Neighborhood Watch Training

OWL Neighborhood Watch Training

Wednesday, April 20  *  Monday, May 2

7 p.m. either night

Lawrence Public Library Auditorium

Anyone in the neighborhood can attend, and the training itself will have the most positive impact on improving safety for all of us. An added benefit is that if you get 50% participation from your block, a Neighborhood Watch sign will be placed on the block.

Participants only need to attend one session.

Membership Meeting Feb. 20

General Membership Meeting

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10 a.m.

Lawrence Public Library, Meeting Room A

The agenda includes 2016 officers, Lawrence historic register, neighborhood watch, electronic communication, LAN report, Pinckney, bicycle and foot transportation, annual picnic, and more.

The current Newsletter is now posted on this website.

Feb. 21 OWLA General Meeting Coming Up

Old West Lawrence Association
General Membership Meeting
February 21, 10 a.m.
Watkins Museum of History, 11th and Massachusetts

Agenda
1. Minutes of last meeting
2. Treasurer’s Report
3. Reaffirm OWLA Officers for 2015
4. Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods Report and Horizon 2020 Update
5. Safe Routes for All Town Hall and Safe Routes to School
6. Pearl Clark Community Garden
7. Downtown grocery
8. Zoning issues
9. Announcements/Comments

Two Events of Note

On Saturday, January 24, 2015, the Pearl Clark Community Garden (which is in OWL) is sponsoring a presentation by KC master Gardener Katherine Hoggard.   The presentation will be from 10:00 am to noon in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, and anyone interested is invited.  Composting is a great way to incorporate yard and kitchen scraps into improving flower beds and gardens.

 

Also mark your calendars for the next Old West Lawrence Association meeting on February 21st at 10:00 at the Watkins Museum.

The Envelope Please . . . OWLA 2014 Applause Announced

As the end of the growing season approaches the OWLA Applause Awards Committee is proud to give an OWLA Applause Award (2014) to the Pearl Clark Community Garden. It has been a pleasure to watch the changes to the garden over the season and all of the hard work put in by the gardeners. Congratulations to Michael Morley, Phil Minkin, and the many families whose efforts got the garden started and growing. The community garden is a city program on city land. It took 5 months to get city approval and to get it going, but it has definitely been worth it to see it from ground breaking to full blown blooming flowers, vegetables, and herbs.

The Applause Committee is also seeking someone to help Theresa Shetler Logan with the OWLA Applause Awards, which recognize neighbors’ outstanding efforts to beautify their property and our neighborhood. If you are interested in serving, send an e-mail to OldWestLawrenceAssn @gmail.com, and we’ll get you connected.

Pinckney School community meeting Oct. 4 has been postponed, but OWLA membership meeting Nov. 1 stays the same

The joint community meeting with Pinckney Neighborhood Association (PNA) and OWLA regarding changes to Pinckney School, which was announced for Oct. 4, has been postponed. Construction and design plans are slightly delayed. Organizers feel that it would be best to wait a few months until the architects and school district have more firm timelines and are able to better inform our communities. They anticipate the meeting to be rescheduled for early 2015.

Please note that the OWLA general membership meeting scheduled for Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. in the new library’s meeting room A (lower level) remains the same.