Marples Creates Music with Woodworking Skills

When you love both music and woodworking, what do you do when you want to slow down your career?  The Doug Marples answer:  Make violins! When Doug Marples decided it was time to leave his internal medical practice in Garden City in 2005, he enrolled in a school to...

Village Pubs in Britain on the Decline

Tom Schmiedeler, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Geography at Washburn University. Tom’s interest in historical, environmental, and regional geography led him to a study of “The Decline of the Village Pub in the Garden of England.” Small pubs have...

Judge Joseph Pierron and Friend

Honorable G. Joseph Pierron, a fellow Rotarian, Lawrence resident, and native Kansan, has been a judge on the Kansas Court of Appeals since 1990.  When he speaks to schools and civic groups, he brings along Spike the Dog to assist him in explaining the court system....

Caddy Stacks Fun!

Lawrence Central Rotarians Jim Peters and Kate Campbell clowned around the Rotary mini-golf hole at the opening event for Caddy Stacks. Caddy Stacks is a bi-annual fundraising event for the Lawrence Public Library. The hole was decorated to represent the Rotary...

Kelley Hunt Inspires Singing!

Kelley Hunt got Lawrence Central Rotarians on their feet and singing!  Her encouragement and the lyric “We let the light shine over us” inspired members to join the chorus. Hunt also peformed the title song from her most recent of six recordings, “Beautiful Bones.”...

Masks: Mystery and Beauty

Carla Hanson, curator of a traveling exhibit called “Spirit of the Mask,” shared her collection of masks and their stories. Masks can cover the face, head, and even the entire body, as demonstrated below by Rotarians Bob Swan and Jim Peters as they tried on masks and...