Saint Leo welcomes Buffalo Soldier
Saint Leo University, 33701 County Road 52 in St. Leo, will host a Research Symposium on Oct. 26 at 11 a.m., at the Student Community Center, in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms. The guest speaker will be 101-year-old U.S. Army veteran Roy Caldwood.
Guests can discover “living history” as Caldwood shares his journey of resilience and valor during World War II and later as a corrections officer at Rikers Island.
Those who cannot attend in person may attend via Zoom at SaintLeo.edu/caldwood.
Caldwood served in Italy during World War II as part of the renowned Buffalo Soldiers, the 92nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, named after the 19th century African American cavalrymen.
He holds the esteemed title of being the last known Buffalo Soldier in the state of Florida, recognized by the National Buffalo Soldier organization.
He also is a U.S. Army Bronze Star recipient and the author of the memoir, “Making the Right Moves: Rikers Island & NYC Corrections.”
Earlier this year, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor proclaimed April 5, 2023, as Roy Caldwood Day. He also received the New York City Department of Corrections Medal of Honor.
Signed copies of “Making the Right Moves: Rikers Island & NYC Corrections” will be available for sale at the event at Saint Leo University.
Requests for accommodations can be made by emailing . For more information, visit saintleo.edu/accommodations.
Sunlake Academy of Math & Science’s PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization), 18681 Dale Mabry Highway in Lutz, will host a Ravenfest fundraiser on Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The fall festival will include inflatable games, vendors, bubbles, food trucks, lawn games, a goat petting zoo, raffle, and face painting.
Admission is $5; children age 2 and younger are free.
For tickets, visit SunlakePTSO.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/260279.
Middle and high school robotic teams will battle it out with their bots at the 2023 Over-Under VEX Robotics Rumblerama Competition on Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Pasco-Hernando State College West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road in New Port Richey, in the gymnasium.