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Topgolf hiring to fill 450 positions at site near Brandon

Topgolf hiring to fill 450 positions at site near Brandon

Here’s some advice for anyone applying for one of 450 jobs at the Topgolf site in Brandon: Don’t forget to wear your Santa suit, or bring your drum set.
Published: 10/07/14
Updated: 10/08/14
Aptly titled cookbook is nonsense-free

Aptly titled cookbook is nonsense-free

It takes a special gift to know when to get all fancy with a cookbook title and when to play it dead straight. I’d say “Just Friggin’ Cook!” gets right to the friggin’ point.
Published: 10/01/14
For some, Party Artsy provides therapy along with art

For some, Party Artsy provides therapy along with art

Karen Dowd, of South Tampa, suffered a serious stroke but has found a positive way to cope — with every brush stroke she makes with a paintbrush. Dowd participated recently in a Party Artsy art class, an event that has been popping up all over...
Published: 10/01/14
Crafting cards for soldiers

Crafting cards for soldiers

BRANDON — Over the years, the Holiday Cards for Troops endeavor has grown into two hands-on opportunities for residents in the Greater Brandon area to craft decorated cards for deployed soldiers.
Published: 10/01/14

Cancer survivor promotes Fore the Kids Golf Classic

BRANDON — Four years after facing his own cancer diagnosis, Robert Tewes is gearing up for the third annual golf tournament aimed to support the FishHawk-based One World, One Child charity and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation....
Published: 10/01/14
‘Avid haunters’ find costumes, decor at Halloween Express

‘Avid haunters’ find costumes, decor at Halloween Express

Richard Cabrera has a term he uses to describe why he and his wife, Karen, operate a seasonal store for Halloween shoppers in Brandon.
Published: 10/01/14

Local actress describes movie-making experience

BRANDON – Almost 100 actors, mostly from Florida, many from the greater Brandon area, performed in “The Investigator,” a movie filmed at Bell Shoals Baptist Academy in Brandon.
Published: 10/01/14
Brandon-filmed movie released on DVD

Brandon-filmed movie released on DVD

BRANDON — “The Investigator,” an award-winning Gabriel’s Messenger Films feature film that hit theaters in September 2013 is now available on DVD at Walmart stores.
Published: 10/01/14
One person’s trash is another’s prize-winning treasure

One person’s trash is another’s prize-winning treasure

DOVER — The Hillsborough County Extension office has come up with a winning way to increase environmental awareness. This is the eighth year it has sponsored a Recycled Yard Art competition, which encourages people to practice the Three Rs: re...
Published: 10/01/14
A Christmas tale – 10 years in the making

A Christmas tale – 10 years in the making

BRANDON — “A Donkey’s Little Tale” by R. Mitchell (Ronni) Scott, of Valrico, is being released today by Ambassador International.
Published: 10/01/14