By Sandy Meyer

Carousel Kids Moves

Carousel Kids consignment shop has moved to 16727 FishHawk Blvd. (two doors down from previous location). It is taking larger boys and girls clothing sizes up to 18/20 and now carries dancewear and sports cleats. No appointment is necessary to drop off items. The new location offers more room to display baby items and toys.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Sunday 12 Noon–3 p.m.

Rejuvenation Spa Holds Grand Re-Opening Event

Visit Rejuvenation Spa at its new location on Saturday, April 23 for the grand re-opening celebration. The event includes wine and food, raffle prizes and gifts from the spa’s product lines. Come for free tours of the spa as well as complimentary services from HydraFacial and Pevonia as well as massage, facial and mani/pedi giveaways. Take advantage of huge discounts on services booked on the day of the event.

Call 643-8266 or visit Rejuvenation Spa is now located at 4373 Lynx Paw Trail in Valrico.

Newland Communities Launches 55+ Community at FishHawk Ranch

FishHawk Ranch by Newland Communities debuted Encore, David Weekley Homes’ first 55+ community, at a grand opening event in February and announced that 14 homes were sold of the initial 20 offered.

Encore at FishHawk Ranch is a new approach in home design specifically for buyers 55 years and older, and is the first age-qualified neighborhood within the award-winning FishHawk Ranch community.

Encore at FishHawk Ranch is a 20-acre, neighborhood featuring 240 single level homes. The 16 open concept floor plans are precisely designed to fit the needs of the active Boomer population.

The Oasis Club, the community’s 5,000 sq.-ft. recreation center is already open for the exclusive use of Encore residents. Featuring a resort-style pool, state of the art fitness center, business center and catering kitchen, homeowners can also enjoy basketball courts, pickle ball and a card room.

Homes at Encore at FishHawk will range between 1,600 to 2,600-sq.-ft. and will be priced from the high $200s to mid $3,000s. Visit

Gentle Yoga at the Market

This evening class is designed to get you outdoors breathing fresh air. Yoga is a series of basic movements and stretch to help release tension, build strength and create balance. The class is for beginners and is taught by Jenna Clay from Lucky Cat Yoga. No experience necessary. Bring a yoga mat or blanket, wear comfortable clothes. Sessions are held on Thursdays from 6:30–7:30 p.m. through April 21 and cost is $5 per class. Sign up using Eventbrite or pay at the event. Classes are held at A Simpler Place Farm & Market at 1022 Carr Rd. in Riverview.

Valrico Learning Center Earns Prestigious Award

Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Valrico recently announced it has earned the esteemed APPLE (Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment) accreditation for the eighth year in a row. APPLE is a national early learning program accreditation given out by the Florida Association for Child Care Management. In Florida, APPLE is accepted as one of Florida’s Gold Seal Quality programs. The Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Valrico is located at 4321 Lynx Paw Trail. Visit or call 657-6200. A second location is located at 5815 Kids Crossing Dr. in Lithia.

Finds & ReDesigns Offers Local Treasures

Beth and Tony Chavez along with store manager, Robin Horton-Wagar, would like to announce the grand opening of Finds & ReDesigns. The shop showcases the talents and craftsmanship of local artisans. Many vendors will custom make items. Store hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 808-6621 or visit Finds & ReDesigns is located at 207 S. Parsons Ave. in Brandon.

Chai Yo Offers Thai Cuisine

Chai Yo Thai Cuisine offers full-service modern Thai cuisine and seats up to 45. Owners Topp Saenngarm and Jennifer Dryer strive to infuse a celebratory, yet refined, spirit into the food that they prepare, the service provided, and the atmosphere that they create for their guests.

The restaurant offers online orders with delivery service through Doorstep Delivery. Visit or call 671-6935. Chai Yo is located at 11695 Boyette Rd. in Riverview.

Unique New Homes Available at Winthrop Village in Riverview

Winthrop Village takes what we love from the past and blends it with today’s amenities with its Traditional Neighborhood Design.The cheerful homes in this neighborhood are designed with beautiful architectural details and the high quality Taylor Morrison is known for.

Choose from one- and two-story homes in the Cottage and Traditional collections, ranging from approximately 1,927 to 2,327 sq. ft. and features flexible options for additional living space. Call 685-0700 or visit the Sales Center at 11207 Winthrop Main St. in Riverview.

