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
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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NCNA Halloween Parade
Sunday, October 30th at 3:00 PM
at Lincoln Park (on Lincoln St)
Parade starts at the corner of Lincoln & Rose. Please meet there by 2:50 PM. Come join the FUN of the 17th 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!
Once we arrive at the Park, the 48 youngest kids in costume will be introduced to the crowd one-by one, and will receive Goodie Bags with small toys and candy. Hot Chocolate will also be available to all. Hope you and your children can make it!
August 7th marked the first annual back-to-school brunch for residents of the New Chauncey neighborhood. Held at Lincoln Park, the potluck style gathering brought many faces, old and new, together.
As the resident responsible for planning the event, I was initially looking for a way to get to know some of her new neighbors. It occurred to me that despite living down the street from the park, it was still difficult to see all of the familiar neighborhood faces and playmates throughout the summer. Vacations, camps, and recreational sports make these months just as busy as the school year for many. Thus, with the promise of free coffee, an open invitation was passed around, asking residents to bring their kids and mingle over brunch favorites. The turnout was impressive, and many people could be overheard expressing the desire for more events like the Back-to-School Brunch at Lincoln Park.
Looks like this year’s potluck was the start of a new tradition for the New Chauncey Neighborhood.
See you next year,
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.
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.
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, email@example.com
Sources: Frank Dooley, 765-494-0615, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bev Shaw, 765-775-5161, email@example.com
John Dennis, 765-775-5100, firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a the presentation slide deck from the WLCSC Facilities Strategic Plan Presentation on May 17th, 2016.
We have three Little Free Libraries in New Chauncey:
- North end of Rose St.
- Lincoln Park
- New Chauncey Housing, Inc.
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!
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.
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
- 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.