Labor Day Picnic 2016

Join fellow neighbors for the annual New Chauncey Labor Day Picnic.

  • September 5th
  • 5pm
  • Lincoln Park on Lincoln Street

Lincoln Park Map

Please bring a side dish to share.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, and Boca burgers will be provided by the neighborhood association.

Spread the word!

Alley Updates in New Chauncey

The alleys between Dehart and East Oak, East Oak and Stadium, and North Chauncey and Vine have been repaved.  Let’s keep them looking great.

If you have an alley near you that needs to be addressed, please let us know here and we can work together on securing funds with the City of West Lafayette.

2016 Meet and Greet Event

Help welcome new student renters to the New Chauncey neighborhood by volunteering for the annual Meet and Greet.

It’s 60 minute activity that has you walking through New Chauncey, knocking on doors, and handing out information about West Lafayette and the surrounding area.

Join us on Tuesday August 23, 5:30 PM @ Graduate Student Center (RM 105).  It is located at 504 Northwestern Avenue inside the Northwestern parking garage.

The Meet and Greet event is sponsored by the West Lafayette-Purdue Community Partnership Team, a group that meets throughout the year to discuss areas of common interest.

If you would like to participate in this fun event, please show up on August 23rd.

Hope to see you there.

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NEWS RELEASE
August 15, 2016

Purdue, West Lafayette to welcome students living off campus WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – For the 17th consecutive year, volunteers from Purdue University and the city of West Lafayette will go around the New Chauncey and Northwestern Heights neighborhoods on Tuesday (Aug. 23) evening to meet students living off campus and welcome them to West Lafayette and Purdue.

“Each year, thousands of Purdue students live off-campus and are an integral part of the Purdue and West Lafayette communities. We want to welcome our students into their neighborhoods and provide them with resources for living in the community,” said Frank Dooley, vice provost for teaching and learning and chair of the Purdue Community Partnership Team.

Volunteers will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Graduate Student Center, room 105, at 504 Northwestern Avenue. Each volunteer will get a gold Meet and Greet T-shirt, a street map of the near-campus neighborhoods showing
student residences, and door hangers with information about Purdue and West Lafayette that they will leave at each residence they visit.

Volunteers will then divide into small teams and walk around the neighborhoods to make their visits. Meet and Greet is arranged jointly by the Purdue University and West Lafayette Community Partnership teams. “The main purpose of the teams is to work together to build on the strong relationship between Purdue and the city of West Lafayette,” said Beverly Shaw, chair of the West Lafayette team and marketing and grants administrator for West Lafayette.

“Those of us already here know that West Lafayette and Purdue are great places to be,” Mayor John Dennis said. “We want to share that sense of pride in our community with students who may be new to West Lafayette.” Meet and Greet is open to any West Lafayette resident and Purdue community member who wants to volunteer.

Writer: Brian Zink, 765-494-2080, bzink@purdue.edu
Sources: Frank Dooley, 765-494-0615, dooleyf@purdue.edu
Bev Shaw, 765-775-5161, bshaw@westlafayette.in.gov
John Dennis, 765-775-5100, mayor@westlafayette.in.gov

Neighborhood Garage Sale and UU Church Rummage Sale

UU Church Rummage Sale 2016

Spring has sprung and the UU Church (333 Meridian St.) is holding a rummage sale on Saturday, May 14th from 7am-3pm.

This is a great opportunity to hold a neighborhood wide garage sale as well.  If you plan on holding a garage sale on May 14th, please comment below and we can include you in this post.

Let’s make this a great day for buying people’s old items!

Spring Cleaning and BoilerBlast: April 9th, 2016

It’s that time of year to get your yard and house ready for spring.  This year’s BoilerBlast will be held on April 9th, 2016 from 8am – 12pm.

BoilerBlast

If you are unfamiliar with this program, it is an opportunity for residents and Purdue students to work together to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods, parks, and around our homes.

Some example activities include:

  • Light yard work
  • Raking
  • Garage cleanout
  • Window cleaning
  • Garden care
  • Gutters (if ladders are provided)

If you would like to work with Purdue students to help you prepare for spring, please signup online.  Availability is on a first come, first serve basis so sign-up now.

We are also working with the Civic Engagement and Leadership Development group to also help clean-up our streets, sidewalks, and parks.

You can also visit the BoilerBlast 2016 web site for more information.

Voter Registration for May Primary Ends on April 4th

A message to the neighborhood from the League of Women Voters® of Greater Lafayette:

Remember you cannot vote if you are not registered to vote. You may verify your voter registration, update a new address or register for the first time in Indiana at www.indianavoters.com.

You will need an Indiana Driver’s License or ID to do so online or print a form to complete and mail it to

County Board of Elections and Registration
20 N. 3rd Street
Lafayette, 47901

The deadline to register to vote in the May 3, 2016 Primary Election is April 4.

Need more info? Go to www.tippecanoe.in.gov/election_board or www.leaguelafayette.org

YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

Parks and Recreation 10 Year Plan Survey

The West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department invites you to participate in a public opinion survey to help plan for improving its facilities, services, and programs over the next 5-10 years.

Please visit http://tiny.cc/wlparkssurvey from now through March 15, 2016, to provide your valued input.

If you would like to be more involved in our park system, please contact Janet Fawley, Parks & Recreation Superintendent at jfawley@wl.in.gov or 765-775-5110.

Help spread the word!

10th Annual Soup ‘n Dance

Update:

Here are some photos from the event.  If you took pictures, please send them to us so we can include them here and on our Facebook page.

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NCN will be holding it’s 10th annual Soup and Square Dance on Friday, Jan. 29 from 6 to 8 pm at Morton in the large multipurpose room (with the stage).

The entertainment will include LIVE MUSIC and family-oriented square dancing for all. You don’t have to square dance if you don’t want to, but we know we’re going to have fun at it (even though most of us are only beginners)!

The cost is $5 per individual/$15 per family OR bring (soup), (bread/butter/cornbread/rolls), (a fruit/veggie tray), or (dessert) to serve 10 people.

Drinks and paper goods provided. Along with power strips for the soup (if you’re bringing a crockpot).

Please let us know if you will bring food, be paying, and if you can help set up at 5.

For those of you that are on our e-mail list, you should have recieved an evite to the event.  Please RSVP by January 27 (so we have an approx. # attending).  If you are not on our e-mail list, please sign-up and we can get one sent out to you.

The NCNA supports the ongoing sustainability and historic preservation of the New Chauncey Neighborhood in West Lafayette Indiana