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Great American Cleanup

Great American Cleanup

Tampa, Florida -- Help make your neighborhood a little nicer by taking part in the Great American Cleanup.

On Saturday, April 27,  Make Tampa Bay Beautiful is hosting two cleanups in The Heights area.

One will be at the 22nd Street Park, which is 7801 N. 22nd Ave., Tampa, FL 33604. The other is at Lowery Park Boat Ramp which is located at 7525 North Blvd, Tampa, FL 33604.

Pre-registration is open and it's a good idea to sign up in advanced because the spaces are limited.

Firefighters to hold Pediatric Burn Survivor Run May 4th

Firefighters to hold Pediatric Burn Survivor Run May 4th

Tampa, FL - Tampa firefighters will hold their third annual Pediatric Burn Survivor Run on Saturday May 4th.

The 5k runs begins at Tampa Fire Rescue headquarters which is located at 720 E. Zack St. in downtown.

The money raised from the run goes to support Camp Hopetake for pediatric burn survivors.

Costs to participate in the event are $25 for the 5k and $15 for the one-mile run.

For more information and to register visit: www.tampafirerun.com.

 

Free Youth Fire Rescue Summer Camp offered

Free Youth Fire Rescue Summer Camp offered

Tampa, Florida -- Hillsborough County Fire Rescue is looking to spark a career interest in at-risk middle and high school students to become our nation’s next firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics.

The Fire Rescue Summer Youth Academy offers an intense two-week summer camp for youths interested in learning more about those careers and wanting to gain actual hands-on experience.

The camp will be held June 17-28, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Fire Rescue Training Facility at 3210 S. 78th St. in Tampa.

Time to register for Summer Camp

Time to register for Summer Camp

Carrollwood, Florida - With summer just around the corner, this is the perfect time to plan for your children to dig into summer by attending a camp at Hillsborough County's Parks. Parks summer camps will be held weekdays from June 17 - August 9 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Online registration opens May 6 at noon.

Get kids ready for school for VPK

Get kids ready for school for VPK

Hillsborough County, Florida -- Enroll kids in the Summer VPK Program. 

The Summer VPK Program is a free, voluntary, 300 insturctional-hour program designed to prepare Florida's 4-year-olds for successful entry into kindergarten. 

In Hillsborough County, the 2013 Summer VPK Program is delivered at certain public elementary schools and by a select number of approved, private child care providers. A list of schools and private providers can be found here.

Celebrate Earth Day with Weeki Wachee Springs Exotic Plant Removal

Celebrate Earth Day with Weeki Wachee Springs Exotic Plant Removal

Spring Hill, Florida-- The Florida Park Service is celebrating Earth Day this Saturday, April 20, by hosting various events focused on environmental education and nature-based recreation. 

Park Service reps say Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds and nationalities....surely you don't want to miss out on that!

High school students awarded Broadway Stars of the Future Awards by Straz Center

High school students awarded Broadway Stars of the Future Awards by Straz Center

Tampa, Florida-- Two fortunate and talented Florida high school students were recently awarded the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts’ Broadway Stars of the Future Award.

Chandler Morehead and Tim Hart will have the chance to compete this June in the National High School Musical Theater Awards, named after Chairman of the Nederlander Organization, James Nederlander.