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Local Chiropractor wins Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce Medical Hero Award

Local Chiropractor wins Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce Medical Hero Award

Temple Terrace, FL -- Dr. Daniel J. Madock, D.C., is the recipient of the Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce Medical Hero Award.

It was presented at Pepin Distributors Hospitality House this past Thursday.

Dr. Madok graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic college, after attending USF.

He is a Diplomat at the International Craniopathic Society, an advanced practitioner for the Sacro-Occipital Research Society, is a certified instructor and is also certified in veterinary orthopedic manipulation.

Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Celebrates 45 Years!

Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Celebrates 45 Years!

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Membership and Awards Dinner on January 21, 2011.The special event was held at the Embassy Suites Tampa-Brandon, and was sponsored by Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, Tampa Electric, Crane Tech, LLC, Brandon Regional Hospital/South Bay Hospital, Embassy Suites Tampa-Brandon, Four Paws Veterinary Hospital, The Tampa Tribune/South Shore News and Tribune, and Superior Residences of Brandon Memory Care.

The theme for this year’s dinner was Rocking Through the Years and it was a kick-off to a yearlong celebration for the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce as it turns 45 years old. Guests were welcomed by incoming President Sherri McLean-Walker, Crane Tech, LLC; Jill Andrew, Superior Residences of Brandon Memory Care, gave her final remarks as past president for 2009 and 2010.

The annual awards were presented to 2010 Ambassador of the Year ,Joe Eletto, Century 21-Beggins & Pure 4U, Inc., 2010 Business of the Year, Superior Residences of Brandon Memory Care, 2010 Business Person of the Year, Stacy Self, Sam Cook’s Home Service Centre & Hand to Hope, Inc.  

Echoes of Love concert to feature actress Katherine Michelle Tanner

Echoes of Love concert to feature actress Katherine Michelle Tanner

Tampa, FL -- Noted actress Katherine Michelle Tanner in a self-written and directed solo musical theatre peon to Love.


Featuring standards as well as original material and accompanied by piano and acoustic guitar.


Tanner is know in the bay area for her critically acclaimed performances with resident professional theatre companies such as American Stage Company, Gorilla Theatre and Stageworks Theatre.


Among these performances include the title role in Jane Eyre and Ophelia in Hamlet. She previously graced the Mainstage Theatre here at Hillsborough Community College with her tour de force performance of all the women in Charlie Chaplin's life in David Pomeranz's musical Chaplin.

Homeless veteran gets military funeral

Homeless veteran gets military funeral

Plant City, FL -- He served his county in the U.S. Air Force for eight years yet was homeless when he died. Now thanks to the generosity of the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program Charles Lee Cummings will receive a proper burial.


The 68-year-old veteran had no money or relative to make his funeral arrangements when he died but he will still be laid to rest with dignity.


The Plant City veteran will receive services conducted with military honors at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 at Wells Memorial Chapel followed by a burial at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 2 p.m.

Mayor dedicates playground at local park after former Commissioner

Mayor dedicates playground at local park after former Commissioner

Tampa, FL -- Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio is going to dedicate a playground at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa in honor of former County Commissioner Dottie Berger MacKinnon.


The official dedication takes place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at the park.


The playground is being dedicated in recognition of Dottie Berger MacKinnon's commitment and inspiration to the community. 


Berger MacKinnon is involved in numerous community programs, agencies, and non-profit organizations including the Joshua House and A Kid's Place. 

Tampa man happy to be home from Egypt

Tampa man happy to be home from Egypt

Tampa, Florida - Make no mistake, Chris Phillips is happy to be back in the Bay area.

Phillips was on vacation in Egypt with his fiancé Candace Graham when protests and violence broke out.

For protection, Phillips says they had tanks in front of their hotel. But he says you could still hear gunshots at night.

Phillips says they were able to get out of the country on Monday by getting on one of the first U.S. government charters. The flight took them to Greece, where he then caught a flight to England before arriving back in Tampa late Wednesday night.

Slain teens' dad warns public about fake websites

Slain teens' dad warns public about fake websites

TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- The father of two slain teens is warning the public about memorial websites seeking donations on behalf of his two children.

According to a statement from Parker Schenecker, his family hasn't established any memorial websites or funds that can receive financial contributions.

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In the statement, Schenecker says that any website asking for such donations is "unauthorized, misleading, and merely an attempt to exploit this tragedy and deepen the sorrow of a community trying to heal."