Archive for Thursday, October 3, 2013

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1:40 a.m.
Apples from the Vertacnik Orchard sit in a basket. Family Adventures: Apple picking an easy field trip
October 3, 2013
Visiting apple orchards is an easy field trip that gets the kids outside in the cool, fall air without cutting out a huge chunk of time in your week or weekend. A large bucket of apples takes almost no time to collect, so even with some dawdling and picture-taking and toddler-wrangling, we’re usually done in less than 45 minutes. With the beautiful fall weather we typically get in late September and early October, it’s a hard to beat for a family outing. By Meryl Carver-Allmond
10:00 a.m.
Cool, refreshing bubble tea from HOUSE OF CHá is perfect for a warm summer day. Mrs. Mass.: Teashop elegance at HOUSE OF CHá
October 3, 2013
HOUSE OF CHá brings the elegance and flavor of a teashop to Lawrence. The menu is chock-full of different flavor options and “texture” additions (such as tapioca pearls or flavored jellies). Between the creamy milk teas and the fruity iced teas, there are well over 30 options, which can be served iced or hot. By Jessica Pauly
12:00 p.m.
The Sweetlove Farm Chicken — served with creamed greens, yam fries and tomato-peppadew jam — at Merchants Pub & Plate, 746 Massachusetts St. New gastropub serves farmhouse fare with panache, plenty of beer
October 3, 2013
Then there’s the pimento cheese sandwich at the newly opened Merchants Pub & Plate — a warm, open-faced version featuring the restaurant’s own house-made pimento cheese spread, fried tomatillos and sprouts atop toasted local bread. By Sara Shepherd
2:14 p.m.
Lawrence resident Jeff Williams is pictured with his one-and-a-half-year-old son Frank on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Williams and his wife Dorothy have been using cloth diapers for Frank for quite some time. Many parents are hesitant to use cloth diapers because of the perception of extra work. Jeff explained that once he and his wife worked out a system for laundering the diapers it became routine. Put down those disposables: Parents embrace old diaper ways
October 3, 2013
The mantra “reduce, reuse, recycle” has created a cloth diaper revival in the Lawrence. Lawrence mom Dorothy Williams said the decision to use cloth diapers on Frank, her 18-month-old, seemed like a given. Dorothy and her husband, Jeff, are among a number of parents in Lawrence who have decided to forgo disposable diapers for the reusable cloth alternatives. By Arley Hoskin
4:42 p.m.
In this 2009 file photo of Lawrence Municipal Airport, several vintage and modern aircraft are on display. Local businessman William McCauley recently filed a complaint against the city with the Federal Aviation Administration, because he wants to run a business allowing parachutists to land at the airport.
Two years after it began, city nears completion on airport sewer line project
October 3, 2013
It has taken two years longer than expected, but city officials are a couple of weeks from completing a project to install enhanced sewer service at the Lawrence Municipal Airport, which is expected to open up possibilities for companies to locate small-scale facilities at the airport. By Chad Lawhorn

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Editorial: In the street
Lawrence city commissioners should be careful about the precedent they set for closing Massachusetts Street for special events.
October 3, 2013
Last week, the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street was closed to vehicular traffic for seven hours for the anniversary of the Granada Theater.