Block Party 2019 THANK YOU!

Thanks to all our neighbors who braved the rain and the change of plans to join us at our Mini Block Party at the MakerSpace.  Extra special thanks to Eric Kirkendall and Bill Wachspress and our Makerspace friends for making space for us. Thanks to Samantha Saltz and Mary Leek Stolz for collaborating with us … Continue reading »

Block Party 2019 Photos

Here’s a mix of the New York School celebration and our mini Block Party at the MakerSpace, September 28th, 2019. Thanks to Amanda Meyers for the photos.

ELNA Block Party 2019!

NEW YORK’S 150TH AND ELNA BLOCK PARTY Mark your calendars now!  BIG PARTY for our LITTLE SCHOOL Saturday September 28th.   1-4pm Historic Tours of the school, plus an exhibit from Watkins about 150 years at New York 3-5pm Kids Carnival 5-9pm ELNA Block Party IN THE STREET!   As usual, we’ll have a potluck, live music, … Continue reading »

ELNA Board Elections Coming Up!

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 »

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 »