By Michelle Colesanti

Busciglio Smiles Awards Scholarships

Each year Busciglio Smiles has given $500 scholarships to students from surrounding schools. The applying students must have an outstanding GPA, a letter of recommendation from an advisor and write an essay. This year the topic was “student athletes, can they really have it all?” The winners of this year’s scholarships were David Wylie from Strawberry Crest and Emily Harrell From Newsome High School. Wylie will be attending the University of South Florida in the fall majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Harrell will be attending the University of Florida in the fall majoring in communications.

Orange Home Accessories Hosts Christmas In July

Orange Home Accessories, located at 1046 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico, in the Plaza Bella Shopping Plaza, will be hosting its annual Christmas in July to benefit A Kid’s Place. The event will be held on Friday, July 15, 6-9 p.m. Appetizers and wine will be served and specials and raffles will be offered. Call 681-8686 or visit

Bonefish Grill Open For Lunch

Bonefish Grill Brandon is now open for lunch. The restaurant hours are 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Friday and Saturday hours are 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy lunch menu items such as Blackened Baha Fish or Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos with your choice of soup or salad, Lily’s Salmon, Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes and other favorites. Brunch items include favorites such as, Eggs Benedict, Crème Brulée French Toast and more. Bonefish is located at 1015 Providence Rd. in Brandon. For more information, call 571-5553 or visit

Hair Stylist Ana Dalla Valle

Independent hair stylist Ana Dalla Valle has 35 years of experience in all aspects of cutting, styling, and coloring, and is well-versed with all the latest techniques and procedures. She is located at the Lena Maxey Salon, located at 13210 Boyette Rd. in Riverview.

She specializes in hilights, lo lights, and special effects; root touch-up; color; cuts; perms; Keratin treatments; Brazilian blowout; extensions; blow dry styling; up do’s for wedding groups; and more for women, men and children.

Born in Uruguay and raised in Argentina, she has had a passion for hair since in her teens. She was a salon owner and stylist from 1981 to 1997 in Argentina and continued her passion to style here after her move to the U.S. in 1997. Hours are flexible and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 443-935-1073. Visit

Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery Dine & Learn

A free Dinner Seminar will be held by Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery on Tuesday, June 28 at Square 1 Burgers & Bar, located at 2042 Badlands Dr. in Brandon or on Thursday, June 30 at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s located at 13326 Lincoln Rd. in Riverview. These will be educational seminars on pre-planning final arrangements. For details, call 334-8000 as seating is limited.

Airbrush Tanning Now Offered at DayDreams Day Spa

DayDreams is proud to announce a new service – customized airbrush tanning. Airbrush tanning is a safe and easy way to achieve your perfect summer look. DayDreams airbrush tanning is a fully customized experience without booths and a wide variety of shades. In keeping with DayDream’s commitment to healthy skin care, the tanning solution is organic, all natural, vegan-friendly, and virtually odorless. It is made using only premium grade DHA so you can get all your glow without the guilt.

Daydreams Day Spa and Bath Shop offers sunless tanning packages as well a membership program. For more information, visit or call 657-2992.

Tutoring Club Awards Annual Jacob Fowler Scholarships

Kayla Gibbons and Rebecca Ross were awarded $500 each as this year’s winners of Tutoring Club’s Jacob Fowler Memorial Scholarship. The scholarships have been awarded each of the last five years in memory of Jacob Fowler. He was a former instructor who passed away at a church camp from Bell Shoals Baptist Church. The Tutoring Club is located at 4385 Lynx Paw Trail in Valrico. Call 681-9900.

Snatched Beauty Bar

Snatched Beauty Bar is owned by Aesthetician KJ Lawrence. Along with facials, she also specializes in full body waxing and eyelash extensions. Lawrence is located at JC Suites at 3448 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., Ste. 30 in Valrico. Call 858-2972, email or visit

Amy Perez Announced As USF Federal Credit Union’s Consumer Lending Manager

USF Federal Credit Union (USF FCU) welcomed Amy Perez to her new position as consumer lending manager last month. She will be primarily responsible for supervising the lending staff, providing timely sales production feedback, and administering consumer lending processes. Call 569-2000 or visit

New Event Space In Brandon

The Event Gallery is located at 524 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon and offers premium small event space. The venue features about 1400 sq. ft. of space, hardwood floors and open ceilings with dimmable LED lighting. There are 72 parking spaces on site and an additional 50 in adjacent lots. Art openings, parties, and any type of corporate event can be hosted. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 245-3787 or email

NewSouth Windows

NewSouth Window manufactures and installs high performance, energy efficient, replacement windows and doors, made specifically to withstand Florida weather. NewSouth offers their products factory direct and custom made to homeowners with a lifetime warranty on both the products and the installation.

Homeowners can visit the NewSouth factory at 4901 Oak Fair Blvd. (at 301 near the Florida State Fairgrounds) in Tampa. There are options in style, color, grids and hurricane performance for the customer to sample. It is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 626-6000 or visit NewSouth, or on Facebook at New South Window Solutions for more information.

DoorstepDelivery Brandon Introduces Newest Partner, PDQ and its professional team of “mobile waiters” are revolutionizing the way people eat, allowing the convenience of having your favorite restaurants delivered directly to your home, office, or event.

Doorstep Delivery now allows people to get what they want (select from their favorite restaurants), where they want (home, office, hotel, event, beach, hospital …), when they want (order now or place for future delivery), and how they want it (delivered, picked-up, dine-in).

Place an order online at to have your next meal delivered hot and ready to eat. It recently added PDQ to its list of restaurants it delivers from.

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s Christmas in July Donation Drive

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital treats thousands of Tampa Bay’s children every year. Whether they arrive by ambulance, are recovering from open-heart surgery or undergoing cancer treatment, they receive the finest medical treatment, emotional support and loving care available. But they have other special needs – play and distraction from their illness – that are met with the help of generous people throughout the community. Join St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s Christmas in July donation drive and help provide entertainment and comfort to pediatric patients throughout the year. Drop off toys and donations in the circular drive in front of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital during the Christmas in July community event Friday, July 29 from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 872-0979 or 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.