From the Rebuilding East Ninth Team We had 31 fantastic applications for RFP 2, Pathways! We thank each of those artists for the time and effort they put into their applications. Twelve of those artists were selected to present their projects to a panel of jurors on June 2nd. Six projects were ultimately selected by … Continue reading »
From Suzan Hampton New additions at Burroughs Creek Park on 15th Street are worth a stop next time you’re heading out on the Burroughs Creek Trail (Lawrence Loop). A partnership of community, government, higher ed, nonprofit, and local businesses launched Prairie Block at Burroughs Creek Park on June 1, National Trails Day/National Prairie Day. Prairie … Continue reading »
Hot summers mean high energy costs. Do you need assistance? If you are over 65 or meet some income guidelines, you may qualify for assistance with your energy bill through Westar’s Project DESERVE. Download the application for assistance here.
The grass is green and growing! It’s mowing time again! You can rent a mower from ELNA for $10 per half day. You can also rent a tiller for just $20 per half day. Please be prepared to provide your own transportation. Contact Phil by call or text 785-843-8098 or email to email@example.com.
In collaboration with Friends of the Kaw and Kansas Nature Conservancy — Celebrate Earth Month by giving back to the Kansas River! Join us on Saturday April 27 to pick up litter along the river in Lawrence. We’ll meet at the parking lot at 2nd and Locus in north Lawrence and spread out from there. … Continue reading »
We had a successful Yart Sale this year, and we couldn’t have done it without you. We thank you all for your helping hands, your music, your art, your donations, and many other contributions. You’re the best neighbors! Check out the Yart Sale 2019 pictures here. Alonzo Beardshear Ambrosia Winfrey and Addie Unekis Anne Patterson … Continue reading »
This article was published in the March April 2019 issue of our paper neighborhood newsletter. For even more reminiscences on the illustrious Shelley, https://shelleyjanemiller.wordpress.com/ Who Was Shelley Miller? Shelley Miller. It’s a name tossed around from time to time. Her face is on the New York School kid mural on the Key Press building at … Continue reading »
Our dear little neighborhood school is getting so old. New York Elementary will celebrate it’s 150th year this year. Plans are in the works for a BIG FUN party, combining with the ELNA Block Party, with a formal reception, a carnival, and a night time party. Stay tuned! Did you attend New York Elementary? Were … Continue reading »
Come To the YART Sale! Come one, come all, to the annual ELNA YART (yard/art) Sale! This year’s sale will be Saturday, March 30th, 8am-2pm, in the New York School Gym. The YART sale is ELNA’s biggest annual fundraiser, where neighbors donate their gently used items to sell, local artists vend their creations, and we … Continue reading »
Rebuilding East Ninth Together Project Update The Rebuilding East Ninth Team has updates to share about the progress of the project, including Resident Specialists, the first RFP for art, and Listening Session 3. Resident Specialists We are so pleased to announce that neighbors Marty Olson, Judy Romero, Brenda Nuñez, Janet Good, and Charlotte Pessoni … Continue reading »
**press release from the project** Second Community Meeting Scheduled The East Ninth Project Team is proud to announce that our first Community Input Session was well attended and feedback was successfully gathered. Please assist in continuing this success by marking your calendar for our second Community Visioning Workshop, Thursday, January 17th, 6-9 PM, Lawrence Creates … Continue reading »
Please Attend! New York Elementary Annual MLK Chili Feed Tuesday January 22nd 2019, from 5-7pm In the New York School gym and cafeteria All friends, family, and neighbors are welcome. This is an all community event! A free will cash donation will be collected at the door to benefit New York Elementary. Chili (both … Continue reading »
Local Advocate, Reid Nelson wants you to look out for street lights in need of replacement. The concern: Westar was retrofitting all the city’s old, yellow sodium streetlights with excessively bright-white LED fixtures. The bright color temperature of 4,000 kelvin was causing what the AMA warned was “disability glare.” It also causes excessive light pollution. … Continue reading »
We thank you, our dear friends and neighbors, for helping us make one family’s Christmas brighter. Joe Bickford and Marci Francisco Eric and Josie Jay and Family StructRestruct KT Walsh and Brad Gibson Kaitlyn Stanley Karen Siebel Matt, Max, and Ella Hall Uma, Issac, and Juliette Outka Heather Coates Judy Romero Krista and Josh … Continue reading »
When updating our Bylaws this summer, we found that we delay our meetings several times a year due to holidays. So, in order to remain consistent and more predictable, ELNA will change our monthly meeting schedule to the 2nd Monday of each month, instead of our usual 1st Monday. The 2nd Monday change will begin … Continue reading »
Hey Neighbors, you can still apply to be an East Lawrence Resident Specialist to the Rebuiliding East Ninth Together Project. What “special knowledge, unique stories, essential skills or other experience” do YOU have “that can illuminate the history, culture, economy, and social fabric” of our neighborhood? The project will hire five individuals, to be paid … Continue reading »
Thank you, friends, for coming to our party. And thanks for all your help too! Block Party 2018
Mike and Eric would like to send out a huge thanks to everyone who helped make the Home Tour happen – the home owners, the ticket sellers, volunteers, and attendees especially. Mike Meyers, Stan & Joni Hernly, Jason & Liz Koepp, Joe Bickford & Marci Francisco, Vaugh Flora & Julie Michael, Kent & Diane Fry, … Continue reading »
At the October meeting, board and board candidates were asked to declare their intention to return or run for the 2018-2019 ELNA Board. Phil Collison, as this year’s President, is required to serve, and so Phil must return to the Board. Catherine Reed, Aaron Paden, KT Walsh, Pam Blackburn, Mike Anderson, Joshua Davis, Dave Loewenstein, … Continue reading »
Are you interested in volunteering to serve on the ELNA Board? Are there issues in the neighborhood you’d like to see addressed? Do you feel you could speak for neighbors who are underrepresented in City processes and social mechanisms? Unlike some boards, the ELNA board does not require a monetary investment in the organization, all … Continue reading »
