New downtown shop selling gems, minerals sourced from around the world
January 20, 2014
Tucked inside a humble space downtown are enough gems and minerals to give the illusion of stepping into a cave rich with geological diversity. By Stephen Montemayor
Lawrence Memorial Hospital endowment reports success
January 16, 2014
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Endowment Association had a successful past year, its director said this week. By Giles Bruce
Mrs. Mass.: Burgers on tap
January 16, 2014
A really great pub can be difficult to find. A pub should serve delicious food, have good service and make for a memorable night. You should be able to grab a table and carry on a conversation. These are the kinds of details that can make or break a pub. Fortunately for us, there’s a place in Lawrence that seems to get everything right: Dempsey’s Burger Pub.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital concerned about numbers of insured under ACA
January 15, 2014
Lawrence Memorial Hospital continues to deal with the fallout from health care reform. CEO Gene Meyer said Wednesday he is concerned that the Affordable Care Act, the 2010 law often known as Obamacare, won’t provide insurance to as many Americans as was first projected, when hospitals in the U.S. agreed to significant reductions in their Medicare reimbursements. By Giles Bruce
Business briefcase Jan. 13
January 13, 2014
Lawrence & Topeka Roofing, along with sister companies Wichita Roofing & Remodeling and Salina Roofing, has changed its name to Eaton Roofing & Exteriors.
Tunnel project aims to help farmers lasso economic potential of specialty crops
January 13, 2014
The Kansas Rural Center this month announced the creation of its Tunnel to Table project, funded by a Specialty Crop Block Grant from the Kansas Department of Agriculture. With workshops kicking off in spring, the project aims to provide information and networking for Kansas farmers considering or already growing specialty crops in polytunnels. By Sara Shepherd
Mrs. Mass.: Brits is royally good
January 9, 2014
It takes no stretch of the imagination to see how British culture has had an effect on American culture. Have you heard of the shows “Downton Abbey” and “Doctor Who”? Or perhaps that little group called The Beatles rings a bell?
Topeka’s first flight to Chicago lifting off as planned despite winter storm
January 6, 2014
Despite the winter storm that blasted Chicago over the weekend and continuing subzero temperatures, Topeka Regional Airport’s inaugural flight to the Windy City will take off as planned Tuesday. By Sara Shepherd
Longtime auto dealer Dale Willey retires
January 6, 2014
The name remains, but Dale Willey has handed over the keys to Lawrence’s Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealership after a 43-year ride. By Scott Rothschild
Proposal would require weekly reports to police from pawnbrokers, precious metal dealers
January 6, 2014
Lawrence pawnbrokers and precious metal dealers will be required to submit records of received property to police each week via a designated website if a proposed ordinance is approved. By Sara Shepherd
New Year’s baby came earlier than expected
January 2, 2014
Carrie Johnson and Jesus Chacon didn’t plan to have their new baby right after New Year’s. But little Canela had other plans. By Giles Bruce
Mrs. Mass.: Peak performance
January 2, 2014
To say it can be difficult to make exercise a daily/weekly/fill-in-the-blank habit is an understatement, but there are certainly a few places around town that make this lifestyle change a little easier on us. One of these places is The Summit.
Fly Topeka? Lawrence residents soon will have two nearby options for travel
December 29, 2013
Need to fly to Chicago or beyond? Lawrence residents soon will have an alternative to Kansas City International Airport: Topeka Regional Airport. Locals say convenience of the smaller airport is enticing but — being roughly halfway between the two — choosing Topeka over Kansas City will come down to whether flight times fit with their travel plans. By Sara Shepherd
Business briefcase Dec. 23
December 23, 2013
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department made its Tom Wilkerson Awards on Dec. 13 to recognize groups or individuals for their teamwork.
Lawrence businesses say it’s been a good holiday shopping season
December 23, 2013
About 10 percent of you will still be shopping for gifts on Tuesday (yep, that’s Christmas Eve), a National Retail Federation holiday survey estimates. As for the rest of us, local retailers can tell we’ve been checking off our lists. Businesses in downtown Lawrence, the city’s local retail hub, say it’s been a good season. By Sara Shepherd
Lawrence manufacturer cited for health and safety violations
December 18, 2013
A local manufacturer has been cited for several violations after federal inspectors say they identified numerous health and safety risks at the plant in East Lawrence. By Giles Bruce
New downtown tea bar brings mellow mood to former convenience shop
December 16, 2013
Mellow music playing on a stereo inside ManaBar Artesian Teas, 1111 Massachusetts St., greets customers at the two-month-old store, opened in the former location of Curry In A Hurry.
Business briefcase Dec. 16
December 16, 2013
Bartlett & West have announced the addition of Jeff Risley as a business development leader for the firm’s Facility and Site Division.
Strong Antiques still tallying damage from crash
December 14, 2013
A week after a car crashed into a concrete sidewalk planter and sent debris flying through the facade of Strong’s Antiques on Massachusetts Street, damage estimates are only beginning to come in. By Elliot Hughes