By Michelle Colesanti

From Black Tie To BBQ – Cater Tampa Offers It All

Cater Tampa caterers are committed to quality and decadence in every bite. All food is made from the freshest ingredients—nothing is frozen. No processed meats are used and all roasts are prepared in-house. Many orders are prepared on-site.

The business was founded over 15 years ago, and caters to special events hosting for between 10 and 10, 000 patrons. Owner, Adam Harris, trained under a five-star Cordon Bleu™ chef in the 1980s, where he learned indispensable skill sets that were sharpened for more than 30 years.

Cater Tampa does it all, including piping hot lunch drop-offs for pharmaceutical reps and corporate events, breakfast catering, sandwich trays, and more for local offices.

For corporate events, Cater Tampa includes entrées for sit-down or buffet-style events. There are many selections to choose from include seafood, poultry and beef.

Cater Tampa offers a new take on wedding catering. Its meals are served buffet-style and it supplies the china, silverware and all serving equipment as well as tables, linens and the decorations.

Cater Tampa is located at 1903 E. SR 60 Ste. in Valrico. For more information, visit or call 906-0222.

Tutor Doctor Now Making ‘House Calls’ In FishHawk

There will be fewer “math meltdowns” and other homework headaches in FishHawk, Brandon, Valrico & Riverview now that Tom Avino has introduced Tutor Doctor – the fastest growing “at-home” tutoring franchise worldwide – to the community.

Tutor Doctor, a rapidly expanding one-on-one tutoring service designed to help students from ages six to 106, announced the opening of a new franchise location in FishHawk offering the community and students a private, easy way to catch-up or get ahead in school.

For more information, call 305-2696 or visit

A Local Artists Exhibit To Benefit Alzheimer Foundation At 22 Moons

On Saturday, April 1 from 6-9 p.m., The Gallery at 22 Moons will present a Local Artists Exhibit, which will benefit the Alzheimer Foundation Benefit and will include a Wine & Cheese Degustation. 22 Moons is located at 3110 Lithia Pinecrest Rd.Ste.103 in Valrico. Call 530-4549 for more information.

Guardian Advocacy Workshop For Parents Of Adult Children With Developmental Disabilities

A Guardian Advocacy Workshop will be held Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m.-12 Noon at F.R.I.E.N.D.S Down Syndrome Tampa conference room, located at 1219 Millennium Pkwy. in Brandon.

If your child is turning (or has turned) 18, and has been diagnosed with a developmental disability (intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, autism, spina bifida, Down syndrome, Phelan-McDermid syndrome, or Prader-Willi syndrome), and continues to need your help to make financial, educational and health care decisions, you will likely need to petition the court to become a Guardian Advocate over your child. Special needs planning attorneys, Laurie Ohall and Dana Kemper will speak.

Admission is free.  Seating limited to 25 spots. To RSVP, call 438-8503 or visit

Premier Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services Now Open

Amazing Kidz Therapy provides premier pediatric occupational therapy services to children from birth to the age of 18. Owner Kathleen Pici, OTR/L, CAS, said, “Quality care and customer experience are the cornerstones on which we are founded. Every child is unique and deserves services that reflect the same in order to maximize their independence within all of their natural settings, including home, school and play.”

Services are provided within a comfortable and relaxed setting in which children and their families can feel at home, allowing for a maximum therapeutic benefit. Therapy is provided on a one-on-one basis as well as group settings as appropriate for your child and their individual needs.

Specialties and Programs include: Handwriting Support, Fine Motor Coordination and Strengthening, Strengthening and Postural Control, Sensory Processing Integration, Visual Motor/Perceptual Skills, Self Care, Life and Social Skills, Animal Assisted Social Skills Groups, Pre-Vocational Training, and Certified Autism Specialist.

Amazing Kidz Therapy is located at 4312 Bell Shoals Rd. in Valrico. Hours are Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 298-9298 or visit

U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Hawthorne Health And Rehab Of Brandon

Hawthorne Health and Rehab of Brandon has been recognized as a Top Nursing Home for 2016-2017 by U.S. News & World Report, a leading expert in evaluation and rating of health care providers across the country. Ratings are based on information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services.

