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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 […]

Eagles’ Midfielder Takes Lead In Program Success

Eagles’ Midfielder Takes Lead In Program Success

By Tamas Mondovics Each athletic team has its standouts; individuals who, due to possessing certain talents, earn the respect of their teammates. It is safe to say that such a notion fits a number of great players on this year’s Brandon High School Eagles’ soccer team, including the talented senior midfielder, Dylan Dyer, who has […]

Full Power Signal Now Transports Joy FM To Over Three Million Listeners

Full Power Signal Now Transports Joy FM To Over Three Million Listeners

By Kelly Legg Tampa’s “One Day” project powered up less than one year after announcing a plan to increase the radio station, 91.5 FM, to a full-power signal covering metro Tampa. The JOY FM powered up and took reports from listeners throughout Tampa Bay and beyond. From a signal that covered less than 600,000 listeners […]

MOSI To Present The 4th Annual Festival Of Chocolate, Delights For All

MOSI To Present The 4th Annual Festival Of Chocolate, Delights For All

By Kathy L. Collins The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is proud to present its 4th Annual The Festival of Chocolate beginning on Saturday, January 18 and running through Monday, January 20. MOSI is located at 4801 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa. The Festival of Chocolate will showcase the area’s best chocolate and confection […]

Passing The Saber: A Long Line Of Military Tradition

Passing The Saber: A Long Line Of Military Tradition

By Derek Maul Veteran John Newcomb comes from a long line of military tradition. “My great-grandfather, Loring Newcomb, served in Union Navy (American Civil War),” he said. “I had his dress saber before passing it on to my son, Mike, when he graduated West Point.” Mike Newcomb, who helped his dad through the conversation, retired […]

Brandon Boy Charms Audience At Carnegie Hall In New York City

Brandon Boy Charms Audience At Carnegie Hall In New York City

By Kathy L. Collins Just this past November 30, seven-year-old Elias Phoenix of Brandon wowed a crowd of music lovers as he played two Bach songs on a Steinway on stage in Carnegie Hall in New York City. This opportunity of a lifetime came because Elias placed second in the American Protegé International Music Talent […]

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 […]