Luigi Young was presented the Hero Award from Homes for Heroes. Coming home from work on Christmas, he rescued his neighbor, whose house was on fire.

Annual Prolife Spaghetti Dinner

A Pro-life Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, May 19 at Resurrection Catholic Church, 6819 Krycul Ave. in Riverview. The Dinner is sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 15675.

Dinner starts at 5:45 p.m. and is ‘all you can eat.’ Tickets cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Children under 7 are free. For tickets, contact Alex at 956-3709 or Fran at 641-9109 or stop by the Parish office.

Tampa Firefighter Luigi Young Honored For Saving Neighbor’s Life

Homes for Heroes in Tampa recently presented Luigi Young with its prestigious Hero Award.

He came home Christmas Day after working a long night at a Tampa Fire Station to find his neighbor’s house on fire. He went in and out several times before finding his neighbor.

Young is receiving this great honor and award in recognition for his unwavering commitment to the community and his selfless actions going above and beyond the call of duty. He recently received Tampa’s Firefighter of the Quarter Award as well as the Governor’s Award for his Heroic Actions.

Homes for Heroes’ mission is to provide extraordinary savings and services to heroes who provide extraordinary services to our nation and its communities every day.

Homes for Heroes, Inc. was established shortly following the tragic events of 9/11 as a way to give back and say ‘Thank You’ to our nation’s heroes. Homes for Heroes is the largest nationwide network of affiliate real estate specialists, lending specialists and local businesses who provide easy ways for firefighters, law enforcement, military, healthcare workers, EMS and teachers to save money when buying, selling or refinancing a home; or when making every day home-related purchases.


Adult Children Of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families

Support and fellowship group starting soon at Northside Baptist Church in Ruskin.
Healing is possible for adult children of alcoholic parents and dysfunctional families based on the ACA Handbook. This meeting book contains the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, sponsorship, Inner Child and reparenting. Meeting discussions offer hope for recovery from the effects of growing up in a dysfunctional family, where alcohol or drugs may or may not have been present. While ACA is similar to other Twelve Step programs, our emphasis is on the family system and Inner Child or True Self. You can learn how unhealthy childhood situations may be unknowingly sabotaging your decisions and relationships today. Support group will be meeting once per week, all are welcome. For more information, please contact Michael O. 690-2049 or

All About Women Expo On Mother’s Day

The All About Women Expo will be held at Westfield Brandon Mall on Sunday, May 13 from 12 Noon-5 p.m. This is a day for women to bring their mothers, daughters, or girlfriends for a day of pampering. The Expo is free.

The All About Women Expo has a special VIP Lounge (women must register first) where women can enjoy wine samples, cheesecake, and more exclusive treatments. Since the All About Women Expo is on Mother’s Day, mothers and daughters who look exactly alike are invited to enter the Mother-Daughter Look-alike Contest. The winning pair will receive a prize. Westfield Brandon Mall is located at 459 Brandon Town Center Dr. in Brandon.

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Michelle Colesanti
Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.