A Pirate’s Life

By WOW Editor | May 2, 2023

For those who did not grow up along the Gulf Coast – from New Orleans to Tampa – the concept of a krewe may be unfamiliar. The term originally referred to societies in New Orleans that organized the city’s Mardi Gras festivities. It is thought to have been coined by The Mistick* Krewe of Comus, […]

Play Like a Girl

By Karen Ring | May 1, 2023

Historically, the phrase, “you play (run, throw, hit) like a girl” has been hurled as an insult on school yards and sports fields. In recent years, a movement has ensued to flip the script and empower young women to redefine what it means to play like a girl. Karlie Mintzer, Recreation Assistant Supervisor at the […]

Free Safety Around Water Lessons at Tampa YMCA

By WOW Editor | April 27, 2023

May is National Water Safety Month and the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA and its 11 locations will once again offer their free water safety and swim lessons. This free 4-day course from May 8– 12 is open to all 3-12-year-old beginners and non-swimmers in the Tampa Bay community. Last year, through the Tampa Y, 14,512 […]

Reduced Speed Limit Along Sheldon Road Beginning April 24

By WOW Editor | April 20, 2023

Beginning Monday, April 24, the speed limit on Sheldon Road, from South Mobley to Hillsborough Avenue, will be reduced from 45 m.p.h. to 40 m.p.h. In conjunction with the speed limit change, all 14 traffic signals along this corridor will be re-timed. The end goal, according to Hillsborough County Transportation Engineering Manager Bob Campbell, is […]

Keeping our Sandhill Cranes Safe

By Karen Ring | April 5, 2023

In the span of six weeks, four Sandhill Cranes were hit and killed along Linebaugh Avenue in Westchase. With a body length just shy of four feet and a wingspan of six feet, the sandhill crane is one of the most majestic creatures living among us. Florida is one of the few places in the […]

Replacement Fire Station Will Expand Hillsborough County’s Reach and Shorten Response Times

By WOW Editor | April 4, 2023

By Chris Wilkerson, Senior Media Relations Strategist Hillsborough County Fire Rescue is replacing fire station 13 near Gunn Highway in Citrus Park to improve response times for residents and create a safer work environment for firefighters.  The County will acquire parcels of land to replace Fire Station 13 near Gunn Highway using money from the […]

Wycliff Teen Enters National Composers Competition

By Karen Ring | March 1, 2023

Anna Snecinski recently added composer to her long list of musical accomplishments. Anna began playing piano at the age of five with the encouragement of her parents. After years of taking lessons through Corbett Prep’s Community School of the Arts (CSA), her teacher had her switch to a teacher at USF to keep pace with […]

Summer Camps your Kids Will Love

By WOW Editor | February 5, 2023

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 […]

2022 Decorating Contest Winners

By WOW Editor | December 13, 2022

The results are in for WOW’s 2022 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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