March 2017

Westchase VMs Hear Oldsmar Mayor Pitch Stadium Plan

The March 14 meeting of the Westchase Voting Member (VMs) saw a visit from Oldmar Mayor Doug Bevis, who pitched a baseball stadium development plan that could impact Westchase.

Reclaimed Water Pipe Project Impacts Linebaugh Medians

The Westchase CDD and WCA have been deluged with calls from residents concerned about the work in the Linebaugh Avenue medians and its impact on traffic. What's going on? Read on...

Proposed Change to Greens Gatehouse Entry System Causes Stir

A CDD proposal to replace a visitors’ entry system as old as the Greens gatehouse itself has triggered opposition from The Greens and Village Green neighborhood representatives.

CDD Board Addresses Ponds and Landscaping; Honors Two Former Board Members

At their March 7 meeting, supervisors on the Westchase CDD dealt with some recurring themes – pond bank erosion repairs and the performance of the district’s landscaping company – before honoring two board members for their recent service.

What’s Your Home Worth?

After an unpredictable few years and a flat 2015, fingers were crossed for real estate prices last year. Since home prices hit rock bottom in 2009, recovery for home prices in the Westchase area have been a stuttering, sputtering proposition. Did 2016 bring homeowners the growth in equity they want? Deep breath now.

WOW Preparing 2017 Resident and Business Directory

Were you in WOW’s Resident Directory last year? If not, now’s the time to take action!

Davidsen Earns Top Prize in Regional Math League Competition

Davidsen Middle School earned a first place win in their region at this year’s Hillsborough County Math League Regional competition. The event, which was held Feb. 7-9 at MOSI, brought together more than 500 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from four regions. Teams consisted of four members from each school. They competed in both an individual round of 25 multiple choice questions followed by a team competition. The top team scores were determined by a combination of the four individual scores plus the team competition score.

Two Westchasers Named as Presidential Scholar Candidates

Andrew Butt of Harbor Links/The Estates and Lexx Pino of Chelmsford are in rare company. They are two of 4,000 high school seniors recently named as candidate for Presidential Scholars. The White House program honors our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors in academic success, leadership and service to school and community.

When Your Cat Becomes Prey

In February Fords residents Taryn Falls and her fiancé were awakened just after 11 p.m. by wild screaming. A motion sensor clicked on their back light. That’s when her fiancé spotted it:

How Can You Help?

It’s a heartbreaking photo. The living turtle is perched on a rock in a West Park Village canal, not far from a popular pedestrian bridge where kids feed the fish and fish.

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