St. Charles-Onondaga Warms Up With Chili And A New Website

On Friday, March 4, members of the St. Charles-Onondaga Block Club gathered to sample each others' best batches of chili and to view the block club's new website,

The variety of chili was wide, with everything from classic beef to white bean with chicken represented. Beth Ann Komara contributed a spicy hot Mexican black bean variety, while Barb Daniels' black bean chili featured butternut squash. Rounding out the unusual ingredient category was a hot chili containing pineapple, brought by Chris and Kara Swansiger.

The meal was a great counter to the cold, windy and rainy weather that greeted the club. Members were happy to escape their homes and the recent snows to catch up with neighbors.

Co-captain Debbie Hokin said she was, “Extremely pleased with the turn-out," and thinks it definitely should be repeated in the future. "It was great to meet people new to the neighborhood,” she said.

Club Co-Captain Kyle Krewson debuted the new website. It allows members to catch up on news specific to the neighborhood plus information relevant to the broader area, as provided by a number of feeder sources. Members can sign up to receive newly posted block club announcements at a preferred email address.

Some content will be limited to St. Charles-Onondaga Block Club members. These pages feature photos of past club events and a member directory. A pet directory is under discussion, to help identify and locate missing animals quickly.

If you're interested in what's going on in our neck of the woods, check out the St. Charles-Onondaga website- www.sites/

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