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How to Visit College Campuses this Spring

Spring is typically prime time for college tours. Due to the ongoing pandemic, many schools have suspended in-person campus tours, and those that are still offering them are doing so on a limited-capacity basis. Below we outline the tour options currently available at six in-state schools, based on information that was available at the time…

Is That Really Recyclable?

So, do you really know what you should be putting into your blue recycling bin? It’s likely you’re making some mistakes – in part because the county’s list of acceptable materials has changed. For one, your blue recycling bins can’t accept plastic shopping bags, which clog sorting machines. Nor can they accept Styrofoam food or…

New Grass Cultivar Saves Big Time and Money

A new cultivar of St. Augustine grass, developed by Scotts, has caused homeowners and even communities with large common areas to sit up and take notice. ProVista is a version of St. Augustine grass, the grass with wide, course blades widely planted throughout Westchase and surrounding neighborhoods in homeowners’ yards and common areas (outside of…

Florida to Hand Out Jello Shots In Place of Missing Covid Vaccinations

SATIRICAL NEWS “Look, people are lining up for shots,” said Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida at a Jan. 15 press conference. “So we’re going to give them shots.” DeSantis, who has come into criticism for the slow and chaotic rollout of Covid vaccines in the state, said he came up with the idea of offering…

WCA Board Approves Estate Sale; Prepares Master Plans for Improvements

Residents attended the January Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors meeting via Zoom to request use of the facilities and inquire about holding estate sales in Westchase. Local Realtor Nancy Wood told the board that her listing on Stockbridge Drive was under contract and that the trustees of the estate would like to have…

CDD Board Addresses Two Proposed Cell Towers

The Jan. 5 meeting of the Westchase CDD saw supervisors largely focus on matters surrounding two proposed cell towers. CDD Attorney Erin McCormick turned first to the district’s lease agreement, approved in December with Vertex, the builder of a proposed cell tower for a CDD-owned parcel of land behind the Maureen Gauzza Library. “It’s been…

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