Spring is 20 days away!!

Today is the last day of February.  A whopping high of 24 degrees (feels like 15!) in the  forecast!  4-6 inches of snow tonight through Sunday night.  Tomorrow brings March…in like a lion, out like a lamb…as the saying goes!

polls_sunshine_1649_77330_answer_1_xlargeThe first day of spring for 2015 is March 20th!  20 days away!  And spring break for Westfield begins 14 days after that!  Its not that far away!

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I googled “spring cleaning” and found this definition:

Spring cleaning is the practice of thoroughly cleaning a house in the springtime.  The practice of spring cleaning is especially prevalent in climates with a cold winter.  

That definitely applies to us!  So while you’re inside trying to stay warm this weekend, watching the snow fall outside your dirty windows, here’s a list for 30 days of spring cleaning!  Maybe you could start on a few cleaning projects this weekend, and by the time spring is actually HERE, your house will be clean!30 Days of Spring Cleaning 1 Checklist

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City of Westfield offers WeConnect

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The City of Westfield is now offering WeConnect, an online method to submit a service request or report a problem for non-emergency situations.  Residents, visitors, and businesses, rather than having to find the correct individual or department at the City, can now go to one place, 24/7, to get information (in several languages!) about many city services such as:

  • Reporting potholes
  • Reporting graffiti
  • Information request
  • Park maintenance
  • Sidewalk service
  • Sign missing or damaged
  • Street lighting service
  • Tree service
  • Waste services
  • Missed garbage pickup
  • Register and Pay for permits and licenses

After submitting a service request online (24/7) or by calling 317-804-3150 (Monday through Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm), you will be given a reference number and will then be able to track your service request online from the WeConnect Homepage.

Visit weconnect.westfield.in.gov for more information

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The Wandering Peacock, downtown Westfield

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141 S Union Street, Westfield

Just south of 32 on Union Street in downtown Westfield lies a unique shop you have to check out!  Established 2 1/2 years ago by Erin O’Rear, The Wandering Peacock is a combination of  “do it yourself” pottery and “Bohemian style store” offering artwork for sale from 30 artists

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Nebula mug with moonstone thumbstop (left), Tree mug (rear), energy flower mug (front and center), stack of ceramic bowls (right)

Armed with a pottery degree in college and inspired by a family member’s illness, Erin began creating unique pieces custom designed for each recipient.  Her energy flower mug has different designs meant to inspire, heal, or put a smile on your face!  Erin has pre-made ceramic pieces you can buy off the shelf, commissioned pieces with custom designs, and also offers time at the pottery wheel for those that want to get their hands dirty!

Erin offers classes in store for groups with 8 or less, and can “go mobile” and come to your location for larger groups.  Kids classes, kids parties, brownie troops (for a badge), girls night out, even date night!  And if shopping is more your style….

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soy candles, dichrome and rock jewelry, canvas, photography, wood cut, water color, landscape impressionism, anacostics, stained glass, herbal concoctions, handmade goats milk soap, and ceramics, of course!

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Westfield Indoor Flea Market

Looking for a way to beat the winter blues this weekend?

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Check out Westfield’s first indoor flea market!  Vendor booths are maxed out with 35 different vendors selling jewelry, crafts, junk, vintage, rustic and all things between!  9000 sq ft of browsing for your perfect treasure!

February 20, 21 and 22 from 8 am to 3 pm at 840 E Main Street (up on the hill!).

Questions…call 317-550-7775 or 317-332-0593

Free parking and admission  *   Raffle

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Keller Williams Realty #1 Worldwide

ImageWhether you’re looking for a Realtor to help you buy/sell your home, interested in becoming a Realtor, or are already a Realtor and would like to work for the largest real estate franchise in the world, Keller Williams is the obvious choice!

At the February 9, 2015 awards ceremony in Atlanta to honor the Training 125, Keller Williams was named as the #1 training organization across ALL industries.  The worldwide leader in training!

KW was recognized for the growth, productivity and profitability gains resulting from its world-class education and training programs.  Providing education to associates is a core belief of the company and drives the success of Keller Williams.

In 2014, Keller Williams set a goal to increase agent count by 14% and beat that goal with an 18% increase to more than 112,000 associates.  Keller Williams agents also increased sales by 17%, achieving $185 billion in sales, and increasing commissions earned by 16%.

Keller Williams training programs are designed to get associates into production quickly, build their business and establish themselves as experts in their local markets.  KW offers training programs and courses to associates at all levels in their career to help meet their personal and professional needs.

Want to hear more about what Keller Williams can do for you?  Call Wendy at 317-603-5548!

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Shamrock Springs/WYSI blood drive

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Feb 10th 2pm-7pm Multi Purpose Room

This Tuesday, February 10th, WYSI and Shamrock Springs Elementary School will host a blood drive to raise awareness for the need for blood (and blood donation) for patients battling cancer.

This donation takes less than an hour and most people are eligible to donate.  The Indiana Blood Center must see 550 individuals each and every day in order to meet patient needs in the 60+ hospitals it supplies.

Students will receive a special gift from the Indiana Blood Center for any adult that participates in the blood drive.

This blood drive is dedicated to Elliott Ogle of Westfield, age 8, battling ALL – a form of leukemia.

Any questions?  Contact Courtney Howay at choway@indianablood.org

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WWS Community Tutoring starts tonight!

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Do you have a k-12 student attending Westfield Schools that needs additional help in a subject?  or two?   Westfield Washington Schools is offering a new program that begins Wednesday, February 4th (tonight!).

WWS Community Tutoring Nights will be available to students every Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Westfield High School Learning Center (door 6).

Developed by Joel Bruns, WHS librarian, and Angela Hoffman, WMS librarian, this program creates another opportunity for students to receive help each week.  Tutoring is taught by Westfield teachers who already know and understand the curriculum being taught.

This program also serves students who simply need access to academic resources or space for a group project.

For additional information contact Joel Bruns at brunsj@wws.k12.in.us or 867-6820, or  Angela Hoffman at hoffmana@wws.k12.in.us or 867-6620.

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