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Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

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Kids can cool off at new water park

BRANDON — Rotary’s All Persons Playground at Clayton Park, 800 S. Parsons Ave., now has a splash pad accessible to children of all ages and abilities. About 100 people attended the Aug. 23 ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially opened ...
Published: 09/17/14
Leadership Brandon spots open, service projects sought

Leadership Brandon spots open, service projects sought

BRANDON — Spots are available for the 2015 class of Leadership Brandon, a networking group founded on the premise that leaders grow out of a concerted effort to learn more about the inner workings of civic and community undertakings....
Published: 09/17/14
Valrico artist, sculptor to share work at ‘Genesis’ exhibit

Valrico artist, sculptor to share work at ‘Genesis’ exhibit

Artist and sculptor Jason Shiver, of Valrico, said he started working in the ship-fitting trade in 2003 as part of the ranger program at Tampa Bay Ship Building and Repair.
Published: 09/17/14
Bike trail receives improvements

Bike trail receives improvements

LITHIA — Two of the top-rated mountain bike trails in Florida are located in Lithia: Alafia River State Park, 14326 S. County Road 39, and Balm-Boyette Scrub Preserve, 13998 Balm Boyette Road, according to Singletracks Mountain Bike Blog follo...
Published: 09/17/14
Seeds of Faith Community Garden looking for more gardeners

Seeds of Faith Community Garden looking for more gardeners

Eleanor Saunder’s of Brandon, the missions coordinator at Bay Life Church, feeds her own seeds of faith when she prays inside the church — as well as literal seeds that she sows in the church’s backyard garden.
Published: 09/17/14
Couple dances their way to top at national championships

Couple dances their way to top at national championships

PLANT CITY – Lelia Blevins said she had to trick her husband Carl into taking their first lesson in ballroom dancing.
Published: 09/17/14

Falling is serious business in Sun City Center

The National Council on Aging has designated September as National Fall Prevention Month in order to increase awareness of the dangers of falling for seniors. According to recent national statistics, every 15 seconds an adult in this country is treat...
Published: 09/16/14

The only thing missing is the sand

One year, magnolias draped the stair railings and costumed Southern belles graced the room. Another year brought Paris street scenes to life. And yet another year saw a proliferation of Western shirts and cowboy hats.
Published: 09/16/14
Palm Court Restaurant and Bar celebrates grand opening

Palm Court Restaurant and Bar celebrates grand opening

KINGS POINT – More than 250 residents and their guests partied at the grand opening of The Palm Court Restaurant and Bar Sept. 6 at the Kings Point South Club, 1224 Newpoint Loop.
Published: 09/16/14
Chicken with rice rivalry this Saturday at Festival del Sabor

Chicken with rice rivalry this Saturday at Festival del Sabor

Almost every family I know has it’s own recipe for arroz con pollo – aka chicken with rice – and each thinks that theirs is the best.
Published: 09/16/14

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