Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Brandon & South Shore News

Nature’s Classroom welcomes public for open house, Kendall the bear’s birthday

Nature’s Classroom welcomes public for open house, Kendall the bear’s birthday

THONOTOSASSA — Nature’s Classroom, providing hands-on environmental education to sixth-grade students in Hillsborough County, opens its gates to the public for an open house one day each year.This year, the event is Saturday, April 28, and it’s an oc...
Published: 04/18/18
Updated: 04/19/18
Deputies find $480,000 worth of marijuana in Valrico homes

Deputies find $480,000 worth of marijuana in Valrico homes

VALRICO — Five people were arrested Tuesday after Hillsborough sheriff’s deputies said they found $480,000 worth of marijuana in their homes.Deputies obtained search warrants for those locations and found 44 marijuana plants and six pounds of process...
Published: 04/18/18
Ruskin Tomato Festival readies for fun while retaining outside tomatoes

Ruskin Tomato Festival readies for fun while retaining outside tomatoes

RUSKIN — The Ruskin Community Development Foundation plans an even bigger and better Ruskin Tomato Festival this year even though this year’s local tomato crop is significantly smaller than it has been in the pastFields that once produced a bumper cr...
Published: 04/17/18
Updated: 04/18/18

Gannon University’s Ruskin growth includes $21 million addition

RUSKIN — Gannon University is experiencing some serious growing pains and as a result, SouthShore is going to see a big change in the landscape. When it opened its doors in 2015 as a satellite campus for its home school in Erie, Pa., Gannon occupied ...
Published: 04/17/18
Updated: 04/18/18
Group promoting road safety out in force on 56th Street Monday

Group promoting road safety out in force on 56th Street Monday

TEMPLE TERRACE — If all goes as planned on Monday (April 23), at least 100 people will line the sides of one of the most dangerous stretches in Hillsborough County — 56th Street between Sligh Avenue and Busch Boulevard — in an effort to get motorists...
Published: 04/17/18
Updated: 04/18/18
Taste of Brandon converts to community focus for nonprofits

Taste of Brandon converts to community focus for nonprofits

BRANDON — When Rick Lewis took over as president and CEO of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce last year, he knew he needed to shake things up.Brandon, a fast-growing business community, lacked an event to call its own – one that each year would...
Published: 04/17/18
Updated: 04/18/18
Hooper: Hollywood producer’s humility earns added admiration at USF event

Hooper: Hollywood producer’s humility earns added admiration at USF event

Will Packer stepped before the audience at the University of South Florida’s annual Kente Awards and Scholarship Luncheon on Monday as both a successful Hollywood producer and a proud son.Packer’s father, the late William Packer Sr., received the Joy...
Published: 04/17/18
Updated: 04/18/18
A Brandon boy lost his $10,000 wheelchair. Here’s how he got it back.

A Brandon boy lost his $10,000 wheelchair. Here’s how he got it back.

BRANDON — A 6-year-old boy got his $10,000 wheelchair back after a misunderstanding resulted in the chair being taken and then reported stolen, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.The incident started about 7:20 a.m., deputies said,...
Published: 04/17/18
POSITIVE ENERGY

POSITIVE ENERGY

The Amalie Arena rumbled with noise from thousands of cheering fans, rattling their noisemakers and banging them against the seats.The chaotic energy was so loud you could feel the seats shake.But the Lightning faithful thundered applause not for the...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/21/18
Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Magnolia Ball Moffitt Cancer Center and its most generous supporters went surfin’ for a cure with a private Beach Boys concert at the 25th annual Magnolia Ball. Co-chairs Pam and Les Muma chose one of the most successful bands of all times, these day...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/20/18