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    Join the National Bike Challenge

    You can represent Douglas County in the National Bike Challenge! The Challenge is a logging center for you to record the miles you ride while competing with other riders all over the country. Read on...
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    Parks and Rec offers bicycle commuting class

    Do you want to take advantage of all the benefits of commuting by bicycle but aren’t sure how to get started? Read on...
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    Eudora adds bicycle repair station

    The City of Eudora recently added a bicycle repair station through a LiveWell Community Wellness Grant from the Douglas County Community Foundation. Read on...
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    Video highlights future Lawrence Loop

    Are you a Looper? LiveWell Lawrence and partners continue to advocate for finishing a 20+ mile loop trail around Lawrence everyone could enjoy. Read on...
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    Lawrence Farmers Market returns for season

    The Lawrence Farmers Market has returned for the season! Saturday markets are at 824 New Hampshire St., while the Tuesday market has moved to the Lawrence Public Library Outdoor Plaza, 707 Vermont St. Read on...
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    Harvesters implements additional mobile food pantry

    In an effort to feed more people in Douglas County who are in need of food assistance, Harvesters is adding an additional mobile food pantry distribution in the county. Read on...
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    Merc launches MercShare, MercShare+

    The Merc Co+op has launched MercShare and MercShare+, programs that invite shoppers enrolled in Kansas food assistance programs to apply to become co-op owners via MercShare. Read on...
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    Bishop Seabury Academy adds compost stalls, garden beds

    Bishop Seabury Academy students recently added compost stalls and raised garden beds through a LiveWell Community Wellness Grant from the Douglas County Community Foundation. Read on...
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    Summer Food Program schedule set

    Free meals are available this summer for children and teens in Lawrence. The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to all children between the ages of 1-18. Read on...
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    Eudora Middle School starts Read and Ride program

    Eudora Middle School recently started a Read and Ride program through a LiveWell Community Wellness Grant from the Douglas County Community Foundation and funding from the Eudora Schools Foundation. Read on...
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    Food bars added to St. John Catholic School

    St. John Catholic School recently added food bars to its cafeteria through a LiveWell Community Wellness Grant from the Douglas County Community Foundation. Read on...
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    LiveWell Lawrence sets policy platform for 2015-16

    The LiveWell Lawrence Leadership Team voted Nov. 3 to adopt a policy platform for 2015-16, which includes each work group’s top priority. Read on...
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    Eudora bans use of e-cigarettes indoors, tobacco products in parks

    The City of Eudora on Jan. 11 voted to ban the use of e-cigarettes indoors and tobacco products in parks. Read on...
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    City of Lawrence approves tobacco-free policy

    The Lawrence City Commission on Jan. 12 approved a Parks and Recreation policy that bans tobacco use on all department-owned and operated land. Read on...
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    Free vending assessments offered to worksites

    The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is offering free vending assessments to employers in Douglas County. Read on...