Seniors Compete In Annual Wacky Olympics

By Tamas Mondovics More than a hundred Hillsborough County area seniors gathered together earlier this month for a chance to measure up their athletic skills as well as enjoy some socialization during the annual Senior Wacky Olympics. Hosted by the County’s Aging Services’ division and held at the Brandon Community Center, located at 502 E.(…)

Larry Bauer Of Bauer Handyman Services Offers Experience, Dependability And Honesty

Kathy L. Collins If you are looking for a handyman with vast experience and knowledge, then look no further than Larry Bauer of Bauer Handyman. Bauer not only has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry, but he is also a State Certified Licensed Contractor. This means that Bauer has passed a rigorous(…)

Always Proud To Wear The Uniform: WW2 Veteran Theodore Dmetroshko

By Derek Maul Theodore “Ted” Dmetroshko may look a little young for a World War Two veteran. But the 86-year-old Michigan native pulled it off by lying to the Army about his age and enlisting at 16. Ted grew up in Detroit, where his parents settled after fleeing Russia in 1912. His father, a former(…)

Ott Family Takes Home New Hyundai Car From Winterfest Raffle

By Marie Gilmore Brandon resident Larry Ott never wins. He is charitable and tries to do his part but he never expects to win. So, when he got the call from the Brandon Foundation Golf Tournament that he was on speaker phone and was just chosen as the winner of the 2013 Brandon Hyundai new(…)

Brandon Mobile Home Park Gets Fire Rescue Special Attention

By Tamas Mondovics Residents at Davpam Mobile Home Park in Brandon received a special visit from Hillsborough County Fire Rescue personnel earlier this month as part of an ongoing effort to help keep homeowners safe and fire-incident free. With more than 3,000 people killed in home fires every year in the United States, many of(…)

Emeritus At Brandon Celebrates National Nutrition Month

By Tracey Postiglione According the American Academy of Family Physicians, nearly one in ten seniors in America suffers from poor nutrition. This can exacerbate problems already common among seniors, including depression, improper healing, and a depressed immune system. Emeritus at Brandon, which is located at 700 S Kings Ave., is part of Emeritus Senior Living,(…)

New Horizons Group Home & ECHO Benefit From Annual Pancake Breakfast

By Kathy L. Collins If you are a pancake lover and want to help two great local non-profit organizations, then plan on attending the 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast sponsored by IHOP at 1270 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon and First Baptist Church of Brandon on Saturday, April 27 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at First(…)

Brandon Coin Club Poised To Host Annual Coin & Currency Show At Elks Lodge

By Tamas Mondovics Local coin collectors, hobbyists, dealers and vendors are once again looking forward to making a deal as they show off their coins, stamps and collectables during the upcoming Brandon Coin Club Coin and Currency Show. The free annual event is scheduled for Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Elks(…)

The Brandon Outreach Clinic Presents Second Annual Kentucky Derby Party

By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon Outreach Clinic will host its Second Annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Center Place, located at 619 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon. Tickets are $75 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Brandon Outreach Clinic, the area’s only clinic providing free healthcare(…)

Foodies Delight As Celebrity Chef Events For A Cause Calendar Releases

By Adam Musgrave The Rolling Pin has announced plans to partner with the Brandon Foundation to bring eight celebrity and top chefs to Brandon from March through May. Through this partnership, fifteen percent of each ticket sold will directly benefit one of 50 local charities. All of these chefs except for Lindsay Autry (May 16(…)