brandon area

Resident Remembers When Gas Cost 28 Cents

Resident Remembers When Gas Cost 28 Cents

Ever wonder what it would be live to be 100 years old? How about 103? Just ask Bloomingdale resident Florence Geurink, who recently celebrated her 103rd birthday. Geurink has survived two World Wars, the Great Depression, she has seen man walk on the moon, gone from horse and buggy to modern car and seen much […]

Engines Rev For ECHO Car Show

Looking to flaunt your car this February? Then why not take part in the First Annual Charity Car Show taking place at Lifestyles Family Fitness, helping locally-known charity Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO) in the process. Taking place on Saturday, February 21, at Lifestyles, located at 623 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon, car enthusiasts, alongside their […]

Stowers Honored With School Naming

By Michelle Caceres Hillsborough County School Board named the Lithia elementary school located adjacent to FishHawk Ranch after Richard “Dick” Stowers, 79, a local civic leader and businessman that revolutionized the funeral business in the Brandon area. Born in Hillsborough County, Stowers grew up in the Palm River area when Brandon was just a sleepy […]

Feed The Bay Event To Help The Needy

By Donna M. Rogers Based on the motto, “Together we can do more,” 14 churches in the Brandon area and two grocery store chains will join forces to combat hunger and poverty in a practical way. Due to the overwhelming basic needs of our community,

Public Meeting To Discuss Lithia Pinecrest Road Project Development & Environmental (PD&E) Study

Public Meeting To Discuss Lithia Pinecrest Road Project Development & Environmental (PD&E) Study Hillsborough County, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), will hold a public meeting to discuss the Project Development and Environmental Study for Lithia Pinecrest Road in the Brandon area. The Study evaluates the proposed widening of Lithia Pinecrest Road […]

Eye On Business

Photographers Recognized Local photographers Edward Booth and Betty Huth, owners of Huth and Booth Portrait Gallery, recently received the Florida Service Award for service to the profession at the Florida Professional Photographers Annual Convention. “We both were honored to receive the Florida Service Award given for service to the profession,” says Booth. “Receiving this award […]

Soccer Program for Challenged Youth

Thanks to TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) many mentally and physically challenged youth in the Brandon area, from ages 5 years and up, will have the opportunity to be a part in a busy athletic season while playing soccer. “The program is both social as well as athletic, designed for children and some young […]

Taste Of India Now Open

If you desire a trip to India, but are unable to do so, perhaps Taste of India restaurant can fulfill that craving. Opened only a little over a month ago, Taste of India delivers multifarious spices, an authentic atmosphere and foods that reflect the wide, regional diversity of India to serve the Brandon area. “There […]

Come Meet Your Congressmen August 20

On Wednesday, August 20, the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce will feature Brandon area congressmen at a congressional update luncheon. Congressman Adam Putnam and Congressman Gus Bilirakis will be in attendance. The congressmen represent Florida’s 9th and 12th Congressional Districts which encompass the Brandon area. Located along the gulf coast, the 9th Congressional District spans […]

Westfield Brandon Cash 4 Class Begins

 In the midst of reduced spending on education, Westfield Brandon will present more than $17,500 to schools in the greater Brandon area. Cash 4 Class at Westfield Brandon, in its third year, is a program that encourages local families and friends to show their school spirit by shopping at the mall over a two-month period […]