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10 Years Of Award-Winning Wine From Keel & Curley Winery In Plant City

10 Years Of Award-Winning Wine From Keel & Curley Winery In Plant City

By Kathy L. Collins Keel and Curley Winery located at 5210 W. Thonotosassa Rd. in Plant City has been making amazing and highly-acclaimed wines for 10 years. Joe Keel started the winery in 2003. Keel, a central Florida blueberry farmer, was looking for something to do with his end crop of blueberries. It was at(…)

Brandon Resident Is Honoree For Upcoming Jingle Bell Walk For Arthritis

Brandon Resident Is Honoree For Upcoming Jingle Bell Walk For Arthritis

By Libby Hopkins Arthritis is a painful disease that affects 50 million people each year. Kelley Kilpatrick of Brandon is one of these people. She was formally diagnosed with Rheumatory Arthritis (RA) when she was 16-years-old, but she has never let her disease hold her back. “I made the decision a long time ago that(…)

FrontLine Fitness Empowers With MMA Against Bullying Workshop

FrontLine Fitness Empowers With MMA Against Bullying Workshop

By Brian Shaffer The act of bullying has garnered attention for years in communities and schools across the country and many leaders in these areas have worked hard to combat this troubling trend. Recently, bullying has burst into the national spotlight thanks to an ugly episode that has erupted in the National Football League as(…)

Brandon Regional Hospital Celebrates 30 Years Of Delivering Babies

Brandon Regional Hospital Celebrates 30 Years Of Delivering Babies

By Kathy L. Collins On October 2, Brandon Regional Hospital celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Women’s Center and the very first delivery on October 2, 1983. “In honor of this milestone, we partnered with Newborns In Need to raise awareness for the program and collected donations to help them with their cause,” said Jill(…)

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Receives $100K Grant From Humana

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Receives $100K Grant From Humana

By Tamas Mondovics Brandon and surrounding area residents who have been loyally supporting the efforts to keep Tampa Bay’s shorelines, parks, waterways and roadways clean can be rather proud of this year’s Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful (KTBB) Hillsborough River and Coastal Cleanup campaign. The event that is normally held each fall has once again attracted(…)

Tampa Bay Harvest Helps Those In Need

Tampa Bay Harvest Helps Those In Need

By Libby Hopkins Three million pounds of food was turned into six million meals served to over 200 agencies. Looking at those numbers, it’s easy to see that Tampa Bay Harvest does a remarkable job of helping those in need in the community. Tampa Bay Harvest is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that serves West(…)

HCSO Install Permanent Drug Drop-off Boxes At District Offices

HCSO Install Permanent Drug Drop-off Boxes At District Offices

By Tamas Mondovics While maintaining its annual Operation Medicine Cabinet drug collection event, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) has installed permanent drug drop-off boxes at its four patrol district offices. “Citizens are now able to properly dispose of unwanted, unnecessary and expired prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines and veterinarian prescriptions,” said HCSO Public Information Officer, Larry McKinnon.(…)

Teacher’s Helper Celebrates 30 Years Of Service

Teacher’s Helper Celebrates 30 Years Of Service

By Libby Hopkins Shearon Bailey’s secret to being a successful business in the Brandon community for 30 years is being an “odd duck.” Bailey is the owner of Teacher’s Helper, which is a one-stop shop for teaching supplies and learning tools for parents and teachers. Her store is the only teaching supply store in the(…)

Celebration Salutes Nation’s Heroes, Showcases Korean, Vietnam & Iraq War Memorials

Celebration Salutes Nation’s Heroes, Showcases Korean, Vietnam & Iraq War Memorials

By Tamas Mondovics Residents both young and old throughout Brandon and surrounding areas gathered together at local schools and parks to remember and honor the nation’s Veterans from all wars. The hundreds that attended the annual Veterans’ Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park and Museum located at 3602 N. Hwy. 301 in Tampa, along with(…)

Support Local Small Businesses By Shopping On Small Business Saturday

Support Local Small Businesses By Shopping On Small Business Saturday

By Kathy L. Collins On Saturday, November 30, celebrate the success of small businesses in the greater Brandon area by visiting and shopping at local small businesses during Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010. The day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The day was(…)