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Thursday, Jan 29, 2015

Brandon News

Nutrition program offered at Brandon Senior Center

BRANDON — Some older adults in Hillsborough County will be eating better, thanks to the Next Steps to Better Nutrition program developed by the National Council on Aging and the American Heart Association.
Published: 01/28/15

Crash in Mango leaves drivers in critical condition

A car and pickup truck collided in Mango late Friday, leaving both drivers hospitalized in critical condition.
Published: 01/24/15

‘Lost’ wallet scam costs woman $30,000 in cash, jewelry

A couple who convinced a Riverview woman to hand them more than $30,000 in cash and jewelry in a Sam’s Club parking lot were very convincing, deputies said.
Published: 01/23/15
Dividing bromeliads can be prickly

Dividing bromeliads can be prickly

One of the wonderful aspects of bromeliads is the way they multiply. Many times I’ve dug up a clump, pulled each rosette of leaves away from the other, and then replanted or re-potted them with room to spread again.
Published: 01/22/15

My broken dishwasher and an unexpected journey

Life is definitely an adventure and one thing can lead to another with totally unanticipated consequences. Today my dishwasher stopped working and as a result I had a truly poignant memory-visit with my mother.
Published: 01/22/15

Florida guitar builders gather in Brandon

BRANDON — The Florida Guitar Makers Association met Jan. 10 at the home of luthier Jim Ethington, of Brandon.
Published: 01/21/15
Foster families enjoy dinner, gifts at Lions’ clubhouse

Foster families enjoy dinner, gifts at Lions’ clubhouse

LIMONA — Twenty-nine foster children enjoyed a visit from Santa Claus and the Rough Riders Krewe at the Brandon Lions Club’s Arthur Schmidt Hall. Every year the Brandon Lions prepare dinner and a party for local children who don’...
Published: 01/21/15

Show is director’s favorite all-time comedy

VALRICO – Vinnie Natale, director of the Village Players’ 2015 production of Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off!,” played Garry Lejeune/Roger in the troupe’s 2008 presentation when Brendon Jacoby directed it.
Published: 01/21/15

Writer’s first published novel includes mystery, murder and romance

BRANDON — Brandon resident Ken Caffey’s newly published first novel, “Smoke Screen,” is a typical murder mystery with the customary plot twists, humor, murders and lost treasure, without the usual bad language and steamy s...
Published: 01/21/15

Village Players note venue’s 100th year

VALRICO — The historic James McCabe Theater, formerly the Valrico Civic Club, built in 1915, is 100 years old. To celebrate this milestone, the Village Players will present a year of blockbuster shows in the building at 506 Fifth St....
Published: 01/21/15