By Sandra Meyer

BC_JF2Jacob Fowler Memorial Scholarship Announces 2014 Recipients

The Jacob Fowler Memorial Scholarship was founded in memory of Jacob Fowler, a former instructor at Bell Shoals Baptist Church that passed away. Susan and John Prestridge of the Tutoring Club of Valrico were friends of the Fowler’s for more than 20 years and started this as a $500 scholarship for a graduating senior from Bell Shoals Baptist Church. The Fowler family has graciously donated additional scholarships the past two years and over $3,000 in scholarships have been awarded in the last three years. This year’s winners are Kaitlynn Leonard and Jonathan Shirey. Visit or call 681-9900. The Tutoring Club of Valrico is located at 4385 Lynx Paw Trail in Valrico.




Ladies Day Car Skills Class at Christian Brothers AutomotiveBC_ChristianBros

On Saturday, June 21 at 1 p.m., Christian Brothers Automotive is hosting a 40 minute long Ladies’ Day Car Skills Familiarization Class to educate women of all ages how to check fluids, tire pressure, spare tire location and perform basic car maintenance. All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a free standard oil change. The class will take place at the auto repair shop, located at 10010 McMullen Rd. in Riverview. RSVP by calling 685-0683, or e-mail at


BC_mathnasiumFamily Game Night at Mathnasium

On Friday, June 13 from 7–8:30 p.m., Mathnasium is hosting a Family Game Night with Club Radical. Club Radical is a way to support the community, build confidence in students, and build new friendships. During the event, Mathnasium will be collecting soda can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House as well as non-perishable food items for ECHO. Chick-fil-A cards will be on sale to raise scholarship funds for students needing financial aid to attend Mathnasium. Mathnasium, the nation’s leading math-only learning center franchise, specializes in teaching kids math in a way that makes sense to them. RSVP by Tuesday, June 10 by calling 655-6284. Mathnasium is located at 1048 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico. Visit /Brandon for more information.

SCC Patrol Receives DonationBC_SunCityPatrol

The Law Office of Wrede Kirkpatrick, P.A., located in Tampa has donated $1,500 to the Sun City Center Security Patrol, based on the patrol’s service and dedication to the local community. The law firm annually selects a deserving non-profit organization in Hillsborough County to donate funds to enable non-profit recipients to move forward with goals. The Security Patrol is the first non-profit recipient in South County. Kirkpatrick has practiced law for 21 years specializing in commercial litigation.

BC_RoyalMaidNew Owners of Royal Maid

After nearly 10 years of serving the community with Royal Maid, Peter and Pauline Mottley retired in January and have handed it over to Neil and Samantha Beesley. The Mottley’s are delighted to have the opportunity to continue to serve the community and thank all customers for their loyalty and support. At Royal Maid, all cleans are guaranteed for 24 hours and the service is tailored to customer’s needs. Call 999-4929 to try Royal Maid out and mention the Osprey Observer to receive $10 off the first clean. Royal Maid is located at Water Works Ln. in Riverview.

Mackey Productions Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

In May, Stuart Mackey, owner and creative director of Mackey Productions, LLC, invited the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce to conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of its four year anniversary and to commemorate the success of winning the 2013 Business of the Year. Mackey Productions is a producer of high-definition video for local businesses, non-profits and individuals. Serving the greater Riverview area, its mission is to deliver custom and focused content at an affordable price. Call Stuart for more information at 699-0843 or visit www.mackeyproduc

Stone Kraft Tiles & Cabinetry fits any Remodeling BudgetBC_StoneKraft

Stone Kraft Tiles & Cabinetry is a one stop shop for remodeling needs in kitchens and bathrooms. It offers access to a large selection of materials for countertops and cabinets, ensuring something for every budget. Its distributors stock hundreds of colors in natural stone flooring and countertops to help build any dream kitchen, patio, or bathroom to any taste. The showroom is located at 9005 E. Adamo Dr. in Tampa near U.S. 301. Hours are Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Visit or call 405-5076.


