That’s when William Allen Pine came to the fertile area now known as North Lawrence. He made his living by growing vegetables. Today, Gerald Pine runs the venerable Howard Pine’s Garden Center and Greenhouse, which is named after its founder and Pine’s father, who died in 2002.
Don’t get confused that a gourmet sandwich has to be complicated. In fact, the crews at Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches work hard to keep it simple.
There’s a word for a family of 350 artists: fun, says Sue Shea, manager of the Phoenix Gallery.
Ron King doesn’t have a Flo or a gecko or some guy who is constantly running into mayhem, which in today’s world of insurance makes him a bit unusual.
With a showroom of about 70,000 square feet, Crown Toyota, Scion, Volkswagen has enough to room to do more than just sell cars.
Wardrobe shopping at Weaver’s department store has changed quite a bit since the retailer entered the clothing business 157 years ago: There’s a lot less assembly involved.
Lawrence residents have given an “A” to AT&T U-verse and its bundled package of telephone, Internet and cable television service.
There’s been a lot new at Cottin’s Hardware & Rental in the last year.
Finally, an election without the speeches, the handshaking and the baby kissing.
The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission is now accepting entries for its 25th Annual Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition, and a couple changes are in store for the milestone year of the event. By Chad Lawhorn.
A proposal to create a new location for the weekday Lawrence Farmers Market will get more study at City Hall. By Chad Lawhorn
Developer Tony Krsnich was pretty confident he was on to something last year when he started converting the 1904 Poehler Grocery Warehouse in east Lawrence into a 49-unit apartment building.
A new state law took effect Sunday that once again makes happy hours and several other alcohol-related promotions legal in Kansas after a more than two-decade prohibition.
A plan to convert a former apple cider factory into a new east Lawrence art gallery and event space has received a major boost.
The Lawrence Arts Center wants to buy and raze the downtown Salvation Army building to make way for new outdoor arts and performance space.
Fans will have a chance to bone up on a little bit of basketball history prior to this weekend’s Final Four action.
It won’t sound like Justin Bieber. It won’t look like Lady Gaga. But Lawrence resident Kyle Johnson is betting the next big thing in music will get its start in Lawrence.
According to reports in The Hollywood Reporter, a trade publication that covers the movie industry, Slash’s newly formed film company has signed a deal to produce a horror movie with a plot that centers on the Stull Cemetery and the urban legend that the cemetery about 10 miles west of Lawrence is one of the seven gateways to Hell.
Former Guns N' Roses' guitarist Slash will produce a film about the cemetery in Stull, rumored to be a gateway to Hell.
Final Fridays may just be the beginning. Organizers of the year-and-a-half-old monthly arts event in downtown Lawrence are now envisioning a new full-time city position that would promote the arts and work to bring “creative industries” to the city.
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.
Efforts to build a new Lawrence Community Theatre in West Lawrence have received a nearly $500,000 boost.
A host of new restaurants — plus a shoe store — are open now or slated to open soon around Lawrence.
The idea of late-night food carts on Massachusetts Street may have an early demise.
Plans to move the Lawrence Community Theatre to a new site near Sixth and Wakarusa soon will take center stage.
'Lawrence could be the Santa Fe of the Midwest'
Lawrence tourism leaders are hoping that Friday eventually will be remembered as the day that Lawrence took its first big step in becoming known as the art capital of the Midwest.
El Gleno Grande will be doing a horse act without a horse. Mentoc the Mentalist will bend a spoon with nothing but his mind. And Mama Lou Strongwoman will rip through a phone book before you can tear even a single page.
New eateries tweak old favorite
Matt Lawson has cooked for Wolfgang Puck on many occasions. He’d like to cook for the superstar chef again, and there’s no doubt what he would serve — a hamburger.
MSNBC.com named Lawrence as one of its nine favorite college towns in the U.S., placing it in the same league as some of the more renowned university communities in the country.
Civic leaders hope to use festivities as a way to promote downtown as a destination
Downtown Lawrence leaders hope to paint a prettier economic picture with a new arts district that will be operating by August.
