Memories and feelings of family converge at Nostalgia Room, telling the story of Emily Kate Johnson’s sobriety — and of how she opened the new sober bar in East Lawrence.
One minute the practice gym echoes with jokes and laughter, and the next, it fills with rhythmic stomping and clapping. More than just an extracurricular activity, the Unity Step Team is cherished by its members.
When Kathy Lobb retires Monday, she’ll vacate her position at the Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas, but she’s not leaving the field. She’ll continue advocating for Kansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. After all, there’s still a bill named after her that she wants to see resurrected and turned into law.
When Mattie Bell advocates for a thriving environment, they simultaneously advocate for human rights. This fervent passion for social justice began at a young age.
Since its founding, Americana Music Academy has survived personal losses, financial struggles and a global pandemic. The nonprofit will celebrate 20 years serving Lawrence with a concert on Thursday.
The Kansas Jayhawks football team is 5-0, ranked 19th in the AP poll and angling for its first postseason bowl game appearance since 2008. And the team’s surprising success on the field is rippling through the community.
The Marching Lions’ Centennial Celebration show will feature a wide array of music that aims to highlight the culture of the Lawrence High School band and build upon 100 years of tradition and history.
Chris Leiszler is one Lawrencian unaffected by the lack of a Spirit Halloween store this year: crafting costumes in lieu of store-bought ones is his specialty.
The efforts of students in Lawrence High’s Interpersonal Skills class have not gone unnoticed. Students will be under the bright lights Wednesday when a Special Olympics film crew visits the school.
A chosen book and sculpture as well as an upcoming exhibition through KU Libraries aim to foster learning and discussion of disabled people’s experiences. Reyma McCoy Hyten, a disability activist, will speak at the exhibition’s opening reception.
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