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KU Holiday Vespers performances are Dec. 2 at JCCC and Dec. 4 in Lawrence

The University of Kansas Holiday Vespers performances will take place the first weekend in December.

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Lawrence's first new parents of 2016 find a lucky Penny

Olivia Wesley was in good spirits on New Year's Day when she visited her new baby sister, Penelope — the first baby born at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in 2016.

KHP reports fewer accidents, citations over Christmas weekend

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported fewer accidents and citations over this Christmas weekend compared with the same weekend last year.

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Lawrence, Douglas County offices to close for upcoming holidays

Most city and county offices will be closed for the holidays for portions of Thursday and all of Friday.

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Tell us where to find the best holiday light displays in Lawrence

Journal-World photographers are seeking suggestions as they look to document some of the best holiday light displays in Lawrence.

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Lawrence families remember Thanksgivings Past

This year, the Lawrence Journal-World has elected to take a look at Thanksgivings Past. Along with their original captions, these archive photos offer readers a look back — whether that means a trip down memory lane or a glimpse into a history they never experienced firsthand. These families from the Lawrence Daily Journal-World of the 1960s have grown and changed over the decades, but they remember these photos. By Mackenzie Clark

City announces closings for Thanksgiving holiday

The city of Lawrence has announced specifics about closures for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Let loose: Give holiday stress the boot with relaxation, diet, exercise and sleep

The holidays bring lights, trees, gifts and music. And also stress. The American Psychological Association reports that people in the United States experience a range of negative emotions during the holidays, from fatigue to sadness.

Our fathers: Journal-World guys share some dad experiences — and a few insights

If your goal as a father is to be considered “cool” by your children, chase a more realistic dream. You know, like, buy a Powerball ticket, try to catch the wind, reverse time to redo mistakes. Just don’t fool yourself into thinking you ever will be viewed as “cool” in the eyes of your children.

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Readers share their love stories on Valentine's Day

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, the Journal-World asked readers to send their love stories in a contest to win an ultimate date-night package. The judges were wowed by the 115 entries, but one winner stood out. Micheal Clodfelter and his wife, Rena Clodfelter, shared the story of how they met during the Vietnam War in a typewritten letter that judges said was the clear favorite. Here we share the Clodfelters’ story as well as the other nine entries in the top 10.

Relay for Life battles cancer, hunger

• 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 ...

Elaborate light display benefits Just Food

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.

Richard Gwin's favorite photos of 2011

Lawrence Journal-World senior photographer Richard Gwin's favorite photos of 2011.

Lawrence Mardi Gras Parade

Lawrence residents celebrate Fat Tuesday on Massachusetts Street during the annual Mardi Gras Parade Tuesday, March 8.

Audio Slideshow: 2011 Lawrence Mardi Gras Parade

Revelers march and play music on Massachusetts Street to celebrate Fat Tuesday during the Lawrence Mardi Gras Parade Tuesday, March, 8, 2011.

MLK Community Choir

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.

Holiday rush at local post office

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.

More people abandon pets during holidays

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.

Parkside Christmas light display

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.

Shop local this holiday season

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.

Lawrence residents band together to help families in need during holiday season

Members of the North Lawrence Improvement Association shop at Penney's for nine people in four families Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010.