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Lawrence City Commission agenda for Oct. 7 meeting
October 3, 2014
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall.
City to host grand opening for Rock Chalk Park recreation center on Sunday
October 3, 2014
City officials will host a grand opening celebration at the recreation center — its official name is Sports Pavilion Lawrence — from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
On the Cheap: Cut-rate costumes
October 1, 2014
October has arrived, and Halloween season has arrived with it. I’m not a fan of haunted houses and scary movies, but it’s hard to not love a holiday based around costumes and candy. Finding the perfect Halloween costume can be pricey, but fear not — I have some tips to help you do Halloween costume shopping on the cheap.
Fashion Column Twins: How to wear floral prints this fall
October 1, 2014
There are so many great trends to wear this season, but one of our favorites that has become quite popular is the fall floral trend.
Family Adventures: Down on the farm
October 1, 2014
A good food educational opportunity for kids will be this weekend’s Kaw Valley Farm Tour,
Fix-It Chick: Repair a yard hydrant
October 1, 2014
A frost-proof yard hydrant is the modern version of an outdoor pitcher pump. These bright colored water spigots are common on farms and large city lots.
Style Scout: Kristie Bowen
October 1, 2014
Tell us a secret: I can hold a Skittle in my dimples!
Style Scout: Kareem Wall
October 1, 2014
Fashion trends you hate: I guess I can’t stand jean shorts. Personally, I just like to keep it classy. I like dress pants, dress shirts and a tie so I can call it a day.
Garden Variety: Bringing the garden indoors
October 1, 2014
As the days grow shorter and the nights grow cooler, I am reminded that soon the only gardening I will be doing will involve the array of tropical plants that brighten the inside of my home.
German delegation in Lawrence to celebrate 25th anniversary of Sister Cities program
October 1, 2014
A delegation of about 20 leaders from Eutin, Germany will be in Lawrence this week to take part in festivities ranging from the arts, culture and banquets to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Eutin and Lawrence’s Sister Cities relationship. By Chad Lawhorn
Police looking for man who allegedly attacked, attempted to sexually assault woman walking downtown
September 30, 2014
Police are looking for a man who allegedly attacked and tried to sexually assault a woman walking downtown this weekend.
Business briefcase for Sept. 29
September 28, 2014
Lawrence-based Keller & Associates has merged with Kansas City’s David Craig & Company. The new real estate appraising and consulting firm will go by Keller, Craig & Company.
How to help: Volunteer opportunities for Sept. 29
September 28, 2014
Kids Voting of Douglas County is dedicated to educating grades K-12 about the rights, responsibilities and mechanics of participating in an election by providing students an authentic voting experience at voting stations throughout Douglas County. Volunteers are needed to staff the 24 voting stations during the afternoon on Election Day, Nov 4.
2014 ExCEL Award winners announced
September 28, 2014
Two Kansas University seniors received the 24th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards during halftime of the KU-Texas homecoming football game Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Strip-club raid shadows Kansas governor’s race
September 28, 2014
After weeks of giving Republican Gov. Sam Brownback a strong challenge in GOP-leaning Kansas, his Democratic challenger is on the defensive over disclosures that he was inside a strip club during a 1998 meth raid and an officer reported finding him in a dark back room with a nearly naked woman.
Firefighters investigating suspicious fire in southeast Lawrence
08:12 a.m., September 28, 2014 Updated 11:01 a.m.
Firefighters are investigating a suspicious fire in southeast Lawrence on Sunday morning.
Tegan and Sara celebrate 10 years since their first walk with the ghost
September 27, 2014
In September, Tegan and Sara celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their fourth album and commercial breakthrough, “So Jealous.” Before Tegan and Sara share the Liberty Hall stage on Wednesday, Tegan shares her thoughts on the major changes they’ve witnessed in the past decade,
Lawhorn’s Lawence: Scanners and flippers at the library’s book sale
September 27, 2014
In order to shop at the library’s book sale during its opening day, you must be a member of the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library organization. The group has some enthusiastic members because the doors to the sale did not open until 5 p.m., but people started lining up at 3:30 p.m By Chad Lawhorn
Chamber throws its support behind proposed sales tax for police headquarters
September 26, 2014
The Lawrence chamber of commerce is urging voters to approve a new sales tax that would fund a nearly $28 million police headquarters facility. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence Municipal Court has two days worth of mail stolen
September 26, 2014
People who have sent in checks to pay parking tickets, speeding violations or other fines to Lawrence Municipal Court are being urged keep a close eye on their bank accounts after the court had two days worth of mail stolen recently. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence chamber endorses police headquarters, sales tax
September 26, 2014
The board of the Lawrence chamber of commerce voted unanimously to support a sales tax increase for a new police headquarters, the group announced Friday.
Lawrence touts benefits of proposed police headquarters project at forum
September 25, 2014
City officials got back on message Thursday night, telling a crowd of about 20 people how cramped and outdated facilities spread all over town are hurting the efficiency of the Lawrence Police Department. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence Bank to change name to Great American Bank as part of deal
September 25, 2014
Lawrence Bank is changing its name to Great American Bank as part of a deal that combines the assets of the bank with De Soto-based Great American Bank. The name change will take place Sept. 30. By Chad Lawhorn
Home Style: Be my guest
September 24, 2014
Opening your home to visiting family and friends is a hospitable gesture that saves your guests the expense of staying at a hotel. But ensuring the space you provide guests is welcoming, comfortable and convenient takes forethought and little bit of effort.
Garden mixology: Incorporate fresh flavors into your drinks
September 24, 2014
Skip the morning orange juice for a specialty creation of your own using fruits, vegetables and herbs. Tweak some classic cocktails with seasonal fare straight from the garden. Make your own juices, mocktails and cocktails with some help from a local juicer and local bartenders who serve garden drinks at their own businesses.
Style Scout: Charles Rice-Davis
September 24, 2014
Fashion trends you hate: I don’t always like the super-slim-fit cut suits. Sometimes you have grown men looking like little kids in them.
Style Scout: Jess Harman
September 24, 2014
Tattoos or piercings: I have a tattoo of a woman’s head who I have named Lady Jane.
Cooking from Scratch: Risotto not as hard to make as you think
September 24, 2014
Risotto is my therapy, the ultimate antidote to a bad day at the office.
Fix-It Chick: 10 projects to get your home ready for fall
September 24, 2014
Fall is the perfect time to check off several items on your home maintenance list.
Garden Variety: Upcoming Farm Tour highlights local agriculture
September 24, 2014
Even the most dedicated gardeners need a break from the garden once in awhile, and the upcoming Kaw Valley Farm Tour offers the perfect opportunity to see what else is growing in the area.