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South Shore & Brandon

  1. Years after tragic boating accident, ex-USF football player Nick Schuyler achieves dream of opening gym

    Human Interest

    LUTZ — Nick Schuyler stands on a fenced patio, admiring the work he has put into opening his first gym.

    Sky Athletix owner Nick Schuyler, 29, right, trains Jim Sullivan, 62, his client of six years, this month at the gym in Lutz. Sky Athletix is set for a grand opening in November.
  2. Hunters, dogs take on wild hogs in Hillsborough County

    Environment

    PLANT CITY

    The dogs run ahead, passing through the spotlight as the handlers follow in a muddy pickup, weaving around trees and splashing through bogs near Plant City.

    Derrik Glass prepares one of the team’s dogs earlier this month for a feral hog hunt in Hillsborough County. The dogs wear protective collars along with transmitters that can be monitored from an electronic device.
  3. Riverview residents hope theater development adds restaurant, retail options

    News

    RIVERVIEW — An undeveloped tract on Riverview's western edge could be bustling with an eatery, shops and a 14-screen movie theater in a little more than a year.

  4. Atlas Professional Services among businesses honored by Brandon Chamber

    Business

    Winning a Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce small business of the year award capped off quite a year for Atlas Professional Services and founder Gregory Zolkos.

  5. Brandon church rallies for families dealing with Alzheimer's

    Religion

    For First Presbyterian Church of Brandon member Dorothy Kuettner, the Walk to End Alzheimer's happening Saturday in Tampa represents hope.

    From left, Barbara Warner, Kathie Riek and Dorothy Kuettner have seen dementia affect their mother, Dorothea Landres.
  6. East Bay Fishing Report for Oct. 31

    Outdoors

    What's hot: Snook and redfish are on fire. The fish are staging in the creeks, canals and backwater passes in droves. Seeing more than 30 snook on the right tide is not uncommon. The recent spawns have lots of pups swarming the baits, but the big mamas are there, too.

  7. Hillsborough real estate transactions for Oct. 31

    Real Estate

    APOLLO BEACH

    511 Islebay Dr., to James P. Kelly by Herbert G. Beal Jr., $495,000, 09-22-2014.

  8. Slate of Hillsborough high school football games will be a treat

    Footballpreps

    TAMPA — The weather is cooling down, the days are getting a little shorter and Linus is still looking for the Great Pumpkin. The holiday season is bearing down on us and all this means one thing for area football fans — the playoffs are right around the corner.

  9. Seafood lovers delight over events in Ruskin, Brandon

    Events

    Seafood lovers rejoice.

    Whether it's deep-fried fish, battered shrimp or raw oysters, delicacies from the deep sea will be plentiful in the SouthShore and Brandon area at two annual events this weekend.

    The Ruskin Seafood Festival runs Saturday and Sunday, and the Brandon ’86 Rotary Club’s Denizens of the Deep Fish Fry Festival is Saturday.
  10. Find A Friend: Molly The Green-Eyed Lady Cat

    Pets

    Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center

    As the '70s rock group Sugarloaf might say, this green-eyed lady arrived stray, strolling slowly towards the sun. Molly, 2, is a purrfectly healthy, short-haired pal of six pounds that loves to give and receive affection. Dressed in love, you might say she lives for life to …

     As the ‘70s rock group Sugaloaf might say, this green-eyed lady arrived stray, strolling slowly towards the sun. Molly, 2, is a purrfectly healthy, short-haired pal of six pounds that loves to give and receive affection. Dressed in love, you might say she lives for life to be — with you, that is. Adopt Molly (ID#24163337) fully vaccinated, spayed, microchipped and more at the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, now open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.