An Arts Center administrator and an East Lawrence administrator have been hired, and now we need a Project Facilitator. Do you have qualifications? Do you know someone who does? Please pass it on! ArtPlace Project Facilitator The ArtPlace Project Facilitator is a contract position that will provide the primary project management for the completion of … Continue reading »
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet again Monday September 10th from 7-9pm in the New York School library. The agenda, as it is know, can always be found at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gB0AhiF0GfBBCEDo_1bORk-EvjSc5ygIIDMyeWAnl-w/edit?usp=sharing Meetings for the rest of 2018 are as follows: Monday October 1st, 7-9pm, at New York School Monday November 5th, 7-9pm, at New York School … Continue reading »
ELNA Board Members Mike Anderson and Eric Jay have organized a Home Tour fundraiser for ELNA on Saturday, October 13th from 10am-4pm. Tickets are $20.00 each and can be purchased at: Bon Bon, Cottin’s Hardware, Decade, Lawrence Beer Company Homes on the drop in, self-guided tour include: 938 Rhode Island 1100 Rhode Island 1028 Pennsylvania … Continue reading »
We’ve updated our Bylaws as of this July 2018. You can view the most current draft here. The most significant change you’ll find is that we plan to have our monthly meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month, instead of our usual first Monday. We’ve found that we delay our meetings several times a … Continue reading »
With input from neighbors and community members, Lawrence Arts Center interim director Cindy Maude presented changes to the Rebuilding East Ninth together draft at the July 9th ELNA meeting. The primary change is an increase in the number of committee members to select the Project Facilitator. The draft can be viewed here: Rebuilding East Ninth … Continue reading »
It’s not just a block party, it’s THE Block Party. Ain’t no party like the ELNA Block Party! Join us Saturday September 22nd, 2018, at Hobbs Park from 5-9pm. We’ll have live music, raffle items, cake walk, information tables, and lots of good neighbor-mingling. It’s a potluck, so bring your best dish, side … Continue reading »
JOB OPENING: Neighborhood Partner – East Lawrence Neighborhood Association *The application period for this job ad is now closed. Stay tuned!* A paid position is offered to represent the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association in the Rebuilding East Ninth Together project. The position is approximately ¼ time, approximately 10 hours per week, for the two … Continue reading »
FYI neighbors, the City has a timeline available for the repair of East 9th St. The project will be completed in four construction phases: Phase 1: The project will begin in July with the reconstruction of the 9th & Connecticut intersection. Phase 2: Reconstruction from New Hampshire to Connecticut. Work will not begin prior … Continue reading »
Better late than never… ELNA, neighbor Mike Myers, and Friends of the Kaw — Kansas River Keeper, would like to thank everyone who came down to help clean up our riverfront this last Earth Day. “What a great day cleaning up the banks of the Kansas River and the riparian zone in the East Lawrence … Continue reading »
If you recall, our neighbor Penn Pennel has appeared at ELNA meetings in recent months and at the Yart Sale to collect your input on areas of East Lawrence that have poor drainage, for an urban planning project. The project results and final product poster can be viewed below. Zoom in for easier reading. Thanks, … Continue reading »
Cindy Maude of the Lawrence Arts Center presented a new draft of the Rebuilding East Ninth Together proposal to utilize the Arts Place grant funds at ELNA’s June 4th meeting. Small changes in the draft, as it was proposed at the April ELNA meeting, have been made based on public input and clarification of language. Arts … Continue reading »
ELNA monthly meetings will be held at the Delaware St Commons Common House through the summer months June, July, and August 2018. The Common House is located in the center of the Delaware Street Commons, address 1222 Delaware St. Parking is located in the lot east of the Common House, with an entrance off 13th … Continue reading »
There’s an ELNA monthly meeting Monday June 4th, from 7pm to 9pm. Through the summer, we’ll be meeting at the Delaware St Commons Common House,1222 Delaware Street. Parking is located in the lot east of the Common House, entrance off 13th. The agenda, as it is known, can always be viewed here.
We’re updating our bylaws again. You can view the current bylaws here, and the suggested changes Bylaws Suggestions. TLDR: Should we move the November annual meeting to the second Monday? Instead of the first? as it often conflicts with national and local elections. Should we move all meetings to the second Mondays? We move … Continue reading »
You can rent a lawn mower from ELNA for $10 per half day. Please be prepared to provide your own transportation. Heather, on the south end of the neighborhood has one mower. You may contact her, preferably by text to 785-830-9085, to arrange rental. Phil, on the northern end of the neighborhood, has a mower … Continue reading »
Kansas Riverkings Museum Exhibition Guided Walking Tour and Coffee Discussions Beginning in Spring 2018 the Kansas Riverkings Museum exhibition will provide guided walking tours to the public. Education director, Barbara Higgins-Dover will lead the group on a journey into the past when 19th century rivermen worked the waters and sold what they caught to a … Continue reading »
SPRING RIVER CLEAN UP Riverfront Cleanup Saturday April 21st 8am to 10am — done in time for the Earth Day Parade at 11! In collaboration with the Friends of the Kaw, we’ll be cleaning up the Riverfront again this Spring. We’ll pick up trash and debris, and remove vegetation as well. Please remember to … Continue reading »
Come To the YART Sale! Come one, come all, to the annual ELNA YART (yard/art) Sale! This year’s sale will be Saturday, March 31st , 8am-2pm, in the New York School Gym. The YART sale is ELNA’s biggest annual fundraiser, where neighbors donate their gently used items to sell, local artists vend their creations, and … Continue reading »
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet again on Monday March 6th from 7-9pm in the New York School library. The current meeting’s agenda, as it is know, can always be viewed here.
