Valrico

Fundraiser For Seffner Woman’s Relentless Cancer Fight

Fundraiser For Seffner Woman’s Relentless Cancer Fight

  By Darcie Jarrett Jennifer Erwin of Seffner, a wife, mother of three and co-owner of a CPA firm, is nothing short of a miracle fighting cancer multiple times. Finding an abnormal looking mole she got it checked out only to find stage two skin cancer. Three years later she felt a lump that just(…)

New Salt Grotto Location Offers Natural Healing Treatments, Massage

New Salt Grotto Location Offers Natural Healing Treatments, Massage

  By Nicole Heubusch Salt Therapy has become a popular health treatment, but not many people know the benefits that can come from a restorative and therapeutic session in a salt room or salt bed. The Salt Grotto recently relocated into Plaza Bella and offers all these treatments plus many products. A session in the(…)

Meals On Wheels Celebrates 38 Years Of Service To The Community

Meals On Wheels Celebrates 38 Years Of Service To The Community

  By Bonnie Mentel Over the past 38 years, Meals on Wheels has been helping many people in the community. “We serve anywhere between 240-280 meals each day in Brandon, Valrico and Seffner. Our borders extend to Williams Rd. on the North, Hwy. 301 on the West, Dover on the East and the Alafia River(…)

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(…)

MOSI and PNC Bank to give away 10,000 free piggy banks to raise money to send 400 kids to Summer Science Camp

MOSI and PNC Bank to give away 10,000 free piggy banks to raise money to send 400 kids to Summer Science Camp

Youth philanthropy effort culminates on May 3 with the Children’s Gala, featuring Sid the Science Kid, dinner served dessert first, and explosive science experiments. Tampa, Fla., March 31, 2014 – The Museum of Science & Industry is giving away 10,000 free piggy banks, generously provided by PNC Bank, as part of its Give Change to(…)

Valrico Theatre Group The Village Players Present Jekyll And Hyde  The Musical This Spring

Valrico Theatre Group The Village Players Present Jekyll And Hyde  The Musical This Spring

  By Kathy L. Collins The Village Players Community Theater will present the popular musical Jekyll and Hyde The Musical this spring at the historic James McCabe Theater located at 506 5th St. in Valrico. The shows will run three weeks beginning the weekend of Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 and continuing Friday,(…)

Valrico April Summer Camp Section

Valrico April Summer Camp Section

  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(…)

Meals On Wheels Annual Luncheon Recognizes Volunteers

Meals On Wheels Annual Luncheon Recognizes Volunteers

  By Bonnie Mentel Meals on Wheels is celebrating its 38th year of service in the Brandon area. The Brandon area branch began in a collaboration between Limona Village Chapel United Methodist and St. Andrew’s United Methodist. Since then, 18 churches have signed up to provide hot meals to those in need within the community.(…)

Valrico April 2014 Business Column

Valrico April 2014 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(…)

Grace Community United Methodist Members Perform Random Acts Of Kindness 

Grace Community United Methodist Members Perform Random Acts Of Kindness 

  By Bonnie Mentel Grace Community United Methodist in Lithia is finding ways for the church to go outside their walls to reach people instead of just expecting people to come to them. “We want to go out and let people know who we are and make as much of a difference as we can.(…)