Community members of all ages gathered Thursday to celebrate a big advancement in early childhood care and services that will be available to Lawrence families.
”The longest drive of my life was the 30-minute drive with my wife and newborn son home from the hospital in Topeka. … They give you some basic instruction at the hospital, but after that, you’re on your own,” Will Averill writes in this column from the Community Children’s Center.
The moment they’ve all been waiting for soon will arrive. Finally, Ric and Jeanne Averill will perform on stage at the same time with their children, Will and Trish. The big event will take place on the mainstage at Lawrence Arts Center à la “Drunken Christmas Carol.”
“Here are three questions that I guarantee you will bother townies,” Will Averill begins this column …
The Willow Domestic Violence Center is turning 45 years old this year, and it’s partnering with the Watkins Museum of History for an exhibit to tell the organization’s story.
“October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a chance to reflect on how domestic violence impacts our community and learn more about what you can do to help,” Will Averill writes in this column.
“Coercive control is an integral part of the larger pattern of domestic violence” and addressing it is essential, Will Averill writes.
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