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet again on Monday February 5th from 7-9pm in the New York School library. We have no special guests at this meeting, and the Rebuidling East Ninth Together committee has requested to delay their report until March. A full agenda can be viewed here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gB0AhiF0GfBBCEDo_1bORk-EvjSc5ygIIDMyeWAnl-w/edit?usp=sharing
The Lawrence Preservation Alliance has created a guide to owning a historic home in Lawrence. The two page guide includes answers to questions such as: How does historic designation affect what I can do with my property? How do I know if my project requires review? How does historic review work? and more! Read the … Continue reading »
We’ve reached our Wishing Bench Repair Fund goal, and then some. Thanks friends! We’d like to especially thank ELNA Board member Catherine Reed for bringing the item to ELNA’s attention and for her pictures of the bench. Thanks too to Joanna Hlavacek at the Journal World for covering the story, and to ELNA Board … Continue reading »
ELNA meets each month, typically on the first Monday of the month, unless the first Monday is a holiday. Agendas for each meeting can always be viewed here. Minutes and agendas are posted, as available, on the Meetings tab. January 8th, *moved one week due to holiday* New York School February 5th, New York School … Continue reading »
At the January 8th ELNA meeting, collaborators Cindy Maude of the Lawrence Arts Center, Joshua Davis and Dave Loewenstein, of the ELNA Board, presented their proposal for how to utilize the Arts Place Grant to create a new East Ninth project. The draft of that proposal can be found here. Cindy, Joshua, and Dave anticipate … Continue reading »
Riverfront Clean Up Thanks On Saturday, November 4th the Fall Riverfront Cleanup commenced at 9:00 a.m. Over three hours that morning eighteen committed volunteers helped remove a great quantity of trash and debris from the East Lawrence Riverfront Conservation Area. There was so much trash collected that we literally had to jump up and down … Continue reading »
Please Attend! New York Elementary Annual MLK Chili Feed Tuesday January 16th 2018, from 5-7pm In the New York School gym and cafeteria All friends, family, and neighbors are welcome. This is an all community event! A free will cash donation will be collected at the door to benefit New York Elementary. Chili (both meat … Continue reading »
Enormous thanks are due to our friends and neighbors who contributed to our Adopt a Family project this year. About 25 of you, and your families, contributed gifts and money and time, and we were able to get every item on our adopted family’s wish list. We wish our adopted family of seven, and your … Continue reading »
We’re raising funds to repair the Wishing Bench. Check out our story, and donate, in our gofundme page. https://www.gofundme.com/wishing-bench-repair-fund
The ELNA Board will meet again on Monday December 4th, from 7-9pm at the New York School library. The agenda as it is known, will be updated here.
Elected on November 6th, 2017, your new ELNA Board is: Aaron Paden Catherine Reed Cindy Suenram Dave Loewenstein Eric Jay Jennifer Distlehorst Joshua Davis (NY St) Judy Romero KH Harris KT Walsh Mike Anderson Pam Blackburn Phil Collison Vanessa Reynaga Phil Collison will serve again as President, with Aaron Paden as Vice President, and Catherine … Continue reading »
Regarding ELNA Meeting 11/6/17: Special Notice: Election Procedures, Thanks Chris, Updated Agenda Hello East Lawrence friends and neighbors, We’ve had a last minute withdrawal from our 2017-2018 Board candidate list, and so have decided to change the procedures for tonight’s election. First, we’d like to extend our sincerest thanks to Board Member Chris … Continue reading »
ELNA Board Election 2017 Announcement: The Election of the ELNA Board will take place on Monday November 6th, at our normally scheduled monthly meeting, in the New York Elementary library. Because we do not foresee an above average turnout for the election, as in recent years, we will NOT dedicate the entire meeting to election … Continue reading »
Block Party 2017 Thanks Many thanks to all these folks for their help making the Block Party happen, plus our generous business friends who donated items for our raffle. Thanks for a good party. See you next year! Aaron Paden, Alicia Kelley, Barb Michner, Brenda Nunez, Cari Davis, Catherine Reed, Charlotte Pessoni, Daina Holmes and … Continue reading »
The meeting scheduled for Wednesday October 18th has been postponed pending more information from Arts Place. We’ll let you know when we hear something!
Day: Saturday, November 4th (rain or shine but heavy rain will cancel until spring) Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon Park: At Santa Fe Station or Lower Riverfront Mall, East Parking Lot Meet: Just north of the Santa Fe Station (7th and New York) at the entrance to the woods Bring: Gloves and loppers, personal water bottle … Continue reading »
Our regular monthly meeting will occur on Monday November 6th, from 7-9pm at the New York School library. This will be a regular meeting, in addition to our Board election.
The East Lawrence Home Tour Fundraiser has been postponed, from October 21st, to some time in the future. Spring? Maybe! Stay tuned!
You can recycle your metal at the 12th and Haskell Recycling Center and, if you ask them to, you can donate the proceeds to the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association. Help the planet and your neighborhood! Thanks, friends!
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet again Monday September 11th, from 7-9pm, at the New York School library. The meeting is delayed one week due to the Labor Day holiday. Items on the agenda information from the Affordable Housing Committee and other items to be determined. An agenda as it is known can be … Continue reading »
Consider this your official and warmest invitation to our annual ELNA Block Party. Saturday, September 30th, 2017, 5:00-9:00 pm, at Hobbs Park Please come! Bring your potluck dish to share and we’ll begin serving burgers, hotdogs, and veggie alternatives at 5:00. We’ll then bask in the joy of each other’s company, possibly play a … Continue reading »
In August 2017, ELNA will meet on Monday the 7th, from 7-9pm, again at the Delaware Street Commons.
ELNA will meet again on Monday July 10th, delayed one week due to the holiday, at the Delaware Street Commons Common House, from 7-9pm. Election of the ELNA Treasurer will take place at the July meeting, to coincide with our fiscal cycle. The Treasurer must be a member of the Board of Directors, and will be … Continue reading »
East Side Yard Sale The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association and the Brook Creek Neighborhood Association invite you to take part in a neighborhood-wide yard sale, on Saturday June 3rd from 8am to Noon. BCNA and ELNA will arrange for signs at key intersections, and advertise on our social media, and in local news sources. All … Continue reading »
ELNA will meet again on Monday June 5th from 7-9pm at the Delaware Street Commons common house, 1222 Delaware St. Parking is available on Delaware Street, and in the lot behind the Commons House — entrance off 13th Street. Items on the agenda are to be determined, but will be added to this document as … Continue reading »
Thanks to everyone who made the Yart Sale happen AGAIN this year. We couldn’t do it without you. It’s a community event in more ways than one. Special thanks to Nancy DeGarmo and Ryan Kessler at New York School for putting up with our mess, to Leslie Kay and LFK Press for having tshirts ready, … Continue reading »
We’ll meet again on Monday May 1st, from 7-9pm, in the New York School library. Agenda items are yet to be determined, but an agenda in the making can be viewed here.
