About Marie Gilmore

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Marie is the Managing Editor at the Osprey Observer. She covers news, transportation, education and likes to make a positive impact on the community. A member of Brandon South Rotary, FANG, and all local chambers, she likes to be 'in the know'!

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12th Annual Back To School Festival Seeks To Raise Supplies For Students

12th Annual Back To School Festival Seeks To Raise Supplies For Students

 By Marie Gilmore This year’s 12th Annual Back to School Festival, sponsored by the Valrico/FishHawk Chamber of Commerce, will benefit thousands of local children with much-needed back to school supplies. The event will be held indoors at the Campo Y gymnasium on Sunday, July 27 from 1-4 p.m. “We had such a successful event last(…)

WQYK’s Dave McKay Makes Friends At Reflections Hair Gallery And Spa

WQYK’s Dave McKay Makes Friends At Reflections Hair Gallery And Spa

  By Marie Gilmore Radio station 99.5 WQYK DJ and Host Dave McKay came to Reflections Hair Gallery and Spa Inc. located on S.R. 60 E. in Valrico recently for a haircut and to meet some new friends. McKay was invited by owner/master stylist Koryn Kleist and her son Rylee, who met McKay at a(…)

100th Member Joins Valrico/FishHawk Chamber

100th Member Joins Valrico/FishHawk Chamber

  By Marie Gilmore The 100th member has just submitted its application for the Valrico/FishHawk Chamber helping the one-year-old organization to achieve its goal for 2014. Publix #878, in the Shoppes of Lithia, Manager Chris Gordon was excited to be the official 100th member of the Valrico/FishHawk Chamber of Commerce. “We are happy to be(…)

Valrico/FishHawk Chamber Hosts Successful After Hours at AJ’s Fine Wines

Valrico/FishHawk Chamber Hosts Successful After Hours at AJ’s Fine Wines

  By Marie Gilmore More than 50 local business owners gathered in April for a Valrico/FishHawk Chamber After Hours hosted by A.J.’s Fine Wines & Liquors in honor of his 10th anniversary in business sponsored by Ann Spire of CMIT Solutions. The event, hosted at AJ’s, included live music, a liquor and wine sampling and(…)

Chick-fil-A Brandon Owners Host Military, Foster Families For Fun Day At Camp Cristina

Chick-fil-A Brandon Owners Host Military, Foster Families For Fun Day At Camp Cristina

  By Marie Gilmore Due to their generosity during a recent “Buy A Sandwich, Donate A Meal” promotion, two area Chick-fil-A locations were able to host a huge family-fun event for military and foster families at YMCA Camp Cristina. The event, sponsored by Chick-fil-A Lake Brandon Village and Chick-fil-A Westfield Brandon Mall, both owned by(…)

Wedding Dress Collection Includes WWII Parachute Dress

Wedding Dress Collection Includes WWII Parachute Dress

  By Marie Gilmore It has been 10 years since Valrico resident Leigh Anne Brown helped Bell Shoals host a  vow renewal ceremony on Valentine’s Day. The event was so successful that many wanted to attend to wish the couples well that space became an issue at the church. More than 2,500 RSVP’d for a(…)

Kickstarter Project Successful In Making Unique Ice Cream Concept Mobile

Kickstarter Project Successful In Making Unique Ice Cream Concept Mobile

  By Marie Gilmore The Revolution Ice Cream Co. has never been your typical ice cream parlor. Opening last spring in Brandon, the unique concept teases your taste buds with new flavors, a cozy atmosphere and a great new concept in ice cream. Owned by husband and wife team and Bloomingdale residents, Bill and Leslee(…)

Kickstarter Project Will Put Unique Ice Cream Concept On The Road

Kickstarter Project Will Put Unique Ice Cream Concept On The Road

  The Revolution Ice Cream Co. has never been your typical ice cream parlor. Opening last Spring in Brandon, the unique concept teases your taste buds with new flavors, a cozy atmosphere and a great new concept in ice cream. Owned by husband and wife team and Bloomingdale residents, Bill and Leslee Workman, The Revolution(…)

Family-Owned Angel Nails & Spa Opens To Serve FishHawk Ranch

Family-Owned Angel Nails & Spa Opens To Serve FishHawk Ranch

Angel and Tom Nguyen have been married for almost 10 years and the young couple hopes to start a family some day. But first, they want to get their new FishHawk business, Angel Nails & Spa, located right on FishHawk Blvd., just a few doors down from FishHawk Pizza, off the ground. The couple is(…)

Park Square Welcomes New Restaurant 2K & Company Tap & Table

Park Square Welcomes New Restaurant 2K & Company Tap & Table

As of Tuesday, December 10, 2013 we were made aware this restaurant has closed pending conformation from the owners.  By Marie Gilmore Kevin and Kim Fulcher are no strangers to restaurant ownership; the couple just hasn’t been the face of a restaurant, until now. They were the financial partners of the Park Square Bistro that(…)