”Members of the Coal Creek Library Board in Vinland recently hosted an open house for community members and donors to celebrate the successful restoration of the nearly 125-year-old library building,” Tom Harper writes in this column.
”Love Garden Sounds has survived and thrived for 33 years not just because they love music and sharing it with our community. They have also followed a simple and profound tenet — the Golden Rule,” Tom Harper writes in this column.
In preparation for the return of the Sacred Red Rock to the Kaw Nation, people involved in the project on Monday removed a plaque dedicating the boulder to white settlers.
”Smith Hall, a building located within the University of Kansas’ East Historic District, is now a ‘contributing’ property within the district … We hope KU pivots and chooses to preserve Smith Hall,” Tom Harper writes in this column.
”Today we celebrate the 41st anniversary of the installation of Moses in front of Smith Hall, gazing at the beautiful stained glass that represents the Burning Bush,” Tom Harper writes in this column.
”The University of Kansas last year placed Smith Hall on a list of 12 buildings deemed obsolete, ’demolition ready,’ and likely to be razed in fiscal year 2023. Those plans have changed, but the fight is not over,” Tom Harper writes in this column.
“Sharyn Harley’s OmTree Shala yoga studio has been a fixture in Lawrence since 2012. She was excited to share the new digs and vision of OmTree at Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop,” Tom Harper writes in this column.
Tom Harper is hooked on the English muffins at Cellar Door, he writes in this column. He asked how they’re baked: They’re not, owner Louis Wigen-Toccalino shared.
”The annual placement of the nativity scene on the Hillcrest Shopping Center pleases many in Lawrence who honor the Christian tradition, and even those who simply appreciate the kitsch of this local holiday tradition,” Tom Harper writes in this column.
”Irma I. Smith Hall can’t speak for itself. But as it possibly faces the wrecking ball, we seek to share its history and relevance as a significant, intact example of midcentury modern architecture,” Tom Harper writes in this column.
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