The recent snow has wreaked havoc on what was to be a very busy week at WHES. Here's an update on events that have been rescheduled:
Open house will be March 20 at 10 a.m.
The open house that was originally scheduled for tomorrow (March 5) has been rescheduled for March 20.
Seussapalooza (Read Across America Day) will be March 6 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
WHES’ Dr. Seuss related festivities for Read Across America Day, which were originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 5, are now going to be held on Thursday, March 6, at the same time. If you'd like to volunteer please email
MOPS meeting with Dr. Loving will be March 18 at 10 a.m. at Westover Hills UMC
Since the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting featuring a presentation by Dr. Loving, was cancelled, Dr. Loving will now be participating in a panel discussion about education on March 18th at 10 a.m. For more details, click here.
Calling all makers of cool, interesting stuff! The Friends of Forest Hill Park (FFHP) is looking for art & craft vendors of unusual items for the annual Sunday in the Park event.
Sunday in the Park is a free, family fun event with live music, food vendors, children's activities, lots of local vendors, and neighbors! It will be held this year on Sunday, April 27, from noon to 6 p.m.
If you fit the bill or you know someone who does, please contact FFHP for an application. Great way to sell your wares and show them to a lot of people (3,500 plus last year)! Contact
Get ready for the 2014 Run for the Hills 5K. The run will take place on Saturday, March 22, at 9 a.m. Runners, walkers, joggers, kids, strollers, and dogs are welcome to join in this “fun run” in starting Forest Hill Park.
This is the sixth annual 5K in Forest Hill Park sponsored by the Forest Hill Neighborhood Association (FHNA). Advance registrants will get a race t-shirt. For more info or to register, go to FHNA’s website at foresthillneighborhood.com/events/foresthill5k.html.
The annual Westover Hills Neighborhood Yard Sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. Rain date is Saturday, May 3. WHNA pays for two classified ads in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, one the day before the sale and one the day of the sale. It costs you nothing to participate! (We list only your address in the ads, no names, and no description of items to be sold at each household.) To sign up to get your name in the ad, please contact Rebecca Ratliff at
Recently copper gutters and downspouts have been stolen from homes in Westover Hills and nearby neighborhoods. At least two Westover Hills homes have been hit, and we have reports of another theft of copper gutters from a Forest Hill home. The thefts have all occurred during the daylight hours. Even though an observant neighbor saw one theft occurring and notified police, the thieves have not yet been caught. Please keep an eye out! If you see someone tampering with gutters or downspouts, try to get a good description (car make and color, license tag, description of the persons involved) and call police right away at 646-5100.
Westover Hills Elementary School will host an open house and school tour on Thursday, December 5, at 10 a.m. Here’s your chance to find out more about our neighborhood school! Email Curious about Westover with questions or join the Curious about Westover Facebook group for more details.
Are you interested in volunteering at Westover Hills Elementary School? There are always volunteer opportunities available. Please contact
to get plugged in. Some current areas of need include:
All three first grade teachers are looking for helpers to man literacy stations each morning (from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.) and math stations each afternoon (from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.), plenty of spots available!
The Kid's Tennis Club is looking for volunteers to help get the WHES tennis team ready for this spring's Young Aces Open. The Tennis Club meets for four weeks on Mondays after school starting November 11.
There are plenty of students who could use a lunch buddy once a week, once a month, or even just once. This is an easy way to make a big difference in a young life.
The first round of the city’s vacuum leaf pickup in Westover Hills is scheduled for the period between December 2 and December 13. Of course, weather conditions can play havoc with the schedule, so we’ll keep you posted if these dates change.
The second round pick-up is now scheduled for between February 17 and February 28.
WHNA’s annual Yards of the Month program has ended for 2013, but will be back next spring. Here are the recent winners:
2006 Southcliff. This yard got the "most attractive" award as well as the "most improved." The owners had ivy removed and planted grasses, ferns, Daphne (which will be beautiful and odiferous in February), rhododendrons, and low-growing Mazus. It's mostly a shaded yard, and the owners have done a great job in making it green, calming, peaceful, and beautiful.
5023 Caledonia. This home drew the eye with its pleasant array of blooming liriope, alternating red and white begonias, and robust shrubbery. The lawn was gorgeous, even as the summer drew to a close.
5624 St. James Court. With the cone flowers and black-eyed susans fading in the summer light, the purple liriope blooms and golden colors of the nandina bushes signaled that fall was just around the corner. In September, this home was well-manicured and changing colors for the start of the season!
5311 New Kent Rd. This property has rebounded splendidly after the destruction caused from Hurricane Irene that downed two massive trees in 2011. With new hardscaping, plantings, and sculpturing, this yard is truly beautiful and is better than ever.