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Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

Brandon News

What to do when there’s no more space

My husband and I are burdened by the same affliction. We are savers. Right now, I’m sitting in my office surrounded by a clutter of souvenirs that run the gamut of my life – from my first baby shoes that my father filled with plaster an...
Published: 02/10/16
Salt marsh nursery brings real-life learning to the classroom

Salt marsh nursery brings real-life learning to the classroom

RIVERVIEW – Nestled between two academic buildings behind the Riverview High School gymnasium, a newly planted salt marsh nursery has brought together the efforts of the school’s environmental club members, Tampa Bay Watch workers and v...
Published: 02/10/16
Free seminar to address identity theft, scams and fraud

Free seminar to address identity theft, scams and fraud

RIVERVIEW – Barbara Jones knows firsthand the danger of letting your guard down when it comes to protecting yourself against identity theft, scams and tax and Medicare fraud.
Published: 02/10/16
‘Gold Rush’ tourney part of chamber’s 50th anniversary celebration

‘Gold Rush’ tourney part of chamber’s 50th anniversary celebration

RIVERVIEW – A flight for not-so-serious golfers has been added to this year’s Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce golf tournament, which in its 22nd year is paying homage to the chamber’s golden anniversary.
Published: 02/10/16
A year after bullets pierce home, nothing has been fixed

A year after bullets pierce home, nothing has been fixed

TAMPA — It’s been just over a year since Dawn Bryan heard the thunks coming from her back wall and cringed when the window in her toddler’s bedroom shattered. Still, the Lithia mom continues to relive that day....
Published: 02/07/16
Updated: 02/08/16
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