Leigh Miller Muñoz hunches over a table filled with supplies. Wood, Duco cement, an X-Acto knife and crochet thread are all laid out. Metal instruments with pointed pricks sit on shelves above her. The room is 70 degrees, at precisely 30 percent humidity. Reruns play on the flatscreen television next to the table. She’s not building a model or completing a sewing project. No, she’s operating her business — Muñoz makes bassoon and contrabassoon reeds.
Lawrence classrooms aren’t all about textbooks, lectures and worksheets. A few teachers around town keep a different type of learning tool: animals.
The front of the store looks like any other gas station. Pumps outside, pop in the refrigerator section, chips and candy for purchase, every kind of cigarette under the sun.
Musicians from Lawrence and area communities will come together Sunday to celebrate Black History Month, as well as the many cultural and ethnic groups in Lawrence.
Stories behind some of Lawrence's most familiar downtown shops.
When working on a separate story about Kansas Day, I ran across a website that asked Kansans to bake a cake for their state's 150th birthday. I happily accepted this challenge, adding it to a long list of goodies I've brought into my coworkers at the Journal-World.
Gary Martin sure plays a mean pinball.
Zach Stoltenberg moved furniture into his new house on a corner lot with his wife, Alicia, on Nov. 7. The very next day, he started putting Christmas lights up on the house.
Five of Lawrence’s top artists will be recognized Sunday afternoon during a ceremony and reception for the 15th annual Phoenix Awards.
It’s a giant metal trough filled with thousands of corn kernels. It seems silly, childish, but kids and adults love it alike. They get in, sit down and relax, sinking into the kernels.
Temperatures are dropping, and Lawrence is inching into fall. The new season brings new seasonal foods and the desire for warm comfort foods, and many Lawrence restaurants are changing their menus to offer a fall meal to customers.
What’s pink, brown and white all over? The inside of Vivian Moriarty’s frozen yogurt dish.
Australian shepherds, traditions, nicknames and poets have all contributed to the unique names of bars in Lawrence. Here’s a look at how some of Lawrence’s favorite hangouts got their names.
Film’s 70th anniversary spurs celebration of iconic Kansas tale
The fries fans order at Kauffman Stadium on game days may actually be healthy — for the environment, that is.
Ben Markley has never been the lead in a production.
Allie sits at the window and stares outside at customers. People with their dogs walk by, stopping to say hi. Someone comes in the store and Allie greets them, giving them the guided tour of the store. Allie works at It’s About Time, 816 Mass., but she’s not on the store’s payroll.
Growing up Potter: From recess to college graduation, a generation matures during J.K. Rowling’s famed series
Mia Iverson is going to pull a black cloak and red-and-gold-striped tie out of her closet this week.
The band plays on: Diverse group of musicians returns to perform for another summer of Lawrence entertainment
High school teachers. Attorneys. College professors. Computer experts. Former Army members. Photographers. Professional musicians.
Most of the neckties in Brad Finkeldei’s closet are getting pretty lonely. He has about 50, but he’s only worn about 10 of them in the past year.