Spring River Clean Up Saturday, April 15th, 2017 8am to Noon, Riverfront Our favorite clean up guy, Mike Myers, will bring gloves, trash bags, and some tools, for trash clean up and trail clearing. Please wear pants and long sleeves to protect yourself from poison ivy and appropriate footwear to avoid injury. Also bring any … Continue reading »
A joint venture with the Brook Creek Neighborhood Association to clean up Brook Creek Park and the Burroughs Creek Trail, hosted by BCNA. BCNA Park and Trail Clean Up Saturday, April 8 at 10 AM – 1 PM Brook Creek Park 1298 Brook St, Lawrence, Kansas 66044 Spring Cleaning at the Creek! Please come … Continue reading »
Come To the YART Sale! Come one, come all, to the annual ELNA YART (yard/art) Sale! This year’s sale will be Saturday, April 1st , 8am-2pm, in the New York School Gym. The YART sale is ELNA’s biggest annual fundraiser, where neighbors donate their gently used items to sell, local artists vend their creations, … Continue reading »
ELNA will meet again Monday March 6th from 7-9pm at New York School. Items on the agenda can be viewed as they are determined here.
ELNA will meet in February of 2017 on Monday the 6th at New York School, in the library. The primary item on the agenda is a presentation from City Planning, along with ELNA project heads Pam Blackburn and Phil Collison, on the North of Ninth ReZoning Project. Organizers from the Food Truck Festival will also … Continue reading »
All partners are pleased to announce that the Hike Through History project has received a grant from Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area to support the installation of permanent outdoor signage along the Burroughs Creek Trail, to be installed by summer. The complete press release with further details can be found here: HTH Press Release.
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet again on Monday January 9th from 7-9pm at the New York School library. Agenda items include: Holiday Fundraising Update, ReZoning Project update, Board Retreat, Fundraising in the new year.
Friends and neighbors, We hope your winter is going well and that you and yours are staying warm! After discussion, we have decided we are going to repaint the 10th and New Jersey intersection mural at another location in East Lawrence. We are still ironing out the details as to what that location is, … Continue reading »
New York Elementary’s Annual MLK Chili Feed Tuesday, January 17th, from 5-7pm In the New York School gym and cafeteria All friends, family, neighbors are welcome. This is an all community event! A free will cash donation will be collected at the door. Chili (both meat and vegetarian), with sides, drinks, and … Continue reading »
Save the Date for the 2017 Yart Sale! Everybody’s favorite neighborhood Yard and Art sale will return Saturday April 1st, 2017 from 8am to 2pm, to the New York School gym. Put these too-cold-to-go-outdoors days to good use cleaning out your spaces — your basements and attics and spare rooms. And save those rediscovered … Continue reading »
The Downtown Grocery Group would like us to share a FAQ document with our neighbors and friends. You can find the Downtown Grocery FAQ here in PDF, or look for it in our next paper newsletter. You are also invited to join the Downtown Grocery Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/DTGrocery/
At last Monday’s ELNA meeting, Monday December 5th, the final board positions were appointed and officers selected. Board Member Josh Davis (Penn St) stepped down from his position, allowing for both Jennifer Distlehorst and Mike Anderson to be appointed to the board. Thank you, Josh, for your service and graciousness. Welcome to the Board, Jennifer … Continue reading »
Hello ELNA friends, About this time each year, ELNA facilitates an Adopt a Family project, This year, in response to a different need in our community, ELNA has decided to Adopt an Agency instead. You may have read in recent media that Headquarters Counseling Center, right here in East Lawrence, located at 211 E 8th, … Continue reading »
Mike Anderson 39 Pam Blackburn 66 Phil Collison 65 Josh Davis (Penn St) 64 Joshua Davis (NY St) 44 Jennifer Distlehorst 39 Katherine Harris 59 Eric Jay 70 Johni Lacore 43 Chris Lempa 57 Dave Loewenstein 63 Timothy Morland 27 Catherine Reed 41 Cindy Suenram 53 KT Walsh 66 Break down: Aaron Paden, … Continue reading »
In order of most votes to least, the 2016-2017 Board is: Eric Jay, KT Walsh, Pam Blackburn, Phil Collison, Josh Davis Penn St, Dave Loewenstein, Katherine Harris, Chris Lempa, Cindy Suenram, Joshua Davis NY St, Johni Lacore, and Catherine Reed. The final position is tied. The resolution of that tie is pending discussion. We’ll keep … Continue reading »
November 1st, 2016 The purpose of the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association is to facilitate understanding with the City of Lawrence and Douglas County; to maintain and enhance living conditions; to foster communication in East Lawrence and to maintain good relations amongst neighbors, businesses, organizations and other neighborhoods in Lawrence. In alignment with this purpose, The … Continue reading »
At the November 14th 2016 ELNA meeting, 7pm at New York School, ELNA members will vote for the 2016-2017 ELNA Board. Of these 15 candidates alphabetically listed below, 13 will be selected. President Aaron Paden is required by the bylaws to serve on the ELNA Board for the coming year, for a total of 14 … Continue reading »
Turn out and vote for your ELNA Board at our next meeting, Monday November 14th, 2016. The ELNA Board Election vote has been delayed one week from the usual first Monday of the month in deference to the General Election. The entire November ELNA meeting of November 14th will be turned over to election business, … Continue reading »
Thanks for coming, neighbors! So nice to see you! Take a peek at the Block Party 2016 pictures. And special thanks to these folks: Aaron Paden, Alicia Kelly, Beth and Jay Holley, Blue O’Leary, Brad Eldridge, Brad Gibson, Byron James and Christen Buie and Sugarfoot Detour, Cari Davis, Catharine Reed. Charlie Bryan and Lawrence Loop, Community Village Lawrence, Cottin’s Hardware, Dave Loewenstein, Diane Lehman. Emily Myers, Eric Farnsworth, Eric Jay, Eric Kirkendall … Continue reading »
A Fall River Clean Up has been tentatively scheduled for October 15th, with a rain date of November 5th. Watch our enewsletter, our Facebook, and Work Day emails from ELNA for more details. Are you on the Work Day email list? Would you like to be? If so, email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added. … Continue reading »
The next ELNA meeting will take place Monday October 3rd at 7pm at the New York School library. It is at this meeting that all prospective ELNA Board Members are asked to declare their intention to run for election to the Board in November.
