By Michelle Colesanti

Homage Liquor Experience Inc. Celebrates New Ownership

Homage Liquor Experience Inc. has been in Lithia for 20 years but new ownership and membership into the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) was reason to celebrate. Homage Liquor Experience provides its customers with only the best in today’s alcoholic beverages and cigars. It hosts public wine tastings each month and offer a variety of discounts including 10 percent off for military every day and 10 percent for ladies on Thursdays. Visit 4350 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico or order online at Call 756-4231.

Personal, Group Training Offered By FemaleF.I.R.S.T, Inc.

FemaleF.I.R.S.T.’s Danielle Roland offers personal and group training, nutrition counseling, sportspecific training for athletes, corrective exercises for chronic and acute injuries. FemaleF.I.R.S.T. caters to women looking to achieve optimal health and fitness. It focuses on delivering results to each client through accountability and motivation, customized programming and nutrition counseling. Train in your home, outdoors, or at a local gym. Visit or call 624-1051.

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

Fitness & Boxing Offered in Lithia

Personal Trainer Warren “Shannon” Keene offers private personal and group training. Strength & Conditioning are offered for men, women and children. Weight loss, diet plans, speed & agility, and self-defense available for all ages. Boxing training is also available. The facility is located on 10 acres (including a boxing ring) at 2310 Thompson Rd. in Lithia. Open 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Call 767-6504.      

Orange Home Accessories Christmas In July To Benefit A Kid’s Place

Orange Home Accessories, located at 1046 Bloomingdale Ave., 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 guests can enjoy specials and raffles during the event. When asked why she wanted to support A Kid’s Place, owner Debbie Ploor said, “A Kid’s Place makes such a difference in the lives of the children they help. It is a great organization in our back yard and I feel it is important to support local families in need.” For more information call 681-8686 or visit  

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. From sponsorships to fundraising, there are many ways you can make a difference. Call 872-0979 or visit    
Pediatric Health Care Alliance in FishHawk

Pediatric Health Care Alliance is excited to announce its FishHawk Office has relocated to the newly developed FishHawk Medical Park at 5621 Skytop Dr. New features include a newborn-only waiting room, additional exam rooms, and improved parking. The FishHawk Office of Pediatric Health Care Alliance is home to Dr. Tracy Martin, Dr. Lisa Roman, Dr. Jennifer Wallace Snyder, and Dr. Christopher Tappan. A welcome visit to tour the office and meet the pediatricians is available for new patients, including parents-to-be or families who have recently moved to the area. Call  571-6800 or visit

Grand Re-Opening Celebrated At Cold Stone Creamery

A Grand Re-Opening celebration recently took place to help the new owners of Cold Stone Creamery, Kelly and Joshua Cook, celebrate their new business venture. They officially took ownership of Cold Stone in April. The Cooks invite the community to enjoy the ‘Ultimate Ice Cream Experience’ at Cold Stone Creamery, located at 3426 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico. Call 486-4601 or visit

Enjoy Bonefish Grill’s Fresh Seafood, American Fare For Lunch

Bonefish Grill Brandon is now open for lunch. The restaurant hours are 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday through  Thursday, and Friday and  Saturday hours are 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. and 10 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. Call 571-5553 or visit www.bonefishgrill .com/locations/fl/brandon.

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 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

Busciglio Smiles Awards Scholarships

Each year Busciglio Smiles has given $500 scholarships to students from surrounding schools. The focus is usually on student athletes. 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. The student’s received their checks at the Brandon office in May with Dr. Derek Busciglio.

Discovery Point Child Care Center Offers Two Riverview Locations

Discovery Point is a childcare center serving ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, and has two Riverview locations: 11719 Symmes Rd. and 13011 Summerfield Crossing Blvd. The hours are from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Discovery Point also offers VPK and also before and after school care and summer camp. Call 671-1800 or visit or 671-0900,

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.

YoYo Juice Offers Chance To Win Free Smoothies For A Year

Join YoYo Juice’s Summer Sweepstakes to win free smoothies for one year #MyYoYoJuiceSummer #SummerSweepstakes. You can get 10 tickets per day and have a chance to win a T-shirt, juice cleanse, wrap platter, and the grand prize, which is free smoothies for a year. No purchase is necessary. Tickets are easy to obtain by checking into our VIP kiosk, liking YoYo Juice and posting a picture that tags it and uses #MyYoYoJuiceSummer on social media. YoYo Juice is located at 1044 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico. Call 653-4300 or visit

Neal Communities Continues Expansion With Entrance Into FishHawk Ranch

Neal Communities, southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, is continuing its expansion into Hillsborough County, opening two new model homes in the FishHawk Ranch community. Neal Communities made its debut in the Hillsborough market last year. The 76 villas Neal Communities is constructing mark the company’s first entrance into FishHawk Ranch, a 3,000-acre master-planned community. Prospective residents can tour two versatile villa model homes. The 1,524-sq. ft. Tidewater model is a split-plan with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den and a two-car garage. The 1,434-sq. ft. Crystal Sand model is an open-concept plan with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage. 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.