Great Clips Opens in Riverview

Great Clips offers top quality haircuts for the entire family with minimal waits. Owner Lea Orchard opened the area’s newest location in the Goolsby Point Shopping Plaza in Riverview. She recently had a ribbon cutting with the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. The salon is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Great Clips is located at 11653 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. Call 677-6300.

Brownlee Real Estate Team-Keller Williams Hosts Ribbon Cutting

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) made a trip down to FishHawk in January to celebrate a new GRCC member. With listings for thousands of homes in the East Tampa area, Keller Williams and the Ken Brownlee Real Estate Team are ready to help you with your real estate needs. Call Andy to schedule a showing (614) 364-5509 or call the office at 413-4229. Drop in at 15268 FishHawk Blvd. or visit

Julie’s Walk-In Closet Expands to Offer Home Decor, Couture Clothing

Julie’s Walk-In Closet, an upscale consignment boutique, has recently expanded its showroom at 720 W. Robertson St. in Brandon to offer home decor and couture clothing. The new expansion adds approximately 1,500 sq. ft. of extra retail space. Customers can now find occasional furniture, stemware, paintings and various home accessories. For a limited time, Julie’s is offering an introductory sale of 20 percent off all home decor items. Julie’s frequently features new arrivals on its Facebook page at and maintains its designer inventory at Contact 381-3846 or

Local Psychology Practice Wins 2016 Best of Brandon Award

Hammond Psychology & Associates, PA has been selected for the 2016 Best of Brandon Award in the Mental Health Practitioner Offices category by the Brandon Award Program. Hammond Psychology & Associates, PA is among a small group of companies that have won the Best of Brandon Award for two consecutive years. This distinction has qualified Hammond Psychology & Associates, PA for the 2016 Brandon Business Hall of Fame. Hammond Psychology & Associates, P.A. is located at 710 Oakfield Dr. Ste. 153 in Brandon. Call 654-0503 or visit www.Hammond

Griffin & Associates, P.A. Welcomes Newest Team Member

The law firm of Griffin & Associates, P.A. has hired Ryan Griffin, Esq. as an Associate Attorney in the firm. Griffin has followed in the footsteps of his mother, Eileen Griffin, who is the senior partner of the firm. Eileen has been practicing family law in the Brandon area for 30 years and has built one of the most respected firms in the Tampa Bay area. Ryan is a Brandon native who graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University College of Law after a standout soccer career at the University of Tampa where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Ryan joins a well-respected legal team consisting of Attorneys Eileen Griffin, Mark Mann, and Ashley Sigrist and looks forward to representing clients in the Brandon area.

Your Special Day: Bridal Prom Tuxedo Service Now Open

Your Special Day: Bridal Prom Tuxedo in Riverview offers prom gowns, bridal gowns and tuxedos. You can shop for the entire family for all of the special days in your lives. The shop is located at 10615 Riverview Dr. behind the Riverview Sandwich Shop. Call 671-3456 or email vjohanson@

IGS Upcoming Events

Intentional Growth Strategies is in the business of transforming the way professionals work by creating a community that hosts professional development events throughout each month in the Brandon, FishHawk, Valrico and Riverview areas. These events are designed to help professionals develop their skill set and become more involved with other like-minded entrepreneurs in the area.

As the IGS community continues to grow, it will evolve into a shared co-working space that will serve as a trendy, comfortable and inspiring workspace and meeting area.

Upcoming events include 9 Marketing Secrets for Small Business Tuesday, April 12, 12 Noon-1:30 p.m.; Deal Flow Sales Meeting, Wednesday, April 6 & 20, 12 Noon-1 p.m.; How to Create and Use Facebook ads, Thurdsay, April 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Personal Branding, April 21–May 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Visit

Designer and Name Brands For Sale At Sidewalk Sale

A sidewalk sale will be held at Inna’s Alternations & Repair, located in the Bloomingdale Professional Center at 1548 Bloomingdale Ave. E. in Valrico on Saturday, April 2 and May 7 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 50 pieces of name-brand and designer clothing will be for sale. Come and check out shorts, pants, and dresses, including prom and homecoming dresses. Call Inna at 651-4416.

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