New Mathnasium Of Riverview Offers Exciting and Fun Ways For Kids To Improve Math Skills

The owners of the new Mathnasium of Riverview, Lariza and Ferdinand Desir II, are excited to offer a new math-only Learning Center, which helps kids learn math in a fun way while making sense to them. At Mathnasium, tools are offered that help young learners improve critical math skills and understanding, regardless of their current ability level. Services include math tutoring, test pre (SAT, ACT, PERT, AFO, Military Officer Entrance Exam, Mid-terms and Finals). Ferdinand is a USAF retired engineer with a Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering and a Masters in environmental engineering.

“Each day, I make it my goal to ensure that students have an effective, engaging, and encouraging learning experience that cultivates an intuitive understanding of math,” he said.

Desir selects highly trained instructors who are passionate about math, maintaining the environment for learning, and always staying positive.

Mathnasium of Riverview is located at 11446 S. US Hwy. 301 in Riverview. Hours are Monday to Thursday 3-7 p.m., and Sunday from 2-5 p.m. For more information, call 844-667-6284, email or visit

Flow Fitness Puts New Spin On Specialty Fitness Boutiques For Reviving Women
Kara Birkey, founder and visionary behind Flow Fitness, has created a fresh concept for women in the workout industry. Flow Fitness provides women with a variety of specialty fitness classes fueled by pure music within a virtuous environment. Opening Saturday, March 25, Flow Fitness will be Riverview’s first specialty fitness boutique for women. Birkley, having served as an administrative assistant for a top-selling gym owner for more than 10 years felt the time was right for something fresh in this trending industry.

Envision a place to get your sweat on and then take a little time to rejuvenate yourself in the state of the art “REVIVE ROOM”.
Flow Fitness offers a variety of trending classes guided by genuine and knowledgeable instructors, covering a range of amazing and achievable health and fitness benefits that suit you.

Flow Fitness is located at 11331 US Hwy 301 S., Ste. 101 (north of Symmes Rd.) in Riverview. Call 374-3019 or visit

Encore by David Weekley Homes Delivers Engaging Lifestyle

One year after its launch, Encore at FishHawk Ranch is delivering an exciting, active lifestyle for residents. As FishHawk Ranch’s only 55+ lifestyle community, Encore by David Weekley Homes features three series of homes that offer an ideal balance of livability and outstanding design so you can enjoy the lifestyle you want, in a home that is as beautiful as it is accommodating.

Daily activities are planned by a full-time Lifestyle Director. Enjoy the 5,000-sq. ft. amenity center, The Oasis, where you can host a party in the entertainment room, meet friends on the great lawn for yoga, swim in the adult-only pool or enjoy a game of bocce or pickle ball.

If you are ready to jump into the energetic lifestyle of Encore at FishHawk Ranch, the community offers a variety of Showcase Homes ready for immediate move-in. Or, choose from our award-winning floor plans to build from the ground up and enjoy the amenities Encore has to offer while your new home is being built.

For more information about Encore by David Weekley Homes at FishHawk Ranch, contact 813-422-6175.

FishHawk Sporting Goods Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting

Bruce and Dantys Bohan, owners of the newly opened FishHawk Sporting Goods, recently celebrated their Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Valrico FishHawk Chamber of Commerce. It is located at 13446 Boyette Rd. in the RiverSprings Plaza at the corner of Boyette Rd and FishHawk Blvd. It offers new and gently used sporting goods for every athlete in your family.

For more information, visit them on Facebook or call 324-9161.

Residential & House Cleaning Services Offered By Royal Maid Service

Royal Maid Service offers both residential and commercial house cleaning services. According to owners Sam & Neil Beesley, “We aim to build a strong and enduring maid service by delivering to our customers a professional service that is always fair, efficient, helpful and responsive. We are committed to building the loyalty of our customers and ensuring that the satisfaction of their needs is central to everything we do.”

Hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.-12 Noon.

Call 999-4929 for an appointment. Visit

Laurie Ohall Elder Care Attorney

Law Offices of Laurie E. Ohall, P.A. is an estate planning and elder law firm helping seniors and their families figure out ways to pay for long term care. Elder law attorneys deal with unique issues of the older population including Advance Directives (POA’s and Living Wills), Medicaid Planning, VA benefits, Wills and Trusts. Many people do not realize that most elder law attorneys also work with special needs families because many of the issues that affect seniors also affect those with disabilities. “We help special needs families with their own estate planning to insure that their children are cared for after they are gone, both financially and otherwise. We work with clients of all ages to insure that their estate planning is in place and up to date so that, when the time comes, their financial and health care documents are in order, said Ohall.

One unique aspect of the firm is the pro bono workshop for families with special needs children turning 18 who will not be able to take care of themselves after they turn 18 and still need their parent to act as their guardian. This workshop is free to special needs families who would like to learn how to file for guardian advocacy without the need of an attorney.

