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Meals On Wheels Annual Luncheon Recognizes Volunteers

Meals On Wheels Annual Luncheon Recognizes Volunteers

  By Bonnie Mentel Meals on Wheels is celebrating its 38th year of service in the Brandon area. The Brandon area branch began in a collaboration between Limona Village Chapel United Methodist and St. Andrew’s United Methodist. Since then, 18 churches have signed up to provide hot meals to those in need within the community.(…)

Grace Community United Methodist Members Perform Random Acts Of Kindness 

Grace Community United Methodist Members Perform Random Acts Of Kindness 

  By Bonnie Mentel Grace Community United Methodist in Lithia is finding ways for the church to go outside their walls to reach people instead of just expecting people to come to them. “We want to go out and let people know who we are and make as much of a difference as we can.(…)

Valrico Resident Jeffrey Shaw Is The Messenjer

Valrico Resident Jeffrey Shaw Is The Messenjer

  By Michelle Colesanti “I feel that it is an honor to be chosen as an instrument of healing,” said Jeffrey Shaw, The Messenjer. The Messenjer LLC is about bringing messages from beyond the veil to those who need healing both in the physical and spirit world. It is a responsibility that Shaw does not(…)

Community-Wide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive To Alleviate Local Hunger

Community-Wide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive To Alleviate Local Hunger

  By Kathy L. Collins The 22nd Annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive (also known as the Postal Food Drive) will be held on Saturday, May 10. Residents will receive a plastic bag in mailboxes to fill with non-expired non-perishable food and are asked to put in or(…)

O’Brien’s Hosts Annual Duck Derby To Raise Funds For Moffitt Cancer Center

O’Brien’s Hosts Annual Duck Derby To Raise Funds For Moffitt Cancer Center

  By Libby Hopkins Rick Miller of Valrico is on a mission. His mission is to fund the research that will prevent cancer in children and adults. That may sound like a pretty lofty mission but he’s not alone in his quest. Miller has his girlfriend, Beth Morgan, and his friends Sean and Dani Donahue(…)

New Account Campaign Benefits Cancer Research

New Account Campaign Benefits Cancer Research

  By Michelle Colesanti Local resident, Jenn Moddie, spent four-and-a-half years at her mother, Michelle Ehrich’s, side as she battled ovarian cancer. Her story is one of determination and strength despite the battle, and it relates to Fifth Third’s current campaign to raise funds for cancer research. Over the past few months, Fifth Third Bank(…)

YMCA Celebrates 125 Years In Community

YMCA Celebrates 125 Years In Community

  By Tamas Mondovics The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA is proudly celebrating its 125th anniversary this year while promoting the benefits of its facilities including 10 family facilities, four wellness centers, two golf facilities, a Community Learning Center in Sulphur Springs, an outdoor adventure camp in Riverview, a youth and family center in Carrollwood and(…)

Tampa Music Society To Present Benefit Concert For The Children’s Cancer Center

Tampa Music Society To Present Benefit Concert For The Children’s Cancer Center

  By Kathy L. Collins The Tampa Music Society’s (TMS) next concert on Friday, April 25 will benefit the Children’s Cancer Center. The concert will take place at Spoto High School’s Spoto Theatre located at 8538 Eagle Palm Dr. in Riverview beginning at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are just $15 and students with ID(…)

The Arts Council Of Hillsborough County Launches Site To Help Fund Local Art Projects

  By Kathy Collins The Arts Council of Hillsborough County recently launched power2give.org/tampabay. This is a new crowd-fundraising site for Tampa Bay’s non-profit arts groups. Local arts non-profits can seek up to $10,000 per project in 90 days. Since the site went live, arts supporters have helped to raise funds for a variety of arts(…)

Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club Holds Men’s Fashion Show

Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club Holds Men’s Fashion Show

  By Nicole Heubusch On March 14, the Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club held its very first annual Men’s Fashion Show to raise money for its scholarship program. It had clothes provided to them by Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and Destination XL. “We had 12 of our most handsome male residents strutting down the lighted(…)