Brandon

Rotary Donates $50K To Local Charities

Rotary Donates $50K To Local Charities

By Tamas Mondovics After a year of fundraising, it was time for members of the Brandon Rotary Club to enjoy the fruits of their labor, which has culminated in the donating of close to $50,000 to seven local charities deservingf the support. The ceremony took place during a recent luncheon led by outgoing club president,(…)

Below Knee Paralympic Runner Breaks 50-second Barrier In 400-meter Race

By Tamas Mondovics Brandon resident below-knee amputee, David Prince, 29, and member of the 2012 U.S. National Paralympic Track and Field Team, which sported its best talents during last year’s London Paralympic games, made some headlines last month. Prince, an IMG Academy trainee, set a new world record to win the men’s T44 200-meter at(…)

Residents’ Vigilance Leads Deputies To Marijuana Grow House In Brandon

By Tamas Mondovics It was once again residents’ vigilance that led Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies to a continuing, and literally, a growing problem that affects Brandon and surrounding communities According to HCSO Det. Larry McKinnon, District IV Street Crimes, deputies responded to 804 Regent Cir. N. in Brandon after receiving a drug complaint from a(…)

Ryuu Japanese Steakhouse Brings Upscale Teppanyaki Dining To Westfield Mall

By Libby Hopkins Will you Ryuu? That’s the catch phrase for the Ryuu Japanese Steakhouse that has recently joined the Westfield Brandon Mall. Its concept is upscale Teppanyaki dining accompanied with an extended bar area that offers more than 40 kinds of sushi. “What we’ve done is taken the Teppanyaki cooking concept and given it(…)

Come See The Bike Arts Show At The Next Thursday Night Live! At Beaux Arts Gallery

By Kathy L. Collins As biking grows in popularity, artists are following this trend and creating fabulous works of art. You can see artwork of some great local artists at this month’s Thursday Night Live! at the Beaux Arts Gallery in Riverview on Thursday, June 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. The Bike Art Show(…)

Area Artists Are Invited To Submit Entries For ARTWORKS 2013

By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon League of Fine Arts has issued a Call For Artists for ARTWORKS 2013. The show is open to all area artists who wish to submit original art that has been completed since September 2010. The deadline for submission is July 26. The show is juried and judged. There is(…)

Brandon Ties Bloomingdale During Spring Football Jamboree

By Tamas Mondovics As a continuation of the regular season, teams across Florida came together last month to measure their strength during the 2013 spring football jamboree. Local teams were divided up into groups of four, or in some cases two, to participate in two quarters along with some additional adjustments to the official regular(…)

Remarkable Rescue Dog Helps Save Life Of Brandon Shop Owner

By Libby Hopkins Octavia Stoppa, owner of All About Beauty in Brandon, has always been the person who helps anyone in need, even if the one in need is a dog. She rescued her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle mix dog while she was at a friend’s house. The dog, which later became “LeLe”,(…)

Residents’ Vigilance Leads Deputies To Marijuana Grow House In Brandon

By Tamas Mondovics It was once again residents’ vigilance that led Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies to a continuing, and literally, a growing problem that affects Brandon and surrounding communities According to HCSO Det. Larry McKinnon, District IV Street Crimes, deputies responded to 804 Regent Cir. N. in Brandon after receiving a drug complaint from a(…)

Retired Guidance Counselor Recalls His Busy Life

By Derek Maul Raised in Grand Bend, Pennsylvania, where his parents owned a grocery business, William Templeman learned his way around a kitchen early. “I naturally fell into making meals,” he said. “So when I went into the Navy that’s what I elected to do.” After enlisting in 1947, Templeman’s first duty involved cooking for(…)