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Tennis program for special needs athletes nets great results

Tennis program for special needs athletes nets great results

TAMPA PALMS — Clay Adams acknowledged there are not enough words to describe how much he enjoys being a volunteer youth coach for the Tennis for Fun program.
Published: 02/03/16

Brandon Community Meeting unites social service providers

BRANDON — A couple years ago, people whose mission is helping people in the Brandon area started getting together monthly to share information and improve services. Now called the Brandon Community Meeting, the group meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ...
Published: 02/03/16
Fast-pitch softball league preps girls for college

Fast-pitch softball league preps girls for college

BRANDON — Dan Carney, coach and president of the Brandon Softball league, said no one goes undrafted in this fast-pitched softball league. On a recent Tuesday night under the lights of Rogers Field at Sadie Park in Brandon, girls in the Ponyta...
Published: 02/03/16

Portillo’s Chicago-style eatery now hiring

BRANDON – Construction at the northwest corner of Brandon Boulevard and Lakewood Drive is progressing as Chicago-based Portillo’s, famous for its hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches, prepares to make its Florida debut.
Published: 02/03/16
Neighborhood cheesesteak shop expands with new food truck

Neighborhood cheesesteak shop expands with new food truck

BLOOMINGDALE — When some people think Philly, they visualize Santa Claus being bombarded with snowballs at Veterans Stadium, Rocky Balboa or the Broad Street Bullies.
Published: 02/03/16
NHL veterans grow sport with ‘Street Lightning’ program

NHL veterans grow sport with ‘Street Lightning’ program

Although there aren’t any frozen ponds for playing ice hockey in sunny Tampa, NHL veterans would like to see the sport grow.
Published: 02/03/16
Tree will nurture new memories at Sadie Park

Tree will nurture new memories at Sadie Park

BRANDON — A few years ago at Brandon Recreation Center, known locally as Sadie Park, a huge, 200-year-old oak became diseased and had to be cut down. When a second large oak fell this summer, it took out the park’s playground and elimin...
Published: 02/03/16
Greater Riverview Chamber honors eight at annual awards gala

Greater Riverview Chamber honors eight at annual awards gala

RIVERVIEW – Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce members filled the grand ballroom at The Regent this month to celebrate 50 years of chamber life and recognize their peers.
Published: 01/27/16
Updated: 01/31/16
Deputies: Tampa man impaired while driving wrong way in Brandon

Deputies: Tampa man impaired while driving wrong way in Brandon

A Tampa man faces a charge of DUI after Hillsborough County deputies say he was driving the wrong way on Palm River Road in Brandon on Tuesday night.
Published: 01/27/16

Resident seriously injured in Palm River house fire

A resident was seriously injured in a house fire in the Palm River area of Tampa early this morning.
Published: 01/27/16