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Kansas Public Radio to host Big Band Christmas Concert

Kansas Public Radio is hosting its Big Band Christmas Concert at 8 p.m., on Dec. 14, at Liberty Hall this year.

Leadership Lawrence to "party with purpose"

For members of the Leadership Lawrence class of 2014, a holiday party should be a lot more than just hot cocoa and ugly Christmas sweaters. It should be about the giving spirit of the season.

Lighting of ice menorah highlights local Hanukkah events

The theme of this year’s community Hanukkah celebration is fire and ice, and the key feature will be a menorah made of ice that will be set alight. By Sara Shepherd

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Lawhorn's Lawrence: A song from the heart on Mother's Day

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

This Mother's Day, personalize it

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

Group making a handmade quilt for every bed in Lawrence's new homeless shelter

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

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Miracle of oil inspires Hanukkah treats

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.

Menorah lighting centers on community

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.

Holiday Bureau seeking volunteers to adopt local families

Annual donation drive helps make sure needy families have gifts, clothing and a warm meal for the holidays. By Peter Hancock

Ugly Sweater Run celebrates the best of the worst-dressed

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

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.