Murray Strength – Krav Maga and Fitness has opened in Brandon and is a brand new member of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. Chamber members were on hand to conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony in June to mark this exciting occasion. Ed Murray is an IKNF certified Krav Maga Self Defense Instructor and Personal Trainer. The mission at Murray Strength is to be the premier self-defense and strength training facility in Florida. It is located at 861 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. Call 540-1900 or visit www.BrandonKravMaga.com.
Known for offering wages and benefits that are higher than the national average for the retail industry, ALDI, the nation’s low-price grocery leader, will host a hiring event for its Brandon store on Wednesday, July 29. Applicants can come to the store at 1954A W. Lumsden Rd. from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Opportunities within ALDI include Store Associate, Shift Manager and Manager Trainee positions. ALDI offers generous pay and benefits well above the industry standard. Starting pay for Shift Managers is $15.25 per hour. The hiring event is in support of the ongoing growth of ALDI in the area, offering customers the ALDI brand promise of high-quality grocery items at impossibly low prices. Visit www.aldi.us.
New Deli Opens in Brandon
Christine Clifton and fiancée Michael Brennan recently opened Oakfield Deli in Brandon. They pride themselves on their menu items being as fresh as possible and a majority of what they serve is made in house. Breakfast is served all day. Items on the menu include house-made buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy, omelets and fried egg sandwiches. Lunch includes deli sandwiches with everything made to order. The mojo pork for the Cuban is made in house along with the turkey in the turkey club triple decker. All the sides are also made in house, which include potato salad, macaroni salad and cole slaw. Oakfield Deli recently joined the Brandon Chamber and is excited to do more for the community in the future. It is located at 1429 Oakfield Dr. and can be reached at 324-8901.
Dina Hansen, founder of Mindful Stress Solutions and author of the book, Stop Eating Your Stress, is offering free self-care strategy sessions this month. Hansen said that most women tend to only focus on taking care of the needs of others, feeling like they need to do it all; putting their self-care low on the “to-do list” or leaving it off entirely. When this happens women become depleted and burn-out more easily, which results in a laundry list of physical ailments, over-eating, over-spending, a strain on relationships, a poor self-image and poor job performance just to name a few. However, when women learn how to make their self-care a priority, they find balancing their unique needs with needs of others easier to do without burnout or feeling unappreciated. Visit MindfulStressSolutions.com or to schedule a free self-care strategy session call 415-3727.
Rosecastle at Delaney Creek Celebrates Grand Opening
Rosecastle at Delaney Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care is under new management and ownership and recently celebrated with a grand opening and re-branding event. Free tours of Rosecastle’s new Memory Care wing featured the unveiling of its “life skills” stations geared toward seniors with varying stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Rosecastle at Delaney Creek is family owned and operated by Trident Life Senior Care Services, LLC. For more information contact Stephanie Mullis, Marketing Director at 655-8858. Rosecastle at Delaney Creek is located at 320 South Lakewood Dr. in Brandon.
Brandon Legal Group Expands to Wesley Chapel
Leading Tampa Bay law firm, Brandon Legal Group, has expanded with a new office now open in the New Tampa, Wesley Chapel area.
This expansion was set in motion by Brandon Legal Group’s growth over the last few years. Augmenting the firm’s already formidable list of seasoned legal practitioners with several experienced new attorneys, including Kevin D. Astl, Esq. earlier this year, expanded Brandon Legal Group’s growing list of legal services to include National Firearms Act Trust creation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Music and Entertainment Law. The new Wesley Chapel office is located at 20701 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Ste. H in Tampa. Visit www.brandonlegalgroup.com.
Arc Termite & Pest Control, LLC is an honest and affordable family-owned and operated business. Owners Alan and Norma Campbell pride themselves on their flexibility and ability to address issues as soon as possible to serve its customers and keep them happy and satisfied. Services provided include monthly, bimonthly, quarterly and annual pest control, termite inspections and treatments. Both residential and commercial treatments are available. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and Saturday by appointment. Visit www.arcpest control.com or call 671-BUGS (2847) for more information or to make an appointment for a free estimate. Arc Termite & Pest Control serves Riverview and its surrounding areas.
