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Online survey seeks Lawrence community’s input on sexual violence

A local group is gathering information “to better understand local risk and protective factors related to sexual violence in Lawrence,” according to a news release. The LiveWell Sexual Violence Prevention Work Group is asking Lawrence residents ages 18 and older to answer the online ...

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation opens behavioral health center

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation recently opened a 4,800-square-foot facility devoted to mental health care, according to a news release. The center, at 11386 158 Road in Mayetta, offers services including evaluations and counseling for substance use disorder and mental health, referrals ...

Use these tips to stay healthy for the holidays

The holiday season is here. For many of us, it is a joyful time spent with family and friends. But it seems a bit easier during this time of year to take a step — or two or three — off the path of leading a healthy lifestyle. You know what I’m talking about. Many things conspire to get ...

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Garden Variety: Repeated use of salt-based ice melt can hurt plants

The Lawrence area has already experienced two winter precipitation events this year that have warranted the use of de-icers to keep roads and sidewalks safe for travelers. Although necessary in many instances, de-icers can be detrimental to plants, especially when used repeatedly over the ...

Garden Variety: Birds need help with water during dry, cold weather

Birds depend on water for survival, and Kansas’ typically dry winters can make it hard for them to find what they need. You can help year-round resident birds by setting up a winter-safe birdbath, heated dish or other water source to provide the water they need throughout the winter. In ...

Garden Variety: Multiple ways to clear lawn, recycle autumn leaves

Deciduous trees put on a glorious show of color this fall in the Midwest, but now they are fading and dropping their leaves in their final preparation for the arrival of winter. As welcome of a sight as the fallen leaves are for some, they can also be a hassle when it comes to maintaining the ...

Garden Variety: Time to clean, sharpen garden tools

Shovels, rakes, pruners and other garden tools are essential for completing many of the tasks associated with gardening. Caring for them by cleaning, sharpening and applying a protectant extends the life and ensures they remain in top-notch shape for years to come. This fall, as the gardening ...

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Pecan pie with a smooth-textured filling and a nice crust

There is much to love about sweet, nutty pecan pie, but it's easy for this simple dessert to turn out tooth achingly sugary and void of pecan flavor, with a curdled filling sogging a leathery crust. We wanted to create the ideal recipe for a not-too-sweet pie with a smooth-textured filling and ...

Cooking on deadline: Mushroom cornbread stuffing or dressing

So, what do you say, dressing or stuffing? Technically, it's dressing if it's cooked in a pan and stuffing if it's cooked inside the bird. However, which word you choose seems to have more to do with where you come from: Midwestern or Southern folks often call it dressing, regardless of where ...

This Bundt cake demands a spot in your next brunch spread

Delivering bright apple flavor and a temptingly moist crumb, this simple yet stunning Bundt cake demands a prominent place in your brunch spread. We maximized this cake's apple taste by shredding 1 1/2 pounds of tart Granny Smiths and bolstering their flavor with an intense reduction of apple ...

Want a crisp and moist turkey with mahogany skin? No sweat

Unless you have access to multiple ovens, only a very large turkey will do when you've got a crowd coming to dinner. But finding a container large enough to brine a gargantuan bird can be tricky, and turning the bird in the oven (our usual method for evenly cooked meat) can be tricky. We ...

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Explore Lawrence’s Final Fridays advertising bringing in out-of-town visitors

Explore Lawrence’s targeted advertising toward people attending arts events in major Midwest cities has been able to attract visitors to the city's Final Fridays events, according to the organization’s marketing analysis. Since 2017, online advertising for Final Fridays has been seen by ...

Library selects 3 food-themed books for 2019 Read Across Lawrence

After selecting one book for all ages in 2018, the Lawrence Public Library went back to selecting three books for the 2019 Read Across Lawrence program. “It’s a return to the norm,” said Kristin Soper, adult programming coordinator for the library. This year, the library selected “A ...

Living a creative life second nature to KU lecturer of architecture

Anne Patterson has been known to walk around town with a reproduction of the Trinity Episcopal Church steeple atop her head. The steeple, which she created and wears for Halloween, is just a fraction of the creativity that exudes from this University of Kansas lecturer of ...

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Garden Variety: Repeated use of salt-based ice melt can hurt plants

The Lawrence area has already experienced two winter precipitation events this year that have warranted the use of de-icers to keep roads and sidewalks safe for travelers. Although necessary in many instances, de-icers can be detrimental to plants, especially when used repeatedly over the ...

Healthy Outlook: Lawrence doctor bucks insurance to focus on patients

Imagine that you go get a haircut, with the agreement that the stylist will bill you for it. You walk out of the salon, turning heads on your merry way. But when you get the bill a week later, it’s double or triple what you expected to pay, and the shampoo that you thought was included in ...

Healthy Outlook: How I’m dragging myself back into a fitness routine

An object at rest stays at rest. I think the first law of motion applies to people, too. Lately, my mind’s attempts to push my body to exercise have been met with a resounding “ugh,” or at times, “meh.” I’ve stopped even trying to muster mental excuses: “I’m not working out ...

Healthy Outlook: I tried a home-delivery meal service; here’s how it went

I’ve spiraled beyond being a fan of convenience. Quick, easy solutions have become a necessity in my life. That’s why the idea of delicious prepared meals delivered to my front door was so appealing to me. First, I’m not an excellent cook. I get by, but, for the most part, I can’t ...