Southern Eye Care Associates Offers Premium Eye Care Service
Since 2010, Southern Eye Care Associates has been the leader and preferred provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services to its patients in Valrico and the surrounding areas. Its mission is to provide the best eye care services possible, using only the most advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and eye care products available. At Southern Eye Care Associates, customers will find eye care professionals who genuinely care about health and are dedicated to providing exceptional personal service to everyone who walks through the door. Visit visionsource-valrico.com or call 654-0220. The office is located at 3307 Lithia Pinecrest Dr.
Westfield Brandon Hosts 12th Annual Brandon Blast on Fourth of July
Westfield Brandon is hosting its 12th annual Brandon Blast where guests are invited to celebrate Independence Day. Brandon Blast will feature live music, food, family fun and fireworks at dusk, plus a chance to win a Westfield shopping spree. A majority of the events such as The Mr. Tommy Show, character meet and greets and face painting will be held inside the mall near the Food Court. Guests are welcome to dine at the outdoor Restaurant Courtyard while enjoying live music from 6-9 p.m. Brandon Blast is in partnership with QYK 99.5 and Tampa Bay Moms Group and is located at Westfield Brandon Mall at 459 Brandon Town Center Mall in Brandon. Shopping hours on Saturday, July 4 are 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Live music, dining options, family events and fireworks take place from 6-9 p.m. Visit www.westfield.com/ Brandon/.
Papi’s Cuban Kitchen has recently opened its doors in Riverview. Owners Mike and Nelson Valladares describe their restaurant as a culinary trip to Cuba. This is a family owned and operated business, including the chef, and is now serving lunch and dinner. Every recipe is from their family’s kitchen and includes authentic Cuban dishes such as picadillo, cuban style ground beef with potato pieces, rope vieja and chicharo. Call 530-4733 for parties larger than eight. Papi’s Cuban Kitchen is located at 13206 Boyette Rd.
Shake Photography has new ownership. Sabrina Misir recently purchased the photography business from Simon and Beccy Shakespeare when they relocated back to England. Shake Photography offers a wide range of photography services and can come to your location or the photography session can be done at the studio. It specializes in family portraits, kids, couples, individuals, pets, business head shots, weddings and special events. Shake Photography provides an amazing, energetic and fun environment to experience with your loved ones or alone. The studio is located at 222 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon. Visit Shakeportraits.com or call 651-9300.
Hospice Care Discussion Series Continues at Inspired Living
Join Inspired Living at Sun City Center for an educational discussion about hospice care and services with guest speaker Melissa DeBrine. DeBrine has worked for LifePath Hospice for 18 years and has assisted numerous families in setting up hospice services for their loved ones and educates the community on a variety of aging and end-of-life issues. The next discussion, Navigating Long-Term Care, will take place Wednesday, July 22 at 10 a.m. Call to RSVP or to schedule a tour at 699-3471. Inspired Living is located at 1320 33rd St. in Sun City Center. Visit Inspired LivingSunCityCenter.com.
Power Cycle and Fitness Studio Opens its Doors in Riverview
Power Cycle and Fitness Studio, LLC opened in June. The new fitness studio will offer spin classes, yoga, Pilates, core fitness, personal training and Zumba. Owner Felicia Fedrick-Glover, a former instructor of LA Fitness, decided to branch out on her own and will offer small, private classes that will get you in shape. Classes can be booked online through Mindbod yconnect.com. Studio hours are Monday through Thursday 5:15 a.m.–10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m.–4 p.m. The studio is located at 6423 Hwy U.S. 301 in Riverview. Visit Powercycleandfitnessstudio.com or call (727) 520-3790.
Childcare of Brandon at Brandon Town Center Enrolling for Fall
Childcare of Brandon at Brandon Town Center is now enrolling all ages for its grand opening scheduled for Monday, August 3. The new state of the art early childhood learning facility is located at 730 Brandon Town Center Dr. in Brandon. Childcare of Brandon is a brand new full service child care center equipped with all the latest and greatest in child care technology in a fun, safe and nurturing educational environment. The unique curriculum features Montessori principles, interactive computer enrichment programs, math, music, drama, dance, arts and crafts, science, phonics and reading. The center also features Watch Me Grow, the leader in secure live streaming Nanny Cams which allows parents to watch their children live from any device. Childcare of Brandon services children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age between the hours of 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (with evening and weekend services coming soon). Call 655-7000 or visit www.childcareofbrandon.com.
