Friday, December 15, 2017

Brandon & South Shore News

Henderson: Leaving your home is very overrated

Henderson: Leaving your home is very overrated

Our question for this morning: How long can we really survive without leaving our house? Society is driven by the necessity of interacting with other people. The rhythm of life means leaving our homes for work so we can make money to buy necessities ...
Published: 12/01/17
Updated: 12/04/17
‘Underdog’ status continues to drive former Bucs safety

‘Underdog’ status continues to drive former Bucs safety

TAMPA — Call Tony Covington an underdog.No really, please do.Underdogs, by definition, are the expected losers of a situation.But Covington, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety, says he embraces a term from which others may recoil."People have under...
Published: 12/01/17
Updated: 12/04/17

Deputies: Riverview brothers, shot by bar owner they confronted with baseball bat, in critical condition

RIVERVIEW — Two brothers are in critical but stable condition after a Friday shooting at a bar, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.Jeffrey S. Long, 69, and Stephan M. Long, 55, both of Riverview, were undergoing treatment Saturday ...
Published: 12/01/17
Updated: 12/02/17
Brandon woman’s entrepreneurial makeover leads to permanent makeup

Brandon woman’s entrepreneurial makeover leads to permanent makeup

BRANDON — It took a life-threatening event for Missy Duncan to make some life-altering changes.Her eureka moment came while visiting her mother, Mary Allgoevers, in the hospital three years ago."She was literally on her death bed and everybody who ca...
Published: 12/01/17

Altman: County’s Veterans Park to commemorate Pearl Harbor with memorial, new center

Every year, Americans pay homage to those killed on Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.This year, in Hillsborough County, the commemorations will take on additional meaning.Hillsborough County and local veterans welcome two major a...
Published: 11/30/17
Updated: 12/04/17
Highly-touted chef graces Brandon cafe

Highly-touted chef graces Brandon cafe

BRANDON — Cinzia Cripe likens Giorgio Ruggeri’s culinary capabilities to those of a fine artist who’s been given a blank canvas."He starts with the colors — the ingredients — and creatively makes it what he wants," said Cripe, an Italian native who i...
Published: 11/30/17
Updated: 12/04/17
Center Place prepares for two big holiday events

Center Place prepares for two big holiday events

BRANDON — The Center Place of Fine Arts, 619 Vonderburg Drive, will host two holiday events this week.The Holiday Tea with Songs of the Season will be held at 2:30 p.m. today (Dec. 3). Attendees can enjoy high tea with specialty teas, decadent desser...
Published: 11/30/17
Updated: 12/04/17
Holiday Hopes: Maria evacuees search for a little help after landing in Tampa

Holiday Hopes: Maria evacuees search for a little help after landing in Tampa

The concrete house in the Puerto Rican countryside town of Arecibo had been in Sheila Reyes’ family for generations; the stately old tree in the yard had weathered so many storms. It took the wrath of Hurricane Maria, which made landfall on the islan...
Published: 11/29/17
Updated: 12/03/17
Dungy continues to share reading lessons at Colson Elementary

Dungy continues to share reading lessons at Colson Elementary

SEFFNER — As a second grade teacher at Colson Elementary School, Rebecca Donnell often asks her students about things like comprehension and author’s purpose after they read stories. She challenges them to explain the meaning of the words they just r...
Published: 11/29/17
Updated: 12/01/17
Winthrop Arts stages annual tree lighting ceremony

Winthrop Arts stages annual tree lighting ceremony

RIVERVIEW — Winthrop Arts, 11267 Winthrop Main St., presents the 11th annual Winthrop Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:30 p.m. today (Dec. 1). The free community event will help bring in the Christmas season. From 6:30-7:15 p.m. attendees can enjoy holid...
Published: 11/29/17
Updated: 12/01/17