Tampa Bay Water Ski Show

The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team begins its 2017 season on April 1st! The team performs free shows each Saturday evening at 6:00pm from April through October. Pre-show entertainment with beginner skiers starts at 5:30. Shows feature barefooters, ballet lines, pyramids, and more! Seating is available or bring a lawn chair to select your spot. For team information or directions, visit  or call 813-917-8354 or 727-480-9365. Site address is 130 Burbank Road, Oldsmar, FL 34677. Continue reading Tampa Bay Water Ski Show

7th Annual Westchase Easter Egg Hunt

Mark your calendars! The bunny is back in town! Last year, students from Alonso High School came together to coordinate the 6th Annual Westchase Easter Egg Hunt to benefit American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Together they raised $3300. This year’s Egg Hunt will take place on Sunday, April 9, from 1 – 4pm at the Westchase Rec Center located at 9791 Westchase Drive in Tampa. All children who are elementary school aged and younger are welcome to participate in the egg hunt and activities. Bring the whole family, including your middle or high schooler, for a day of fun. … Continue reading 7th Annual Westchase Easter Egg Hunt

Human Trafficking is Big Business

By Anne Childers, Staff Writer Human trafficking may well be the biggest industry you have never heard of. Forced labor and human trafficking is a$150B industry globally with 20.9M victims worldwide, according to figures supplied by the International Labor Organization. Victims of human trafficking include children, women, and men who are subjected to sexual exploitation or forced labor through force, fraud, or coercion. The U.S. Department of Justice human trafficking task force reports 83% of sex trafficking victims identified in the United States are U.S. citizens with an average age of 12-14. Florida continues to rank third in the nation … Continue reading Human Trafficking is Big Business

When You Jump, God Will Catch You

By Keith Chandler, Journey Christian Church When my children were young, we’d go to the pool and play that game where Dad stands a few feet from the side in chest-deep water, and tries to convince the kids to jump to him. From the father’s perspective, there’s zero risk to this game, but you wouldn’t know it by watching the kids quiver on the deck. “Jump!“ I would say. “Daddy? Will you catch me?” “Yes! Trust me! Just jump.” “When you jump, then I’ll catch you. But I can’t prove that I’ll catch you until you jump!” As grown-ups who … Continue reading When You Jump, God Will Catch You

Saddle Up For Charity

Bridging Freedom, Restoring Stolen Childhoods, and Pasco Sheriff Charities team up on Saturday April 22, to raise funds and awareness for victims of Human Trafficking. Come on foot or on horseback to Diamond “B” Ranch, 21309 Kettering Road, Dade City. Gates open at 8:30am, ride starts at 10:00am. Riders can pre-register for $30 and receive lunch and a T-shirt. Day of the event registration is $35. All proceeds to benefit Bridging Freedoms Equine Therapy Program. Call 813-220-8459 for registration and information, or visit www.bridgingfreedom.org. Continue reading Saddle Up For Charity

The Well – A Women’s Bible Study and Training Ministry

By Karen McBride The Well is a women’s Bible study ministry. Women from all denominations learn and grow in their personal walk with God and develop leadership skills through bible study and mentoring. To accommodate women’s busy schedules, bible studies are held on Tuesday nights and in the morning as well as the evening on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Child watch is available during all of the Bible studies (donation supported). The Well meets at the First Baptist Church of Lutz, located at 18116 N US Highway 41 Lutz, FL 33549. For more information on The Well, please go to http://www.thewellbiblestudy.org. … Continue reading The Well – A Women’s Bible Study and Training Ministry

Cornerstone AC Blood Drive

Cornerstone Pros. Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical, located at 4946 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. and (813) 949-4445 in the heart of Land O’ Lakes, will be holding a blood drive as part of our community outreach. Mark your calendar for Friday, May 5th 7:30-12:30. All our Cornerstone employees are encouraged to participate, and we are requesting the community to come out and donate. As a SPECIAL thanks, we are offering the first 50 donors a FREE 77 Point AC Cleaning and Inspection Gift Certificate*! There will also be raffle items, and OneBlood T-shirts will be give away as well. More … Continue reading Cornerstone AC Blood Drive

Women-N-Charge

Join the vibrant ladies of Women-n-Charge on Friday, Friday, April 7th from 11:15am-1:15pm at Pebble Creek Country Club (10550 Regents Park Dr., Tampa, 33647). The meeting includes lunch, a feature speaker, and time to network. We share our talents, build relationships, and share our resources with other women in business. The cost is $15 for members and $18 for all guests. Please register at women-n-charge.com. For more information, please contact Judy at 813-600-9848 or admin@women-n-charge.com. Our feature speaker for April is Carol Goebel of Trail Wind Travel, who is an Accredited Cruise Counselor, and her presentation is entitled, “Ways to … Continue reading Women-N-Charge

Choosing the Best Assisted Living Facility

By Anne Childers, Staff Writer “Thank God there is Cloverdale. My wife of 57 years deserves the best.” —Robert L. Bell A century ago, multi-generational households were common, but in today’s world many seniors or those requiring daily assistance must look outside the family for the help and care required. Choosing an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) is an emotional life event. The best time to search for one is before you need it! For those seeking the best care possible in a loving environment, there is Cloverdale Senior Assisted Living. This charming home offers faith-based care in a convenient location. … Continue reading Choosing the Best Assisted Living Facility

4th of July Parade Meeting

A Committee Meeting for the Lutz 4th of July Parade & Celebration will be held at the Old Lutz School, 18819 US 19, Lutz, FL 33549 on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7pm. Anyone who may be interested in helping with this community event, please plan to attend. For any questions, please contact Cheryl Benton, Lutz 4th of July Chairman, at cbenton65@gmail.com. Continue reading 4th of July Parade Meeting

Bromeliad Guild of Tampa Bay, Inc.

Meeting: Monday, April l7, 2017 Time: Doors open 7:00pm Program at 7:30pm Location: Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33609 The Bromeliad Guild of Tampa Bay monthly meeting is Monday, April l7th. Jay Thurrott, past President of the Bromeliad Society International, will present a Powerpoint program on the 2016 World Bromeliad Conference. He will be sharing his great photographs of bromeliads as well as describing the primary activities of the attendees from all over the world at the four-day World Bromeliad Conference held in Houston, Texas. The public is invited to attend and enjoy the … Continue reading Bromeliad Guild of Tampa Bay, Inc.

The Florida Orchestra Celebrates 50 Years

The Florida Orchestra celebrates its milestone 50th season with a blockbuster lineup of concerts ranging from Carmina Burana to the Music of Star Trek & Star Wars under the leadership of Music Director Michael Francis. The 2017-18 season debuts in October and reflects TFO’s deep roots in Tampa Bay while underscoring its bold future, with the debut of two weekend matinee series at the Mahaffey Theater, the world premiere of a major work commissioned by the orchestra, and expansion of its popular Coffee series at Ruth Eckerd Hall. “The Florida Orchestra is a jewel in the crown of Tampa Bay,” … Continue reading The Florida Orchestra Celebrates 50 Years