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