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SCC Emergency Squad welcomes latest members:

The Sun City Center Emergency Squad welcomes its newest dispatchers to the Squad family. From left: Kathy Panzner; Karen Crippen, squad dispatch manager; Linda Bedrin; Anita Marie Abbe; Shay Gomez; Mike Brannon; Lillian Stone and Linda Conklin, dispatch class trainer.

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CA Technologies workers volunteer time to beautify Lowry Park Zoo:

In celebration of Earth Day, employees from CA Technologies took time out of their work day to help clean and beautify Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. The volunteers spread mulch and cleaned flower beds throughout the park for the Zoo's beautification project. The effort is part of is part of CA Technologies' nationwide Seventh Annual Green Week initiative in which the company showed its continued commitment to promote environmental awareness and sustainability efforts. Throughout the week, employees volunteered at nonprofit organizations around the world and participated in activities like beach cleanups, tree plantings, trail maintenance and more. From left: Annemarie Ferencz, Steve Lively, Ryan Montesano, Michael Griffith, Angela Gurka, Amy Lock, Kristin Saunders.

Photo by Tim Gibbons

Hyde Park Art Studio students create playground mural:

Students of Tim Gibbons' cartooning class at Hyde Park Art Studio recently created their own cartoon characters and painted them onto a large wooden mural. The characters will decorate the playground at the studio for the next year. Gibbons has taught at the studio for more than 19 years. From left, standing: Silvia Craig, Mateo Craig, Owen Felton, Mac Waldron, Lock Russell, Tim Dance. From left, sitting or kneeling: Gus Russell, Aidan Sadler, Julia Bachenheimer, Liam Sadler, Kylee Achulles, Avery Zarthey, Cassidy Neely, Amy Cha and Lola Accord.

Photo by Kéto Nord Hodges

Tech Data Tampa Bay Walk for Wishes event generates $167,000 for charity:

Tech Data Tampa Bay recently raised $167,000 at its first annual Walk for Wishes event. More than 500 people gathered at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa to help make wishes come true for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. The family-friendly walk took participants along the Riverwalk at sunset and returned to the park again for an after-party. Pictured: Participants from the 2014 Walk for Wishes "Team Winter" pose at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Photo by Corrie Benfield, Hillsborough County Bar Association

Pro Bono legal community honored for their efforts:

The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee recently honored three attorneys, one paralegal, a law firm and two nonprofit organizations for their efforts at the Seventh Annual Pro Bono Services Awards Ceremony. About 200 attorneys, federal and state judges, and friends of the legal community gathered at the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center in Tampa for the awards ceremony and reception. Pro bono winners, from left: Wesley "Wes" Tibbals, Hillsborough County Bar Association's Jimmy Kynes Pro Bono Service Award; Rosemary Armstrong of Crossroads for Florida Kids Inc., outstanding pro bono service by an organization; Elizabeth L. "Betsey" Hapner, outstanding pro bono service by a lawyer; Morris "Sandy" Weinberg Jr. of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, outstanding pro bono service by a law firm; Sara Alpert, outstanding pro bono service by a young lawyer; and Jan L. Brown, outstanding pro bono service by a paralegal. Not pictured: Susan Johnson-Velez representing the Hillsborough County Bar Association, which received the Special Recognition Award.

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Hometown Hillsborough news 05/21/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 3:01pm]
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