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Legendary KU sports photos, portion sizes at new West Lawrence bar and grill
July 16, 2014
The new Legends sports bar and grill serves athlete-sized plates of food under the gaze of Kansas University sports stars from days gone by.
Off the Beaten Plate: Baozi at Oriental Pearl
July 16, 2014
In China people eat these doughy pork-filled steamed buns for breakfast, often carrying out a couple in a paper bag to eat on the run.
On the cheap: Save on back-to-school supplies
July 16, 2014
It seems like school just let out, and already it is time to think about back-to-school sales. How is this possible?
The Fashion Column Twins: Back-to-school style
July 16, 2014
Back to school shopping can be a daunting task because there are so many options out there nowadays, which is why we are going to break down some easy trends that your little ones can incorporate into their back-to-school wardrobes.
Style Scout: Mitchell Wolf
July 16, 2014
Describe your style: I’d say it’s a little bit eccentric. It’s very me. I don’t like to dress like the norm. I’m pretty laid back.
Style Scout: Rachael Hampton
July 16, 2014
Tell us a secret: I like to read vampire romance novels.
Family Adventures: Pool time
July 16, 2014
Forget the “summer learning slide” — my biggest concern these days is the slipping that’s happening to our bedtime.
Fix-It Chick: Install a smarter lockset
July 16, 2014
Installing a Kwikset SmartKey lockset can increase security and save money.
Garden Variety: Ripe for the picking
July 16, 2014
Many fruits and vegetables announce their ripeness with bright colors and bigger sizes, but a few garden favorites like to leave a little more to mystery. While mystique can be good, cutting into an unripe melon is a bit disappointing. Here are a few ways to help with the guessing game of growing melons, winter squash and pumpkins.
Lawrence girl wins chance to dine with Michelle Obama at White House
July 16, 2014
Lawrence’s Jasmy Mavilla, 8, recently was named one of 54 winners of a nationwide contest for children to come up with original, healthy lunch recipes. She will fly to Washington, D.C., with her mother, Sowjanya Seetala, for a Friday dinner with Michelle Obama and fellow winners at the White House.
Bite Sighs: Make cookies out of your favorite pie
July 15, 2014
Greetings, all! Summer is here, bringing with it intense heat and an intense longing to avoid cooking anything more involved than a toaster waffle. While looking for a summer-worthy (read: simple, with minimal stove time) dessert, I stumbled across Arlene Cummings’ recipe for Mini Cannoli Cups.
Caregivers group helps spouses, parents, children through trying times
July 14, 2014
To deal with the emotional roller coaster of his wife’s dementia, Lawrence resident Chuck Kelly has turned to the caregivers support group held twice a month at the Lawrence Senior Center. The group is made up of current and former caregivers who share their experiences about topics like how to take away your loved one’s car keys, pick the right nursing home and deal with loneliness. By Giles Bruce
Faith Forum: What is your opinion on people getting ordained online to perform weddings?
July 13, 2014
Robert Minor, Kansas University religious studies department, and Jeff Barclay, Christ Community Church, answer.
Through the looking glass: the artists behind window displays
July 13, 2014
With a college campus nearby, and some graduates staying put, local businesses are bound to find creative artists to spruce up their storefronts and get noticed from the streets.
Kansas City Connection: Cornering the farmers markets
July 13, 2014
The Kansas City area is filled with a wide variety of farmers markets that are well worth a visit. This week I’d like to take a look at some of the most interesting weekend and weekday markets in the area.
Off the Beaten Plate: Okra Enchiladas at El Potro
July 10, 2014
Okra in an enchilada — something different under all that cheese.
Strategizing for the Sidewalk Sale
July 9, 2014
The 55th annual Sidewalk Sale is on July 17 this year, and those who are familiar know that it’s “sun-up to sundown” affair that requires a bit of strategizing. With the help from director of Downtown Lawrence, Inc., Sally Zogry, here is a breakdown of the five-block territory to make sure shoppers know where to search, where to break and how to make the most out of the occasion.
Master craftsman: Ted’s Taphouse embraces craft beer movement
July 9, 2014
Ted’s Taphouse, 1004 Massachusetts St., is Lawrence’s only craft-beer-exclusive hang out spot, and big contributing factor to the craft beer movement in Lawrence.
Cooking from Scratch: Ice cream without the ice cream maker
July 9, 2014
Until a few years ago, our little family didn’t have an ice cream maker. Fortunately, if you’re in the same boat, there are still several options for homemade frozen treats. One of those options is semifreddo.
The Fashion Column Twins: Style for sale
July 9, 2014
The famous “sunup to sundown” Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale is right around the corner, and we’re ready to take advantage of some amazing deals.