Organizers say Lawrence Restaurant Week will return for a second year
September 22, 2014
The first Lawrence Restaurant Week went well enough that organizers say they “definitely” want to repeat it next year. By Sara Shepherd
For Jewish KU students, local Rosh Hashana celebrations make Lawrence feel like home
September 21, 2014
KU’s roughly 2,000 Jewish students, as well as as the Jewish community in Lawrence as a whole, will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate Rosh Hashana later this week. KU Chabad, KU Hillel and the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation are all having activities to kick off the Jewish new year, which is Thursday. By Giles Bruce
Lawrence Justice Ministry to begin citywide listening process Monday
September 21, 2014
The Lawrence Justice Ministry will kick off a six-month listening process Monday that will consist of small-group meetings in people’s homes, as well of canvassing of neighborhoods, to pinpoint which social-justice issues the group should work to solve. The ministry hopes to hear from at least 1,500 residents. By Giles Bruce
Kansas City Connection: Plains Indians come to the Nelson, and get your fill of apple cider
September 21, 2014
If you’re driving around the Plaza or the Volker neighborhoods of Kansas City and see several giant teepees, don’t worry — you’re not hallucinating. The temporary teepees are in place to promote Nelson-Atkins Museum’s newly opened exhibit, “Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky,” which runs through Jan. 11, 2015.
Turn your bedroom into a sanctuary
September 17, 2014
It’s important to have a personal space to unwind that’s away from the rest of the world. That place should be your bedroom, said Dana Niemack, a feng shui interior designer.
Off the Beaten Plate: Woo Burger at West Coast Saloon
September 17, 2014
Lawrencians have loved the Woo Burger since West Coast started serving it in the late 1980s.
Fix-It Chick: Remove textured ‘popcorn’ ceilings
September 17, 2014
Removing textured “popcorn” ceilings is a time-consuming and messy task, but with a lot of elbow grease, smooth ceilings are within reach.
Garden Variety: Upcoming seminars on permaculture
September 17, 2014
Gardeners, wannabe gardeners and anyone else interested in the relationship among plants, humans and the environment should consider attending one of three upcoming seminars sponsored by the local nonprofit Sustainability Action Network.
Family Adventures: Drawn together
September 17, 2014
Despite the fact that Sweet Husband and I are two make-it-with-your-hands kind of people, we rarely have “art time” with the Kid. It’s not for lack of desire. (I happen to think that coloring with crayons is one of the most relaxing activities on the planet.) It’s just one of those things we forget to think of in the mish-mush of two jobs and a pre-schooler.
Critter Buzz: Nutrition for your pet should be easy… right?
September 17, 2014
Since pets eat pre-prepared kibble, it would seem that making a decision about what food to feed your pet would be easy, right? Actually with all of the foods out there to choose from and the fact that even pet foods are subject to nutrition fads, choosing a food for your pet can still be a confusing.
Fashion Column Twins: How to style a black midi skirt
September 17, 2014
The black midi skirt is one of our favorite styles because it’s versatile enough to pair it with many different pieces in your wardrobe.
Style Scout: Taylor Hinderer
September 17, 2014
Tell us a secret: My favorite thing to do is lying in bed watching Netflix and eating tacos.
Style Scout: Aaron Fitzgerald
September 17, 2014
Describe your style: I try to do timeless pieces that I can wear over and over again like lots of vintage Polos and stuff like that.
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.