My Osprey Observer Podcasts


MyOspreyTV is a partnership of Osprey Observer Newspapers and is hosted by Managing Editor Marie Gilmore and Jonathan Torres, Creative Director at Falkenburg Productions. Each week, the hosts interview interesting local businesses and discuss what it takes to market a small business during COVID-19 with tips, tricks and advice for success. For more information, visit www.ospreyobserver.com or email the editor at editor@ospreyobserver.com.
Osprey Observer Podcast - Pat Simmons, Bikes 4 Christ
Bikes For Christ was started in 2016 with a commitment to helping those in need while also sharing the love of God. Our organization has quickly grown to encompass providing transportation across Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk and Pasco Counties with a mission to one day be nationwide. By showing God's love through providing bicycles for those in need, we hope to lead them to a life in His eternal kingdom. For several years Patrick (Pat) Simmons was trying to figure out how he could combine his passion for cycling with a cause that could really make a difference in people's lives. At the time he couldn't seem to come up with something that really had purpose, but all that changed after a trip with his church, First Baptist Dover, to Nicaragua in June 2015. He got to see poverty up close and personal and what it was like to live with very little. After he returned, he decided to get involved with his church in helping feed the homeless once a month at Amazing Love Ministries in Ybor City. Pat enjoyed it so much that he started going every week to help feed. He then got involved with a few other organizations that helped feed the homeless and needy and it was at this point he knew that he could do more. There was a real need for transportation for those who were really trying to better themselves and Pat knew he could help. Bikes for Christ was born in March 2016. With just some simple postings on Facebook and Craigslist seeking used bicycles, donations started pouring in. Currently Bikes For Christ receives donations from across four counties and redistributes them through other charitable organizations who work directly with clients and are able to “vet them out” to determine who really has a need. The organization has also expanded to help veterans and seniors with their commutes. Children are also a priority. As Pat states “every kid deserves a bike.” The most important part in all of this is that those who receive bikes know that someone loves and cares for them. “Through giving we show love, and it’s the same love and compassion that Jesus showed us” Pat says. With every bicycle, a Bible goes along with it. “It’s the handbook that gets us through this life and into heaven to spend with God for all eternity.”
Nov 22 2021
13 mins
Osprey Observer Podcast - Dr. Jomo Cousins, Pastor, Love First Christian Center
Nov 22 2021
20 mins
Osprey Observer Podcast - Bloomingdale Rare Coins and GoldOsprey Observer TV - Michael Clayton, NFL Vaccination Event
NFLA ALUMNI SUPPORT COVID-19 #VACCINATION EVENT IN #TAMPA BAY Contact: Rory Swikle, MWW for NFL Alumni 309.838.4963, rswikle@mww.com WHAT: To kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month and encourage vaccination, the #NFL Alumni Tampa Bay Chapter, MCR Health, Inc., Ana G. Mendez University, Marcos Rivera of HyperTampa, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay are hosting a #COVID-19 vaccination event on Friday, September 17. The event will have COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) available to the public on a walk-in basis (no appointment necessary). Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and receive autographs from former Tampa Bay wide receiver Michael Clayton and NFL Alumni Chapter President and former Tampa Bay defensive end, Walter Carter, among other NFL alumni. Attendees can also enter a raffle to win a player-signed NFL Alumni football. In addition to free doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, the event also will feature music by DJ Moyo, giveaways, coffee and snacks. NFL Alumni Health, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], is tackling COVID-19 through an outreach and education initiative addressing COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy. Everyone 12 years of age and older is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No appointment is necessary. WHO: The event will feature appearances by NFL Alumni ambassadors who are available for interviews: · Michael Clayton – World Champion and former Tampa Bay #Buccaneers Wide Receiver · Walter Carter – NFL Alumni Tampa Bay Chapter President and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive End · Kamerion Wimbley – Former Tennessee Titans, Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns Linebacker · Michael Butler – Former Green Bay Packers Defensive End WHEN: Friday, September 17 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. No appointment necessary – walk-ups welcome WHERE: Ana G. Mendez University 3655 West Waters Avenue Tampa, FL 33614 For more information about the NFL Alumni Health campaign and vaccination education resources, go to https://nflalumnihealth.org/covid-19/
Sep 21 2021
11 mins
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Established in 1976, Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose members are dedicated to the promotion of the fine arts and civic involvement. Center Place offers cultural enrichment opportunities for all ages through a variety of programs including original art exhibits, art education and the performing arts. As indicated by its name, the association provides a centralized meeting facility for the pursuit of these activities and offers rental of meeting rooms for community functions, both public and private. Our facility is located in the heart of Brandon at the Sandy Rodriguez Center, home to both Center Place and the Brandon Regional Library. Its location at 619 Vonderburg Drive Brandon offers residents of eastern Hillsborough County the convenience of a centrally located cultural, educational, and social facility. Center Place is located in Brandon, approximately fifteen minutes from downtown Tampa. Tremendous growth in Eastern Hillsborough County established a need for a centrally located regional library. Center Place was able to provide the ideal location by donating three acres of land in the heart of Brandon to the county. The county, in turn, constructed a unique facility which houses both Center Place and the regional library. The library/cultural center is unique in being the first documented facility of this type in Florida, made possible through the cooperation of the private sector and the county government. Through this cooperative effort, residents of Eastern Hillsborough County enjoy the convenience of a centrally located educational and cultural facility. Although complementary in nature, Center Place and the library remain autonomous in operation. Center Place includes a 300 seat auditorium, the Phillip G. Mook Gallery, and art workshop rooms.
Apr 29 2021
12 mins
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