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Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

Brandon News

A vital tool that can save a life

Sandi didn’t sound too well when I phoned her. My lifelong friend – we were born on the same day at the same hospital – told me she had used a ladder in the kitchen to reach for something, missed the last rung and fallen onto the...
Updated: 7 hours ago
The skinny on food-related gifts

The skinny on food-related gifts

Christmas is a week away and if you’re like me, you’re busier than a bee, bunny or beaver – so I’ll get right to it.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Gardening
55 monarch caterpillars almost died of starvation

Gardening 55 monarch caterpillars almost died of starvation

Those of us who raise monarch butterflies often have to buy new milkweed to replenish our supply. We usually go to Kerby’s in Brandon, because it almost always has some.
Updated: 8 hours ago
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...
Published: 12/17/14
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...
Published: 12/17/14
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 & ...
Published: 12/17/14
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.
Published: 12/17/14
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 ...
Published: 12/17/14
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.
Published: 12/17/14
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.
Published: 12/17/14