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Help Fill Local Food Pantries By Participating In The Annual Scouting For Food Drive

Help Fill Local Food Pantries By Participating In The Annual Scouting For Food Drive

On Saturday, February 22, the Boy Scouts of Gulf Ridge Council will participate in a nationwide food drive called “Scouting For Food.” Scouts will deliver bags provided by Publix to thousands of homes throughout the greater Brandon area on or about Saturday, February 15. Residents are asked to fill the bags with non-expired, non-perishable food(…)

Governor Scott Announces $500 Million Statewide Automobile Tax And Fee Reduction Proposal

Governor Scott Announces $500 Million Statewide Automobile Tax And Fee Reduction Proposal

During his visit to the Tampa area earlier this month, Florida State Governor, Rick Scott, took the time to discuss and apparently confirm a proposal that he said will bring some much-needed relief to Florida families. Making use of the showroom at the Brandon Honda car dealership as the venue for his announcement, Scott spoke(…)

2014 LifePath Hospice Fashion Show Set For Saturday, February 8

2014 LifePath Hospice Fashion Show Set For Saturday, February 8

Staff Report Designer brand names will be front and center as models showcase clothing and accessories from Life’s Treasures thrift stores at the third annual LifePath Hospice Fashion Show and Boutique on Saturday, February 8 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 South Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with(…)

Nordstrom Rack Coming To Lake Brandon Plaza

Nordstrom Rack Coming To Lake Brandon Plaza

SEATTLE, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Lake Brandon Plaza in Brandon. The approximately 32,700-square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2014. Lake Brandon Plaza is owned and managed by DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR). Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc., offering customers a(…)

Hillsborough County To Open Emergency Cold Weather Shelters As Record Low Temperatures Reach Florida

Hillsborough County To Open Emergency Cold Weather Shelters As Record Low Temperatures Reach Florida

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County cold weather shelters will once again open tonight, (Monday, January 6) for the homeless and those who live in homes without adequate heat, as a blast of bitterly cold, life-threatening air descends on a large part of the country pushing record low temperatures into Florida. According to a recent USA(…)

First United Methodist Church Of Brandon To Present Bluegrass Concert

First United Methodist Church Of Brandon To Present Bluegrass Concert

By Kathy L. Collins First United Methodist Church of Brandon will present a fantastic concert for the community on Sunday, January 12 at 6 p.m. This will be a major bluegrass show featuring some nationally renowned musicians along with three highly-talented and well-known local musicians. The show will feature Dale Ann Bradley, a three-time International(…)

The Artwork Of Children Is Celebrated At The 3rd Annual Small Works Art Show

The Artwork Of Children Is Celebrated At The 3rd Annual Small Works Art Show

By Kathy L. Collins Beaux Arts Gallery, located at 11252 Winthrop Main St. in Riverview, held it 3rd Annual Small Works Art Show, a juried youth art show which features the artwork created by local elementary school children. This year, there were 14 entries that were juried in to the show. An anonymous judge from(…)

Tampa Repertory Theatre Is Innovative, Provocative And Classic

Tampa Repertory Theatre Is Innovative, Provocative And Classic

By Kathy L. Collins Tampa Repertory Theatre, known as TampaRep, was established in June 2011 by C. David Frankel, Ned Averill-Snell and Emilia Sargent. The theatre was started to provide another outlet for the many talented theatre artists in the Tampa area and to focus on the classics from the American Theatre. Since its inception,(…)

Eagles Dominate Class 4A District 9, Seek To Clench Undefeated Season

Eagles Dominate Class 4A District 9, Seek To Clench Undefeated Season

By Tamas Mondovics Three years ago, the Brandon soccer team posted a season without claiming a single game win. With such a record under its belt, coupled with a brand new coach, Robert Salvog, who joined the program in 2011, the Eagles had only one way to go. Fast forward to the 2013-2014 winter athletic(…)

BSAC Dive Team Sports First Tourney Success

BSAC Dive Team Sports First Tourney Success

By Tamas Mondovics Competing at its first meet since inception on April 1, 2013, the Team Colwill Diving program, organized and operated by the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC), reported an excellent showing at the two-day WCF Christmas Invitational held earlier this month in Orlando. In the seven and under division, BSAC’s Aiden Sadler(…)