BC_InspiredLivingInspired Living Events

Mark your calendars for May Inspired Living events. On Monday, May 13 at 10 a.m. attend Healthy Habits for a Healthier You. Learn how food, exercise and attitude all affects Health. Kim Schaub, a program specialist with the Gulf Coast Alzheimer’s Association, shares advice on what we can do every day to improve our health and wellness.

On Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m. attend Seniors and Sexuality in the 21st Century. Heidi Crockett, a geriatric care manager with Aging Care Advocates, will lead a frank discussion about the birds and the bees for mature audiences. Light refreshments and door prizes will be available.

Call 699-3471 to RSVP or to schedule a personal tour. Inspired Living is located at 1320 33rd St. SE in Sun City Center. Visit


RE/MAX Realty Unlimited Hosts 1st Time Home Buyer BC_reMaxLogoSeminar                                                                           

     Darrell Green of RE/MAX Realty Unlimited is hosting a 1st Time Home Buyer Seminar on Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m.  The seminar will be held at The Alley at SouthShore located at 10221 Big Bend Rd. in Riverview. Topics covered include First Time Buyer Programs, New Construction Homes, Lease with Option to Buy Program, Home Inspections and Mortgage Overview. Space is limited so please sign up by calling Darrell at 453-4447.

Green treats clients as if they were a close personal friend. He offers a 1st Time Home Buyers Seminar each month to assist those who are looking to by their first home or for those who have not owned a home in the past three years. Buyers will also learn they need to know to make that purchase and the latest programs available. Visit

BC_SSouthernHeritageNew Produce Market Opens in Valrico    

Southern Heritage Farms Produce Market invites the community to its pick from the freshest, local fruits and vegetables at its large, fresh air market. The market opened its doors earlier this month at 609 N. Valrico Rd. in Valrico. It offers many locally sourced items and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit the Facebook page at Southern Heritage Farms or call 774-0484.

Get Personalized Service at Total Care Pharmacy of BC_TotalCareLogoBloomingdale                                                                     

    Total Care Pharmacy of Bloomingdale delivers real hometown personal service every day.  Nicknamed “The Caring Pharmacy” with a “Caring Pharmacist,” it takes personal pride in providing individualized care. As a 23 year veteran pharmacist, Martin Northrop started this pharmacy to give the community a proud-to-be independent pharmacy that knows your name, and personally cares for you and your family. It takes care of pets too. Stop by and check out TCP located at 519 East Bloomingdale Ave. Ste. C in Brandon or call 689-2273 (CARE).

BC_GiveDayGive Day Tampa Bay Set for May 5                                                                                                          Freedom to Walk Foundation is honored to participate in Give Day Tampa Bay on Tuesday, May 5. Give Day Tampa Bay is a 24-hour, online giving event sponsored by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Florida Next Foundation to grow philanthropy in the Tampa Bay area. This initiative will provide new opportunities for individual and corporate philanthropy, bolster charitable giving to the Tampa Bay region’s nonprofit community, and heighten awareness of the region’s entire nonprofit sector. Last year, Give Day Tampa Bay 2014 raised $1.1 million in 24 hours. Minimum donations of $25 will be accepted on Tuesday, May 5 at The Freedom to Walk Foundation is in the Health category.  WEDU plans to feature as many as 60 nonprofits during the live show from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.  Donors are welcome to visit the studio to participate in the day’s activities, meet representatives from local nonprofits and take a tour of WEDU. WEDU is located at 1300 N. Boulevard in Tampa.

YoYo Juice Celebrates First Anniversary         BC_Yoyologo                 

YoYo Juice celebrated its first anniversary with the Brandon Chamber and Maurice Stovall, former wide receiver of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in February. The store auctioned off an autographed Relay for Life calendar signed by Stovall with all proceeds going to Relay for Life fundraising efforts.   YoYo Juice serves a variety of fresh-squeezed juices, all natural and no sugar added smoothies, salads, gourmet wraps and snacks. Online ordering and catering is available. Visit It is located in Plaza Bella at 1044 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico.

