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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?

  6. 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.
  7. 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. 
  8. Ministry offers health fair at Brandon Community Center

    Health

    John Hayes Family Ministries, in collaboration with Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation and local medical professionals and providers, will host a Health and Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Brandon Community Center, 502 E Sadie St. The event is focused on the elderly, youth and homeless.

    Minister John Hayes has organized a health fair on Saturday in Brandon. He’s shown here in a recent family photo.
  9. Panini's expands to Westchase, Davis Islands gets coffee bar and more Starbucks in SouthShore

    Business

    What started out as a Cleveland late-night spot for beer and sandwiches has turned into a full service restaurant with 18 locations.

    Panini’s Westchase location is at 12227 W Linebaugh Ave. in the former Stone Chase grill site.
  10. Newsome High School Wolves are Class 8A softball champs

    Softballpreps

    The euphoria over Newsome High School's softball team winning the Class 8A state title continued this week.

    The Newsome High School Wolves — the new Class 8A state softball champs — celebrate on Saturday at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach. “It’s unreal to win this,” catcher Hannah Pridemore said. It was the Lithia high school’s first state championship.   The Newsome High School Wolves — the new Class 8A state softball champs — celebrate on Saturday at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach. “It’s unreal to win this,” catcher Hannah Pridemore said. It was the Lithia high school’s first state championship.