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Off the Beaten Plate: Barbequed Egg Rolls at Bigg’s
July 23, 2014
Every barbecue restaurant serves a pulled pork sandwich. Not every barbecue restaurant has this. By Sara Shepherd
Off the Beaten Buy: Dog Casino Interactive Game
July 23, 2014
It’s not exactly dogs playing poker, but now dogs have the opportunity to try their hand (or paw, rather) at a little gambling.
Garden Variety: Plants to avoid if you have pets
July 23, 2014
Are pets and plants compatible? They can be, but plant lovers who also care for cats and dogs should be aware of the risks of keeping both in the same household.
Critter Buzz: Pets and vets go hand in paw
July 23, 2014
Those of us working in animal sheltering are frequently asked how we can bear to do our jobs when faced with staggering odds and numbers that just don’t seem to be in our favor.
Fashion Column Twins: Fashion for fido
July 23, 2014
Here are some cute finds for your dog that will keep them seriously stylish this summer.
Style Scout: Jenny Parker
July 23, 2014
Fashion trends you love: I like the high-wasted thing and the bohemian type of feel because it goes with my current style now.
Style Scout: Tristin Hogan
July 23, 2014
Tell us a secret: Ever since I watched the movie “Congo,” I’m afraid of gorillas.
Fix-It Chick: Build a French drain
July 23, 2014
French drains are named after Harold French, the Massachusetts farmer who invented them. They are basically channels filled with gravel that direct water down and away from your home and property. Installing a French drain can be back-breaking work, but it is a relatively easy fix to a soggy problem.
Cooking from Scratch: Cherry-infused rye whiskey for Christmas
July 23, 2014
Infused liquor is one of the simplest at-home preserving projects there is. While you can always get fancier, at heart it requires only four ingredients ― strong alcohol, some fruit, a little sugar and several months of time.
Megan on the Move: Does everyone feel like a fraud or is it just me?
July 23, 2014
It’s a funny thing, not growing up in Lawrence but feeling like a townie.
Pet proofing your home
July 23, 2014
Whether it’s keeping them safe or making them feel comfortable in the home, Kemberling and other local pet experts share some helpful guidelines for pet-proofing the house for your new companion.
Blackberry pie like Grandma used to make
July 22, 2014
When attending a wedding, it is normally customary to RSVP, choose an outfit, talk the hubby into a tie. But recently, my wedding prep became RSVP, choose an outfit, bake a pie. Actually, two pies.
Wheat harvest 95 percent finished
July 22, 2014
The 2014 Kansas wheat harvest is finally almost over. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 95 percent of the wheat is now in the bin. Usually by this late in the year, all the wheat has been cut.
Act of vandalism totals Douglas County Senior Meals vehicle
July 21, 2014
Douglas County Senior Meals is down a vehicle after an act of vandalism earlier this month totaled a Subaru Outback the program used to deliver meals to local seniors. By Giles Bruce
Meal delivery programs serve hundreds of local homebound residents
July 21, 2014
Kristie Bowen, of Lawrence, is one of dozens of volunteers for Douglas County’s two programs that deliver meals to homebound residents: Douglas County Senior Meals and Lawrence Meals on Wheels. The latter serves residents 60 and older with normal diets, while the latter delivers meals to people of all ages and those with dietary restrictions. By Giles Bruce
Ancient packrat nests crammed with clues about climate change
July 20, 2014
Packrats — pests or preservationists? That depends. Modern packrats have a reputation for ruining car engines and invading attics with nests they cram with debris. But Kansas University researchers have found nests of their ancient kin to be a powerful tool for studying climate change’s effect on plants. By Sara Shepherd
Stripper-turned-author coming to Signs of Life
July 20, 2014
Louis Agnello, the author behind the spiritual thriller “The Devil’s Glove,” will share insight into his “PG-13-rated morality tale” at a book signing at Signs of Life this week.
Kansas City Connection: A new bakery, and a matter of records
July 20, 2014
This week, Kansas City Connection recommends a delicious new bakery and a vinyl record store that’s practically a museum.
Behind the Lens: Turn your camera into a time machine
July 20, 2014
Time-lapse photography consists of making a series of still or video images of a subject at variable times and over an extended period. When you combine the images later in a linear format and view them back at a faster speed, the passage of time is compressed.
Faith Forum: What is the significance of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan?
July 19, 2014
Moussa Elbayoumy, Islamic Center of Lawrence, and Nader Hakim, Muslim Students Association at Kansas University, answer.

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