By Sandra Meyer

BC_RebelShearsRebel Shears Inc. Offers Hair Care for Every Need

Rebel Shears Inc. is available for all hair care needs. It is a salon and barbershop rolled in one. Owner Khristina Johnson has been in the hair care industry for 23 years as an educator and color specialist. Johnson continues hair care education to keep up to date with the latest trends and techniques. Services offered include haircuts, razor cuts, highlights, corrective color, extensions and texture. Rebel Shears is also a retailer for Matrix and Kenra hair products. The salon is open by appointment Tuesday 12 Noon –7 p.m., Thursday through Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.–3 p.m. It is located at 2515 E. St. Rd. 60 in Valrico. Call 418-2229 for an appointment or find it on Facebook for more information.


A Royal Experience Comes to the Tampa Bay AreaBC_PrincessLogo

Organizers of The Royal Princess Ball will be hosting the inaugural experience to celebrate young princesses for who they are, to affirm them, and to let them know their true worth in this world through the eyes of God. On Sunday, December 7 princesses ages 5 through 12 and an accompanying adult are invited to a royal experience. Princesses will adorn their favorite princess gown, with their accompanying adults in evening attire. The experience will include dinner, dancing, words of affirmation, activities and a gift for each princess. Seating is limited so please reserve by Saturday, November 1.

The ball takes place from 5–8 p.m. at The Event Factory located at 7565 W Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa. Tickets are $35 each. Visit or e-mail for more information.

Brandon Regional Hospital to Host “Shooting Clays” Fundraising Event

Brandon Regional Hospital will hold an American Hospital Association Shooting Clays fundraising event on Sunday, November 19 at FishHawk Sporting Clays located at13505 Hobson Simmons Rd. in Lithia. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the mandatory safety meeting will be held at 9 a.m. The cost is $75 per shooter or $300 for a team of four. There are $500 corporate sponsorships which include a team of four and recognition at the event. Registration includes 50 clays, two boxes of 12 gauge shotgun shells and lunch. There will be 50/50 drawings, auction items and lessons with Jack Concannon, five-time World Sporting Clay Masters Champion. To RSVP call 571-5100 or e-mail All net proceeds for the event will go to the American Heart Association.

BC_MoblieMusicMobile Music Instructors LLC Bring the Music to Clients

Daniel Swartwood, owner of Mobile Music Instructors LLC, offers classes in piano, keyboards, music theory and songwriting. What makes this business different is that Mobile Music Instructors comes to its clients. Students are able to learn in the comfort of their own home and parents save on the time it takes to transport back and forth from lesson. Swartwood has been teaching music for over 25 years and Mobile Music employs only professional degreed teachers which receive federal level background checking and is insured. Lessons are typically scheduled between 12 Noon-9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 841-4752 or visit Mobile

Donate Cell Phones for Soldiers at Live & Learn Compounding Pharmacy

Live & Learn Compounding Pharmacy and non-profit Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. are asking residents to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones. Although the military landscape is ever changing, as many as 200,000 troops are serving in the United States military overseas around the world. By donating to Cell Phones for Soldiers, residents can provide troops with that precious connection to loved ones back home. Residents can donate their phones at Live & Learn Compounding Pharmacy located at 13224 Boyette Rd. in Riverview, Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Call 341-1050 or visit

Opening Soon in Valrico – EarthWise Pet Supply

The nationwide leaders in all-natural and holistic pet supplies are opening a brand new store in Valrico. EarthWise Pet Supply Valrico will open its doors to the public in late October, bringing a unique and different pet care approach to the Tampa Bay area. EarthWise Pet Supply is the nation’s leading company in all-natural pet supplies, with locations around the country, including several in Florida.

EarthWise, which will be located next to the Fresh Market at the Lithia Crossing shopping center, not only provides holistic food for pets, but also grooming, self-washing services, and home delivery. It will be located at 3454 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico. Call 402-639-4753 or visit earthwisepet .com/tampa-valrico.

The Basket Case – A Gourmet Alternative to Sending FlowersBC_Basketsllogo

The Basket Case takes a fresh approach to gift basket design and presentation. Its imaginative, creative and award-winning design staff is prepared to personalize any gift accordingly.  A custom basket can be created to every occasion and budget. Owner LeAnn Fanning Medard prides the shop on creating gifts that exceeds its clients’ expectations. The Basket Case is located at 226 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon and is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Visit or call 661-GIFT(4438).

