We were contacted by Bradley Oppenheim from Greater Lafayette Magazine regarding a story about the New Chauncey Historic District turning 10 years old. The survey of his questions are linked below. He would like responses in by the May 20th.
We know the New Chauncey neighborhood’s view on the historic district is as varied as the residents themselves and would appreciate hearing your perspective.
The article will be printed and therefore you must include your name and a method of contact in the event that Bradley wants to follow-up.
Feel free to answer as many questions as you want.
Did you know that the daylily image on our New Chauncey street signs represents the Stella d’Oro daylilies in our intersection gardens?
Our daylily garden corners have been growing for many years in the New Chauncey Neighborhood. They were started with private funds and labor with the city’s permission. Over the years, pedestrian traffic, lawn mowers and other factors have caused us to lose some of the garden plots. At present we have daylily garden plots located at 7 intersections in the neighborhood.
A commitment from a few more dedicated residents can help ensure that the plots we have can thrive. The job involves tending one or more corner gardens during the growing season, pulling out weeds and keeping the gardens looking their best. On average, each small garden may need 15-20 minutes of attention every 2 weeks during the growing season. “Time-sharing” a garden between neighbors is fine if needed.
If you have questions or would like to help during the 2023 growing season, please call Carl Griffin at 765-743-8087. Funds are also needed and welcome for purchasing new plant stock for some of the gardens.
Sunday, September 18th, 2022 2pm EST 705 North Chauncey Avenue (Home of Catherine Grossman) [no remote option at present] All are welcome
The agenda is to work on preparations for our 2022 Annual Meeting to be held in October. The date has not been finalized.
NCNA met at the home of Catherine Grossman and Stan Alexander at 705 N Chauncey on Sept. 18.
Present: Jean Sullivan, Dannny Weiss, Peter Bunder, Linda Eales, Paul Bower, Deb Dierckman and Catherine Grossman.
The annual meeting will be held on October 24, 6-8 at the WL Library. Food will be served. We will meet city officials, have a chance to ask questions and learn what the NCNA is all about and how it can help our neighborhood.
More information about the Annual Meeting will be coming.
From the City’s Website: The City of West Lafayette and Purdue created the Joint Board in order to provide a consistent and equitable mechanism to address issues that arise in the future regarding this Interlocal Cooperation Agreement and its interpretation and implementation, as well as the implementation of the Annexation. The Joint Board is composed of three members from each of the parties appointed by the responsible executive of each party.
Join neighbors, family, and friends for New Chauncey’s biggest event, the 14th annual Soup & Square Dance on Friday, Jan. 31st from 6 to 8:30pm pm at the old Happy Hollow Elementary School, now the Happy City Hollow.
Please park in the west side lot, and enter through the main entrance (south side). Check-in at the front desk, take a right at the 1st hallway and walk all of the way down. The cafeteria is on the left.
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 to rent the room, pay the musicians, and everything else for the event is around $600. The New Chauncey Neighborhood Association would appreciate a donation to help offset the cost. The suggested amounts are $5 per individual or $15 per family. You can also send money via PayPal.
Please bring a soup, bread/butter/cornbread/rolls, a fruit/veggie tray, or dessert to serve 10+ people. The more the merrier!
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 be bringing food and/or if you are able to help setup for the event around 5pm.
RSVP by January 29th (so we have an approx. # attending). You can do this via the evite, which is sent to our newsletter list. If you are not currently a subscriber, please sign-up and we can get one sent out to you.
Are you a photographer? Please share your photos from the event so we can post them on our web site. Thank you!
Another great day for the 20th Annual Halloween Parade. Here are some pictures we took. If you have any you would like to share, please send them along.
Come join the FUN of the 20th Annual Halloween Parade! Everyone is invited to this event. This is your chance to see our neighborhood kids in their awesome costumes! We will parade on Lincoln St. from Rose St. to the Park. This will allow for great photo shoots!
Please arrive by 2:45pm. We will start our parade to Lincoln Park at 3pm.
Help us spread the word!
The NCNA supports the ongoing sustainability and historic preservation of the New Chauncey Neighborhood in West Lafayette Indiana