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The Tipsy Taxi returns this New Year’s Eve to give Lawrence residents a safe, free ride home
December 27, 2010
Intoxicated celebrators who forgot to assign their designated drivers, will have another option this New Year’s Eve. Thanks to Douglas County Citizens Committee on Alcoholism and several local restaurants, bars and citizens, Tipsy Taxi will be back again.
Lawrence retailers bask in holiday afterglow as shoppers return in full force seeking deals
December 27, 2010
After remaining bare for a day, retail parking lots filled up Sunday as shoppers hit the streets for after-Christmas sales and returns. Stores around town saw steady business throughout the day as residents started spending grandma’s Christmas money or exchanging the sweater mom picked out.
Christmas dinner at First United Methodist Church feeds more than appetites
December 26, 2010
Hundreds of volunteers showed up at First United Methodist Church Saturday morning in order to make sure Christmas dinner was available to all.
Christmas dinner helps residents share blessings
December 26, 2010
Two years ago Calvin Crossley lost his job. The children and grandchildren had all moved away. However, instead of focusing on the negative, Crossley and his wife, Sheri Caldwell-Crossley, decided to focus on their blessings.
Family portraits can be memorable tradition, stressful obligation
December 23, 2010
Make the kids bathe, style their uncooperative hair, button and zip the clothes they hate — just the preparation for family picture day can be stressful.
Lawrence High junior revamps Lawrence’s West Side Presbyterian Church nursery to earn Girl Scout’s Gold Award
December 20, 2010
Christmas came a week early for the congregation at West Side Presbyterian Church. Their gift this year: a custom-designed nursery.
Santas alight downtown for Lawrence’s first ever SantaCon
December 12, 2010
Santa made a surprise visit to Lawrence yesterday afternoon, but he wasn’t stopping in residents’ family rooms. His first stop: The Sandbar.
Lawrence Holiday Farmers’ Market becoming a tradition for some
December 12, 2010
There wasn’t a single empty spot in the parking lot in front of the Lawrence Holidome on Saturday afternoon.
Scotch Share the Warmth coat giveaway under way in Lawrence
December 3, 2010
Shoppers started lining up at 4 a.m. Friday morning to reserve their spot in line for the 24th annual Scotch Cleaners Share the Warmth Giveaway.
Holiday Extravaganza on Saturday attracting artists, commercial vendors
December 2, 2010
Kathryn Claypool never goes anywhere without a box filled of colorful yarn and crochet hooks. Whether she is sitting in front of the TV, taking a break at being nanny, sitting on an airplane or at home with family, she is likely to be crocheting.

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A light pole was destroyed as the result of an early morning rollover accident at the roundabout at 28th Street and O'Connell Road. Police are still looking for the driver of the vehicle.

A light pole was destroyed as the result of an early morning rollover accident at the roundabout at 28th Street and O'Connell Road. Police are still looking for the driver of the vehicle.

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