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Comment Regarding Brandon Tree Design Company E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   

Brandon Tree Design Company- I had an interesting experience this morning. My neighbor had one of his trees in the front of the house cut down, and he contracted with Brandon Tree Design to trim back our tree that stretched over his front yard. We had received a certified letter saying that they were permitted to trim our tree. They then added;

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Vendors and Crafters Wanted E-mail
Written by Tanya Doran, GRCC   

Riverview First United Methodist Church is seeking crafters and vendors to offer their goods for sale at our Harvest Festival, which will be held on Saturday, November 15th from 10 AM to 5PM. 

The general public will be invited to learn more about your company, purchase hand crafted items, enjoy lunch from a variety of food trucks, and receive valuable information from community service vendors. 

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Dash and Splash E-mail
Written by Lori Bukaweski, Associate Executive Director   

The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center is proud to announce that its third annual Dash and Splash  will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at its facility at 405 Beverly Boulevard in Brandon. Start time is 7:30 a.m.  This event is held annually in support of our Youth  Drowning Prevention initiative, and proceeds go toward providing swim lessons to families who cannot afford them.

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Team Colwill Diving Takes 7 Medals at Orlando Plantation Invitational E-mail
Written by Lori Bukaweski, Associate Executive Director   

PRESS RELEASE  Brandon, FL  May 5, 2015:

Team Colwill Diving, under the direction of former Olympian and Head Coach  Chris Colwill, took 7 medals at the Orlando Plantation Invitational on May 3, 2014.

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Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce hosts monthly member luncheon Sponsored by St. Joseph’s Hospital South E-mail
Written by Debbie Kirkland, Assistant Executive Director, Riverview Chamber of Commerce   

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce’s (GRCC) Monthly Membership Luncheon was sponsored by the NEW St. Joseph’s Hospital - South.  The day’s invocation was led by Pastor Don Rhone of The Bridge of the Bay Community Church.  Leading the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance was Military Affairs Committee Chair, Richard Rohde, R Processor Inc.

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Swimmers Make College Commitments E-mail
Written by Lori Bukaweski, Associate Executive Director   

PRESS RELEASE  Brandon, FL  March 6, 2014, The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center is proud to announce that three Blue Wave swimmers, all students at Strawberry Crest High School, have made their college commitments at the school’s formal signing ceremony held March 5, 2014. Angelina Gallestegue (18) will attend the University of West Florida, and Cole Wisecarver (18) and Zachary Kitzis (18) will attend Florida Atlantic University. Also pictured is Blue Wave Head Coach Ron Turner. For more information on the Blue Wave Swim Team at The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, please call Member Services at (813) 689-0908.

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Bradenton Local Opens Sports Store at Brandon Mall E-mail
Written by Ben De Voe, National Franchise Director Pro Image Sports   

Tampa Bay sports fanatics now have a locally owned hub to buy their authentic game apparel, and licensed novelty items.  Pro Image Sports recently opened at the Brandon Town Center.

Bradenton local Greg Dalglish has always been an avid sports fan, and his passion to own his own business led him to putting both interests into one venture: Pro Image Sports.

Pro Image Sports offers a full line of sports licensed jerseys, shirts and hats, with a wide variety of novelty items fans have never seen in this market.

 
Not The Happy Ending Gators Hoped For E-mail
Written by Lauryn McCreadie Chief College Football Editor   

MIAMI, FL. September 7, 2013.  While the Miami fans “White Out” was the first blatant mistake noticed as the Gators came out in all white Uniforms, the Gators quickly took over and wrote the book of mistakes for this game.

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Doug Amoroso, Owner of Amoroso Cabinets, Hires New Senior Interior Designer E-mail
Written by Janai Robinson   

Brandon, FL, August 15, 2013- Doug Amoroso, Owner of Amoroso Cabinets, hires a new senior Interior Designer, Amanda Pandorf, to the Company team. Born and raised in Lakeland, FL, Amanda has an Associate’s Degree in Interior Design from the International Academy of Design in Tampa. She has over 10 years of experience in kitchen and bath design in the Tampa Bay and Sarasota Area. Amanda currently resides in Riverview with her husband and rescue pit bull.

