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Hillsborough County OKs $2 Million for new YMCA in Gibsonton listen

08/07/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Hillsborough County Commissioners unanimously approved a 30-year lease for the YMCA that includes more than 35 acres of land in Gibsonton. The deal also doles out $2 million to the non-profit group for capital development.

During public comment at the commission meeting Wednesday, three people affiliated with the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, including its director, Tom Looby, urged the board to move forward with the new South County facility.

“We have four public/private partnersh...

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Latino HIV Awareness Day listen

10/19/09 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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October 15 was Latino HIV Aids Awareness Day. The Highpoint YMCA in Clearwater helped raise awareness this past weekend by throwing a Fall Health Awareness Festival Fair.

Ebony Murray is a single mother who lives in the High Point community surrounding the YMCA. She said she recalls what it was like to not have the proper healthcare when she gave birth to her first child. Ebony now has insurance through her job. She said that most people in her community are not as lucky to have health...

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