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By The Dispatch On Friday, March 20th, 2020
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Franciscan Center closes until April due to COVID pandemic

Effective immediately, the Franciscan Center is suspending all retreats and events, and temporarily closing the facility, through April 30. The Center considers the health and safety of its patrons, guests, staff, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 20th, 2020
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Sysco to donate 2.5 million meals over the next four weeks

Sysco announced it will donate 2.5 million meals over the next four weeks as part of its community response strategy to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company is closely collaborating with an array of critical stakeholders, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 9th, 2020
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Franciscan Center in Tampa hosts 50th Anniversary Celebration with ‘Words to Live By’ luncheon fundraiser

As part of its 50th Anniversary Celebration, the Franciscan Center is hosting the inaugural Words to Live By luncheon fundraiser on Wednesday, March 25, 12 p.m. at the Franciscan Center. Keynote Speaker for More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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Bishop of Aleppo Antoine Audo says mission in Syria is ‘attention to the poor’ serving people

Syria, in its present war-torn, broken state, while an immediate detriment to its inhabitants and concern to its neighbors, has presented the Church with a unique opportunity to serve its neighbors. Such a task More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
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Tampa’s UACDC sets Eighth Annual Gala: A Masquerade Affair for November 2

The University Area CDC (Community Development Corporation) will hold its eighth annual gala: A Masquerade Affair, on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the University Area Community Center at 14013 N. 22nd More...

By Veselina Dzhingarova On Sunday, October 13th, 2019
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3 Easy Ways to Help a Friend in Need

Having a friend come to you for help during a time of need can bring mixed emotions. On one hand, you might feel honored that they trusted in the strength of your friendship to the extent that they would feel comfortable More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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Bishop Faulkner Embarks On Using Charity To Bless Others

Born in Jamaica, Bishop Roan Faulkner, 63, is no stranger to the life that needy people go through. Ordained as a priest in 1996, Bishop Roan Faulkner has spent the better part of his life organizing charities for More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 6th, 2019
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Franciscan Center sets free animal and pet blessing for October 4

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor will bring the city’s official dog, Alcaldesa, and the public is invited to bring their pets and favorite creatures to the Franciscan Center on Friday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. for a free More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 6th, 2019
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Tampa’s Franciscan Center working to promote well living, calling for public involvement

The Franciscan Center is seeking fresh ideas and programming to promote well living and invites the public to share and enjoy its venue and facilities.  “If you have an idea for a workshop, class or program that More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
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Tampa same-sex counseling ban challenged by Robert Vazzo, New Hearts Outreach

Liberty Counsel filed a motion for summary judgment asking a federal court to permanently block the city of Tampa’s ordinance which violates the First Amendment by prohibiting licensed counselors from providing More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Scott Presler attacked as ‘right-wing extremist’ because of Baltimore cleanup

“I can’t even imagine what would cause a person to be mad at us for helping to clean up Baltimore. Instead of criticizing us, how about putting on some gloves to pick up trash,” tweeted Scott Presler, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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Discovery Channel’s ‘Cajun Navy’ premieres July 23, highlighting post-Katrina rescues, heroes

In the days after Hurricane Katrina, a group of ordinary citizens came together with one goal: to pull people from the water. The government had failed New Orleans, and it was up to the people to get the job done. More...

By deskofbrian On Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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Remembering Ex-Univ. of Delaware student Nate Henn killed in Uganda

A former college rugby player who toured U.S. colleges and churches urging people to help children in war-riven Uganda was among 74 killed by explosions that tore through crowds watching the World Cup final in the More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
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Acts 1:8 Ministry Reviews 6 Volunteer Opportunities for the Benevolent Introvert

Becoming a volunteer can be rewarding, take it from Acts 1:8 Ministry, a Christian non-profit powered by the energy and enthusiasm of its many volunteers.  However, if you’re an introvert, taking that first More...

By Guest Author On Friday, May 31st, 2019
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Are Non-12-Step Recovery Approaches Effective?

Although the 12 step approach to addiction recovery is possibly the best known, it is by no means the only source of support for people overcoming substance abuse. Non 12 step drug rehab encompasses different methodologies More...

By Guest Author On Monday, April 15th, 2019
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5 Ways You Can Make Your Community Better By Volunteering

Just like in most other cities in the country, there are many opportunities to Volunteer in San Diego. Volunteering is one of the best ways for you to give back to your community and it will be profoundly rewarding More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 9th, 2019
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Samaritan’s Purse sends disaster relief to Alabama after deadly tornado strikes

Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization, has deployed staff, volunteers and a tractor-trailer stocked with tools and supplies to tornado-ravaged Alabama. The powerful storm spawned More...

By Sierra Jones On Monday, February 25th, 2019
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‘Magic Tree House, Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS’: A Fun Show for All Ages

The Straz Center’s Patel Conservatory presented Magic Tree House: Dinosaur’s Before Dark KIDS, based on the award-winning Magic Tree House book series by Mary Pope Osborne. The acting troupe was comprised More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, December 16th, 2018
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Wright State gives murder suicide victim Andrea Heiser an honorary degree

Wright State University’s fall commencement Saturday came with a very special award for the family of a murder suicide victim, shot and killed in May. Andrea Heiser, who majored in statistics, was given More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
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‘I Believe in Miracles’ Banquet and Concert for the Homeless December 16

Paulette Rolle-Alesnik and University Area CDC are hosting an ‘I Believe in Miracles’ Banquet and Concert for the Homeless. Event will take place on Sunday, December 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...


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