Volunteer Opportunities

Adult Softball Tournament Benefits Seeds Of Hope Backpack Food Program

Adult Softball Tournament Benefits Seeds Of Hope Backpack Food Program

  The “Seeds of Hope” Backpack Food Program Softball Tournament to benefit the chronically hungry elementary school children and families in our surrounding communities will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30. It will be played at the FishHawk Ranch Hawk Park sports complex, located off of Lithia Pinecrest Rd. Saturday’s opening(…)

Hillsborough County Mentoring Programs Looks To Area For Mentors

Hillsborough County Mentoring Programs Looks To Area For Mentors

The Brandon community is forever growing and thriving. We have some of the best local businesses and schools and because of this distinction, many of the mentoring programs look to our community for its mentors. Two of the programs that are looking for mentors from our community are The Hillsborough Education Foundation and The Tampa(…)

County Hosts Ribbon Cutting To Celebrate Opening Of Lower Green Swamp Preserve

County Hosts Ribbon Cutting To Celebrate Opening Of Lower Green Swamp Preserve

With a well-attended ribbon cutting celebration held late last month, Hillsborough County’s Lower Green Swamp Nature Preserve and its newest hiking and horse trails opened to hikers, equestrians, bird-watchers, and nature lovers.  Formerly known as Cone Ranch and considered by some as a rustic paradise, the preserve is located at 3536 E. Knights Griffin Rd.(…)

Hats Off To Fashion Fundraiser To Benefit Riverview Students

Hats Off To Fashion Fundraiser To Benefit Riverview Students

By Kathy Moschella To raise money for college scholarships for high school seniors who are Riverview residents, the Riverview Woman’s Club Foundation is hosting “Hats off to Fashion,” the organization’s first fundraiser of the year on Sunday, February 9 from 1-4 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 4328 Garden Vista Dr. in Riverview.(…)

Mobile Meals Kitchen To Host Christmas Breakfast

Mobile Meals Kitchen To Host Christmas Breakfast

By Libby Hopkins Buddy Bass of Dover had a very long and tedious career as an insurance salesman. He knew there had to be more in life and he wanted more out of life for him and his wife, Jane. She  told him he would never be happy until he was doing what God had(…)

County Seeks New HAMs to Assist Last Line of Defense

County Seeks New HAMs to Assist Last Line of Defense

By Tamas Mondovics Area residents seeking a way to earn their Amateur Radio (HAM Radio) license and have the ability and the skills to help support their neighbors and their communities in times of need had a chance to do just that this month. Hillsborough County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) and Radio Amateur Civil(…)

LifePath Hospice Seeks Volunteers For New Brandon Thrift Store

By Eyesenia Reyes LifePath Hospice is opening a new thrift store at 1335 W. Brandon Blvd. in early September.  This non-profit organization is a part of Chapters Health System, supporting more than 1,400 patients throughout Hillsborough County each day as they face the challenges of advancing age and illness. Proceeds from the thrift store’s sales(…)

Newspaper Editor Publishes First Book For Small Businesses, Donates Profits To Honor Flight to Take WWII Vets to Memorial In D.C.

Author Donates Book Profits To Send WWII Vets To Memorial in D.C. In Honor of Armed Forces Day, a local small business owner and newly published author of her first book, Open For Business, Now What? A small business guide to what to do after the OPEN sign goes up, has pledged all proceeds of(…)

Foster Parent Training Classes Offered In Eastern Hillsborough County

By Kathy L. Collins According to Eckerd, a national leader in helping at risk youth and their families, there are more than 100 children in Hillsborough County each month who need placement with foster parents. It is for this reason that several area churches including Bay Life Church, Bell Shoals Baptist Church and the Crossings(…)

Greater Brandon Arts Council Offers Free Seminar on Copyright And Fair Use Law For Artists

The Greater Brandon Arts Council (GBAC) will host a seminar called “Copyright and Fair Use Law For Artists” on Saturday, February 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Regional Library located at 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico. The seminar will be led by attorney, Anne Dalton of Ft. Meyers. The seminar is free(…)