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You can only imagine the fear and trepidation at the Lighthouse for the Blind as they get ready for Saturday’s 25th annual Beepball Classic.
Tampa Tribune
Social Security Disability is turning into a new welfare program in some areas.
Florida Times-Union
The website — http://www.mikeysrun.com — has a goal of raising $1 million for the amputees. A heartwarming gesture by youngsters, indeed.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The annual Volunteers of the Year awards luncheon is a chance to honor just some of those who donate so much of their time and talents.
Tallahassee Democrat
The $5 million gift from Quint and Rishy Studer to help pay for a new YMCA building is impressive for many reasons.
Pensacola News-Journal
As Congress debates how to reduce health care costs and preserve Medicare, fraud prevention will be key and scooters is a good place to start.
Palm Beach Post
There will be celebrations of those who died from cancer and those that survived, at the Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society.
Key West Citizen
Two large groups of siblings placed in foster care will remain together under one roof with foster parents thanks to a project.
Bradenton Herald
75 percent of voters age 50 and older opposed a proposal from President Obama that would reduce cost-of-living increases under Social Security.
Orlando Sentinel
The Milton-based Men In Action Outreach mentors boys and young men to provide guidance at a troubling, challenging time in their lives.
Pensacola News-Journal
Florida regulators are investigating an organization called Children’s Cancer Cooperative that is based in South Carolina yet licensed in Florida.
Naples Daily News
Wandering can be a tragic happening for those with Alzheimer's and on the Treasure Coast, steps are being taken to reduce the dangers.
Treasure Coast Palm
Child advocates gathered at the courthouse to draw awareness to the problem of neglected, beaten or sexually abused children.
Sebring News Sun
The Citrus County Community Alliance was first started with a goal of seeking collaboration between government and community service.
Citrus County Chronicle
Thank you once again Citrus County, the spring fundraiser raised $39,671.37 for our libraries and the Citrus County system
Citrus County Chronicle
Talllhassee is creating housing for what many call our “most vulnerable” with groundbreaking for the Westgate Community residential campus.
Tallahassee Democrat
FSU's annual dance marathon lasted for 40 hours over three days, with more than 1,800 students participating raising $701,493.16.
Tallahassee Democrat

Op Ed

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Tampa Tribune

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Gainesville Sun

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Lakeland Ledger

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Naples Daily News

Letter To The Editor

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Suncoast News

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Tampa Bay Times

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Tampa Bay Times