“Keep Calm and Hope It’s Not Cloudy”

The solar eclipse that will occur on August 21, 2017, is rare.  It is the first eclipse to even touch the United States since 1979.  The last eclipse to cross the United States occured in 1918.  The United States is the only country that will be touched by this...

Sunrise Project Grows More than Gardens

Gardens. Orchards. Cooking. Worms. All are ingredients to connecting people to good food, community and the environment, according to Emily Hampton, Executive Director, and Melissa Freiburger, Director of Programs, at Sunrise Project. Sunrise Project is an effort to...

Inspired to Action at 2017 RI Convention and Peace Conference

No one can do it alone. This theme inspired 40,000 Rotarians to action at the Rotary International Convention and the Presidential Peace Conference in Atlanta, GA, in June.  Lawrence Central Rotarians Janis Bunker and Kate Campbell described their experiences at the...

City of Lawrence Mapping Guru Micah Seybold Digs Maps

Micah Seybold loved maps from an early age.  In university geography class he got serious about his interest and abandoned his plan to be a computer programmer.  However, his tech background did come in handy and lead to a GIS mapping job with the city of Lawrence. ...

Striving for Sustainability in Lawrence & Douglas County

Making decisions that balance the needs of the environment, economy and society for both present and future generations is the goal of a cooperative sustainability program between the City of Lawrence and Douglas County.  Sustainability Coordinator Eileen Horn spoke...

Members Help with Rotary Arboretum Work Day

Out-going LCR President Jim Peters and in-coming President Fred Atchison pose during the semi-annual Rotary work day at the Arboretum on Saturday, June 24.  Don Johnston, member of the Lawrence Rotary Club, helps them wield the...