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Army veteran opens new barbecue restaurant in Riverview

Army veteran opens new barbecue restaurant in Riverview

RIVERVIEW – Following several years where restaurants have failed to thrive in the strip of shops across from Riverview High School, one army veteran believes he has found the recipe to success.
Published: 11/26/14
Playing video games requires muscle power at this YMCA

Playing video games requires muscle power at this YMCA

SEFFNER — The North Brandon Family YMCA, 3097 S. Kingsway Road, has found an engaging way to motivate kids to get fit — they must pedal a bike, row or dance to power video games.
Published: 11/26/14
Math teacher seeks funding to reach students

Math teacher seeks funding to reach students

TAMPA — Timothy Nolan wants to give his students a chance to apply advanced math principles to real-life situations — by teaching them to build electric guitars.
Published: 11/26/14

Get the lowdown on the draw down for Social Security

BRANDON — Greed drew Howard “Howie” Angeloni into financial services — but not the kind of hunger that draws negative headlines.
Published: 11/26/14

Fighting cancer with hope, health and support

Shelley Ellis had a message of hope at a dance party staged by Music Showcase, marking the culminating event in its annual October Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraising drive.
Published: 11/26/14
Grant to provide technology, music programs to A Kid’s Place

Grant to provide technology, music programs to A Kid’s Place

BRANDON — AT&T and A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay, Inc. have joined together to provide technology equipment and music and arts programming to the children at A Kid’s Place in Brandon. A $30,000 grant will promote academic achievemen...
Published: 11/26/14
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