Nebraska, Colorado references no longer make sense after Big 12 realignment
George “Dumpy” Bowles, we need you, man. Bowles, from the Kansas University class of 1912, is credited with writing “I’m a Jayhawk,” that oldie but goodie fight song that has rung in the ears of Jayhawk fans everywhere. Dumpy, get out your pen.
The Lawrence Arts Center is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year with several events that will look back on the history of the organization that started out at Ninth and Vermont streets and was led for decades by local art champion Ann Evans.
Chuck Magerl was supposed to be a doctor. It kind of sounds like the beginning of a story that would be told from a barstool at Magerl’s downtown pub and Lawrence institution, Free State Brewery, 636 Mass.
Lawrence restaurant owner Doug Holiday thinks somebody ought to kick-start the process of changing local laws to more strictly punish minors who use fake IDs to purchase alcohol...
Downtown fixture now taking a spin in street-level Mass. Street location
So, in walks this kid with the perfect name for an optimistic college student — Will Pass.
Sun Dog customers relish unique sidewalk dining option
On this morning, at least, the corner of Ninth and Mass. seemed to be a magnet for simplicity.
Organizer compares music festival with Manhattan event, claims discrimination
Lawrence may have partied at its last Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival. Festival promoter Brett Mosiman has accused the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks of bigotry and said he won't return the festival to Clinton State Park unless the department changes how it treats the event and its largely "hippie" crowd. "The situation reeks of discrimination," Mosiman said.
A local filmmaker wants to close down a portion of Massachusetts Street early next month to film scenes for a movie about Lawrence crop artist Stan Herd.
Local committee urges city to take action
Imagine the day when your vehicle's odometer becomes a tax meter - the more you drive, the more you pay in taxes. When you do drive, you'll be greeted by more toll stations. And when you stop, you'll be greeted by more parking meters. Along the way you'll notice roofs with solar panels, yards with vegetable gardens, construction crews building bike paths instead of roads, and perhaps even large warehouses stuffed with massive amounts of food to deal with an energy emergency that hovers on the horizon.
Strike up the next band. The promoter for Wednesday evening's Wilco concert said he was ecstatic with how the event fit into downtown Lawrence, and he hopes to do three to four a year at the site near Ninth and New Hampshire streets.
Street performers would congregate during proposed Busker Fest 2008
You thought the mid-August weekend when Kansas University students returned to Lawrence was crazy enough. Just imagine what it will be like when you add fire-eaters. It looks like there will be no need to imagine.
Lawrence police chief outlines law enforcement's problems with event
Wakarusa Festival organizers want to negotiate a long-term lease with state leaders to keep the concert at Clinton State Park. The festival site has been in question after organizers last month unsuccessfully sought to move the event - which has attracted upward of 15,000 people in past years - to Jefferson County. "The lake is our No. 1 target," said Brett Mosiman, who started the event in 2004.
City manager gets warm response
Change is coming to City Hall, though the face promising to bring it is familiar.
Leader has worked for Lawrence since 1990
Lawrence City Commission, which was determined to chart a new direction, stays at home with the pick.
Marie Thompson said she knows many Lawrence residents prefer to avoid the Kansas River, though it flows just north of the city's popular downtown.
Officers prohibited from working at bars, but city leaders open to revising policy
When it comes to the bar and nightclub industry, city staff members are researching all types of ideas to improve security - ranging from closed-circuit television cameras to more strict licensing requirements.
City commissioners want more time to think about security options
Figuring out how to quiet nighttime violence and crime in downtown shouldn't quiet the city's music scene, several downtown nightclub operators said Tuesday as city commissioners considered new regulations for bars and clubs.
Mayor proclaims International Dadaism Month during meeting Tuesday
For once, there can be no argument that nonsense was coming out of the Lawrence City Commission chambers.
'Freeform' created for Lawrence sesquicentennial
Lawrence residents now have another visible reminder of the city's historical connections to freedom and flames.
Sex toys don't sell themselves. Richard Osburn, owner of the sexual novelty store Naughty But Nice, said even his business lived by the mantra "Location, location, location." Osburn said that's why he planned to fight any efforts by the city to make him move his business from its five-year home at 1741 Mass.