Brandon

Local Girl Donates Birthday Gifts To Those In Need

Local Girl Donates Birthday Gifts To Those In Need

By Libby Hopkins Ysabel Medina-Gukeisen of Brandon is an amazing young lady. She recently turned eight-years-old and she wanted to do something extra special for her birthday.  Most eight-year-olds would want a huge birthday party where friends and family bring them lots of birthday gifts. Medina-Gukeisen wanted that but she also wanted to donate all(…)

Shoresh David Brandon Offers Healing And A Place of Worship For Jews And Gentiles

Shoresh David Brandon Offers Healing And A Place of Worship For Jews And Gentiles

By Nicole Schoen Shoresh David is a congregation that invites Jews and gentiles to worship together in unity. Founded in 1999 by Rabbi Steve Weiler, the Tampa location was the first of now four locations including Lakeland which was established in 2004, Wesley Chapel in 2006 and Brandon in April 2012. Rabbi Don and Jackie(…)

Rip-Roaring Good Time Promised At First Annual Brandon Elks Hoe Down

Rip-Roaring Good Time Promised At First Annual Brandon Elks Hoe Down

By Michelle Colesanti Local Brandon Elks Lodge #2383 members are planning its first Annual Hoe Down. This event is open to the public and will take place on Saturday, January 11 at the Lodge, located at 800 Centennial Lodge Dr. in Brandon. The event, which benefits Veterans, will include dinner, dancing, six-shooter shots and special(…)

New Interim Director Takes Over To Continue Success At Rotary’s Camp Florida

New Interim Director Takes Over To Continue Success At Rotary’s Camp Florida

By Libby Hopkins Rotary’s Camp Florida is considered to be one of Brandon’s hidden gems. The 21-acre, non-profit camp was founded to host year-round camps for children with special medical needs such as cancer, diabetes, muscular dystrophy and other debilitating diseases. The camp also makes its facilities available to special needs adults.  Ed Johns became(…)

New Postmaster Welcomed During Installation Ceremony

New Postmaster Welcomed During Installation Ceremony

By Tamas Mondovics Just in time for the busy holiday delivery season, friends and family, along with workmates and a handful of Brandon area residents, gathered last month to celebrate the installation of Brandon’s newest Postmaster, Tina Ann Cochrane. The Oath of Office ceremony was held in a spacious, brand new meeting room inside the(…)

New Business Brings Empowerment To Children In The Community

New Business Brings Empowerment To Children In The Community

By Libby Hopkins Socialights has been a part of the Winthrop community for less than a year but has been making a positive impact on all of the students who attend its classes and sessions. The business is run by four women who are experts in the fields of occupational therapy and speech-language therapy. Alicia(…)

Holiday Donations In Need, Shop Local This Season

Staff Report Crossing Church Helps With Angel Tree Project The Crossing Church sows seed into the community each Christmas and for the sixth year in a row it is involved with the Angel Tree project. This year they are helping Clair Mel Elementary and Potter Elementary schools collect donations for needy children. The biggest need(…)

New Years Celebration At Shoresh David Brandon With Bobby Roman

New Years Celebration At Shoresh David Brandon With Bobby Roman

Staff Report The community is invited to celebrate New Years on Friday, December 27th at the Brandon location of Shoresh David Messianic Synagogues. Bobby Roman and his band will be leading the entire service, starting at 7:30 PM at 4929 Bell Shoals Rd. in Valrico. Roman is a man full of passion for his Creator,(…)

Riverview Attorney Puts Service Before Self

Riverview Attorney Puts Service Before Self

By Kelly Legg Family law often requires extra care and consideration because of the emotional aspects involved in dissolving marriages, child custody and property division. Attorney Judd Bean is not your typical attorney, having gained a unique perspective working worldwide in many areas of law. “When you are involved in a divorce, emotions and feelings(…)

History Center Exhibition Marks 50th Anniversary Of JFK’s Visit To Tampa

History Center Exhibition Marks 50th Anniversary Of JFK’s Visit To Tampa

By Kathy L. Collins The Tampa Bay History Center’s newest exhibit, JFK in Tampa; The Exhibition, marks the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Tampa. This is a limited engagement exhibit which is available now through Sunday, December 8. Tens of thousands of people turned out to watch President John F. Kennedy’s(…)