BC_liznthingsLiz~n~Things Has Moved and Plans Grand Opening

Liz ~n~ Things Consignment Boutique has moved to 13446 Boyette Rd. (behind Buffalo Wild Wings). It outgrew its old location on Bell Shoals and offers gently-used women’s apparel, jewelry, accessories and has included home goods as well.  Manager, Elizabeth Cureton said it caters to ladies on a budget, offering brand names at affordable prices with excellent customer service.

It also offers an automatic 15% discount to all county employees. Please join Liz~n~Things as it celebrates its Grand Opening on February 15 at 2 p.m. There will be snacks, drinks, games and prizes, including a one-week stay in Las Vegas, airfare not included. Business hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information, call 438-8946, visit www.LizNThings.com or www.Facebook.com/liznthings.


TNT Smoothies & Supplements Holds Seminar for Special Needs Kids

TNT Smoothies & Supplements will hold a seminar on Thursday, February 20 at 7 p.m. at the Osprey Observer Small Business Center, located at 916 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. (behind the Osprey office).  The seminar is titled, “Natural Remedies for Special Needs; ADD/ADHD, Autism, CP, Epilepsy & Other Neurological Disorders”.

It’s time you discover the truth about managing your special needs family…naturally. Cost for the seminar is $5.  Please RSVP to Tara Gravino at 417-1705.


BC_redfoxstablesRed Fox Stables Has a Valentine’s Day Treat

Red Fox Stables is offering horseback rides and hayrides all week for Valentine’s Day.  With just a little over two weeks away, do something different and special. Enjoy a hayride, and then ride horseback in over 4700 acres on a county- owned nature preserve for just $35 per person. Just call 601-9516 or email rox ane@redfoxstables.com to schedule a ride. The stables are located in Lithia next to the Old Welcome Road Trails and it is open Monday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Walk/Trot/Canter or longer rides are available upon request for an additional charge. For more information about Red Fox Stables, visit www.redfoxstables.com.


Cherry Blossom Family Dentistry in FishHawk

Located at 13431 FishHawk Blvd. in Lithia, Cherry Blossom Family Dentistry provides general dentistry; cleanings, fillings, extractions, crown, root canals, partial and full dentures and more.  It sees children 5 years and older.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 805-8913.  Office hours at this time are Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with Monday-Friday hours coming soon.  You can find it on Facebook or visit www.dentistfishhawk.com.


New Venue for FishHawk Riverview Rotary Fourth Annual Crawfish Festival

The Rotary Club of FishHawk Riverview’s Crawfish Festival has set the date and a new venue for this year.  The Fourth Annual Crawfish Festival will be held on Saturday, May 31 from 12-4 p.m. at the Winthrop Pole Barn area on Bloomingdale Ave. in Riverview. Purchase crawfish meal tickets before the Thursday, May 15 cutoff for $15. This will include about 2-3 lbs. of crawfish with the fixings (corn and potatoes).  A Crawfish Masquerade Ball leading up to this event that will take place at the Palmetto Club in FishHawk Ranch on Friday, April 4. For more information, visit www.FishhawkRiverview Rotary.org or call 368-2699.


BC_cruiseplannersTravel Night Coming in February Sponsored by CruisePlanners

Sherry Leybovich, with CruisePlanners American Express, will be hosting a travel night on Tuesday, February 18, 4-7 p.m. at the Palmetto Club in FishHawk Ranch, 17004 Dorman Road, Lithia. There will be hourly door prizes, light refreshments and vendor presentations by Holland America, Carnival, Princess Cruises, Sandals, Beaches and Adventures by Disney.

For more information or to RSVP for this event, you can visit www.planourvacation now.com or contact Sherry directly at 657-0844 or sher ry@cruisesforu.com.


Just Cuts For Guys Opening In February

Just Cuts for Guys is opening its first store at 16311 FishHawk Blvd. in Lithia in February with haircuts for men and boys with a complimentary shampoo. Prices are $20 for men’s haircuts; $15 for boy’s haircuts 12 and under, with a $2 discount for military/fire dept./law enforcement.

It has complimentary coffee and TVs at every station.  It will be open seven days a week. We will publish its phone number, Website and opening date as soon as we know.


New Ownership and Management for a Brandon Salon

Sara James Salon (previously “Hot Locks, A Full Service Salon”) is under new ownership and management. It is located in Creekside Village Plaza at 106 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon.

Schedule an appointment with one of its talented stylists:  Carmen, Corinne or Kia at 654-6594. Salon hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


La Villa Mexican Grill Open on Boyette Road

Estela and Juan Villegas, owners of La Villa Mexican Grill have a secret.  Their food is authentic and delicious.  It is located next to Valrico Lakes Academy at 13206 Boyette Rd. in Riverview.