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Hillsborough Animal Advocacy Organizations Stand Together in Support of Changes at Hillsborough County Animal Services E-mail
Written by John Marinello   

Tampa, FL (August 19, 2013) –A number of Hillsborough County animal advocacy organizations are stepping forward as a coalition to support all the positive changes that have occurred at our shelter since the management change occurred a little over a year and a half ago. The coalition includes two of the most influential animal organizations in Hillsborough County: the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and the Animal Coalition of Tampa, which together are responsible for spaying and neutering over 22,000 animals over the past year and over 300,000 since the clinics opened.

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Pediatric Associates Acquiring Karen Baldwin MD, PA and Brandon Pediatrics in Brandon, FL E-mail
Written by Rebecca Sills, Director of Business Development & Marketing   

Brandon, FL August 9, 2013: Pediatric Associates will be acquiring Karen Baldwin, MD, PA, located at 320 Oakfield Drive, Suite E, Brandon, FL 33511, and Brandon Pediatrics (Pushpa Nirmul, MD) located at 602 V0nderburg Dr., Suite 101, Brandon, FL  33511, effective October 1, 2013.  Both practices will be operating out of the Brandon Pediatrics location temporarily.

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The First Snowfall E-mail
Written by Dana Adkins   

Snow used to cover the acres of frozen grass for more months than not, it seemed, in our backyard where I lived as a child.  Huge oak trees dotted our lawn, branches smothered in the snow piled so high, if you even touched one it would all tumble down.  The first snowfall was always the most memorable.  Walking out of our two-story wood house, painted a light blue, the flakes would gently fall on your shoulders and tongue, persuading you to get excited about the winter to come.  Waking up the morning after the first flake hit the ground, everything looked magical.  There were no footsteps ruining the pristine perfection of the white mass spreading across our yard.

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Uncle Mike's To Open Its Second Location In Plant City, Florida E-mail
Written by Mike & Simone Tolley   

Plant City – On Thursday August 8, 2013 Uncle Mike’s Smokehouse Grill of Brandon, Florida will open a second location in Plant City, Florida. After celebrating its second anniversary at the Brandon location, Mike and Simone Tolley are expanding their reach bringing more Food & Fun to the community in their newest location at 106 S.R. 60 East in Plant City, Florida, 33567.

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Brandon Rental 40th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Party E-mail
Written by Brandon Rental   

From the owner (Bob): A short history of Brandon Rental.
-June 1970, A T (Red) Glass moved into Brandon from Houston, TX.
-Bought property out off South Bell Shoals Rd.
-Contractor Bill (Hutch) Craft sent Red to Brandon Rental to rent a generator to be used in rehab of late 1800"s "shotgun" cabin.
-That was the first time Red had been exposed to the concept of "rental".
-2 years later, Phil Tuvell, the current owner, died in a tragic accident while loading a small bulldozer.

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Suncoast Community Health Centers, Inc E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   

Suncoast Community Health Centers, Inc. began as a part-time program of HRSA to provide health care to migrant/seasonal farm workers in South Hillsborough County. IN 1977 a group of concerned citizens formed a private not-for-profit corporation and expanded services to include both farm workers and the community at large.

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Absolute Fitness and Nutrition E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   
Absolute Fitness and Nutrition is owned and operated by Robert and Cheryl Gregg and was opened in February of2007. Their store specializes in vitamins, supplements, nutrition and personal training.
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Brandon Chamber Accepting 2014 Small Business Of The Year Awards Nominations E-mail
Written by Justin Kropff, Communications & Marketing Director   

BRANDON, FL – The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce will recognize and honor Greater Brandon Area small businesses that have demonstrated leadership, positive growth and development, creativity, integrity in operating a business, and commitment to community services during the 2014 Small Business of the Year Awards to be held October 23. Nominations are being accepted until 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2014.

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Bryan and Ryan Fisher: Winners of the Hillsborough County Special Olympics Zenay Morales 2014 Courage Award E-mail
Written by Lori Bukaweski, Associate Executive Director   

Brandon, FL April 9. 2014: Bryan & Ryan Fisher who play in the Tennis for Fun Program at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, won the Zenay Morales Courage Award this year. Below is the nomination that was submitted on their behalf: Bryan and Ryan Fisher: Together they have overcome obstacles, together they have accomplished so much, together they have become outstanding young men who give back to their community, so together we nominate them.

