First Lawrence Restaurant Week set for Sept. 14-20

Prepare yourself, foodies: The first Lawrence Restaurant Week is set for Sept.14 through 20 in downtown Lawrence. Downtown Lawrence Inc. is organizing the new event ...

Kansas City Connection: Everybody's gonna be happy

Happy Gillis is back. Although the popular eatery at 549 Gillis St. in Columbus Park never technically went away since it opened in 2008, a new pair of owners and some tasty additions to the menu have given new life to an already-refreshing locale.

What are Lawrence's most iconic menu items? Help us decide

MONDAY MORNING UPDATE: Since posting this blog on Friday, I’ve gotten lots more suggestions via email, Twitter, Facebook and comments (below). Following are just a ...

An interesting 'Ida,' and I loathe 'Lucy'

There is a stigma associated with foreign films, especially ones that are shot in black and white and set in a historical period that most ...

Looking Forward: Two dual shows with talented locals this weekend

Middle Twin/ Ebony Tusks Middle Twin is teaming up with Ebony Tusks for a special free Love Garden show this Final Friday at 7 p.m. ...

Pet proofing your home

Whether it’s keeping them safe or making them feel comfortable in the home, Kemberling and other local pet experts share some helpful guidelines for pet-proofing the house for your new companion.

Fair necessities: 7 essential things to do at this year's Douglas County Fair

With no admission charge for the Douglas County Fair there’s no reason not to hang out and check out all of the exhibits, says Margaret Kalb, executive secretary of the fair's board. But if you don't have time to hit up everything, here are seven essential things to do at this year’s fair:

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Off the Beaten Plate: Barbequed Egg Rolls at Bigg's

Every barbecue restaurant serves a pulled pork sandwich. Not every barbecue restaurant has this. By Sara Shepherd

Garden Variety: Plants to avoid if you have pets

Are pets and plants compatible? They can be, but plant lovers who also care for cats and dogs should be aware of the risks of keeping both in the same household.

Off the Beaten Buy: Dog Casino Interactive Game

It’s not exactly dogs playing poker, but now dogs have the opportunity to try their hand (or paw, rather) at a little gambling.

Critter Buzz: Pets and vets go hand in paw

Those of us working in animal sheltering are frequently asked how we can bear to do our jobs when faced with staggering odds and numbers that just don’t seem to be in our favor.

Fashion Column Twins: Fashion for fido

Here are some cute finds for your dog that will keep them seriously stylish this summer.

Style Scout: Jenny Parker

Fashion trends you love: I like the high-wasted thing and the bohemian type of feel because it goes with my current style now.

Style Scout: Tristin Hogan

Tell us a secret: Ever since I watched the movie "Congo," I’m afraid of gorillas.

Fix-It Chick: Build a French drain

French drains are named after Harold French, the Massachusetts farmer who invented them. They are basically channels filled with gravel that direct water down and away from your home and property. Installing a French drain can be back-breaking work, but it is a relatively easy fix to a soggy problem.

Cooking from Scratch: Cherry-infused rye whiskey for Christmas

Infused liquor is one of the simplest at-home preserving projects there is. While you can always get fancier, at heart it requires only four ingredients ― strong alcohol, some fruit, a little sugar and several months of time.

Megan on the Move: Does everyone feel like a fraud or is it just me?

It’s a funny thing, not growing up in Lawrence but feeling like a townie.

Friends with benefits, or how I got to roast a leg of lamb

I know the very best people. I know you think you do, but you're wrong. Because I do. So there. So, one of the people ...

Blackberry pie like Grandma used to make

When attending a wedding, it is normally customary to RSVP, choose an outfit, talk the hubby into a tie. But recently, my wedding prep became RSVP, choose an outfit, bake a pie. Actually, two pies.

Culinaria plans Final Friday food event featuring tacos, tequila cocktails

The area around the Warehouse Arts District still lacks a traditional restaurant, but a catering company located there will open for dinner Friday as part ...

Garden Variety: Plants to avoid if you have pets

Are pets and plants compatible? They can be, but plant lovers who also care for cats and dogs should be aware of the risks of keeping both in the same household.

Strategizing for the Sidewalk Sale

The 55th annual Sidewalk Sale is on July 17 this year, and those who are familiar know that it’s “sun-up to sundown” affair that requires a bit of strategizing. With the help from director of Downtown Lawrence, Inc., Sally Zogry, here is a breakdown of the five-block territory to make sure shoppers know where to search, where to break and how to make the most out of the occasion.

Megan on the Move: Does everyone feel like a fraud or is it just me?

It’s a funny thing, not growing up in Lawrence but feeling like a townie.

Fix-It Chick: Build a French drain

French drains are named after Harold French, the Massachusetts farmer who invented them. They are basically channels filled with gravel that direct water down and away from your home and property. Installing a French drain can be back-breaking work, but it is a relatively easy fix to a soggy problem.

Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale 2014: The basics

The 55th annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale is Thursday. Massachusetts Street merchants are already getting prepared. Are you?

Fix-It Chick: Install a smarter lockset

Installing a Kwikset SmartKey lockset can increase security and save money.

Garden Variety: With mimosa trees, don't just think pink

Mimosa trees in the Lawrence area are in full glory right now with their unrivaled fluffy, fragrant pink blossoms.

Liberty Hall Cinema 785-749-1912

644 Massachussets Street, Lawrence

As a meeting house, an opera house, movie theatre and music hall, Liberty Hall has hosted countless events throughout its rich 142 year history. Among the many bands that have played the theater are Iggy Pop, Devo, the Buzzcocks and ...

New exhibit asks what's with the gender imbalance in art?

Wonder Fair show features all female artists

When curators of a new show at Wonder Fair Gallery started counting how many female artists were represented in regional galleries compared with males, they discovered disparities. The gender gap at Wonder Fair, owner Meredith Moore admits, was pretty much equally as wide. By Sara Shepherd

Vinyl addicts unite: the lasting culture of record collecting

Three local residents share their motivations for vinyl collecting and their reasons for keeping the plastic tradition alive.

Events happening at your favorited places and shows from your favorited bands. (You'll see if any of your dot comrades are going, too.)