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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.
Mrs. Mass.: Tips for the Sidewalk Sale
July 9, 2014
It’s practically an annual holiday in Lawrence. With downtown Lawrence abuzz before the sun rises, you know something good is going on.
Fix-It Chick: Waterproof a concrete floor
July 9, 2014
Drylok Clear Masonry Waterproofer is one of the first non-pigmented products designed specifically for use on bare cement floors and other surfaces. Applying a waterproofing product such as this on basement floors can create a vapor barrier beneath adhesives and new flooring, and it can reduce seepage caused by hydrostatic pressure.
Garden Variety: Looking for an easy fruit to grow? Try blackberries
July 9, 2014
If you have been enjoying the flavor of sweet, delicate blackberries that are in season right now in much of the Midwest, you will be happy to know the plants are a great addition to your garden. They are really the easiest fruit to grow in Kansas.
Style Scout: Brittany Lichty
July 9, 2014
Describe your style: I love hats! I’d love to rock a hat every day, including in the classroom if I could get away with it.
Style Scout: Tim Tanis
July 9, 2014
Whom do people say you look like? I’ve never got anybody. How about Leonardo DiCaprio? That’ll be the day!