Weekend Picks: Riptide Comedy Festival; See/Saw Film Festival; Red Rockin Music Fest; Farmers' Ball finals

Published April 24, 2015

If you're in the mood for a festival this weekend, you won't have to travel far. Lawrence will play host to at least three festivals, delivering comedy, film and music. Larryville Life has more weekend picks.

Town Talk: New center for business startups opens near Ninth and Iowa; city plans to discuss gigabit Internet again

Published April 23, 2015

Figuring out how to help Lawrence residents build new companies is the big talk in local economic development circles these days. Now, there is a new private effort underway to help budding entrepreneurs as well. The Lawrence Center for Entrepreneurship has recently opened near Ninth and Iowa streets. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Yard games with KU football coach David Beaty

Published April 23, 2015

Kansas football coach David Beaty hit the yard outside Watson Library on Thursday to challenge students to various yard games and to drum up some support for the Jayhawk football team. Video by Nick Krug

As morels spring up, so do restaurant specials

Published April 23, 2015

It's springtime in northeast Kansas, and for the past few weeks, the area has been abuzz with talk of a very special fungus: the morel mushroom. A number of restaurants in town are serving up a variety of morel-centric dishes while they're still plentiful along Lawrence-area river banks and hillsides. By Joanna Hlavacek

Town Talk: How paychecks, pickup trucks and guns fit into the city's budget deliberations; name change on tap for Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau

Published April 22, 2015

Paychecks, pickup trucks and guns: They’re not just the beginning of a Jeff Foxworthy joke. They’re also items to keep an eye on as city commissioners begin crafting a 2016 budget. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Watch KU introduce women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider

Published April 21, 2015

New KU women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider introduced himself to the media and the Jayhawk fanbase this morning at a press conference.

Town Talk: Bridal shop to take over space of longtime downtown retailer; city considering issuing new citizen survey; project to honor Langston Hughes

Published April 21, 2015

Someday soon, a man going to downtown Lawrence is going to be confused. A man will go into the storefront at 731 Massachusetts St. and expect to revel in the comfort of bats, balls, jerseys and other macho merchandise that was the hallmark of Francis Sporting Goods. Instead, he’s soon going to find wedding dresses and everything else brides are looking for to make a perfect day. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Town Talk: Police, fire departments list funding needs for 2016; Sprouts sets new opening date for Lawrence store; former KU basketball player says deal is near on wing restaurant

Published April 20, 2015

So much for a nice welcome basket or even a tin with that wonderful nacho cheese-flavored popcorn. New city commissioners will get none of that when they dig into their first full meeting on Tuesday. Instead, they’ll get memos detailing how the police and fire department need millions of dollars in new funding. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

See/Saw Film Festival to take viewers back to childhood

Published April 19, 2015

“What does it mean to grow up in the 21st century?” That’s the tagline for the See/Saw Film Festival, April 24-26 at the Lawrence Public Library, which has an intriguing and distinctly different slant than other film festivals I’ve seen before. Once I saw the top-tier lineup of movies and read the description, it wasn’t a surprise to find that See/Saw is the brainchild of two Kansas University doctoral students: Maggie Beneke and Sorcha Hyland.

Turning heads: Inside Out exhibition a portrait of the entire arts community

Published April 19, 2015

Those walking by the Lawrence Arts Center recently may have noticed some eye-catching new additions to the windows next to the building’s main entrance: a trio of giant, 12-foot-tall faces. The giant images represent only a fraction of the approximately 650 black-and-white portraits photographed over the last year by local artist Rachael Perry for the Lawrence Inside Out community photo project. By Joanna Hlavacek

Town Talk: Bill Self and Scot Pollard team up to buy Mass. Street property; BBQ event coming to Rock Chalk Park

Published April 17, 2015

Well, here’s a property to keep an eye on, and a partnership that sets the mind to racing. Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and former KU basketball star Scot Pollard have bought a Massachusetts Street commercial property. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Town Talk: Parks and Recreation has long list of projects that could be affected by police headquarters plan; weight room at Rock Chalk to close temporarily

Published April 16, 2015

Police and Parks and Recreation may soon converge. I know what you are thinking, but, no, I did not do that thing with a golf cart at Eagle Bend again. I’m talking about a plan to build a new police headquarters without a tax increase and how I soon expect the conversation to get much more intense about what type of cuts that may mean to the Parks and Recreation Department. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Weekend Picks: KJHK Farmers' Ball; Record Store Day; Pop-Up Festival; Poetry Fair; Letter Writing Club

Published April 16, 2015

Spring is here and that means festival season is upon us. But you don't have to run off to KC's Middle of the Map to fill your festival needs. Weekend picks from Larryville Life.

Lawrence high school students compete at state music festival

Published April 16, 2015

Musicians from Lawrence High and Free State High School competed in the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s Large Group Festival, Thursday at locations around Lawrence. Videos by Mike Yoder