By Michelle Colesanti

FishHawk 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 and 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.    

522 Oakfield Will Be Home To CoWork Landing In September

The Intentional Growth Strategies  journey began in January by growing a community of entrepreneurs and now, Owner Shannon Carlton is excited to share that CoWork Landing (shared workspace) will be ready to open for business in September.

What is offered: Affordable, professional workspace solution for work-from-home professionals and educational opportunities for entrepreneurial endeavors. Quiet, professional work and meeting spaces for one-on-one and small groups will be available.

Who it will help: small business owners, freelancers, remote workers and entrepreneurs who want a place to go and do work during their day. Professionals who feel more creative, more productive and less isolated. The co-working space offers a place where the independent worker can come sit for a couple of hours and get work done, attend a personal development or networking function, hold a meeting or conference or collaborate with other members. The majority only work from a co-working space 20 percent of their work week. (
Perks of membership include Internet, mail, conference room, quiet room for small meetings, break room with coffee, free personal development events, partner listing on website, and community membership among a new class of workers who are driven to organize their professional lives around continuous personal growth, meaningful relationships, and the service of something greater than themselves. Visit or call Carlton at 924-4679.

Wedding Expo At Uncle Mike’s Blake Hall

A Wedding Expo will be held on Friday, September 9 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Uncle Mike’s Blake Hall, located at 120 S.R. 60 in Plant City. Tickets cost $5 (BOGO for Brides). Come and enjoy Leena’s Chocolate Fountain, Hors Doeuvres, cocktails and music. Blake Hall is perfect for weddings and parties with 8,800 sq. ft., it holds up to 290 guests. Vendors are still needed for this event and are welcome. Call 644-6888 or visit
U-Haul Truck Rentals Pull into Valrico Mini Storage

U-Haul Company of Florida is pleased to announce that Valrico Mini Storage has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Valrico community. Valrico Mini Storage at 2108 Jelane Dr. will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for boxes. Hours of operation for U-Haul rentals are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. After-hours drop-off is available for customer convenience. Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling 413-1018 or visiting

Valrico Mini Storage owner Carole Drake is proud to team with the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage to better meet the demands of Hillsborough County. U-Haul and Valrico Mini Storage are striving to benefit the environment through sustainability initiatives. Truck sharing is a core U-Haul sustainability business practice that allows individuals to access a fleet of trucks that is larger than what they could access on an individual basis. Every U-Haul truck placed in a community helps keep 19 personally owned large-capacity vehicles, pickups, SUVs and vans off the road. Fewer vehicles means less traffic congestion, less pollution, less fuel burned and cleaner air.

Valrico Mini Storage is a great place to become U-Haul Famous. Take your picture in front of a U-Haul product, send it in and your face could land on the side of a U-Haul truck. Upload your photo through Instagram using #uhaulfamous, or visit to submit photos and learn more.

Brandon Auto Services, Inc. & Salvage Holds Ribbon Cutting

Owners Steve Holland and Ken Anderson of Brandon Auto Services, Inc. & Salvage recently celebrated 45 years by holding a ribbon cutting.

Brandon Auto Service sells parts to consumers and will do auto repairs on any car or truck. It has recently expanded and opened a second location in Plant City. It welcomes Insurance claims and gives a lifetime warranty on services. Brandon Auto Service is located at 3159 S.R. 60 E. in Valrico. Call 689-8131 or visit

Local Holistic Health & Wellness Owner Named Top Health Coach In Health & Wellness

Lynne Wadsworth, CHC, owner and operator of Holistic Health & Wellness LLC, has been named Top Health Coach in Health & Wellness for 2016-2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). While inclusion with the IAOTP is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. Wadsworth works with people who suffer from migraines and chronic headaches as well as people who struggle with weight loss, life balance, stress and other health issues. A new group program for natural migraine relief will begin on Monday, August 22. The six week program will be done via video conference. Call 340-1368 or email

Mathnasium Partners With National PTA On STEM Initiative

Mathnasium Learning Centers is proud to announce that it has joined forces with National PTA as a partner in PTA’s nationwide science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and family engagement initiative. Through this collaboration, Mathnasium will support National PTA in the development and deployment of resources, activities and events that engage students and families in STEM/math experiences.

Launched in 2015, National PTA’s initiative seeks to fill a critical gap in STEM education, increase access to STEM experiences for all students and inspire the next generation of STEM professionals. Its goal is to deliver 100,000 STEM experiences over the next three years—in schools and at home. The effort will include a focus on urban areas and among girls and underrepresented youth.

For additional informatoin, visit or call the store at 655-6284.

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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.