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Friday, May 22, 2015

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Rays come out swinging in 11-3 rout of Twins

Rays come out swinging in 11-3 rout of Twins

The Rays backed Chris Archer with a 19-hit attack, led by Evan Longoria and James Loney, and Archer did the rest, dominating the Twins for six innings in an 11-3 rout.
Published: 05/17/15
Elks present nearly $16,000 in awards, scholarships

Elks present nearly $16,000 in awards, scholarships

BRANDON — Every May, the Brandon Elks Lodge hosts the Youth Awards Banquet for local students who are productive, caring members of their schools and communities.
Published: 05/13/15

Strawberry Crest chosen as demo site for math program

PLANT CITY — Only five schools in the United States have been selected as national demonstration schools for College Board’s SpringBoard math program, and Strawberry Crest High is one of them. The four other schools are in Quakertown, P...
Published: 05/13/15

Cottage-industry crafters wanted

Grace United Methodist Church at Fishhawk, 5708 Lithia-Pinecrest Road, will host its third annual Christmas in July Church Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 18 and seeks applications from crafters and vendors who want to participate....
Published: 05/13/15
‘Roots,’ star Burton visits Brandon Academy

‘Roots,’ star Burton visits Brandon Academy

Brandon Academy students were treated to a special presentation when Hollywood legend and PBS television series “Reading Rainbow” host LeVar Burton visited.
Published: 05/13/15
Act now to participate in Brandon’s Fourth of July parade

Act now to participate in Brandon’s Fourth of July parade

BRANDON — Spring is in the air, but summer is gaining ground, with early June deadlines announced for this year’s Greater Brandon Fourth of July Parade.
Published: 05/13/15
Two candidates announce for honorary mayor

Two candidates announce for honorary mayor

BRANDON — Two women have stepped up to run in this year’s charity race for honorary mayor of Brandon, an annual tradition tied to the Greater Brandon Fourth of July Parade.
Published: 05/13/15
Voodoo lily is one of a very unusual plant family

Voodoo lily is one of a very unusual plant family

Decades ago someone called me and told me I had to go see a plant he’d never seen before and was pretty sure I hadn’t either. He didn’t have a name for it, just the address of where it was located. I was younger then, more curiou...
Published: 05/13/15
Here’s a back-pocket recipe that’ll always have your back

Here’s a back-pocket recipe that’ll always have your back

As I sat at the computer, lamenting the fact that I’d spent too much time cruising the Internet when I should have been writing, the clock on the screen said 5:10 p.m.
Published: 05/13/15
Golf tournament to raise funds for Riverview football team

Golf tournament to raise funds for Riverview football team

RIVERVIEW – Riverview High School football coach Michael Thornton will temporarily turn his attention from punting to putting in an attempt to raise funds for the Sharks’ football program.
Published: 05/13/15