Mark your calendars for our annual Block Party on Saturday September 24th from 5-9pm at Hobbs Park. Potluck, live music, cakewalk, beer, and other stuff. Wanna volunteer? Email Lane email@example.com.
ELNA will meet again on Monday September 12th from 7-9pm at the New York School library. The meeting is delayed from our usual first Monday of the month, due to the Labor Day holiday. Items on the agenda are to be determined, but will include Block Party Planning.
the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association met on Monday August 1st from 7-9pm at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace. Guests included Tyler Fike of the City of Lawrence Forestry Department and others.
— Submitted by Janice Melland, DTGrocery core member, East Lawrence resident and DT business owner For the past 2-plus years a core group of 8 to 10 people have met every week to discuss various ways to bring a full line affordable grocery store to downtown, in order to address food desert issues affecting … Continue reading »
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet again on TUESDAY July 5th 2016 (delayed one day from our usual first Monday, due to the holiday) at 7pm at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace. The Makerspace is located at 512 E 9th. Items on the agenda include an update from the Downtown Grocery group, a from Treanor … Continue reading »
HIKE THROUGH HISTORY AT LPL AND ON THE TRAIL Panels for the Hike Through History Project will be at the Library at the end of June along with these accompanying programs: A Hike Through History with Henry Fortunato THURS | Jun 16 |7-8:30 PM | Auditorium Get an advance peek at the Burroughs Creek Trail … Continue reading »
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet again Monday June 6th 2016 at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace at 7pm. Agenda items include an update from the Intersection Repair folks and fundraising brainstorming.
On a perfect spring Saturday morning over 40 neighbors, friends, relatives, and students met to spend some time in the woods down by the river on the north edge of our neighborhood. We removed an enormous pile of trash in four hours and cleared honeysuckle vine from hundreds of feet of trail. Many thanks go … Continue reading »
Have you heard about the Hike Through History project? Folks have been at ELNA meetings talking about it. Here’s a press release with details and contact information: Hike Through History press release.
ELNA will meet in the summer months, June, July, and August, at the Lawrence Makerspace at 9th and New Jersey.
The Intersection Repair Painting Party is finally happening! Saturday April 23rd, 10am to 7pm at 10th and New Jersey. painting from 10-4, potluck and music until 7. bring a dish! Here’s some info on the street closure for the project too, neighbors: Street Closures- from no earlier than 7am to no later than 10pm April … Continue reading »
Look here for the thank you list and photos from this year’s Yart Sale: http://www.eastlawrence.com/yart-sale-2016/
SPECIAL ELNA MEETING A Special ELNA Meeting will be held Monday April 11th at 7pm at the New York School library. The purpose of this special meeting is to collect feedback and to discuss the East Ninth project street plan as presented at the Monday April 4th ELNA meeting. All neighbors and interested parties are … Continue reading »
from ELNA rep to the East Ninth Citizen Advisory Committee, Phil Collision, from CAC meeting 3/2/16 — We saw two plans at the Wednesday East Ninth CAC meeting. One featured bike lanes within the street, and the other an 8 foot shared use path on the south side of the street. It kept the dual … Continue reading »
!!Lawrence Intersection Repair Painting Day Party!! *Tentative* Date: April 23rd, 2016 , 10:00am -7:00pm* Rain Date: April 30th, 2016 , 10:00 am -7:00 pm Lawrence Intersection Repair is delighted to celebrate the long awaited painting day party on Saturday, April 23rd, from10:00-7:00 pm! We invite all members of the community and all ages to … Continue reading »
Neighborhood Clean Ups Burroughs Creek Clean Up: In collaboration with ELNA, the Brook Creek Neighborhood Association will host a clean up of the Burroughs Creek trail and surrounding areas Saturday April 16th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. ELNA will bring bagels and coffee for breakfast, and BCNA will provide sandwiches for lunch. Volunteers from KU’s Big … Continue reading »
Come To the YART Sale! Come one, come all, to the annual ELNA YART (yard/art) Sale! This year’s sale will be Saturday, March 26th , 8am-2pm, in the New York School Gym. The YART sale is ELNA’s biggest annual fundraiser, where neighbors donate their gently used items to sell, local artists vend their creations, and … Continue reading »
MARCH ELNA MEETING The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet again on Monday March 7th from 7-9pm at the New York School library. UPDATE! Representatives from the Penn House will attend to give an update on changes in services and new ventures. Alicia and Katy from Intersection Repair will also join us for a few … Continue reading »
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet again on Monday March 7th from 7-9pm at the New York School library. Guests include representatives from the East Ninth Project with current schematics for the street plan, plus representatives from the Penn House to talk about upcoming changes to the site and programs. In order to allow … Continue reading »
Agenda items for the February ELNA meeting include: Mike Logan on the Food Truck Festival, and Ballard Center Director Christie Scanlan Dobson with news about the Penn House. The February ELNA meeting will be held Monday February 1st from 7-9pm at the New York School library.
Relevant to the East Ninth Project is the City of Lawrence Cultural Plan “Building on Lawrence’s Cultural Capital. You can find more information on the City website: https://www.lawrenceks.org/cmo/cultural-plan.
