TBO.com: Tampa Bay Online, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times - breaking news and weather.
Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

Brandon News

New Big Bend YMCA preparing to open for summer camp

New Big Bend YMCA preparing to open for summer camp

Special Correspondent
Updated: 12 hours ago
Hide the Cheetos, my sister is coming

Hide the Cheetos, my sister is coming

My twin sister, Janet, is coming for a visit and she's bringing her healthy paleo lifestyle to our mostly healthy doorsteps. So long as she doesn't try to take the Cheetos out of my mouth, which is an easy way to loose a finger, our time together wil...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Vietnam ceremony in Brandon to mark war program’s 50th anniversary

Vietnam ceremony in Brandon to mark war program’s 50th anniversary

BRANDON — For Walt Raysick of Brandon, his time in Vietnam, from 1969 to 1970, accounted for only a short time of his collective 30 years of service with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines.
Published: 03/25/15
Updated: 03/27/15
All dogs are Irish in March at O’Brien’s

All dogs are Irish in March at O’Brien’s

Weeks shy of his second birthday, Deklyn McVeitty, with his blonde hair and blue eyes, sported a very green spirit at the St. Puppies Day Dog Show and Parade at O’Brien’s Irish Pub and Grill.
Published: 03/25/15

Kiwanis Club ready for poker run

BRANDON - Members of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Brandon are gearing up for the club's third annual poker run, aimed to support youth programs in area schools, including the Terrific Kids leadership program at more than 20 elementary schools in the G...
Published: 03/25/15
Sean Rice says goodbye to Irish pub O’Brien’s

Sean Rice says goodbye to Irish pub O’Brien’s

BRANDON - Sean Rice was sporting orange - not green - at the annual St. Puppies Day Dog Show and Parade at O'Brien's Irish Pub and Grill in Brandon, a sign that something was different about this year's St. Patrick's Day celebrations....
Published: 03/25/15
Special Olympics

Special Olympics

The 2015 Area Special Olympics were held at the University of South Florida Saturday, March 14. More than 600 athletes from Hillsborough and Polk Counties competed in tennis, track and field, cycling, volleyball, soccer, bocce and the Motor Activitie...
Published: 03/25/15

Dinner theater season starts with ‘Mary Poppins’

VALRICO — The Village Players will present the musical, “Mary Poppins,” beginning April 3 at the historic James McCabe Theater, 506 Fifth St.
Published: 03/25/15
Giveaways provide transportation to those in need

Giveaways provide transportation to those in need

VALRICO - Friday the 13th of March was a lucky day for three local families who were presented cars, courtesy of The National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides program with Gerber Collision and Allstate Insurance Co. at Gerber Collision and Glass, 2...
Published: 03/25/15
Dual enrollment a high school option at HCC at The Regent

Dual enrollment a high school option at HCC at The Regent

RIVERVIEW - Spring is in the air, which means deadlines for summer enrollment are near, and that's relevant for high school students in the Greater Brandon and Riverview area who seek both an early taste of college and a challenging way to cut colleg...
Published: 03/25/15