AAA will host a family-friendly community event entitled “Summer Safety Bash” inside and outside of its Brandon location. Local attractions that have confirmed to be represented by their own employees include Lowry Park Zoo, Busch Gardens and SeaWorld, and LegoLand along with prize donations to be provided by Disney Destinations, The Florida Aquarium, and the Museum of Science and Industry. There will be various demonstrations and exhibits from a variety of local businesses and Tampa General Hospital will make vehicle booster seats available. Free bicycle safety helmets for children 12 and under and free car seat safety checks conducted by Certified Technicians will be offered. Free food and drink will also be available. The event will take place at AAA, 415 W. Robertson St. in Brandon on Friday, July 10 from 4–8 p.m. Call David B. Miller at 681-5761 ext. 2230 for more information.
Leadership Hillsborough Accepting Applications for the 2016 Class
Leadership Hillsborough provides development opportunities to Hillsborough County professionals who seek to expand their knowledge of the dynamics, issues, challenges and opportunities that impact their work and Hillsborough County. Applications to participate in the 2016 class are being accepted through Friday, July 31. Leadership Hillsborough is a unique program that brings together a broad diversity of professionals, who may not otherwise meet, to form better understanding of their roles as community leaders, to build long-lasting relationships, and create an influential network and collaborative opportunities. The 10-month long program runs September through June. It requires a commitment of at least one full day per month with an overnight opening retreat, and a mid-year retreat. Limited space is available. Download the 2016 Leadership Hillsborough application at www.leadership hillsborough.com. Contact Jose Acevedo at (440) 620-7658.
Christopher Marlow, co-owner of Golden Lion Café, is pleased to announce that the Golden Lion’s Key Lime Tartar Sauce has expanded distribution and is now available in 383 Publix Supermarkets. As well as Second Harvest Food Bank and other organizations that help feed the needy, the company also makes monetary donations to HUM (Halifax Urban Ministries) in Volusia County, who work with children and families that benefit from the sales. For every 10 “likes” on the company’s Facebook page (www.facebook. com/keylimetartarsauce), they donate one dollar to feed the hungry. Second Harvest Food Bank can turn one dollar into four meals to those in need. The Key Lime Tartar Sauce can be purchased online as well as Publix Supermarkets at www.goldenlioncafe.us.
Econo Car Rentals Supports Autism Speaks Foundation
About 500 people visited a car show organized by a local car rental company recently. This year visitors were entertained by various car clubs, burnout competition, a Judo demonstration by Gracie Tampa Judo, music from The GFM band and local vendors. Econo Car Rentals joined forces with Street Assassins car club to fundraise money for Autism Speaks foundation and asked car owners and vendors to donate money, raising $500 for the Autism Speaks Foundation. Econo Car Rentals is located at 9017 E. Adamo Dr. Ste. 115 in Tampa. Call 999-4920 or visit ww w.econo rentals.com.
Soaring Eagle Celebrates 18 Years With Sponsorship of American Bald Eagle Soaring Eagle
Consulting chose to celebrate their 18th business anniversary by sponsoring the American Bald Eagle at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. The owners of the company, Penny and Jeffrey Garbus, have always held the majestic animal in great regard, in fact naming their company in honor of the raptor. Soaring Eagle are database performance and tuning experts. If your systems are running slowly, Soaring Eagle will identify the root cause and work with you to mitigate the issues. Its remote DBA staff are experts, all onshore, and reachable 24 hours a day seven days a week. Contact Teena Stewart at 641-3434 or Teena@SoaringEagle.Guru.
KidSensABLE Therapy will be offering handwriting camps this summer: Printing Pros I for Kindergarten through first grade; emphasis on lower case letter formation; August 3-7; 9-11 a.m., Printing Pros II for Kindergarten through first grade; emphasis on upper case letter formation; August 10-14; 9-11 a.m., Cursive Climbers I; second through fifth grade; emphasis on lower case letter formation; August 3-7; 2-4 p.m., Cursive Climbers II; second through fifth grade; emphasis on upper case letter formation; August 10-14; 2-4 p.m. For more information on KidSensABLE’s services or to sign up for a handwriting summer camp, visit www.kidsensabletherapy.com or call 662-7949. KidSensABLE Therapy is located at 4367 Lynx Paw Trail in Valrico.