Art Lovers Get Ready For The 5th Annual Winthrop Art Festival

By Kathy L. Collins The 5th Annual Winthrop Art Festival will be held on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Winthrop Town Centre located at the intersection of Providence Rd. and Bloomingdale in Riverview. The festival will be held in front of the Times Building. The(…)

The Tampa Theatre Has Lots To Offer As We Celebrate The Academy Awards

By Kathy L. Collins The historic Tampa Theatre was built in 1926. As one of America’s best preserved movie palaces, the Tampa Theatre is a fabulous place to see a movie, live performance or take their thrilling Back Stage Tour. Whatever you do there, it will be a treat. Patti Bramble of Brandon said, “My(…)

Brandon Ballet Dancers Will Wow You In Their Performances In Spanish

By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon Ballet will present “Spanish Divertissements” on Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at Centro Asturiano de Tampa located at 1913 N. Nebraska Ave. in Tampa. Tickets are $25. On Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., the performances will be held in the Riverview High School Theater(…)

Brandon Eagles Baseball/Softball Ready For Spring Season

By Ryan Butler Coming off a state championship game appearance last season, the 2013 Brandon High School baseball team expects big things for this season as well. With several veterans returning and an influx of new young talent, the Eagles believe that, combined with the right attitude, they may very well improve on their state(…)

BSAC To Offer Strikers Pride Soccer Academy

By Tamas Mondovics It was only last month that the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center opened a new Academic Enrichment Center, an approximately 700 sq. ft. $15,000 room equipped with a dozen iPad learning stations as well as a smart board, adding to the impressive list of athletic as well as academic programs so many(…)

IT Specialist Addicted To Networking

By Derek Maul Local IT specialist Daniel Coleman knows the value of networking first hand. “It’s a proven model that works,” Coleman said. “I’ve grown and am sustaining my business because of it.” Consequently, and because he understands that a healthy small-business climate is good for every business in the economy, Coleman puts out a(…)

Holmberg Family Adds Second Location To Chick-fil-A Ownership

By Marie Gilmore Chick-fil-A Lake Brandon Village owners, Paul & Tammy Holmberg, announced the addition of a second Chick-fil-A location to its popular family restaurant business. It is a year of celebrations for the Holmberg family. As owners Paul and Tammy prepare to cut the ribbon on their second Chick-fil-A location, they are also celebrating(…)

Rotary International President Stops In Brandon For Tour Before Fundraiser

By Marie Gilmore Rotary International President, Sakuji Tanaka, took an afternoon tour of Brandon’s Rotary Camp Florida before heading to Innisbrook Golf Resort to attend a fundraising dinner aimed at raising funds for the local camp. More than 40 local Rotary presidents were invited guests at a special luncheon at the 18-acre camp located right(…)

Local Business Community Honored At Chamber’s Annual Dinner

By Staff Report The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce recognized area businesspeople for their community service and volunteer hours during its Annual Dinner held Friday, February 1 at The Regent, located in Riverview. Nearly 400 members of the Greater Brandon Area business community attended the event presented by Title Sponsor Tampa Tribune, Brandon News and(…)

Training & Perseverance Will Help Carla Kellum Achieve Her Goal Of Running In Gasparilla 5k

By Kathy L. Collins Carla Kellum of Dover is an inspiration to anyone who thought that serious exercise or training for a race was too hard. Kellum is living proof that anyone can do this. In 2006, Kellum had to have her right leg amputated due to cancer. She now has a permanent prosthetic leg.(…)