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Make-A-Wish gives musical medicine

Make-A-Wish gives musical medicine

Odessa, FL -- When Joe Ginem, 20, plays his violin, he gets lost in the music. "You find yourself in another world," he says.

But some harsh realities of the real world are never farther away than his bow arm.

"From here to here is all titanium," he says pointing from his shoulder to elbow. When Joe was 15, an extremely rare form of bone cancer nearly took not only his arm, but his life.

Tough times for just a kid. "You realize you can go at anytime," Ginem says, his voice cracking with emotion.

Give a Day for the Bay

Give a Day for the Bay

Riverview, FL -- More than 150 volunteers will participate in bay restoration projects in three counties Saturday, April 16 as part of a baywide “Give A Day for the Bay” blitz celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program.

In Hillsborough County, volunteers will gather at 8:30 a.m. to plant marsh grasses in the Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve, and then put the finishing touches on a 70-acre restoration project called Lost River Preserve in Ruskin, where federal stimulus funds were used to convert an abandoned fish farm back to a productive mosaic of wetlands and uplands.

Volunteers wanted at The Mary & Martha House

Volunteers wanted at The Mary & Martha House

Ruskin, FL -- Calling all year-round residents. Looking for a place to volunteer your skills and talents?

Come help us out right here in Ruskin at The Mary and Martha House.

Help is needed in The Thrift Store, at the Rose Boutique, at our Administrative Office and in various other locations throughout Ruskin. Seasonal residents are heading back north and volunteer positions are available.

LifePath Hospice to honor volunteers at luncheon

LifePath Hospice to honor volunteers at luncheon

Riverview, FL -- Volunteers have always served important roles at LifePath Hospice. In fact, volunteers founded the organization in 1983 and have been a vital part of the organization ever since.

On Saturday, April 16, LifePath Hospice will honor its ranks of hard-working volunteers at a Volunteer Appreciation luncheon at The Cambridge Club on the campus of The Bridges retirement community.

At the 11 a.m. celebration, LifePath Hospice will recognize a special group of 12 volunteers as “Emeritus Volunteers.”

Westchase E.S. wants your support for autism!

Westchase, Tampa --  If you've got some time next weekend, the Westchase Elementary PTA would like to invite you to join them, their students and school staff to support Autism Speaks.


The 2011 Tampa Bay Walk Now for Autism Speaks steps off on Saturday, April 16 at Al Lopez Park.


The total route is 5K/3 miles long which is completed in 3 loops of 1 mile each around the park. Those who can only do 1-2miles/loops are still able to participate.

GaYBOR District to raise money for police bikes

GaYBOR District to raise money for police bikes

Tampa, FL - The GaYBOR District Coalition announced on Saturday, April 9 it is going to try and raise money for 3 police bicycles.


The bikes cost $1,600 each and GaYBOR District Coalition President Carrie West says they will be given to the Tampa Police Department for patrols in Ybor City.


West tells 10 News city budget cuts have made replacing the current bikes almost impossible, so he's hoping local businesses will come together to support their effort.

Teacher of the Year Celebration

Teacher of the Year Celebration

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce hosted a special breakfast on Monday, April 4, 2011 to recognize 21 local teachers whom were selected to represent their school as the Teacher of the Year.

This year’s Teacher of the Year Celebration took place in the grand ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa/Riverview/Brandon, 4328 Garden Vista Drive in Riverview.   

Each School’s Teacher of the Year and Principal were invited to enjoy a delightful breakfast provided by the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa/Riverview/Brandon, Chick-fil-A at Lake Brandon Village, Costco Wholesale and Sweet Bay Supermarkets. 

Plus each Teacher received a valuable gift bag with hundreds of dollars worth of items and gift cards.