Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Clayton Park in Brandon closed through August for renovations


Park closed through August for changes

Clayton Park, the home of South Brandon Little League, will remain closed through the end of August while work crews complete $150,000 worth of renovations. The project at the Parsons Avenue park includes new fencing and parking improvements, as well as upgrades in the dugouts, batting cages, and bench and scoring table areas.


Coast Guard Auxiliary looking for volunteers

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 74 seeks volunteers to assist in recreational boating safety checks, boating education, marine environmental protection and other duties. The volunteer group meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at J.C. Handley Park, 3006 S Kings Ave., Brandon. Members must be U.S. citizens and at least 17 years old. The flotilla also puts on a boating safety program at 8:30 a.m. the third Saturday of every month. For more information, call 1-800-704-4216 or go to


Nomination forms for doctor awards online

The Brandon Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its inaugural Successful Doctors Awards. Categories include: primary care physician, specialty medical doctor, doctor of chiropractic medicine, surgeon and doctor of medicine/orthodontics. Nominations are due Aug. 7. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in March. Self-nominations are accepted. For more information, call the Chamber at (813) 689-1221. Nomination forms are available at

Plant city

Health clinic to give kids immunizations

St. Joseph's Children's Mobile Health Clinic will be in Plant City from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 6 and Sept. 3 to provide physicals and immunizations to kids in need. To receive vaccines, patients under the age of 18 must fall under one of the following categories: be enrolled in Medicaid, have no health insurance, be an American Indian or Alaskan native or be covered by insurance that doesn't provide immunizations. Parents or guardians must bring a photo ID and a copy of children's shot records. To schedule an appointment, call (813) 752-8700.


Gardening, water use workshops on Aug. 19

The Hillsborough County Extension will hold workshops on gardening and efficient outdoor water usage Aug. 19 at the extension office, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner.

"Compost Happens," which runs from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., is about recycling garden trimmings and kitchen scraps to create organic soil. "Water-Wise" is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and will teach attendees about efficient landscape watering and micro-irrigation techniques. The workshops are free for county residents, and the cost is $20 for nonresidents. Space is limited. To sign up, call (813) 744-5519, ext. 146.


Public is invited to family fest Thursday

The FishHawk/Lithia/Boyette Area Business Council invites the public to its annual FishHawk Summer Family Evening Fest from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 10540 Browning Road, Lithia. The festival, held in conjunction with the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, will feature local businesses, food vendors, magic acts and youth sports registrations. For more information, call the Chamber at (813) 689-1221.

Sun City Center

Models wanted for bachelor calendar

Attention men ages 55 and older: Are you interested in strutting your stuff in a bachelor calendar? The Aqua Viva Diva chapter of the Blue Thong Society is looking for 12 elder bachelors to fill its annual calendar for 2010. The proceeds will go to the Hillsborough County Humane Society. This year's calendar raised more than $9,000 for the Sun City Center Volunteer Emergency Squad. To receive an application, send a photo to [email protected] Applicants must live in Hillsborough County.

Clayton Park in Brandon closed through August for renovations 07/23/09 [Last modified: Thursday, July 23, 2009 4:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Seminole Heights restaurants face struggles amid killings, post-Irma

    Food & Dining

    SEMINOLE HEIGHTS — The neighborhood's hip circle of popular, well-regarded restaurants is feeling the squeeze in the wake of a recent killing spree. And the timing is rough.

    Ella's American Folk Art Cafe. Times files
  2. St. Pete-Clearwater holding food, supply drive for hurricane refugees


    CLEARWATER — St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport and Allegiant Air are holding a food and supply drive for the Hispanic Outreach Center in Pinellas County. The event, which will benefit refugees displaced by Hurricane Maria, will be held Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the airport at 14700 Terminal Blvd.

    St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport and Allegiant Air are hosting a food and supplies drive Tuesday for refugees displaced by Hurricane Maria. | [Times file photo]
  3. A buzz-worthy look at the Astros-Dodgers World Series matchup

    The Heater

    Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel is congratulated by Jose Altuve after scoring during the fifth inning of Game 7 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) TXMG170
  4. Florida, FSU try to ignore death threats, angry fans


    GAINESVILLE — Frustration over uncharacteristically down seasons at Florida and Florida State has started to spill over from message boards and start crossing real-world lines.

    Fans watch the Florida Gators game against Texas A&M, at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, in Gainesville, Fla. At the half, Florida was up 10 to 3.
  5. Tallest building in Pinellas County in search of a new name

    Real Estate

    ST. PETERSBURG — The name "Priatek" is gone from Pinellas County's tallest building, perhaps to be replaced by that of a much better-known company new to the Tampa Bay area.

    The Priatek name is off of downtown St. Petersburg's tallest building.
 [LARA CERRI  |   Times.  2015]