By Michelle Colesanti

Electric Today Provides Air Conditioning Service

Electric Today is celebrating the addition of air conditioning service to its 17 year old business. The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate this milestone with Manny and John Polizzi who have been members of chamber since 2009. The Electric Today celebration was part of the Cinco de Mayo themed event spotlighting businesses within the 333 N. Falkenburg Commerce Center. Call 653-4221 or email ElectricToday@hotmail.com. Visit www.MyElectricToday.com

Bonefish Grill’s Fresh Seafood Open 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.bone fishgrill.com/locations/fl/brandon.

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 StJosephsChristmas.org.

Chai Yo Offers Thai Cuisine

Chai Yo Thai Cuisine offers full-service modern Thai cuisine and seats up to 45. Owners Topp Saenngarm and Jennifer Dryer strive to infuse a celebratory, yet refined, spirit into the food they prepare, the service provided, and the atmosphere created for guests. They offer a dining experience that highlights the simple elegance of Thai cuisine and the warmth of Thai culture, so that guests will come to think of Chai Yo as the ideal place to relax with friends and family. The restaurant offers online orders with delivery service through Doorstep Delivery. Visit chaiyothai.biz or call 671-6935. Chai Yo is located at 11695 Boyette Rd. in Riverview.

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 symmes.discoverypoint.com or 671-0900, summerfield.discoverypoint.com.

Baja Style Tex-Mex At Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop offers fast-casual, Baja style Tex-Mex with a full liquor bar. It is located at 2874 Providence Lakes Blvd. in Brandon. Owned by brothers Adam and Ian Lieberaman and Adam’s wife, J-Ray Lieberman, fresh, made-from-scratch food with bold flavors with portions that are generous are served. A full-liquor bar and full-service dining is offered. Fuzzy’s is a family oriented restaurant first and a bar second. Fuzzy’s Taco will open another location soon near USF/Temple Terrace. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-12 Midnight, and Sunday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Call 374-7177 or visit www.fuzzystacoshop.com.

From Homeless To State Certified Residential Contractor

From homeless to a state certified residential contractor, Eileen Burke has run the gamut of achievement in the housing industry. Burke, a special projects coordinator with Florida Home Partnership, Inc. (FHP), a non-profit community homebuilder, traveled a unique path that few can claim. With intentions of discarding a flyer she found in the parking lot of a local Walmart in 1994, Burke discovered a housing opportunity through FHP. The flyer was promoting the United States Department of Agriculture Self-help Housing Program for income eligible first-time homebuyers. Questioning the claim of “no money down and affordable payments,” Burke kept the notice and shared it with a co-worker. With reservations, they eventually applied and successfully enrolled in the program. Attending trainings and working nights and weekends to meet the minimum 600 hours of sweat-equity, the two helped build each other’s home, and the homes of the members in their group, and literally became next-door neighbors in the Homes for Ruskin community. As a proud new homeowner, Burke became an active member of the community’s homeowners’ association and serves as its president today.

Burke recently earned the State of Florida residential contractor’s license (May 2016), adding yet another impressive accomplishment to her full resume. For more information, call Florida Home Partnership at 672-7860 or email joey@flhome.org.

Mobile Spa Parties For Girls Ages 5-12

Pretty Lil Divas Girls Mobile Spa, located in Riverview, opened for business in June. Pretty Lil Divas Girls Mobile Spa Parties targets girls ages 5 through 12. It strives to promote an experience of fun and creativity while building self-esteem and confidence, and providing opportunities for building positive relationships, in a safe, non-threatening environment, where each girl feels empowered. 

Hire Pretty Lil Divas Girls to experience complete pampering and entertainment for your special girl and her friends including: candy scented mini manicures and pedicures, facials, mini makeovers, glitter tattoos, along with a host of other fun activities.

Owner/Operator Kisha Garcia is a veteran, local teacher and licensed Full Specialist (Nail and Skin) who saw the need for party alternatives that were hassle-free in avoidance of the hustle and bustle of overcrowded, boisterous “child friendly.” As a result, the company aims to bring a unique and fun birthday party experience to you.

Packages are targeted to teach kids how to embrace their inner beauty and creativity. Parties will be booked on Saturdays and Sundays. Visit www.prettylildivas.com or contact 563-6535.      

Fresh Fridays With Produce Nation On Hiatus For Summer

Due to a steady drop in patron visits and rising fuel costs to the business, Produce Nation will be unable to continue to offer Fresh Fridays at South Bay Hospital. It will try to return in the fall.
Winter visitor season may offer more business to the mobile produce start-up. Patrons can still visit Rachel and Produce Nation at other stops around the bay area. Call 531-3294 or visit produce-nation.com for more locations.

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 have 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 www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.

Nurturing The Mother Fertility Massage Available

Locally owned massage therapy business, Serene Bodyworks, is pleased to announce that Nurturing the Mother Fertility Massage is available. For women who are trying to conceive, Fertility Massage focuses on cleansing, balancing and opening a woman’s body physically and energetically while relaxing her mind and body. Fertility Massage is beneficial for blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, PCOS and helps hormonal imbalances, improves egg health and improves pelvic and abdominal circulation.

Fertility massage is ideal as a stand-alone treatment for women who are ready to conceive naturally and want to ensure that their bodies are in optimum condition. It is also supportive of those are using assisted reproductive technology in collaboration with your fertility specialist.

Pelvic Pain and Painful Periods treatment can assist women who are not trying to conceive, but are experiencing pain or discomfort with their cycle, including symptoms of menopause.

Serene Bodyworks is owned by Licensed Massage Therapist Anita Thomas and has been in business since December 2008. Providing a full range of massage services to a diverse range of clients from children to seniors, Serene Bodyworks also offers Prenatal and Post Partum massage, Cranial Release Technique, Massage Cupping, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Relaxation and Deep Tissue Massage.

It is located at 10812 Providence Oaks Dr. in Riverview. Contact 758-9957 or anita@serenebodyworks.net or visit www.serenebodyworks.net.