Bloomingdale

FishHawk Family Seeks Assistance In Purchasing Service Dog For Son

FishHawk Family Seeks Assistance In Purchasing Service Dog For Son

  By Nicole Heubusch Luke Lessard is a 2-and-a-half year old boy in FishHawk who was recently diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), which falls under the umbrella of autism spectrum disorders. He has moderate to severe symptoms, and attends therapy almost every day. A big part of Sensory Processing Disorder is sensory overload, and(…)

Bloomingdale Regional Public Library Celebrates $2.1M  Expansion

Bloomingdale Regional Public Library Celebrates $2.1M  Expansion

  By Tamas Mondovics Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System representatives, along with members of the Friends of the Library and dozens of library patrons, gathered last month at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library to celebrate the recent completion of the facility’s expansion. “This is a special day for all of us,” said Joe Stines, Director(…)

FishHawk Ranch Dedicates New Park In Honor Of Community’s Founder

FishHawk Ranch Dedicates New Park In Honor Of Community’s Founder

  By Tamas Mondovics FishHawk Ranch development officials and CDD II representatives were joined by residents last month during a ribbon cutting ceremony of the official opening of a new green space park in the heart of the community. The long-awaited park, which consists of a fenced grass gazebo, drinking fountains, benches, and about a(…)

Deputies Seek Information in Hit And Run With Injuries

Deputies Seek Information in Hit And Run With Injuries

By Tamas MondovicsHillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in solving a recent hit and run crash that landed a Brandon couple in the hospital, injured both physically as well as emotionally.The vehicle deputies are searching for is a Gold Lexus SUV with damage to the left front.The driver is described(…)

The Estuary and Bass Pro Shops Celebrate Progress with Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Estuary and Bass Pro Shops Celebrate Progress with Groundbreaking Ceremony

By Tamas Mondovics Representatives from David Verardo Development, Hillsborough County leadership and the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, along with special guests and the media, gathered last month  to celebrate the groundbreaking and evolution of Brandon’s newest development, The Estuary. The event gave anchor tenant, Bass Pro Shops, as well as Topgolf executives the opportunity to(…)

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(…)

2014 Bloomingdale/FishHawk Summer Camps

2014 Bloomingdale/FishHawk Summer Camps

  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(…)

Businesses Celebrate Growth, Embrace Changes

Businesses Celebrate Growth, Embrace Changes

  By Sandra Meyer Ribbon Cutting for Ciccio – Cali On Saturday, March 22, Ciccio–Cali, serving brunch, lunch and dinner, invited the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce to conduct a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in celebration of its grand opening. The ceremony took place as part of an all-day celebration. Ciccio-Cali offers an innovative, health-infused approach(…)

May Bloomingdale/FishHawk Business Column

May Bloomingdale/FishHawk 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(…)

Hillsborough County Public School Students Showcase Recycled Cigar Box Artwork

Hillsborough County Public School Students Showcase Recycled Cigar Box Artwork

  By Kathy L. Collins The Tampa Bay History Center is hosting the Third Annual DooDad Art and Sculpture Competition. Hundreds of students from Hillsborough County Public Schools have taken cigar boxes and transformed them into works of art. The show opens Monday, May 5 and runs through Sunday, June 1. Participating art classes were(…)