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Even on the cloudiest of days, Kathy Bourgeois can count on a ray of sunshine during her 30-minute daily drive from Lecompton to Baldwin City. Her son calls her every day as she drives to her thrid-grade teaching job in the Baldwin City school district. Often the conversation begins or ends with a song: "You are My Sunshine." By Chad Lawhorn
If anyone appreciates a gift with a personal touch, it’s Mom. And with Mother’s Day in two weeks, there’s still time to come up with one-of-a-kind presents for the mothers and grandmothers in your — or your child’s — life. Here are five great ideas you can find in downtown Lawrence. By Sara Shepherd
A group of local quilting enthusiasts set goal of putting a homemade quilt on every bed at the new Lawrence Community Shelter. By Peter Hancock
Oil plays a vital role in the Hanukkah story, and as such it’s essential to the holiday staples found sizzling on Jewish families’ stove tops this week. By Sara Shepherd.
Local artwork featured in Hanukkah ceremony
Members of the Jewish community gathered outside the Lawrence Arts Center on Sunday to celebrate the second day of Hanukkah with a menorah lighting, organized by the Chabad Center for Jewish Life.
Annual donation drive helps make sure needy families have gifts, clothing and a warm meal for the holidays. By Peter Hancock
Brought to Lawrence by the creators of October’s Color Run, the “ugliest 5K on the planet,” the Ugly Sweater Run, had a crowd of 2,500 runners Saturday in Watson Park. By Ian Cummings
The 20th annual Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade, a horse-drawn parade featuring thousands of riders, drew 113 official participants this year. By Ian Cummings
The Baker University music and theatre department’s will host its 82nd annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers Sunday at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Baldwin City. By Meagan Thomas
Some Lawrence residents camped outside of stores Thursday, forgoing a day filled with turkey, pie and family for a spot in line for Black Friday deals. By Meagan Thomas
• Every year, about 4,000 luminarias line a track in Lawrence. They are part of Relay for Life of Douglas County, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. • Lawrence residents gathered at several ceremonies in the city to celebrate ...
Lawrence mother, Stephanie Fisher talks about her family's elaborate light display at their home located at 909 Stonecreek Drive. Passersby can text "justfood" to 80888 to donate $10 to the food bank.
Lawrence Journal-World senior photographer Richard Gwin's favorite photos of 2011.
Lawrence residents celebrate Fat Tuesday on Massachusetts Street during the annual Mardi Gras Parade Tuesday, March 8.
Revelers march and play music on Massachusetts Street to celebrate Fat Tuesday during the Lawrence Mardi Gras Parade Tuesday, March, 8, 2011.
Music was a large part of Monday night's Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The MLK Community Choir performed, and Rep. Barbara Ballard lead the group in several songs.
The Lawrence Post Office preps for its busiest day of the year next week, as many plan to send last minute Christmas gifts to loved ones. 6News reporter Will DuPree has the story.
As KU students head home for the holidays, some face the difficult decision of what to do with their pets. As 6News reporter Cory Smith shows us, many of them choose to abandon their animals.
Many homes in Lawrence light up for the holidays, but some take their light displays above and beyond ordinary. 6News reporter Will DuPree shows us one of those homes.
Don't forget to shop local, as you check off items from your Christmas list this year. Spending those dollars locally can boost the economy, as 6News reporter Will DuPree explains.
Members of the North Lawrence Improvement Association shop at Penney's for nine people in four families Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010.