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Academy Takes Healthier Option For Fundraising Event

Academy Takes Healthier Option For Fundraising Event

  By Libby Hopkins Oftentimes school fundraisers consist of candy, cookie dough, toys and wrapping paper. Olive oil, vinegar, and organic coconut and honey detoxing body scrub usually don’t come to mind, nor are they common school fundraising items. Literacy Leadership Technology (LLT) Academy, along with For a Cause and Faces of Courage, are working […]

Enjoy Blueberries And More At Seventh Annual Keel & Curley Blueberry Festival

Enjoy Blueberries And More At Seventh Annual Keel & Curley Blueberry Festival

  Staff Report Local wine and beer producers, Keel & Curley Winery and Two Henrys Brewing Company, have announced the Seventh Annual Blueberry Festival to take place Friday-Sunday, April 25, 26 and 27. The event, which spans the course of the weekend, draws over 10,000 visitors each year to Keel & Curley Winery, located at […]

National Day Of Prayer Hosted At FishHawk Fellowship Church

  By Kelly Wise Legg Many believers regularly participate in the annual National Day of Prayer, which is being held on Thursday, May 1. The National Day of Prayer was originally established in 1952 by the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The observance of the National Day of […]

Chick-fil-A Brandon Owners Host Military, Foster Families For Fun Day At Camp Cristina

Chick-fil-A Brandon Owners Host Military, Foster Families For Fun Day At Camp Cristina

  By Marie Gilmore Due to their generosity during a recent “Buy A Sandwich, Donate A Meal” promotion, two area Chick-fil-A locations were able to host a huge family-fun event for military and foster families at YMCA Camp Cristina. The event, sponsored by Chick-fil-A Lake Brandon Village and Chick-fil-A Westfield Brandon Mall, both owned by […]

Brandon Outreach Clinic Celebrates 25 Years Of Healthcare

Brandon Outreach Clinic Celebrates 25 Years Of Healthcare

  By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon Outreach Clinic has been providing lifesaving healthcare for the uninsured in the greater Brandon area for over 25 years. The clinic is located at 517 N. Parsons Ave. in Brandon. The Brandon Outreach Clinic started out seeing patients on a first-come first-see basis one evening a week. Over […]

Nosh Your Way Through Traditional Favorites At Second Annual NoshFest

Nosh Your Way Through Traditional Favorites At Second Annual NoshFest

  Staff Report Congregation Beth Shalom is reaching out to the Brandon Community to participate in its second annual NoshFest Brandon, which will take place on Sunday, March 30 from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom is located at 706 Bryan Rd. in Brandon. NoshFest Brandon began in 2012 as a fun, outdoor cultural event […]

Wedding Dress Collection Includes WWII Parachute Dress

Wedding Dress Collection Includes WWII Parachute Dress

  By Marie Gilmore It has been 10 years since Valrico resident Leigh Anne Brown helped Bell Shoals host a  vow renewal ceremony on Valentine’s Day. The event was so successful that many wanted to attend to wish the couples well that space became an issue at the church. More than 2,500 RSVP’d for a […]

Kickstarter Project Successful In Making Unique Ice Cream Concept Mobile

Kickstarter Project Successful In Making Unique Ice Cream Concept Mobile

  By Marie Gilmore The Revolution Ice Cream Co. has never been your typical ice cream parlor. Opening last spring in Brandon, the unique concept teases your taste buds with new flavors, a cozy atmosphere and a great new concept in ice cream. Owned by husband and wife team and Bloomingdale residents, Bill and Leslee […]

Three New Wawa Stores Slated For Brandon Area By End Of Year

Three New Wawa Stores Slated For Brandon Area By End Of Year

  By Tamas Mondovics Brandon area residents who have not yet had the chance to take part in what many have come to call, “the Wawa experience” will now have no reason for missing out. The food market has just celebrated a grand opening of its newest Tampa store and is now well on its […]

Saladino’s Celebrate 34 Years Of Tourney Success

Saladino’s Celebrate 34 Years Of Tourney Success

  By Tamas Mondovics The 34th annual Hillsborough County Schools Tony Saladino High School Baseball Tournament, held over spring break earlier this month, crowned the Plant High School Panthers as this year’s champion. With a 12-game winning streak, the Panthers claimed the program’s first Saladino title since 2004 with a 4-0 win against Jefferson who […]