Posted on: July 26, 2017

Improvements planned for Blue Jacket Trail

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The Eudora Parks & Recreation Foundation is partnering with Hamm Inc. and CFS Engineers to replace the dilapidated Blue Jacket Trail in Eudora at no cost to the city. 

The much-used trail is about 20 years old. The value of the in-kind donatio...

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Healthy Built Environment
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Safe Routes Champion Training set for Aug. 29

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Do you like to walk or bike? Do you want to help make these activities safer in your neighborhood? Become a Safe Routes Champion! A Safe Routes Champion Training is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, in Room AB on the second floor of the...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Weekly group Beginners Bike Ride set for Monday nights

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Starting June 12, there will be a weekly group Beginners Bike Ride every Monday through the end of August. 

Participants meet at 6:30 p.m. in the SpringHill Suites by Marriott parking lot at Sixth and New Hampshire streets in Lawrence. There will ...

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Healthy Built Environment
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 ef...

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Healthy Built Environment
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...

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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: July 26, 2017

City, county adopt Food System Plan

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The Douglas County Food System Plan recently was adopted by the Douglas County Commission and Lawrence City Commission. The plan provides strategic recommendations in five goal areas:

  • Agricultural producers, food entrepreneurs and food sector work...
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Healthy Food For All
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Douglas County wins KAW award

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Congrats to Douglas County for receiving the Community Health Champion award from the Kansas Alliance for Wellness! 

The community was recognized for utilizing the Douglas County Food Policy Council to create a thriving local food system. Those in...

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Healthy Food For All
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Heartland adds commercial refrigerator

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Heartland Community Health Center recently added a commercial glass two-door refrigerator to its food pantry, thanks to a LiveWell Community Wellness Grant through the Douglas County Community Foundation. 

The refrigerator increased storage capaci...

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Healthy Food For All
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Just Food launches kitchen supply pantry

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Just Food recently launched Pots and Pan-try, a kitchen supply pantry. 

“We believe that when our families have the tools necessary, they will cook at home more frequently and the nutritional value of those foods will increase,&rdquo...

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Healthy Food For All
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 
  • Fl...
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Healthy Food For All

Posted on: June 13, 2017

Free meals available for kids this summer

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Kids in Lawrence and Lecompton have access to free meals this summer through the Fuel Up 4 Summer food program. 

The federal program, which began in early June, provides free meals to all children between the ages of 1 and 18. Participants do not ...

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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 ...

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Healthy Kids

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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