Hello my name is Jake Lester I am the chair for an organization called Freedom by Design. We are part of the national organization American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). Every year the Lawrence chapter of AIAS and Freedom by Design picks a project to help better the community, we then design, fundraise, and build … Continue reading »
Mark your calendars for the annual New York Elementary MLK Chili Feed, Tuesday January 19th, from 5-7pm. This is a community event and all are welcome. Free will donation will be accepted at the door. Information tables from the Sunrise Project, the Garden Shed project, the Front Porch project for East Ninth, Brook Creek Neighborhood … Continue reading »
ELNA meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month, unless it is a holiday, from 7-9pm. Meetings are held at the New York Elementary library during the school year, and usually at the Lawrence Percolator during the summer months. ELNA Meetings 2016 January 4th February 1st March 7th April 4th May 2nd June 6th … Continue reading »
Updated Schedule: The design team will meet to synthesis the notes from CAC and public comments. CAC will meet Wed, Jan. 27th at 6:30pm at Library and Wed, March 2nd at 6:30pm at Library El Dorado will go before ELNA to discuss these changes and the plan once these comments are consolidated. March 9th – … Continue reading »
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will hold a regular monthly meeting on Monday January 4th from 7-9pm. Even though New York School will not be open for students until Wednesday January 6th, the meeting will still be held in the New York School library. In addition to our usual reports, agenda items include these special … Continue reading »
The Downtown Grocery Project Committee has been working for more than two years and is now moving closer than ever before to an actual grocery store operator committing to opening a store in downtown Lawrence in the old Borders Building. The prospective operator has completed a marketing study and has now asked the Downtown Grocery … Continue reading »
River Clean Up Thanks Thanks to everyone who came out October 3rd to help clean up the River. The weather was perfect and we had a bountiful harvest! Thanks Tom Harper, Joshua Davis, Aaron Paden, Oscar Paden, Elliot Paden, Benjamin Wright, Katy Meston Ward, Jenine Meston, Daniel Ward, Lexi Meston Ward, Dani Flani, Daina Bitters, Zoe Bitters, Charlotte Pessoni, Linda … Continue reading »
Thank you! That was a pretty good party, neighbors, and we couldn’t have done it without your help. Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time, donated raffle items, played music, and set up their tables to inform us about some stuff. And special thanks to everyone who brought delicious food for us to share! … Continue reading »
Its time for our annual tradition of adopting a family through The Ballard Center. Following on our strong voter turnout at the election, we have decided to adopt TWO families this year!!! We need to provide a gift and outfit for each family member. We will have a “wrapping party” on December 9 at 6:30pm … Continue reading »
ELNA will meet Monday December 7th from 7-9pm at New York School.
Hallelujah! Voting eligibility questions with the City of Lawrence have finally been resolved and we can release the ballot totals. November 2nd 2015 ELNA Board Elections Results: Christine Kosirog 205 Jacki Becker 194 Eric Jay 191 Josh Davis (PennSt) 168 John Sebelius 155 KT Walsh 150 Dave Loewenstein 145 Phil Collison 142 KH Harris 138 … Continue reading »
We have heard numerous requests for the actual vote totals, however, the ELNA board cannot yet release the numbers. Provisional ballots were cast and the fate of those ballots is still in question, pending discussion with the City. (If the exact vote for each candidate numbers were released now, and provisional included in the count … Continue reading »
238 ballots were cast this evening, and we have our new 2015-16 ELNA Board. In order of highest number of votes: Christine Kosirog, Jacki Becker, Eric Jay, Josh Davis (Penn St), John Sebelius, KT Walsh, Dave Loewenstein, Phil Collison, KH Harris, Pam Blackburn, Joshua Davis (NY St), Matt Pryor, and Cindy Suenram. More information on … Continue reading »
Turn out and vote for your ELNA Board at our next meeting, Monday November 2nd 2015! Because of the enormous interest in the election this year, the entire ELNA meeting of November 2nd will be turned over to election business, and we’ll be doing things a little different than in years past. Please read further for information and … Continue reading »
The ELNA Board is comprised of a maximum of 14 members. Our bylaws require that the previous year’s president must retain his or her seat on the Board into the following year. Only 13 seats are open for re-election at this time. The seat of the Board member who holds the Treasurer’s position WILL … Continue reading »
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet again on Monday November 2nd at 7pm at New York School. The 2015-2016 ELNA board will be selected at this meeting.
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet again Monday October 5th from 7-9pm at the New York School library. At this meeting, prospective Board members will be asked to declare their intention to serve, and the ELNA Board of Directors will be voted into office at the November meeting, Monday November 2nd.
The Block Party is back! Saturday September 26th, from 5-9 pm at Hobbs Park. Potluck, live music, raffle, cake walk, cooking competition, other groovy neighbor stuff. Volunteer if you can and plan to attend! Mark Your Calendars! The Annual Block Party Returns On Saturday, September 26th, from 5-9pm, at Hobbs Park, ELNA will throw … Continue reading »
SEPTEMBER ELNA MEETING The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet again *Tuesday* (delayed one day in observance of the Labor Day holiday) September 8th from 7-9pm, presumably at New York School. Items on the agenda currently include approval of the bylaw update, review of the East Ninth Project Complete Street Design document, and block party … Continue reading »
The Intersection Repair Project, a community art project headed by Alicia Kelly, has been in planning phase for the last year! More information about the Intersection Repair Project — it’s history, team members, and upcoming events, can be found on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lawrenceintersectionrepair. The Project has now officially received funding from the Lawrence Cultural … Continue reading »
CHAMPSS Meal Program has come to Lawrence! Healthy, inexpensive meals for people 60 plus years old. Choosing Healthy Appetizing Meal Plan Solutions for Seniors CHAMPSS is offered through the Older Americans Act, a federally funded program and the Nutrition Program/ AAA, in partnership with Hy-Vee stores: Now open at Lawrence Hy-Vee Stores! Hy-Vee 4000 W … Continue reading »
ELNA is updating it’s bylaws. The last update occurred in September of 2010 and it’s time to do it again. Some items to be updated include: listing of lifetime members, clarification of lifetime membership dues for businesses and non profits, removal of language differentiating between general and board meetings, and election procedures. You may review … Continue reading »
The Request for Qualifications for artists for the East Ninth Project is out! This particular RFQ has a very short turn around time, so don’t delay! Replies to the RFQ are due by July 24th!
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will hold monthly meetings in June, July, and August at the Lawrence Percolator, 913 Rhode Island, from 7-9pm. The meeting dates are June 1st, July 6th, and August 3rd.
