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Photo gallery: Free State, Lawrence High hold graduations amid the pandemic

Masks joined caps and gowns as essential graduation attire Saturday at Lawrence's high schools, where seniors finally gathered for ceremonies that had been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Free State graduates gathered at their school's outdoor stadium Saturday morning, while Lawrence High ...

Photo: American Legion has shortened Memorial Day ceremony due to virus precautions

The honor guard of the Lawrence Dorsey-Liberty American Legion Post fires a rifle salute Monday, May 25, 2020, to mark Memorial Day. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the post had a brief ceremony with the playing of "Taps" and the gun salute in the parking lot of the post rather than its ...

A bird’s-eye view of the bus parade for Lawrence high school graduates

A long line of school buses paraded through neighborhoods in the Lawrence High School attendance area Wednesday in honor of the school's Class of 2020 graduates. Before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of school buildings and cancellation of in-person events, the high school had been ...

Bus parade honors high school graduates in Lawrence

A school bus parade traveled throughout neighborhoods in the Free State High School attendance area Tuesday in honor of the school's Class of 2020 graduates. Before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of school buildings and cancellation of in-person events, the high school had been ...

Photos: Lawrence watches flyover to thank health care workers, first responders

From workers on top of a roof to a 13-year-old with a big sign for his favorite nurse at LMH Health — his mom — Lawrence took a moment on Tuesday to stop and watch a flyover that was designed to thank health care workers and first responders during the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 19 ...

Photos: Local school teachers use parades to say hello to students at home

More than a dozen vehicles with New York Elementary school teachers gathered at about noon on Monday for an informal "porch parade" through the New York school neighborhood in eastern Lawrence. Teachers at other schools throughout Lawrence held similar parades Monday afternoon, driving through ...

Friends & Neighbors: Girl Scout Gold Award

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Friends & Neighbors: Porch Santa

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.

Photo gallery: 2020 Lawrence Mardi Gras parade

Lawrence’s annual Mardi Gras parade — with its bead-clad participants and brass band — marched along downtown’s sidewalks Tuesday afternoon. The parade has been a staple in Lawrence since 2007, and although its original organizers have since left town, local musicians have ensured that ...

Photo: City makes progress on new Lawrence police headquarters

An aerial photograph taken Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, shows the ongoing construction of the city’s new $19.5-million police headquarters at 5100 Overland Drive, which is behind the Walmart near Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. It’s estimated the headquarters will be complete in December 2020, ...