About Michelle Colesanti

Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.

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2014 Election Candidate Information

2014 Election Candidate Information

By Michelle Colesanti   County Commissioner District 7 (Countywide)   Democrat Primary Candidates MARK NASH Party: Democrat Contact Info: mark@electmarknash.com City of Residence: Lithia (grew up in Brandon in the 60’s & 70’s) Occupation: Self-employed consultant. Currently the president of the Tampa/Hillsborough County Human Rights Council; helps fund-raise for the Tampa Museum of Art, Trustee(…)

Make Your Voice Heard, Vote In Local Primary Elections

Make Your Voice Heard, Vote In Local Primary Elections

  By Michelle Colesanti The 2014 elections are upon us and it can be confusing as to the choices regarding the candidates and what they stand for. We hope this election pullout section will help you to learn a little more about the local candidates who are running in the upcoming primary election and help(…)

Local Student Emerges As Future Leader

Local Student Emerges As Future Leader

  By Michelle Colesanti Sometimes with all the negative press, we don’t step back and appreciate what is right in our society; our local young students who will excel and become our leaders of tomorrow. One such student, Newsome High School graduate Mitch Verboncoeur, received a full ride Cornell Scholarship to attend Rollins College in(…)

Father Of The Year Winner Honored At Fourth Of July Parade In Brandon

Father Of The Year Winner Honored At Fourth Of July Parade In Brandon

  By Michelle Colesanti Father’s Day may have recently passed, but in Brandon the appreciation continues with the Father of the Year Contest, which is presented annually by The Community Roundtable of Greater Brandon. The winning dad and child get to ride as honored guests in the annual Brandon Fourth of July Parade, which will(…)

Bloomingdale Chorus Golf Tournament To Raise Funds For Rome Trip

Bloomingdale Chorus Golf Tournament To Raise Funds For Rome Trip

By Michelle Colesanti It’s time for the Second Annual Rock & Roll Golf Tournament, which will take place on Saturday, September 20 beginning at 1 p.m. at River Hills Country Club located at 3943 New River Hills Pkwy. located in Valrico. One of only two fundraisers that will be held this year, the golf tournament(…)

Sheriffs Department Awards Ceremony Honors Osprey Observer’s Tamas Mondovics

Sheriffs Department Awards Ceremony Honors Osprey Observer’s Tamas Mondovics

By Michelle Colesanti The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) held its HCSO Second Quarterly Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 4. HCSO personnel were recognized for valor and exceptional work performance, along with retirees and employees for longevity of service. Exemplary local citizens who helped to save lives were also honored. During the ceremony, Osprey Observer’s(…)

Mimi’s Cafe Under New Management, Offers Wider Selection Of French Cuisine

Mimi’s Cafe Under New Management, Offers Wider Selection Of French Cuisine

  By Michelle Colesanti When was the last time you enjoyed a meal at Mimi’s Café? If it’s been awhile, it may be time for another visit. Under new management since the end of last year, what we found, along with the old favorites, were many new choices with a French twist. Mimi’s chefs are(…)

Carmel Café & Wine Bar Offers Modern Mediterranean Cuisine With Two Tampa Locations

Carmel Café & Wine Bar Offers Modern Mediterranean Cuisine With Two Tampa Locations

  By Michelle Colesanti Carmel Café & Wine Bar, with two Tampa locations in Carrollwood and South Tampa, is the perfect spot to relax and sip on a glass of wine while enjoying modern Mediterranean cuisine inspired by dishes from Spain, Italy, Greece, Morocco and France. “Carmel Cafe & Wine Bar creates a new dining(…)

Upcoming Brandon Elks Golf Tournament To Support Local Charities

Upcoming Brandon Elks Golf Tournament To Support Local Charities

  By Michelle Colesanti The Brandon Elks Lodge #2383 recently won the Non-Profit Volunteer Organization award from the Brandon Roundtable. “With so many wonderful non-profit organizations in our community, we feel honored to win this award,” said 2013 Brandon Elks President, Mary Lou Dixon, who accepted the award and the $500 check. The money will(…)

April Brandon Summer Camps

April Brandon Summer Camps

  By Michelle Colesanti 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(…)