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Brandon Family Asks Community For Support With Newborn

Brandon Family Asks Community For Support With Newborn

  Twice as much to love, two blessings from above are what could be said about having twins. Candice and Jon Baron of Brandon truly felt this way when they welcome their twin boys Colton Robert and Camden Robert this past January. Both boys have their grandfather’s name as their middle name and they were(…)

Mann Middle School Music Director Surprised By $10,000 Donation From Barry Manilow

Mann Middle School Music Director Surprised By $10,000 Donation From Barry Manilow

By Angela Parone The Manilow Music Project and WFLA-TV, NewsChannel 8 teamed up to honor Tampa’s “Outstanding Music Teacher,” Kevin Fuller, by giving him a VIP experience to Barry Manilow’s concert at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, complete with a chance to meet Manilow before his concert on Friday, January 31.  Manilow surprised Fuller with(…)

Brandon High School To Celebrate 100 Years

Brandon High School To Celebrate 100 Years

  With no shortage of community pride and sense of accomplishment, area residents are taking part in a centennial community-wide celebration by commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Brandon High School (BHS). According to event organizers who have been planning for more than a year, the much-anticipated program scheduled for Saturday, March 1 at McLane Stadium,(…)

Vacation Expo Hosted By AAA Travel Agency Coming To Tampa

Vacation Expo Hosted By AAA Travel Agency Coming To Tampa

Staff Report A free Vacation Expo will be held at the Tampa Marriott Westshore from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 9  hosted by AAA Travel Agency. Admission is free to this event and attendees can save up to $500 by booking a qualified vacation at the expo. Guests of the expo will(…)

Brandon Ballet Offers Auditions For Its Summer Intensive Program

Brandon Ballet Offers Auditions For Its Summer Intensive Program

Serious dancers, ages nine and older, who wish to take their dance training to a new level should plan on auditioning for the Brandon Ballet’s Summer Intensive. The Brandon Ballet will offer several dates and locations for auditions. The first is on Saturday, January 25 at the Dance Center, 161 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon.(…)

Providence Lakes To Sponsor Yard Sale

Providence Lakes To Sponsor Yard Sale

By Bob Berry The Providence Lakes Community, like many other Eastern Hillsborough developments, started as dairy pastures. The community of approximately 2,200 residents live within three types of dwellings: homes, apartments and a resident home, contained within 10 miles of roads and 65 acres of lakes. The 1,720 homes are contained in 19 different “villages,”(…)

HCSO Promotes Project ChildSafe For Firearm Owners

HCSO Promotes Project ChildSafe For Firearm Owners

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has recently joined forces with Project ChildSafe, a nationwide nonprofit organization promoting firearms safety and education handling and storage practices among all firearm owners through the distribution of safety education messages and free firearm safety kits. “The Sheriff’s priority is to address violent crimes and gangs, as they sensationalize guns and(…)

Free Flu Shots Offered To Celebrate New Urgent Care Center Grand Opening

Free Flu Shots Offered To Celebrate New Urgent Care Center Grand Opening

A ribbon cutting with the Brandon Chamber of Commerce and free flu shots marked the grand opening of Florida Hospital Centra Care’s newest urgent care facility in Riverview on Friday, January 10. The Flu Fighter event offered 1,000 free flu shots while supplies lasted. “We’re excited to join the Brandon/Riverview neighborhood,” said Scott Brady, MD,(…)

Brandon Business Column

Brandon Business Column

YoYo Juice Opens in Plaza Bella with a Delicious and Healthy Menu High-school sweethearts from Massachusetts, Rose and Scott Laviano moved to Florida with their three children to fulfill a life-long dream to open their own business and work together as a family. The name “YoYo Juice” was invented by their son, Scott Jr.  Scott(…)

County To Bring Senior Day Care To Bloomingdale West Recreation Center

County To Bring Senior Day Care To Bloomingdale West Recreation Center

Hillsborough County officials have finally figured out what to do with two of the 33 total recreational centers in the county. Both centers have been sitting vacant since a county-wide consolidation down to 10 regional centers. The County wants to bring a Senior Adult Day Care Center, residents ages 60 and up, to the Bloomingdale(…)