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Brandon News

Needy kids will again have stockings filled

Needy kids will again have stockings filled

BRANDON — Every November, the Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Brandon fills Christmas stockings for disadvantaged children. Deputy Chris Brown, of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office community outreach division, and her squad members di...
Published: 11/26/14
Holiday meals are food for thought

Holiday meals are food for thought

Fragrant gingerbread cookies handed to a neighbor. Steaming cinnamon-garnished cider sipped with a friend. Turkey and cranberry relish passed among family members. Sure, the food’s important, but relationships matter more, said Amanda Magadan,...
Published: 11/26/14
North Brandon Family YMCA welcomes new director

North Brandon Family YMCA welcomes new director

SEFFNER — Darren Dannelly of Lakeland, former executive director of the YMCA’s Camp Cristina, has taken the helm of the North Brandon Family YMCA.
Published: 11/26/14

Tree lighting at Center Place a Brandon tradition

BRANDON — The 30th annual lighting of the Brandon Christmas tree at Center Place will feature a new tree, Santa in person and performances from myriad groups, including a colorful and creative rendition of “The Twelve Days of Christmas&...
Published: 11/26/14

Tennis and swim club carry on

VALRICO — What was once part of Buckhorn Springs Golf and Country club enjoyed its time in the spotlight.
Published: 11/26/14
Brandon Lions Club donates Nook eReaders to schools

Brandon Lions Club donates Nook eReaders to schools

The Brandon Lions Club recently donated 10 Nook eReaders to Brandon schools – five to Mann Middle School and five to McLane Middle School. Picture are, at McLane, Brandon Lions Club
Published: 11/26/14
Valrico hosts first Tampa Bay area One-on-One Doubles Tournament

Valrico hosts first Tampa Bay area One-on-One Doubles Tournament

VALRICO — Anudeep Kodali, a high school senior and blue chip tennis recruit from Fayetteville, N.C., won the fourth leg of the USTA/Florida One-on-One Doubles Grand Prix Tournament Circuit Nov. 1 at Buckhorn Springs Tennis and Swim Club. He re...
Published: 11/26/14
Deputies: Man in photo stole $800 in jeans from Brandon mall

Deputies: Man in photo stole $800 in jeans from Brandon mall

Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect they say shoplifted $800 worth of jeans from the Macy’s at the Westfield Brandon mall.
Published: 11/20/14
Flowers make this gardener happy

Flowers make this gardener happy

Barbara Blasband has lived in her home in south Brandon since 1970, but her current garden has all been done since she retired in 2012. She was too busy working before that. There was some grass, some mulch and a few plants before, but now there ...
Published: 11/20/14
Residents escape, dog dies in fire at Tampa home

Residents escape, dog dies in fire at Tampa home

Two people escaped safely but their dog apparently died in a fire that destroyed a home east of Tampa early Thursday, officials said.
Published: 11/20/14