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Westfield, IN

New urbanism trend influences downtown development

This sounds like a good idea--even though I still am concerned about eminent domain being used to transfer property from one private owner to another in this proposed Grand Junction area. Perhaps "downtown " Westfield can be revived. I remain skeptical since "Grand Junction" sounds like any other indistinguishable place to get fatter or shop. Mr. Anderson does present an interesting concept though and having lived in areas where his concept has been implemented, it does have a wider community draw beyond the schools.  (Sep 3, 2008 | post #1)

Westfield, IN

Some residents not thrilled about liquor store plans

Thanks, I'm following you now. Good thoughts!  (Mar 1, 2008 | post #67)

Westfield, IN

Some residents not thrilled about liquor store plans

Divorce rate of 50%? Infidelity rate of 60-655? I think heteros have just about "protected the family" and "sanctity of marriage" into oblivion. When blended families and high divorce rates aren't the norm, then you may talk to me about these family values everyone pays lips service to. Physician, heal thyself!  (Feb 28, 2008 | post #63)

Westfield, IN

Some residents not thrilled about liquor store plans

I'm honestly a bit unclear here. Do you believe that persons who purchase alcohol are inclined to abuse children? Or the attendants/clerks in the proposed wine establishment? I'm just not following what your main objection is to the store...  (Feb 28, 2008 | post #62)

Westfield, IN

Some residents not thrilled about liquor store plans

Yes, I can see where invoking Sodom is so helpful and pertinent to the dialogue. I believe that type of argument is called "ad hominem" by us liberal types. Actually I'm a bit surprised by the vitrolic dialogue on this thread. Seems quite a passionate subject. For my part, I shall limit myself to 5 minutes a day on the website and not look for things to make me mad. Maybe I should have given up anger for Lent...  (Feb 26, 2008 | post #55)

Westfield, IN

Some residents not thrilled about liquor store plans

Right, speaking as a liberal who is sometimes angry, I definitely approve of Vine & Table type enterprise coming in! As far as I can tell, my God "came eating and drinking, a glutton and a drunk," (Matt 11:19) so I say bring it on!  (Feb 23, 2008 | post #26)

Westfield, IN

Downtown Westfield plan in the works

Don Quixote comes to mind...  (Feb 21, 2008 | post #17)

Westfield, IN

City trash service pondered

I totally agree. I don't mind taking the recycling to Noblesville, but believe it would be much more effective on a communal basis.  (Feb 13, 2008 | post #9)

Westfield, IN

City asks residents what to do with land

At that point, it was attend a religious school--it was called Union Bible Seminary back then. Now, I chose to stay because I like what the area has become. No place is perfect but Westfield seems to have the advantages of being smaller but being within close distance to relatively cosmopolitan places. Now if we could only get some jazz/dance/comedy clubs...  (Feb 13, 2008 | post #55)

Westfield, IN

City asks residents what to do with land

I'd be ok with that. Build them. I'll go.  (Feb 13, 2008 | post #54)

Westfield, IN

City asks residents what to do with land

There is a strip mall in that development and although the roads and planning there could have been much better, I shop at Kroger, buy fuel, exercise at Snap Fitness and have even bought Chinese food in this area. Your thoughts make perfect sense to me. Since I live on Towne Road (the race track from SR32 to Indy), I have little sympathy for people who complain about traffic that business generates. If roads need to be improved, let's do so, but let's not complain about every development. I much prefer what Westfield has become to what it was in 1978 when I moved here.  (Feb 6, 2008 | post #17)

Westfield, IN

New era as city begins for Westfield

Let me add my name to your plea!  (Jan 7, 2008 | post #7)

Westfield, IN

Westfield library to move

Right, I would expect the school board and Keen to have a relationship since he heads up the schools. The library board is a separate issue. They're independent and have shown that they are not bullied by anyone--self-impor tant city councilors, wanna-be politicians, etc. If it wasn't a good idea in their minds, regardless of what Dr. Keen wanted, I cannot see any of them joining the lemming parade. Oh well, enough of this issue...  (Jan 4, 2008 | post #84)

Westfield, IN

Westfield's $16.9 million library bond needs state OK

Jennifer, thanks for offering your opinion. Welcome to the rough and tumble of democracy! If you're at the intermediate school, I believe that the school system is planning a bus route to the new library for your convenience. You're always quite welcome to come to the public library and borrow the books you need. Unfortunately in life, some things that are good for most people are inconvenient or even bad for some people. Doesn't make it any easier to swallow when it happens to us as individuals--but it's all just part of it.  (Jan 4, 2008 | post #44)

Westfield, IN

Westfield's $16.9 million library bond needs state OK

I'd debate with you but debating surreal positions like yours always remind me of the less than kind saying "Arguing over the Internet is a little like being in the Special Olympics. No matter if you win, you're still retarded." Whether the library as a government entity is spending money wisely is a decent discussion. Whether government should having taxing authority (stealing in your words) is a futile discussion.  (Jan 4, 2008 | post #43)

Q & A with Brad Messamore

Headline:

As I see it...

Hometown:

Westfield

Neighborhood:

Washington Township

Local Favorites:

Charleston's, Kincaids, Westfield Library, Cool Creek Park, Starbucks @ 161st

I Belong To:

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Westfield Public Library, Verizon

When I'm Not on Topix:

I'm at work, at Cardinal Fitness or out to eat!

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They're never dull

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Arcade Fire

Favorite Things:

Netflix, eating, reading, drinking, swearing, sarcasm

On My Mind:

Getting the library moved to 191st & Tomlinson

Blog / Website / Homepage:

http://360.yahoo.com/bmessamore

I Believe In:

God and God's holy catholic church with a healthy dose of "don't take yourself too seriously." I believe in leaving people alone but detest sloppy logic and shady people.