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.
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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.
Purdue Extension/Tippecanoe County
3150 Sagamore Parkway South
Lafayette IN 47905-5156
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.
Boiler Blast is organized each year by the Civic Engagement & Leadership Development (CELD, formerly BVN) and gives Purdue students an opportunity to give back to the community by providing volunteer service. The students have a good time as they give neighboring areas a little TLC. It is a big win for everyone.
This year, the Boiler Blast Committee goal is this year is 1,500 students and 200 resident participants, so they will have a lot of students ready to help you out.
What projects are eligible?
In addition to on campus projects and projects for the City, students have tackled all kinds of projects around the neighborhood including the always popular “window cleaning.” Other past projects have included:
Clearing large hillsides of leaves, debris, and litter,
Helping Scott with the Day Lilly beds in the New Chauncey Neighborhood
Collecting scrap concrete and debris from neighborhood ally ways
Building planter boxes
Picking up trash and garbage along the streets and alleys of New Chauncey
When is Bolier Blast?
Boiler Blast will take place on Saturday April 5th, 2014. You can expect the students to start arriving in the neighborhood after 10:00 or so.
I’m so glad that you asked. We will need 6-8 volunteers from the neighborhood to help coordinate the New Chauncey specific jobs. Traditionally there have been 3-4 drop off locations for the students who are going to help out on the neighborhood projects. Our neighborhood volunteers provide maps and taks specifics for these students. It takes about an hour on Saturday morning. Please contact us to volunteer
Also, we need a pickup truck (any size will do) to collect the bags of debris the students will leave on corners in New Chauncey. This is a two person job (a driver and someone to help grab the bags and put them in the truck). This is about a 90 minute job start to finish and is done sometime in the early afternoon. Again, please let us know if you can help us out with this small task.
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.
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.
Join the League of Women Voters and the West Lafayette Public Library as Mayor John Dennis, members of his administrative team and other community leaders discuss this topic in a public and moderated program about the future of the City of West Lafayette.
WHEN: Tuesday evening, November 12 at 7 pm
WHERE: West Lafayette Public Library meeting rooms,2nd floor of the Library
Join us for a quick meeting (right, no one like meetings, should we be calling this a community gathering??) and learn what’s happening in the neighborhood, volunteer for important neighborhood activities and of course you can pay your dues. We are working on the agenda right now, and if there is something you’d like to have discussed, please let us know right away using our contact form.
The 2013 Annual Meeting of the New Chauncey Neighborhood Association will be held on Monday, October 14 from 6 to 8 PM at the Morton Community Center in Room 106
The NCNA supports the ongoing sustainability and historic preservation of the New Chauncey Neighborhood in West Lafayette Indiana