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:

Murder Mystery Comedy Dinner Show Fundraiser For Brandon Elk Youth Programs

  By Michelle Colesanti Helping to solve a murder mystery will not only provide a fun night out, but it will help to benefit the various Brandon Elk’s charities which support the local community. Join in for this night of laughs and mystery as this hilarious and dysfunctional family drama loudly unfolds as attendees learn(…)

Free Special Needs Homecoming Event Will Dazzle Attendees

  By Michelle Colesanti Helping others in need comes naturally to Marcia Minutello and her daughter Laura-Lee, who is Miss Wheelchair Florida USA 2014.  Last year they organized a homecoming dance, Night of a Thousand Stars, for those with special needs over 16 years old, along with their families and caregivers The event was such(…)

Murder Mystery Comedy Dinner Show Fundraiser For Brandon Elk Youth Programs

Murder Mystery Comedy Dinner Show Fundraiser For Brandon Elk Youth Programs

  By Michelle Colesanti Helping to solve a murder mystery will not only provide a fun night out, but it will help to benefit the various Brandon Elk’s charities which support the local community. Join in for this night of laughs and mystery as this hilarious and dysfunctional family drama loudly unfolds as attendees learn(…)

Local Cat Rescue Seeks Community Help For Surgery For Dora The Kitten

Local Cat Rescue Seeks Community Help For Surgery For Dora The Kitten

  By Michelle Colesanti Dora is a sweet kitten who has had a rough start. She and her sister, Bobbi, both now around four months old, were found as strays near a Home Depot store garden center. Dora has a medical condition called Trichiasis, where the eyelashes of one eye grow in toward the eye(…)

Friends Of FishHawk Night Of Honor To Fundraise For Honor Flight Mission

Friends Of FishHawk Night Of Honor To Fundraise For Honor Flight Mission

  By Michelle Colesanti It is rare to find individuals who form a local non-profit organization for the sole purpose of helping others, whether to help a family in the community or helping to meet the needs of local social agencies. Kelly Rowjohn is the driving force behind Friends of FishHawk. “We get together and(…)

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(…)