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Leslie Farrell
Community Blogger

I am delighted (and feel so blessed) to have the best of so many worlds! I have a wonderful husband and three amazing children. Plus, I handle publicity for the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, which is such a fun job!  (Check out www.patelconservatory.org) And I freelance write occasionally for the Tampa Tribune's special sections department.

I also volunteer for several incredible charities, like Outreach Assisting Students in Need (OASIS) Network of New Tampa. (Check out www.OASIS-network.org) OASIS provides new uniforms, shoes and supplies, and gently used clothing to underprivileged children in Hillsborough County Public Schools.

I also serve on the Local Spiritual Assembly for the Baha'i Faith of Tampa, which is very fulfilling.

We are all lucky to live in this diverse Tampa community, which has so much to offer!