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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.

Program:

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: breakfast@leaguelafayette.org 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
765-474-0793

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.

8th Annual Soup ‘n Dance – 2014

Soup 'n Dance 2014

This year’s edition is going to be terrific!

Our dance caller will again be Barry Rubin, with echoes of the Ozarks music by the Bum Ditty Barn Dance Band.

Music for young, old and to listen, tap your feet, reel and promenade! Join us at 6:00 pm at the University Church in West Lafayette (320 North Street)

Please help us get an accurate head count by RSVPing on our Look for your eVite invitation.

We can always use set up help (putting up tables, etc.) at 5 pm or as soon as you can get there after 5. Please add a comment on the eVite if you can help us set up.

If you have questions or comments, please let us know.

UPDATE:

Had a great time at the Soup ‘n Dance 2014!  Here are a couple of ani-gifs that capture a moment.

Soup 'n Dance 2014 

Our very own Carl Griffin mopping the floor after the festivities.  Thanks to all that stayed after to help clean-up.

Carl Griffin Mopping the Floor after the Annual Soup 'n Dance 2014

Emergency Information for January 2014 Winter Storm

Snow Storm January 2014

We hope everyone is faring well in the storm. If you need assistance, please contact a neighbor and/or appropriate emergency personnel.

Faith West Community Center, 1920 Northwestern Ave., West Lafayette, is a warming shelter. Anyone wishing to use the shelter should call the West Lafayette Police Department at (765) 775-5200 and they will arrange transportation.

More information about emergency shelters and helpful numbers on the Journal and Courier web site.

Some other helpful links:

State Street Master Plan Public Open House

What allows us to reimagine State Street? The removal of our state highway status - No more SR 26 signage!

December 3rd–The City of West Lafayette, Purdue University, Purdue Research Park and urban planning firm MKSK welcome the public to these initial forums regarding the State Street Master Plan.

This is a wonderful opportunity to chat with those involved in the project, voice your opinions, and see the direction and progress of the plan so far.

The Open House will be held on December 3rd, 2013.  There are two sessions:

  • 11:30 – 4:00PM at Stewart Center, Room 202
  • 5:30 – 7:30PM at the West Lafayette Public Library in the Elm & Walnut Room

State Street Master Plan Map

In the meantime, the related Public Survey 1 closes on November 1st, 2013. Another survey will follow that date. Both surveys and project updates can be found online at the plan’s Facebook page.

You can read the full press release here.

Previous coverage in the community:  WLFI, WBAA, Journal and Courier, Think Lafayette

A Founder’s Day Tree Planting Ceremony

Join the neighborhood and community for a tree planting at the West Lafayette Public Library.

Tuesday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m.

The City of West Lafayette and the WLPL will plant a tree in honor of Helen Lillich, founder of the WL Tree Fund.  Come join us at the patio area on Northwestern Avenue, near the Library’s west entrance and amphitheater.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children. Snacks will be provided.

Tree Planting at WLPL 2013

A little more information about the event, from the press release provided by the city:

A Founder’s Day tree planting ceremony, in memory of West Lafayette Tree Fund founding member Helen Lillich, will take place Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 11 AM in the West Lafayette Public Library’s outdoor amphitheater area. (The ceremony will be inside the library if the weather is inclement.) The public is invited to attend. A short children’s story time, led by a West Lafayette Public Library Librarian, will follow the ceremony.

Helen Lillich formed the West Lafayette Tree Fund almost 30 years ago. She was responsible for the planting of approximately 5000 trees, lobbying for the passage of a city ordinance requiring street trees, and the beautification of Sagamore Parkway. She passed away in 2010.

Brief remarks will be made by Lynn Layden, Chair of the West Lafayette Tree Fund, and Mayor John Dennis.

The West Lafayette Tree Fund thanks GardenArt for donating the ‘Allee’ Elm tree and for providing planting services and the West Lafayette Public Library and its staff.