Business

Brandon Couple Transforms Exotic Wood Into Jewelry

Brandon Couple Transforms Exotic Wood Into Jewelry

  By Kathy L. Collins Jim and Roxanne Tobaison of Brandon repurpose rare, exotic and beautiful woods into pieces of jewelry, buttons and home decor items. The couple, married for 40 years, compliment one another in this venture. Jim finds the wood and designs the pieces. Roxanne does the finishing and marketing. This is their(…)

August Brandon 2014 Business Column

August Brandon 2014 Business Column

  By Sandra Meyer Brandon Dermatology Announces New Addition Brandon Dermatology is pleased to announce Dr. Ricardo L. Berrios ,who recently joined the practice. A native of Brandon, Dr. Berrios received his Bachelor’s from the University of South Florida, where he majored in Biomedical Sciences and graduated with highest honors. He graduated with honors from(…)

Osprey Observer Staff Spotlight: Nicole Schoen

Osprey Observer Staff Spotlight: Nicole Schoen

  By Nicole Heubusch Nicole Schoen began at the Osprey Observer as an intern in 2006 the summer before her senior year at Durant High School and continued to work as a freelance writer after she completed her internship. After high school, she attended the University of Central Florida (UCF) and majored in journalism with(…)

Pearson Capital Boasts 100% Customer Satisfaction After 58 Years In Business

Pearson Capital Boasts 100% Customer Satisfaction After 58 Years In Business

  By Robyn St. James Walter Pearson likes to tell the story about how he fought in the first World War, and that his interest began when his parents bought him a soldier uniform when he was 4. Since then, he’s done many things, and now at age 98, he has an amazing story to(…)

New Paintball Facility Takes Aim In Hillsborough

New Paintball Facility Takes Aim In Hillsborough

  By Kelly Wise Legg There’s a new place for some fun competition just south of Causeway Blvd. on U.S. Hwy. 41. Just over the railroad tracks, battles are welcome and paintballs are the flying ammunition.  South Tampa Paintball (STP) was collaboratively inspired and quite the long labor of love of its two owners, Casey(…)

August Valrico 2014 Business Column

August Valrico 2014 Business Column

  By Sandra Meyer Back to School Festival Huge Success     The Valrico/FishHawk Chamber celebrates the success of the 12th Annual Back to School Festival with a donation of 2,500 school supply items and a cash donation of $1,250 to the YMCA Backpack program. The event was held on Sunday, July 27 at Campo Family YMCA(…)

Grand Re-Opening Celebration Of HealthSource Chiropractic To Benefit Local Firefighters

Grand Re-Opening Celebration Of HealthSource Chiropractic To Benefit Local Firefighters

  Staff Report A grand re-opening ceremony on Saturday, August 16 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at HealthSource Chiropractic, Progressive Rehab and Wellness will host the Hillsborough County Fire Department as its guests of honor. The event’s goal is to raise funding for the fire department, with the money to be used for supplies and equipment(…)

Publix Nutrition, Strategies For Happiness Class Open For Registration

Publix Nutrition, Strategies For Happiness Class Open For Registration

  Staff Report Join Publix Dietitian Nutritionist, Jamie Stolarz, MS, RDN, LDN, and local Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Rachel Moskowitz, MS, LMHC, in a free class that will focus on strategies to achieve happiness and reduce stress. The classes will discuss how different foods can affect mood, as well as the benefits of a healthy(…)

Bay Area Bandits Offers Mounted Shooting For Entire Family

Bay Area Bandits Offers Mounted Shooting For Entire Family

  By Robyn St. James Gunsmoke and dust hung over the arena, dimming the brilliance of the lights. A new rider was being shown how to handle his pistol, firing blank rounds toward a bank of sand. Ten rifle shots shattered all hopes at retaining a semblance of quiet. Riders shouted for guns, holsters and(…)

Meet Elsa, Anna And More With My Fairytale Forest

Meet Elsa, Anna And More With My Fairytale Forest

  By Nicole Heubusch My Fairytale Forest is a party planning company that specializes in children’s birthday parties. It opened in 2013 and Adrianna Vasquez and her business partner Marilyn Aquino have been coming up with one creative idea after another. “My Fairytale Forest has been a dream of mine for as long as I(…)