ELNA invites you to attend a special meeting to discuss the proposed 8th and Penn St Bistro Monday May 11th at 7pm at the Cider Gallery. Developers for the Bistro have requested a special zoning permit at 8th and Pennsylvania to allow food and alcohol sales. Read more about the request at the City site: … Continue reading »
Many thanks goes out to these neighbors who spent time on Saturday helping find our lost sidewalk during the 2015 East Lawrence Sidewalk Archaeology Day. The weather and camaraderie were perfect. We removed as much as 8” of soil from the old sidewalk and found … Continue reading »
Have you ever heard of the County Fair Swim Club? What is it? Where is it? The County Fair Swim Club is a non-profit, private neighborhood pool at 2119 Maple Lane, here in Lawrence. That’s south of 19th, east of Haskell and west of Harper, at Maple Lane and Clare Rd, near Kennedy School. … Continue reading »
Many thanks to all our volunteers, artists, and musicians! Aaron Paden Jason Fisher and Rowan McAnulla Fisher Nick Brown Uma and Juliette Outka Brenda Nunez Hilary Barnett Cindy Maude KT Walsh Brad Gibson Rae Johnson Cindy Suenram and Arch Naramore Chelsey and Adina Scanland Blue O’Leary Ambrosia Naramore Winfrey Ana Hurt Zoe Wohlford Quinton Westphal … Continue reading »
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet again May 4th from 7 to 9pm at the New York Elementary cafeteria. (Please note the place change from the NYE library to the cafeteria.) The primary points of discussion will be the 9th St Corridor project and regular committee reports. Also, please note, that ELNA will meet … Continue reading »
New information about meeting, workshop, and presentation meeting dates regarding the E 9th St Project is now available on our E 9th St Project Tab. Check it out!
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet in April on Monday April 6th, from 7-9 pm at the New York School library. Watch our enews and Facebook page for details on the agenda.
Save the Date! ELNA Yart Sale ELNA will hold it’s annual yard and art sale – Yart! – fundraiser again this year on Saturday, March 28th 2014 from 8:00am to 1:00pm at the New York Elementary gym. This year, the sale will be the weekend after USD 497’s Spring Break, so you’ll have lots of … Continue reading »
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will hold a March meeting Monday, March 2nd from 7-9pm in the New York School library.
ELNA will meet again in February of 2015 on Monday February 2nd from 7-9pm at the New York School library.
“Intersection Repair” Project Hello Friends! I’m Alicia Kelly, sculptor, paper-cutter and general enthusiast of the arts. I moved to Lawrence ten years ago, and have been an active member of the arts community for the past seven years. In the past six months, I have taken much notice and interest in community projects … Continue reading »
Are you easy-going and enjoy getting to know your neighbors? Do you love where you live and wish to reach out to more East Lawrence residents? Would you like to help build a safer and more connected neighborhood –starting with just your street? Then, you should be an ELNA BlockHead! If you live in … Continue reading »
The boundless generosity of East Lawrence neighbors has once again been proven with the 2014 ELNA Adopt a Family project. Thank you, friends and neighbors, for your contributions to adopt an East Lawrence family for the holidays. We were able to provide several wonderful gifts to our family including toys, clothes, and art supplies for … Continue reading »
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association Board and Members will meet again Monday January 5th from 7-9pm in the New York School library. Watch our Facbook page and enewsletter for details on the agenda.
Do you live in East Lawrence? Do you have a ideas or concerns about the East 9th Street Project? The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association and the US Dept of Arts and Culture, Lawrence Field Office, would like to invite you to walk on down to Abe and Jakes Landing on the Riverfront at 8 E … Continue reading »
The City of Lawrence launched the Common Ground Program in 2011, to provide garden space for local food growing. All sites are City-owned properties that are idle, and are made available to groups or individuals to develop into community gardens or market gardens. The Sustainability Action Network leased two empty lots beginning with the 2012 … Continue reading »
At our yearly ELNA elections meetings on November 3rd, a new board was selected. Aaron Paden returns as President, with Jacki Becker as Vice President. Board Member Pam Blackburn has consented to take on the position of Secretary. KT Walsh, Brenda Nunez, Cindy Suenram, Phil Collison, Sara Minges, Josh Davis, Christine Kosirog, Eric Jay, and … Continue reading »
Special Thanks to all our musicans, volunteers, sponsors, informational tablers, and guests at our annual Block Party, September 28th 2014. See you all next year! Byron James and Sugarfoot Detour Rebecca McAnulla and Clementine Beth Breitenstien and Jasper Lawrence Recycles Douglas County Democrats with Voter Registration Joanna Bonee and Cari Davis with the … Continue reading »
RIVERFRONT CLEAN UP NOVEMBER 15TH Last June, ELNA officially adopted the Riverfront Habitat Restoration through the City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department’s “Adopt-a-Park” program. The program encourages clean, beautiful parks and builds community through mutual stewardship of our natural assets. The Riverfront is one of East Lawrence’s finest natural assets. It is typical for … Continue reading »
ELNA Board and Officers Elections At this our yearly annual meeting, November 3rd, we will again select our Neighborhood Association Board of Directors. Please come and vote! You choose the Board that represents you, members of the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association! At the meeting, in addition to voting, you may also declare your desire to … Continue reading »
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet again Monday December 1st from 7-9pm at the New York School library. Watch our enews and Facebook for agenda details.
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet again November 3rd 2014 at the New York School library from 7-9pm. Watch our enews and Facebook page for more details on the agenda.
Proposed Intersection Repair in Kansas! Excitement on the proposed Intersection Repair in Kansas is happening! Recently, I have taken much notice and interest in community projects that have been happening all over the US called Intersection Repairs. Intersection Repairs, developed by the Portland Oregon organization City Repair, consist of painting murals directly onto residential intersections … Continue reading »
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet again Monday October 6th, from 7-9pm, at the New York School library. Watch our enews and facebook page for an agenda.
Mark Your Calendars! The Annual Block Party Returns On Saturday, September 27th, from 5-9pm, at Hobbs Park, ELNA will throw its annual block party. Come and join the fun! We will have all our favorite things — food, entertainment, games and lots of great neighbor-mingling! The block party can’t happen without volunteers. Please read … Continue reading »
Lawnmowing season isn’t over yet! You may rent a lawn mower from ELNA for $10 per half day. Please be prepared to provide your own transportation. Contact Heather at (785) 830-9085. Text preferred. You can also rent the ELNA tiller. $20 per half day. Contact Phil 785-843-8098 firstname.lastname@example.org — call, text, or email.
