Pets to the rescue
A startling reality is occurring in cities and towns throughout the United States: more than 9,000 dogs and cats are being euthanized in animal shelters simply because they don’t have a safe place to call home. And while this grim scenario unfolds daily, most people aren’t aware of the magnitude of the issue, nor how simple it is to help decrease these numbers and save lives.
The National Humane Society has a motto “Adopt, Don’t Shop.” They encourage adopting rather than shopping since so many pets are rescued from puppy mills or are abandoned and in need of forever homes. The reasons people give up their pets vary and it’s not an easy decision.
Meet some Westmont residents whose adopted friends are sharing their lives and love.
There’s a lot to be proud of in Westmont and Westmont citizens have a long history of community involvement. Now there is a new way to get involved and make the community even greater. Find out how here.
Coming soon—the Westmont Directory
A valuable community resource. Read all about it.
Budget workshop meetings begin
Have a say in how your tax dollars are spent in the Village. See how to attend the workshop meetings here.
Community Awards Dinner is coming up
The Westmont Chamber of Commerce is planning this community-wide event. Plan to attend. Keeping the momentum going, the Chamber has lots of events planned this year. See the schedule here.
Language learning at the Library
The Westmont Public Library can help you learn a new language—for free!
Congratulations District 201 Illinois State Scholars
16 Westmong High School Seniors were honored in January. Plus, read about an important ballot question for the March election.
A message from the Mayor
2014 is bringing many new initiatives. Read Mayor Gunter’s message here.
Winter is fun at the Westmont Park District
Don’t miss the Frozen Film Festival! And the spring art show is just around the corner. Plus Westmont gets a new park. Read all about it.
Harlem Wizards are coming to Westmont
Plus start training for Race to the Flag and more in Around the Block.
Changing the way people see animals
Westmont business owner Crystal Gombosi wants to do help homeless animals. Read how she’s working on it here.