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Brass band keeps Lawrence’s downtown Mardi Gras parade marching on

Lawrence's annual Mardi Gras parade — with its bead-clad participants and brass band — will return to downtown's sidewalks at noon Tuesday. The parade has been a staple in Lawrence since 2007, when a Louisiana family moved to town and started the tradition. Mike West and Katie Euliss ...

Go, See, Do: Fire Station No. 1 open house, ‘As You Like It’ and more

The public is invited to see the newly renovated Fire Station No. 1 and watch firefighters demonstrate “turning out” for a call this Saturday at an open house. The entire station will be open, allowing visitors to see all aspects of the $7.14 million renovation, including two additional ...

Yearlong project will commemorate Lawrence in 1970 with events, exhibits

The Watkins Museum of History is commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1970 and the era's influence with a yearlong program of events called The Lawrence 1970 Project. The project is a communitywide endeavor that will explore important aspects of the era relating to civil rights, race, war, ...

Retirees connect with organizations seeking help at Volunteer Speed Dating event

Lawrence retirees attended a speed dating session at the Lawrence Public Library on Monday, but it was nonprofit organizations they were there to connect with. Ten organizations gave “lightning round” pitches to about 10 attendees, telling them about a variety of volunteer opportunities, ...

North Lawrence home boasts eclectic art decor

The unassuming ranch-style home doesn’t provide a clue to what visitors will find once they walk through the front door. Guests enter into a brightly lit space in Steve Fendt and Marty Olson’s North Lawrence home at 822 Maple St., where at every turn objects and pops of color meet the ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Feb. 17, 2020

Marriages Brian Curtis Spohn Runk, 62, Lawrence, and Kristin M. O'Connor Barkus, 49, Lawrence. Isaiah Michael Maldonado, 35, Lawrence, and Melody Rose Erhart, 27, Lawrence. David Camacho, 28, Lawrence, and Taina Rivera Garcia, 23, Lawrence. Divorces Thomas M. Clark, 36, Paxico, and Melissa ...

Staged musical performances to return this summer to downtown Baldwin City park

After a six-year absence, outdoor performances of staged musical entertainment will return to downtown Baldwin City this summer. Baldwin City Councilwoman Julie Constantinescu and Jeannette Blackmar, Lumberyard Arts Center executive director, said the expected completion of the $850,000 ...

Chronic pain support group changes its location

A support group for people who experience chronic pain has moved from LMH Health to The Windsor, an assisted living facility at 3220 Peterson Road. Annie Ross, a certified peer specialist in Lawrence who runs the group, said the hospital could no longer house the group's meetings, and that ...

Health department changes name to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has changed its name to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, officials say. "By adopting the public health name, we are communicating to the public that the work of ‘Advancing Health for All’ cannot be confined into four walls of a ...

Breast reduction surgery can enhance quality of life for many women

The stereotypical image of a large-breasted woman as happy, vibrant, active and fun-loving often couldn’t be further from reality. Most naturally large-breasted women know too well the activity-limiting neck, back and shoulder pain that comes from being overly well-endowed; the frustration ...

Local nonprofit unveils new, permanently affordable small homes

Tenants to Homeowners on Friday unveiled two small homes, which the Lawrence nonprofit says will remain permanently affordable. The homes, on 15th Street near Prairie Avenue, are both two-bedroom, two-level homes that are about 885 square feet, according to the general contractor. Tenants to ...

Donna and Alan Gardner

Baldwin City couple win more than $500,000 from the Kansas Lottery

Story updated 3:23 p.m. Friday: For three days this week, Baldwin City residents Donna and Alan Gardner were half a million dollars richer without knowing it. The Gardners won $528,417 from the Kansas Lottery on Wednesday after purchasing a Super Kansas Cash ticket for the Saturday, Feb. 8, ...

Go, See, Do: An Evening of Love Songs, Science Sunday and more

This Valentine's Day, listeners can take in four decades worth of lovey-dovey tunes during "An Evening of Love Songs" at S&S Artisan Pub & Coffeehouse. The Mary Conn Jazz Trio — Mary Conn (vocals), Tim O’Brien (upright bass) and Steven Bergdall (keyboard) — will perform songs ...