Scott Girard

Staff writer

Recent Stories

The stars unite: Upcoming event teaches newcomers about night sky

While summer storms have dampened the ability to stargaze around Lawrence, late summer and fall are great times for new and veteran stargazers to examine and wonder about the night sky.

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New rules: KU play adds women’s perspective to Civil War, re-enactments

The second and final University Theatre production of the summer will give audiences a little of everything — humor, action, emotion and drama.

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Greener golf: Lawrence managers review energy impact at clubs

The increased awareness of environmental sustainability has spread throughout nearly every aspect of life and business, including one of the most impactful environmental and economic areas of many communities: golf courses.

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Fathers’ days: Inaugural event in Lawrence will honor parenting roles

While many organizations like Mommy and Me celebrate a mother’s connection with her children, few events specifically encourage a father’s involvement with his kids.

Native sisterhood: Students building Haskell’s first sorority

Corey LeRoy and Ariane Franklin, students at Haskell Indian Nations University, wanted a place for other female students to connect and help one another throughout college. They wanted something never seen at Haskell: a greek organization.

Spirit on the go: Online sermons, podcasts, other resources help faithful tune in to religion

The busy, hectic pace of many people’s lives can leave little time for personal and spiritual thought, but technology has allowed these people to practice faith on the go.

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On a (sushi) roll: Chef gives Lawrence residents special lesson in tasty cuisine

It takes 30 minutes to an hour to learn how to make sushi, but it takes years to master the combination of ingredients, flavors and colors.

A village green: KU class investigates ways to unify campus’ green efforts

When leaders at the KU Energy Council and Center for Sustainability looked for recommendations to unify green efforts at KU, they didn’t seek expertise outside of Lawrence. They didn’t even have to leave campus.

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Uncommon scents: Former Lawrence resident opens own soap-making business

For more than 20 years, Kathy Richards perfected her hobby of making soaps and lotions, mixing all kinds of different natural ingredients. Eventually the products overflowed the house, and a business was born.

Save on home renovation

When Karen and Dermot Kerin planned to move to Lawrence from Wisconsin in late 2008, they wanted a beautiful house with little upkeep and renovation necessary. The house they chose was anything but simple work.

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