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Carmaletta Williams was too young to walk with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a march, but now the "too-old-to-announce" grandmother seizes every opportunity to participate in socially conscious events like Kansas University's candlelight vigil in honor of the civil rights icon. By Conrad Swanson
Many Lawrence institutions will host events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and honoring the iconic civil rights leader. Scattered around town and spanning from Monday through Jan. 30, many of the events aim to raise awareness of civil rights issues.
Briggs Subaru surprised Lawrence Humane Society executive director Kate Meghji by donating a vehicle to the organization at an adoption event at the dealership Saturday, Meghji said.
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up to ring in the holiday season with its annual Holiday Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Rock Chalk Park, 101 George Williams Way.
After a full day of family and food, it's easy to experience a bit of a letdown once the big Thanksgiving feast has ended. Consider venturing outside — there is a lot to do and see in Lawrence this weekend. We've included a few options here to get you started. For more ideas, check out our online event calendar.
With the holiday season fast approaching, it's time to start strategizing for the hectic shopping season ahead. This year, avoid the big-box stores and shop local with our holiday gift guide featuring products from Lawrence shops.
Peggy Westergard may be new to the crafting business, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t savvy. The enterprising retiree, who specializes in crocheting, needlepoint and knitting, already has a “quality control officer” at her disposal. “He’s especially devoted the stuffing of catnip mice,” Westergard says of her colleague, a 7-year-old tabby Manx by the name of Seamus McGillakitty.
According to the Lawrence Police Department's 48-hour call log, dispatchers received about 70 fireworks-related calls between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.
Whether he’s understated or extravagant, athletic or a book worm, or a little bit of everything, make sure this year’s Father’s Day says just how much your father figure means to you with a well-planned day catered to his style.
If you take time to think about mom outside of her mom life, it becomes less of a challenge to find the item that will make her feel like the queen bee that she is on this special day. Check out the small sampling of local goods for every kind of mom.
• 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.