Archive for Sunday, December 8, 2013

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12:10 a.m.
The L. Bullene store, far right, which later became Weaver's, is pictured in this photo of Massachusetts Street in the 1880s. Unique mix of old, new keeps 156-year-old Weaver’s department store in business
December 8, 2013
Opening weekend of Christmas shopping season saw customers cramming the usual south Lawrence box stores and sprawling parking lots. But plenty of others were merrily browsing bargains at Weaver’s department store at 901 Massachusetts St. — a retail relic where new trends and upscale brands are displayed between creaky old stairs and a midcentury façade. By Sara Shepherd
12:00 p.m.
Lawrence resident Harlan Miller sits at his desk with a collection of stories and literature relating to his uncle Will Green and the Lawrence Zoo that once existed on the property located behind the former VFW building at 138 Alabama Street, during an interview on Wednesday, Dec. 4 in his Lawrence home. Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Suzie the Monkey and the Lawrence zoo
December 8, 2013
You don’t know about Suzie the Monkey? Well, you must not know about the days when Lawrence had its own zoo. No, I don’t mean the Oread Neighborhood on a Saturday night. I mean a real live zoo, complete with a resident monkey. And while we’re not likely to have a zoo again, we might soon have new occasion to think about the days when we did. By Chad Lawhorn
5:00 p.m.
Kansas University theater and film graduates Matt Hislope of Austin, left, and Josh Meyer of Los Angeles organized a pop-up artist colony in a renovated church at 10th and New York streets. They call the year-long project, which has attracted artists from across the country, the Pilot Balloon Church-House. Pop-up artist colony finds home in East Lawrence church-turned-house
December 8, 2013
Just another day at Pilot Balloon Church-House? There’s probably no such thing. The historic-church-turned-house at 10th and New York streets in East Lawrence is spending the year as a pop-up artist colony, where creatives from across the country stay a week or three and, basically, create whatever they want while here. By Sara Shepherd
9:00 p.m.
This is one of about 400 Nativity scenes on display at Centernary United Methodist Church, 245 N. 4th Street, during the 19th annual Festival of Nativities. Festival of Nativities continues to share the meaning of Christmas
December 8, 2013
The glow of Christmas lights illuminated the hundreds of nativity scenes on display at Centenary United Methodist Church on Sunday, the second day of the annual Festival of Nativities, a 19-year-old event that aims to show people the meaning of Christmas. The nativity scenes displayed represent more than 30 countries across five continents, they are made from a variety of materials, and range in size from two feet to two inches tall. By Nikki Wentling

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