By Sandra Meyer

BC_RebelShearsRebel Shears Inc. Offers Hair Care

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. Open by appointment Tuesday 12 Noon–7 p.m., Thursday – Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.–3 p.m. and is located at 2515 E. St. Rd. 60 in Valrico. Call 418-2229 for appointment.



Social Security Seminar

Melissa Haskins from Edward Jones will be holding a social security seminar, which is geared to 55-65 year olds nearing retirement age that have questions about filing social security. Topics include ways to maximize Social Security benefit amounts for the individual and spouse based on age, life expectancy, employment and need. It is a complimentary seminar with limited seating available by RSVP with dinner provided. The event takes place on Monday, October 27 from 6–9 p.m. at Mimi’s Café located at 804 Providence Rd. in Brandon.

A Gourmet Alternative to  Flowers

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. Owner LeAnn Fanning Medard prides the shop on creating gifts that exceeds its clients’ expectations. Located at 226 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon and Visit www.TheBasket or call 661-4438.

BC_AMC YMCAYMCA Receives Donation from  AMC and Chick-fil-A Brandon Summer Movie Program

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 raised more than $12,000 with each charity receiving a check for $6,000. Visit

Hawthorne Village Retirement Community’s Annual Fall Festival

Hawthorne Village Retirement Community will hold its annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 24, from 6-8 p.m. at 851 W. Lumsden Rd. in Brandon. Candy, face painting, pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving contest and a bounce house are just a few of the fun things to do. Call 661-8998.


BC_AJsFree Wine, Beer and Liqour Tastings

Ajay Jambhekar, owner of AJ’s Fine Wines & Liquors, located at 3443 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico in the Publix-anchored Shoppes at Lithia plaza in Valrico hosts complimentary wine, beer and spirits tastings every Friday from 6-9 p.m. In addition AJ’s will welcome Jack Daniels in the store for a very special event on Tuesday, December 23 from 6–9 p.m. Stop in to pick up a gift and have a bottle of Jack engraved free courtesy of Gentleman Jack and the Jack Daniels Family. Visit the store for full calendar of tastings; everyone is welcome. Call 654-6488.

Affordable Health Care Act Seminars

Iris Tax Pro Help will be holding seminars to educate tax preparers in the community about the Affordable Care Act so that they can better serve their clients. The seminars will take place from Tuesday, October 28 through Thursday, October 30 at HCC Regent located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview. Register by Thursday, October 16 to receive a reduced rate. To register or find out more information, visit or call 654-5200.

CMC Financial Group Announces Grand OpeningBC_CelesteClancey

Celeste Clancy, financial professional, is proud to announce the opening of CMC Financial Group, LLC. Clancy is an independent financial services professional who has lived and worked in the Brandon area for the last 12 years. 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 cmc

New Services Available at Florida Aesthetics and Medical Weight Loss

Florida Aesthetics and Medical Weight Loss reveals its newest services: Microneedling and PRP (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 patients 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 or call 345-4044.

EarthWise Pet Supply Opening Soon

The nationwide leaders in all-natural and holistic pet supplies are opening a new store in Valrico. EarthWise Pet Supply will open to the public in late October, bringing a unique and different pet care approach. EarthWise Pet Supply is the nation’s leading company in all-natural pet supplies. EarthWise 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


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 is 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. To RSVP call 571-5100 or e-mail All net proceeds for the event will go to the American Heart Association.


Delaney Creek Announces Seventh Annual Health Fair

Delaney Creek’s Seventh Annual Health Fair is Wednesday, October 29 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Set-up time begins at 8 a.m. with a $25 table fee to be used toward door prizes. Help support the American Cancer Society by purchasing lunch for $3 which includes a hotdog, chips and a drink. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. RSVP by calling 655-8858. Delaney Creek is located at 320 S. Lakewood Dr. in Brandon.


Music Showcase Fundraising For Breast Cancer Awareness

Music Showcase is now accepting nominations for its Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser. The winner will receive proceeds from monies raised during October fundraisers. Nominees must be local breast cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Nomination forms are located at or in the store at 402 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon. During October, Music Showcase will sell pink ribbons, cupcakes, baked goods and popcorn for $1.

An additional fundraiser is a 70-80’s dance party on Saturday, November 1 from 7–10 p.m. for a $10 donation in advance and a $15 donation at the door. Call 685-5998, or e-mail debbie@music

BC_SaraJamesSara James Salon Collects Food Items

Sara James Salon, located at 106 Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon, will begin collecting non-perishable foods items for its community partners Emergency Help Care Organization and dog or cat food for Lost Angels Animal Rescue. This will be an on-going effort to support and strengthen the community. Call 684-3099 for more information.

Adventures Archery Hosts Family Night

Adventures Archery now offers Family Fun Night on Friday nights from 6–8 p.m. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for youth ages 8 -16. Price includes pizza and soda. Call 664-8700 or e-mail dani@ to reserve a spot. Space is limited. Adventures Archery is located at 2210 South U.S. Hwy. 301 Ste. 200 in Tampa. Visit www.adventures for info.

Tigerlily Massage Improves Quality of Life through Massage

Ingrid Dejesus, LMT of Tigerlily Massage is a certified medical massage therapist with a degree in Advanced Massage Therapy and is the owner of Tigerlily Massage Bodywork Nutrition LLC. Dejesus works closely with health care professionals looking to optimize athletic performance and pain relief.

Services available include medical and sports massage, deep tissue and spa modalities. Mobile service also available. Tigerlily Massage is located at 911 S. Parsons Ave. Ste. C in Brandon. Call 260-0457 to make an appointment or visit www.tigerlily-ingrid.

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