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South Shore & Brandon

  1. A Kid's Place couple goes from house parents to parents

    News

    BRANDON — When Daniel and Cindy Clare began volunteering at A Kid's Place, their intentions were clear.

    Daniel Clare spends time with children at A Kid’s Place in Brandon. Clare and his wife have adopted three children.
  2. Chamber elevates Taste of Brandon with new date, location

    Events

    One of the things Christine Michaels, new executive director of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, said she wanted to change when she took over chamber leadership earlier this year was the Taste of Brandon. She thought interest could be infused and boosted if the event stood on its own at an east Hillsborough …

    Cali Viejo owner Edgar Vallejo participated in the 2014 Taste of Brandon event. Now as the operator of the Barn at Winthrop, he will host the 2015 Taste of Brandon.
  3. Teacher's book tells Jesus' story through the eyes of children

    Religion

    BRANDON — Burns Middle School teacher Belinda Kramer didn't expect to write youth fiction.

    Christian author Belinda Kramer will sign copies of her book at Barnes and Noble in Brandon on June 20.
  4. Sun City Center retired admiral reflects on fall of Saigon

    Military

    SUN CITY CENTER — April 29, 1975, carries much significance in American history.

    Retired Navy Rear Adm. Larry Chambers, right, a resident of Sun City Center, commanded the Midway during the fall of Saigon.
  5. For seniors, fall prevention expo May 27 in Brandon

    Life Times

    Better Living for Seniors Hillsborough plans to use Wednesday, the 22nd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day, as an educational platform on healthy lifestyles and fall prevention.

    A 2014 fall prevention event drew folks to Dunedin’s Hale Senior Activity Center. Better Living for Seniors Hillsborough has an event May 27 at the Brandon Community Center.
  6. FishHawk mother-daughter duo punches their way to tae kwon do black belts

    Community

    LITHIA — When you see a 4-foot-2, 56-pound 11-year-old girl, you might not expect her main accessory to be a black belt knotted around her waist.

    FishHawk residents Emily Hollinger and her mother, Jessica Hollinger.
  7. New Asian flavors in Westchase, new salon downtown, pizza galore in SouthShore and Brandon

    Business

    Tin Drum Asiacafé recently opened its first Florida location in the Bay Arbor Plaza at 3689 Tampa Road.

    Tin Drum Asiacaf?, at 3689 Tampa Road in Oldsmar, mixes traditional Asian fare with bold flavors.
  8. Churches offering plenty of kid options for the summer

    Religion

    This time of year, parents often ask themselves, what are my kids going to do all summer now that school is almost out?

  9. MyMacDill campaign gathers momentum

    Macdill

    Gov. Rick Scott calls it an "important part of our state's history."

    Mayor Bob Buckhorn points to the people.

    A Navy crew preps an F-18 Hornet for its flight in January at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.
  10. Stacey Efaw leaves ECHO, Changes at Emergency Care Help Organization

    Human Interest

    BRANDON — A new beau, a new city and a new chapter in her life have led Emergency Care Help Organization executive director Stacey Efaw to leave her job after 13 years of service to the nonprofit group and the community.

    Stacey Efaw departs ECHO for ABF Behavioral Health, handling community relations.