YMCA Receives Epic Donation from Summer Movie Program

This summer thousands of children in summer camps enjoyed cool mornings in the air conditioning and a great feature length movie on the big screen during the annual School’s Out For The Summer Chick-fil-A Summer Fun Flicks to benefit Emergency Care Help Organization and local YMCAs. Sponsored by AMC Theatres and Paul & Tammy Holmberg at Chick-fil-A. This summer was another success with more than $12,000 raised and each charity receiving a check for $6,000. For more information on Chick-fil-A Lake Brandon Village and Westfield Mall, visit

Fifth Annual Health & Wellness Symposium Comes to Tampa

CARD’s Annual Autism Health & Wellness Symposium is a one day event aimed at uniting the community around health and wellness for individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder. Visit this year’s symposium for education, autism spectrum disorder screenings and access to community resources. The event will be held on Saturday, November 1 from 12 Noon–4 p.m. at Embassy Suites, Tampa located at 3705 Spectrum Blvd. Visit ymposium, e-mail or call 974-2493.

New Services Available at Florida Aesthetics and Medical Weight Loss

Florida Aesthetics and Medical Weight Loss reveals its newest services: Microneedling and Platelet Rich Plasma/Stem Cell Therapy for anti-aging, scar treatment, skin rejuvenation, amongst many applications.

Microneedling is a revolutionary means of delivering an ancient aesthetics treatment. Stem cell therapy uses the clients own blood to treat and help rebuild their own body at the cellular level. Treatments include skin rejuvenation, scar treatments and hair regrowth amongst many others.

Florida Aesthetics and Medical Weight loss is located at 1771 S Kings Ave. in Brandon.Visit www.florida aesthet or call 345-4044.

Keller Williams Hosts Fire Prevention Day Event

In honor of the 2014 Fire Prevention Day, Keller Williams Realty is hosting a family fun event from 3–7 p.m. on Thursday October 9. There will be fun, food, prizes and a special visit from a fire engine with photo opportunities for the kids. The first 100 participants will receive a free 9V Battery as a reminder to change smoke detector batteries every year.

Stop by with canned food items and enjoy this opportunity to give back to the local food bank, ECHO. This is also a great time to check out the most recent office addition for Keller Williams Suburban Tampa, located at 2211 Lithia Center Ln. in Valrico. Call 653-9500.

CMC Financial Group Announces Grand Opening

Celeste Clancy, financial professional, is proud to announce the opening of CMC Financial Group, LLC. Celeste is an independent financial services professional who has lived and worked in the Brandon area for the last 12 years. Clancy utilizes a team approach working alongside other professionals such as Estate and Elder Law attorneys and CPA’s in the establishment of all inclusive retirement strategies. She specializes in business succession strategies, small business planning, life insurance, disability, long term care, retirement plans, variable annuities and mutual funds. CMC Financial Group, LLC is located at 3433 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., Ste. 337 in Valrico. Call 767-0493 or visit

Merrie Puppins Pet Sitting is Raising Funds for the NeedyBC_MerriePuppins

Amy Martin of Merrie Puppins Pet Sitting is on a mission to raise money to help a family in need in the community. She is selling T-shirts for $15 each, with the goal of donating all of the proceeds after one year to a deserving family in the community. Martin is also accepting donations of canned food or clothing to give to the family next year. To buy a T-shirt or donate canned goods to Martin’s cause, e-mail amypuppins or call 716-4135. If you know of any families that could use this donation in the next year, please contact Martin as well. Visit www.merrie for more information on Merrie Puppins Pet Sitting.


Payant Financial Opens Medical Insurance Solutions in Sun CityBC_Payant1

Robyn and Tom Payant have opened a corporation called Medicare Insurance Solutions, LLC to help people turning 65 and people that currently have a supplement plan evaluate their Medicare supplement plan choices. Robyn and Tom have teamed with Marcie Maisonet who will bring a wealth of experience to her role. Maisonet is a licensed and Certified Health Insurance Agent who has been assisting the Tampa Bay community with their health insurance needs for over 10 years. It is located in the Payant Financial Plaza in the middle of Sun City Center at 1653 Sun City Center Plaza. To make an appointment to review an existing Medicare Supplement Plan, call 634-7001.

Affordable  Health Care Act Seminars To Help Educate Tax Preparers

There will be seminars given by Iris Tax Pro Help at HCC Regent at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview held from October 28 through October 30. These seminars will help to educate tax preparers in the community about the  Affordable Care Act so they can better serve their clients.  Register by October 16 to receive a reduced rate. To register visit or call 654-5200.

BC_The Scrambled EggThe Scrambled Egg Now  Open

The Scrambled Egg, located at 15282 FishHawk Blvd. in Lithia is now open for business. They are open from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. seven days a week and serve breakfast, lunch and brunch with first class service in an upbeat, fast paced environment perfect for families, friends and business meetings.


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