Voting in this year’s Midterms – A Guide for Pinckney Residents

Voters registered in Kansas can look up where to vote on Kansas’s site or at

Kansas voters can also vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Wednesday, October 17 to Monday, November 5, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live. You can look up when and where to vote early at

The early voting period runs from Wednesday, October 17 to Monday, November 5, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live

You will need to show photo ID to vote in Kansas. Acceptable forms include: a driver’s license or non-driver’s ID card; a concealed carry handgun license; US passport; government employee badge or ID; military ID; student ID from an accredited public college or technical school in Kansas; government-issued public assistance ID; or Indian tribal ID. Persons age 65 or older may use expired photo ID documents.
Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot and provide your ID to the county prior to the county canvass (7-10 days after the election) in order for it to be counted.

You can look up your voter registration record and verify that your information is correct using Kansas’s voter registration lookup tool.

November 1, 2018 · Phil Jones · No Comments
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Pinckney Neighborhood Trunk-or-Treat!

When and Where?

Sunday, October 28th in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital parking lot on the corner of 4th and Michigan Streets (enter at 4th and Alabama).

  • Set-up starts at 2 p.m.
  • Trunk-or-Treaters welcome from 3 to 5 p.m.

Who’s Invited?

All families of students at Pinckney Elementary School and all residents of the Pinckney and Old West Lawrence neighborhoods

Admission? Free?

Collecting Donations for Heartland Community Health Center!

We encourage you to bring donations of cash or needed paper products, toiletries or food items for Heartland Community Health Center.

Needed items list:



To have fun, to bring neighbors together, and to give back to the community through donations to Heartland Community Health Center!

October 12, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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Pinckney Working Group

Oct. 8th & 22nd, Monday
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Bar N’ Grill – 530 Wisconsin St

With the recent adoption of Pinckney’s new “Neighborhood Plan”, we have formed a working group to tackle some of the issues laid out in the plan.

We meet every other Monday at 7 pm at Bar ‘N Grill for drinks, snacks, conversation, and strategy for improving our neighborhood.

Contact Nick Kuzmyak for more information, or just show up at our next meeting!

Link to List of Action Items

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Pinckney Family Movie Night!

This Sat. Oct 6th
7:00 – 9:00 pm
401 Mississippi

Bring your camp chair, blankets, and snacks! Let’s watch a movie under the stars and enjoy each other’s company.

Eleanor Gardner & Will Trimble are hosting a family movie night at 401 Mississippi – we’ll project a movie on the side of our barn! Bring your own snacks and seating, and we’ll provide the rest 😊

We will watch either The Goonies or Coco. Go to the link below if you’d like to vote.

Link to the event FB page

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Sat., Sept. 22nd, 8 am – 12 noon, Pinckney and Old West Lawrence Join Forces for Garage Sale Event

Last year, at least 27 households participated.

Link to the current map of participating households

A benefit of the neighborhood-wide sale is that the addresses of all sale locations are publicized. We ask that each Pinckney participant in the sale donate a small portion (15%) of their proceeds to PNA. Last year, we raised almost $90!

If you decide to participate, we ask for your sale to be “open” at least from 8 am to 12 noon. The coordinator for this event, Amber, will need your address (and would like your name, just for her to know you). Please email her at or contact her via cell: 785-218-2280.

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This Saturday, Sept. 8th, 10am – 12pm, Walk Pinckney with Lawrence Police Chief Gregory Burns!!

2018 marks our second year of ‘Walk Pinckney’.

The Walk Pinckney event this month is extra special. This month, the Lawrence Chief of Police, Gregory Burns, will be joining us!

As before, we’ll be meeting in the westernmost parking lot of Lawrence Memorial Hospital (the one just north of 4th st). near the sign and trees at the intersection of Arkansas and 4th. From there we will split up and walk a section of the neighborhood.

We will walk door to door throughout Pinckney and introduce ourselves, discuss the Pinckney Neighborhood Association’s upcoming events as well as the PNA’s purpose of connecting residents and making our neighborhood the best it can be.

Be sure to invite your friends and anyone else you think might want to come.

