Christian Voice Monthly

Counseling Services Of Brandon Offers Free PTSD Treatment To Veterans

Counseling Services Of Brandon Offers Free PTSD Treatment To Veterans

Counseling Services of Brandon offers counseling to couples, adolescents, adults, and individuals. However, Toni Brown has recently started an offer for free Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to retired or active military veterans. By Mariah Jones As a way to give back to people who have fought for our country, Toni Brown, the president of(…)

Brandon Honorary Mayor Race Raises $40,000 For Local Charities

Brandon Honorary Mayor Race Raises $40,000 For Local Charities

Gay Lynn Love, Brandon’s Honorary Mayor for 2012-2013, along with Sam Creasmen, President of the Community Roundtable distributed checks to her chosen nonprofits, including a check for $10,000.01 to Melissa Jay, representative of JDRF earlier this month at the monthly meeting of the Community Roundtable at Center Place in Brandon. The month of June and(…)

Lithia Springs Fifth Grade Filled With Heroes

Lithia Springs Fifth Grade Filled With Heroes

Preston Hall, fifth grade student at Lithia Springs Elementary School, was the recipient of this year’s HERO Award presented by the Zach Tucker Giving Hope through Faith Foundation. By Sherry Tucker Lithia Springs Elementary fifth grade class celebrated their completion of elementary school by helping many Tampa Bay area children who are battling cancer. The(…)

Luz Fund And A Local Host Family Help Peruvian Siblings Receive Medical Care

Luz Fund And A Local Host Family Help Peruvian Siblings Receive Medical Care

Peruvian siblings,  Frank and Tatiana both born with club feet, were brought to the U.S. for medical attention and recovery with the assistance of The Luz Fund. By Kristen Morrell A phone call from the hospital can be dreadful and scary.  But when Chuck Mulhern, of Brandon, received a hospital call one week before Christmas,(…)

Super Senior

Super Senior

Bloomingdale High School senior, Alexis Vasquez, already knows a little bit about the business world beyond the walls of her high school. Vasquez, an honor student with a 5.6 GPA, launched her own photography business two years ago. The best part of this young entrepreneur is that she is focused on her faith and giving(…)

Boy Scout Troop On The Road To Summer Camp Thanks To Long Tire

Boy Scout Troop On The Road To Summer Camp Thanks To Long Tire

Thanks to a generous donation from Long Tire, Boy Scout Troop 661 has new trailer tires, which were needed for their annual summer camp trip up to Georgia. As Boy Scout Troop 661 of Ruskin makes its final preparations for their annual Summer Camp, they recently received a donation from Long Tire of Brandon. Every(…)

Randall Middle School’s Sundance Garden Honors Former Literacy Dog And Friend

Randall Middle School’s Sundance Garden Honors Former Literacy Dog And Friend

Madison Dowdy reads Brie The Superhero aloud at the Sundance Garden reveal. The book was thought up and created by Randall students, in honor of both Sundance and Brie. At the end of April, several Randall Middle School students, faculty, staff, parents and even a dog gathered around to take part in the official reveal(…)

Osprey Observer Launches New ‘We Proudly Announce’ Section

Osprey Observer Newspapers is proud to announce the launch of the ‘We Proudly Announce’ section of its award-winning newspapers. The new section will allow members of the community to submit photos and announcements for paid placement within the newspaper. This comes as readers were requesting the opportunity to celebrate graduations, births, engagements and marriages to(…)

Retired Army Colonel Publishes Book, A Humorous Memoir & Life Story

Retired Army Colonel Publishes Book, A Humorous Memoir & Life Story

Retired Colonel Carl Pfeiffer’s new book, It Never Ends: The Terrible Life of Carl, is a memoir of stories about Pfeiffer’s childhood, told in a humorous, somewhat sarcastic  narrated voice. By Dahlia Ghabour Carl Pfeiffer is a Lithia resident and retired Colonel who has just published his first book, It Never Ends: The Terrible Life of(…)

New Group Supports Special Needs Families in FishHawk and Beyond

New Group Supports Special Needs Families in FishHawk and Beyond

Beth Bailey attended a church picnic in May with her two children Hannah and Gabriel. The picnic was run by HOPE, a program at Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon that teaches and takes care of special needs children on Sunday mornings so that parents can attend services. FishHawk resident Beth Bailey has lived nine(…)