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Town Talk

LJWorld.com's blog on news and notes from around Lawrence.

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Town Talk: Veggie burger company is little business with big growth
May 23, 2014
The area near 23rd and Haskell is quickly becoming one of the more important food centers in Lawrence, and not just because of the cheap hot dogs in the area’s convenience stores. Just west of the QuikTrip, in a converted machine shop, is the headquarters and production facility for Hilary’s Eat Well, the veggie burger company formed by the owner of the former downtown restaurant Local Burger. Keep an eye on that location because Hilary’s Eat Well is quickly transforming from a little veggie burger company into a full-fledged natural foods company with a national footprint.
Advance voting deadline extended past noon Monday; here’s your guide to Lawrence City Commission primary election
09:05 a.m., February 25, 2013 Updated 12:44 p.m.
Town Talk for Feb. 25, 2013.
Lawrence gathering information about costs to fix taste, odor problems with drinking water
06:08 p.m., December 3, 2012 Updated 08:11 p.m.
Leaders at Lawrence City Hall haven’t forgotten about last summer’s problems with geosmin — a non-toxic but also very non-tasty algae by-product — that created an earthy, musty taste and odor in the city’s drinking water supply, and now they are looking at how much it may cost to fix the problem. By Chad Lawhorn
Town Talk: Honoring firefighters, renovating Dillons
November 27, 2012
Leaders with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department are set to forward a recommendation to city commissioners to use the park at 19th Street and Haskell Avenue to remember area firefighters. The park currently doesn’t have a name but rather is just a bit of an open field with some playground equipment and a basketball goal. By Chad Lawhorn
Town Talk: Dillons on Sixth Street seeking to add drive-thru pharmacy, $1 million worth of improvements; downtown restaurants scramble to pick up breakfast diners; city to contemplate Varsity House
November 19, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: SurePoint Medical signs deal to add 80 new jobs over next three years; city to challenge 2010 Census population count; land transfers including an update on $7M apartment project
November 16, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Land transfers for the weeks ending Nov. 5 and Nov. 12, 2012
November 16, 2012
Land transfers as recorded by the Douglas County Register of Deeds for the weeks ending Nov 5 and 12, 2012.
Town Talk: Soup and sandwich shop opens near Clinton Parkway Hy-Vee; Meritrust Credit Union signs deal for new eastern Lawrence branch; city to host trash can recycling event Friday
November 15, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Two Douglas County sites recommended for National Register of Historic Places
November 14, 2012
The Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review has recommended the B’nai Israel Cemetery near Eudora and the Trail Park and Trail Park DAR Marker near Baldwin City be added to the national register. By Chad Lawhorn
Town Talk: Floor plans taking shape in new rec center design; will sports complex become concert venue?; possible events Rock Chalk Park may try to attract
November 14, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Emptying the notebook before tonight’s rec center hearing; parks and rec maintenance concerns; sales tax dollars and operating costs; and idea of more retail at Sixth and SLT won’t die
November 13, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: City group recommending $75,000 worth of glass artwork for library expansion project; Lawrence Community Shelter working on jobs deal with Berry Plastics
November 12, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Milton’s restaurant set to close later this month; Convention and Visitors Bureau hires new director; opportunities for chocolate today and Sunday
November 9, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: More recreation center talk in advance of tonight’s forum
November 8, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Town Talk: Deal to build 1,000-bedroom apartment complex at Gaslight Village Mobile Home Park falls through; speculation grows Menards looking at site for retail development
November 7, 2012
News and notes from Lawrence and Douglas County.

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