The last Westchase CDD meeting of 2013 offered little in the way of new business for supervisors. Instead the meeting of the Westchase Community Development District (CDD) found supervisors reworking or reviewing old agenda items from recent months. These included district employee benefits, proposed drainage and road resurfacing for Saville Rowe, issues related to a West Park Village sump and an inspection of CDD park assets to determine their compliance with recent changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Ask any fifth grade parent at Westchase Elementary. The tug of war begins late in fourth grade. On the one side of the rope? Parents committed to sending their kids to Davidsen Middle School – strong champions of the school who actively lobby their friends to make the same choice. On the other? Scores of parents who privately whisper their worries:
With the help of over 1,000 Westchasers, the 2013 Westchase Thanksgiving Food Drive broke a record on Sunday, Nov. 24. Last year 974 homes participated and 200 turkeys were donated. This year 1,000 homes donated to the drive. Hundreds of volunteers, including numerous members of Westchase’s Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops, showed up at the Westchase Swim and Tennis Center to help sort and load the donations onto three trucks sent to Westchase by Metropolitan Ministries. A cheer went up from them when the turkey count broke 300!
In an informal gathering at the Westchase Applebee’s on Nov. 20, Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board members met developers who hope to transform a parcel of land on the southeast corner of Linebaugh Avenue and Sheldon Road into a commercial site hosting a Costco and a number of other retail storefronts.
Have you proven yourself a scholar with a dedication to community service? If so, there’s a college scholarship you should know about.
For four Westchase men, an adventure in Haiti stripped their existence of its distractions, focusing them instead on life’s essence: Being completely present for others. And it left them fundamentally changed.
What’s the second most profitable crime in the world? It’s not illegal drug sales. It’s not identity theft. It’s human trafficking. And Greens resident Jennifer Marks is doing something about it.
I would like to begin by wishing all of Westchase a very happy holiday season and healthy new year! To celebrate the holiday season, Westchase will be hosting a Winter Concert in The Park on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. It will be held on the West Park Village Town Center Green on Montague Street.
With a recent expansion of programs offered at the Westchase Swim and Tennis Center, residents can now take a martial arts class at the facility. Wado-Ryu Kempo Jujitsu classes are held on Monday and Wednesday from 7-8:15 p.m. Westchase resident Sensei Romeo Legaspi will instruct students in this form of karate, which requires students to use the entire body instead of just a certain muscle group for each movement.
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