The latest WHNA News


June Happy Hour

Thursday, June 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
303 Bar and Grill, 303 West Davis St.

It’s time for this month’s Winnetka Heights neighborhood happy hour! We hope to see everyone on Thursday at 303 Bar and Grill in Bishop Arts.


Cast your vote at the Annual Membership Meeting on June 20

Tuesday, June 20
Enjoy complimentary wine and live music starting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Turner House, 401 North Rosemont Ave.

Mark your calendars for next month’s Annual Membership meeting, where we will elect new association officers, plus vote on amending and updating the WHNA bylaws. Students from La Rondalla, the non-profit instructional guitar studio in our neighborhood, will be serenading us during the welcome time, from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

Be sure to come cast your vote for the new association officers. The WHNA Nominating Committee has nominated the following individuals to be the officers during the 2017-2018 term:
President — Patrick Lynch
Vice President — Anne Hagan
Treasurer — Candace Bossay
Secretary/Historian — Emily Ruth Cannon

In addition to electing new officers, you’ll also have the chance to vote on amending and updating the WHNA bylaws. Download the proposed changes.

If you’re a resident of Winnetka Heights, you’re automatically a member of the neighborhood association, and your vote is very important. We hope to see you there!


Get FREE VIP badges to the 2017 Oak Cliff Film Festival

The 2017 Oak Cliff Film Festival is happening June 8-11

Winnetka Heights neighbors have a chance to get FREE VIP badges by participating in the OCFF Couch Network.

The sixth annual Oak Cliff Film Festival will be here before we know it, promising an amazing slate of films, a ton of great parties, a variety of local venues, plus a chance to score free VIP festival badges by housing filmmakers during the festival.
If you have a couch, spare bed, or guest room you’d be willing to share in exchange for VIP festival badges, email ASAP. From there, the OCFF team will send interested parties a Google Form questionnaire to gain some insight on pets, smoking preference, etc.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in one of the coolest local events of the summer, plus experience it VIP-style for free. Learn more about the festival here

Put a bow on Springtime with a WH Winos premium tasting in May

WH Winos Premium Tasting
Saturday, May 20
Meet and greet begins at 7 p.m. and the official tasting starts promptly at 7:30 p.m.

The next gathering of the Winnetka Heights Winos will be a reserve and estate wine tasting hosted by Candace and Steve Bossay on Saturday, May 20. Please bring a wine that is labeled reserve or estate (or the equivalent), so we can expand our palates with wines that are bit out of the ordinary.

Reserve wine is a higher quality of wine, an aged wine, or both. Traditionally, winemakers would reserve some of their best wine, rather than sell it immediately, coining the term.

Estate wine is 100% made from grapes grown on land owned, or controlled, by the winery. Since many wineries source some of their grapes from other growers, many vineyards grow grapes precisely for this purpose. It can be a tough standard to meet.

Here’s how it works: each individual, couple or pair of neighbors brings a bottle of wine and a bite to eat that complements their wine. As the night progresses, everyone will introduce themselves, their wine and their food. We’ll eat and drink one wine and one food item at a time until we’re all full and happy!

What type of wine? For this tasting, we’d like guests to bring a wine that is labeled reserve, estate, or the equivalent. Winos range from novice to aficionado wine drinkers. There is absolutely no snobbery. On any given night, there’s a wide range of wines including whites, reds, sparkling wines and dessert wines. Wine glasses are provided at the event, however, feel free to bring your own special tasting glass(es) since this is a premium tasting.

What type of food? Whatever you like. While some people take the opportunity to flex their kitchen skills, it’s perfectly fine to bring something simply-prepared or even store-bought. Don’t let the cooking keep you away. Just have fun with it!

Here are some tips:
* Bring enough food for at least 24 tastes
* If your food requires a utensil, plate or toothpick to serve, you must bring these items
* You can warm your dish in the oven or microwave, but do not plan to cook your dish at the host’s home

Space is limited to 24 people, so be sure to sign up early by emailing  with the name(s) and email address of who will be attending. If you know what varietal of wine you will be bringing, include that in your email.

Residents of Winnetka Heights Historic District and their guest will be given first priority. Non-WHHD residents will be placed on a wait list and accommodated if space allows.

If you have any questions, email Jack or call him directly at 817.946.8609. We look forward to seeing you on February 18!

Thank you Candace and Steve for hosting!


Bites in The Heights is this weekend!

Have you snagged your tickets to Bites in The Heights? Be sure to buy yours before the sell out!

We hope you join us this Saturday May 13 at 7 p.m. at Turner House for one of our most important fundraisers of the year.

To buy tickets other than through the Paypal link, contact Candace Bossay, Treasurer at or call her at 214-714-2131.