Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lawrence High special needs students compete with unified track team

Lawrence High School’s unified track and field team allows special needs students to compete alongside their varsity peers.

Friendship spawns creative partnership and ‘Francis’ film

Robert Bullington might be three decades younger than Frederick Olessi, but their bond is much closer than their age difference.

Lawrence pianist repeats at Carnegie Hall

Eliza Wirkijowski, a Lawrence High School student, performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City two years in a row.

Mercer Muslim community seeks to educate following ban, shooting

The members of the Islamic Circle of Mercer County know what people say about Islam. They also know that not everybody knows what Islam is all about. And that is what they’re looking to change.

Lawrence illustrator draws himself a new career helping children through art

Rashad Malik Davis recently published his first children’s book, “Carefree Like Me,” but his dreams started not long after he began working full-time at Merrill Lynch two years ago.

Lawrence Community Emergency Response Team’s volunteers assist first responders

Twenty Lawrence Township residents stand ready to assist their closest neighbors and all town residents when an emergency suddenly makes life challenging.

MLS Vancouver Whitecaps draft Lawrence’s Nerwinski as 7th overall pick

The Vancouver Whitecaps chose Jake Nerwinski as the 7th overall draft pick in the Major League Soccer Super Draft on Jan. 13.

Community rallies as Debbie Dauer battles ALS

Throughout all of Deb’s health struggles, her friends have been amazed at the strength she’s displayed, how she’s been able to stare the disease in its face and confront its progression and her future.

Lawrence twins bring Smiles on mission trips to Asia

Victoria and Grace Reznikov participated in missions with Operation Smile, an international medical charity that provides surgeries and related care free of charge in developing countries.

Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project empowers local mothers

They were in Israel as part of the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, which aims to empower women to “change the world through Jewish values.” The 10-day trip is a key part of the organization’s mission.

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No one could have anticipated Kaitlin Gonzales Swanson would spend her 29th birthday in a hospital bed being tested for ALS and shortly thereafter, given no more than a year to live.