Rebuilding East Ninth Together Project Update

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 »

Energy Assistance Available

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.

Mower and Tiller for Rent

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

Spring River Clean Up!

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 »

Yart Sale 2019 THANK YOU!!

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 »

Who Was Shelley Miller?

This article was published in the March April 2019 issue of our paper neighborhood newsletter. For even more reminiscences on the illustrious Shelley, 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 »

New York Elementary is turning 150!

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 »

Yart Sale 2019!

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

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 »