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Mark Dillon To Speak At Upcoming Brandon Prayer Breakfast

  By Ryan Hughes The Christian-based networking group, Christian Business Connections (CBC), will host the Brandon Prayer Breakfast on Monday, May 19, from 8-10 a.m. The event will be held at Bell Shoals Baptist Church in the Special Events Center, which is located at 2102 Bell Shoals Rd., in Brandon. This is a great opportunity(…)

The GFWC Brandon Service League Makes Donations During Recent Spring Fundraiser

The GFWC Brandon Service League Makes Donations During Recent Spring Fundraiser

  By Kathy L. Collins On Saturday, April 5, the Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Brandon Service League held its 29th Annual Spring Fundraiser at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall in Seffner. The event was an opportunity for the club to honor their 2013 Holiday Home Tour Charities and present checks to local(…)

YMCA Leaders Club Building Leadership, Fitness

YMCA Leaders Club Building Leadership, Fitness

  By Ali Renckens Many attributes are connected to being an effective leader including responsibility, organization, caring and vision, but one quality that is not usually listed is physical ability. The YMCA Leaders Club is a program that encourages teen leadership largely through physical activity. Dan Ribas, who facilitates the Campo YMCA branch of the(…)

Youth Organization To Host Community Yard Sale

Youth Organization To Host Community Yard Sale

  By Nicole Heubusch IMPACT is an independent, local organization that promotes healthy lifestyles and relationships. Its mission is to educate and encourage teens to live healthy lives. It works with teens through teen IMPACT, parents through their Parent Program and teachers through Classroom Education. Teen IMPACT consists of a group of teens in high(…)

Brandon Junior Woman’s Club  To Host “Springtime In Paris” Event

Brandon Junior Woman’s Club To Host “Springtime In Paris” Event

  By Paula MacDonald Spring is here and it’s time to refresh and renew. On Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m. the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Brandon Junior Woman’s Club (BJWC) will host ‘Springtime in Paris’ as part of its annual new member recruitment for 2014. The event will be held at the(…)

Knights Of Columbus To Host First Annual Golf Tournament

Knights Of Columbus To Host First Annual Golf Tournament

  By Libby Hopkins The Knights of Columbus Mother Seton Council 6724 will host its inaugural Derby on the Greens golf tournament on Saturday, May 3 at the Bloomingdale Golfers Club. All of the proceeds will go to support the council’s programs benefiting not only Nativity Catholic Church, but also the surrounding Brandon community. The(…)

The L.I.S.A. Project Seeks To Empower Women In Brandon Community

The L.I.S.A. Project Seeks To Empower Women In Brandon Community

  By Libby Hopkins The motto of the L.I.S.A. Project is “All women, all races, all walks of life.” The organization looks to empower women during current, difficult economical times. L.I.S.A. stands for Life Insurance Savings Account. The project is a grassroots movement, whose purpose is to inform, educate and empower women. The project’s roots(…)

Adventures Archery Hosts Florida Archery Series With Big Bowfishing Event

Adventures Archery Hosts Florida Archery Series With Big Bowfishing Event

Staff Report A unique archery tournament series is being offered called the Florida Archery Slam sponsored in part by Ferman Chevrolet. The series benefits local charities and follows the seasonal interests of  target archers and bowhunting enthusiasts with five unique events. The first event is the Bone Fish Grill Spring Freshwater Challenge, which is an(…)

Meals On Wheels Annual Luncheon Recognizes Volunteers

Meals On Wheels Annual Luncheon Recognizes Volunteers

  By Bonnie Mentel Meals on Wheels is celebrating its 38th year of service in the Brandon area. The Brandon area branch began in a collaboration between Limona Village Chapel United Methodist and St. Andrew’s United Methodist. Since then, 18 churches have signed up to provide hot meals to those in need within the community.(…)

Grace Community United Methodist Members Perform Random Acts Of Kindness 

Grace Community United Methodist Members Perform Random Acts Of Kindness 

  By Bonnie Mentel Grace Community United Methodist in Lithia is finding ways for the church to go outside their walls to reach people instead of just expecting people to come to them. “We want to go out and let people know who we are and make as much of a difference as we can.(…)