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Holiday Calories Don’t Count…Is That Your Excuse? E-mail
Written by Lauryn McCreadie Chief College Football Editor   

Brandon, Fl., November 27, 2013: It’s a fact, everyone LOVES Thanksgiving, but why?  Sure we get to see family and friends, eat around the table together, cook together, share laughs and memories…but let’s look deep down inside ourselves for a second and admit the real reason we look forward to this holiday every year…THE FOOD.

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Seminole Shut Out E-mail
Written by Lauryn McCreadie Chief College Football Editor   

TALLAHASSEE, FL October 5, 2013.  Maryland’s one turnover clearly did not make or break the game.  With one touch down in the first quarter, two in the second, three in the third and three in the fourth, it’s no question who won.  Florida State didn’t leave any room for Maryland to score, with only allowing Maryland 9 first downs, compared to Florida States’ 33 first downs.

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The Simple Life Outfitters E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   

The Simple Life Outfitters is owned and operated by Kelly and Kelly Morris and opened in December, 2010. Their children, Mandy and Korey, also work at the store.

After 13 years with Verizon, the opportunity presented itself. My wife, Kelly and I decided it was a good time for a change. So with my wife’s blessing, I took a retirement package and invested in the dream we have had for a long time. At that time, we decided (I mean our friends and ourselves) that the best name would be “The Simple Life Outfitters” for the simple reason that there are a lot of people that live this kind of life, so why not make it easy to find the kind of things we all share and wear, and put them in one place. Easy to find, with the right family atmosphere people are drawn to.

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Preparing for a Hurricane When You Are Someone’s Primary Caregiver E-mail
Written by Arthur Moseley, Owner/Director   

While hurricane season started six weeks ago, it’s the next 6-8 weeks that typically matter the most to those of us in Hillsborough County. That’s the time when we are most likely to incur a storm in our area. So, that means time is running out for those of us that have not already started preparing.

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Affordable Carpet Cleaning, Inc E-mail
Written by Julianty Iwanicki   

Affordable Carpet Cleaning was founded and is owned by George Iwanicki since 1997. We provide carpet cleaning, tile, grout & stone cleaning, hardwood floor and upholstery cleaning services for residential/ commercial customers in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas (Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties).

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RVR Horse Rescue Launches New Campaign, C.L.E.A.R. E-mail
Written by Karen Farmer, RVR Horse Rescue   

Riverview, FL,  July 2, 2013: RVR Horse Rescue, located in Riverview, FL  is a team of volunteers who rescue abused and neglected horses so they can rehabilitate them and find loving homes for them.  Shawn Jayroe, founder of RVR Horse Rescue, who has been around horses her entire life says “We also focus on educating the community and we share resources and information with the horse community in order to put an end to the abuse and neglect.”

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The Way To Dance E-mail
Written by Ali Spinosa   

Tatyana Frost has a deep passion for the art of dance. Her main goal is to create the art that brings joy and happiness into people’s lives. To some, dance is just a dance, but Tatyana wants to give you a whole different perspective. Dance is not only healthy for you physically but it is also beneficial for you mentally. For example, some of the benefits of dance are: stress reliever, improves posture, flexibility, decreases blood pressure and helps promote weight loss. It’s also a great place to network, make some new friends and you might even meet a potential significant other.

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New Women's Designer Consignment Shop Opening in Riverview, FL E-mail
Written by Sarah Conlon   

Winthrop Town Center in Riverview is happy to welcome an exciting new business to the plaza.  KriSara Designer Consigner is a women's consignment store specializing in name brand and designer labels.  KriSara will feature women's clothing, handbags, jewelry and other accessories.

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Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   

Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More of Valrico was opened by Gerald and Karen Ayers in August of 2011. They are originally from Idaho and moved to Florida to work with GTE. When they retired, they wanted to do something that wouold be fun and thus a T-Sirt printing company. But this is not your usual silk screen printing of large orders, but a more personal customizing oft- shirts for all occasions. Thus their usual order is for 1-100 shirts.

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