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Simple trip revives memories of Brandon’s past

Simple trip revives memories of Brandon’s past

Everything I’m about to write is true to my memory, even the part about my sister riding her horse bareback on Kings Avenue across State Road 60 in the middle of “rush hour” traffic.
Published: 09/23/16

Ice Sports Forum in Brandon unfreezes new offers

BRANDON — The Ice Sports Forum, under new management, has thawed out some new ideas while continuing to serve as the primary practice facility for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Published: 09/17/16
For 105 years, Valrico resident has simply ‘lived good’

For 105 years, Valrico resident has simply ‘lived good’

VALRICO — Iva Lee Haygood Bell has lived through both World Wars.
Published: 09/17/16
Brandon’s New Horizons looks to provide for more special needs adults

Brandon’s New Horizons looks to provide for more special needs adults

BRANDON — Peter Watkins remembers back to the early 1990s, when the idea to establish a home in the community for developmentally challenged adults was being tossed around by him and a handful of fellow church members at First Baptist Church B...
Published: 09/16/16
Up-and-coming Christian music group Unspoken comes to Valrico

Up-and-coming Christian music group Unspoken comes to Valrico

Christian music group Unspoken will perform with opening artist, Cole Jennette, at 7 p.m. Friday at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, 604 N Valrico Road in Valrico.
Updated one month ago
Dining review: Portillo’s brings a taste of Chicago to Brandon

Dining review: Portillo’s brings a taste of Chicago to Brandon

What I ate: On this visit, the wife and I opted for Portillo’s signature Chicago-style hot dogs along with an order of cheese fries and two strawberry shakes. The menu also features cheeseburgers — which I enjoyed in a previous visit &#...
Updated one month ago
Tandoor brings exotic South Indian cuisine to Brandon

Tandoor brings exotic South Indian cuisine to Brandon

What I Ate: Curry houses can be found in almost every corner in my native England. But Indian cuisine is still something of a novelty in Tampa Bay, so I was delighted to find a variety of meat and vegetarian dishes on the menu at Tandoor.
Updated: 2 months ago
Shriners provide enriching experiences at Camp Care-A-Lot

Shriners provide enriching experiences at Camp Care-A-Lot

BRANDON — Leigh Dittman, a longtime patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa, recently spent her second consecutive year serving as a counselor at the Shriners’ Camp Care-A-Lot.
Updated: 2 months ago
One year later, Bass Pro has become center of burgeoning development in Brandon

One year later, Bass Pro has become center of burgeoning development in Brandon

BRANDON — Last July, the parking lot to Bass Pro Shops was flooded with hundreds of people welcoming the outdoors retailer to Tampa Bay.
Updated: 2 months ago
Brandon keeps buzzing by drawing Dave & Buster’s and Carvana

Brandon keeps buzzing by drawing Dave & Buster’s and Carvana

BRANDON — Exciting developments keep coming to Brandon.
Updated: 2 months ago