By Michelle Colesanti

Orange Home Accessories Raises Money For Family Promise

Orange Home Accessories held its “Welcome Spring” event earlier this month for Family Promise of Greater Brandon. Everyone enjoyed live music by Ella and Jazz Pianist, Jimmy Silva, along with wine and appetizers, raffles and specials. A total of $1,000 was raised for Family Promise.

Orange is a home décor and gift store that specializes in well-designed pieces that are artful and functional. It offers an eclectic mix for any style and the perfect gifts for the hard to buy for person. Orange Home Accessories is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. It is closed Sundays. It is located at 1046 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico (in Plaza Bella). Call 681-8686.

FishHawk Residents Excited As Starbucks Rumor Confirmed

It is official, Starbucks is coming to FishHawk Ranch by Newland Communities. The rumors are true and is now confirmed by Sandia Wasserman representing Florida Retail Partners. “We are in the final negotiations for a store and now have permission to announce the location,” said Wasserman. “We are excited and hope the community will embrace Starbucks.” There are two more tenants in the 7,000 sq. ft. plaza at FishHawk Blvd. and Bayberry Glen, across from the FishHawk Sports Complex, but Wasserman said she does not yet have authorization to announce them. On May 16, Florida Retail Partners will seek a variance from Hillsborough County to amend its original plan due to a setback issue and will be ready to build. For more information, contact Wasserman at 251-3333 ext. 2., or visit  

Anytime Fitness To Open In Park Square

Working out is about to get a lot easier. No more excuses about an inconvenient gym location or limited hours; Anytime Fitness is coming to FishHawk. Its targeted grand opening date will be some time in June. The owners are Ron and Monica Rigaud.

“What differentiates Anytime Fitness from other clubs is our focus on helping members get the results that they’re seeking,” said Rigaud. “Our gym will be small enough that we can provide personalized attention for all of our members. Whether weight-loss is your goal, or increased strength or improved balanced and flexibility – or a combination – we’re committed to helping you achieve those goals.”

Enjoy 24 Hours access to 5,000 sq. ft. of circuit and resistance training machines, free weights, functional training and equipment, cardio equipment, including treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary bikes and private bathrooms with showers.

Anytime Fitness will be manned Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Small group and large group fitness classes, including Zumba and boot camp are offered along with personal training. Membership at one Anytime Fitness club gives members access to nearly 3,000 clubs worldwide at no extra charge.

Prior to opening, Anytime Fitness is offering Charter Membership. Hero discounts will also be offered upon opening the club. Call 910-286-4357 or by email

Steve Moran Is Keller Williams Top Agent 12 Years In A Row

Julie Swain, team leader for Keller Williams, has announced that Steve Moran with Keller Williams Suburban Tampa has finished as the Top Individual Agent. Moran had over $18 million in written volume for 2015. He finished as the number one single agent out of 900 agents in the Keller Williams Chadwick Group, which includes Hillsborough and Pinellas County. He received the award at the annual Keller Williams award ceremonies at the Tampa Theatre in downtown Tampa. Moran stated, “It was an honor to receive this award and I want to thank all my clients and friends for making this possible.” Moran has been with Keller Williams for 12 years after spending 11 years with Re/Max Realty. Call 661-2476.

TNT Termite And Pest Control Celebrates Five Years

Bonnie and Ed Tekampe, owners of TNT Termite and Pest Control, are proud to serve the local community. They have recently celebrated their fifth year in business and are going strong.  Many homes in Eastern Hillsborough County are protected from ants, spiders, roaches, and termites by TNT Termite and Pest Control, which provides a quarterly service for residential home owners and custom services for its commercial customers. Andy Tekampe joined the team three years ago and has contributed to the growth of TNT. They are now looking to add a fourth member to the team. Ed or Bonnie can be contacted at  716-9196 or 760-2691. Check out TNT’s Facebook page TNTtermite andpest or visit www.TNTtermite andpestcontrol. com.

