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Style Scout: Chance Phillippe
October 29, 2014
Whom do people say you look like? I get Justin Bieber all the time and that gets annoying!
Garden Variety: 7 uses for the overlooked acorn
October 29, 2014
Ask a forester what tree to plant for strength, pest resistance and versatility, and the answer will almost always be an oak. Yes, they produce acorns, but in the spirit of making lemonade from lemons, plant the oak anyway. When the acorns arrive in autumn seasons to come, try these overlooked uses to make the nuts a little less of a nuisance.
Fix-It Chick: Control boxelder bugs
October 29, 2014
Boxelder bugs, sometimes mistakenly referred to as stink bugs, are considered nuisance bugs by their sheer number alone. Boxelder bugs seldom cause damage to plants or property, but they can stain fabric and carpets during more active times. Prevention, rather than elimination, is the best way to control boxelder bugs.
Kansas City Connection: Halloween happenings in KC
October 25, 2014
Halloween is on a Friday this year, something that hasn’t happened since 2008 and 2003 — years in which I threw parties where my guests and I consumed cigarettes, pumpkin ales and peanut butter cups until we probably looked like prematurely rotted jack-o’-lanterns. I’m a more relaxed, health-conscious family man these days, so this column will include a mix of family events as well as a few slightly more debaucherous options.
Osher Institute has a lot to offer lifelong learners
October 25, 2014
Lawrence-area residents have a chance to continue learning well into their twilight years thanks to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Kansas University. The center offers short university-quality classes on a variety of subjects to expand people’s knowledge no matter their age. By Giles Bruce
Medicare open-enrollment period leaves seniors with a lot of choices
October 25, 2014
It’s Medicare enrollment time, which means area seniors have a lot to think about.
9 ways for Lawrence seniors to have a healthy winter
October 25, 2014
The Journal-World recently spoke with Lawrence Memorial Hospital community educators Aynsley Anderson and John Drees to get their advice on how area seniors can have a healthy winter. Here are some tips they gave.
Trees lost outpace trees planted at KU; effort aims to bridge gap
October 24, 2014
A Chinese proverb on the Replant Mount Oread website says: “The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” When it comes to trees, Kansas University is playing catch-up. By Sara Shepherd
Garden Variety: Easy-to-grow sweet potatoes
October 23, 2014
Lawrence area educators, farmers and businesses are teaming up to celebrate a vegetable worthy of a month-long party: the sweet potato.
Style Scout: Graham Hosking
October 23, 2014
Describe your style: I like to be colorful and I don’t care what anyone thinks. Also, I don’t usually match! I just do whatever.
Style Scout: Amy Santoferraro
October 23, 2014
Describe your style: My friends have noted that I look like a playground.
Fashion Column Twins: Comfortable fall looks
October 23, 2014
As the weather outside gets cooler, one thing comes to mind: comfort. There is nothing better than curling up with a warm blanket on a cool fall day, right? So who wants to be in something uncomfortable and cold? Not me!
Critter Buzz: Holidays pose dangers to pets
October 23, 2014
It’s the start of the holiday season — the time we get out our decorations and prepare for great merriment and frivolity. Whether it be the sugar rush of Halloween, the excess of food at our Thanksgiving meals or all of the sparkle and beauty of the Christmas tree, the holidays can spell trouble for our animal companions.
Cooking from Scratch: Easy popcorn balls a treat from Halloweens past
October 23, 2014
These really are, as the recipe card my mom read to me over the phone proclaims, “Easy Popcorn Balls.”
Fix-It Chick: Repair damaged stucco
October 23, 2014
Repairing large sections of damaged stucco is a time-consuming multistep process. With the right tools and some due diligence, the “hole” problem can be easily cured.
Megan on the Move: A working relationship
October 23, 2014
You hear people say all the time that marriage is “work” and that you have to “take time for date night” and all that business. And it seemed to me that if you are manufacturing time to go on dates or working at loving your spouse or penciling in romance, the whole thing is a lost game before it even started.
Off the Beaten Plate: Korean BBQ Short Rib Tacos at Quinton’s Bar & Deli
October 23, 2014
What started as a temporary addition to the menu has now earned a permanent spot at Quinton’s: The Korean BBQ Short Rib Tacos.
Bite Sighs: Midnight madness pumpkin pie
October 21, 2014
The season of pumpkin spice everything is here.
Behind the Lens: Journal-World photographer recalls Royals’ 1985 World Series run
October 21, 2014
Not long after Journal-World photographer Mike Yoder started work at the newspaper, the photo staff covered the Kansas City Royals in the 1985 playoffs and the World Series. Yoder shares his images and memories from that postseason run.
Kansas City Connection: Where to revel in the Royals
October 20, 2014
With standing-room-only tickets to the World Series home games going for upward of $700, your best bet for soaking up the championship atmosphere in Kansas City this week is a bar, restaurant or watch party.