The award-winning franchised My Gym Children’s Fitness Center will open its newest children’s gym in Brandon on Thursday, July 23. My Gym Children’s Fitness Center combines innovative physical early learning, pre-gymnastics classes with state-of-the-art facilities to empower children, ages 6 weeks through 10 years. The gym helps children develop the skills, confidence and positive self-image needed to become healthy young adults. Classes run 45 minutes for the younger ages and one hour for older children. On weekends, My Gym offers unique and exciting birthday parties, individually designed for each birthday child. My Gym Brandon is located at 2060 Badlands Dr. in Brandon and can be reached at 398-6713. The grand opening celebration will include activities such as songs, games, dances, puppets, gymnastics, rides, swings and more. Visit MyGym.com/Brandon or www.facebook.com/MyGymBrandon.
Residents of The Bridges Assisted Living Facility were treated to a game of miniature golf in June. This was an opportunity for residents to be active, social and a little competitive. In addition to the golf game, the assisted living residents stay active with a variety of activities such as, chair dancing, karaoke, art classes, corn hole, Wii bowling, mind games, “happy hours”, Bible study and group outings to restaurants and shopping. A full calendar of activities can be found at www.Bridges Retirement.com.
Homes by WestBay La Collina Estates
Homes by WestBay introduces La Collina Estates, a community of low maintenance and executive single-family homes located at the heart of Brandon. Tampa Bay’s favorite homebuilding company just began selling its first release of single-family homes in La Collina located on Lumsden Rd., near Lithia Pinecrest Rd., in Brandon.
Within a few miles from schools, shopping centers, restaurants and healthcare facilities, La Collina homes are comfortable, low-maintenance and yet affordable. The homes include one and two-story designs, and upper and lower level owner’s retreats. Low maintenance innovation homes start in mid-$200,000s, Executive manor and estate homes range between 300,000 and $600,000. Besides its ideal location, La Collina amenities and features are endless including a resort-style pool and cabana, a playground, a dog park, open green spaces, natural gas and more. The community also has quick access to I-75 and Tampa International Airport. Call 438-3838.
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 their health and are dedicated to providing exceptional personal service to everyone who walks through the door. Schedule an appointment with an experienced eye care provider at the Valrico optometrist office and give your vision the level of care and attention it deserves. Visit visionsource-valrico.com. The office is located at 3307 Lithia Pinecrest Dr. Call 654-0220.
Burn Away Calories and Summer Boredom by Jumping
Childhood obesity is a global epidemic so severe that recent reports have suggested that today’s generation of children will be the first in over a century of whom life expectancy falls. Today’s children are the most sedentary generation in the history of our country, spending an average of 7.5 hours a day watching television and using computers, cell phones, or video games. To help battle this serious threat, AirHeads Trampoline Arena is encouraging children and families to stay active with the introduction of an exceptionally affordable new membership model. AirHeads welcomed the summer by substantially increasing value to local residents by offering unlimited jumping for only $19.95 a month, compared to a regular rate of $19.95 for the day. It’s a plan being offered at all AirHeads locations in Tampa, St. Petersburg/Clearwater and Orlando. AirHeads Trampoline Arena’s bounce-intensive workout is ideal for all fitness levels. The low-impact workout lets the joints off easy while engaging muscles and the cardiovascular system. V isit airheadsusa.com.
Centermark Air Conditioning is new to town, but not new to air conditioning. Center mark’s owner, George Johnston, is a Brandon native and a Florida licensed professional engineer and mechanical contractor and has been working in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry in central Florida since 1997. Centermark provides total system design and installation, and maintenance and repair services for all makes, brands, and types of air conditioners. Mission focused and opera ted based on Christian beliefs and principles, Centermark is driven to provide honest service and fair value to everyone they do business with.
Centermark is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and provides, in most cases, same day service in Hillsborough, Polk and Manatee County. Centermark is located at 1426 Hobbs St. in Tampa. Call 689-0111.
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Honored with Award
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office honored Ms. Jerman in June by presenting her with a citizen’s award for her ongoing assistance in helping sexual battery victims. The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay operates the rape crisis center for Hillsborough Country. Ms. Jerman conducts medical-forensic examinations of sexual assault survivors. During these exams, Ms. Jerman identifies and treats medical needs incurred as a result of the assault and collects evidence to help law enforcement prosecute perpetrators of sexual violence. Ms. Jerman is well regarded as a compassionate and caring professional who quickly builds confidence and trust with survivors who turn to the Crisis Center for help. Visit www.crisiscenter.com.