By Suzy Wiesenhart


New Stylist Joins Lux Hair Design

BC_Veronica Boegel Lux Hair Design-EDITEDLux Hair Design, located at 4379 Lynx Paw Trail in Valrico, recently added a new stylist to the team, Veronica Boegel. The Valrico resident graduated from the Manhattan Hairstyling Academy and has two years’ experience styling hair, including working at the Color Salon and Spa and runway shows for designers like Beatriz Canedo and more in Bolivia as well as an event for The Knot.

Boegel has experience with men, women and children of all ages and can provide services from cut and color to updos for special occasions. Services start at $35 and she can be contacted at 910-364-3846 to make an appointment today. Boegel is offering a free cut when clients pay for color when bringing in this article or 20 percent off other services excluding keratin.


 New Salon Open In Valrico Publix Plaza

Bloom Salon and Spa is now open at 1903 State Rd. 60 in the Publix Plaza.BC_bloom logo new

Services offered include haircuts and style, color, both organic and traditional, Keratin treatments, eyebrow threading, facials and waxing. There is a massage therapist on staff along with a licensed esthetician. Bridal packages, updos and make-up are also available. Walk-ins are welcome. Owner, Vini Patel said the salon offers professional and quality service and she is happy to be the in Valrico area. Its hours are Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 681-8020 for an appointment or visit more information.


Distressed Nest Offers Paint Classes

BC_DistressedNestLogoDistressed Nest, located at 4357 Lynx Paw Trail in Valrico in the RiverHills Plaza, will be holding a variety of painting classes to assist for Spring decor. A special St. Patty’s Day class will take place on Friday, March 14 and a Chalk Board Frame class on Friday, March 21.  For more information about Distressed Nest or to reserve a spot in an upcoming class, call 602-1362 or visit dis


Mathnasium Wipes Out Math AnxietyBC_MathnasiumLogo

Math anxiety can easily undermine the hard work students have put in throughout the year, lowering their scores on standardized tests and jeopardizing their chances to take advanced classes or enroll in the schools of their choice. Becky McDaniels, owner of the Brandon Mathnasium franchise, explains that students can reduce anxiety by reviewing mistakes they make in homework assignments and practice exams, grouping these errors into three categories, easily remembered as the “three C’s:” Concept – understanding the methods needed to solve specific problem types. Comprehension – determining exactly what individual problems are asking students to do. Calculation – solving the problem correctly without making errors or oversights. Mathnasium is the nation’s leading math-only learning center franchise, specializing in teaching kids math in a way that makes sense to them. For more information, call 655-MATH (6284) or visit



Brandon Office Suites Offers Affordable Office SpaceBC_Brandonpropertyforlease

Brandon Office Suites at 716 South Oakwood Ave. at Lithia Pinecrest is offering quality office suites at a visible location for affordable rates. Mark Simpson, owner-manager and local entrepreneur, said it has recently completed renovation and re-leasing projects and has a great mix of six small-businesses at the location. Current tenants include: Pioneer Mortgage Funding, Renee Tirado Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Karen J. Allen Chiropractic Physician, Health & Wellness Care/Dr. Maria C. Hernandez, R&B Accounting and Tax Services Corp., Ronald Saenz Law Office, Chapman & Associates/Scott Chapman. Call Simpson at 245-7838 or email


BC_TNTSmoothieslogoTNT Smoothies & Supplements Sponsoring Class On Allergies

Allergies create misery for 55 percent of the U.S. population, not to mention the estimated $7.9 billion spent on allergies each year in the United States. While seasonal allergies limit outdoor activities, food allergies can be just as hindering. Based on years of clinical practice, safe evaluations and laboratory research, essential oils have been found to relieve the symptoms of allergies. Cleansing, calming, stimulating, soothing, essential oils bring balance to all systems of the body. On Thursday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m., TNT Smoothies & Supplements will be sponsoring a class at Grade Power Learning, located at 3212 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., Suite 102 in Valrico. It costs $5 to attend and an RSVP is requested at 689-6527.  Learn more about allergies, preventing them, what the causes are, what are essential oils and how to use them and possible side effects of medications.


Wal-Mart Spring Customer Appreciation EventBC_WalMartLogo

Wal-mart Market, located at 901 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Brandon, invites everyone to its Spring Customer Appreciation event on Saturday, March 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Many activities are scheduled including an Easter Egg Hunt from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and a dance presentation from 2:30-3:30 p.m. by Dance Quest International. There will be door prizes, demonstrations and samples from businesses in the plaza. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be for sale with all proceeds going to All Children’s Hospital.


BC_girlswithconfidenceGirls With Confidence Hosting Confidence Camp

Girls with Confidence (GWC) offers fun and creative workshops for young girls grades 1-12 that focus on development of strong self-esteem. Its half-day camp cost is typically $109, but it does offer early registration discounts as well as sibling and refer-a-friend discounts priced at ten percent off each registration. Once registered, it will credit back the difference to the PayPal account. kindergarten-5th grade is held Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-12 Noon at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 10540 Browning Rd. in Lithia. Each day will focus on different themes such as friendships, manners, being unique and role models. Every theme will have a discussion, activities, games and an art project. For more information, contact 571-2002 or visit


Canine Cabana Offers Certified Professional Dog TrainerBC_caninecabanatraining2

Canine Cabana is proud to announce employee of four years, Amanda Anders, is now a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA). Over the last year and a half, Anders has mentored under Canine Cabana’s owners, Kendall Duncan and Angie Frazier, to learn about positive training techniques. She recently expanded her knowledge while attending the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Conference and has completed over 1,000 hours of hands-on training experience. Canine Cabana is a premium pet lodging facility located at 9708 Carr Rd. in Riverview, offering overnight accommodations, Doggie Daycare and training. For more information about Canine Cabana, call 672-9663 or visit


Real Estate “Pitch” Session Coming To Brandon

The newly-remodeled Slugger’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill located at 109 W. Bloomingdale in Brandon will be hosting real estate pitch sessions beginning Wednesday, February 26 and every Wednesday thereafter, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Bring MLS sheets for listings, open house flyers, buyers’ wants and needs and business cards. Stay in the know with important real estate topics. For more information, call Tim Ryan at Fidelity National Title at 928-2862 or e-mail


BC_bonnie-and-edtekampeTNT Termite And Pest Control Celebrates Three-Years

TNT Termite and Pest Control is celebrating a three-year anniversary. As a full-service termite and pest control company, TNT provides affordable service to homes and businesses in eastern Hillsborough County. Bonnie Tekampe and husband, Ed, with son, Andy, work to provide “dynamite customer service.” For more information, call 716-9196 or visit tnttermiteandpestcon trol.


125th Anniversary Wellness ChallengeBC_YMCALogo

The YMCA is celebrating its 125th anniversary this month. Through Monday, March 31, work out a minimum of 125 minutes each week, tracking progress on the wall chart and receive a commemorative 125th Anniversary workout towel after completing the challenge. Campo YMCA is located at 3414 Culbreath Rd. in Valrico and is open Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, 12 noon-6 p.m. This program is effective at any YMCA in the Tampa Bay area.


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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.