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Three adults, three children escape fire at Lithia home

Three adults, three children escape fire at Lithia home

Fire officials credited smoke alarms with waking up three adults and three children who escaped a two-alarm blaze at their Lithia home early Saturday.
Published: 06/20/15
No passport needed for these cool dinner destinations

No passport needed for these cool dinner destinations

I imagine Hades has nothing on us during the summer. It’s so hot a brief walk around the block with the pups and I melt like Muenster cheese in the microwave (and so do they).
Published: 06/17/15
Improper pruning can be costly and ruin the aesthetics of your landscape

Improper pruning can be costly and ruin the aesthetics of your landscape

The two best rules for success in landscaping is: Work with nature rather than against it, because Mother Nature will always win. And put the right plant in the right place.
Published: 06/17/15

The chance to be of use

Oscar and I love shopping for antiques. It’s an old habit we developed early in our marriage, after finding a shop in Ephreta, Pa., which had an attic full of them. Over the years we bought a wooden hand-crank wall telephone, an oak time-punch...
Published: 06/17/15
Not yet 10 years old, Jack Saville needs a new heart

Not yet 10 years old, Jack Saville needs a new heart

ODESSA — Jack Saville is 9 years old. He wasn’t expected to make it that far.
Published: 06/17/15
Chamber message highlights Bucs’ 40th season themes

Chamber message highlights Bucs’ 40th season themes

RIVERVIEW — Red was the color of the day at The Regent for this month’s annual membership luncheon hosted by the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, featuring the chief ticketing officer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers....
Published: 06/17/15
Brandon Outreach Clinic a winner at Taste of the Derby

Brandon Outreach Clinic a winner at Taste of the Derby

RIVERVIEW — About $35,000 was raised at Brandon Outreach Clinic’s recent Taste of the Derby fundraiser to help the uninsured working poor of the Brandon community.
Published: 06/17/15

‘Little Monsters’ seeks young artists

BRANDON — Center Place officials are looking for more than a few young artists to submit their works for an art show in July.
Published: 06/17/15
Newcomers Club makes its largest donation to Ruskin women’s shelter

Newcomers Club makes its largest donation to Ruskin women’s shelter

SOUTH SHORE — Leaders of Mary & Martha House, a local women’s shelter for abandoned and abused women and their children, were recently stunned by a $4,000 donation from a Brandon organization.
Published: 06/17/15
Artist’s wooden quilts a cut above the ordinary

Artist’s wooden quilts a cut above the ordinary

BRANDON — When the Brandon Piecemakers Quilt Guild wanted to do something special for guys in honor of Fathers’ Day, it invited Fraser Smith, who carves quilts from wood, to be its presenter. The guild members also invited their husband...
Published: 06/17/15