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For some, Party Artsy provides therapy along with art

For some, Party Artsy provides therapy along with art

Karen Dowd, of South Tampa, suffered a serious stroke but has found a positive way to cope — with every brush stroke she makes with a paintbrush. Dowd participated recently in a Party Artsy art class, an event that has been popping up all over...
Updated: 11 mins ago
Crafting cards for soldiers

Crafting cards for soldiers

BRANDON — Over the years, the Holiday Cards for Troops endeavor has grown into two hands-on opportunities for residents in the Greater Brandon area to craft decorated cards for deployed soldiers.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Cancer survivor promotes Fore the Kids Golf Classic

BRANDON — Four years after facing his own cancer diagnosis, Robert Tewes is gearing up for the third annual golf tournament aimed to support the FishHawk-based One World, One Child charity and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation....
Updated: 1 hour ago
‘Avid haunters’ find costumes, decor at Halloween Express

‘Avid haunters’ find costumes, decor at Halloween Express

Richard Cabrera has a term he uses to describe why he and his wife, Karen, operate a seasonal store for Halloween shoppers in Brandon.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Local actress describes movie-making experience

BRANDON – Almost 100 actors, mostly from Florida, many from the greater Brandon area, performed in “The Investigator,” a movie filmed at Bell Shoals Baptist Academy in Brandon.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Brandon-filmed movie released on DVD

Brandon-filmed movie released on DVD

BRANDON — “The Investigator,” an award-winning Gabriel’s Messenger Films feature film that hit theaters in September 2013 is now available on DVD at Walmart stores.
Updated: 1 hour ago
One person’s trash is another’s prize-winning treasure

One person’s trash is another’s prize-winning treasure

DOVER — The Hillsborough County Extension office has come up with a winning way to increase environmental awareness. This is the eighth year it has sponsored a Recycled Yard Art competition, which encourages people to practice the Three Rs: re...
Updated: 1 hour ago
A Christmas tale – 10 years in the making

A Christmas tale – 10 years in the making

BRANDON — “A Donkey’s Little Tale” by R. Mitchell (Ronni) Scott, of Valrico, is being released today by Ambassador International.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Staff reflects on the making of Brandon landmark ‘Beef ‘O Brady’s

Staff reflects on the making of Brandon landmark ‘Beef ‘O Brady’s

BRANDON — Construction had just begun on the Interstate 75 link west of Brandon; Westfield Brandon mall was only a blueprint on an architect’s drawing table; and buffalo wings were still a novelty when Jim Mellody opened his first Beef ...
Published: 09/24/14
Event to raise money for Blessed Bottoms diaper bank

Event to raise money for Blessed Bottoms diaper bank

Debi Rucker, of FishHawk, the executive director of Blessed Bottoms Diaper Bank, said her organization collects diapers for families that might otherwise be forced to choose between food, shelter or diapers. Infants need up to 10 diapers a day, which...
Published: 09/24/14