About Libby Hopkins

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Libby is a writer for The Osprey Observer/The Christian Voice. She started as an intern in 2009 and upon finishing her internship, she was asked to stay on as a permanent writer for both papers. Libby lives in Brandon with her two rescue dogs, Olive and Bogey.

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Riverview Artist Joins Cast Of Skin Wars

Riverview Artist Joins Cast Of Skin Wars

  By Libby Hopkins Pablo Picasso once said, “One never knows what one is going to do. One starts a painting and then it becomes something quite different.” Nicole Hays of Riverview never thought that when she traveled from Arkansas to Panama City for spring break years ago that she would end up staying in(…)

M.D.W. K-9 Offers Playful Solution To Dog Training

M.D.W. K-9 Offers Playful Solution To Dog Training

  By Libby Hopkins Dogs are considered to be man’s best friend. They offer us a wagging tail and lots of wet, sloppy kisses when we come home to them each day. All they ask for in return is unconditional love and lots of playtime. Playtime is most important for a dog, and it can(…)

Odiorne Insurance Celebrates 40 Years Of Service

  By Libby Hopkins Business longevity in today’s economy is a difficult task, but not for Odiorne Insurance of Brandon. It has been a vital part of the Brandon community for 40 years. George H. Odiorne, Jr. started his insurance business in 1974. From the company’s early days in a small building next to the(…)

Local Girl Starts Foundation To Help Fight Cancer

Local Girl Starts Foundation To Help Fight Cancer

  By Libby Hopkins Helena Noel of Riverview is not your average 11-year-old. Sure, she likes playing golf and hanging out with her friends and family, but the thing that makes Noel different from other girls her age is that she’s a fighter. No, she not a boxer, she’s a fighter for cancer.  When her(…)

Faces Of Courage Offers Cancer Camp To Women Of Color In Community

Faces Of Courage Offers Cancer Camp To Women Of Color In Community

  By Libby Hopkins Maya Angelou once said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Many women of color from all around Tampa Bay and beyond love the way Peggie Sherry and her foundation, Faces of Courage(…)

VSA Florida Offers Summer Art, Musical Theater Programs For Special Needs Students

VSA Florida Offers Summer Art, Musical Theater Programs For Special Needs Students

By Libby Hopkins Art and music do so many things for a person. The two mediums have the ability to heal, calm and teach many things. VSA Florida and Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association have teamed up to offer summer art and musical theater programs for special needs students in the Brandon community(…)

Humana Foundation Offers $350K Grant To Local Non-Profit Organizations

Humana Foundation Offers $350K Grant To Local Non-Profit Organizations

  By Libby Hopkins There are many non-profits in the Tampa Bay area that struggle each year to keep funds coming in to help their causes. The Humana Foundation realized these struggles back in 2003 when they launched the Humana Communities Benefit program in Chicago. The goal was to provide a transformational impact on non-profits(…)

Kotila Chiropractic Clinic Offers Over Two Decades Of Experience To Patients

Kotila Chiropractic Clinic Offers Over Two Decades Of Experience To Patients

  By Libby Hopkins Dr. Gary Kotila has been a part of the Brandon community for more than four years and he believes in offering a variety of services at his practice, Kotila Chiropractic Clinic. Kotila is originally from Detroit where he practiced chiropractics for 27 years. In 2010 he purchased Axis Chiropractic from Dr.(…)

The Woman’s Group Offers State Of The Art Patient Care

The Woman’s Group Offers State Of The Art Patient Care

  By Libby Hopkins The Woman’s Group was founded in 1998 with the mission to provide high-quality obstetrics and gynecological care while educating patients in a compassionate and personable manner. This mission has led the group to be selected the best OB-GYN practice in the Tampa Bay area by the Florida Medical Business Journal, a(…)

Brandon Eye Associates Adds New Office In Plant City

Brandon Eye Associates Adds New Office In Plant City

  By Libby Hopkins Brandon Eye Associates has been a part of the Brandon community for more than 29 years. The company thinks being a part of the community is paramount. The practice believes offering state-of-the-art care to patients, along with giving back to the community is its secret to longevity. It has always focused(…)