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VSI Tampa Flames v Central SC Cobras E-mail
Written by Alex Miranda, General Manager   

Flames Women pick up first point of season

Tuesday, May 15, 2012, BRANDON, Fla. – VSI Tampa Flames and Central SC Cobras tied a hardly fought match on Sunday evening securing the Flames first point of the season after a 3-0 lost to the Charlotte Lady Eagles in Charlotte, NC on Friday night.

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VSI Tampa Flames v Ft. Lauderdale Schulz Academy E-mail
Written by Alex Miranda, General Manager   

Flames capture first win in team history

Monday, May 7, 2012 - BRANDON, Fla. VSI Tampa Flames secured their first win in team history with an entertaining 3-0 win vs. Ft. Lauderdale Schulz Academy Sunday afternoon at J.C. Handly Park.

The game got off to an exciting start with the action going back and forth in the first half.  Both teams managed to get off three shots a piece but both goal keepers were up to the challenge and the teams went into the locker room at halftime tied at zeros. 

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Hillsborough County Lawn Watering Returns To One Day A Week E-mail
Written by Michelle Van Dyke, Hillsborough County   
May 10, 2012 - Hillsborough County may have gotten some rain overnight, but effective immediately, tighter water restrictions are now in effect. That includes limiting lawn watering to once a week.
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Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center Boasts Eight Collegiate Athletic Signings E-mail
Written by Lori Bukaweski Associate Executive Director   

The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center is proud to announce that eight of our young athletes have signed athletic letters of intent for the 2012/2013 Academic Year:

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VSI Tampa Flames v Ocala Stampede E-mail
Written by Alex Miranda, General Manager   

Flames miss out in close contest

Monday, May 7, 2012 - BRANDON, Fla. – Ocala Stampede took victory in a closely fought match between two sides making their debut in PDL history as they defeated the Flames 4-2 on Sunday evening at J.C. Handly Park.

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A building for Catholic Youth Ministry? E-mail
Written by David Schonacher Jr., P.E., The Avanti Group, Inc.   
Nativity Catholic Church in Brandon, Florida decided to make a statement. Realizing that many Churches seemed to be saying to the youth, "You really don't matter.", relegating their youth programs to small corners of buildings, or partially renovating portions of unused areas.
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VSI Tampa Flames Inaugural Game With Lots Of Family Festivities
Written by Alex Miranda, General Manager   
“VSI Flames are here”

May 6th marks a new era of soccer in Tampa as the VSI Tampa Flames kick off against Ocala Stampede in what will be both sides inaugural United Soccer League PDL opening match!
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The Midsummer Knight’s Dream E-mail
Written by Karly Kehres   
In more ways than one, Bob Walker is a knight in shining armor.

Walker is the 48-year-old master puppet-maker, owner and namesake for his shop, The Midsummer Knight’s Dream, where he and his team of five handcraft puppets for sale at medieval and Renaissance fairs, conventions and stores across the world.
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VSI Tampa Flames Up And Operating In Tampa E-mail
Written by Alex Miranda, General Manager   
Team to focus on player development and community outreach

Tuesday, March 23, 2012 - VSI Tampa Flames have been hard at work over the past month getting ready to open the season in May.  Back in November it was announced that VisionPro Sports Institute (VSI) had chosen to establish an international youth soccer academy in Tampa. As part of the new project, VSI would also operate teams in the PDL, W-League and Super-20 League starting in 2012, with a USL PRO franchise scheduled to begin play in Tampa in 2013.
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Accessible Home Health Care Announces The Rosette J Salem National Caregiver Of The Year E-mail
Written by Lindy Blythe   

Coral Springs, FL (February 15, 2012) — Accessible Home Health Care  announced Rebecca Riddle as the Rosette J Salem  National Caregiver of the Year at the 6th Annual National Awards Banquet on January 21,2012.

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Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group E-mail
Written by Homewood Residence   
Are you stressed with the caregiving experience? Do you need to talk to someone managing similar caregiving responsibilities? Join us at Homewood Residence Freedom Plaza Sun City Center on the first and third Thursday of each month for our Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group. We’ll provide you with the education, information and resources you need in a caring, confidential environment. Anna Lively, MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor, will be available to guide the group and to answer your questions and concerns. Don’t miss this supportive event.
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Royce Easley & Keith Weeks from Newsome High School selected to play in Blue–Grey National All Star Classic E-mail
Written by Donna Easley   
Royce Easley & Keith Weeks from Newsome High School have been selected to play in the Blue-Grey National All Star Classic.  This is quite an achievement for these young men.  This features TOP SENIOR recruits from across the country with two squads.  A SOUTH squad and a NORTH squad.  The south squad players consist from areas such as: Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Georgia, Alabama, Texas and etc…. The north squad consists of players from: New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Nebraska, Illinois, California and etc…
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Use Your Holiday Visit To Tell If A Loved One Needs Help E-mail
Written by Debbie Waldecker, Owner   
Home for the Holidays?
Use your visit to tell if a loved one needs help to stay at home safely.

Sun City Center, FL – Are you going home for the holidays? If you are, in addition to celebrating take a moment to make sure your older loved ones are still capable of managing their daily lives on their own. Often older adults need some help to stay safe and healthy, but don’t like to admit it.
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Team TRIDENT Returns to Purchase Supplies from Local Walmart Who Awarded the Program a Community Grant E-mail
Written by Tom Denham III Director, Team TRIDENT Program   

BRANDON, Fla. – (10-18-11) – Walmart Store #941 at 949 Bloomingdale Avenue recently awarded a $250 Community Grant to Brandon Sports and Aquatics Center’s (BSAC) new Team TRIDENT Program.  Team TRIDENT members and instructors returned to the store to express their gratitude and use the money to purchase supplies needed for the program.

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Barnacles Restaurant raises $5,000 for the Brandon Outreach Clinic E-mail
Written by Carol A. Toffolon, Marketing Manager, Barnacles Restaurant   

Brandon, FL (September 17, 2011) - During a formal check presentation on November 16, 2011 Barnacles Restaurant presented a $5,000 check to the Brandon Outreach Clinic.  The check was raised through a partnership involving Barnacles Restaurant, Brandon Regional Hospital & Total Imaging-Parsons.  The month long fundraiser titled “Save A Breast…Eat A Wing” invited guests to visit Barnacles & for every wing basket sold the restaurant donated $2.00 to the cause. 

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Brandon Regional Hospital presents Family Nutrition Seminar at The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center E-mail
Written by Lori Bukaweski Associate Executive Director   
The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center and Brandon Regional Hospital will present the first of four family health educational seminars on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m at The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., Brandon, FL 33511. Clinical Nutrition Manager Susan Alverio will address “Nutrition Tips for Families, A Practical Approach”, making healthy school lunches, childhood obesity, and more. The event is FREE, childcare is included, along with refreshments. For more information, please call Sue Gagain at (813) 751-4733.
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