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Wanted: Westchester’s 75 Leaders Nominations

Do you know a leader in Westchester that deserves to be recognized for their dedication to the community?

The Westchester 75th Anniversary Committee is looking for nominations of people who either live, work or volunteer in Westchester that have enriched the community through their time, talent or donations. Those interested in nominating someone will be asked to include a brief write-up on their nominee. The list will be published in a future edition of the HomeTown News.

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Westchester 75 Art Contest Winners

In September, the Westchester 75th Anniversary Committee put out a call for student artists in the area to create drawings using the theme “Our Little Piece of Paradise: Celebrating 75 Years of Westchester.” The committee received more than 100 entries from students ranging from 5-16, which displayed their artistic talent while highlighting Westchester. Judges from the committee and Councilmember Mike Bonin loved all of the submissions and selected a grand prize and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning drawings in the age groups of 5-9; 10-13; and 14-18. The winning drawings will be displayed in Councilmember Bonin’s Westchester office. Continue reading

Let’s Celebrate Westchester!

Please join the Westchester 75th Anniversary Committee for a Celebration of Westchester on Thursday, October 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Loyola Marymount University. Guests can enjoy live music, food, drinks, photo booth, a display of historical society photos and memorabilia, as well as recognition of some of the people that have helped make Westchester What it is today. Continue reading

Inaugural WAM Block Party looks to merge music, art and community

Since its inception in 2011, the Emerson Avenue Community Garden (EACG) has hosted a variety of events from pancake breakfasts, movie nights, dinners and community volunteer days, but the nonprofit group with the motto of “Build a Garden, Grow a Community,” is hoping to expand that network with its largest undertaking yet, the Westchester Arts and Music (WAM) Block Party. EACG’s mission is to develop and maintain its 1-acre plot on the campus of Wright STEAM Magnet into a “sustainable, organic food garden and green space” that is used for education and community building.

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75 Things We love about Westchester!

There’s a lot to love about the 90045! With Westchester’s 75th anniversary kicking-off this month, we thought we’d reach out to the community to find out what they felt made Westchester so special. People emailed, commented on Facebook and told us in person what their favorite things were about this small town community tucked inside a big city. Whether it was something trivial like a favorite restaurant, or something profound like neighbors being dedicated to helping each other, one thing was clear when we compiled the responses: Westchester holds a special place in the hearts of anyone who spends any amount of time here. Continue reading