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TodayMorning Stretch: 9 a.m. Brandon Recreation Center, 501 Sadie St. Join us for a 60-minute class, which will incorporate breathing, movement and meditation to alleviate stress and increase strength, flexibility and balance. No admission. For infor...
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Here are the important dates for the 2015-16 school year

The new school year will Aug. 17 for teachers and Aug. 25 for students as Hillsborough County Public Schools — the nation’s eighth-largest school district — welcomes more than 200,000 students to its more than 200 schools.
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Brandon students take stock of new school year

The new school year is set to begin — on Aug. 25, in the School District of Hillsborough County — which begs the age-old question, “Are you ready?”
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New boutique opens in Valrico

New boutique opens in Valrico

Once the idea took hold, it didn’t take long for T. Marie Benchley to open her brick-and-mortar fashion and gifts boutique in Valrico, near Lithia Pinecrest Road and Bloomingdale Avenue.
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Seniors Helping Seniors addresses home-care needs in Valrico

Seniors Helping Seniors addresses home-care needs in Valrico

VALRICO — A random reading of a magazine article on an airplane trip back from Texas led to a post-retirement career change for Mike Morrow of Valrico, who found in Seniors Helping Seniors a great way to take that next step forward and to give...
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Technology makes big changes in the way we fish

Technology makes big changes in the way we fish

I’ve lived and fished all 37 years of my life and during that time I’ve seen all kinds of products – some helpful, some not. We’ve come a long way in the fishing industry, and I believe we’re just getting started as...
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Project Smiles targets students’ weekend hunger

GIBSONTON — If it weren’t for Project Smiles, Mike Daigle knows in his heart that kids from Gibsonton Elementary School might go hungry over the weekend. But thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Greater Brandon’s efforts, bags filled wi...
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Patel welcomes young ‘Showstoppers’ from the area

Patel welcomes young ‘Showstoppers’ from the area

You might call it a bit of stage alchemy. For a limited time — just Friday through Sunday — the magic of a live professional band will blend with the talents of specially chosen student performers in the second of Patel Conservatory’s “Showstoppers.”
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Haley’s Cove veterans celebrate Christmas in July

Haley’s Cove veterans celebrate Christmas in July

Considering it’s summertime in Florida, we can count on sizzling and steamy temps as we transition from our homes, work and inside play places to the outdoors.
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Authentic Mexican fare billed at newly opened Valrico eatery

Authentic Mexican fare billed at newly opened Valrico eatery

VALRICO — Estela Villegas calls it the “perfect combination,” the relationship she has with her husband, Juan, as owners and operators of the La Villa Mexican Grill restaurant on Lynx Paw Trail in Valrico....
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