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Crafting gifts: 4 easy present ideas to make yourself
December 17, 2014
The warmth of a handmade gift goes a long way toward cutting through December’s chill. But what if you’re not particularly crafty or can’t spend a fortune on supplies? Can you still give handmade gifts that your family and friends will treasure?
Off the Beaten Plate: Grilled Glazer at Harolds Fried Chicken & Donuts
December 17, 2014
If you catch a glimpse of the Grilled Glazer from far away, it might appear to be a normal chicken sandwich. Upon closer inspection, though, and it’s pretty clear that this is no ordinary meal.
Family Adventures: Give the gift of cookies every month
December 17, 2014
What to get our grandmothers for Christmas — it’s always a struggle. A few years ago, I hit on a good solution.
On the Cheap: Stuff stockings without unstuffing your wallet
December 17, 2014
With Christmas fast-approaching, your stockings are likely already hung by the chimney with care. Here are some tips to help stuff those stockings on any budget.
Style Scout: Courtney Crouch
December 17, 2014
Tell us a secret: I don’t like bacon.
Style Scout: Kyle Meyers
December 17, 2014
What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? I’d like to see at least one higher-end men’s shop in Lawrence and more jazz music.
Fashion Column Twins: Bundle up with a vest or sweater
December 17, 2014
Winter is upon us, and bundling up is always on my mind. Two pieces to help you layer up and be comfortable are a faux fur vest and turtleneck sweater.
Garden Variety: Bonsai basics
December 17, 2014
Culturing bonsai takes more than a green thumb: The ancient art requires patience, skill and a keen recognition of nature. Bonsai is worth a try (or several), though, as a properly tended specimen will provide its owner with beauty for a hundred years or more.
Fix-It Chick: Replace a tub drain flange
December 17, 2014
Replacing an existing tub drain flange with a new tip-toe or lift-and-turn drain flange is easy, if you can get the old flange to unscrew from the tub drain.
Food stamp dollar-matching program to expand in 2015
December 17, 2014
A pilot program that doubled the spending power of food stamp recipients at Lawrence farmers’ markets had a successful debut and will expand to more markets next year, organizers said Wednesday.
Double Take: Prepare for college applications by preparing for the worst
December 15, 2014
Given the number of high school students I see, I didn’t need a reminder that December is the beginning of college decision season.
Briggs Subaru donated vehicle to Lawrence Humane Society at Saturday adoption event
December 15, 2014
Briggs Subaru surprised Lawrence Humane Society executive director Kate Meghji by donating a vehicle to the organization at an adoption event at the dealership Saturday, Meghji said.
Kansas City Connection: Karaoke and a cup of joe
December 13, 2014
Whenever someone proposes a one-word group activity like trivia, Twister or karaoke, I instantly start refreshing my mental list of excuses. But if I find myself in an agreeable mood and decide to take part, I usually have a great time (except in the case of Twister — that never ends well).
Off the Beaten Plate: Walking Tacos at Henry T’s
December 10, 2014
The “Walking Taco” is all about convenience. Order up a plate of these babies at Henry T’s and forget about the to-go box.
Garden Variety: Topping harmful to trees
December 10, 2014
Tree experts and professional arborists have agreed for decades that the pruning practice known as topping is detrimental to trees, but it continues to happen across the country and right here in Douglas County.
Fix-It Chick: 10 ways to make the holidays a little (or a lot) greener
December 10, 2014
When it comes to holiday traditions, making eco-conscious decisions can help your wallet as well as the environment! Here are some easy ways to make the holiday season a little greener.
Megan on the Move: An escape plan from getting sick
December 10, 2014
Motherhood does not equal martyrdom, and don’t let anyone tell you different.
Cooking From Scratch: Grocery store gifts
December 10, 2014
Black Friday, Cyber Monday ― blech! Call me a Grinch if you want, but I hate the mall. I’d much rather do my holiday shopping at the grocery store.
Style Scout: Eli Allen
December 10, 2014
Fashion trends you love: I’m really into stuff like Rick Owens, goth ninja, drop-crotch sweats and big ol’ parkas. I can never pull it off but I think they’re pretty sweet.
Style Scout: Nici Ashner
December 10, 2014
Fashion trends you love: Velvet thigh-highs are my two favorites this year. Velvet is coming back!

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