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Lafayette Independent 6th Aniversary Potluck Dinner Bash

Come Celebrate With Us!

Why:       The Lafayette Independent is starting its 7th year.
What:     6th Aniversary Potluck Dinner Bash
When:     Sunday, October 30, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Where:   UU Church, 333 Meridian Street, WL, Fellowship Hall

Tentative Agenda

5:00 – 6:00 pm Drop off potluck items, meet, munch, drink, bid
6:00 – 7:30 pm Dinner
6:30 – 7:30 pm Live music, Tarot readings, silent auction
7:30 Silent auction closes.

[Donations of potluck and auction items will be much appreciated.]

Potluck Items can be brought 5:00 – 6:00 pm day of.

Silent Auction items can be dropped off on Monday, 10/24, and Tuesday, 10/25, from 8:00 am until noon; on Wednesday, 10/26 and Thursday, 10/ 27, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.
Additional hours: Thursday, 10/27, 5:00 – 7:00 pm and Saturday, 10/29, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm

Auction items should be left in R. 212 at the UU Church. Use Smiley Street entrance.

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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!

Multi-Neighborhood Garage Sale: May 9th

Due to inclement weather, the Multi-Neighborhood Garage Sale has been postponed.


One of our fellow neighbors in Salisbury Heights organized a community wide garage sale for Saturday, May 9, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

If you would like to participate and have a Nextdoor account, please add your name to the post here. If you are not on Nextdoor, feel free to shoot us an e-mail via our contact form. (It appears our contact form plugin is down, please leave a comment on this post if you would like to participate. Thank you!)

We are working with Salisbury Heights to create a map of the participating neighbors.

More information on Nextdoor.

Welcome Back: Meet and Greet 2014

Would you like to help be the face for the New Chauncey Neighborhood?  Do you like to meet the new members of the New Chauncey?

Join us August 26th, 6PM at Wang Hall.

Wang Hall MapDon’t worry, the building is actually there.

Neighbors and City officials will meet at Wang Hall to pick up materials to handout for the annual Meet and Greet. From Wang Hall, we will depart and go meet new neighbors in parts of New Chauncey and Northwestern Heights.

If you would like to help, show up a little before 6PM to Wang Hall. Please help spread the word and encourage neighbors to attend.

As always, your efforts are appreciated.

From the Purdue Press Release:

Purdue, West Lafayette to welcome students living off campus

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – For the 15th 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. 26) evening to meet students living off campus and welcome them to West Lafayette and Purdue.

In July university President Mitch Daniels appointed Frank Dooley, interim vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs, to serve as chairperson of the Purdue Community Partnership Team.

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

Volunteers will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Wang Hall on 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 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.

Greater Lafayette’s Bike to Work Day 2014-05-16

Air up your tires, calibrate your brakes, and prepare for Greater Lafayette’s Bike to Work Day!

In celebration of National Bike Month, the Greater Lafayette community is invited to participate in two organized rides on May 16.

According to a press release distributed by Purdue:

  • Gather in Lafayette at 11th and Main streets, near K. Dees Coffee & Roasting Co.
  • Gather in West Lafayette at the southeast corner of Salisbury Street and Lindberg Road in the former Burtsfield School parking lot.

Each group should gather at 7:30-7:45 a.m. for a brief kickoff ceremony. Each ceremony will include a proclamation from the respective city’s mayor and drawings for gift cards to Hodson’s Bay in West Lafayette and Virtuous Cycles in Lafayette. Coffee will be provided at both locations.

We can all look forward to a wonderful speech by our very own Mayor Dennis and then ride in fellowship to our places of work.

Hope to see you out there!

Of Interest:  Think  Lafayette had a wonderful post about last year’s Bike to Work Day.

West Lafayette Tree Friends Spring 2014 Pruning Schedule

Our very own City’s West Lafayette Tree Friends group has released their Spring 2014 Pruning Schedule.  New Chauncey neighbors (and others) are more than welcome to help the team perform their annual pruning efforts.  You can contact Bev Shaw (765-775-5161) if you have any questions.

