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Ready! Set! Go! The Great West Chase Returns This October!

This year’s virtual Great West Chase hits the streets and sidewalks over Halloween weekend! And we need your help to make it a success—and help less fortunate students in nearby neighborhoods. With the pandemic limiting popular events with big crowds, WOW’s fun 5k race and children’s fun run will see significant changes this year. But …

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Hillsborough County Schools Announce Spectator Policy for Fall Sports

The district recently expanded its Back to Athletics Plan to include procedures that will allow fans in the stands for fall sports. In an effort to help control interactions and limit the spread of COVID-19, HCPS has altered spectator procedures to ensure safety precautions are followed. In order to limit the number of spectators to …

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The Top Six Deed Restriction Violations in Westchase

How can you avoid being in the batch of violation letter sent out monthly by the Westchase Community Association? We asked Association Manager Debbie Sainz what the top five deed restrictions in Westchase are. Going above and beyond, Sainz provided us with the six most common triggers for association violation letters. Keep your out for …

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Westchase Pool Lifeguards Invent Thunder Machine

SATIRICAL NEWS Aiming to end arguments with residents about whether Westchase pool staff really heard thunder, a Westchase pool lifeguard has invented and installed a new thunder machine he’s nicknamed the Boom-o-Matic. Under Westchase pool rules, lifeguards who hear thunder have to shut down the pools or 30 minutes. “This is a game changer and …

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WCA Board Chooses Officers; Decides on Tennis Vendor Selection Process

Meeting on Thursday Sept. 10, two days after board elections filled four board seats, directions of the Westchase Community Association (WCA) selected their officers for the coming year and discussed how to transition their current tennis program. Initially chaired by Association Manager Debbie Sainz, the meeting saw the reappointment of WCA President was Shawn Yesner …

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VM Annual Meeting Sees Four Candidates for Four Board Seats

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, Westchase Voting Members reappointed two incumbents and approved two new Westchase Community Association (WCA) Directors at what many in attendance referred to as “the shortest VM meeting ever.” Four of the board’s seven seats were open for election and while there were five challengers originally, West Park Village resident Michele Del …

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WCA Board Expands Pool Hours; Brings Back Early Morning Masters Swim Program

Directors approved extended hours at Westchase swimming pools and a budget that reduces annual assessments by three dollars at their September Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors Meeting. In response to a resident petition to have regular, consistent hours at both the West Park Village pool and the Swim and Tennis Center on Countryway …

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CDD Board Opens Playgrounds; Discusses Access to Landlocked Parcel

At their Sept. 1 monthly meeting Westchase CDD supervisors discussed access to a landlocked parcel and approved several projects, including $25,000 to convert two lake fountains’ lights to LED colored ones. CDD Attorney Erin McCormick opened the meeting by stating she had spoken with a TECO represented who suggested the company would consider a district …

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Soaring Hopes and Stark Reality: Dining Out in 2020

We’ve all done it. We’ve all sat there and mentally picked the exact spot. Maybe we even know exactly what we would order. We’ve discussed it in conversations with family or friends over the phone. Perhaps we’ve refined our answer quietly, in the privacy of our own minds. “If the pandemic ended today, what restaurant …

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WCA Directors Keep Oct. 3 Garage Sale; Discuss New Swim Team Vendor Pitch

Directors heard from residents asking for permanent pickleball courts and decided to go forward with the October community garage sale at the August Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board meeting. During the open forum of the meeting, which was held on Zoom, Radcliffe residents Sylvia and Tom Johnson and Bridges resident Andrew Amenta thanked the board …

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