Free phone consultations are available to anyone who has a general estate planning, elder law, probate or guardianship question. There are two attorneys; Laurie E. Ohall is Florida Board Certified in Elder Law and has been practicing since 1994. Dana C. Kemper has been practicing estate planning and elder law since 2007.

Twin Creeks Assisted Living And Memory Care To Open

Opening in spring 2017, Twin Creeks will be a beautiful new Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Riverview. At Twin Creeks, the professionalism of the staff, the quality of the care, and the richness of the activities programs will all set this community apart.
Each resident is treasured, learning their individual histories so bright futures can be created, and put a safe, rewarding life in financial reach for many seniors.

If you are interested in exploring life with increased fulfillment, flexibility and peace of mind, now is the time for you and your loved ones to take a look at Twin Creeks.  Explore the possibilities at Twin Creeks by visiting the newly opened Sales Center, located at 13426 Boyette Rd. in Riverview from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (evenings and weekends by appointment). Call 343-4663. Visit and

Mari Colgan, REALTOR GTR President, Now Affiliated With Yellowfin Realty

Yellowfin Realty is pleased to announce that Mari Colgan, REALTOR and 2017 GTR President Elect is now affiliated with Yellowfin Realty in the Winthrop Town Center Office.

As a seasoned professional REALTOR®, Colgan brings over 18 years of real estate experience to the Yellowfin Realty family. She knows that choosing a real estate agent who has the tools, skills and experience to make your dreams come true can be as challenging as the home buying and selling process itself. Mari wants to make it simple for you. She is a Christian REALTOR® who holds integrity and ethics to the highest standard.

She is very involved with the Greater Tampa REALTORS®.  She was elected by its members to serve as 2017 President-elect/2018 President which gives her a voice on the Board of Directors.  Colgan was appointed to serve on several committees for the local association as well as the state association.  She travels to Tallahassee and Washington yearly to advocate for Homeowner Property rights as well as REALTOR®rights.

Yellowfin Realty is located at 11256 Winthrop Main St. in Riverview. Call 229-8862 or visit

Hair Cuttery Opens Newest Salon in Riverview

Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, celebrates the grand opening of its newest salon in Riverview. The new salon is located at 11442 S. US Hwy. 301 in Rivercrest Commons.

Hair Cuttery has an established legacy of charitable support. For the past 18 years, it has sponsored Share-A-Haircut, a salon-wide charitable campaign aimed at giving free haircuts to those in need. Through partnerships with local social service agencies, Hair Cuttery has donated more than two million free haircut certificates since 1999. Visit the Careers page at

Lennar Building Multi-generational Homes In Wimauma

Lennar’s Next Gen homes provide an independent living space for in-laws, college students or frequent guests, and they are now offered in the new-home community of Sereno in Wimauma. The attached suites in the multigenerational homes have a separate entrance, bedroom, living area and kitchenette, along with a variety of other features that give residents a feeling of independence while being only steps away from the rest of the household.

In addition to providing space for family members or guests, the versatile suites can also serve a variety of other creative uses, such as a home office, gym or art studio.

The Next Gen floorplan available in Sereno, called the Liberation, totals 3,858 sq. ft. The home has a master bedroom, a kitchenette with a dining area and a comfortable living room. The suite has its own exterior entrance and an internal entrance through the living room that connects to the main home.

The main part of the home has five bedrooms, 3½ bathrooms and an upstairs loft that can be used as a game room or second family room. The kitchen features an island and an eat-in café, and the home has a two-car garage for the main house and a one-car garage for the Next Gen suite.

Sereno is located at 5004 Bella Armonia Circle in Wimauma (off Hwy. 301). For more information, visit or call 844-478-9436.

Inaugural Waterset Turkey Trot Raises Over $14,000 For Area Schools

The principals of three SouthShore public schools were treated to a big surprise recently at a luncheon hosted at Waterset in Apollo Beach. Each received a check for more than $4,600 as part of the community’s inaugural Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K Road Race.

Lynda McMorrow, Marketing Manager at Waterset presented checks for $4,644 each to Maria Gsell, principal of East Bay High School, Johan VonAncken, principal of Eisenhower Middle School and Cathy Ferguson, principal of Doby Elementary School. Keven Loveland of the FishHawk Road Runners also accepted a $500 donation for the running club’s assistance with the first-time event, which was organized by Newland Communities and two private organizations, Waterset Fitness and the Waterset Tri and Race Club.

Waterset and Newland Communities regularly support schools within the Apollo Beach community, donating iPads each quarter to deserving Eisenhower Middle and East Bay High School students, and sponsors other events throughout the school year.

Career Job Fair & Resource Expo

A Career Job Fair & Resource Expo will take place on Monday March 27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Board Room.

Red Carpet USA Entertainment & Events is proud to partner with Hillsborough County NAACP, The Flyer, and Aarrow Sign Spinners.
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County is located at 1002 Palm Ave. in Tampa. For more information, call 943-8583 or email

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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.