Refugees learn English and the ways of American life from those who navigated the culture shock just a few years before them.

Regardless of religion or customs, for years refugees at LiveWell Finney County’s Neighborhood Learning Center have bonded while studying and learning to adjust to life in a small American city on the high plains.

More recently, though, the dynamic shifted.

HPPR's Living Room Concert Series continues with our first shows of 2019! Don't miss the sweet harmonies and inspirational soul of Kansas-based Paul & Lezlee (of En Power & Light), live in Garden City. Then, kicking off the series in Amarillo, catch The Division Men, a Texas-bred, husband-and-wife duo bringing "acoustic desert noir" to the High Plains. Read more below!

 THANKS FOR SUPPORTING LIVE MUSIC ON THE HIGH PLAINS! 

Much thanks to Garden City’s own Olivia Hanigan, a gifted high school student who was recently selected as one of 45 international World Science Scholars. I was delighted to speak with her about this incredible achievement over the phone, and the interview aired on High Plains Morning today.