Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Good for you

Military news

Brandon Walter Wiesner of Pinellas Park has earned the Eagle Scout Good Citizenship Certificate for outstanding leadership and citizenship from Marine Corps League, Morris F. Dixon Jr. Detachment 54 of Largo. Wiesner is an Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 375. For his Eagle Leadership Service Project, he gathered toiletries to distribute to the homeless through Project Hope. Wiesner is a senior at Dixie Hollins High School.

• • •

Chuck Mirasola of Seminole received an award from the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals for his volunteer work at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. The 71-year-old Army veteran was recognized for his commitment and service to veterans and their families during his time as volunteer in the facility's hospice and palliative care unit. Since his time in the unit, Mirasola has completed more than 12,500 hours of work from cooking and serving food to listening to war stories, consoling families and honoring the memory of those who have died. He was one of three volunteers honored.

Military news 11/24/12 [Last modified: Saturday, November 24, 2012 3:31am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Tampa International Airport morphing into a mini-city unto itself

    Airlines

    TAMPA — By the end of the 2026, Joe Lopano wants Tampa International Airport to function as its own little city.

    Artist rendering of phase two of the $1 billion construction expansion of Tampa International Airport. The airport is transforming 17 acres of airport property that will include at least one hotel, retail and office space and a gas station, among other things.
[Courtesy of Tampa International Airport]
  2. William March: Sheriff Gee denies his resignation was timed to help GOP

    News

    Sheriff David Gee is denying through spokesmen that he planned his 2016 re-election and subsequent resignation to help Republicans hold the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. But Democrats say it seems obvious he did.

  3. Trump meeting with G-7 leaders after going on offensive

    Nation

    TAORMINA, Italy — In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation.

    From left, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni arrive for the group photo at the G7 Taormina summit on the island of Sicily on Friday  in Taormina, Italy. [Getty Images]
  4. Perspective: As the toll climbs, advocates bring renewed attention to Florida gun violence

    Perspective

    Times Staff Writer

    Like most 12-year-old girls, Ra'Mya Eunice loved slumber parties.

    The Empire State Building in New York City was bathed in tangerine light last year to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day. It was part of the Wear Orange campaign led by the non-profit Everytown for Gun Safety. [Courtesy of Everytown for Gun Safety]
  5. Lawyer says Kushner willing to cooperate with investigators

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said.

    In this May 23 photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, left, and his wife Ivanka Trump watch during a visit by President Donald Trump to Yad Vashem to honor the victims of the Holocaust in Jerusalem. The Washington Post is reporting that the FBI is investigating meetings that Trump's son-in-law, Kushner, had in December 2016, with Russian officials. [AP photo]