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‘Sandwich generation’ faces unique challenges, but help is available

Life can get crazy, especially when you find yourself juggling obligations and trying to make time for self-care, sleep and taking care of your family. Imagine being a full-time employee, a parent and a caregiver to your older parents or grandparents. People who find themselves in this stage of ...

Dementia tied to hormone-blocking prostate cancer treatment

CHICAGO — Alzheimer's disease may be a risk for older prostate cancer patients given hormone-blocking treatment, a large, U.S. government-funded analysis found. Previous evidence has been mixed on whether the treatment might be linked with mental decline. But experts say the new results ...

Photo gallery: 2019’s first Live on Mass concert

Saturday marked the first concert of this year's Live on Mass concert series, in which the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street closes for a free show. The event is organized by Mike Logan, owner of the Granada. For more information about Live on Mass, including a full schedule of concerts, visit ...

Lawrence native wins game show about sleep deprivation

When he went on the the Netflix game show “Awake: The Million Dollar Game” last August, Lawrence native Ben Thomas was put in a windowless room with nothing to do but count quarters for a full 24 hours. His mind began to wander as he became exhausted from the repetitive task of putting ...

Explore Lawrence creating new position of sports business development director

Explore Lawrence will be interviewing potential candidates this month for the new position of sports business development director. The person in that position will be expected to aggressively pursue sports tourism, said Michael Davidson, executive director of Explore Lawrence. Explore ...

Revelers at Lawrence Go Fourth describe what Independence Day means to them

The Lawrence Journal-World asked attendees and performers at the Lawrence Go Fourth celebration at Burcham Park what the national holiday meant to them. Ian Sotomeyer, 43, performed his DJ set to open up the event early in the evening. He said the holiday represents a time for his family to ...

Photo gallery: Lawrence Go Fourth 2019

The Lawrence Go Fourth celebration returned Thursday, July 4, 2019 to Burcham Park, where crowds enjoyed food, live music and activities. The Lawrence Jaycees fireworks show capped off the night. Related coverage • July 4, 2019: Revelers at Lawrence Go Fourth describe what Independence ...

Go, See, Do: Moon landing’s 50th, stargazing and Nerd Nite coming up

This month marks the 50-year anniversary of the July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 lunar landing, when Neil Armstrong took the historic first step on the moon. Families can learn more about that time in history from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday when the Dole Institute of Politics hosts Mission to the ...

Burcham Park reopens in time for July 4 celebration

Burcham Park has reopened in time for a July 4 party and fireworks show that is planned along the Kansas River, the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department announced Wednesday. Burcham Park, Riverfront Park and parts of the trail networks linked to them had been closed recently because of ...

High waters at area lakes to hinder July 4 recreation

Jet skiing, tubing and most camping might be off limits this Independence Day at both Perry and Clinton lakes, where historically high waters are complicating holiday recreation. While a primitive campground is open at Perry State Park, most campgrounds with electrical hookups are limited and ...

Friends & Neighbors: Teacher appreciation

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Friends & Neighbors: Seminary graduation

Send us your photos: Got a fun pic of friends or family? Someone in your community you’d like to recognize? We’ll even publish your pets. Email your photos to friends@ljworld.com. View more photos and galleries at ljworld.com/photos.

Tour of Lawrence cycling race to return to downtown Lawrence for Independence Day

The Tour of Lawrence will once again bring cyclists to the streets of downtown Lawrence, turning the city’s sidewalks and street corners into prime viewing spots to see top-level cyclists compete in the four-day tour. After a hiatus, the Tour of Lawrence is bringing back its signature ...

Cities around Lawrence announce fireworks hours and quiet times

Although their use is banned in Lawrence, fireworks are allowed elsewhere in Douglas County, with restrictions meant to provide overnight quiet time. Firework stands are open for business in Baldwin City, Eudora and the unincorporated areas of the county, and they can continue doing business ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for July 1, 2019

Marriages Daniel James Howe, 31, Lawrence, and Danielle Elizabeth Wellman, 32, Lawrence. Ginger Kay Green, 40, Lawrence, and Dennis Thomas, 44, Lawrence. Max Carlson, 24, Lawrence, and Jennifer Runyan, 22, Lawrence. Brian Lee Iron-Whiteman Jr., 21, Lawrence, and Diego Jamie Mcgary-Munoz, ...