The 13th Annual Community Food Security Coalition Conference was Oct. 10-13 in Des Moines, Iowa. Attending the conference are, back row, from left, Tom Buller, coordinator of Lawrence Downtown Farmers’ Market; Nancy O’Connor, director of education and outreach at Community Mercantile; Mercedes Taylor-Puckett, project coordinator at Kansas Rural Center; and Scott Allegrucci, director of Great Plains Alliance for Clean Energy; and Community Mercantile staff, front row, from left, Carl Predmore, assistant grocery manager; Alison Dishinger, nutrition assistant; and Rita York, general manager.
Hilary Kass, Community Mercantile class presenter, left, and Betsy Joy make apple pie dough during the hands-on class, “You Can Make (An Imperfect!) Pie” on Nov. 16 in the community classroom at The Merc.
Kansas University students, from left, Katie Ashley of Lawrence, Greg Huenergardt of Wichita, and Kelsie Lange of Lawrence, met Nov. 19 for a vegetarian lunch at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. The lunch, sponsored by ECM, is open to students and community members and is held every Thursday.
The Douglas County Extension Council annual meeting was Nov. 30 in the Dreher Family 4-H Building at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Newly elected 2010 executive board members sworn in at the meeting are, from left, Jim Congrove, Paul Groundwater, Mark Rainey (chairman), Rich Barr, Kristy Wempe-Bellinger (treasurer), Lanaea Heine (vice chairwoman), and Craig Schultz. Not present were Luke Ulrich and Kathy Sanders Wilson, secretary.
Dr. Herschel Lewis, left, receives the Douglas County Extension Council Appreciation Award from Mark Rainey, 2009 board vice-chairman, at the council’s annual meeting Nov. 30 in the Dreher Family 4-H Building. Guest speakers included Rod Bremby, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and Sharolyn Jackson, Northeast Area Extension Specialist in Family and Consumer Sciences.
Van-Go JAMS apprentice artists, from left, Jesse Jacob, Damon Hanshaw and Krystin Arkeketa, learn to make spring rolls on Nov. 4 with Nancy O’Connor, Community Mercantile director of education and outreach.
Even on Christmas, Lawrence resident Gayla Walker's dog still avoids the snow.
Strong Hall after the winter storm.
Snow-covered Memorial Stadium.
Allen Fieldhouse after the winter storm.
This is a picture of the front door of Diana Kitsmiller's aunt and uncle's house after the snow this morning.
Cameron Warner, left, and Austin Kimball, both 15 and of South Junior High, volunteer to help the Breakfast Optimists unload Christmas trees. Kimberly Williams, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Everett L. Nottingham
Jennifer Harris' porcelain winter family.
Jenn Flippin's Santa Mobile.
Fally Afani's homemade mug, featuring ugly holiday sweaters.
Rae Hudspeth's Frank, the turtle drag queen.
Ashlee Roll's Scariest elf on the shelf.
Lisa Grossman's golden crèche.