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First-aid class in Spring Hill Saturday

First-aid class in Spring Hill Saturday

Spring Hill, Florida -- The American Red Cross is holding a first-aid class in Spring Hill Saturday.

The class starts at 9 a.m. and goes to 5 p.m.

The class is geared toward healthcare professionals and aims to teach them to recognize and treat several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED and relieve choking.

Town & Country Hospital offers online resources

Town & Country Hospital offers online resources

Town 'N Country, FL -- Town & Country Hospital offers an online publication providing educational information and resources on many different health topics.

The Living Well Magazine is published once a quarter and is available to view online at www.townandcountryhospital.com.

Town & Country Hospital is located at 6001 Webb Road and offers comprehensive healthcare services.

10 News and friends bring All American Blood Drive to Wauchula

10 News and friends bring All American Blood Drive to Wauchula

Wauchula, Florida -- 10 News -WTSP has teamed up with WQYK 99.5 FM, Florida Blood Services, and Sweetbay Supermarkets to sponsor "Ten News All American Blood Drive" on Thursday, June 30 and Friday, July 1, 2011, to help build our community's blood supply as we prepare for the long Independence Day Holiday weekend ahead.

Florida Blood Services will have bloodmobiles onsite from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., at the following location in Wauchula on Thursday only:

  • 1133 US Hwy 17 South Wauchula

All lifesaving donors will receive

10 News and friends bring All American Blood Drive to Valrico & Seffner

10 News and friends bring All American Blood Drive to Valrico & Seffner

Valrico, Florida -- 10 News -WTSP has teamed up with WQYK 99.5 FM, Florida Blood Services, and Sweetbay Supermarkets to sponsor "Ten News All American Blood Drive" on Thursday, June 30 and Friday, July 1, 2011, to help build our community's blood supply as we prepare for the long Independence Day Holiday weekend ahead.

Florida Blood Services will have bloodmobiles onsite from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., at the following location in Valrico and Seffner on Thursday and Friday:

  • Sweetbay Supermarket 2535 State Road 60 Valrico
  • Sweetbay Supermarket 750 MLK West Seffner (Friday only)

All lifesaving donors will receive

10 News and friends bring All American Blood Drive to Tampa

10 News and friends bring All American Blood Drive to Tampa

Tampa, Florida -- 10 News -WTSP has teamed up with WQYK 99.5 FM, Florida Blood Services, and Sweetbay Supermarkets to sponsor "Ten News All American Blood Drive" on Thursday, June 30 and Friday, July 1, 2011, to help build our community's blood supply as we prepare for the long Independence Day Holiday weekend ahead.

Florida Blood Services will have bloodmobiles onsite from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., at the following Tampa locations of participating Sweetbay Supermarkets on Thursday and/or Friday (starred locations will have services both days):

  • 2333 W Hillsborough Ave Tampa (The Heights) (Thursday only)
  • 17605 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa (New Tampa area) (Thursday only)
  • 27301 SR 54 Wesley Chapel*
  • 15692 North Dale Mabry Tampa (Carrollwood - Lutz)*
  • 2100 W Swann Avenue Tampa (South Tampa)*
  • 2525 N Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa (West Tampa)*
  • 6425 County Line Rd Tampa (Lutz) (Friday only)

All lifesaving donors will receive

Local father and national musicians raise Epilepsy awareness with new album

Local father and national musicians raise Epilepsy awareness with new album

Tampa Bay - Father, activist, and founder of the Joseph Gomoll Foundation, Michael Gomoll of Tampa Bay, honors his late son by raising awareness and funds to support the Epilepsy Foundation through a series of music compilations titled Joey's Song.  Joey's Song: Volume 1(released January 25, 2011) contains rare and unreleased tracks and features Grammy nominated artists Neko Case, Tracy Bonham, and The Crash Test Dummies along with critically acclaimed singer-songwriters Slaid Cleaves, Tim Easton, and Ed Harcourt amongst many others.

In addition, Joey's Songs for Kids: Volume 1, a collection of children's songs, includes new recordings of traditional favorites such as "You Are My Sunshine," performed by Matthew Ryan, "Working On The Railroad" by Howie Gelb and "Oh Johnny LeBeck" by Eileen Rose, and originals like "Monkeys" by Steve Wynn, "Hippopotamus" by Jon Dee Graham, and "Mr Teetot" by Ellis Paul.

Freedy Johnston, Greg Percy and his band Retro Specz, Ralph Covert and Michael McDermott performed at a CD release party held at Pinstripes in South Barrington, IL on January 21, 2011.   The release party along with the Joey's Song Kickstarter campaign and CDs sales has allowed the Joseph Gomoll Foundation to make significant donations to various epilepsy and special needs related charities.

Brooksville power plant ranked among worst in NAACP report

Brooksville power plant ranked among worst in NAACP report

Brooksville, FL -- A new national NAACP report identifies five coal-fired power plants in Florida as among the most harmful in the nation for low-income communities and communities of color.

On Friday, June 24, the NAACP will hold a “teach-in” in Tampa to educate community members and urge for the plants to be shut down.

‘Coal Blooded: Putting Profits Before People’ analyzes emissions and demographic factors - – including race, income, and surrounding population – to calculate “environmental justice scores” for the nation’s 431 coal-fired power plants.

Five Florida plants receive grades of “D+” or worse in the report: