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Friday, Apr 17, 2015

Brandon News

Deputies seek gunman from I-4 drive-by shooting

Gunshots were fired from one vehicle into another as they traveled side-by-side on Interstate 4 in east Tampa, hitting the driver and a passenger early Friday, deputies said.
Updated: 11 hours ago

Stranger asks girl for sex at Brandon school bus stop, deputies say

Hillsborough deputies are warning parents after a stranger asked a girl for sex at a school bus stop in Brandon earlier this month.
Published: 04/16/15
Wal-Mart meeting with workers from closed Brandon store

Wal-Mart meeting with workers from closed Brandon store

BRANDON — Managers with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. held meetings Thursday morning for hundreds of workers who will lose their jobs after the company abruptly shuttered a Brandon store — and at least four other stores nationwide — for s...
Published: 04/16/15
It’s all in the family at Patel Conservatory’s ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

It’s all in the family at Patel Conservatory’s ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Seven-year-old Blaze Hunter Flasterstein is thrilled.
Updated: 15 hours ago

Remembrance of things past

I was born in 1941 in the Washington, D.C., area and lived there for more than 59 years. Wisdom has it that home is where the heart is, and I agree. But I’d extend that to say that home is also where our memories lie. I’ll be returning ...
Published: 04/15/15
Brandon bash offers open garden tours

Brandon bash offers open garden tours

There are few treats for gardeners better than wandering through people’s gardens, and this Saturday will be a fine opportunity. At no cost but your traveling expenses you can visit four very different gardens in the Brandon, Riverview and Val...
Published: 04/15/15
Turn to bison for a healthy, delicious change of pace

Turn to bison for a healthy, delicious change of pace

Demonstrating yet again my devotion to explore food trends, I recently tossed the family and a cooler in the car and headed to Punta Gorda for some bison meat.
Published: 04/15/15
Trainers team up to create online gym for intense workouts

Trainers team up to create online gym for intense workouts

BRANDON — During their Ignite Fitness boot camps at Saladino Park in Brandon, certified personal trainers Drew Preiss and Jessica Massey lead students in intense workouts under the blue skies and puffy white clouds. The rest of the week, thoug...
Published: 04/15/15
Finding new pets at shelter’s ‘First Saturday Celebration’

Finding new pets at shelter’s ‘First Saturday Celebration’

Sharrol Patt came to the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center to take home a dog. That was good news for 11-month-old Bentley, a terrier mix, whose puppy-hyper ways fit in nicely with Patt’s expectations....
Published: 04/15/15

Get rid of sensitive info on paper, electronics at Rotary’s charity event

BRANDON — The Rotary Club of Tampa East will present an opportunity to shred papers with sensitive information and turn surplus electronics into scrap from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25 in the Publix parking lot, 939 W. Brandon Blvd....
Published: 04/15/15