In the photo at the top of this page, Lawrence author and musician Melvin Litton performs at Kaw Valley Public House. Check out our story about Litton at this link.
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The Raven Book Store’s bestsellers for the week of July 13, 2021 (Sponsored post)
Last week I was feeling proud and inspired that four of our weekly bestsellers were local titles. Well, this week features SEVEN local titles, including two from Sarah Henning!
Kaw Valley Almanac for July 12–18, 2021
There are still wild raspberries and blackberries for the picking, check currants, wild plums and gooseberries, while elderberries are beginning to form and will be ripening in a few weeks.
After 15 months, Ladybird Diner is back, same as before — but different
Fifteen months after the pandemic closed it down — at least in its original form — Ladybird Diner has reopened under the big “EAT” sign on Massachusetts Street.
The new version of the spunky, funky diner is a product of everything that’s happened to it and its proprietor.
The Raven Book Store’s bestsellers for the week of July 6, 2021 (Sponsored post)
Every bookstore is a reflection of its local community, and our local community has some pretty good taste.
Kaw Valley Almanac for July 5–11, 2021
Recent rains have caused many mushrooms to emerge, including fairy rings, which are caused by the fungus spreading out in an ever expanding circle from where it started, living on dead plant material that it breaks down.
Lawrence 4th of July: Fireworks 411 + all you need to know for the long weekend
Your quick guide to the 4th of July in Lawrence: Where to go see fireworks, where you can shoot off your own, when to expect trash pickup next week, whether parking downtown is free Monday and more.
The Raven Book Store’s bestsellers for the week of June 29, 2021 (Sponsored post)
Fun fact: the top three bestsellers this week are also the top three bestsellers of 2021 so far, halfway in!
A view of Lawrence: Owens Flower Shop mural progresses
A mural is underway at Owens Flower Shop, 846 Indiana St. LarryvilleLife snapped this photo of its progress Monday.
Kaw Valley Almanac for June 28 – July 4, 2021
Wildflower fireworks continue, including yellow black-eyed susans, red butter-fly milkweed and purple prairie clover. This Independence Day, celebrate by visiting a prairie near you to appreciate how everything is really delightfully interdependent!
A view of Lawrence: Pride Ride at the Lawrence Levee Trail
What’s going on over there? Oh, just Miss Gay Kansas United States Deja Brooks leading the Pride Ride while wearing a giant crown and stilettos.
A view of Lawrence: St. John’s Mexican Fiesta 2021
Although it looked a little different this year amid the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, St. John’s Mexican Fiesta returned Saturday.
Center for queer and trans youth coming soon to Lawrence
A new community hub is coming to Lawrence, and it aims to help young queer and trans folk — particularly those of color, or QTPOC+ — not only survive, but thrive.
St. John’s Mexican Fiesta, set for Saturday, will look a bit different this year
Since 1981, Lawrence’s St. John’s Mexican Fiesta has been a staple for many in the local Mexican American community. This year’s event is set for Saturday.
Lawrence Public Library foundation to host Pride Month Drag Bingo
As Pride Month nears its end, the foundation that supports the Lawrence Public Library is set to host a bingo event with popular Lawrence drag artist Deja Brooks.
The Raven Book Store’s bestsellers for the week of June 22, 2021 (Sponsored post)
Today is the second day of Amazon’s annual Prime Day celebration. That means it’s a fantastic day to support an independent business, much like the fine folks who bought these books in droves last week!