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Today in Lawrence: Gorgeous weather in store for Pooch Plunge; visit the LAC

Today in Lawrence: Gorgeous weather in store for Pooch Plunge and a visit to the LAC.

Library announces first author visit enabled by new donation

The Lawrence Public Library has announced the first writer who will visit the city as part of the library’s new Ross and Marianna Beach Author Series. And he’s not showing up with nothing but a book. By Sara Shepherd

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Today in Lawrence: Rain in forecast; last day for pool; closings for holiday

Today in Lawrence: Rain in forecast; last day for pool; closings for holiday

Lawrence Arts Center resident artists explore the human body in printmaking, ceramic figures

Printmaker Tonja Torgerson and ceramist Gunyoung Kim were selected for the highly competitive Lawrence Arts Center resident artists program. They will spend the next year teaching classes, taking part in community-driven programs and creating a body of work for an exhibition at the end of the year. The center offers curatorial and technical assistance in ensuring the artists fulfill their vision. Torgerson and Kim stood out among the 60 to 70 applicants because of the many ways they have explored techniques in their respective fields.

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Today in Lawrence: Final Friday, live music, Wizard of Oz screening, poetry

Today in Lawrence: Final Friday, live music, Wizard of Oz screening, poetry at Eighth Street Taproom

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Today in Lawrence: Rain likely; festival down the road; Raven readings

Today in Lawrence: Rain likely; festival down the road in DeSoto lets summer last a little bit longer; authors set for Raven readings.

Lawrence Fall Music Preview 2014

The Lawrence music scene is relatively quiet in the summer. We lose some of our most-devoted concertgoers when Kansas University students go home. But the silence is finally over. Mark your calendars now for nationally touring bands, jazz ensembles, emerging artists, musicals and other acts making their way through town this fall. Here’s a preview to get you started:

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Off the Beaten Plate: Sausage Pie at Daylight Donuts

Kind of like a jelly doughnut’s strange, savory cousin.

Style Scout: Emma Bayless

Tell us a secret: I’ve watched “The Notebook” every day for the last 10 days. Sometimes twice a day... Embarrassing!

Style Scout: Cameron Gentry Iturri-Carpenter

What would you like to see more or less of in Lawrence? More murals and beautiful art on the side of buildings.

The Fashion Column Twins: Fall denim preview

Fall is all about the denim. Everyone should have a great assortment of denim for building a stylish fall wardrobe. It’s usually the foundation to any outfit, so you’re going to need options.

Cooking From Scratch: Preserving tomatoes

A jar of preserved tomatoes is a wondrous thing. It carries the overabundance of summer into winter, and with a few tucked away in your pantry you can have a homemade dinner on the table in the time it takes to cook spaghetti.

Fix-It Chick: Replace a Delta Monitor shower cartridge

Replacing the cartridge on your Delta Monitor single handle shower faucet is a simple and affordable way to eliminate annoying leaks, drips and a host of other problems.

Garden Variety: The root of the problem

When tree roots push above the soil surface, they can make it difficult to maintain a lawn or other groundcover. But chopping them out, piling mounds of soil over them, or shaving off the tops of the roots can impair the livelihood of the tree. To get trees and lawns (or other plants) to coexist, the best solution is to understand what is causing the problem in the first place.

Megan on the Move: Learning to let it go

“There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.” — Miguel Ruiz

Home Style: Getting your decor in touch with nature

Here’s a simple home-decorating plan: Spend a lot of time outdoors, connect with your surrounding by noticing and collecting natural pieces along the way, arrange those items around your home in a way that feels good.

Lawrence Magazine celebrates 10 years with local art exhibition

The Lawrence Public Library is hosting its first-ever art show opening event this Final Friday to celebrate local artists in the “Vision of Lawrence” exhibition.

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Today in Lawrence: Community forum on the Arab-Israeli conflict; hip hop at the Granada

Today in Lawrence: Community forum on the Arab-Israeli conflict; hip hop at the Granada

Bite Sighs: Apple oatmeal bread worth your time

Bread-making is, truth be told, a little time consuming. It can also be tricky if you don’t pay attention to what your hands are telling you. On the other hand, the amazing smell (and taste) of freshly-baked bread makes almost any amount of effort worth it.

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Today in Lawrence: Take a swim to beat the heat; help orphans in Tanzania

Today in Lawrence: Take a swim to beat the heat; help orphans in Tanzania.

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