By Michelle Colesanti

Skinny Clinic Weight Loss & Anti-Aging Medicine Offered By Dr. Caban

Dr. Francis A Caban has been treating dermatology patients in Brandon for the last 25 years and is now offering Medical Weight loss and a variety of Wellness and Anti-Aging treatments.

The “The Skinny Clinic Diet” and the Skinny Clinic HCG Diet are now being offered. Anti-Aging treatments include: Botox and Fillers, Skin Rejuvenation with Chemical Peels, Laser Treatment and Microdermabrasion, Platelet Rich Plasma treatment (Vampire Facelift), IPL Photo Facial treatment, Laser Hair and Tattoo Removal, MiraDry (permanent underarm sweat reduction), Sclerotherapy (Spider Vain Removal), Hair Loss Treatments. Dr. Caban is located at 109 Margaret St. in Brandon. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Call 235-4090 or visit or on Facebook at

Pain & Stress Management Seminar

Each Tuesday in July and August, a pain and stress management seminar will be held at 1135 Professional Park Dr. in Brandon. Each session will run about 50 minutes of Q/A in a group environment. There will be two sessions each Tuesday; 12 Noon and 6 p.m. Registration and sign up is necessary to reserve your space, which is limited. The cost is $10 per session per person.

Interested parties may reserve their time and seat online at Click online scheduling and select Wellness Seminar, follow additional prompts. 

Each Tuesday will dedicate a focus for your healthcare concerns; neck and shoulder pain, low back pain, abdominal pain and bloating, weight gain and sleepless nights. Still Waters is expanding into Brandon and shares space with Alternative Healthcare; massage therapy, yoga and movement therapy for pain and stress management, weight loss and bio identical hormone replacement therapy for both men and women. Call 863-940-3828 or visit

Donate Old Phones To Cell Phones For Soldiers

Since 2004 the Minutes That Matter program has had a simple mission: to help troops call home, at no charge. Generous donations have fueled this mission providing over 220 million minutes of free talk time by sending more than three million calling cards to servicemen and women and recycling more than 11.7 million cell phones. Each contribution worth $5 enables them to provide 2.5 hours of talk time for America’s bravest men and women.

Helping Heroes Home is able to provide one-time emergency grants to aid veterans making the transition back into civilian life. Since July 2012, more than 2,800 veterans overcome communication challenges and physical, emotional and assimilation hardships with communication services, imperative car repairs, rent payment to avoid eviction and more.

Live and Learn Compounding Pharmacy continues to serve as a drop off site for Cell Phones For Soldiers. Visit 13224 Boyette Rd. in Riverview Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Visit

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

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 Cook’s 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

BarkAID’s 50 States Tour Comes To Salon Roxy

For the fifth year, master stylist Patrick Lomantini and Team will be kicking off the BarkAID Lomantini National Tour (50 States Tour) to raise funds for animal shelters and rescues across the country. Lomantini’s ultimate road trip will be visiting each of the U.S. 50 States beginning on July 15 in Augusta, Maine and ending in Wichita, Kansas on October 20. Each day during the featured salon/school’s business hours, guests can arrange an appointment for a special haircut to help raise funds for U.S animal shelters. Lomantini and Team will be donating their time, resources and services during the 50 States tour while asking for donations of $20 or more to help support the cause. Salon Roxy, located at 3305 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., will be hosting this cause locally on Sunday, August 7 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Appointments can be made by telephone at 324-8817. Funds will benefit Second Chance Boxer Rescue, Inc. and Second Chance Friends All Breed Rescue. Visit

Ability Rehabilitation Now Coast To Coast With New Office Openings

Ability Rehabilitation is expanding into Florida’s west coast with the opening of two new offices in July – one in Tampa and another in Brandon. With the new offices, Ability Rehabilitation now has 17 locations across Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Lake and Hillsborough counties. All locations are CARF accredited, meaning each office has undergone an extensive review process to ensure the highest quality of care for patients. Interested patients can request an appointment online with or without a physician referral by visiting or by calling the location nearest to them.

Introduction To Nia Workshop

Designed for beginners, an Introduction to Nia Workshop will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 2 p.m. This 1.5 hour workshop will explore the basic concepts and fundamentals of Nia, an expressive body-mind-spirit cardiovascular movement program that blends dance, martial arts and healing arts, including yoga. Get moving in a beginning-level Nia class. The use of eclectic, rich music, guided imagery, powerful kinesthetic cues, and heart-felt joy add to the full experience of a Nia class. All fitness levels welcome. Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing you can move freely in. The workshop will be facilitated by licensed Nia Black Belt teacher, Kathryn Mansfield. The cost is $18 and will be held at Asana Yoga of Brandon at 1038 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico. Register online at asanayogaofbrandon .com/workshops.php.

Vendor Event In FishHawk

For the first time, a vendor event will be held at The Chapel of Fishhawk, at 6026 Churchside Dr. in Lithia. The event will be open to the public and will take place on the first Saturday of each month from September through January, between the hours of 2-5 p.m. Several vendors have already signed up to participate including Scentsy, ItWorks!, Bridge Bowtiques, BowsForMe, Lip Sense, Juice Plus, Tower Garden, Rodan + Fields, Lifevantage, Younique, Acti-Labs, doTerra Essential Oils, Trades of Hope, LuLaRoe, Avon, Toffee Tradition, Damsel in Defense, Celestial Clasp, LLC, Nutrimetrix, Primerica, Origami Owl, Ladies Ministry Baked Goods, and Dog Rescue. If there are any MLM businesses that are interested in presenting products at the event, contact Angela Dull at, or 863-860-6167. Vendor fee is $25 per booth which is non-refundable (unless the event is cancelled due to inclement weather). It is payable to The Chapel of Fishhawk one week prior to the event. Food vendors are welcome; however, they need to present proper permits. Limited electrical outlets are available. Those requesting access to electricity will be required to pay an additional $10 fee.

Vendors are to set up and take down their booths in their entirety. They should provide their own tables and tents (not to exceed 10×10), and will be responsible for cleaning up their area after the event concludes.

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.