A new Lawrence community center for young people who identify as queer and trans — particularly youth of color — will hold its grand opening Wednesday afternoon.
Four accomplished young artists — Free State High School seniors Matt Chappell and Devon Janus and Lawrence High School seniors Ashton Rapp and Rachel Schmaus — have been honored as the Lawrence Schools Foundation’s 2021 Student Champions.
The Black Alumni Network of the University of Kansas has selected the first seven winners of its new biennial Emerging Leaders Award, plus nine winners of the group’s longstanding Leaders and Innovators award.
It’s a jungle inside the window front of Wild Man Vintage, complete with live cats on the weekends. And courtesy of some creative middle school students, their domain includes a climbable tree, too.
Three Lawrence leaders were honored with Tom and Anne Moore Peace and Justice Awards during a ceremony this week: Meg Heriford; Dana Ortiz, for Family Promise of Lawrence; and Graham Kreicker.
School and business leaders are gearing up to celebrate an inclusive playground for youngsters on Lawrence’s southeast side.
Earl Moise, one of the best-known master plumbers in Lawrence, has been passionate about the craft ever since graduating from high school. With each pipe he hand-cut, he fell more and more in love.
Amid the lush leaves and neatly arranged rows of plants and trees, the orchard and gardens at West Middle School grow a bounty of food. The smells of clematis and lavender float through the air, and wherever you turn, you’ll see colorful fresh fruit and vegetables. But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll also find the project grows people.
Lawrence native Catherine Bell grew up with 10 siblings, but she was the only one to take up her mom’s passion for sewing and fashion design. Now she’s passing the torch — or needle — to the kids she’s had under her wing since 2019, when she started teaching sewing classes under the name Sew Simple Sewing.
Over the last year and a half, the consistency of learning a new instrument has helped some Lawrence musicians in more ways than one.
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