The ELNA Board and members will meet again Tuesday September 2nd from 7-9pm at the New York School library. Please note the day change — Tuesday instead of the usual Monday — due to the Labor Day holiday. Some items on the agenda include: updates regarding the 9th Street Corridor project, the Artillery Bar at … Continue reading »
Are you an East Lawrence business or non-profit? Your business can join ELNA too. Business membership dues are $25.00 for out-of-neighborhood businesses, $20 for in-neighborhood businesses, and $10 for non-profits. Fill out the business membership form here, and mail it in with your membership contribution. You may also pay your dues via our PayPal button … Continue reading »
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet again Monday, August 4th from 7-9pm at the Van Go building at 715 New Jersey Street.
ELNA Board members Phil Collison and KT Walsh, along with Coordinator Lane Eisenbart, were interviewed on KLWN radio on Monday June 30th regarding the history of East Lawrence. You can listen to the recording of the show on the KLWN website here: http://www.klwn.com/Timeline-Radio/15326698?date=2014_06
Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging (JAAA) is excited to announce Project ElderCool!! Do you know of a person 60 years of age or older that is living without any air condition? JAAA is providing window air condition units to those 60 and older that qualify. Please contact April Maddox or Betty Wade at 1-800-798-1366 for … Continue reading »
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet again Monday July 7th, 2014 from 7-9pm at the Van Go building at 715 New Jersey Street. Items on the agenda include: an update from Ben Ahlvers and Susan Tate from the Lawrence Arts Center on the progress of the ArtsPlace grant and plans for the 9th Street … Continue reading »
It’s that time again… time for another ELNA meeting! Monday, June 2nd, from 7-9 pm, we’ll mix it up this month, and meet at the Van Go building at 715 New Jersey, instead of our usual summer meeting place, the Lawrence Percolator. Watch our Facebook and enews for more details on this month’s agenda.
Spring is here! And ELNA can help you get your garden and yard ready for planting and mowing. Rent our tiller for $20 per half day, or the mower for $10 per half day. For those of you with smaller yards there is also a manual push reel mower available. Contact Phil Collison at 785-843-8098 … Continue reading »
Aaron Paden, Arch Naramore, Ardys Ramberg, Chelsey Scanland, Chris Sorentino, Christine Kosirog, Cindy Suenram, Daina Bitters, Don Katorv, Jacki Becker, Janet Good, Josh Davis, Karen Siebel, KT Walsh, Leslie Soden, Mick Palmer, Mike Myers, Phil Collison, Rae Johnson, Staci Ahlvers, musicians, vendors, and shoppers, Papa Keno’s Pizza, Blissful Bite, THANK YOU for helping raise $1500 … Continue reading »
The next meeting of the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association and members will be Monday, May 5th 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00pm at the New York School library. Items on the agenda include; River conservation easement update, ELNA fundraising update and discussion, Penny’s area truck routes, and Inclusionary zoning discussion. Input and information at email@example.com
Come one, come all, to the annual ELNA YART (that’s yard+art) Sale! This year’s sale will be, Saturday, March 29th , 8am-2pm, in the New York School Gym. The YART sale is ELNA’s big annual fundraiser, where neighbors donate their gently used items to sell, local artists vend their creations, and we are all entertained … Continue reading »
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will hold it’s next monthly meeting Monday April 7th 2014 from 7-9pm at the New York School library. Watch our facebook and enews for agenda items.
This year, ELNA’s pet clean up project will focus on cleaning up the riverfront area adjacent to our neighborhood. The purpose of the river cleanup is to bring neighborhood folks together so we can enjoy each other’s company and make new acquaintances while we do some community service. The riverfront was chosen because it is … Continue reading »
Back in early January, ELNA board members played a pivotal role in opening a donation account to assist longtime neighbor and advocate, Saunny Scott. Saunny is at risk of losing the home she has lived in for 30+ years, raising 4 children there, all with disabilities, and has redone the home to suit the needs … Continue reading »
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will hold it’s regular monthly meeting Monday March 3rd, from 7-9pm at the New York School library. Items on the agenda include: Brick Streets with Mark Theil, Yart Sale planning, Riverfront Clean-Up/ ELNA Workday Saturday March 8th, and discussions of possibly adopting the Riverfront area officially through the adopt-a-park program, … Continue reading »
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will meet Monday February 3rd, from 7-9pm in the New York School library. Items on the agenda include: pre-planning for the Yart Sale in March and discussion with Mark Thiel from the City of Lawrence regarding the city’s brick streets plan.
Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous members from the swift completion of their appointed meetings. The ELNA must go on! Because it would be so problematic to reschedule, and because our guests have planned to attend, ELNA will STILL hold the monthly meeting tonight, 7-9pm. But, instead of … Continue reading »
Want to help ELNA adopt a family for the holiday season? Each year, the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association adopts a family in need through the Ballard Center. In addition to the items listed we need to provide gift cards for a holiday meal (we can turn cash donations into gifts or gift cards if you … Continue reading »
Plans to add on to New York School can be seen here.
At our November meeting, ELNA elected President Aaron Paden, Vice President Jacki Becker, and new Secretary Christine Kosirog. The new board consists of: Returning members, Aaron Paden, Jacki Becker, Christine Kosirog, Josh Davis, KH Harris, Phil Collison, Leslie Soden, KT Walsh, Brenda Nunez, and new board members, Sara Minges, Adam Smith, Pam Blackburn, John Gascon, … Continue reading »
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association will again meet on December 2nd, in the New York Elementary library from 7-9pm. Some items on the agenda include discussion of the final recommendations of the Cultural District Task Force and the yearly Adopt-a-Family project. Questions and comments can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Lonnie’s Recycling at 501 Maple St., in North Lawrence, you can drop off your metals and ask that the proceeds be donated to the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association. Your contribution will help various ELNA neighborhood projects. Lonnie’s is a super friendly, helpful, family owned business operating for the last 25 years, and properly registered with … Continue reading »