At the watering hole

In case you’re looking for a family day trip…. Here are the top 5 Fall Foliage Destinations in Indiana according to Hamilton County Family Magazine.  
According to the Farmers’ Almanac, Indiana’s peak fall foliage dates for 2017 are Oct. 5-21 for the northern half of the state and Oct. 12-28 for points south, making this a great time to plan a scenic weekend road trip. Here are our Top 5 Favorite Spots to witness fall in all its glory:

  1. Clifty Falls State Park
  2. Turkey Run State Park
  3. Spring Mill State Park
  4. Brown County State Park
  5. Parke County
For your family's calendar

Grand Junction Derby
Presented By: Westfield Parks and Recreation Department
Dates: October 7, 2017
Location: Downtown Westfield
Address: Westfield, IN 46074
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Presented By: Unseenpress.com
Dates: 10/6/2017, 10/14/2017, 10/21/2017, 10/28/2017, 10/31/2017, 11/18/2017
Location: Asa Bales Park
Address: 205 W. Hoover Rd., Westfield, IN 46074
Time: Times Vary

Coffee with a Cop
Date: 10/10/2017
Location: McDonalds
Address: 945 Tournament Trail, Westfield
Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Fireside Tales
Presented By: Westfield Parks and Recreation Department
Dates: 10/11/2017, 10/18/2017, 10/25/2017
Location: Simon Moon Park
Address: 2710 E 171st Street, Westfield, IN 46074
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Presented by BAGI
Date: Now Thru – October 8
Location: The Lakes at Grassy Branch
Time: Every Thursday – Sunday
Noon to 8pm
For tickets, visit BAGI.com

Keeping you in the loop
Open Doors of Washington Township and Student Impact of Westfield are looking for some specific food donations to support the weekend Food Sac Program to help out kiddos who don't quite get enough food during the weekends. They’re looking for boxes of single-serving oatmeal packets, cereal, breakfast bars, mac & cheese, fruit cups, pudding cups and granola bars.  

Can you help out? Donations can be dropped off at Open Doors or Student Impact.  Kiddos need your help!  

Politics at its best

Grand Junction Derby is Back!  

Westfield’s annual soapbox racing event returns when the Grand Junction Derby rolls into the city’s downtown on October 7. “We can’t wait for everyone to come out and root on their favorite cars and drivers,” Parks and Recreation Director Melody Jones said.  The family friendly derby gives residents and businesses the chance to race hand-built derby cars in bracketed heats. A gravity powered start via two large flatbeds sends the cars down Union Street and onwards to a chance at victory. Drivers are encouraged to wear costumes to match their car’s theme. All cars will be displayed along “Gasoline Alley” to win the coveted people’s choice award.

The festivities kick off at 3 p.m. with a parade of cars and tricycle race, followed by the derby car race itself at 3:30.   The Grand Junction Derby is once again sponsored by title sponsor Church Brothers Collision Repair.   For more details and to register visit westfieldwelcome.com/grand-junction-derby.

Neighborhood Chat
The Union plans to close but we want to thank Curt Whitesell for his hard work and dedication to our community!

Here's the deal - Union founder, Curt Whitesell announced that the Union will be closing and he plans to refocus on commercial real estate in downtown Westfield.  According to the Current, Curt began the company when he believed there was a need for a co-working space in Westfield. Start-up organizations could rent office space in the Union, similar to Launch Fishers or The Speak Easy in Indianapolis.

“I’m closing because I can’t afford to keep it going; I went too big with it,” Whitesell said. “I thought Westfield was ready for a business incubator in general, and it’s just not the right time so I’m closing it.”

Whitesell will move his real estate company WKRP Indy to another location in downtown Westfield. He plans to operate a smaller version of a business incubator out of that new location.

Best of luck to you Curt!

School of Rock

Come have Coffee with Dr. Grate!

Superintendent Dr. Sherry Grate has begun hosting “Coffee Talk” once a month at various locations, at various times, around town. Coffee Talk is designed to be an open dialog with Dr. Grate and the community on anything WWS related. No set agenda - just coffee talk! Here is the schedule for the rest of the year. Hope to see you there!

10/26 at 10am at Titus Bakery
12/19 at 5pm at Starbucks at 161st & Spring Mill

If you can’t make one of the sessions - Dr. Grate is always happy to come to your HOA or community meeting - just email comms@wws.k12.in.us with the details!

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