Donations enable dairy to purchase boiler, resume bottling milk
February 11, 2014
Donations from community members enabled Iwig Family Dairy to purchase and install a used boiler, and milk is back on store shelves. By Sara Shepherd
Business briefcase Feb. 10
February 10, 2014
Crystal Image, a photography studio in Lawrence, will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary in May.
Ten Thousand Villages to honor local woman
February 7, 2014
In observance of International Women’s Day, Ten Thousand Villages Lawrence will honor a local woman who has helped shape the lives of those around her through education.
Lawrence health advocates happy to see CVS quitting tobacco
February 7, 2014
Lawrence health advocates applaud a decision by CVS to stop selling tobacco products and hope more businesses will take similar steps. “It’s very refreshing when somebody makes a decision that may have some financial implications but they do it for the right reasons.” By Sara Shepherd
Iwig suspends bottled milk sales after equipment breakdown
12:00 a.m., February 5, 2014 Updated 11:51 a.m.
Bad news for Iwig Family Dairy fans. The dairy has suspended bottled milk sales because of an equipment breakdown it can’t afford to fix right away. By Sara Shepherd
Business briefcase Feb. 3
February 3, 2014
Adam Johnson has become a Google trusted photographer with the Google Business Photos program, which creates street-view virtual tours for businesses on Google Maps.
Lawrence grocers move toward more sustainable seafood offerings
February 3, 2014
Starting today, Lawrence Hy-Vee customers will start seeing sustainable seafood offerings with signage marking them as a “responsible choice.” The move is one of the latest by grocery stores to increase the amount of so-called “sustainable” seafood they offer, and to make it easier for shoppers to see which products meet that criteria. By Sara Shepherd
Arctic Blast event raises money for cancer patients
February 2, 2014
Snowflake ornaments and twinkling blue lights hung against the exposed-brick walls and metal rafters of Abe and Jake’s Landing Saturday night, creating a wintry backdrop for Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s second annual Arctic Blast fundraiser. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Catch a Break program, which provides financial assistance to cancer patients and survivors.
Mrs. Mass.: Englewood Florist is a master of the bouquet
January 30, 2014
If I had my way, I’d have fresh flowers in my home year-round.
Lawrence’s Hank Booth and Beverly Smith Billings to be recognized for service at Chamber of Commerce annual meeting
January 29, 2014
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will honor two Lawrence residents for their service to the community at its annual meeting on Friday, Jan. 31. Hank Booth, a one-time radio station owner, radio executive and on-air personality, will receive the 2014 Lawrencian Award, and Beverly Smith Billings, president of Alvamar Development Corp., Alvamar, Inc. and Alvamar Realty, Inc., will receive the Athena Award. By Nikki Wentling
Breastfeeding abounds in Lawrence thanks to support groups, LMH
January 28, 2014
Lawrence has an abundance of resources for breastfeeding mothers, part of the reason the community has such a high rate of nursing moms. By Giles Bruce
Where to go in Lawrence for breastfeeding help
January 28, 2014
Lawrence has a plethora of options for mothers who need breastfeeding help. Here are some places for new moms who are nursing to go for support. By Giles Bruce
Business briefcase Jan. 27
January 27, 2014
Lawrence businesses supported a Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence shopping trip Saturday for Youth of the Year candidates. The youth were shopping for outfits for the Youth of the Year event in February. Businesses participating included Weaver’s Department Store, Envy, Fortuity, TCBY/Mrs. Fields and Fuzzy’s Tacos.
North Lawrence’s first coffee shop in years now open
January 27, 2014
A new coffee shop is now pouring in North Lawrence, ending a decidedly decaf decade on that side of the river. Owned by four Lawrence residents, the Brewhaus opened this month at 624 N. Second St., next door to the Iwig Dairy Store. By Sara Shepherd
Residents petition for affordable grocery store in former Borders space
January 26, 2014
A resident-led effort has emerged to attract an affordable, full-service grocery store to the former Borders building downtown. The site, 700 New Hampshire St., lies at the center of a federally designated food desert. By Sara Shepherd
Mrs. Mass.: Wild things
January 23, 2014
Lawrence offers a few shops that specialize in vintage ­— or retro — attire. One of the more well-known boutiques is Wild Man Vintage, and rightly so. By Jessica Pauly
Blue Valley career training center inspires Lawrence chamber, school district
January 20, 2014
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce representatives saw a typical afternoon at the Blue Valley school district’s state-of-the-art career training center during a tour envisioned to glean inspiration for their own program and facility in Lawrence. By Sara Shepherd
Business briefcase Jan. 20
January 20, 2014
Kansas University’s School of Business will begin its spring lecture series with a presentation by the chairman, president and CEO of QuikTrip Corporation, Chet Cadieux.
Extra steps to eat: Creating oases in Lawrence’s ‘food desert’ an ongoing challenge
January 20, 2014
At the grocery store, Mary Drouin will probably be in the outermost aisles, selecting the healthiest fresh produce, milk and eggs she can afford. But sticking to her healthy goals is a challenge for Drouin because of where she lives (North Lawrence, which has no supermarket) and how much money she makes (not much). Drouin is one of nearly 18,000 Lawrencians living in a federally designated food desert, four adjacent census tracts that blanket the northeast part of the city. By Sara Shepherd