BC_LegalShredLegal Shred Inc. Second Anniversary

Legal Shred Inc. celebrated its second anniversary in a new office location at 11806 S U.S. Hwy. 41 in Gibsonton. It celebrated the addition of a third truck with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Greater Riverview and SouthShore Chambers of Commerce. It offers convenient mobile shredding for home or business using fast and state of the art shredding equipment. Legal Shred customers have the option to watch their papers shredded from start to finish and do not have to worry about removing staples, paper clips or binder clips. After shredding, Legal Shred recycles the paper saving thousands of trees each year. For more information, visit www.Legal, call 445-7301 or e-mail eja son@legal

Econo Auto Rentals Celebrates Second Anniversary

Econo Auto Rentals at 9017 E. Adamo Dr. is celebrating its second year open. On Saturday, June 28 from 1–4 p.m., the lot just behind will have a car show and audio competition (run by Tampa’s own Premiere Car Audio). Bring the kids to play in the bounce house. Entry into the competition is free. To set up a vendor booth, contact Econo to secure a spot. For more information, visit or call 999-4920.

Remington Pet and Feed Meets Any Animal NeedBC_Remington

Remington Pet and Feed located at 8808 U.S. Hwy. 301 S. in Riverview has all animal needs under one roof. A low cost veterinarian is available on select dates. Owners Robert Collier and Corey Costa have been serving the Riverview community for over eight years and have a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Visit www.Remington for a full list of what the store offers. Deliveries are available. Call 672-1244 for more information or visit the Facebook page at Remington Feed.

TakeOut Butler Celebrates Five Years

The end of May marks the landmark five year anniversary for the award winning TakeOut Butler Restaurant Delivery Service. TakeOut Butler delivers prepared meals for partnering chain and independent restaurants providing a culinary convenience to busy homes and productive offices in Brandon, Valrico, Riverview, East Tampa, SouthShore and more. The Greater Brandon Chamber’s 2013 Small Business of the Year (Home Based) attributes its success to a simple business model that meets a true need, a passion for great service and community involvement, including ongoing support of its restaurant partners and loyal customers. Visit or call 643-FOOD.

Alternative Therapies for COPD and Asthma Presentation

Nataliya Sia, ARNP of Holistic Medical Care Clinic, will be hosting a presentation about the “Alternative Therapies for COPD and Asthma” for the Breathe Better Group of Sun Towers at the Main Dining Room at Sun Tower Residences, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. in Sun City Center on Tuesday, July 8 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. One therapy discussed will be the use of antibiotics in the cure for asthma as featured in NPR’s People’s Pharmacy. Holistic Medical Care Clinic’s mission is to provide the best health care utilizing integrative medicine—a blend of conventional/Western medicine and complementary therapies. Anyone wishing to schedule an appointment can call 398-0470. Walk-ins are welcome. The clinic is open Mondays – Fridays 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.–3 p.m. The office is located at 400 Franderson Circle, Ste. 103 in Apollo Beach.

Choices Women’s Center in Ruskin

Choices Women’s Center has been providing compassionate care and support to teens, women, couples and families facing unplanned pregnancies in the Brandon area for over 25 years. It recently opened up a second location at 3018 E College Ave. in Ruskin and celebrated the opening with a ribbon cutting in April. Choices Women’s Center is a non-profit medical clinic providing free medical services and accurate information on all options regarding unplanned pregnancy, including education on abortion, adoption and parenting. For more information, visit or call 938-6024.

Visions of Hope International Grand Opening

In May Lorianne De Loreto of Visions of Hope International hosted a combined Greater Riverview and SouthShore Chambers of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its office grand opening at 10018 Park Ave. in Riverview and book release. Visions of Hope International is a non-profit organization that looks to educate, inspire and motivate women and men in their journey of recovery from domestic violence, and works with domestic violence survivors on an individual need basis through community partnerships. For more information, contact Lorianne De Loreto at 277-8181 or e-mail or visit

Hess & VanLandschoot Orthodontics Opens Office in Apollo Beach

Dr. Michael Hess and Dr. Toby VanLandschoot are pleased to announce a new third office location to open in June in Apollo Beach. Its third location at 421 Apollo Beach Blvd. will provide all the same quality orthodontic care, customer service and innovative technology as it does in the Riverview and Lithia locations. For more information or to schedule a complimentary orthodontic exam, call 645-4377or visit

Caffe Italia Opens in Riverview

Caffe Italia welcomes customers to its newly opened restaurant at 10277 Big Bend Rd. in Riverview serving authentic Italian cuisine in a family friendly atmosphere. All meals are prepared to order and are always made fresh and from scratch. There is a lunch option of a gourmet personal size pizza for $10. Open for lunch and dinner, visit www.caffeitalia for full menu selections and hours. Call 374-9917.

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