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Bring One Reach One

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Meadowlark Estates, 4430 Bauer Farm Drive, Lawrence, KS

Lawrence Creates Makerspace Weekly Meetup

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Lawrence Creates Makerspace, 9th and New Jersey Street Free

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Healthy snack options on the rise in Lawrence
September 15, 2014
KU Endowment is one of a number of places across Lawrence where the snack offerings go beyond candy bars, chips and soda in an effort to provide employees, and the public, with healthier options. Earlier this year, for instance, Lawrence Parks and Recreation implemented new nutrition standards for its vending and concession offerings, including at the new Sports Pavilion Lawrence, the city’s new recreation center, set to open at Rock Chalk Park next month. At least 50 percent of the drinks and snacks sold at the department’s facilities must be low in fat, sugar and sodium. The city and county recently passed similar standards that will go into effect Jan. 1 at all of their buildings.
Permaculture leader to offer talks, workshop in Lawrence
September 15, 2014
A permaculture expert will be in Lawrence next week to talk about and offer a workshop on the movement.
Kansas City airport officials promise better Wi-Fi
11:37 a.m., September 15, 2014 Updated 12:44 p.m.
Kansas City International Airport officials have heard the complaints from travelers about spotty Wi-Fi service and they say they are working to make it better.
Iwig Dairy rebounding from bankruptcy
10:00 a.m., September 15, 2014 Updated 10:58 a.m.
A northeast Kansas dairy that filed for bankruptcy protection in 2012 is rebounding, with nearly 100 cows currently churning out milk at the farm near Tecumseh.
Kansas City Connection: Lots to do in KC this fall
September 14, 2014
If you ask me, fall is the best time of year to explore Kansas City. In addition to the bright colors and pleasantly cool temperatures, an abundance of festivals, concerts and activities make an autumn visit to KC a must. Here are a few seasonal highlights and ideas for what to check out.
New pastor in Lawrence seeks to bridge divides
September 13, 2014
On a recent Sunday morning, the Rev. Kathy Williams stood at the front of a big, modern church on a hill west of Lawrence, talking about the importance of exploration. By Giles Bruce
Senior nutrition program coming to Lawrence
September 11, 2014
CHAMPSS, the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging’s popular nutrition program, is coming to Lawrence on Oct. 1. Orientations will be held in the auditorium of the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, as well as on Oct. 6 and Oct. 13.
Off the Beaten Plate: Mac N’ Cheese Omelet at Ladybird Diner
September 10, 2014
An omelet stuffed with macaroni and cheese — hey, why the heck not?
Megan on the Move: The wrong Stuff
September 10, 2014
I realized yesterday that all of my shoes are falling apart. At once. No great surprise, as I am not famous for buying expensive clothes, nor am I famous for buying them often. You can take away my woman card now: I hate shopping.
Fix-It Chick: Cut threads with a tap or die
September 10, 2014
Taps and dies are great for cutting new threads or repairing old threads on metals, plastics and other hard materials. Taps cut threads on the inside of holes and dies cut threads on the outside of rods.
Style Scout: Marisa Ford
September 10, 2014
Fashion trends you hate: Micro shorts. Girls aren’t wearing them for fashion.
Style Scout: Chris Ford
September 10, 2014
Describe your style: [My wife says I’m] a very stylish hipster, metrosexual and just always very nice.
Cooking From Scratch: Pavlova a sweet but tricky fall treat
September 10, 2014
Pavlova — a marshmallowy cousin to merengue, reportedly named after a Russian ballerina’s tutu — is often thought of as a summer dessert. Instead, I urge you to consider making pavlova in the fall.
The Fashion Column Twins: Must-have fall shoes
September 10, 2014
We love summer, but we are more than ready to stock up on our fall favorites! We especially love fall style because of the stylish shoe options.
Garden Variety: Re-blooming poinsettias
September 10, 2014
Remember the pretty poinsettia you picked up last winter to make your home or office a little more festive for the holidays? Poinsettias can be kept year-round, but they need a little special treatment in the fall to bloom again.
Tailgating this football season with the whole family
September 10, 2014
Die-hard tailgaters don’t miss an opportunity to get riled up for a game for any reason. Not even having children.
Sit down and savor — first Lawrence Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday
September 10, 2014
Does a sit-down dinner complete with aperitif, appetizer, salad and dessert, all in addition to your entree — seem decadent for an average night out? During the first Lawrence Restaurant Week, that kind of dining experience will suddenly become more accessible.
First-ever Torah scroll written in Lawrence to be started at Sunday ceremony
September 10, 2014
The Jewish community in Lawrence will have a special opportunity to buy a letter in a Torah scroll and see it written at a Torah-writing ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Chabad Center, 1203 W. 19th St.
Delicious/Nutritious: The underappreciated zucchini
September 9, 2014
Zucchini: Ubiquitous in the hotter months, this dark-green vegetable is the very definition of summer squash. Its neutral flavor allows it to be either the star or sidekick in almost any meal, and its moisture content can allow it to show up in the most unexpected of places.
Shoppers line up for opening of NE Kansas Ikea
September 8, 2014
A new Ikea store opens in northeast Kansas on Wednesday, but some shoppers couldn’t wait to get their hands on some of the Swedish furniture company’s products.