Getting Your Teen Involved in Volunteering

Giving back to the community is a valuable skill to teach kids. Volunteerism is so important that some high schools require a minimum number of hours to graduate. In addition, colleges and scholarship programs consider a student’s volunteer hours in determining whether to award them with a placement.  How Do I Get My Teen Involved? 

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Peanut App: A Meeting Place for Moms

Motherhood is wonderful and fulfilling. And sometimes isolating. Many moms crave adult conversation and other parents to share ideas, swap recommendations for daycare and gripe about your lack of sleep. Meet Peanut, a free app designed to help moms connect and find other like-minded mothers. This app was co-created by the Bumble dating app founder

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Family Fishing Days Returns August 21

The educational program Fishing for Success resumes the popular Family FIshing Days starting August 21.  This program, run by the UF/IFAS School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences, offers an opportunity for families to fish together in the University of Florida’s stocked fish ponds. The freshwater ponds include channel catfish, bluegill, largemouth bass and redear

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Back to School Rally

Annual Back to School Rally Focuses on Reducing Gun Violence

People Against Violence Enterprises (PAVE) is organizing the 22nd annual Stop the Violence/ Back to School Rally for Alachua County children and their families. This year’s rally will take place on Saturday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to noon at Citizens Park behind the MLK Center and will focus on reducing gun violence in our

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Strawberry Picking in Gainesville and Beyond!

Excitement is in the air as strawberry picking season approaches! Try out these local activities to enjoy with your loved ones.   Florida Strawberry Festival  2209 W Oak Ave, Plant City, FL 33563, March 4th – March 14th Add this premiere event in Plant City to your family’s traditions. Rides and attractions make for the

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Florida Cares

Make A Change Through the North Central Florida Cares Fund

The United Way of North Central Florida comes alongside the North Central Florida Community Foundation to support the community during COVID-19. Donate to the North Central Florida Cares Fund to support struggling families in our community! As many families have lost jobs and wages in response to this world-wide pandemic, it is more important now

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Donate to Bread of the Mighty to Help Feed the Community!

During this difficult time of COVID-19, it is important to remember that we are all in this together. There are countless organizations that are doing amazing work for the communities around us to make sure they are staying fed and healthy. One of those organizations is called Bread of the Mighty Food Bank, and you

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Volunteering During the Holidays

By Taryn Tacher The holiday season is here. Neighbors are decking out their front yards with string lights and plastic figurines. Moms are baking gingerbread cookies and frying up latkes. The smell of pine needles is lingering from the ornately adorned tree in the living room, and the candles on the menorah are illuminating the

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