Story Clips

The following articles were written and published at the Osprey Observer. All were written on deadline. I researched and conducted all the interviews for these stories.

Battle of the Bands
The 13th annual Battle of the Bands, held at the Hillsborough County Fair in mid-October, was sponsored by Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department. Bands from around the area came out to show off their talent...[Read More]
T. Marie Benchley
Devious plots, a serial killer, an aspiring politician who finally comes out of the closet, romance, terrible accidents; all of this happens in T. Marie Benchley's novel, "Once Wicked Always Dead"....[Read More]
Inna Lilov
Inna Lilov has had the most unique life. She was born in Russia and has traveled all over the world with the circus show, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. With the show, she raised and trained the bears and was a tightrope dancer. Now Lilov owns...[Read More]
Body & Soul Therapeutic Center
Massage has been around for thousands of years. It has been shown to bring people happiness because it alleviates the pain a person may be having. Massage therapists Andrea Maye and Carla Walker...[Read More]
Susan G. Komen 3-day Walk
The National Cancer Institute has estimated that 207,090 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and they can estimate that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their lifetime. Those can be pretty scary numbers, but the Susan G. Komen...[Read More]
Theatre Arts and Dance Alliance
Theatre Arts and Dance Alliance, better known as TADA, has been serving the Fishhawk area since March 1, 2005 and could not be any more proud of the accomplishments they have made in those five years. TADA currently has over 300 families registered in all of the different programs...[Read More]

The next set of articles were written in my reporting class in the spring of 2012. None were published, but all of them were written on deadline. I did all the research, reporting and writing for each of these stories.

Gainesville residents will soon be able to visit a clinic and pick up prescription all in one place. The CVS next to Publix on Northwest 16th Boulevard will be moving to the new store being built across the intersection on the corner of Northwest 23rd Avenue...[Read More]
Project Makeover
Seventeen miles from the University of Florida in the rural city of Hawthorne is where Chester Shell Elementary School can be found. It is there that a little over 200 students will be returning Monday with some changes to their school. Project Makeover volunteers took over Chester Shell...[Read More] Logo
Orange shits with a little boy's picture on the back and "Team Landon" on the front were in the majority at Albert "Ray" Massey West Side park Saturday. About 250 gathered in Gainesville Saturday to walk and raise money for The Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida. The foundation...[Read More]