Charity or Non-Profit Story

Chicks For Charity Presents Brandon Sports And Aquatic Center With Over $10,000

Chicks For Charity Presents Brandon Sports And Aquatic Center With Over $10,000

  By Tamas Mondovics In its continued effort to raise money for local charities, Chicks for Charity, a well known charitable giving organization located in Brandon, paid a special visit to The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) earlier this month. The brainchild of Tammy Holmberg, owner of the Lake Brandon Village and Westfield Mall(…)

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(…)

Calvary Lutheran Celebrating Christmas In July

Calvary Lutheran Celebrating Christmas In July

  Staff Report With summer heat at its peak, the Christmas spirit is alive at Calvary Lutheran Church, and the community is invited to join in the holiday festivities. 12 Days of Christmas in July, begins Monday, July 21 and runs through Friday, August 1.  For over 18 years, Calvary has held a Christmas dinner(…)

South Shore Felines Making Positive Impact On Community, Cats

South Shore Felines Making Positive Impact On Community, Cats

  Staff Report South Shore Felines is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization making a positive difference in the lives of cats in the SouthShore area. The local organization’s mission is to humanely reduce the population of community cats via education and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). South Shore Felines also runs an active cat food program called “Feed the(…)

Over 200 Gather To Respect, Remember At My Warrior’s Place

Over 200 Gather To Respect, Remember At My Warrior’s Place

  By Paula MacDonald As the soft breeze glides from the river onto shore, the gentle, melodic sound can be heard of tiny bits of aluminum brushing softly against one another as they dangle from the rafters, creating a poignant wind chime. It’s just what Kelly Kowall imagined the Respect and Remember Tribute at My(…)

Old McMicky’s Farm Offers Dream Wedding To Wounded Veteran, Other Services

Old McMicky’s Farm Offers Dream Wedding To Wounded Veteran, Other Services

  By Alexandra Booth Step aside Old MacDonald; Old McMicky’s Farm is one worth talking about. Field trips, birthday parties and weddings are only a few of the services offered. Recently, it announced the start of a new annual giveaway for wounded members or veterans of the military. The Barn at Crescent Lake at Old(…)

Safe Home For Trafficked Girls Opens In July

Safe Home For Trafficked Girls Opens In July

  By Bonnie Mentel In January 2013, the Florida Safe Harbor Act went into effect. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) defines the act as one that, “helps ensure the safety of child victims who have been trafficked for sex and allows children who are rescued from prostitution to get help from child(…)

Christmas In July Bazaar In Lithia Hosted By Grace United Methodist Church

Christmas In July Bazaar In Lithia Hosted By Grace United Methodist Church

  By Sandy Townsend For the second year, vendors will sell everything from handmade gifts to home decor on Saturday, July 26 at the Christmas in July Bazaar, which will be held at Grace United Methodist Church at FishHawk. The bazaar will take place from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church, which is located at(…)

Life Church Back 2 School Bash Promises Mega Fun Time

Life Church Back 2 School Bash Promises Mega Fun Time

  By Marisa Webber Ripping phone books, snapping clipboards, and showing off his muscles, Mega Man will be making an appearance at this year’s Back 2 School Bash being held by Life Church at FishHawk. This family friendly event is not only entertaining, but also beneficial for students and families preparing for the school year.(…)

Greater Brandon Chamber Accepting 2015 Leadership Brandon Class Nominations

Greater Brandon Chamber Accepting 2015 Leadership Brandon Class Nominations

  Staff Report The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2015 Leadership Brandon class. Leadership Brandon is the chamber’s community leadership development program, and includes a series of seminars, tours and interactive presentations that highlight various leadership development and community awareness initiatives, mostly held on the third Wednesday of the(…)