Posted on: May 15, 2017

Celebrate National Trails Day June 3

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Celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Trails Day with the Lawrence Loopers! 

Lawrence Intersection Repair will paint a new street mural Saturday, June 3, where 14th Street meets the east side of the Burroughs Creek Trail. Music, food and drinks, ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Lawrence earns Silver Walk Friendly Communities designation

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Congrats to the City of Lawrence for receiving a Silver designation from the national Walk Friendly Communities program. 

Scores range from Bronze (lowest), Silver, Gold to Platinum (highest). The Walk Friendly designation is based on community effort...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Loop run/walk set for June 17

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Ad Astra Running will host #CompetetheLoop, a free community run/walk, Saturday, June 17. 

Participants have two distance options: 5K and 25K. The 25K will begin at Rock Chalk Park and follow the Lawrence Loop along the western and southern edges of t...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Join the National Bike Challenge

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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. With competition possibilities on the local, state and nat...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

NuStep added to LDCHA

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority recently added a NuStep recumbent cross trainer machine to Babcock Place, thanks to a LiveWell Community Wellness Grant through the Douglas County Community Foundation. 

The NuStep was delivered in Februar...

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

Video highlights future Lawrence Loop

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Are you a Looper? LiveWell Lawrence and partners continue to advocate for finishing a 22-mile loop trail around Lawrence everyone could enjoy. To watch a video highlighting recent discussion about the Loop at the Lawrence City Commission and on 6 News Law...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Common Ground accepting applications

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Common Ground, the City of Lawrence’s community gardening and urban gardening program, is accepting applications for the 2017 growing season. 

In 2016, the gardens, farms and orchards were tended by 200 growers, supported by more than 900 volunt...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Extension office to offer cooking classes

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K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County will offer hands-on cooking classes on how to prepare quick and easy healthy meals. 

Each session is $15 or $75 for all six. Classes include:

  • Soup’s On: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 
  • Flash in a Pan...
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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Cordley expands school garden program

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Cordley Elementary School recently expanded its school garden, thanks to a LiveWell Community Wellness Grant through the Douglas County Community Foundation. 

In early March, Cordley’s Farm to School Committee installed three new garden beds...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Sunrise Project grand opening planned

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The Sunrise Project grand opening is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at 1501 Learnard Ave. in Lawrence. 

Food, drinks, activities for all ages, music and tours will be included. 

Bring your family, friends and neighbors!

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Healthy Sprouts comes to Baldwin City

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Sunrise Project recently added a new child care center to the Healthy Sprouts farm-to-preschool program: Rainbow Experience Preschool in Baldwin City. 

Healthy Sprouts provides programming to child care centers and in-home daycares that includes child...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Activities planned for Senior Health, Fitness Day

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Several activities are planned for May 31 as part of National Senior Health and Fitness Day. 

Events, sponsored by Lawrence Memorial Hosptial and Lawrence Parks and Recreation, include Yamuna Body Rolling Class, NIA Dance Class, Lifelong Stretch Class...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Coalition sets 2016-17 Policy Platform

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LiveWell Lawrence recently announced its 2016-17 Policy Platform priorities. The platform includes a specific goal for each work group to work toward in the coming year. Chair Laurie Comstock said the Policy Platform helps work groups set goals around cha...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Tobacco21 efforts in Douglas County

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The LiveWell Lawrence Tobacco-Free Living Work Group, with support from the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, is asking businesses, organizations and individuals to endorse the Tobacco21 initiative in Douglas County.If you are interested in suppo...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Tobacco-free campus initiative launches at Baker University

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A tobacco-free coalition has launched on Baker University’s campus. 

The #BTIDtobaccofree campus initiative is committed to creating a healthy and sustainable tobacco-free environment for all members of the Baker community. The group hosted its first event...

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