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Visiting Nurses Association celebrates 50 years of serving Douglas County

Since his son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren relocated about six months ago, 71-year-old Jerry Barnes, a lifelong Lawrence resident, doesn’t really have any family in town. “They bought a house and moved down to Jenks, Okla., and poor ol' Grandpa, I'm here all by myself,” he said. ...

LMH Health providing free valet during construction

Construction on the LMH Health Maine Street campus means some patient parking temporarily has been eliminated. To accommodate for that, hospital officials encourage patients to take advantage of valet parking, which is available at both the Maine Street and Arkansas Street entrances to the ...

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Garden Variety: Healthy soil composition key for healthy plants

Building and maintaining healthy soil is one of the most important steps in growing healthy gardens, landscapes and lawns and is often overlooked or considered as an afterthought. And, the best time to build and improve soil is prior to planting, making this late winter-early spring season the ...

Go, See, Do: Lawrence Home Show, seed library and more

At this weekend's Lawrence Home Show, you can fight off the winter blues by getting some ideas for spring landscaping and home improvement projects. For homeowners of all ages, the show will be full of inspiration for all kinds of projects, from the front yard to the back door, said Bobbie ...

Garden Variety: Build a home for feathered friends

Birdhouses are a suitable source of shelter for some bird species to build their nests and raise their young. Building a birdhouse is a fun, simple woodworking project for children and adults, especially as spring approaches. Start with a kit or a plan, find a suitable location, and install the ...

Garden Variety: Winter upkeep key for health of berries

Pruning raspberry and blackberry plants improves fruit yield and quality, makes fruit more accessible for harvest, maintains size of plantings and reduces pest problems. Late winter is an ideal and important time to prune these plants in Kansas. Raspberry and blackberry plants are referred to ...

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Try a classic French soup celebrating seasonal vegetables

Highlighting the fresh flavors of Provencal cuisine, soupe au pistou is a classic French soup composed of seasonal vegetables, creamy white beans and fragrant herbs. Celebrating colorful, early-summer produce, this soup needed to be chock-full of vegetables and simple to prepare. Leeks, green ...

A cookie in a skillet? Sure, you’re skeptical. But try it

A cookie in a skillet? We admit this internet phenom made us skeptical — until we tried it. Unlike making a traditional batch of cookies, this treatment doesn't require scooping, baking and cooling multiple sheets of treats; the whole thing bakes at once in a single skillet. Plus, the hot ...

Cheesy nachos that are sure to get your party started

These nachos are a cinch to make and can turn after-school snack time for a few kids into something of a fiesta. Or double the recipe and use a 13-by-9-inch baking dish, and you'll have enough nachos to really get the party started! If you like your nachos spicy, layer in some drained pickled ...

Morning buns combine richness of croissant with cinnamon bun

Combine the rich layers of a croissant with the sweet swirls of a cinnamon bun and you'll have one of our favorite brunch pastries: morning buns. For a simpler route to a yeasted, croissant-like pastry, we added a packet of yeast to a quick puff pastry dough. We created long, thin pieces of ...

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Healthy Outlook: Free online class teaches ‘science of happiness’

I’ve occasionally considered going back to school to further my education. The problem is that most graduate programs don’t offer classes that I can complete on my own schedule at home in my pajamas, that have only optional assignments and that are completely free — of cost and of ...

Healthy Outlook: Tips to survive a second-shift lifestyle

I’ve spent the past few years working at the Journal-World’s copy desk, meaning I’d head to work in the afternoons and head home around midnight five days a week. Just a couple of short weeks ago, the thought of switching to days as my role with the newspaper shifted into more reporting ...

Healthy Outlook: Look for more education and county news in the Health section

In a somewhat unusual edition of Healthy Outlook, I wanted to give you a heads up about some changes for both the Journal-World as a whole and for the Health section. This past week, I started covering K-12 education and Douglas County government for the newspaper. I’ll still cover health, ...