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Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

Brandon News

Sabor once again brings ‘flavor’ to Ybor

Spanish music, traditional dances and the aroma of Spanish foods will engulf Ybor City on Saturday during the ninth edition of the Festival del Sabor.
Published: 09/17/14
Artist’s work is going to the dogs

Artist’s work is going to the dogs

TAMPA – For Tampa artist John LaFree, it truly is a dog’s life.
Published: 09/17/14

Absolute auctions set for closeout sale of antiques

BRANDON – Everything’s for sale by auction and everything must go at the newly closed Cinder-Ella’s Antiques, Collectibles and Gifts store in Brandon, at the southeast corner of Parsons Avenue and Robertson Street.
Published: 09/17/14

September is National Preparedness Month

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY — September, National Preparedness Month, is a good time to “Be disaster aware — take action to prepare,” according to the detailed and infor- mative federal govern- ment website www.ready .gov....
Published: 09/17/14
Julestarz Academy turns heads with ‘Aladdin’

Julestarz Academy turns heads with ‘Aladdin’

LITHIA – A magical performance of “Aladdin” garnered a third-place award for the Julestarz Academy for the Performing Arts Company Dance Team at the Star Dance Alliance World Championships in August at the Meadowlands Exposition ...
Published: 09/17/14

Kids can cool off at new water park

BRANDON — Rotary’s All Persons Playground at Clayton Park, 800 S. Parsons Ave., now has a splash pad accessible to children of all ages and abilities. About 100 people attended the Aug. 23 ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially opened ...
Published: 09/17/14
Leadership Brandon spots open, service projects sought

Leadership Brandon spots open, service projects sought

BRANDON — Spots are available for the 2015 class of Leadership Brandon, a networking group founded on the premise that leaders grow out of a concerted effort to learn more about the inner workings of civic and community undertakings....
Published: 09/17/14
Riverview boy in Reba McEntire’s ‘Pray for Peace’ video

Riverview boy in Reba McEntire’s ‘Pray for Peace’ video

RIVERVIEW — For a 6-year-old kid, John John Humphreys has a lot of acting credits. Newest on his list is a cameo role in Reba McEntire’s video called “Pray for Peace.”
Published: 09/17/14
Valrico artist, sculptor to share work at ‘Genesis’ exhibit

Valrico artist, sculptor to share work at ‘Genesis’ exhibit

Artist and sculptor Jason Shiver, of Valrico, said he started working in the ship-fitting trade in 2003 as part of the ranger program at Tampa Bay Ship Building and Repair.
Published: 09/17/14
Bike trail receives improvements

Bike trail receives improvements

LITHIA — Two of the top-rated mountain bike trails in Florida are located in Lithia: Alafia River State Park, 14326 S. County Road 39, and Balm-Boyette Scrub Preserve, 13998 Balm Boyette Road, according to Singletracks Mountain Bike Blog follo...
Published: 09/17/14