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Peace memorial considered at veterans park Pearl Harbor remembrance

Peace memorial considered at veterans park Pearl Harbor remembrance

TAMPA — A memorial to peace might one day take its place in Hillsborough County’s Veterans Memorial Park, thanks to the remarks of a war-weathered nonagenarian, whose keynote remarks as both an advocate for prisoners of war and a surviv...
Updated: 18 hours ago
Teens share ways to handle bullies

Teens share ways to handle bullies

RIVERVIEW — Students from the East Bay High School group Students Against Violence Everywhere Club recently visited the Riverview campus of Pepin Academies to discuss ways to handle bullies. Pepin Academies serve students with various learning...
Updated: 18 hours ago
New tree, company bring Center Place tradition to life

New tree, company bring Center Place tradition to life

BRANDON — Motorists traveling Parsons Avenue from Lumsden Road to Brandon Boulevard won’t be hard-pressed to see the town Christmas tree floating in the lake outside the Sandy Rodriguez Center, home to both the Center Place Fine Arts & ...
Updated: 18 hours ago
Giving and getting the ‘best gift’ ever

Giving and getting the ‘best gift’ ever

A grandfather, a high school football coach, a stay-at-home mom and a recovering alcoholic recently were among the volunteers at the cold weather shelter in Brandon who offered their views on the best gifts to give and get this holiday season.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Restaurant celebrates opening with chamber ribbon cutting

Restaurant celebrates opening with chamber ribbon cutting

The new Bob Evans Restaurant, Tampa Gateway in Seffner, jumped into December with a grand opening and ribbon cutting hosted by the Greater Seffner Area Chamber of Commerce. The Seffner Bob Evans is one of a handful in the United States that is based ...
Updated: 19 hours ago
New mosque being built in Brandon

New mosque being built in Brandon

BRANDON – A diamond-shaped concrete building is going up at 1006 Victoria Street in Brandon, across the street from Brandon High School. It will become the permanent home of the Islamic Center of Brandon.
Updated: 19 hours ago
100-year-old extension service keeps up with times

100-year-old extension service keeps up with times

SEFFNER — The Hillsborough County Extension Service, 5339 County Road 579, is 100 years old this year and continues to offer relevant information for free to the public.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Physician chooses South Shore as home for new practice

Physician chooses South Shore as home for new practice

RIVERVIEW – The continued population growth and anticipated opening of St. Joseph’s Hospital-South is bringing a spate of new physicians to South Shore. Dr. Orlando Portal – an internist who recently opened his own medical practi...
Published: 12/11/14
Visiting Santa’s Workshop at MOSI brings out creativity

Visiting Santa’s Workshop at MOSI brings out creativity

Once wasn’t enough to satisfy the ingenious minds of Younglee Kwon’s four young children.
Published: 12/10/14

Brandon chamber hears message of tradition-based unity

BRANDON — Speaking as both a chamber member and leader, Michael Matthews took on the tone of an evangelizing minister when he spoke to his colleagues at the monthly membership luncheon of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 2 at Th...
Published: 12/10/14