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Thursday, Nov 27, 2014

Brandon News

Fledgling brewery to help fund UT scholarship

Clay Keel of Plant City’s Two Henrys Brewing Company recently announced he would be honoring the legacy of Henry Flagler and Henry Plant with donations to the Chiselers University of Tampa scholarship fund.
Published: 11/04/14
Brandon Academy to offer ninth grade next school year

Brandon Academy to offer ninth grade next school year

BRANDON — Brandon Academy, a United States Department of Education blue-ribbon school, will open a new high school for the 2015-16 school year. They will start with ninth grade the first year and add a grade each successive year. They plan to ...
Published: 11/04/14
Children’s desire to learn glassblowing inspires mother

Children’s desire to learn glassblowing inspires mother

SEFFNER — Arlene Summers and her four children know what it’s like to be down on their luck — and rebound, thanks to hard work, sacrifice, and keeping a good attitude.
Published: 11/04/14
Ave Maria closes, memories burn bright

Ave Maria closes, memories burn bright

For 28 years, Ave Maria was the gift shop to go to in Brandon for religious-themed items. But now that the doors are locked, what is left to remember are the stories shared and the friendships made through the course of commerce.
Published: 11/04/14

Rowing team captains hail from Brandon area

BRANDON — Crews from around the country and county have been rowing their sleek shells on the calm Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa since 1941.
Published: 11/04/14

Community Service Forum matches volunteers with charities

VALRICO — Nonprofit agencies seeking volunteers and students looking for the right place to help are invited to find one another at a Community Service Forum sponsored by the Community Roundtable.
Published: 11/04/14
Gardening
A garden of true naturalists

Gardening A garden of true naturalists

Years ago I met Joni Hartzler at the Florida State Fairgrounds where we both were asked to judge horticultural booths before the fair started. Twice since then, she and her husband Gary Krotz have come to my open garden....
Published: 10/30/14
November’s fishing forecast looks good

November’s fishing forecast looks good

It’s almost November. The weather’s a little cooler, and it’s a bit more comfortable to be outdoors. The month kicks off the annual migration of fish headed for warmer waters south of our area or into the local rivers. Fish will ...
Published: 10/30/14

Sheriff: Women stole $4,200 in purses from Westfield Brandon mall

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two women it says were caught on surveillance video shoplifting designer purses worth thousands of dollars from the Westfield Brandon mall.
Published: 10/29/14

Brandon ’86 Rotary set for fish fry, festival and canoe challenge

Back for a 22nd year — with a renewed focus and a first-ever “Monster Canoe Challenge” — is the Brandon ’86 Rotary Club Denizens of the Deep Fish Fry & Festival, set for Nov. 1 at Rotary’s Camp Florida off La...
Published: 10/29/14