It has dine in or carry out orders with affordable prices and daily specials. Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., closed on Sunday.  Call 324-8839 for more information or visit www.Lavillamex.com and follow it on Facebook at Lavilla at Boyette Mexican grill.


How About Sketch & Sip for Valentine’s Day?BC_sketchnsipglasses

Sketch & Sip, located at 11242 Winthrop Main St. in Riverview is having a “Paint a Wineglass” Valentine’s Day celebration on Friday, February 14 at 7 p.m. Each couple will get to paint 2 wine glasses for only $50 per couple.

There will be a champagne toast and appetizers from Acropolis will be served.  There will also be live music, free raffles and ladies will receive a rose and a piece of jewelry.

Sketch & Sip offers classes Monday-Saturday at 7 p.m. and you can check online for the schedule at www.sketchandsip.com or call 644-5954 for reservations.


How to Save a Choking Customer

HealthSource of Brandon, located at 166 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon will soon begin educating local restaurant workers on how to react if a customer is choking on food. Brandon chiropractor, Dr. Chad F. Polley said that the training was important even though Florida, unlike other states, does not require restaurants to provide it.

Dr. Polley is taking time from his practice to go into local restaurants in a couple of weeks to teach employees how to properly execute the Heimlich maneuver. He would also provide the businesses with posters that detail the technique.

Interested restaurant owners or managers can contact Christy at 654-7121 to schedule a session.


Pae Maintenance Is Here To Help

Owner, Greg Pae and his company, Pae Maintenance are to here to help with all home maintenance and repair projects. It serves all of Hillsborough County and will work on all of those new and unfinished home projects and repairs that clients want. It specializes in investor homes and rental repair and clean-ups.

The service hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday –Saturday. Pae is a Tampa native with more than 30 years of experience.  The company possesses true integrity and true craftsmanship. Call 523-1500 for a free estimate.


BC_InflatableBounceWorldInflatable Bounce World Says “Start Your Party with a Bounce”

A family-owned business, owner Jennifer Del Rio is a mother of two boys with another little one on the way, while she’s also pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice. Inflatable Bounce World, located at 3108 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico, is a professional, reliable and prompt company.

All of its bounce houses and other equipment are sanitized before and after each use. Its staff members are background-checked and CPR-certified. All of the staff members that arrive to drop off and pick up any equipment will have a visible background-check badge on them. Its number one goal is child safety.

Its hours are Monday – Sunday from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. You can call 505-9961or visit www.inflatablebounce world.com.


The Opening of The Woman’s Group in RiverviewBC_womansgrouplogo

This is the fourth location for The Woman’s Group at its brand new location at 13005 S. US 301 just before Big Bend Rd. in Riverview, which will open on February 17. It specializes in obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, aesthetic and body services, in addition to vaccines, ultrasounds, bone density testing, and urodynamics. Contact the new office at 347-4080 or visit www.thewomansgrouptampa.com for more information about this and other locations.


BC_adventuresarcherylogoAdventures Archery Offers Classes and League

Located at 2210 S. US 301, Ste. 200 in Tampa, right before the Crosstown, Adventures Archery is a great place for archery enthusiasts. It has classes five nights a week. If customers have their own equipment, the cost is $10. If they need to use its equipment, the total cost is $15. Beginner’s classes are Monday and Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. or 7-8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and a Friday advanced class is from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

It is also very excited about its new archery league. It will be every Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and will run from January 29-March 5. The cost will be $15 each night, and there will be a nightly payout in the form of an Adventures Archery gift certificate. A women’s hunting clinic is also in the works for February 22 and it will be announcing more soon. For more information, call 664-8700 or visit www.adventures archery.com.


YoYo Juice Opens in Plaza Bella

High-school sweethearts from Massachusetts, Rose and Scott Laviano moved to Florida with their three children to BC_yoyojuicefulfill a life-long dream to open their own business and work together as a family. Having both garnered experience with fundraising and booster clubs, they are comfortable with giving back to the community they live in.   Follow it on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com /yoyojuiceinc. For more information, call 653-4300.


Wok Chi Stirs Up Over $2,600 For ECHO

Wok Chi, the fresh casual Chinese restaurant, located in Regency Square at 2420 W. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon, raised over $2,600 to benefit the Emergency Care Help Organization of Brandon (ECHO). Wok Chi presented ECHO with the check on Thursday, January 23. The ECHO Fundraiser ran from November 1 through December 31, 2013, and five percent of each stir fry purchase was donated to ECHO. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Takeout is available and the phone number is 315-9877. For more information, please visit www.wokchi.com.



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Suzy is one of the Advertising Representatives for the Riverview area. She started with the Osprey as an advertising assistant in 2008 and has various positions since then. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Riverview Chamber of Commerce. She has lived in Bloomingdale with her husband, Tom for the last 22 years.