Chat n Chew Meets Thursday at Frederick

Updated 1 year ago HNN Staff
A lively crowd attending the Thursday Chat n Chew at the
A lively crowd attending the Thursday Chat n Chew at the
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Huntington's weekly civic involvement brainstorming session, Chat 'n' Chew meets Thursday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. in the Frederick lobby. Meetings are open for anyone to contribute or listen to a discussion topic, or, come, submit your own. 
      Announcements from last week's meeting included the Art Walk looking for more artists for the Saturday, Feb. 16 , 11 a.m.-3 p.m. event. The Wild Ramp has ongoing classes and is seeking more volunteers. Help for Animals will hold a free spay and neuter clinic for stray cats on a date  to be announced. Cinema Under the Stars will be the first Friday night of May through September at Heritage Station.   Continuing discussions will resume concerning:

Huntington In Bloom has joined a national award program, there's a Facebook page for it.

The Camera Club seeks new members.

The 30 Mile Meal, a local food initiative, asks  restaurants and Huntingtonians to use food grown within 30 miles of Downtown.

"Parking Day" is a proposed day to encourage businesses to rent a parking spaces Downtown to set up  a kiosk at the mall which encourages Downtown shopping.

Build A Better block is sort of an "adopt a block" kind of idea.

Empowerment For Girls is a mentoring type of program for at risk girls.

Girls On The Run is an outreach for girls that centers around running.

Residents suggested creating composting sites around the city to save landfill space and dump fees for biodegradables.

They also talked about trying to turn the ugly black electrical boxes Downtown into community message boards by wrapping them in cork or plywood.

In addition, the United Way is putting together a volunteer database. They should have a website up for it soon. It'll be linked to the city website and all the neighborhood groups.

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