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38th Richland Homecoming Basket Dinner

12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Richland American Legion

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Off the Beaten Plate: Sausage Pie at Daylight Donuts
August 27, 2014
Kind of like a jelly doughnut’s strange, savory cousin.
Local Finds: Cool Clocks
August 27, 2014
Turn back the hands of time with these cool clocks from Lawrence stores, all vintage or made with repurposed materials.
Style Scout: Emma Bayless
August 27, 2014
Tell us a secret: I’ve watched “The Notebook” every day for the last 10 days. Sometimes twice a day… Embarrassing!
Style Scout: Cameron Gentry Iturri-Carpenter
August 27, 2014
What would you like to see more or less of in Lawrence? More murals and beautiful art on the side of buildings.
The Fashion Column Twins: Fall denim preview
August 27, 2014
Fall is all about the denim. Everyone should have a great assortment of denim for building a stylish fall wardrobe. It’s usually the foundation to any outfit, so you’re going to need options.
Cooking From Scratch: Preserving tomatoes
August 27, 2014
A jar of preserved tomatoes is a wondrous thing. It carries the overabundance of summer into winter, and with a few tucked away in your pantry you can have a homemade dinner on the table in the time it takes to cook spaghetti.
Fix-It Chick: Replace a Delta Monitor shower cartridge
August 27, 2014
Replacing the cartridge on your Delta Monitor single handle shower faucet is a simple and affordable way to eliminate annoying leaks, drips and a host of other problems.
Garden Variety: The root of the problem
August 27, 2014
When tree roots push above the soil surface, they can make it difficult to maintain a lawn or other groundcover. But chopping them out, piling mounds of soil over them, or shaving off the tops of the roots can impair the livelihood of the tree. To get trees and lawns (or other plants) to coexist, the best solution is to understand what is causing the problem in the first place.
Megan on the Move: Learning to let it go
August 27, 2014
“There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.” — Miguel Ruiz
Home Style: Getting your decor in touch with nature
August 27, 2014
Here’s a simple home-decorating plan: Spend a lot of time outdoors, connect with your surrounding by noticing and collecting natural pieces along the way, arrange those items around your home in a way that feels good.
Bite Sighs: Apple oatmeal bread worth your time
August 27, 2014
Bread-making is, truth be told, a little time consuming. It can also be tricky if you don’t pay attention to what your hands are telling you. On the other hand, the amazing smell (and taste) of freshly-baked bread makes almost any amount of effort worth it.
Pool to host dogs, owners at ‘Pooch Plunge’ next week
August 25, 2014
The Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Kentucky St., will close for the season after hosting the 12th annual Pooch Plunge next week. The event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, and will give local dogs the chance to go for a swim before the pool is drained. All dogs must have proof of current vaccinations the day of the event, and must remain supervised by owners at all times.
The Dinner Party Project: Bringing art to the table
August 24, 2014
Local artist Emily Kate Johnson caters more than just the food at her dinner party events — she also caters artwork, serving up conversations with and about artists along with fine dining.
Kansas City Connection: Bakeries for any diet, and the return of Irish Fest
August 24, 2014
While more and more restaurants are offering gluten-free options and low-carb alternatives to bread, pastries and baked goods, I can’t seem to get enough of the stuff.
Lawrence wedding showcase inspires brides-to-be
August 23, 2014
It was gowns, gals, and goodies galore at Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. 6th St., as brides-to-be meandered among regional vendors Saturday, collecting ideas for their upcoming nuptials.
KU coffee shops going local with rebranding
August 22, 2014
Coffee drinkers on the Kansas University campus will soon be seeing a lot of airplanes. KU is rebranding its various coffee shops and stations to highlight their affiliation with a Kansas City, Mo., based coffee company that air-roasts its own beans and features a vintage propeller plane in its logo. By Sara Shepherd
Five ways to keep your pets cool in the heat
August 21, 2014
Staying cool amid 90-degree days can be hard enough for humans, but imagine what it’s like for your furry pet.
Mad for midcentury modern: the retro room makeover
August 20, 2014
Characterized by simplicity, clean lines and sleek form, midcentury modern is considered the edited interior design style; its key motto is “less is more.” Here is some decorating advice from some experts of the style.
Off the Beaten Plate: Thousand year egg at Panda and Plum Garden
August 20, 2014
This Chinese treat looks like a 1,000-year-old hard-boiled egg. It doesn’t taste THAT old — but it sure doesn’t taste new.
Critter Buzz: The dreaded nail trim
August 20, 2014
Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of pet owners more than THE DREADED NAIL TRIM. It is a necessary but often terrifying event in which both pet and owner wage a battle of wills that frequently results in hurt feelings, wounded pride and physical trauma.