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Former Lawrence country club executive opens up Italian restaurant in Baldwin City

Chad Lawhorn

Maybe my blood is running blue these days, but I have more country club news. Last week, [we reported][1] on news of management changes at Alvamar Country Club. Today, we have news about what a former local country club executive is up to. Brent Boyle, who at various times over ...

Alvamar Country Club strikes new management deal, takes itself off the market

Chad Lawhorn

There have been some changes at Alvamar Country Club that executives with the business say are designed to solidify its future as a locally owned golf and country club. On March 1, the club ended its relationship with Billy Casper Golf, a management company that widely was viewed as preparing ...

Police to add more utility vehicles to patrol fleet

Chad Lawhorn

You’ve probably noticed a couple of SUV police vehicles on the streets. Well, you will see more of them in the coming months. (Or perhaps you are a terrible driver and don’t notice police vehicles, in which case I predict higher numbers for the city’s ticket totals in 2013.) City ...

Tickets issued by Lawrence police hit five-year low

Chad Lawhorn

You all must have been a bunch of angels in 2012. There’s a new report out at City Hall, and it shows city police officers in 2012 issued the fewest number of citations — everything from speeding to noise violations — in at least five years The Municipal Court’s annual ...

Home sales up in January; new numbers on county's property tax base; median home values fall sharply in Baldwin, Eudora, rural areas; weekly land transfers

Chad Lawhorn

The signs of spring are starting to show up: morning sunlight and chirping birds, an article in the newspaper about crabgrass prevention, and me looking for my hidey-hole when my wife starts talking about the spring cleaning of the garage. Of course, one other sign of spring soon will be ...

Ross department store set to open this week in Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

Lawrence’s latest retail chain store is about to make its debut. Officials with Ross Dress for Less have confirmed that they will hold their grand opening celebration at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The store is going into the location at 3234 Iowa Street that previously was occupied by Old Navy. ...

City's Public Incentives Review Committee to consider Rock Chalk Park property tax abatement today; member raises questions about city's analysis

Chad Lawhorn

The proposed Rock Chalk Park sports village in northwest Lawrence will create all types of exercises. Today, it will be a math exercise. The city’s Public Incentives Review Committee will meet at 4 p.m. today to consider making a recommendation on a request for $40 million in industrial revenue bonds ...

Farmers' Market struggling to find downtown home for Tuesday market

Chad Lawhorn

If you are a gardener, you know finding the right location for your garden is critical, and sometimes it's a bit difficult. Well, it appears that can be the case for finding the right location for your farmers’ market too. The Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market will be back for a ...

City has spent $277K on snow removal, nearly triple last year's cost

Chad Lawhorn

Snow costs us all something. In my household, massive amounts of snow shoveling usually require an increase in both the Ben Gay and adult-beverage budgets. At Lawrence City Hall, the expenses are a bit more significant. A new report shows the city has spent $277,216 on snow removal so far ...

Lawrence restaurant Dempsey's signs deal to open new location in Lincoln, Neb.

Chad Lawhorn

If you are a confused Kansas University football fan (and that trait sometimes goes with the territory), who still travels to Lincoln to see the ‘Hawks and the Huskers square off, all is not lost. A taste of Lawrence soon will be opening up in Lincoln. Dempsey’s Burger Pub, 623 ...

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