Brandon

Gigi’s Fabrics Is Stitching Up Some New Business With Brick & Mortar Store

Gigi’s Fabrics Is Stitching Up Some New Business With Brick & Mortar Store

By Libby Hopkins Carmen Wilson of Brandon is full of creativity. She has been a successful photographer for more than 15 years and a confessed “crafting junky.” She also has a passion for sewing and fabrics. Many in the sewing community in the area know her, as “Gigi” and she’ll tell you it stands for(…)

Run for the Fallen Set to Educate Community About Fallen Heroes

Run for the Fallen Set to Educate Community About Fallen Heroes

Staff Report In 2012, over 3,000 participants and spectators attended a free memorial event honoring military men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. With the addition of the Candlelight Vigil Ceremony the evening prior to the run, many more were able to join this incredible(…)

County to Host Public Meeting on New Water Lines, Fire Hydrants In Brandon

County to Host Public Meeting on New Water Lines, Fire Hydrants In Brandon

By Tamas Mondovics In its ongoing effort to make improvements to the water distribution system infrastructure in the Brandon and surrounding communities, the Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department has scheduled a public meeting to discuss an upcoming project to install additional fire hydrants in the area of Bryan and Bama Rds. in Brandon, and the(…)

Local Student to Walk in Footsteps of U.S. Leaders

Local Student to Walk in Footsteps of U.S. Leaders

Staff Report Cameron Cooper, a 13 year-old student at Burns Middle School in Brandon, along with over 250 outstanding middle school students from across the United States, recently took part in an extraordinary leadership conference in Washington, D.C. Themed Voices of Leadership: Reflecting on the Past to Create the Future.  The Junior National Young Leaders(…)

County Begins Online Registration for Rec2Six After-School Care Program

County Begins Online Registration for Rec2Six After-School Care Program

By Tamas Mondovics Promising fun, fitness and adventure for children K-5, Hillsborough County is once again accepting online registration for new participants in Rec2Six, an after-school care program for children in grades K-5. In addition to registering online, parents or guardians can enroll their child Monday through Friday, from 4-6 p.m. at one of the(…)

Annual Backpack Outreach Event Is A Success Thanks To Many Generous Donors And Volunteers

Annual Backpack Outreach Event Is A Success Thanks To Many Generous Donors And Volunteers

By Kathy L. Collins On Saturday, August 10, the community came together to help distribute backpacks and school supplies to area children. 1,624 children were registered for the event. The Backpack Outreach Event was held at the Tampa YMCA’s Camp Cristina in Riverview. The event was a cooperative effort involving Brandon area YMCA’s, ECHO of(…)

Food Truck Owners Flock to Tampa for Try at Guinness World Record

Food Truck Owners Flock to Tampa for Try at Guinness World Record

By Adam Musgrave On August 31, the Florida State Fairgrounds will be the site of an attempt to write Tampa into the Guinness Book of World Records. The goal? To have the largest number of food trucks rallying at one place in history. But Jeremy Gomez, who runs Generation Food Truck and started the race(…)

What’s For Dinner?

What’s For Dinner?

Della’s After Dark 608 Oakfield Dr. Brandon Della’s After Dark has recently reopened due to popular demand. Its new chef Debbie Frangipane, trained at the Culinary Institute of America. She honed her skills while living in Venice, Italy. After perfecting her craft at Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel and Armani’s in Tampa, Frangipane brings her passion(…)

Anytime Fitness Team Continues Growth With Opening Of Third Location

By Michelle Colesanti Local Anytime Fitness owners are pleased to be celebrating the opening of the third local location for the fitness franchise. The newest location, on Boyette Rd. recently hosted a Riverview Chamber ribbon cutting and special proclamation by Honorary Mayor Elijah Heath. He was on hand to declare a special Anytime Fitness Day.(…)

The Village Players’ Presentation Of Our Town To Feature An Opening Night Dinner And A Show

By Kathy L. Collins The Village Players will present 75th Anniversary revised edition of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town beginning on Friday, August 9 at the historic James McCabe Theatre in Valrico. As has become a tradition of the Village Players, Opening Night will be a Dinner and a Show. This is no ordinary Dinner and(…)