Sunday, July 31
If friendly competition with fellow gardeners sparks your interest, join me at the open class horticulture exhibit at the Douglas County Free Fair.
Most phone calls to the Journal-World photography department deal with questions regarding reprints of published images. Yes, they are available. Here's how.
Saturday, July 30
The Rev. Matt Sturtevant and the Rev. Glenn Fletcher answer.
Thursday, July 28
Tonight's entry is curated by John Kelly Clark.
What are your current favorite fashion trends? Tank tops. It’s the summertime.
Tell us a secret: I can make a killer monkey impression.
The Summer Youth Theater's production of "West Side Story" has special meaning to three young actors.
Wednesday, July 27
After several years of near-constant activity in the local arts scene, Lawrence artist Alicia Kelly readies one last exhibit before heading west.
In her newest body of artwork, Lawrence artist (and Final Fridays coordinator) Molly Murphy explores the way in which human beings think about the natural world.
Tiny mice ride wooden fish into battle in this exhibit based on English fairy tales and children's books.
Tuesday, July 26
After 30 years, Growing Lawrence returns to its information-gathering roots.
Monday, July 25
Don’t slouch around Laura Webb. That goes for both posture and work ethic.
It’s only recently that I’ve wondered why peanut butter cookies have fork marks on them.
Horses are a way of life for most of the competitors in Friday night’s barrel racing competition at the Douglas County Fair.
Danielle Vanderbilt has a garden stocked with winners — the foods she knows her husband and two young children will eat.
Sunday, July 24
Eric and Lyn Walther and their son Mitchell, who operate Strawberry Hill Christmas Tree Farm west of Lawrence, offer a look into the off-season of Christmas tree production.
There's a time and place for low-tech photography. Here are some examples.
Saturday, July 23
The Rev. Gary Teske and Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel answer.
Friday, July 22
Group needs to raise rest of funds by end of September
If we were at the theater, the lights now would be flickering to signal the start of the third and final act.
With bands like Lawrence's SUNU and Kansas City's Hearts of Darkness, a truly eclectic genre is beginning to take hold.
Thursday, July 21
People say I look like… Ellen Page in the movie Juno. So, I look 16 and pregnant? Thank you!
Ed Parker and the rest of the comedians at Joke Night! bring some diverse entertainment to downtown Lawrence.
What are your least favorite fashion trends? Disney-themed shirts, long pants in triple-digit temperatures and shirtless dudes downtown.
Wednesday, July 20
As downtown businesses gear up for the biggest sale of the year, new additions will keep patrons cool.
Tuesday, July 19
The term “sowing seeds” can make a million metaphors in the business world, but Dan Nagengast and Lynn Byczynski are taking the term to new metaphorical and literal heights.
Monday, July 18
What’s old is new again, right?
Sunday, July 17
The symmetric circles of Lawrence residents Richard and Amy Wendt’s flagstone patio, water feature and outdoor fireplace offer an outstanding example of curves and hardscape that make the landscape greater.
Saturday, July 16
Faith Forum: How would your faith help you answer the age-old question, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”
The Rev. Shannah McAleer and the Rev. Josh Longbottom answer.
Friday, July 15
With the final film out today, the Harry Potter series effectively draws to a close. KU professor Giselle Liza Anatol's new book takes an in depth look at the literally legacy.
Artists such as Judith Levy and others get to further propel their unique projects.
Thursday, July 14
What would you like to see less of in Lawrence? Sweatpants and workout attire. This is never a good look for anyone, unless you are at the gym.
Juniper Tangpuz and the students of the Lawrence Arts Center's summer camp program are cardboard cityscape of epic proportions.
People say I look like: My two most common comparisons have been Diggy Simmons and Wesley Snipes. Not sure how I feel about either of them…
Wednesday, July 13
The Flying Fork's Megan Stuke talks to the host and star of "The Victor Continental Show" about performing in the summer, his favorite summertime activities and his actual age.
Tuesday, July 12
Fruit failure: Mother Nature deals area farmers and eaters a blow — few apples and even fewer peaches
One farmer estimates he'll get just 10 percent of his peach crop this year. Another estimates only 40 percent of his apples will mature.
Monday, July 11
Ahoy, matey! Shiver me timbers! Anyone can learn to speak like a pirate during a production of the whimsical musical “How I Became A Pirate” at Theatre Lawrence.
Green machine: Student brings a long-gone tractor back to life by converting it from gas to electric
It wasn’t exactly a thing of Frankenstein-type proportions, but Will Pendleton can say he brought an inanimate object to life.
On the eve of one of my rare Saturday nights off, I decided to make myself a new necklace to wear out on the town.
Sunday, July 10
A Silicon Valley startup has developed a camera that captures more light, allowing images to be refocused after the fact.
Garden design is truly an art, and east Lawrence resident Shari Head is a talented artist.
Saturday, July 9
Doug Heacock and the Rev. John McFarland answer.
Thursday, July 7
People say I look like… Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Buddy Holly — only because of my glasses.
What would you like to see less of in Lawrence? Negative people.
A slight departure from the usual after-hours entertainment in downtown Lawrence, “Dark Times with Jay Maus” bridges the gap between comedy show and rock concert.
History teacher Todd Mildfelt's new book shares Kansas' history of the Underground Railroad with children.
Wednesday, July 6
We're live July 6 from the 2011 Vans Warped Tour at Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone in Bonner Springs.
Blasian teams up with Team Bear Club to bring an eclectic mix of retro soul, dubstep, electronica, foreign pop and Top 40 to summer dance floors.
Tuesday, July 5
The Lawrence area is dotted with the kinds of farm stands and stores. Many of them are seasonal, and now’s the time to discover them if you’re looking for a unique shopping experience.
Monday, July 4
Apple pie, rock ‘n’ roll and baseball: America’s dessert, music and game, right? Yes and no.
The good news was that for just $100, we could have a home energy audit. The bad news was that we live in a 1954 “ranchette.” It’s had plenty of time to settle — such a nice-sounding word.
You never know what you’ll find when you visit Funkytown.
Sunday, July 3
I love the majestic spruce tree as much as anyone, with its short, spiky needles and nearly perfect pyramidal form. Spruce trees are not always happy in northeast Kansas, though, and this year is especially tough.
Saturday, July 2
Robert Minor and the Rev. Peter Luckey answer.
Friday, July 1
Founded in Lawrence before moving to Kansas City after more than two decades, the workshop has been home artists both local and international.