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Lawrence Creates Makerspace Weekly Meetup

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Double Take: Senate bill stands in the way of education
March 3, 2015
This week, Dr. Wes and Kyra discuss the Kansas Senate’s SB 56, which charges with a class B misdemeanor any teacher caught teaching things that lawmakers or parents consider salacious.
Fix-It Chick: How to repair a toilet’s closet flange
March 1, 2015
Beneath the bathroom toilet, covered with a layer of wax, lies one of the more important pieces of the plumbing puzzle: the closet flange.
Behind the Lens: How to survive a court-storming
March 1, 2015
If my calculations are correct, Kansas University men’s basketball opponents are more or less good for about three to four court-stormings a season. I’ve learned a few things about how to protect myself and how to convey the gravity of the moment without getting trampled.
Kansas City Connection: Women artists, puppets and Sporting KC
March 1, 2015
The Epsten Gallery is much smaller and lesser known than institutions like the Nelson-Atkins, Kemper or Nerman museums. But the gallery, located in the center of Overland Park’s Village Shalom assisted living facility, is currently hosting one of the most interesting exhibitions in the city.
Garden Variety: The right way to prune grapevines
February 28, 2015
Just like the informal communication system, the grapevines growing in your backyard can get a little unruly if left to their own devices.
Off the Beaten Plate: Tostada pizza at Minsky’s
February 26, 2015
For this week’s Off the Beaten Plate, we traveled south of the border by way of Italy with Minksy’s tostada pizza.
Style Scout: Kainen Cole Spooner
February 26, 2015
Tattoos or piercings: None, but I have a (silhouette of) a tomahawk branded on my arm.
Style Scout: Holly Cierra-Jewelle Johnston
February 26, 2015
Describe your style: Generally speaking, I’d have to say I’m grandma chic.
Cooking from Scratch: Add some zest to winter with preserved lemons
February 25, 2015
Can I safely assume that everyone is done enjoying winter by now? I’m good with snow and bitter cold until about Valentine’s Day, but after that the cabin fever starts to set in. The view outside my window is gray (again) and everything seems “blah,” even cooking. This can only mean one thing: It’s time to make a big jar of preserved lemons.
Double Take: ‘Relationship’ label requires agreement on behavior
February 24, 2015
Dr. Wes proposes teaching kids from preschool on that “a relationship” isn’t a label but an agreement between two people on how they will behave toward each other. Like any contract, you set your terms so everyone knows what’s to be expected.
Fix-It Chick: Dormant season lawn seeding
February 22, 2015
With winter nearly over and spring just around the corner, the urge to plant grass seed is hard to resist.
Kansas City Connection: A new home for Halls
February 22, 2015
This week, a look at the new Halls department store in Crown Center, and the Kansas City-area chefs and restaurants that are semifinalists for this year’s James Beard awards.
Critter Buzz: Where pets should stay when the owner’s away
February 21, 2015
So, you are going on vacation, but what should you do with your pets while you are away? There are a variety of options for pet owners out there, but it is important to consider the needs of your pet before you decide which type of care will be optimal.
Garden Variety: Spring vegetable seeding and planting calendar
February 21, 2015
Garden centers are starting to gear up for spring, and some of the first things to hit the shelves are seeds and their companion starting kits.
Pregnant runaway dog now safe after community rallies in search for her
04:43 p.m., February 19, 2015 Updated 10:11 p.m.
Thanks to the help of social media, dozens of volunteers and one woman’s keen eye, a pregnant runaway Labrador retriever mix is out of the frigid air and cuddly warm at the Lawrence Humane Society. By Caitlin Doornbos
Off the Beaten Plate: Waffle Benedict at The Waffle Iron
February 19, 2015
If, like me, your everyday breakfast consists of two Eggo waffles hastily eaten on the ride to work, a meal at The Waffle Iron is a particularly special occasion.
Style Scout: Calvionne Rayford
February 19, 2015
Tell us a secret: My dad’s name is Calvin and my mom’s middle name is Yvonne. They put that together to create my name, “Calvionne”!
Style Scout: Jacob Miller
February 19, 2015
Tell us a secret: I got a role in the musical “Flora and the Red Menace” and it’s the dance part. I’m the character that does all the dancing, and basically I have never really danced…
Double Take: PLUS model helps parents respond to teen crises
February 17, 2015
Teens bring many difficult situations into their parents’ lives. The PLUS model, which Dr. Wes and previous co-author Katie Guyot developed, gives parents a formula for how to respond in a helpful way to just about any difficult situation — or at least to not make things worse.
Fix-It Chick: Proper leather care
February 15, 2015
When it comes to caring for leather, knowing what type of leather you have is imperative for proper maintenance.

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