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Style Scout: Nici Ashner
December 10, 2014
Fashion trends you love: Velvet thigh-highs are my two favorites this year. Velvet is coming back!
Delicious/Nutritious: Ginger a healthy, tasty treat
December 9, 2014
Ginger is a spicy root that is small but mighty — not just in size but in both flavor and health benefits.
Double Take: Respect students’ communication boundaries
December 8, 2014
When your child goes off to college or moves out, all communication needn’t be limited to a monthly phone call or email. However, you must strike a fine balance for these interactions and the form they take.
TV options abound for cord-cutters, old-school and newfangled alike
09:52 p.m., December 7, 2014 Updated 09:23 a.m.
If you’re a serious sports watcher, awards-show junkie or don’t like the idea of life without live-tweeting The Bachelor, probably nothing but cable and satellite TV subscriptions will do. But cord-cutters are relying on an ever-increasing array of products and services to keep their TV screens flickering. Here’s a roundup of some of the most popular: By Sara Shepherd
Lawrence has few emergency veterinary resources for after-hours care
December 7, 2014
While Lawrence is stocked with about nine different veterinary clinics, just three veterinary clinics in Lawrence to offer after-hours care, representatives of the clinics said. Veterinarian Dr. Christi Jarrett said that there is “absolutely a need” for an all day and night, full service veterinary hospital in Lawrence. That’s because just like humans, animals in medical situations that warrant immediate care need an emergency room setting with specialized doctors accustomed to treating urgent patients.
Behind the Lens: Gifts for photographers
December 7, 2014
For those of you searching out gift ideas for your photographer spouse, friend or for your “selfie,” here are a few stocking-stuffer ideas.
Kansas City Connection: All aboard for holiday activities
December 7, 2014
Kansas City’s Union Station is staying busy in its centennial year, and December alone is full of enough events and activities to fill an entire column. Instead, let’s focus on just a few of this month’s holiday highlights.
Family Adventures: Counting down the holidays with fun activities
December 3, 2014
I have a thing for advent calendars. I love the idea of counting down to anything, really, but — as I’m Clark Griswold-y about Christmas — it tends to be worse around the holidays.
Fashion Column Twins: Stay chic in cold weather
December 3, 2014
Looks that are easy to throw together and will keep you warm and stylish all season.
Fix-It Chick: How to wield a power drill
December 3, 2014
Electric or cordless power drills are arguably the most widely used power tool around. Seemingly a simple tool to use, there are a few tricks that can make your power drill experience a little more pleasant.
Garden Variety: 10 creative gift ideas for the gardener in your life
December 3, 2014
If you have a gardener to shop for this holiday season, there are many more creative options than the amaryllis bulb gift sets and windowsill herb planters available at many mass retailers. Here are the top 10 ideas to score big with a gardener.
On the Cheap: Creative holiday gifts for less
December 3, 2014
Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us, and with it comes lots and lots of shopping. When you buy a gift at a downtown retailer you are likely to find something more unique so your gift will stand out among the others, a factor that in itself is priceless. Here are some tips I use to save money on unique holiday gifts.
Style Scout: Sharyn Harley
December 3, 2014
Fashion influences: It’s really bad but I love Free People. It’s my major weakness!
Style Scout: Cyrus Hodgson
December 3, 2014
Tell us a secret: The most expensive thing I ever bought was a pair of $400 Visvim Virgil boots. They originally retailed for $1,200.
Second dog confirmed dead following Lawrence kennel fire; owner describes horror of finding out
December 2, 2014
Nancy Hause, of Lawrence, was horrified when she went to pick up her dogs, Zebulon and Bentley, from their boarder, Christal K-9, after she returned home from visiting family in Missouri for Thanksgiving. She pulled up to the building at 3115 W. Sixth St. around 2 p.m. Saturday to find the business charred, with no sign in sight of where her beloved pets might be. By Caitlin Doornbos
KU professor emerita continues broadening horizons with Italian culture
December 2, 2014
Jan Kozma is a self-described “stickler” when it comes to Italian grammar. Yet when she reflects on her more than 37 years of teaching Italian, parts of speech and sentence diagrams don’t stand out as the most memorable. “You teach to broaden their horizons and to open a world to them,” Kozma said. “You could really change lives, and that’s been just wonderful.” Kozma continues broadening horizons in retirement by giving lectures on Italian culture. By Sara Shepherd
Double Take: Work toward forgiveness in relationships
December 1, 2014
Working toward forgiveness is important in moving past any injustice. It may take many years if the injustice is grave, but ultimately forgiveness means letting go of the pain and sadness associated with the relationship and starting anew.
Off the Beaten Plate: Pumpkin Curry at Baan Thai
December 1, 2014
With Thanksgiving officially over and next month’s holiday feasts on their way, pumpkin heyday is in full swing. For those who can’t get enough of the festive vegetable, might we suggest something a little out of the ordinary: pumpkin curry at Baan Thai.
Volunteers craft works of art with gingerbread
November 29, 2014
Next weekend, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County will host its 20th annual Gingerbread Festival and Auction. More than 100 gingerbread houses, created by both adult and children volunteers, will be on display from Dec. 4 to Dec. 7.
Kansas City Connection: Art, shopping and shows
November 29, 2014
Now that it’s almost December, the holiday events are in full swing, though there’s still plenty of non-Christmas-related events to check out in Kansas City as well.