By Michelle Colesanti

Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies Will Expand To Waterset

Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies, a national early childhood education franchise with three decades of experience, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new center in the Waterset community of Apollo Beach, at 6406 Covington Garden Dr. Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman was in attendance along with members of the Southshore Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the event. The new school represents the 16th Kids ‘R’ Kids’ location in Florida and the ninth in the Greater Tampa area.
The new Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy will be owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Carrie and Kevin Elwell. This will be the Elwell’s second school in the Tampa area. They opened their first Kids ‘R’ Kids in Gibsonton in August 2007 and have served thousands of Southshore families over the last nine years. Visit or call 672-0400.

Paw Envy Mobile Pet Grooming

Ashley Boyd is the owner of new business Paw Envy, a mobile grooming van. Paw Envy offers full grooming, baths, flea & tick, nails, de-shed, de-mat and more. The mobile pet grooming van will take care of all your grooming needs in the comfort of your driveway. Available weekdays and weekends. Visit or call 447-6388 for an appointment.

New Jewelry Business Features Shark’s Teeth

Caitie Dawson has recently started The Wired Shark, a jewelry business that focuses on shark teeth. Each piece is designed and created personally by using a wire wrap technique. Three styles of bracelets are offered: bangle, expandable and triple loop wrap around. Shop 24/7 at or, Call 310-4129.

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 hi lights, 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 that started in her teens. She was a salon owner and stylist from 1981 to 1997 in Argentina and continued her passion 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 Dinner Seminar

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.

Canine Cabana Kicks Off First Puppy Prom

Canine Cabana invites you to break out those bowties and dresses for an exclusive prom only for pooches. On Tuesday, June 21, Canine Cabana will be kicking off its first Puppy Prom for all tail-wagging guests. This extravagant celebration will include a photo booth to capture each attendee and a disco dance party to get those pups partying on their paws. Guests are encouraged to arrive in their finest puppy prom attire. Bananas Foster will complete the night as a gourmet treat. Pup parents can sign their companion up for the event by calling Canine Cabana at 672-WOOF.

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 Doorstep to have your next meal delivered hot and ready to eat. It recently added PDQ to its list of restaurants it delivers from.

Holistic Medical Care Clinic LLC Offers Psychiatric Services For Medicaid Patients

Holistic Medical Care Clinic LLC psychiatry division will be opening up space for new patients with Medicaid and Medicaid managed group patients. As part of its community outreach program, from June to August there will be immediate openings and slots for Medicaid patients who wish to receive psychiatric evaluation and care; patients who have ADHD, anxiety, chronic depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other mental/behavioral health issues. Appointments are limited. Call 398-0470 to book an appointment. Holistic Medical Care Clinic LLC psychiatry is located at 400 Frandorson Cir. # 103 in Apollo Beach.

High Performance, Energy Efficient NewSouth Windows

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

With manufacturing facilities and corporate headquarters based in the Brandon area and factory showrooms across the state of Florida, NewSouth was recently named one of the fastest growing window companies in the nation by DWM (Door and Window Market Magazine). NewSouth was also awarded the Green Award from DWM for the energy efficiency of their windows.

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 through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 626-6000 or visit

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 addition, 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. Visit or call 657-2992.

SouthShore Chamber Ribbon Cuttings At Pigs In The Parking Lot

Members of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce took part in a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Pigs in the Parking Lot Festival. The following businesses participated:

Connell Designs – Contact 898-7662 or or

Skoops Italian Ice – Contact 270-8998 or or

Stanford’s Jerky – Contact 630-291-0597 or or

Florida Tailgators, LLC – Contact 480-1718 or floridatailgatorsllc@

The Manic Beader- Contact 464-5766 or themanicbeader@gmail. com or /themanicbeader.

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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.