Published May 6, 1992|Updated Oct. 11, 2005

BRANDON: Eating out in Brandon is more than meat and potatoes now. Several ethnic restaurants have opened in the community. Story, Page 3

Members of Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon will have their annual end of Sunday School picnic barbecue and membership drive at 11:30 a.m. May 17 at Lithia Springs Park. There is a $1 charge to enter the park and the food will be provided. For information, call Julie Howard at 654-4899. More Brandon news, Page 3

RUSKIN: Members of Flotilla 75 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary have been giving safety presentations to children in the south county area. Subjects explained to the children included sending emergency signals with lights, looking for possible dangers in boat equipment and how to wear life jackets. South Hillsborough column,

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CARROLLWOOD: North Tampa's honorary mayoral candidates are out selling votes to claim the position. All the money collected goes to Metropolitan Ministries. Carrollwood/Northdale column, Page 3

TAMPA: King High School's girls golf team hopes to win its state tournament. Kim Little hopes her third and last appearance in the tournament will leave her a winner, too. Sports, Page 5

Schoolchildren visited the Main Library on Monday for the "Happiness is a Healthy Pet" Pet Week Celebration and got a close look at some unusual animals. South Tampa column, Page 3

Coming Thursday

A good way to display your civic pride is with a sign showing your neighborhood's name. The city of Tampa is offering to make and install free "gateway" signs for any of its neighborhoods. Tomorrow's Community Times tells you how to get one for your neighborhood.