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, 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 »

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 »

Rebuilding East Ninth Together Project — Listening Session Two

**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 »

New York Elementary MLK Chili Feed

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 »

Keep an Eye on Your Lights, East Lawrence

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 »

Adopt a Family Thanks

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 »