Local Soccer Player Pursuing His Goal

By Danielle Hauser | May 6, 2024

As a kindergarten student at Westchase Elementary, Nick Skubis vividly remembers his answer to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” His answer was a professional soccer player and he’s never wavered from that dream. At the age of four, Skubis started playing recreational soccer locally in Westchase before joining […]

Coping with Grief on Mother’s Day

By WOW Editor | April 29, 2024

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth Article by Maria T. Aranda, PhD This coming Mother’s Day will be, for many, a day of celebration, flowers and spring-like weather that beckons contentment and merriment. However, for many others, it will not […]

West Park Village Plaza Renovations Recap

By WOW Editor | April 17, 2024

Now that our community is 30-plus years old, there are areas that are beginning to show their age. One of those areas is the West Park Village Plaza – what many consider to be the heart of Westchase. During the April 6, 2022, Westchase CDD meeting, Supervisor Greg Chesney presented the idea to redesign and […]

Westchase Summer Job Openings

By WOW Editor | April 15, 2024

The Westchase Swim & Tennis Center is gearing up for a summer of fun, and they have several staff openings. All positions are part-time, ranging from 25 to 35 hours per week, with weekend and holiday availability expected. Summer camps run from May 25-August 2. There are also several year-round positions available. Below is a brief […]

No Hungry Pets

By Danielle Hauser | April 1, 2024

Dr. Andrew Vallo D.D.S. started the No Hungry Pets Program when he opened the Dental Boutique Westchase in 2021. It all started with a dog named Samson. Dr. Vallo and his wife, Dana, were living in Columbus, Ohio, when they decided to adopt a furry friend for their Goldendoodle, Ruthie. At a local shelter, they […]

Summer Camps your Kids Will Love

By WOW Editor | February 5, 2024

Looking for a quality summer camp program for your child? Look no further! We are fortunate in Westchase to have so many quality camp programs just a short drive away. From fine arts to wakeboarding and everything in between, there are camps for all interests and age levels. Check out a few of the great […]

Westchase Spring Egg Hunt Sponsors

By WOW Editor | January 15, 2024

Thank you, Westchase! Thanks to all who came out to the Westchase Spring Egg Hunt on March 24! It was a gorgeous Florida day packed with family fun.   Special Thanks to Title Sponsor  Taylor Financial Additional Sponsors DJ by Rockatar Music Academy & Studios Bunny pictures by Kelly Szarek Photography Busch Gardens Tampa Bay […]

Making Fitness Stick

By WOW Editor | January 2, 2024

Exercise has numerous physical benefits. It can help improve heart health, strengthen bones and joints, improve immune function, and increase energy levels. When it comes to mental health, regular fitness improves mood, relieves stress, improves focus and cognition, enhances self-esteem, and leads to better sleep. The good news is, you don’t have to run a […]

2023 Decorating Contest Winners

By WOW Editor | December 12, 2023

The results are in for WOW’s 2023 Holiday Decorating Contest. Our panel of judges spent the weekend taking in all of the wonderful holiday decorations from the list of submissions this year and they all agreed, we have some top-notch decorations in Westchase and our Northwest neighborhoods! Winners are listed below, as well as a […]

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