• Tampa Bay Water to Test Emergency Notification Sirens at Reservoir on Sat., April 12 at Noon

        LITHIA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Water is conducting a test of its emergency siren system at the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir on Sat., April 12 at 12:00 p.m. To ensure that the sirens are effective in the unlikely event of an emergency, the sirens will sound at 12:00 p.m. and continue for about 5 minutes.This is only a(…)

    Tampa Bay Water to Test Emergency Notification Sirens at Reservoir on Sat., April 12 at Noon
  • Mounted Law Enforcement Team Provides Additional Safety To Community

      By Tamas Mondovics Getting acquainted with some of the local law enforcement special units that patrol the communities is never a bad idea. Riverview, Progress Village and Palm River area residents had a chance to do just that last month as they had a chance to get up close and personal with the Hillsborough(…)

    Mounted Law Enforcement Team Provides Additional Safety To Community
  • Paralyzed Riverview Grad Seeks Support To Win Big Accessible Vehicle Prize

      By Libby Hopkins Antonio Dowels of Riverview is a recent graduate of the University of Florida. He volunteers at his church, Holy Outreach for Christ and he feeds the homeless and is a mentor to many people in the community. Dowels doesn’t let anything stand in his way of helping others or achieving his(…)

    Paralyzed Riverview Grad Seeks Support To Win Big Accessible Vehicle Prize
  • Trio Of Restaurants Set To Move Into FishHawk Area Locations

      By Brian Shaffer The FishHawk area has become well known for its rare combination of valuable real estate, natural beauty, modern amenities and small town charm. It’s a lifestyle that many area residents have grown to love and along with a growing number of residents, comes a growing number of appetites. That potential has(…)

    Trio Of Restaurants Set To Move Into FishHawk Area Locations
MOSI and PNC Bank to give away 10,000 free piggy banks to raise money to send 400 kids to Summer Science Camp

MOSI and PNC Bank to give away 10,000 free piggy banks to raise money to send 400 kids to Summer Science Camp

Youth philanthropy effort culminates on May 3 with the Children’s Gala, featuring Sid the Science Kid, dinner served dessert first, and explosive science experiments. Tampa, Fla., March 31, 2014 – The Museum of Science & Industry is giving away 10,000 free piggy banks, generously provided by PNC Bank, as part of its Give Change to(…)

Valrico Theatre Group The Village Players Present Jekyll And Hyde  The Musical This Spring

Valrico Theatre Group The Village Players Present Jekyll And Hyde  The Musical This Spring

  By Kathy L. Collins The Village Players Community Theater will present the popular musical Jekyll and Hyde The Musical this spring at the historic James McCabe Theater located at 506 5th St. in Valrico. The shows will run three weeks beginning the weekend of Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 and continuing Friday,(…)

Valrico April Summer Camp Section

Valrico April Summer Camp Section

  What do you have planned this summer? For kids, summer spells time to sleep in, no homework and maybe an upcoming family vacation. But, these days, it can also mean learning a new skill, trying something adventurous, learning to swim, a new language or travelling afar. The staff at the Osprey Observer have collected(…)

Meals On Wheels Annual Luncheon Recognizes Volunteers

Meals On Wheels Annual Luncheon Recognizes Volunteers

  By Bonnie Mentel Meals on Wheels is celebrating its 38th year of service in the Brandon area. The Brandon area branch began in a collaboration between Limona Village Chapel United Methodist and St. Andrew’s United Methodist. Since then, 18 churches have signed up to provide hot meals to those in need within the community.(…)

Valrico April 2014 Business Column

Valrico April 2014 Business Column

  By Sandra Meyer Hello.  My name is Sandra Meyer and I am the new Business Editor for  the Osprey Observer.  I am originally from Cleveland, OH and moved to the FishHawk area in 2004.  I have a B.A. in English from the New York Institute of Technology and have been a Freelance Writer for(…)

Grace Community United Methodist Members Perform Random Acts Of Kindness 

Grace Community United Methodist Members Perform Random Acts Of Kindness 

  By Bonnie Mentel Grace Community United Methodist in Lithia is finding ways for the church to go outside their walls to reach people instead of just expecting people to come to them. “We want to go out and let people know who we are and make as much of a difference as we can.(…)

Valrico Resident Jeffrey Shaw Is The Messenjer

Valrico Resident Jeffrey Shaw Is The Messenjer

  By Michelle Colesanti “I feel that it is an honor to be chosen as an instrument of healing,” said Jeffrey Shaw, The Messenjer. The Messenjer LLC is about bringing messages from beyond the veil to those who need healing both in the physical and spirit world. It is a responsibility that Shaw does not(…)

HOA Hot Topics April Valrico

HOA Hot Topics April Valrico

  By Nicole Schoen and Nicole Heubusch Brentwood Hills Just in time for summer, Brentwood Hills will be extending pool hours for Friday and Saturday nights starting Friday, April 11. On those two days the new hours will be from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. On Tuesday, April 15 there will be a presentation by Rob Northrop,(…)

Brandon Auto Services Hosts Statewide Yard Expo

Brandon Auto Services Hosts Statewide Yard Expo

  By Brock Mikosky On Saturday, April 5 Brandon Auto Services hosted the Second Annual Florida Auto Dismantlers and Recyclers Association (FADRA) Yard Expo.  This gathering of over 125 industry professionals from around the state was held in a working auto garage and salvage yard.  The process of turning a working auto recycling operation into(…)

Victorian Grace Tea Room Offers Elegant Setting For Mother’s Day

Victorian Grace Tea Room Offers Elegant Setting For Mother’s Day

  By Nicole Heubusch The Victorian Grace Tea Room is a beautifully decorated building located at 616 N. Parsons Ave. in Brandon. Having never been to a tea room before, I wasn’t completely sure what would be in store for me when I went with the Osprey Observer team to celebrate one of our own(…)