Volunteer Opportunities

Bloomingdale Homeowners Association Seeks New Board Members

Bloomingdale Homeowners Association Seeks New Board Members

  By Joy Boisselle Bloomingdale HOA Seeks New Board Members Do you care about our Bloomingdale community and want to take an active role in its future? Then, the Bloomingdale Homeowners Association (BHA) wants you to become part of “Team Bloomingdale.”  The Board consists of 12 directors, and there are three director and three alternate […]

Daughters Of The American Revolution Local Chapter Seeks To Promote Patriotism

Daughters Of The American Revolution Local Chapter Seeks To Promote Patriotism

  By Kerri Snell The Alafia River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) functions as a volunteer service organization of women hoping to grow in the community. The local group has been serving the public since the chapter was formed in 1982 with only 17 members. Lynea D’Angelo, publicity chair for the […]

Bike Donations Needed As Newsome Marching Band Embarks On “Le Tour” This Season

Bike Donations Needed As Newsome Marching Band Embarks On “Le Tour” This Season

  By Denise Melone After an amazing season in 2013-2014, the Newsome marching band is now ready to take on the most famous bike race in the world. When asked about this year’s program, Band Director Michael J. Miller said, “Le Tour is a musical and visual representation of the famed bike race, Tour de […]

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 […]

Tampa YMCA, ECHO Of Brandon Host Annual Backpack Outreach Event

Tampa YMCA, ECHO Of Brandon Host Annual Backpack Outreach Event

  By Kathy L. Collins When students start the school year with age appropriate school supplies and a new backpack, they tend to be self-assured and do better in school. While school supplies are a basic necessity, when a family is struggling financially this need may be low on the list or not get met […]

Local Charity Thrift Shop Seeking Donations, Volunteers

Local Charity Thrift Shop Seeking Donations, Volunteers

  By Andria Barrios On September 23 of last year, Life’s Treasures Thrift Store opened in Brandon. This fairly large store is filled with everything from clothing to house wares, from jewelry to furniture, all of a generally high quality. The goal is to support the programs and services at LifePath Hospice, which features community […]

Riverview’s DeSoto Lodge 105 Adopts Stretch Of U.S. Highway 301 In Riverview

Riverview’s DeSoto Lodge 105 Adopts Stretch Of U.S. Highway 301 In Riverview

  By Kathy L. Collins Individuals travelling along U.S. Highway 30 in Riverview between Lake Saint Charles Blvd and Everhart Rd. will notice how clean the 2.2 mile section is thanks to the members of Riverview’s DeSoto Lodge #105, Free and Accepted Masons and members of the Walter Fishback Chapter of the DeMolay International Youth […]

Chamber Seeks Classroom Donations For Teacher Breakfast

Chamber Seeks Classroom Donations For Teacher Breakfast

  By Susan Prestridge The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Teaching to Excellence Breakfast on Thursday, August 14, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. at The Regent located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview. Alison Farnan of Clik me Quik and Jennifer Caskey of CenterState Bank are this year’s chair and […]

Meals On Wheels Celebrates 38 Years Of Service To The Community

Meals On Wheels Celebrates 38 Years Of Service To The Community

  By Bonnie Mentel Over the past 38 years, Meals on Wheels has been helping many people in the community. “We serve anywhere between 240-280 meals each day in Brandon, Valrico and Seffner. Our borders extend to Williams Rd. on the North, Hwy. 301 on the West, Dover on the East and the Alafia River […]

Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club Hosts Fashion Show, Elections

Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club Hosts Fashion Show, Elections

  By Nicole Heubusch Upcoming 5th Annual Women’s Fashion Show The Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club will be hosting its 5th annual Women’s Fashion Show on Friday, May 9. It will take place in the social hall, and the women of Valencia Lakes will be the fashion models. It will be raising money for different […]