Kiwanis Club Supports Two Local Nonprofits With Matching Donation Program

By Karin Davis-Thompson With a commitment to ending childhood hunger and improving nutrition for children, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Brandon is sponsoring a fundraiser...

Student Fulfills Dream Of Diploma, Unites Community, Days Before Losing Cancer...

By Karin Davis-Thompson When Melanie Davis, executive director of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, met Richard Canales Calles in 2018, he had just enrolled at...

Middle School Science Club Uses 3D Printer For Essential Masks

The S.T.E.M. Club at Randall Middle School may be on hold while students and teachers follow quarantine guidelines, but one of the school’s teachers...

Lithia Couple Finds Blessings With Ministry Of Hope

By Gwen Rollings Janeen Long’s journey of helping people began over six decades ago as a young girl in her father’s store in Ohio. She said,...

Osprey Observer Receives Facebook Journalism Project Grant To Continue COVID-19 Coverage

The Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) recently awarded Community Network grants to 400 North American local news rooms to support coronavirus reporting. The Osprey Observer...

School Closures Across the State Extend Through End of the School...

eLearning Will Continue in Hillsborough Schools   Tampa, Fla. – (April 18, 2020) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered all schools across the state to...

Mask Makers Of Tampa Bay Provides Assistance To Healthcare Professionals

Brandon resident Carmen Wilson is doing what she can to bring the community together in this time of crisis, and she is asking for...

Area Schools Host Teacher Parades For Students To Show Appreciation

COVID-19 has recently made a huge impact on residents of all ages. Students especially are learning how to adapt to a new way of...

Local Company Responds To Need With Respirator Masks

A Tampa company is continuing to help with the COVID-19 response. SynDaver recently announced it has begun shifting manufacturing resources to alleviate a massive...

Seeds Of Hope Offers Drive-Through Food Bank Distribution To Meet Need

By Linda Chion Kenney Driven to “nourish hope among people in need through the actions and help provided by our local students,” Seeds of Hope...