For Brandon-area residents, a must-do list

THE LIST

Here's a sampling of how columnist Ernest Hooper completes the sentence, "You haven't lived in the South Shore & Brandon area until you have … "

… seen your name on the marquee in front of B. Lee Elam's office.

… lounged on a lawn chair at a nighttime event at FishHawk Ranch's Park Square.

… gone to an Armwood football game.

… sashayed across the dance floor at the Dallas Bull.

… lunched at Della's Delectables in Brandon.

… sat on one of the bar stool seats at the new Brunchery in Lithia.

… explored the mounds area at Medard Park.

… sauntered into Costco (or Sam's Club) on a faux shopping excursion just to get a free lunch. Love those meatballs.

… taken photos inside a T-rex head at Dinosaur World.

… gotten lost in a subdivision where all the roads seem to have the same name.

… dodged a golf cart in Sun City Center.

… seen the manatees at Apollo Beach's TECO Viewing Center.

… listened to Tampa co-workers criticize life in Brandon — until they had to evacuate because of a hurricane warning.

… given a hand to one of the varied community projects of 12-year-old Zach Bonner and his Little Red Wagon Foundation.

… picked fresh fruit (blueberries or strawberries) from a field.

… chowed down on a Waterson roast beef sandwich at the original Beef 'O' Brady's on Kings Avenue in Brandon.

… seen the Brandon High Eagles win a wrestling match.

… gone to Walmart after midnight.

… eaten a chili dog at Campbell's Dairyland on Parsons.

… seen the sandhill cranes behind the mall.

… had a Yuengling beer at Nativity Catholic Church's Novemberfest.

… had a beer and a burger at the Showtown Bar and Grill.

… been awakened by the howl of a train horn.

… seen a new release at the Ruskin Drive-In.

… had fried gator at Fat Willie's.

… eaten every strawberry concoction known to man at the Strawberry Festival.

… seen Robinson's Racing Pigs at the Florida State Fair.

… gained inspiration from a church marquee.

For Brandon-area residents, a must-do list 01/27/11 [Last modified: Thursday, January 27, 2011 3:30am]

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