BC_shrimpboat2Shrimp Boat Opens in Plaza Bella

La Viva Plaza’s loss is Plaza Bella’s gain as the Shrimp Boat moves from Brandon to Valrico, in the space previously housing Cheddar Biscuit, at the corner of Bloomingdale Ave. and Bell Shoals Rds. It is now open.

The restaurant is owned by Chef Albert “Al” Paone. “They’re not just another food chain and they offer a great variety,” said Matt Creager, who with his parents, Plaza Bella owners Roz Cimino-Creager and Mark Creager, run the Valrico center’s signature retailer, The Green Boutique.

Paone said he and his wife, Sharon, opened Shrimp Boat Oyster Bar & Grille nine years ago on W. Lumsden Rd. and it is the eighth restaurant for Paone, who said he entered the business as a 17-year-old in Philadelphia, working at his mother’s tavern. For more information, visit www.shrimpboat.com or call 571-7860.


If It Can Wash the Dome, It Can Do Your HomeBC_magicpowerwashing

Magic Power Washing, Inc. was established in 1999 by owner, Thomas Ross. He was born in Dayton, Ohio and is a graduate of Florida State University, after spending 15 years in the aerial lift business.

Ross strives to be on time, every time, as he feels communication with the customer is key to ensuring quality and excellent service. Its specialties include:  Stain removal, paint prep, gutters, pavers, pool cages and decks, cleaning decorations, tall buildings, roofs, sterilizing and more.

He is celebrating 15 years in business and is vastly experienced in all phases of washing. His motto is, “We washed the USF Sun Dome, and so, if we did the Dome, we can do your home.”  You can call 748-1042, email magicpower washinginc@aol.com or visit www.magicpowerwashinginc.com.


BC_savannahcourtSavannah Court of Brandon Celebrates 10th Anniversary

In honor of its 10-year Anniversary, the Brandon Chamber held a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The delicious food and beverages were hosted by Savannah Court of Brandon with over 60 in attendance throughout the 4-6 p.m. period. There was a guitar player for background music. Everyone had a very enjoyable time.

Savannah Court of Brandon, located at 824 N Parsons Ave., is Brandon senior living is at its best, an intimate senior living community offering individualized support and services to each resident. Everyone who visits the residence feels welcome the moment they enter the front door. For more information, visit  www.savannahcourtbran don.com or call 445-8338.


Core5 Studio Plans Grand Opening

On February 15, from 12-5 p.m., it will host its official Grand Opening. It will be having healthy vendors, including restaurants, Planet Smoothie, Lululemon, The Vitamin Shoppe and a licensed massage therapist giving out samples of products and services. The main attraction is a buffet-style run-through of its class schedule with 20-minute teaser sessions of each group class including ballet barre, spin, kettle bells and much more. It will also be unavailing its synergy 360, a functional piece of equipment no facility has within a 20-mile radius.

It is also excited to announce that Core5 Studio will be offering kids classes. At Core5, it prides itself in its community involvement with a concentration in child health and children’s obesity, a phrase this country is becoming all too familiar with. It wants to do its part in making sure that the footprint left in the neighborhoods is one of healthy choices and healthy children while bringing families together to get fit with classes like the Ultimate Core Workout, Yoga, Spin and Boot Camp, all under the constant supervision of two certified personal trainers. It is located at 1076 E. Brandon Blvd., #211 near Wal-mart. For more information, call 330-2115 or visit www.core5studio.com.


BC_Pinot LOGOPinot’s Palette Coming to Brandon

Pinot’s Palette is Brandon’s new upscale night out experience catering to girls’ night out, date night and corporate team building, where participants can drink wine and paint.

Pinot’s Palette is located at 2086 Badlands Dr. in Brandon (next door to Rolling Pin, behind Square One Burgers). It is having a grand opening on Friday, February 28 with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m., followed by an open house. To register for the 7 p.m. opening class, please go to www.pinotspalette.com/Brandon. Office hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with painting classes as scheduled, beginning with Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, then adding more classes as needed as it grows. Private parties will be scheduled based on availability. For more information, call 618-3064 or e-mail Brandon@pinotspalette.com. Like them on Facebook at face book.com/PinotsPaletteBrandon.


Bivins & Hemenway Founding Partner Announces the Publication of “Best Practices for Structuring Trusts and Estates, 2014 Edition”BC_John Hemenway

Bivins & Hemenway is pleased to announce the publication of the book Best Practices for Structuring Trusts and Estates, 2014 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Drafting a Flexible Plan, Protecting the Clients Assets, and Leveraging Tax Strategies, published by Aspatore Books, a Thompson Reuters business.

The book, Best Practices for Structuring Trusts and Estates, provides an authoritative, insider’s perspective on helping clients develop appropriate estate plans in light of recent trends and new legislation, such as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.

For more information, contact Hemenway at 1060 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico at 643-4900.


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. The money raised is donated to local charities and scholarship funds. 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 will take place at the Palmetto Club in FishHawk Ranch on Friday, April 4. For information, visit www.FishhawkRiverviewRotary.org or call 368-2699.


La Villa Mexican Grill Open on Boyette Rd.

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.


BC_DuffeytreecarelogoDuffey Tree Care – Building a Reputation with Excellence in Tree Care

At Duffey Tree Care, LLC, its business is based on the belief that its customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. Its entire team is committed to meeting those needs.  As a result, a high percentage of its business is from repeat customers and referrals.

Owner, Anthony Duffey is an ISA Certified Arborist, formally trained with over 12 years of professional tree climbing experience. It serves the Hillsborough County area with hours of Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Sunday.  You can get more information at 381-4329 or visit www.duffeytreecare.com.


Hawthorne Village Assisted Living Celebrates Great State Survey

Hawthorne Village Assisted Living recently celebrated a deficiency-free State Survey with an employee party. Assisted living facilities are surveyed every two years by the Agency for Health Care Administration to assure quality care for the residents. Administrator Naomi Ausburn was proud of her staff and the dedication they have for the residents.

Hawthorne Village Retirement Community is located at 859 W. Lumsden Rd. in Brandon.  For more information about its facility and services, call 661-8998 or visit www.HawthorneVillageofBrandon.com.


Pae Maintenance 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_dr-chad-polley-mds (1)How to Save a Choking Customer

HealthSource of Brandon, located at 166 E. Bloomingdale Ave. will soon begin educating local restaurant workers on how to react if a customer is choking on food. 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 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.


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.  The doctors are women treating women and its primary services include combining personalized care, comfortable surroundings and state-of-the-art facilities, offering expert services for every stage of womanhood.

Contact the new office at 347-4080 or visit www.thewomansgrouptampa.com for more information about this and other locations.


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, located at 17004 Dorman Road in 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.planourvacationnow.com or contact Sherry directly at 657-0844 or sherry@cruisesforu.com.


Inflatable Bounce World Says “Start Your Party with a Bounce”BC_InflatableBounceWorld

Inflatable Bounce World, located at 3108 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico, is a professional, reliable and prompt company. Its hours are Monday – Sunday from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.  You can call 505-9961, visit www.inflatablebounceworld.com or find it on Facebook/Twitter/other: w.facebook.com/inflatablebounceworld.


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Suzy Wiesenhart
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.