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Style Scout: Chris Nicholson
April 10, 2014
Tell us a secret: I am secretly Justin Timberlake’s go-to suit guy!
Style Scout: Vicky Diaz-Camacho
April 10, 2014
Describe your style: It’s probably a mixture of my ’30s inspiration with my ’70s adoration for Stevie Nicks and then modern chic, too. I just mix them together!
Garden Variety: Spring Fair can help you master your garden
April 10, 2014
As Master Gardener Jim Harmon says, the Douglas County Master Gardener Spring Fair “is an excellent educational opportunity for anyone who wants to learn about gardening.”
Fix-It Chick: Install a 3-way switch, Part II
April 10, 2014
When the power source runs directly to a light fixture rather than to its switch, you can wire in a second switch for the light fixture by following these 10 steps.
Spring greens: Six ideas to kick off salad season using fresh ingredients
April 10, 2014
It’s time to dust off those salad tongs and stock up on greens because salad season is here again.
The presidential history of mac and cheese
April 9, 2014
Thomas Jefferson — who would be a youthful 271 years old on April 13 if he were still alive — has plenty of well-known achievements. But my favorite bit of historical trivia about the author of the Declaration of Independence is much more humble: Jefferson was partly responsible for importing the recipe for macaroni and cheese to the United States.
Beyond vegetables: Array of food, other offerings at farmers market opening for the season on Saturday
April 8, 2014
The Lawrence Farmers Market opens for the season on Saturday. It’s easy to pick up everything you need for a whole meal at the market — even the centerpiece. Meet four of the many vendors ready to help set your table. By Sara Shepherd
Kansas City Connection: Movies with local ties front and center at KC Film Fest
April 6, 2014
Given its growth over the past few years, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Kansas City Film Fest eventually became one of the nation’s more popular cinema events. For now, the size is just right — there are plenty of interesting feature films and shorts to choose from, yet the festival is still affordable and accessible to fans of all interest levels.
Behind the Lens: Bringing a constructive approach to photos
April 6, 2014
I often tell people about my reliance on visual devices and creative techniques in constructing my photographs. And, yes, for me, creating a photograph is like a construction site.
Indian tacos raise money, fill bellies at church’s monthly sale
April 3, 2014
Monthly Indian taco sales have been a tradition for more than 30 years at the Lawrence Indian United Methodist Church. Not only do they help the church raise needed funds, they give locals a chance to indulge in an Indian specialty rarely found on restaurant menus. By Sara Shepherd
Packing the perfect picnic basket
April 3, 2014
There is no scientific formula for putting together the perfect picnic basket, but let this list of European goodies from Au Marche, 931 Massachusetts St., spark some creative ideas to fit your tastes. By Nadia Imafidon
Lawrence Libations: New Moon at Encore Cafe
April 3, 2014
No need for any fancy infusions; this exotic lychee fruit libation will satisfy your sweet tooth while getting you that pleasant tipsy you’re looking for.
Mrs. Mass.: At Cindy’s Simple life, expect the unexpected
April 3, 2014
One of the charming aspects of downtown Lawrence is the variety of shops we have sprinkled from Sixth to 12th streets, between Vermont and New Hampshire.
Family Adventures: Gear up for rainy play
April 3, 2014
Kansas weather. Do I need to say anymore? I can’t help it, I have to. As soon as the snow stops, tornado season starts — if the tornadoes even decide to be that courteous — and then it’s going to start raining. I know that we’ll get the customary two weeks of glorious-ness in May, but, in the meantime, what’s a mama who’s ready for some fresh air to do?
Celebrity Fashion Fusion: Looking like Lupita
April 3, 2014
Girls who want a red carpet look like Lupita Nyong’o this prom season need look no further than Weaver’s, 901 Massachusetts St.
The Classic Sartorialist: Spring into a new pair of kicks
April 3, 2014
With spring approaching and the weather warming, it’s finally (hallelujah) time to trade in your boots for some springier footwear. And while boat shoes have been the go-to shoe for most men in recent years, this spring solidly belongs to the classic plimsoll.
Style Scout: Matt Moore
April 3, 2014
Describe your style: Simple and understated. I don’t like wearing clothes with logos on them.
Style Scout: Kaley Cornett
April 3, 2014
Whom do people say you look like? People say I look like Anna Kendrick, and one time I got Lorde. I think it’s the hair!
Garden Variety: Controlling early spring weeds
April 3, 2014
Two specific weeds seem to become nemeses to gardeners first in the growing season: dandelion and henbit. Both, in quantity, produce lush purple or yellow casts to open fields and, at the same, a singular eyesore in our space.
Fix-It Chick: Install a second wall switch
April 3, 2014
The hardest part of installing a second wall switch for an existing light fixture, when the power source connects to the existing switch, is pulling new wires through the wall.