RolaV Computers Comes to You to Fix Computer Issues                                                                                  

    RoLav Computers specializes in personal service.  With over 25 years of experience in corporate IT departments, RoLaV Computers owner, Joseph LaViola will come to your home, at your convenience, to trouble shoot and fix your computer issue. Most of its business comes from customer referrals and no job is too small. LaViola’s philosophy is to provide quality services without high costs. RoLaV computers services Riverview, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center, FishHawk, Gibsonton and Brandon.  Call 671-0192.

Sunshine State Family Care Day of Beauty

On Monday, May 4 from 2-8 p.m. Sunshine State Family Care is hosting a Day of Beauty at their office, located at 16144 Churchview Dr. in Lithia. It will feature special deals on wrinkle-relaxing treatments and fillers as well as chances to win prizes. Call 651-9396.

New Full Service Salon & Boutique Comes to Brandon                                                                                             

        Shabby Chic is a newly opened Salon in the Brandon area with stylists and a nail technician with over 10 years of experience. It specializes in the latest trends and techniques and also has boutique items for sale for customers to browse while waiting. Call for an appointment today. Each stylist and nail tech makes their own hours, so hours vary. Call 681-7000 or e-mail The salon is located at 111 Ridgewood Ave. in Brandon.

Waypoint Property Inspection, LLC Celebrates 10 Years                                                                                                 

   Waypoint Property Inspection, LLC hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony inside The Alley at South in early March. In January, Waypoint Property Inspection, LLC was awarded the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Business of the year (with 4 – 20 employees).  In February they were recognized by Bright House Networks as a finalist in their Regional Business Awards. Waypoint’s licensed and certified home inspectors complete home inspections and commercial inspections throughout the Greater Tampa area., e-mail or call 486-8551.                                                                                                   Photo caption: Bob, Eddy and Peggy of Waypoint Property Inspection are very excited to be celebrating their 10th Anniversary in this business.

Tampa YMCA Recognized as American Heart Association Fit-Friendly                                                           

      The Tampa YMCA Metropolitan Area YMCA has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. The goal of the Fit-Friendly Worksites program is to act as a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping worksites make their employees’ health and well-being a priority. American employers are losing an estimated $225.8 billion a year because of healthcare expenses and health-related losses in productivity, and those numbers are rising. Employers face $12.7 billion in annual medical expenses due to obesity alone. Visit and

BC_KarmaYogaSummer Kids Camps at Karma Yoga & Fitness                                                                                                         

        Karma Yoga summer kid’s camps are back at Karma with additional classes for specific age groups. Parents may choose a camp for Kids, ages 4-8, Tweens ages 9-12, Young Athletes ages 9-14, or Teens ages 13-18.  Each five day camp for kids, tweens and young athletes, or six-week series camp for teens, will introduce the benefits of yoga; increased overall fitness, health awareness, focus, concentration, self-confidence, self-regulation, respect and stress management.  All classes include a time-in for breathing, discussion, postures, games and/or partner poses, and relaxation practice. All classes are taught by Jean Martin, a certified teacher K-12, a Yoga Ed. Trainer and teacher, and e-RYT.  Visit Space is limited and a $50 deposit is required to reserve your child’s spot. Camps are $100 with a $75 fee for siblings. Late pickup is available for an additional fee. Karma Yoga is located at 4363 Lynx Paw Trail in Valrico and can be reached at 489-9644.

Sweet Rose Photography Memorializes Your Special EventBC_SweetRosepic copy

Sweet Rose Photography is a local family owned portrait studio specializing in maternity, newborn bridal, quinceanera and event photography as well as Baptismal and First Holy Communion photography. Sweet Rose Photography will make your big day an event to remember through its quality and creative work.

Sweet Rose also carry’s Mary’s Bridal Gown Collection including bridal gowns, wedding dresses, quinceanera, bridesmaids, mothers, flower girl, homecoming and headpieces. Visit or call 319-4203. It is located at 205 Apollo Beach Blvd. in Apollo Beach.

Photo Caption: Owner of Sweet Rose Photography Marlin Larken goes above and beyond the traditional portraits to give customers the best experience.

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