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.

Posts by Michelle Colesanti:

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(…)

New Account Campaign Benefits Cancer Research

New Account Campaign Benefits Cancer Research

  By Michelle Colesanti Local resident, Jenn Moddie, spent four-and-a-half years at her mother, Michelle Ehrich’s, side as she battled ovarian cancer. Her story is one of determination and strength despite the battle, and it relates to Fifth Third’s current campaign to raise funds for cancer research. Over the past few months, Fifth Third Bank(…)

Apollo Beach Dental Staff Celebrates Six Years

Apollo Beach Dental Staff Celebrates Six Years

  By Michelle Colesanti Celebrating six years in Apollo Beach, Dr. Sean Gassett and his staff have been providing high quality dental work to patients while providing comfort and satisfaction. He and his team have worked and trained extensively to build the practice based on trusted, personalized dental care. Dentistry is in Dr. Gassett’s blood.(…)

Taking Flight On Future Expansion Is Goal Of Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary

Taking Flight On Future Expansion Is Goal Of Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary

  By Michelle Colesanti While taking courses to become a veterinarian, “Bird Mother” Patricia Norton discovered her love for exotic birds. With the support of her husband, a decision was made in 2000 to open a parrot sanctuary. She now resides on-site in Wesley Chapel with her husband and two children, John and Katie. Upon(…)

Local Easter Events Around Town Offer Memorable Time For Families

Local Easter Events Around Town Offer Memorable Time For Families

  Compiled by Michelle Colesanti There are many ways to celebrate the Easter season throughout the community. Here are a few places to visit where you can enjoy some fun time with the family.   Family Fun Event At The Learning Experience The Learning Experience, located at 16232 Bayberry Glen Dr., just off FishHawk Blvd.,(…)

Bunco For Rescues Will Benefit Local Animal Agencies

Bunco For Rescues Will Benefit Local Animal Agencies

  By Michelle Colesanti “Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.” This phrase holds true for our four-legged friends too, which is why the Osprey Observer team has chosen to help three local non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that help stray and surrendered animals to find new, loving homes. The Osprey Observer will host(…)

First Color “Your Egg” Run To Help Relieve Childhood Hunger

First Color “Your Egg” Run To Help Relieve Childhood Hunger

  By Michelle Colesanti Why color eggs when you can be the egg? Bring the family and enjoy a lot of fun while helping to raise money for charity. A 5K and Fun Run/Walk Family Fun EGGstravangza will take place on Saturday, April 19 beginning at 8 a.m. at Newsome High School, located at 16550(…)

Jewish Discovery Center In Valrico Offers Insight To Jewish Culture

Jewish Discovery Center In Valrico Offers Insight To Jewish Culture

  By Michelle Colesanti The Jewish Discovery Center, a local affiliate of Chabad-Lubavitch, offers a wide arrangement of services and classes for singles, families and seniors. There are currently over 4,000 Chabad-based Discovery Centers worldwide. Rabbi Mendel Rubashkin arrived with wife Tzippi to the Brandon area in 2004. Growing up in the concrete jungle of(…)

Tampa Bay Aquarium Society Fish For New Members

Tampa Bay Aquarium Society Fish For New Members

The Tampa Bay Aquarium Society (TBAS) recently moved to its new meeting place at the Riverview Civic Center, which is located at 11020 Park Dr, in Riverview. TBAS is a non-profit organization comprised of fish keepers and hobbyists who promote the hobby, education and conservation of the aquatic environment. Joining is an opportunity to participate(…)

Fire Fighters Participate In ‘Fight For Air’ Climb To Support Charity

Fire Fighters Participate In ‘Fight For Air’ Climb To Support Charity

By Michelle Colesanti The Brandon Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, which is located at 210 S. Kings Ave., recently hosted a day-long fundraiser in support of local Hillsborough County Fire Fighters’ planned climb of Tampa’s 42-floor Bank of America Plaza building on Saturday, March 22. The climb is in support of the American Lung Associations’ unique “Fight(…)