Become a mentor, make life better for a child

The oldest and largest youth-mentoring organization in the nation, Big Brothers Big Sisters Tampa Bay, has launched a recruiting campaign in Pasco County to find caring adult volunteer mentors who want to change the life of a child for the better. Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) boasts great success with the youth in its programs. According to a press release, the organization in 2018 served … [Read more...]

A new haircut for the holidays

Cocoa is a 12-year-old cocker spaniel, and also is blind. He may be a senior, but he still loves his squeaky toys and enjoys greeting his canine neighbors during daily walks. Cocoa is cherished by his owner, Cathi Thompson, of Lutz. … [Read more...]

A brilliant pair

Lillian Cucuzza, of Land O’ Lakes, was wowed by a visit from this painted bunting pair to her backyard feeder. The female (top) and male visited for a week. Cucuzza said buntings visit her every year. Painted buntings are beautiful, small finches, and very shy. … [Read more...]

Human trafficking awareness

Pasco-Hernando State College will offer two human trafficking awareness events, open to students, faculty, staff and the community. Jan. 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, 2727 Mansfield Blvd., in Wesley Chapel: “Identifying Recruitment Tactics.” Participants can view the docufilm, “Trapped in The Trade,” followed by a panel discussion with community leaders. No … [Read more...]

Prostate pain

AdventHealth Zephyrhills, 7050 Gall Blvd., will offer “Relief for Pain: Understanding Prostate Urolift,” Jan. 18 at noon. Dr. Bertram Lewis, board certified in urology, will explain how the minimally invasive surgery is performed and the impact it can have in a man’s life. Admission is free. For information, visit AdventHealth.com/hospital/adventhealth-zephyrhills/events. … [Read more...]

Newborn care

St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, 4211 Van Dyke Road in Lutz, will offer a newborn care class on Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon, in Garden Classroom A. This is an interactive class that covers feeding, diapering, bathing safety, signs of illness, and newborn characteristics. The cost is $25, which covers the expectant mother and a support person. To register, call (813) 443-2046. … [Read more...]

Hand arthritis

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel will offer a seminar on hand arthritis Jan. 22 at noon, in the fourth-floor classroom. Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes will discuss potential causes, symptoms and treatment options. There also will be an open-floor discussion, and a light lunch will be provided. Reservations are required by calling (813) 929-5432, or by visiting AHWesleyChapel.org/Events. … [Read more...]

Diverticulitis seminar

The Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, will present “Diverticulitis: Has the Management Changed?” Jan. 23 at noon. Dr. Jared Frattini will give a review of the causes and the medical/surgical treatment of diverticulitis. Reservations are required. A light meal will be provided. To RSVP or for information, call (727) 834-5630, or email moc.e1547855006racht1547855006laeha1547855006ch@yt1547855006inirT1547855006retne1547855006Claci1547855006deM1547855006. … [Read more...]

Aching knees

AdventHealth Zephyrhills, 7050 Gall Blvd., will present “My Aching Knee” Jan. 23 at noon, in the Cypress Room. Dr. Randolph Knight, orthopedic surgeon, will share information on the Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery for painful, degenerative joint disease. Topics will include the surgical approach for full or partial knee replacement. For information, visit … [Read more...]

Migraine class

AdventHealth Zephyrhills Wellness Center, 38233 Daughtery Road, will offer a class on migraine triggers Jan. 24 at 1 p.m., in the Education Room. Dr. Christopher Schriver, Frank Clinic chiropractor, will share the common causes of migraines and how to avoid triggers. For information or to RSVP, call (813) 779-6476. … [Read more...]