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Vibrant North Lawrence home is ‘deeply pleasing’ to storyteller’s heart

There is a room in Priscilla Howe’s house at 415 Elm St. that she says beckoned her to buy it. The room is an enclave upstairs — a small, private space to be alone. Howe works there nearly every day. The room is saturated with the natural light that pours in from seven windows. This is ...

Garden Variety: Time to plant cool-season crops

Mid-March is the beginning of vegetable gardening season in Kansas, with ideal temperatures to plant greens, peas, root vegetables and other cool-season crops. Examples of greens that prefer the cool temperatures of spring are arugula, bok choi, chard, lettuce and spinach. Examples of root ...

Family’s Lawrence home has European touches with lots of room for guests

Fifteen years ago, in the midst of a divorce, Kelly Scholz needed a new house to raise her two daughters, Rinny Herndon, then 8, and Ivy Herndon, 5. Serendipitously, a friend was selling a home Kelly had always admired — a two-story at 4608 Hearthside Drive that was built in 1996. Since ...

Couple goes the custom route to build a house that fits their needs

When Rene Morgan and her husband Charles Hurst began to look for a home in Lawrence, they were struck with all of the changes they would have to make–no matter which house they bought. Morgan is blind, and Hurst had a stroke in 2015 that left him with physical limitations. The everyday ...