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(…)

Perfect Pieces Furniture Boutique Opens At Brandon Historic Landmark

Perfect Pieces Furniture Boutique Opens At Brandon Historic Landmark

  By Kayla Hayes Perfect Pieces Boutique is a high-end furniture consignment and specialty gift shop including custom drapery and baskets, interior design assistance and personal shopping. The boutique resides at 525 S. Kings Ave. and is a registered historic landmark. It was built in 1925 and is one of the few remaining historic buildings(…)

Retirement Industry Executive Optimistic Regarding Future

Retirement Industry Executive Optimistic Regarding Future

  By Derek Maul David Vaughan may be the only featured veteran in “The Bridges 2013 Calendar” who doesn’t actually live in the retirement community. But that’s okay because as chairman of Senior Care Group, Vaughan pretty much owns the place. “We operate 22 facilities,” Vaughan said. It’s a long story from the day the(…)

New Craft Store Joins Brandon Community

New Craft Store Joins Brandon Community

  By Libby Hopkins Jaime Gukeisen of Brandon wants the community to come and party at her house. No, Gukeisen is not having a community party, but she is opening a new craft business called Party At My House. She loves throwing parties and making crafts with her five daughters, so she decided to turn(…)

Burns Middle School Soccer Team Sports Undefeated Season, Shaves Coach’s Head

Burns Middle School Soccer Team Sports Undefeated Season, Shaves Coach’s Head

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Master Deputy Roger Bradley, a 20 year veteran and a School Resource Officer for the past eight years enjoys his assignment of keeping his eyes on the teachers, staff and students that attend Burns Middle School. But as the school soccer coach, this year Bradley had another reason(…)

Bill Andrew Adds Year Round Holiday Tree To Superior Residences Of Brandon

Bill Andrew Adds Year Round Holiday Tree To Superior Residences Of Brandon

  By Sandra Meyer A new tradition has begun at Superior Residences of Brandon Memory Care. The lobby at the center no longer has just a Christmas tree, but now features a holiday tree. The idea is the brainchild of one of its employees, Bill Andrew. He is the Life Enrichment Assistant at Superior Residences.(…)

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(…)