Please let us know via email if you plan to attend:

September 6, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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Working Committee to Form with Goal of Implementing New Neighborhood Plan

To follow up on the newly approved Pinckney Neighborhood Plan, we will be forming a working group to begin addressing the strategies outlined in the Plan. The group will meet biweekly or as necessary and will consist of a logistical group leader and members from the neighborhood.
If you’re interested in joining this group, we encourage you to attend the next PNA meeting or email the Board at for more information.
If you’re looking to get involved in tactical work that actively improves the neighborhood, this is your chance!

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What kind of neighborhood do we want Pinckney to be?

Neighborhood Plan to be voted on at July meeting

Join us for our July Meeting

Saturday, July 21st at 10:00 am
Lawrence Memorial Hospital / Meeting Room D-South

Join us for the July meeting where we will be VOTING on the new Pinckney Neighborhood Plan.

“The Pinckney Neighborhood Plan strives to enhance livability, to promote smart land use and development, to increase neighborhood connectivity, and to increase access to amenities and facilities.”

A link to the plan (PDF) is here.

The plan is also available online here.

Additionally, Lawrence Memorial Hospital will give a presentation regarding their Sterile Processing Project, we will recap the June picnic and the Fourth celebration, and discuss other important details affecting the neighborhood.

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Lawrence 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

Wednesday, July 4th, 5 pm – 10 pm, at Burcham Park (2nd & Indiana)

(Entry points at the entrance off of Indiana and the trail along the river)

This event is put together by a group of citizens and is made possible by those vendors, sponsors & volunteers who support the event.

Drasko’s, G’s Jamaican Cuisine, BLEND, Mad Greek, Mr. Bacon Bbq, Coney Island Hot Dogs, La Parilla, Kona Ice, JB’s Taco’s, Torched Goodness

The Lawrence Jaycee’s will be engineering the fireworks show will be displayed after the sun goes down! (after 9:30pm)

Bands and Dj from the stage, Buskers, Face Painters, Balloon Art, Hoop Mamas and an inflatable kid zone!

Getting to the event…

  • Consider biking to Burcham or walking to try to alleviate some of the traffic congestion.
  • Off-site parking – A Shuttle Bus will pick-up at the Library parking garage and drop off at Burcham Park and run a continuous route from 4:30-11
  • Avoid Indiana Street – If driving, consider turning on another street beside Indiana.
  • Parking – The flat grassy area near the hill in Sandra Shaw will be used for ($10) paid parking
  • Free ADA Parking – The gravel parking lot behind the water treatment plant will be used for ADA parking.

Other things to consider…

  • Can you bring chairs to the event? Yes, you may bring a folding chair, camping chair or blanket to sit on for the event.
  • Are Pets allowed? No. We love our pets, but due to the nature of the event and the stimulus involved with a Fireworks show, we can’t allow Pets. (We will allow tagged support animals)

Cleanup after the event

  • Event staff will perform park/parking clean-up on the night of the 4th.
  • Event staff will also have a second crew coming in on July 5th at 10 am to do a 3hr walk around the neighborhood.  Any neighborhood help is welcome and appreciated!
  • Police will be patrolling the neighborhood and have a presence at the park.  We’re hoping for no fender benders.

Click here for more information:

Click here for more information about the Pinckney Traffic Plan

Click here or image below to view event map

June 29, 2018 · Phil Jones · No Comments
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Annual Pinckney Neighborhood Picnic

Free neighborhood-wide gathering!   Fun activities for all ages! Donations for the Food Drive are encouraged!

Please join your friends and neighbors on Saturday, June 9 in Clinton Park for the annual Pinckney Neighborhood Potluck Picnic!


We Provide: Hot dogs, Veggie Dogs, Soda, Water, Plates, Cups, Napkins, etc.

You Bring: It’s a Potluck! Bring a Side Dish, Dessert or Munchies


Bounce House – Face Painting – Arts & Crafts


The annual potluck picnic is a wonderful time to meet Pinckney residents from all corners of the neighborhood. Be sure to remind and invite your friends and neighbors. Bring a lawn chair and take time to relax and visit.


We need a little help to make the picnic a success. Can you help with face painting, kids craft table, bounce house supervision? We have the supplies – we just need you!

Please email:

Or call/text Pat Miller at 785-550-6059 or Kim Heck 785-331-9868


Anderson Rentals, Checkers, Dillon’s, HyVee & Fast Lane!

May 31, 2018 · pgmiller · No Comments
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