January 2015

Everly Hopkins, Westchase’s Beloved Miracle Baby, Dies

A month shy of her first birthday, Everly Hopkins of The Shires died on Children’s Hospital in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 26, following heart surgery. Her parents, Crystal and Jimmy Hopkins, had traveled there in recent days for medical care and Crystal held Everly in her arms as she passed.

Westchase Road Repair Petition Awaits Your Signature

If you’d like the county to repave Westchase roads, the WCA needs your help by signing a petition. To read more and take two minutes to participate in this effort, simply click on the article title above.

VMs Endorse WCA Petition for Westchase Road Repaving

While the main focus of the Jan. 13 Westchase Voting Members meeting was community roads, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) opened the session by introducing their new District III leadership team.

WCA Board Debates Road Repaving Petition

The bulk of the Jan. 8 meeting of the Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors was dedicated to discussing the Government Affairs Committee’s road paving petition – and the extent of the WCA’s involvement in it.

Costco Developer Requests Sign Variance

In late December, Hillsborough County posted a sign near Westchase’s eastern entrance announcing the owner of land slated for a Costco had requested a code variance for the property.

CDD to Install Fountain in Countryway Boulevard Lake

Supervisors of the Westchase Community Development District (CDD) saw their first meeting of 2015 adjourn in less than an hour – but not before making a splash. The abbreviated session addressed three items, including the purchase of a fountain for a lake near Westchase’s fire station.

Fitness and Nutrition: Separating Fact From Fiction

Ah, January – the month when millions of Americans resolve to establish healthier lifestyles. To help get our readers off on the right foot and avoid confusion when it comes to establishing a healthy routine, we’ve taken a closer look at some of the common fitness and nutrition misconceptions.

Rotarians Annual Bike Drive Jan. 10

If Santa brought you some new wheels, why not donate your old ones to a great cause this month? On Jan. 11 the Westchase Rotary Club will be holding their Sixth Annual Charity Bike Drive.

Westchase Food Truck Rally Jan 30

Westchase, loosen your belts! The community’s next Food Truck Rally is Friday, Jan. 30, from 5-8 P.M. in the front parking lot of Westchase Elementary School.

Westchase Junior Tennis Teams Named Best in County

The fall tennis season saw two Westchase junior tennis teams win Best in County awards in their age groups.

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