October 2014

Gretna Green Repaving Begins Oct. 22

Gretna Green Drive in The Fords will get a facelift this week, but how will it affect access to the neighborhood? According to Andrea Roshaven, Community Relations Coordinator for Hillsborough County, the repaving of Gretna Green Drive in The Fords will begin Monday, Oct. 22.

The Great West Chase Greets Fall on Oct. 25

October kicks off the season of Westchase’s most treasured traditions. And this year, it’s adding a 10K.

VMs Discuss Community-Wide Road Repaving Petition

The October Voting Member (VM) Meeting began with a presentation by the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Ray Chiaramonte, a Westchase resident and former VM who is the Planning Commission and MPO Executive Director, stepped VMs through a presentation on the MPO’s 2040 plan, about which county residents were recently surveyed.

WCA Postpones Planned Tennis Cabana Construction

At the Oct. 9 Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors’ meeting, directors tackled legal fees and tennis leagues and decided to temporarily postpone construction of their planned Tennis Cabana.

Avoiding the Potential Westchase Roof Scam

Consider this scenario: A roofing company knocks on your door or leaves a door hanger. They point to your 18-year-old roof (which will likely need to be replaced in the next two years) and tell you they can get your insurance company to cough up a $10,000 check to replace it.

CDD Supervisors Seek Consultant for Park Plans; Weigh Greens Gatehouse Cost Changes

An Oct. 8 meeting saw Westchase CDD supervisors agree on an approach to completing park renovations and heard talk of possible cost increases – or overnight staffing changes – to The Greens gatehouse security contract.

Westchase Fall Garage Sale Is Nov. 1

It’s time to make space for all your upcoming holiday gifts! The Westchase Fall Garage Sale is Saturday, Nov. 1. The sale is one of two such annual events that are generally held on the first Saturdays of May and October. The usual October garage sale, however, was scheduled later due to Yom Kippur.

Teasing Out School Options in Westchase

Parents searching for that perfect educational fit for their child face a bewildering array of options. Not only are private schools varied and plentiful, new programs within the public school system offer exciting educational opportunities. Navigating the choices can be daunting. Below, we offer an overview of the educational options available in the Westchase area.

Gotta Good Neighbor Who Should Be Recognized?

In 2006 the Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors established the Nathan Lafer Good Neighbor Award in memory of Bridges resident Nathan Lafer.

Halloween and Fall Activities Beckon

The leaves might still be green here but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate fall in Florida. There are ample opportunities to get lost in a maze, go on a hayride or pick the perfect pumpkin.

Westchase Thanksgiving Food Drive Captains and Matching Contributions Sought

Last November 1,000 Westchase homes and some generous matching business owners sponsors donated 22,436 pounds of food, including 301 turkeys. This November we have three trucks to fill! Will you lend a hand?

Business Directory

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FEATURED BUSINESS:

Florida Forever Floors
3800 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, Florida 34677
813-854-5677

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FEATURED BUSINESS:

CGM Services
1015 E. M.L. King, Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33603
813-247-2665