Business

Brandon Auto Services Hosts Statewide Yard Expo

Brandon Auto Services Hosts Statewide Yard Expo

  By Brock Mikosky On Saturday, April 5 Brandon Auto Services hosted the Second Annual Florida Auto Dismantlers and Recyclers Association (FADRA) Yard Expo.  This gathering of over 125 industry professionals from around the state was held in a working auto garage and salvage yard.  The process of turning a working auto recycling operation into(…)

Victorian Grace Tea Room Offers Elegant Setting For Mother’s Day

Victorian Grace Tea Room Offers Elegant Setting For Mother’s Day

  By Nicole Heubusch The Victorian Grace Tea Room is a beautifully decorated building located at 616 N. Parsons Ave. in Brandon. Having never been to a tea room before, I wasn’t completely sure what would be in store for me when I went with the Osprey Observer team to celebrate one of our own(…)

Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Can-Do Lawsuit

  By Tamas Mondovics Bloomingdale area residents are both relieved and revitalized following a recent court hearing in connection with their continued effort to halt the development of the now famous Bloomingdale Big Box and residential complex project within their neighborhood. It took two weeks for circuit judge William P. Levens to deny the County(…)

Orange Home Accessories To Hold Event Benefiting Family Promise Of Greater Brandon

Orange Home Accessories To Hold Event Benefiting Family Promise Of Greater Brandon

  By Kathy L. Collins On Friday, April 11, Debbie Ploor, owner of Orange Home Accessories, will host a fundraising event which benefits Family Promise of Greater Brandon, a non-profit organization that helps families regain their housing, their independence and their dignity. The event, which runs from 6-9 p.m., will feature live jazz music, appetizers(…)

April Riverview/Apollo Beach Business Column April

April Riverview/Apollo Beach Business Column April

  By Suzy Wiesenhart South Shore Young Professional Association Clothing Drive The Southshore Young Professionals Association is looking to distribute clothing appropriate for job interviews within the community. Donations will be provided to organizations and individuals in the greater Riverview area and will be collected through mid-April. Donations are preferred on clothes hangers. Bring donations(…)

Homes By WestBay Venezia Model Selected As 2014 Parade Of Homes Showcase Home

Homes By WestBay Venezia Model Selected As 2014 Parade Of Homes Showcase Home

  Staff Report Homes by WestBay has been selected as the Showcase Home Builder for the Tampa Bay Builders Association’s 2014 Spring Parade of Homes™. The builder’s Venezia model in FishHawk Ranch will be the flagship of the 2014 Parade of Homes™, which will be held through Saturday, April 19. This year, the parade has(…)

Sun City Center’s Plaza Club Offers Remodeled Meeting Space

Sun City Center’s Plaza Club Offers Remodeled Meeting Space

By Paula MacDonald For SouthShore residents seeking a full-service meeting space, there’s a bright new hidden treasure in Sun City Center, located just three minutes off of the interstate. Brookdale Senior Living’s Freedom Plaza has been a staple in the Sun City Center community for many years, with its first residents arriving back in 1992.(…)

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.(…)

Award-Winning Progressive Air Systems Working To Keep Area Cool

Award-Winning Progressive Air Systems Working To Keep Area Cool

  By Nicole Heubusch It’s almost time for summer and in sunny Florida that means it’s time to crank up the air conditioner. Individuals looking to purchase a new air conditioning system or needing to get one fixed, make sure to visit Progressive Air Systems. Progressive Air Systems is a family owned and operated Air(…)

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(…)