This year’s schedule runs on Thursdays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am:

4/10 Brixford & Tunbridge (west end of Tunbridge).  Prune Brixford, Tunbridge, then continue to the east

4/17 Lincoln at Robinson, then left on Rose

4/24 Mulch trees on Tapawingo South

5/1 Take the week off!

5/8 Sylvia at Grant (and to the south)

5/15 Stadium at Grant (and to the north)

5/22 Stadium at Robinson

5/29 Evergreen at Hayes

You can also follow the West Lafayette Tree Friends on Facebook.

State Street Master Plan Public Open House – 3rd and Final Meeting

State Street Master Plan Meeting 2014-02

Even more has happened in the last month since our previous public meeting regarding the State Street Master Plan.

Please join your fellow neighbors and West Lafayette residents for an update, exchange of ideas, and interaction with the various people (including yourself) helping re-envision what State Street could and should be.

On-Campus location: , Room 184 from 11:30am to 1:00pm

State Street Master Plan public meetings:

Thursday, March 13th
Drop by any time from 11:30-1:00PM, Room 184, MSEE (Materials and Electrical Engineering Building)
Attend the presentation at 5:30PM – 7:00PM, West Lafayette Public Library

State Street Master Plan Map

8 Themes Emerge for State Street

State Street Master Plan Facebook Page

State Street Master Plan Public Open House / Update

State Street 1928 Plan

A lot has happened over the last couple months since the first public meeting regarding the State Street Master Plan.

Join other community members for an update, exchange of ideas, and interaction with the various people (including yourself) helping re-envision what State Street could and should be.

State Street Master Plan public meetings:

Thursday, Feb. 13th
Drop by any time from 11:30-1:30, Room 202, Stewart Center
Attend the presentation at 5:30 PM, West Lafayette Public Library

State Street Master Plan Map


8 Themes Emerge for State Street

LWV: 2014 Annual Legislative Breakfast

League of Women Voters Logo

League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette present…

2014 Annual Legislative Breakfast
Saturday, February 8
Open to the public
MCL Restaurant & Bakery located at
521 Sagamore Pkwy W, West Lafayette, IN

9:15 am Continental breakfast; $10.00 at the door.
10:00 am Program; no charge.


Seven legislators (Brown, Klinker, Truitt, Lehe, Negele, Alting, Hershman) of Tippecanoe County are invited to answer questions from the public on issues and bills currently being discussed in the 2014 General Assembly.

Be a part of:  Making Democracy Work!

Invite a guest to

  • meet legislators,
  • ask questions, and
  • see the League in action!

RSVPs requested: or 765-714-4829.

Walk-ins Welcome!

Helping Families Conserve Nature on Their Land Education Series

Helping Families Conserve Nature on Their Land Educational Series Brochure


Gardening Workshops to be Presented

Harlan Day, leader of the New Chauncey Gardeners group passes on to us this information from Jeff Phillips, Tippecanoe County Extension Educator. Purdue Ag Extension is sponsoring a series of workshops that will be offered from February through April on Conserving Nature. The workshops will have great speakers and topics and all will be held at the Tippecanoe County Extension Office. Please pass the flyer along to others. This might get you thinking about your gardens and yards during this snowy time. Call Mr. Phillips if you have any questions.

Jeff Phillips
AgNR Educator
Purdue Extension/Tippecanoe County
3150 Sagamore Parkway South
Lafayette IN 47905-5156

From the brochure:

Do you enjoy nature? Do you want to develop or enhance wildlife habitat on your property? Do you own 10 or fewer acres? If the answer to one or more of these questions is “yes” then this program is for you. Purdue University Extension is exited to bring this program to our area. You will learn about techniques, practices and assistance for developing and enhancing forests, landscapes, ponds and other natural resources on your land.

Classroom sessions will take place at the Purdue Extension office in Tippecanoe County. Refreshments and snacks will be served each session. A field tour of a local property will be conducted on Saturday, March 29th (8:30 to 11:00 am). The Pond session is optional. If at least XX people are interested (have ponds or are interested in building ponds), it will be conducted on April 3 at our normal time and location.