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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New School In Seffner Serving Students With Disabilities

New School In Seffner Serving Students With Disabilities

  By Libby Hopkins There is a brand new school in the community making a difference in the lives of its students. Impact Academy in Seffner opened its doors this past March and it services children with varying disabilities. “We have an amazing curriculum and a big focus on functional living skills development,” said the […]

Guardian ad Litem Program Offering Voice For Abused, Neglected Children Seeking Support

Guardian ad Litem Program Offering Voice For Abused, Neglected Children Seeking Support

  By Libby Hopkins Marilyn Garcia of Brandon has been raising her voice for more than 89,000 children who are in the foster care system. She is a volunteer recruiter for the Guardian ad Litem Program in Tampa. A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is appointed by the court to advocate for a child. Most of […]

Paula’s Pampered Pets Offers More Than Reliable Pet Sitting

Paula’s Pampered Pets Offers More Than Reliable Pet Sitting

  By Libby Hopkins Pets aren’t just animals; they are members of the family. Many love and care for them as if they are children and would never go out of town and leave a child with a complete stranger. Paula Moore of Wimauma grew up in a military family that traveled often, but her […]

Helping Hands Caring Hearts Lends Assistance To Individuals In Need

Helping Hands Caring Hearts Lends Assistance To Individuals In Need

  By Libby Hopkins Everyone can use an extra hand from time to time, but back in 2000, Christine Barfield of Plant City needed many extra hands. She was in an accident that landed her in a wheelchair for more than a year. “For a year I was in a wheelchair fulltime and I was […]

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 […]