Only 13% of facilities receive the Best Nursing Home designation, which represents a 41% decrease from prior year. “This is a wonderful honor to be recognized as a top nursing home, especially in light of the more stringent criteria. “Our dedicated, caring staff work hard every day to enrich the lives of our residents, and this award validates their efforts,” said Hawthorne Executive Director, Joseph Cassiba.
Royal Maid Now Offering Cleaning Services On Saturday

Royal Maid Service would like to help you with your spring cleaning. It is now doing Saturday Cleans. If you book before April 15, receive a 10% discount. At Royal Maid, “They love to do the job you hate”. Call 999-4929.

UBREAKIFIX Opens Second Area Location In Brandon

At UBREAKIFIX, it is understood how traumatic it can be when you break one of your electronic devices, be it your cell phone or note pad. The staff is there to help you get it repaired quickly. UBREAKIFIX services all brands of electronics, repairing cracked screens, water damage, and much more. Cell phone accessories are also available.

Owners Bryant, Michael and Renelda Sells have a new location in Brandon at 2492 W. Brandon Blvd. The hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 Noon-5 p.m. Call 324-8342. Visit

Oakfield Dental Provides High Quality Care With State Of The Art Technology

Oakfield Dental upholds its commitment to the highest quality of care by combining state of the art technology with passionate clinicians and staff. 

Located at 1457 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon, Dr. Amir Boules provides high-quality dental care in a stress-free environment.

Services include: all digital x-ray technology provide accurate images with a fraction of the radiation exposure of old style film; colored intra-oral camera pictures help you see exactly what the dentist sees, making it easier for you to make an informed decision about your dental needs; one hour whitening for same day results; tooth-colored fillings and crowns that are the strongest and most esthetic in the dental field, all options for missing teeth including implants, bridges, partial and complete dentures to fit your specific needs and desires; and cleanings with an emphasis on communicating oral hygiene tips, because we believe that the more you know, the better you can take care of yourself. Oral appliance therapy to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea is also provided.

To make an appointment, call 906-8808. Visit

Evolution Primary Care Office Recently Opened

Dr. Matthew Dowdy has recently opened Evolution Primary Care, a primary care office offering nighttime and weekend hours. With a friendly and helpful staff, the practice has been tailored around patients’ schedules to allow for easy access to the doctor for routine care and minor urgent illnesses and injuries without the inconvenience of missing work or school. It offers convenient online scheduling and messaging with the staff so that patients will always have a direct line to their providers and access to their medical records. The office is less like that of the typical doctor’s office and more like the casual atmosphere you might find in a local coffeehouse. It guarantees that you will be seen at the time your appointment is schedule.

Evolution Primary Care is located at 11264 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. Hours are Monday to Friday from 12 Noon-9 p.m. and Saturday from 12 Noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 672-2014 or visit

Cardinal Roofing Awarded USF Fast 56 Award

The University of South Florida (USF) Alumni Association will honor the 2017 USF Fast 56 – the fastest growing USF alumni-owned or -led businesses in the world – on Friday, April 28, in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom and Oval Theater at USF Tampa.

Cardinal Roofing led by Bridget Jenkins Wilson and Chad Curchin is a full-service roofing company specializing in repairs. It will be one of 56 businesses inducted into the 2017 USF Fast 56 by USF System President Judy Genshaft and USF Alumni Association Board of Directors Chair Jim Harvey.

“Cardinal Roofing is thrilled to be recognized by the University of South Florida for the growth of our business,” said Bridget Jenkins Wilson a 2001 graduate of USF.  “We thank our community for the continued loyalty and confidence they have placed in us. We look forward to continuing to serve their residential, commercial, and industrial roofing needs in the coming years.”

The 2017 USF Fast 56 companies were ranked by percentage of cumulative annual growth in revenue, as documented by Cherry Bekaert, a public accounting firm based in Tampa. Fifty-six USF alumni owned or led businesses were selected as recipients, in recognition of the year USF was founded, 1956.

“We’re proud to recognize Cardinal Roofing as one of the 56 fastest growing USF Bull-led businesses in the world,” said USF Alumni Association Executive Director Bill McCausland
Bridget Jenkins Wilson at 813-689-7663 or

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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.