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Westchase Thanksgiving Food Drive: Sunday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m.

It’s not too late to participate in the Westchase Thanksgiving Food drive on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. The annual food drive – the biggest community food drive in Tampa Bay – benefits Metropolitan Ministries. And we need your help to ensure hungry families and children across Tampa Bay have a happy Thanksgiving! This …

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Making the Holidays Happier for U.S. Service Members

The Willeke family from The Bridges has adopted an annual tradition that helps bring smiles to our service men and women each holiday. They do it through special gift packages they compile with other military academy families. But to ensure the packages’ delivery, they need your help to get them to our young heroes. Traicey …

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CDD Moves Forward with Cell Tower Behind Library; Approves Increase in Greens Gatehouse Salaries

At the Nov. 2 Westchase CDD meeting supervisors heard that Vertex, the company with which they have contracted for two possible cell towers to improve Westchase service, was moving forward with a proposed tower on CDD-owned land behind the Maureen Gauzza Library. The meeting also saw supervisors unanimously vote to increase the wages of Greens …

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14th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Nov. 21

For those who are struggling, the past two years have posed serious challenges that have left a third of Americans with no savings. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, even before the pandemic hit, 10.5 percent of U.S. households faced food insecurity sometime in 2019. That’s 35 million Americans who faced hunger when the …

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WCA Board Addresses Rules Violations; Approves New Money Saving Waste Removal Contract

An hour long Oct. 14 WCA Board Meeting also saw Westchase directors decide to sell the tennis ball machine after the Facility Manager stated it posed liability issues. Opening the meeting, Berkeley Square resident Mike Haley spoke to the board about his temporary use and parking of a bus in Berkeley Square. Haley, an Army …

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Hillsborough County Commission Redistricting Offers Map That Could Split Westchase

After every census, state and local and state politicians adjust political boundaries for federal, state and county seats to account for population shifts. The latest maps released by Hillsborough County’s Board of County Commissioners for seats on that body suggest a change may be in store for residents of the Westchase Community Association (WCA) and …

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Two VMs Join Board Committee to Study Budget Savings

The Oct. 12 meeting of Westchase Voting Members saw VMs appoint two members to the newly created Budget Committee and vote to continue holding their meetings via Zoom. After accepting the minutes from their Aug. 17 and Sept 14 meetings, Westchase Community Association (WCA) Director Eric Holt announced, “Last month the board approved the creation …

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Westchase Golf Course Owner Pulls Offer of Perpetual Conservation Easement

At the Oct. 5 CDD Meeting, Westchase CDD supervisors learned that Westchase Golf Course owner, Nick Neubauer, in reaction to some supervisors’ questioning of his motives, had taken his offer for a perpetual conservation easement for the course off the table. The announcement led Supervisor Greg Chesney, who had worked to negotiate the easement agreement …

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