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Gallery Hop Is A Success With Artists, Business Owners And The Community

Gallery Hop Is A Success With Artists, Business Owners And The Community

By Kathy L. Collins After a one year hiatus, the much-loved Gallery Hop was held on Saturday, September 14 to the delight of many throughout the greater Brandon area. The event, sponsored by the Greater Brandon Arts Council, the Brandon League of Fine Arts and Center Place, is a free event that showcases area artists, […]

Music Showcase Hosts 6th Annual International Piano Guild Award Ceremony

Music Showcase Hosts 6th Annual International Piano Guild Award Ceremony

By Kathy L. Collins Music Showcase hosted its 6th Annual International Piano Guild Award Ceremony on Sunday, July 28. Students performed before a Guild Adjudicator in June. 29 students who take piano lessons at Music Showcase participated. Three students, Amelia Fong, Zane Topper and Mauli Bhogade were standouts at this year’s recital. The International Piano […]

Brandon League Of Fine Arts Announces Winners Of ARTWORKS 2013

Brandon League Of Fine Arts Announces Winners Of ARTWORKS 2013

By Kathy L. Collins On Saturday, September 14, the Brandon League of Fine Arts announced the winners of ARTWORKS 2013 at Center Place in Brandon. ARTWORKS is open to the community each year. It is a juried art show and is held in conjunction with the Annual Gallery Hop. This year’s show featured 63 works […]

Bears Begin 25th Season On Solid Ground

Bears Begin 25th Season On Solid Ground

By Tamas Mondovics For the past quarter of a century, the Brandon Bears Youth Football and Cheerleading organization has served the community and has been committed to providing a safe and positive environment for children to learn teamwork and participate in sports. Unfortunately, however, while the program consistently turns in one successful season after another,   […]

The Brandon Browns Backers Mix Love Of Sport With Charitable Giving

The Brandon Browns Backers Mix Love Of Sport With Charitable Giving

By Kathy L. Collins What happens when you mix football fans with a charitable spirit? You get the Brandon Browns Backers, a social organization that supports the Cleveland Browns and charitable causes within the greater Brandon area. The Brandon Browns Backers is a local chapter of the Browns Backers Worldwide. They meet every Sunday or […]

New Medical Tenants Needed For Former Fitness Center Space

New Medical Tenants Needed For Former Fitness Center Space

By Sharon Still The former space occupied by Lifestyles Family Fitness will soon be Brandon Medical Pavilion, a 35,000 sq.-ft., custom-designed medical facility. Located in the heart of Brandon’s medical community on the southeast corner of Kings Ave. and Oakfield Dr. and just minutes from Brandon Regional Hospital, Brandon Medical Pavilion will offer prospective tenants […]

Natural Herbalist Event Comes To Valrico Farm

Natural Herbalist Event Comes To Valrico Farm

By Libby Hopkins Did you ever take a look at some of the plants that grow in the wilds of your backyard and wonder what they are doing there? Are they edible? Can they heal you or better yet, can they save your life? If you did, you’re not alone. Many people nowadays want to […]

The As Seen on T.V. Store Re-Locates To New Storefront In Brandon Mall

The As Seen on T.V. Store Re-Locates To New Storefront In Brandon Mall

  By Libby Hopkins “Ab Gymnic,” “The Air Curler,” “The Boom Cube,” and “The Amazing Candle” are just some of the hot must-have items that can be found in the As Seen on T.V. Store at Westfield Brandon Mall. The store re-located to the center of the mall next to Hot Top near the food […]

Air Force Veteran Opens Sign And Graphics Business In Brandon

Air Force Veteran Opens Sign And Graphics Business In Brandon

Staff Report After retiring from the U.S. Air Force in 2012, Eric Schnitzer and his wife, Geralyn, recently opened FASTSIGNS® of Brandon. “With over 29 years of Air Force experience, I’m excited to take my leadership and management skills from the military to the business world,” said Schnitzer. “As owners of FASTSIGNS of Brandon, Geri […]

Long Tire: A Community Staple For 27 Years

Long Tire: A Community Staple For 27 Years

By Nicole Schoen In 1962, a young high school student started changing tires at the local Goodyear tire store. With hard work and determination, young Buddy Long would eventually open his own Goodyear shop. Now, after more than 50 years in the industry, Long, 72, still makes it into one of the two local Long […]