Posts Tagged ‘2012’

US 31 & 161st Street Interchange Opens

Good news for traffic flow along the US 31 construction site as the new US 31/161st Street interchange opened yesterday. The former intersection has been closed since April as crews have been constructing a new overpass and roundabout interchange.Howev…

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Party on the Patio on August 21 from 5:00 to 8:00

By all accounts, Downtown Westfield Association’s first two Parties on the Patio were a huge success. Estimated attendance at the inaugural party in June was 75 guests.  We think we had about 100 guests in July.  The next installment is Wedne…

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Westfield Once Again One of America’s Best Places to Live

Westfield has once again landed on CNN Money Magazine’s list of America’s Best Small Towns. In the 2013 edition of the list we are ranked first in Indiana, fifth in the Midwest and 18th in the nation.  In fact, Westfield was the only Indiana community that made the list.  You’ll recall that Westfield was ranked 48th nationally on the same list in 2011.

You can bet that without such projects as the Grand Junction, Grand Park Sports Campus and the proposed Grand Towers at the intersection of 31 and 32, we wouldn’t be making this list.  Of course, our excellent school system also is a major factor at play here.  Make no mistake, people and businesses take such things into account when they decide where to relocate.

Congratulations to Mayor Andy Cook, the City Council and to all the city employees for continuing to do such a great job.

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Ken Kingshill
Westfield, Indiana                                                                                      

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Pasta Fest on Friday Evening

I hope you all have PastaFest on your family schedule for this Friday night, 5:00 to 8:00 at the Westfield High School cafeteria.   The menu is as follows:Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce or Meat BallsPenne Pasta in Alfredo Sauce with ChickenVegetari…

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Have You Registered for the Underground Railroad Run?

The 15th Anniversary Westfield Education Foundation Underground Railroad Run will be taking place on March 23, 2003.  Now is the time to register.  You may do so here.  (Scroll to the bottom of the page to register.)The Underground …

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Local Baseball Organization is National Finalist for Lids "Tip the Cap" Award

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Former Westfield resident, and personal friend, Mike Lennox is the Executive Director of Play Ball Indiana, a non-profit organization that provides baseball opportunities for inner city boys and girls in Indianapolis.Play Ball Indiana is one of three n…

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U.S. 31 Lane Restrictions on Monday, February 18

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As part of the ongoing construction of the new U.S. 31 highway, INDOT will be closing one lane in each direction on U.S. 31 between Rangeline Road and Greyhound Pass on Monday, February 18. The left lane will be closed on the northbound side and the ri…

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Main Street Through Downtown Westfield Not a War Zone

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Not to worry. Main Street (State Road 32) just east of US 31 isn’t some sort of war zone. Trust me, it’s not blight.  It’s not the result of absentee landlords run amok (well, on second thought, maybe it is). It’s not indicative of a deficit in pr…

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Union Street Flats Starting to Take Shape in Downtown Westfield

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If you haven’t driven through downtown Westfield lately, you’ve missed the fact that the much anticipated Union Street Flats are starting to sprout up out of the ground. This is great news for those of us who want to see more economic development attra…

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Flags to Half Staff From Sunrise to Noon on Monday

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Did you know that on Memorial Day you’re only supposed to fly the flag at half mast until noon?  After noon, raise the flag to full staff.  I must confess that I wasn’t aware of this little detail until today.  You can confirm it for yourself by checking out section 7M of the Flag Code (U.S. Code Title 4, Chapter 1).

Matt Knowlan of the American Flagpole and Flag Co. says:

The “Memorial” in Memorial Day has been ignored by too many of us who are beneficiaries of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Often we do not observe the day as it should be, a day where we actively remember our ancestors, our family members, our loved ones, our neighbors, and our friends who have given the ultimate sacrifice:

by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes;
by visiting memorials;
by flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon;
by flying the ‘POW/MIA Flag’ as well (Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act);
by participating in a “National Moment of Remembrance” at 3 p.m. to pause and think upon the true meaning of the day, and for Taps to be played;
by renewing a pledge to aid the widows, widowers, and orphans of our fallen dead, and to aid the disabled veterans.

Enjoy a safe and meaningful Memorial Day!
Ken Kingshill
Westfield, Indiana

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About DWNA

The Downtown Westfield Association reinvents the way a town grows into a city. Our volunteer-led programs and events not only maintain Westfield’s small town appeal, but also allow room for Indiana’s newest city to evolve and serve our ever-changing population.

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Westfield, Indiana 46074
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