OWL Traffic Management Pilot Test to Begin Soon

In response to resident concerns, a pilot test of traffic control devices will soon begin in Old West Lawrence. This is very likely to affect your daily driving.

An information sheet and map are available on OldWestLawrence.net under the “Documents” tab. Please look them over carefully.

A hard copy flyer containing the information is also going to be distributed throughout the neighborhood in the coming days.

OWL Day Events Set – Mark Your Calendar for Sept. 11, 2021

OWLA turns 60 years old this year, and we are ready to celebrate!

The Garage and Art Sales are back. Check out the details on the “Garage Sales and Art Sales” tab of our website for details about how to participate as a seller or as a shopper.

The Annual Picnic will be a little different this year. First, it is not a potluck. And second, it will be in the afternoon instead of evening. The Association will provide a birthday cake, other snacks, and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Bring your own chairs and lawn game please!

Please go to the “Annual Picnic” tab of our website for all the picnic details.

For both events, masks are highly encouraged, regardless of vaccination status.

As always, we are also accepting donations. Please consider donating $60 (dollars) for our 60th (year), before, during, or after the event.

Annual Meeting – by Zoom – Jan. 30, 2021

Annual Meeting by Zoom
Sat. January 30, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Register at tinyurl.com/owla2021

Election of Officers

(1) the possibility of inviting the Lawrence Neighborhood Traffic Management Program to slow traffic on our neighborhood streets,
(2) Lawrence’s plans to improve stormwater drainage in Old West Lawrence, and
(3) updating the OWLA Neighborhood Plan (after 20+ years) to better reflect our needs, which could have a big influence on city decisions that affect us.

Open floor for announcements from members

If you are interested in running for a position on the OWLA board, please email us at OldWestLawrenceASSN@gmail.com and we’ll provide more information.

More details are posted under January 2021 Newsletter
on our Newsletter page

Membership Meeting – by Zoom – Oct. 17, 2020

Old West Lawrence Association
General Membership Meeting
October 17, 2020, 10 AM

Please register for this virtual meeting at https://tinyurl.com/owla101720

Agenda for the Meeting:

10:00 Open Meeting and accept reports
• Treasurers report
• Secretary’s report

10:20 Status Reports
• OWL Day Report
• 7th and Tennessee Crossing
• Neighborhood Streets
–Old West Lawrence Historic Brick Streets Team
–Lawrence Neighborhood Traffic Management Program
• Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
• Halloween Plans

10:50 Neighborhood issues, concerns, and opportunities
• Identify items OWLA should focus on (to be emailed out later for prioritizing)

11:10 Announcements/Events
• Open floor for OWL resident announcements

11:20 Close Meeting
• Review action items and tabled items
• Announce date/time for our next meeting

11:30 Meeting Adjourned

OWL Day a New Way on Sept. 12, 2020

OWLA has an awesome event planned to celebrate OWL Day this year! Check out the details on the “Annual Picnic” tab of OldWestLawrence.net for details and suggestions.

Needless to say, it is not a picnic. It will be an organic event that neighbors can adapt to their own pandemic comfort level, and it will occur on Saturday, Sept. 12, starting about 5 pm. OWLA encourages everyone to show pride in OWL by doing something outdoors on your property that you enjoy. Or, you can simply take a walk to experience the neighborhood, masked and socially distanced of course.

Included under the Picnic tab is a downloadable OWL coloring page for kids (or adults) to color and display somewhere on your property for a scavenger hunt that evening.

Membership Meeting, Saturday, February 1; plus OWL Day at the Watkins

Old West Lawrence Association
General Membership Meeting
February 1, 2020, 10 AM
Watkins Museum Community Room


OWL Day at the Watkins Museum of History

Please consider sticking around after the OWLA meeting for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Watkins Museum, which includes visiting the attic space and seeing the famous bathtub of J. B. Watkins. Members will also receive OWL architecture coloring pages to take home to the children in their lives, and they will get a chance to interact with some documents related to the OWL neighborhood. Tour and activities will last for 45 minutes to an hour.

The current Newsletter has been posted to this website on the Newsletter page.
Please note that this time, delivery is electronic only.
No doorstep delivery will occur.