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Brandon News

Midlife spices: Grandchildren and a new look at an old book

As we all grow older, it’s human nature to make mistakes and do things we regret. Sometimes we can correct our mistakes and other times it’s too late. But I had an interesting experience this week that offered a third option — le...
Published: 12/31/14
Gardening: Even unusual lots can have lovely gardens

Gardening: Even unusual lots can have lovely gardens

When Wanda and Alan Butler bought their three-quarters of an acre in south Brandon, there was a rise of 17 feet from the road to the back of the lot. They left the slight hill in the front and made a level area for their house. Then they put a wall f...
Published: 12/31/14

Brandon’s Center Place rethinks patron party

BRANDON — If you followed the yellow brick road to this year’s Wizard of Oz-themed Center Place patron party, your presence marked the end of an era for the annual event that has earned its place in town lore for 30 years....
Published: 12/31/14
Brandon fabric shop moves to larger location

Brandon fabric shop moves to larger location

BRANDON — Carmen Wilson hopes there will be no more turning people away from sewing and quilting classes after her store, Gigi’s Fabric Shop, opens Jan. 2 in its new, larger location at La Viva Plaza, 706 W. Lumsden Road....
Published: 12/31/14
Trainers, coaches help people get fit for New Year’s resolutions

Trainers, coaches help people get fit for New Year’s resolutions

BRANDON — Losing weight is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, but experts say most people trade their workout shoes for flip-flops or slippers within 90 days. In Hillsborough County, some people take advantage of the great ...
Published: 12/31/14
Deputies: Women used stolen credit cards at Brandon mall

Deputies: Women used stolen credit cards at Brandon mall

Hillsborough County deputies are searching for three women accused of charging more than $1,000 in merchandise with stolen credit cards.
Published: 12/31/14
Christmas surprise: Driver plows into house in Dover

Christmas surprise: Driver plows into house in Dover

A Dover family got an unwelcome Christmas gift early Thursday morning — a car that plowed into their house, causing significant damage.
Updated: 1 months ago
Brandon Eagles reach out to Lopez students

Brandon Eagles reach out to Lopez students

SEFFNER — For the second consecutive year, PTA mom Jayne Alfieri volunteered to assist at the Christmas party for kindergartners hosted by the Brandon Eagles at their lodge on Front Street in Valrico.
Updated: 1 months ago
Bikers touch hearts at Cookson Hills Toy Run

Bikers touch hearts at Cookson Hills Toy Run

TAMPA — Linda Martin hasn’t missed a run since 2000, and there’s good reason why she loads up her motorcycle with gifts the first Saturday in December for the Cookson Hills Toy Run....
Updated: 1 months ago
Women’s whimsical style adds magic to outdoor spaces

Women’s whimsical style adds magic to outdoor spaces

BRANDON — Tammy Perkins, of Brandon, has a creative spark that allows her to get a big return from little things.
Updated: 1 months ago