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All women naturalization ceremony

All women naturalization ceremony

Tampa, Florida -- If you've ever been to a naturalization ceremony, you know that they are marked by diversity. Dozens of people born in different countries, old and young, gathered together to take an oath and become U.S. citizens.

But on Thursday, March 14th, the group will have one noticeable thing in common- they will all be women.

The special ceremony is being held in honor of Women's History Month.

Local schools succeed at 2013 ProStart Culinary Team Competition

Local schools succeed at 2013 ProStart Culinary Team Competition

Tampa Bay, Florida-- Congratulations are in order for students of Tarpon Springs High School, Leto High School and Avon Park High School as teams from each stood out among 55 Florida schools at the 13th Annual ProStart Culinary Team Competition last week in Orlando.

Teams from schools across the state were judged on their preparation of a gourmet meal, their ability to create a business proposal for a new restaurant, their creative design of an edible centerpiece and their finishing touches during an event called "the waiter’s relay race." 

Hillsborough to host Nascar-themed Wacky Olympics

Hillsborough to host Nascar-themed Wacky Olympics

Ruskin, Florida - This Friday, Hillsborough County's Aging Services Division will host its annual Wacky Olympics event for all Hillsborough County residents age 50 and over. 

This year the Nascar-themed event will be held from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Brandon Community Center at 502 E. Sadie St. in Brandon.

Organizers say the Wacky Olympics has been an Aging Services tradition for more than 20 years, and each year, a center is named Wacky Olympics' Champion. Ruskin Senior Center was named Wacky Olympics winner  last year.

"America's Most Interesting Town" Celebration

"America's Most Interesting Town" Celebration

Lake Placid, Florida-- Join Tour Lake Placid as they host a huge celebration on Saturday, March 9!

They will show an hour-long premier presentation of "Weird Florida"- which features Lake Placid!

They are offering free popcorn, Candy, and soda- and they say there will even be door prizes.

Represent your Lake Placid location and take part in the celebration! Presentations will take place at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Lake Placid Caladium Arts & Crafts Co-Op.

Playground Grand Opening

Playground Grand Opening

Tampa, Florida -- This weekend Tampa Heights will celebrate the opening of their newest playground.

At 11 a.m. on March 9, a Grand Opening and Play Day will be held at the KaBOOM! playground.

KaBOOM! is a national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America's children.

Tampa Heights residents are encouraged to join in on the fun by bringing their kids, some chairs and some lunch.  

'Each One-Reach One' & site launch to tackle foster family recruitment goals

'Each One-Reach One' & site launch to tackle foster family recruitment goals

Tampa, Florida-- Despite Tampa Bay's lead in the state for the number of newly licensed foster families, state and local officials say they are still in desparate need of willing and well-suited parents as nearly 2,000 Bay area foster children remain. 

The recent "Fostering Florida's Future"  and "1200 New Foster Parents in 12 Months" initiatives have helped the Bay area land over 150 new foster homes just this year, and DCF officials say they are rolling out two new recruitment efforts to keep the growth going.