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Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014

Brandon News

Give the gift that keeps giving this season: Help hungry families

Give the gift that keeps giving this season: Help hungry families

BRANDON — Looking for an unusual gift for the person who has everything?
Published: 11/12/14
Event features singing, games and local authors

Event features singing, games and local authors

BRANDON — The Brandon Barnes & Noble, 122 Brandon Town Center Drive, will start the holiday season with Discovery Weekend, Nov. 21-23.
Published: 11/12/14
United in pink: Breast cancer awareness takes to the field

United in pink: Breast cancer awareness takes to the field

BRANDON — Opponents and their supporters throughout the month of October stood united in the fight against breast cancer, with the color pink the play of the day under Friday night lights at high school football games throughout the Greater Br...
Published: 11/12/14
Eagle Scout’s honor, remembering Zach

Eagle Scout’s honor, remembering Zach

When Connor Hickie was officially recognized for his Eagle Scout rank, not far from his mind was his childhood friend Zachary Douglas McCarthy, whose parents and siblings were in attendance to pay tribute to the bittersweet ending to a boy scout ...
Published: 11/12/14

Mirror, mirror on the wall

It’s big, it’s bulky and it’s full of memories. I was going to give it to Goodwill, but I can’t. It speaks too many languages – the language of love, of expectations, of anticipation, of pride, of hope, of dreams. I...
Published: 11/11/14
There’s more hope for saving our citrus

There’s more hope for saving our citrus

Gail Hubbell of Hubbell Nursery, 2610 E. College Ave., Ruskin, called me about my last article on citrus spray and said if a spray doesn’t have a pesticide in it, then it won’t do the job. So to be safe I’m now also using what sh...
Published: 11/11/14
Thanksgiving dinner for two – part two

Thanksgiving dinner for two – part two

Last week I wrote about how several years ago we decided to take it easy and stay put for Thanksgiving. The prospect of turkey dinner for two didn’t quite have the feel of “holiday” to me.
Published: 11/04/14
Updated: 11/11/14
Dogs are the stars of competition at strawberry festival grounds

Dogs are the stars of competition at strawberry festival grounds

PLANT CITY – Canines of all sizes, personalities and breeds competed for top dog at the Brandon Florida Kennel Club dog show at the Florida Strawberry Festival grounds.
Published: 11/07/14
Car Haggler takes all the worry out of car buying

Car Haggler takes all the worry out of car buying

SOUTH SHORE – Prior to the thrilling moment when a new car owner sits behind the wheel for the first time, there are anxious hours of car lot hopping, grueling negotiations and reams of paperwork.
Published: 11/07/14
Teaching at Riverview High no small act for new drama director

Teaching at Riverview High no small act for new drama director

RIVERVIEW – There were no first-day jitters for Casey Vaughan as she walked through the doors of Riverview High School to assume responsibility for the school’s award-winning theater program at the start of the school year.
Published: 11/04/14