Lawrence artists will gather together to combine multiple forms of art including painting, poetry, music and photography to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Here, Rachael Perry, second from left, and Kendra Davis read and move to the poem "Foreversong" with music accompaniment by Michael Bradley, left and Nate Dixey.
Rachael Perry reads her poem "foreversong" that is paired with mobil structure "Bulletproof" by artist Josh Boyd.
"Desiring machine" by artist Walt Ohnesorge.
Store manager Rachel Ybarra pulls sale items from the shelves of The Toy Store, 936 Massachusetts, as she and other staff members work in this 2010 file photo. Many stores in Lawrence and across the country that are reporting stronger sales than last holiday season.
Cars travel over Vail Pass during a lingering winter storm in the Colorado mountains in this 2005 photo near Vail, Colo. More than 91.9 million Americans plan to travel throughout the 11 days that encompass the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, according to AAA. That’s a 1.4 percent increase from last year.
The holidays are a good time of year to check on the welfare of aging parents, said Judy Bellome, executive director of the Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care.
This Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 image release by David Bergman / PSG shows musician Jon Bon Jovi holding a sign from his home in Red Bank, N.J. Bon Jovi wants duped fans to know he's not dead, and he has posted a photo proving it. False reports of the musician's death spread online after a fake news release surfaced on social media sites. Bon Jovi is shown in this picture holding a sign that reads, "Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey." Below that is scrawled Monday's date.
A Texas Highway Patrol trooper with the Texas Department of Safety stops traffic on Interstate 40 near Hope Road outside Amarillo Texas Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 after a severe winter storm hit Northwest Texas. Travelers in the Texas Panhandle were urged to stay off ice-packed roads Tuesday after up to 10 inches of snow covered parts of the region. Several major thoroughfares were closed after the storm clipped the far northwest part of the state the day before the official start of winter.
Snow sticks to road signs along I-70 near Paxico, Kan., Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. A deadly storm that halted travel throughout the Great Plains weakened Tuesday and officials reopened Interstate 40 in the Texas Panhandle and New Mexico, and portions of Interstate 70 in western Kansas that had been closed in both directions.
Sam Pepple, left, helps Byron James of Lawrence Habitat ReStore load a base cabinet Tuesday afternoon. KU's surplus program has delivered its 10,000th item to charity while helping to clear out old office furniture from various departments on campus.
These little "preemies" give a Billy Vanilly customers a chance to sample a few of the bakery's flavors or just pick up a tiny treat.
Allyson Fiander is the owner of Billy Vanilly Cupcakes, 914 Mass. Fiander has appeared on "Cupcake Wars" and won awards as a small-business entrepreneur.
Come December, those tacky holiday sweaters — featuring garish reindeer, snowmen, Santa and Christmas trees — are all the rage.
Billy Vanilly features three sizes of cupcakes, including these bite-sized "preemies."
A flier posted on a Facebook page dedicated to finding Aisha Khan, a 19-year-old Johnson County Community College student who disappeared from the Kansas University Edwards Campus.
In this image made from KRT television, the body of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is laid in a memorial palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.
Brannen Greene, a 6-7 junior small forward from Mary Persons High in Forsyth, Ga., on Tuesday orally committed to play basketball at Kansas.
Kenzie Tyler was not impressed by Santa or his reindeers, even with the bribe of a candy cane! Daughter of Stephen and Amanda Tyler.
Jackie (Jack) Jean Annis
John E. Gruber Sr.
Richard D. "Dick" Wintermote
Sharon Lee (Ray) Guthrie
’Tis the Season: Daisy through Cadette Girl Scouts, from Schwegler Troops 7112, 3329 and 7611, made prairie ornaments Nov. 14 at the Southside Church of Christ in Lawrence. The ornaments were displayed from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 on a Girl Scout tree at the Liberty Hall Festival of Trees. Stacey Lane submitted the photo.