Christian Voice Monthly

Brandon Family Y Receives $10,000 Grant From BP And APEC

Brandon Family Y Receives $10,000 Grant From BP And APEC

Earlier this month, the Brandon Family Y was the recipient of a $10,000 grant from local Tampa Bay BP and APEC gasoline distributors. This is just one of the ways the organization is helping to build a stronger Brandon community. Earlier this month, the Brandon Family Y was the recipient of a $10,000 grant from […]

Aquali Salon And Spa To Hold Fundraiser For A Family In Need

Aquali Salon And Spa To Hold Fundraiser For A Family In Need

On June 23rd of this year, 14-year-old Jacob Meachum was hit by an SUV that was driving over 60 miles-an-hour while he was riding his ATV. The driver of the SUV was uninsured, driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license. Meachum was thrown from the ATV and sustained a traumatic brain injury […]

DivorceCare Starts New Session in Brandon Wednesday, August 22

DivorceCare Starts New Session in Brandon Wednesday, August 22

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. But there is help. DivorceCare and DivorceCare For Kids groups meet weekly at First Baptist Church in Brandon to move toward rebuilding. DivorceCare group participants spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in […]

Students Academic And Baseball Success Leads To A Collegiate Career

Students Academic And Baseball Success Leads To A Collegiate Career

Nolan Schultz warms up for a baseball game. He has been playing since he was a child and will continue his career at the University of Rochester in the fall. By Savanna Peterson Being a student athlete isn’t an easy feat and succeeding in both areas can be tougher. However, Nolan Schultz, of Valrico, does […]

Brandon Author To Donate Book Profits To Cancer Research

By Alicia Squillante “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Although the quote was first spoken by Anne Frank, author Elaine D. Walsh has always found it inspirational and believes whole heartedly in the message it sends.  To show her belief in that message, she […]

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 […]