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Brandon News

Midlife Spices: It’s the price we pay

Midlife Spices: It’s the price we pay

I was in a class at the Community Church College when I heard a man, a total stranger to me, voice a truism I’ve been living with.
Published: 03/11/15
Gardening: Great treasures hide in backyard gardens

Gardening: Great treasures hide in backyard gardens

Most of us put our best plants in the front of our homes — not only so they will show to the street, but also to see them each time we come or go. But some people have other ideas.
Published: 03/11/15
Table Scraps: This is one hummus you’ll want to eat

Table Scraps: This is one hummus you’ll want to eat

I’ve been cooking for so long I can pretty much look at a recipe and taste it. I suspect it’s much like a musician who can look at a score and hear the music.
Published: 03/11/15

Actors needed for Village Players production of ‘Nunsense’

VALRICO – The Village Players community theater will stage Dan Goggin’s “Nunsense” May 29, 30, June 5, 6, 12 and 13 and needs five actors, capable of singing and dancing, to play nuns. Open auditions will take place at 7 p...
Published: 03/11/15
Valrico author chronicles love story in book

Valrico author chronicles love story in book

VALRICO – Asbury “Buddy” Rogers Jr. was joyously married to Margie Hall Rogers for 55 years. She was a beautiful kind, loving, caring, warm, thoughtful person and the sweetheart of his life, he said. It devastated him when she su...
Published: 03/11/15

Brandon area artists take home honors at Strawberry Festival

PLANT CITY — Many professional and amateur visual artists from the greater Brandon area took home ribbons and/or cash awards at the 2015 Florida Strawberry Festival Fine Art Show presented by the East Hillsborough Art Guild. The contest was ju...
Published: 03/11/15
Community Roundtable hands out citizen awards, scholarships

Community Roundtable hands out citizen awards, scholarships

Recognized as one of Brandon’s “caring supporters,” Jean Ippolito has been named the newest recipient of the Alice B. Tompkins Community Service Award.
Published: 03/11/15

Summerfield golf tournament to benefit K9 for Warriors

The shotgun starts begin at 1 p.m. April 18 for a Bloomingdale Homeowners Association golf tournament in Summerfield, to benefit K9s for Warriors, a nonprofit organization connecting rescue dogs and military heroes suffering from post-traumatic stres...
Published: 03/11/15
Brandon Academy breaks ground on its high school expansion

Brandon Academy breaks ground on its high school expansion

BRANDON — Tricia Rudolph, school psychologist at Brandon Academy Private School, said the school recently broke ground on a new gymnasium and classroom building, just part of the campus expansion needed to help the school transition into offer...
Published: 03/11/15
Rep. Ross Spano turning heads by singing at community events

Rep. Ross Spano turning heads by singing at community events

Ross Spano’s elected position to the Florida House of Representatives isn’t the only reason he’s been a key invitee to local community events.
Published: 03/11/15