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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Brandon News

What phone tone can tell us

I dialed her familiar phone number and knew as soon as she said hello that something was wrong. There was a quiet softness to her voice instead of the usual energy in her greeting.
Updated one month ago
CARE animal shelter to host annual poker run

CARE animal shelter to host annual poker run

RUSKIN – Folks throughout South Shore are invited to get their motors runnin’ for Saturday’s second annual Cruisin’ for Critters CARE-a-Van.
Updated one month ago
I’m checking my list, so far so good

I’m checking my list, so far so good

I never gave the subject much thought until I came across a poll called “100 Foods to Eat Before You Die” that apparently has ricocheted off walls of Facebook for several years now.
Updated one month ago
Memories of mother and gardening

Memories of mother and gardening

My mother was about the most casual gardener I’ve ever known. She was never greatly concerned about the gardens that always surrounded our homes, but she greatly enjoyed the flowers. And there always were some, even though she didn’t se...
Updated one month ago
Man accused in Brandon rape hours after release from prison

Man accused in Brandon rape hours after release from prison

A man who had been out of prison for a matter of hours sexually assaulted a female who picked him up and allowed him to sleep at her home, deputies said.
Updated one month ago
Comedy for a cause set to raise funds for festival

Comedy for a cause set to raise funds for festival

RIVERVIEW — A night of comedy, starring Tim Wilkins, will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at The Regent, 6437 Watson Road.
Updated one month ago
Gardening
Make the most of your edible herbs

Gardening Make the most of your edible herbs

There are quite a few herbs — like parsley and thyme — that will likely die out when the summer rains start. And there are many herbs that last year-round and grow so well that we can always have plenty....
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Cancer foes raise more than a half-million in donations

Cancer foes raise more than a half-million in donations

BRANDON — The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life season is well under way, with more than a half-million dollars in contributions attributed to the Southeastern Hillsborough County relays alone.
Updated one month ago
Awards recognizes those who have overcome obstacles

Awards recognizes those who have overcome obstacles

TAMPA — For 29 consecutive years, every Hillsborough County public middle and high school has chosen a student to receive the Turnaround Achievement Award for overcoming an obstacle or significantly changing their lives for the better regarding...
Updated one month ago

‘Taste of Brandon’ moves to new venue, splits from business expo

BRANDON — A Brandon tradition is returning in May but with some changes, including a split focus, a closer location and activities planned for children and their families.
Updated one month ago