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Westchase Pioneers Recall Westchase’s Early Days

There were no covered wagons or log cabins, but the folks who bought the earliest homes in Westchase were pioneers nonetheless. In November 1991 Don and Susan Nikolas bought the first house in the Westchase Community Association, 9803 Bennington Dr. in Bennington, a village carved out of land scraped clean by bulldozers and sitting at…

Westchase Names New Facilities Manager

The Westchase Community Association Board of Directors has selected Dwight Kilgore to take on the role effective Aug. 6.   Kilgore replaces Kelly Shires, who resigned at the end of July. In his new role, Kilgore will be responsible for maintenance and rules enforcement at the Westchase swim and tennis centers, as well as the…

WCA Board Discusses Budget Preparation, Capital Improvements and Cell Phone Tower

Before officially opening July’s WCA Board of Directors meeting, President Shawn Yesner opened the floor to residents who wanted to address the board. Nancy Sells, voting member from Harbor Links/The Estates, took the opportunity to praise Greenacre properties and asked WCA Vice President Joaquin Arrillaga to speak on record about the management company. “They are…

Voting Members Approve All but Two Amendments to CCRs and Bylaws at July Meeting

Joaquin Arrillaga, vice president of the WCA board, called the July 12 Voting Members (VMs) meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Arrillaga stood in for WCA President Shawn Yesner, who was not in attendance. After completing the roll call and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, all VMs present at the meeting voted to approve the…

CDD Hears Pushback on North Cell Tower from Shires Residents

At the July 12 meeting Westchase CDD Supervisors sought authority over sidewalk tree permits while Shires residents voiced disapproval of a proposed cell tower. CDD Engineer Robert Dvorak reported that while exploring ways to increase outflow from the large lake adjacent to Stonebridge and Sturbridge, he had recently attended a field trial of new technology…

Cool Off in Florida’s Natural Springs

Florida is typically known for its gorgeous white-sand beaches, but the abundance of natural springs found in the state are equally impressive. Florida springs offer crystal clear, cool water that is perfect for swimming, tubing and kayaking year-round, but they are particularly refreshing in the heart of summer. Below are six springs, some nearby, others…

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