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Datebook: Big Tent Curators' reading, retro dance party and more events for Aug. 25

Lawrence and area events for Aug. 25.

Datebook: Paul Davis makes a special appearance and more events for Aug. 24

Lawrence and area events for Aug. 24.

Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade announces 2017 beneficiaries

The Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee this week announced the beneficiaries of the 2017 parade season, with Douglas County CASA, Sunrise Project and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County chosen as the lucky few.

Datebook: "Wildlife Down Under" captured on film

Lawrence and area events for Aug. 22.

Sunrise Project to host pie auction fundraiser

If Emily Hampton’s theory is correct, Lawrence is a town that really, really loves its pie. But then again, who doesn’t?

Theatre Lawrence mourns death of longtime scenic designer Jack Riegle

Jack H. Riegle, longtime Theatre Lawrence scenic designer and two-time Phoenix Award winner, “made his final exit from the stage” Monday, Theatre Lawrence announced earlier this week. He was 82.

Annual Defend Lawrence! fun run slated for Sunday

The annual Defend Lawrence! 5K kicks off early Sunday morning in front of Ad Astra Running, 734 Massachusetts St.

Boys & Girls Club reaches longtime goal with launch of Sunset Hill site

When students walk through the doors of the refurbished Sunset Hill Elementary School as classes resume Wednesday, they’ll likely notice the several new classrooms, music and art facilities, and expanded cafeteria and kitchen that comprise the school’s recently wrapped $9.6 million renovation project. Also new this year: the addition of a Boys & Girls Club site at Sunset Hill, 901 Schawrz Road. The opening, which kicks off programming after the final bell Wednesday, marks the achievement of a longtime Boys & Girls Club goal, said Colby Wilson, executive director of the Lawrence club.

LMH Endowment Association to host annual Penny Jones Golf Tournament

The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association will host the 35th annual Penny Jones Golf Tournament at the Lawrence Country Club, 400 Country Club Terrace, Sept. 9.

Health Care Access receives national recognition

Lawrence’s Health Care Access recently received the highest-level recognition for its Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the clinic announced earlier this week.

Now is the time to adopt a dog

Weather: While the high may be 90 degrees, our heat index will remain near 100. A southwest wind will continue between 10 and 20 miles per hour before a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. The showers should ...

KU Cancer Center seeks national status

Kansas University is working to get a National Cancer Institute designation for its cancer center. The goal will require a large investment, but officials say they'll be repaid in the number of lives saved. Downtown rumbled with the sound of ...

Fight for Your Right to Hoodie: An interview with Sarah Sung of The Lucha Narrative

The Lucha Narrative sprang from the soul of Sarah Sung, a KU grad and graphic designer seeking to merge her passions for creating cool stuff and helping the world. She visited with us to discuss the launch of the Lucha ...

Anarchonomics: An Interview with the Solidarity! Collective

On March 15, Solidarity will move from 1109 Mass. (next to It’s Brothers) to 13 E. 8th Street (next to the Sandbar). The bad news is that people will still be puking on their doorstep; the good news is that ...

C-TRAN students sing Christmas carol

Students in the Community Transition Program (C-TRAN), sing Christmas carols to residents at the Pioneer Ridge Health & Rehab skilled nursing facility, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015.

Lawrence Civic Choir rehearsal

The Lawrence Civic Choir rehearses for their upcoming holiday concert Monday evening at the Lawrence Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave. The holiday concert will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at the church.

Lawrence farm creates sorghum syrup with horse-powered press

Using a horse-powered press, John Craft presses sorghum stalks to make sweet sorghum syrup at Willing Horse Farm on the east edge of Lawrence. Craft sells the sweet sorghum syrup at the Lawrence Farmer's Market, and several local restaurants and bakeries use the natural sweetener.

Royals fans in Lawrence celebrate

K.C. Royals fans in Lawrence celebrate their World Series win Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.

Lawrence Halloween Throwback Photo Contest

Over 100 photographs were submitted by readers for the Journal-World's Halloween Throwback Photo Contest.

Kansas University Band Day parade

Sights and sounds of the 68th annual Kansas University Band Day parade Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

Instrument builder Jim Triggs talks about mandolins

Jim Triggs and his son Ryan build custom mandolin and guitars by hand. Jim worked with Gibson for several years helping build mandolins and archtop guitars. Triggs' mandolins have been played by some of the top bluegrass musicians in the country.

Humane Society director talks about need for facility renovations

Kate Meghji, executive director of the Lawrence Humane Society, talks about facility problems which are creating animal care problems at the shelter.

Puppies at the Lawrence Humane Society

Two puppies pose for the camera during a recent trip to the Lawrence Humane Society.

Piano Prodigy Matthew Liu performs 'Flight of the Bumblebee"

Eight-year-old Lawrence pianist Matthew Liu performs "Flight of the Bumblebee."