Help For Pelvic Health Conditions

Dr. Armas, a physician specialist, will host a free seminar on various treatment options available for women with incontinence and other pelvic floor issues. This will take place at St. Joseph’s Hospital-South, Franciscan Conference Room at 6901 Simmons Loop in Riverview, on Thursday, May 26 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration required. Call 443-3046 or visit Parking is free and light refreshments will be served.

Private Salon Studio Concept Benefits Stylists, Customers

Green Door Salon Studios provides stylists with fully equipped and furnished private salon studios. This concept is revolutionizing the industry by offering stylists the professional freedom of operating their own business. Each guest will have the opportunity to have a one on one experience with their stylist in a high end vintage inspired salon and space. Green Door Salon is located at 1147 Professional Park Dr. in Brandon. Visit or call 941-518-5951.

Lynette Silon-Laguna Accepted As Two Years AIOFLA’s 10 Best In Florida For Client Satisfaction

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA’s) has recognized the exceptional performance of Florida’s Family Law Attorney Lynette Silon-Laguna as Two Years 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIOFLA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation. One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships and reputation among his or her clients.
Selection criteria therefore focuses on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards of Client Satisfaction. Contact Silon-Laguna directly at 375-0539 or

“What’s In” Your Community Fundraiser For Foster Children

Join in for a wine and cheese ladies night out on Tuesday, May 24 from 7-9 p.m. benefitting local foster children at What’s In Family Consignment, located at 3220 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico. Tickets are $5 and are available at the store. See store for list of vendors participating. The event is sponsored by “What’s In Family Consignment,” Rodan and Fields skin care and Traci Lynn jewelry. Proceeds go to our local Guardian Ad Litem. Call 643-7393.

Parade Of Homes Winners Announced

Earlier this month the winning builders and model homes were announced for the 2016 Tampa Bay Parade of Homes. This year the Tampa Bay Builders Association (TBBA) hosted one of the largest Parade of Homes in Florida presented by Frontier Communications. With 139 model homes from 37 builders and two remodelers throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Hernando, the 2016 Tampa Bay Parade of Homes was held March 5-13.

A full list of winners can be found at www.tampabayparadeof homes .com. The TBBA promotes professionalism and continuing education within the tri-county building-and development industry. Call 571-8222, or visit for more information.

Homage Liquor Hosting Free Wine Tastings

Newly opened Homage Liquor Experience at 4350 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. (on the west side of the road across from The Landing and The Brunchery) has begun hosting wine tastings on the third Thursday of each month from 5-8 p.m. “We do this once a month,” said Woodode “Woody” D’Aout, owner and president. “It’s a great way for us to get to know our neighbors better, and a fun way for them to get better acquainted with the wide variety of wines that we offer.”

Homage also offers free delivery (within an eight mile radius) on all orders $49.99 or more, and a 10 percent discount on everything to military, both active duty and retired. The discount covers wines, beers, mixers, even “top shelf” liquors and liqueurs.

D’Aout also has the “Homage Wine Club” with three selective packages to choose from: Red/Red, Red/White, and White/White, with in-store discounts. Members also receive email invitations to events as well as the wine tastings.

This month’s tasting will be Thursday, May 19 from 5-8 p.m. at the store. Many visitors will also be impressed with the almost intimidating variety of vodkas to choose from, possibly the largest variety in this part of Florida. Call 756-4231 or 359-1976.

Mathnasium Welcomes New Assistant Center Directors

Mathnasium has promoted Lead Instructor Baylor Kull to assistant center director and hired KaLynn Singleton to take the place of Michelle Holton who has been graciously serving as assistant center director since October of 2014. Holton was presented with an opportunity to return full time to the career that she left years ago to home educate her children.

Both Kull and Singleton will be job sharing this position so parents and students will see them both most every day. Visit

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Michelle Colesanti
Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.