Members of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce took part in a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony at Optical Outfitters. Locally owned, independent optometrist Dr. Catherine Yaeckel offers comprehensive eye exams for adults and children, evaluations for glasses and contact lenses, and pre- and post-operative care for cataracts and Lasik. Dr. Yaeckel is trained to recognize a range of health issues including glaucoma, dry eyes, macular degeneration, diabetes and hypertension.
Patients come to Optical Outfitters because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is its foundation. Dr. Yaeckel is dedicated to keeping patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. She enjoys spending time with each patient to listen to their personal needs and concerns. Patients are encouraged to ask questions and share health information. Optical Outfitters is located at 242 Harbor Village Ln. in Apollo Beach. Visit www.optical-outfitters.com or call 645-2022.
Riverview Has New Cuban Restaurant
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 viega and chicharo. Call 530-4733 for parties larger than eight. Papi’s Cuban Kitchen is located at 13206 Boyette Rd.
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.arcpestcontrol.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.
Hightower Dermatology Welcomes Nurse Practitioner to Staff
Hightower Dermatology is pleased to announce the addition of Donna Moody, ARNP-C to its team. Moody is a dedicated dermatology nurse practitioner who enjoys a loyal following of patients. She is an avid runner and enjoys fishing, boating and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Prior to working for Hightower Dermatology she worked for Suncoast Skin Solutions, she was also previously employed by Dr. Jerry Hedrick’s office and Moffitt Cancer Center. Hightower Dermatology is located at 957 E. Del Webb Blvd. Ste. 101 in Sun City Center. Call 634-1484.
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 InspiredLivingSunCityCenter.com.
Bridges Assisted Living Residents Keep Active with Putt Putt
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.
Childcare of Brandon 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 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 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Call 655-7000 or visit www.childcareofbrandon.com.
Re/Max South Shore Receives Outstanding Ranking
Re/Max South Shore Realty have been rated 17th out of 700 brokerages in Hillsborough County and are now also the number one Re/Max agency in Hillsborough County. Call 672-9000 or visit riverviewsouth shorerealty.com. Re/Max South Shore is located at 11256 Boyette Rd. in Riverview.
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, SeaWorld, and LegoLand, along with prize donations. 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. The event will take place at AAA, 415 W. Robertson St. in Brandon on Friday, July 10 from 4–8 p.m. Call 681-5761 ext. 2230.
Encore Bank Vice President and Sun City Center Branch Manager James Wilmouth began his well-earned retirement at the end of June. Wilmouth has worked in banking in Florida for the past 43 years, and has spent the past decade with Encore Bank.
Wilmouth looks forward to spending time with his two grandchildren, ages 7 and 10, who live nearby. Wilmouth will continue to serve his community as an active member of the Sun City Center Rotary Club and through his church. In addition, he will stay involved with the Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team where his entire family has been longtime members. Encore Bank is located in Sun City Center at 1653 Sun City Center Plaza. Visit www.encorebank.com.
On1 Cycle Studio Ribbon Cutting
Shapes Fitness for Women has officially opened their new On1 Cycle Studio with a ribbon cutting to mark the occasion. In the On1 Cycle Studio, Shapes members and guests can improve their fitness level on the Real Ryder cycle bikes. Men are even invited to attend the Studio classes if they are accompanying their wife/friend. The RealRyder provides a workout for the entire body using Core Balance technology in a unique, articulating frame that enables the user to ride fluidly in three dimensions. Stop by and check out this new offering at Shapes, located at 731 W Lumsden Rd. Visit www.shapestotal fitness.com or call 661-0033.
Leadership Hillsborough Accepting Applications for 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 to form better understanding of their roles as community leaders, to build long-lastin g relationships, and to 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. Download the the 2016 Leadership Hillsborough application at www.leadershiphillsborough.com. Call (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 Supermarket’s. As well as Second Harvest Food Bank and other organizations that help feed the needy, the company also makes monetary donations to Halifax Urban Ministries in Volusia County, who work with children and famili es that benefit from the sales. For every 10 “Likes” on the company’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com /keylimetartarsauce, they donate $1 to feed the hungry. The Key Lime Tartar Sauce can be purchased online as well as in Publix Supermarkets at www.goldenlioncafe.us.
Soaring Eagle Celebrates 18 Years
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. Call 641-3434 or email Teena@ SoaringEagle.Guru.