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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Brandon News

Ti plants set off any scene

Ti plants set off any scene

We had a flower shop in Ohio in the early ‘60s, and I went to design classes to learn all I could. The best thing I learned was that we could send $5 to a man called A. James in Orlando and he would send us a box of tropical foliage, including...
Updated: 35 mins ago

Time-travel in our living room

It comforted me to kiss my father goodbye yesterday despite the fact that he passed away 20 years ago. The opportunity presented itself and I took full advantage of the moment. After years of procrastination, Oscar and I embarked on a time-travel adv...
Updated: 39 mins ago
Injured, sick animals have new rescue to call home

Injured, sick animals have new rescue to call home

RIVERVIEW – Cecelia Nieves has a soft heart when it comes to injured and abused animals. She has worked with them as a certified veterinary technician at Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service since 2009. ...
Updated: 52 mins ago
Kitchen shortcuts make cooking so much easier

Kitchen shortcuts make cooking so much easier

As I pushed my shopping cart through the aisles of Publix last week, I found myself trying to bury – I blush to say – a box of cake mix. There it was, a silent testimony to the occasional shortcuts I take in my kitchen. I felt a twinge ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Journey Church joins National Back to Church Sunday

Journey Church joins National Back to Church Sunday

The Rev. Dan Reid, lead pastor of Journey Church in Brandon, said his Christian congregation is joining national movement of churches across America in reaching out and inviting their local community to “ReCONNECT to Church” on Sept. 21 f...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Dream Award winner beats the odds like a boss

BRANDON — Jennifer “Fox” Haddock, who battled homelessness while earning an education to be a medical assistant at Tampa General Hospital, was named the recipient of the 2014 Dream Award scholarship from Everest University-Brandon. ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Grieving parents find solace with Compassionate Friends

Grieving parents find solace with Compassionate Friends

BRANDON — They gather monthly, a group of strangers whose ties are quickly forged. Their meetings would have been better left unrealized — for they are predicated by the death of a child.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Pink-themed fall ride to support breast cancer fight

Pink-themed fall ride to support breast cancer fight

BRANDON ­— Asking for a pony is not unheard of among the young, and Diana Galia is no exception. Only she never really asked for Glory, the horse that has been hers for more than half her life.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Food drive benefits local agencies, students

Food drive benefits local agencies, students

BRANDON – Everest University-Brandon recently wrapped up its “Get UR Cans to School” food drive by raising more than 600 cans of nonperishable food items to benefit local agencies Cynthia Pinckney Ministries and ECHO – Eme...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Can area retail establishments turn down legal tender?

RIVERVIEW — A Valrico man recently got a surprise when he went to pay for his breakfast.
Updated: 5 hours ago