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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

Brandon News

Chalking it up to art at Center Place

BRANDON — Quick on the heels of the 17th annual Halloween Horribles Parade, Center Place organizers will be setting up for their next major event, a chalk walk and art festival in partnership with both the Brandon League of Fine Arts and the G...
Published: 10/15/14
‘Night of a Thousand Stars’ puts focus on diversity

‘Night of a Thousand Stars’ puts focus on diversity

BRANDON — A formal night of celebration for people with disabilities is returning for a second year to the Brandon community, bolstered by a $1,000 donation from one of the area’s oldest service clubs.
Published: 10/15/14

Village Players scare up a spooky October

VALRICO — The Village Players will premiere “The Legend of Frankenstein” by local playwright Carlton Jones, starring Mitchell Spencer as Victor Frankenstein and Todd DuPriest as the Creature, Oct. 17, beginning with a fundraising...
Published: 10/15/14

Guide dog user group hosts Oktoberfest fundraiser

TREASURE ISLAND — The National Association of Guide Dog Users will host their own Oktoberfest fundraiser Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Lions Beach House, 9300 W. Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island.
Published: 10/15/14

Motorcyclist critically injured in crash at Hard Rock casino

A motorcyclist was critically injured early Tuesday in a crash near the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, troopers said.
Published: 10/14/14
Cupcake Festival, apple torte and more reasons why I love October

Cupcake Festival, apple torte and more reasons why I love October

Those baby pumpkins and unusual gourds I’ve been tempted to buy at the supermarket are just the beginning of the good things the month of October brings. Their orange, red and brown tones remind me of a crisp autumn day in Minnesota, where I w...
Published: 10/08/14
Folks flock to Doggone Holistic to keep their pets healthy

Folks flock to Doggone Holistic to keep their pets healthy

LITHIA – For most dog and cat owners, pets are part of the family. Their full-time jobs are providing unconditional love, endless loyalty and even security.
Published: 10/08/14
This guy’s a master of many things

This guy’s a master of many things

John Starnes made his living as a landscaper in both Denver and Tampa. He was also a garden columnist for the two metropolitan newspapers and wrote magazine articles, as well.
Published: 10/08/14
Wounded Army veteran receives mortgage-free home

Wounded Army veteran receives mortgage-free home

RIVERVIEW – When Building Homes for Heroes gifts a house to a wounded veteran and his family, it does so in patriotic style.
Published: 10/08/14
Photographer captures Florida’s stunning skies

Photographer captures Florida’s stunning skies

Andrew Vernon, 26, said most of his landscape photography is captured within an hour of the Tampa Bay area, where the skies are typically friendly for his photographic art.
Published: 10/08/14