jcinelli (Janet Cinelli)


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Chick-fil-A files plans to build restaurant on South Iowa Street; city sets details for ice rink grand opening

Can you name a national "left-wing" business that pushes its religious agenda? I can't think of one?!? That seems the purview of only religious right.

November 24, 2014 at 12:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence lands on list of quirkiest cities in America; developers to meet again on future of Turnhalle building; group forms to support police HQ issue

I hope Chad was just being cheeky about us being quirky: I LOVE being quirky. And, let's face it, Chad, you yourself could have landed on their list of why! So, here is to all the quirky people in my life!

August 22, 2014 at 12:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Supreme Court says some businesses may refuse to offer contraceptives

I find the real hypocrisy to be all the good from China that Hobby Lobby stocks. To get this straight, they plan to keep their employees from getting contraceptives, but they don't care about either the forced abortions or the horrible human rights record in China. I would love to hear them explain that one!

June 30, 2014 at 2:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Social Service League Thrift Store seeking financial help from public as rent issue emerges

Your question is a good one, but you have forgotten the other side of the equation: the people we serve. If we were to move home now, we would lose retail space, equating to fewer people we can serve, people who have come to rely on the League. Back to school and the fall coming into Christmas are very important times for the League and our population. Alas, it just isn't as easy of a decision as you suggest. Store revenues aren't our only consideration.

June 19, 2014 at 12:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Social Service League Thrift Store seeking financial help from public as rent issue emerges

I am on the board of directors of the Social Service League. As such, I am happy to respond to these questions. When we moved to this location last fall, the cost was irrelevant as we weren't paying for it. To us what mattered was that the location was close to our long term home, which the Allen Press building is. Pretty much exactly when the Compton/Treanor team finished our project, we were awarded two grants totaling $30,000 for fixing up the other portion of our building. It is work that needs to be done, but wouldn't be in the budget without these grants. We have been given the strong advice not to move back until this other work is done. While we could use half of our store, more than 50% of it could not be occupied. Please understand, this has not been an easy decision. Our choices are (1) move home to a space that is 50% of our normal space; (2) move somewhere else which is a herculean effort, and not without a lot of expense; (3) stay put. What would you do?

As far as being downtown -- our long-term home is at 901 Rhode Island, this was a decision that was made in the late 1800's. We have owned our building for a very long time, and it is where it is.

June 19, 2014 at 7:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Emporia State University wants to name new center after Kochs

You took the words RIGHT out of my mouth! Please never let that happen at KU! Please!!!!

June 3, 2014 at 1:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Moving season begins in Lawrence

The reporter mentioned Goodwill, who takes all donations out of Lawrence, but forgot to mention the Social Service League who keeps all donations in the Lawrnce area and puts the money it raises right back into the Lawrence community.

July 30, 2013 at 6:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Fashion Column: Make the most of shopping at second-hand stores

The places you mention in this article aren't thrift stores, they are consignment shops. If you really want to thrift, check out the Social Service League at 905 Rhode Island.

April 15, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Chutney's Indian restaurant set to open on Monday; burrito madness in downtown Lawrence

Beef and pork at an Indian restaurant? There's your joke. McDonald in India don't even serve beef or pork!!! Still looking forward to the paneer.

January 30, 2013 at 6:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you have a favorite restaurant in Lawrence?


September 13, 2012 at 10:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )