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The State Of Florida Wants To Know How You Were Affected By Recent Flooding E-mail
Written by Debbie Kirkland, Assistant Executive Director, Riverview Chamber of Commerce   

In response to the “West Central Florida Flooding 2015 Event” and the issuance of Governor’s Executive Order 15-158, the State Emergency Response Team through its Emergency Support Function-18, Business, Industry, and Economic Stabilization has activated the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center (FLVBEOC) to assist in assessing the impact that local businesses have experienced

Tampa Area Marine Parents Association Changes Name To Marine Families -- New Website E-mail
Written by Cyd Deathe, Executive Director   

A Florida based organization which honors, supports, educates and inspires Marine Families.

You may have originally met and known us, in the past, as T.A.M.P.A./Tampa Area Marine Parents Association.  After much discussion and a remodeling of the organization the BOD made the decision to change our name officially to; MARINE FAMILIES.

The Truth Behind A New Diet Sweeping The US
Written by Helen Crisell   

SPECIAL REVIEW : How to Lose at Least 21 lbs of Stomach Fat in Just 1 Month.

This report was created by InShape Daily to expose the truth behind a new diet sweeping the US


Staff reporter Helen Crisell investigates a weird weight loss solution
that is quickly gaining popularity in the United States.

(US): The print media can never put the word “fat” to describe the gorgeous Beyonce ever again. She looks absolutely stunning in her all new makeover with the help of Garcinia Cambogia Slim, a weight loss supplement that has turned around not just Beyonce but millions of women around the globe. This Fat-loss in a bottle has made innumerable appearances on illustrious TV shows and is clinically proven to be safe and free from side effects.


The incredible results of Garcinia Cambogia Slim and Pure Detox Max Cleanse weight loss supplement are all over social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. A horde of Celebrities including the very famous Jenifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Hudson and many more have lost considerable amount of weight by making Garcinia Cambogia Slim and Pure Detox Max Cleanse part of their life.

Jurassic World E-mail
Written by John Kordsmeier, Florida Gulf Coast University   

Jurassic World is the fourth installment in one of the most epic film franchises of all time. While only being out to the public for a short time, this film has grossed over 1.2 billion dollars. Jurassic World, however, has received mixed reviews from Rotten Tomatoes’ top critics and currently holds a 60% rating. The film that has brought in extremely large sums of revenue each week and seems to be loved a lot more by the audience than critics, leading to the question, were critics too harsh with their judgments of Jurassic World?

Written by Deborah Meegan   

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (FAFCC) released the following statement today in response to Governor Rick Scott's veto of a $9.5 million appropriation for the free and charitable clinics:

Dave Ramirez Earns National Certification For Parks And Recreation E-mail
Written by Tanya Doran, GRCC   

Gibsonton, Fl., February, 2015 – David J. Ramirez, Recreation Program Supervisor was recently certified as a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) by the National Certification Board (NCB) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). 

100,000 Bed Nights For Foster Children - Celebration Of Life For Dottie Berger MacKinnon E-mail
Written by Suzette Armatas, Director Of Development   

A Kid’s Place has hit a milestone – providing over 100,000 bed nights for foster children Celebration of life for Dottie Berger MacKinnon

Brandon, Fla (February 19, 2015) – A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay, Inc., has hit a major milestone -- it has  provided over 100,000 bed nights to foster children since opening its doors in June, 2009.   These are nights when a foster child is tucked into a warm, clean bed with a full stomach in a safe and loving home. This milestone coincides with the February 19th birthday of Dottie Berger MacKinnon, the founder and visionary of A Kid’s Place.  Dottie died of cancer in October, 2013. 

Written by Ashley Dominicci   

The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) was founded in 1968, and currently boasts over 6 million athletes world wide, in 13 different sports.  USSSA's mission is to be the most visibly recognized, technologically advanced, professionally represented sports organization in the world. They are uncompromisingly committed to meeting the needs of teams, coaches and athletes.

University of Florida Student Wins Griswold Home Care Scholarship
Written by Arthur Moseley   

University of Florida Student Wins Griswold Home Care Scholarship
Griswold Home Care is honored to announce the winner of our bi-annual scholarship contest. Twice each year, Griswold Home Care extends a $1,000 scholarship to an outstanding student who is pursuing a career in the caregiving field. To qualify, participants were encouraged to tell us about the personal challenges and rewards they encountered in caring for others. Scholarship participants also... Read the whole post »

Walton Development Gives A Kid's Place $5,000 To Help Foster Children E-mail
Written by Suzette Armatas   

Walton donates $5,000 to A Kid’s Place to help foster children.

Donation will provide children with the resources they need.

Brandon, Fla (Dec 23, 2014) – A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay, Inc., announced today that the Walton Group of Companies has made a $5,000 donation to support A Kid’s Place and assist in improving the quality of life for foster children throughout the Tampa Bay Community.  Walton’s donation will help provide foster children with the resources they need, whether it’s food, a warm bed, or safe and caring arms to hold them. 

Jeanne Shanin Joins Griswold Home Care E-mail
Written by Arthur Moseley   

We are delighted to welcome Jeanne Shanin to the Griswold Home Care team. Jeanne is our new Community Liaison for Brandon/East Tampa and South Tampa; and as such will be calling on all of our referral sources in those areas and visiting clients as our goodwill ambassador.  

Commendation For H.H. Gregg E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   

H.H. Gregg is a store on the corner of Adamo drive and Falkenburg in the Tampa/Brandon area. This is a letter about a good experience I had with the store in solving an issue I had with a broken remote. Read on.

November 7, 2014
Mr. Curtis Etheridge

I would like to commend Christina Pierce, the general manager at the H. H. Gregg store on East Adamo Drive in Tampa. I had purchased a Seiki television a few months ago and the remote broke. I did not buy a warranty and did not remember if there was any warranty on it.

Leeza Gibbons Joins Senior Helpers Family E-mail
Written by Senior Helpers Southern Hillsborough   

The Senior Helpers family is excited to welcome family caregiving advocate and Emmy Award winner Leeza Gibbons to the team!

Leeza Gibbons has joined the organization as a national spokesperson and is investing in her own Senior Helpers franchised business.

Written by Justin Todd, Anthony Properties   

Grand Rapids, MI – October 21, 2014 – Goodrich Quality Theaters, Inc., headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, announces plans to break ground in early 2015 for a new 80,000 sq. ft. 14-screen state-of-the-art multiplex in Riverview, FL. The theater will feature one large-format auditorium, bar & grill and VIP recliner seating in all auditoriums. The facility is being developed by Anthony Properties of Dallas, TX and designed by Paradigm Design of Grand Rapids, MI.

Special Announcement from The Brandon Foundation E-mail
Written by Liz Brewer, President, The Greater Brandon Community Foundation   

On behalf of The Brandon Foundation Executive Board and the Board of Directors, I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some exciting news.

I am very excited to take the helm as the President of the Brandon Foundation and would like to introduce you to our new Executive Board.

Griswold Cares Foundation makes $1000 contribution to the Alzheimer's Family Organization E-mail
Written by Griswold Home Care Tampa and Pasco   

Griswold Cares Foundation awards $50,000 in Grant Funds to 34 Nonprofit Organizations, including $1,000 to The Alzheimer’s Family Organization of Pasco, Florida.

Pasco, Florida   June 19, 2014.The Griswold Cares Foundation, a private charity established in 2010, was created by Griswold Home Care to further the company’s belief that care for the elderly and disabled should be available to all and not just the privileged few. The Griswold Cares Foundation’s vision is a future in which all seniors, including those with limited financial means, will have the opportunity to age with dignity in the comfort their own homes. In order to carry out this vision, and to give back to the communities they serve, the Foundation provides grants for select community programs such as The Alzheimer’s Family Organization, that help people age in place who otherwise could not afford to do so.

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