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Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Brandon News

Aptly titled cookbook is nonsense-free

Aptly titled cookbook is nonsense-free

It takes a special gift to know when to get all fancy with a cookbook title and when to play it dead straight. I’d say “Just Friggin’ Cook!” gets right to the friggin’ point.
Updated: 10 hours ago
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: 18 hours 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: 19 hours 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: 19 hours 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: 19 hours 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: 19 hours 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: 20 hours 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: 20 hours 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: 20 hours 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