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A garden of true naturalists

Gardening A garden of true naturalists

Years ago I met Joni Hartzler at the Florida State Fairgrounds where we both were asked to judge horticultural booths before the fair started. Twice since then, she and her husband Gary Krotz have come to my open garden....
Updated: 18 hours ago
November’s fishing forecast looks good

November’s fishing forecast looks good

It’s almost November. The weather’s a little cooler, and it’s a bit more comfortable to be outdoors. The month kicks off the annual migration of fish headed for warmer waters south of our area or into the local rivers. Fish will ...
Updated: 18 hours ago

Sheriff: Women stole $4,200 in purses from Westfield Brandon mall Video

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two women it says were caught on surveillance video shoplifting designer purses worth thousands of dollars from the Westfield Brandon mall.
Published: 10/29/14

Brandon ’86 Rotary set for fish fry, festival and canoe challenge

Back for a 22nd year — with a renewed focus and a first-ever “Monster Canoe Challenge” — is the Brandon ’86 Rotary Club Denizens of the Deep Fish Fry & Festival, set for Nov. 1 at Rotary’s Camp Florida off La...
Published: 10/29/14
From gardening to art, homeowner makes her mark

From gardening to art, homeowner makes her mark

BRANDON — Roxanne Tobaison and Coleen Bentson are artists of a very different nature, with watercolors the medium of choice for Tobaison, and plants, shrubs, trees and dirt the means through which Bentson makes her mark with meadow-like garden...
Published: 10/29/14
On location with the Brandon League of Fine Arts

On location with the Brandon League of Fine Arts

BRANDON — Antoinette Gaynor scrolled through the pictures on her camera, sharing the sights she captured at a paint-out arranged by the Brandon League of Fine Arts at a River Hills home in Valrico.
Published: 10/29/14

FishHawk Ranch no-charge concerts seek food donations

FISHHAWK RANCH — Live music, non-perishable food items and community camaraderie come together this fall at Concerts for a Cause in FishHawk Ranch, supporting Feeding America Tampa Bay, a hunger-relief agency that works with local food banks to...
Published: 10/29/14
Make-A-Wish funds teen’s trip to FFA convention

Make-A-Wish funds teen’s trip to FFA convention

Brandon High School senior Ashley Denslow couldn’t stop smiling Oct. 15 as wish granters Donna Bossuyt and Krista Parker of the Make-A-Wish Foundation told her they were fulfilling her request at a surprise party they organized at her home....
Published: 10/29/14

Tickets on sale for ‘Appointment with Death’

PLANT CITY — Agatha Christie’s 1945 thriller, “Appointment with Death,” will be presented by the Durant High School drama department at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 through 8 in the school auditorium, 4748 Cougar Path....
Published: 10/29/14

Pets-For-Vets special at county’s pet center this weekend

Hillsborough County’s Pet Resource Center, the county’s animal shelter, invites the community to its First Saturday Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the facility, 440 N. Falkenburg Road. The event will kick off...
Published: 10/29/14