When Dancing Moon Gallery and Tea Room told me this summer that they wanted to donate a 13-ton piece of marble to the Village for Lockwood Park, I was thrilled. CAO Paul Snider and I checked it out where it was being stored and we were even more impressed once we saw the beauty that only nature can create.
The past several months have been spent trying to arrange for this amazing 13-ton gift to be transported to the park. Without the strong support of Paul Rodgers and Tackaberry & Sons Construction, that wouldn’t have happened. But it did – on Wednesday this week.
Thank you again, Tara and John. We are hoping to arrange for a sculptor to work in-situ this summer. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.
I am pleased to announce that Neil Kudrinko will be running the canteen at the Arena. Neil will bring some new ideas and food/drink options that will certainly please hockey fans and other people using the arena.
Thank you Neil and Martha!!
Although there are still a few months until the new Council begins in December, I wanted a photo that included CAO/Clerk Paul Snider and Treasurer Anne-Marie Koiner. You have both added your experiences, professionalism and enthusiasm to making Town Hall a more responsive and friendlier place for the public. Thank you both!
Watch for our Christmas photo that will include the new Council and all Village staff!
The Green Street Challenge is occurring on Saturday, June 30 at Fetch Murphy Way. The sod will be laid on the road in the morning and children of all ages are invited to come and play throughout the day. The Fire Fighters will be hosting a BBQ at the spring as well.
At the end of the event, Green Street Challenge donates the sod to the host. This means we can finish some of the projects at Lockwood park and lay sod around the stage and basketball court, including the berm beside the natural playground.
It is going to be a hot day and we are asking for volunteers to make the work go quicker. There will be some fire fighters rolling up the sod beginning at 4:00 p.m. If you can spare a couple of hours to help, all of the sod can be rolled up and then laid at the park.
Paul Snider, CAO/Clerk will be on site at Fetch Murphy Way at 4:00. Please sign in with him if you can help us out.
In 2016, Westport Village Council determined that its 2017 Sesquicentennial project would be moving the cenotaph from the fire hall parking lot to a prime location in Lockwood Memorial Field and Park. Today, under the supervision of Josh Doornekamp, the move was completed. Although there is still lots to do to get the area ready for November 11, you can already see why we felt it was important to move the cenotaph to this new location.
The park is also about to get the first phase of its playground. Mr Paul Snider, our CAO, and a group of amazing volunteers will be building the playground on Saturday. Wow!
Take a moment to come to the park. Walk a few laps on the track, sit on one of the benches and visit with friends and family and take a moment to enjoy this jewel in the middle of the village.