WOW NEWS

VMs Hear About Transportation, Storm Prep and Elections

The June 11 Voting Members meeting opened with Deb Guerino (Alternate, Villas of WPV) discussing the GAC’s Transportation Survey. The survey will be posted July 1 on the Westchase Neighborhood News Facebook page and will appear in World of Westchase and have a monitored email for responses. The survey’s purpose is to gather information about...

CDD Adopts Street Tree Plan; Closes in on Cell Tower Bids

The June 4 CDD meeting began with Attorney Erin McCormick discussing updates made to the district’s cell tower bidding document since the May 7 meeting. Westchase Community Development District (CDD) supervisors had received the updated document, called an RFP, in email and were supposed to have reviewed them prior to the meeting for input. Based...

Mary Bryant Earns Kindness Certification

Mary Bryant Elementary recently became a kindness certified school through the national organization Kids For Peace. In order to accomplish this, students participated in “The Great Kindness Challenge.” During this school-wide event, kindergarten through second grade students had to complete at least five challenges, for example, smiling at someone, learning someone else’s name or picking...

The Early Birds Need You!

I became an “early bird” when my daughter was born, 17 years ago. As a working parent, I realized quickly that if I wanted to spend time with my child and exercise, I was going to have to get up early. We lived in San Diego then, and I was fortunate to belong to a...

Westchase Lifeguard Saves Own Family from Riptide

Westchase Community Association (WCA) Director Joaquin Arrillaga and his family were in Puerto Rico for spring break when his daughter helped them narrowly avoid tragedy. Joaquin, his wife and their two daughters had decided to spend an hour at the beach. While his oldest daughter, Amanda, didn’t want to get her hair wet, her dad...

The 2019 WOW Sylvester Scholars: Dedicated to Scholarship and Altruism

Monday, April 29 saw WOW honor its latest impressive class of WOW Sylvester Scholars. The five Westchase residents were selected from an impressive group of applicants for their commitment to both scholarship and community service. Toasted at the annual WOW Sylvester Scholars Dinner at the Westchase Golf Club were Fords resident Allison Dil, the daughter...