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    Surgeon General releases inspirational new video on ending the tobacco epidemic

    For more than 50 years, the Surgeon General has been reporting about the dangers of smoking/tobacco use. The findings have spurred many of us to help smokers quit, clear the air of secondhand smoke, and keep young people from starting in the first place. Read on...
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    Work Groups in Search of Communication Coordinators

    The Tobacco-Free Living and WorkWell work groups are in search of volunteers to fill the role of communications coordinator. Read on...
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    Pedestrian-Bicycle Issues Task Force Seeking Input

    The City’s Pedestrian-Bicycle Issues Task Force is seeking community input on many aspects related to accessibility and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians in Lawrence. Read on...
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    Kansas Statewide Walking School Bus Proving Successful

    There are notable highlights from the first year of the statewide Kansas Walking School Bus (WSB) Program. Read on...
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    Market Match Program Expands

    It was a busy month at Market Match! We have expanded into FOUR new markets! Read on...
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    Lawrence Fruit Tree Project Seeks New Leadership Team Members

    Are you passionate about urban agriculture and community building? Are you looking for an opportunity to learn new skills and connect with new people? Read on...
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    August campaign highlights healthy, local foods at area grocery stores

    “How do you eat local?” Residents across Douglas County will answer that question next month by joining the Farm Fresh Challenge. Read on...
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    WorkWell Prospective Member Meeting

    Aug. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lawrence Public Library Auditorium Light lunch provided Read on...
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    Sunrise Project Pie Auction and Community Potluck

    August 8, 5 to 8 p.m. Hobbs Park Shelter, 702 East 11th St. Read on...
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    If Your Neighbor Smokes, So Do You

    How a neighbor's secondhand cigarette smoke is negatively impacting one Lawrence resident's life. Read on...
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    LiveWell Community Wellness Grants

    The Douglas County Community Foundation will begin accepting applications for LiveWell Community Wellness grants on September 1. Read on...
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    Thousands of Summer Meals Served

    Thousands of free breakfasts and lunch have been served this summer. In June, the Library lunch site served 2,949 meals-- an average of 134 meals per day. Read on...