Michelle Colesanti, Business Editor

Dr. Laura Bridges Voted One Of Tampa’s Top General Dentists

The current edition of Florida’s Tampa Magazine has announced that Dr. Laura Bridges was voted as one of the top general dentists in the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Bridges was selected after Tampa Magazine sent ballots to over 900 active and licensed dentists practicing in the Tampa Bay area. The selection of Dr. Bridges was a result of the anonymous voting conducted by active area dentists.

According to Dr. Bridges, Tampa Bay has an amazing network of general dentist and dental specialists so to be recognized by her peers makes this award very special to her. Bridges Dental is located at 3646 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico. New patients can make an appointment to see Dr. Bridges by calling the office at 654-3399. Bridges Dental accepts over 14 major PPO dental insurances and offers its own in-house dental wellness plan for patients without dental insurance.

Visit Bridges Dental at www.bridgesdental.com.

Recently Opened The Wooden Spoon Diner Offers Breakfast and Lunch

If you are looking for comfort food with a modern twist, The Wooden Spoon Diner is the place for you.

It has recently opened at 865 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Brandon (to the left of the Walmart Supermarket). The Wooden Spoon Diner serves breakfast and lunch in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. This is the third restaurant for owner, Manny Roussos.

If you are a coffee lover, enjoy micro roasted, organic cold brew coffee or the iced mocha.
The hours are 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. from Tuesday through Sunday. It is closed on Monday. For more information, call 655-5556 or visit on Facebook at The Wooden Spoon Diner.

My YoYo Juice Summer Contest

YoYo Juice will be running a huge sweepstakes over the summer with the Grand Prize being free smoothies for a year. Other prizes include juice cleanses, fruit platters, free smoothie coupons, t-shirts and more. Earning entries is as easy as downloading the new app and walking in the door. 

Every day of the week there will be a different special such as Monday’s $1 off your favorite thick blended smoothie bowls, twice as many tickets Tuesday, a special discount that changes every Thursday, Five Ticket Friday and more!  YoYo Juice is on the corner of Bloomingdale and Bell Shoals and serves real no-added sugar smoothies, fresh squeezed Stop in until August 5 for your chance to be this year’s winner.

Healthy Bodies Medical and Dental Center Hosts Grand Opening Event

Owners Dr. Martha Ducatel and Dr. Watson Ducatel are proud to announce the opening of Healthy Bodies Medical and Dental, a new concept office offering full medial and dental services located at 3415 Brook Crossing Dr., Brandon. For information or an appt., call 540-5005 or visit healthybodiesmdc.com.
Healthy Bodies Medical and Dental Center is a center with the purpose of optimizing its patient’s health. Its belief is that oral and physical state are important to personal health, happiness and family health.

The Brandon Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, July 12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. with raffles and hors d’ouevres until 6 p.m.

Classic Stone Gallery Is Your One Stop Shop For Granite And Marble

Classic Stone Gallery is a granite and marble supplier, fabricator and installer. It supplies, cuts and installs the granite and marble slabs right in your home making it a one stop shop.
Classic Stone Gallery specializes in custom made marble and granite counter tops, remodel work, shower stalls, patios, fireplaces, staircases, both commercial and residential jobs.
According to owners Stefano Plazza, Jimmy Mormino and Joe Plazza, they chose to work in this industry because they love what they do. They came from Sicily in the 70’s with nothing but their expertise in sculpting and crafting marble and granite and a few close friends. They have now flourished in the heart of Tampa for almost 40 years. “We enjoy creating counter tops and unique design pieces that grab people’s attention.”

Their experience in the industry allows them to transform large imported slabs into real works of art. They can accommodate designs from simple to exquisite, and offer an impressive variety of granite and marble slabs stocked on-site. They fabricate and install granite, marble, and quartz counter tops and flooring. Classic Stone Gallery can help with all of your natural stone renovations. They deal directly with the public and only charge by the square foot, which saves you money by not having to pay for full slabs. Call 247-2840 or email for a free quote. It is located at 5724 E. Adamo Dr. in Tampa. The hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit ww.classicstonegallery.com.

“It’s Official” Wedding Officiant Services Will Help You Plan The Perfect Wedding

It’s Official Wedding Officiant Services owner Mimi Giordano is an ordained non-denominational Minister and Florida Notary who will help you plan your perfect wedding day. Each ceremony is crafted to fit your joyous celebration, be it a wedding, an elopement, or even a renewal of vows for those celebrating a milestone anniversary. Ceremonies are personally crafted to express your love and commitment to each other for today and your lifetime to follow. 

Wedding packages will be crafted to your specific desires offering religious or secular foundation ceremonies that may include a unity candle or sand ceremony. Giordano provides each couple with information for an on-line pre-marital counseling course (optional), the Social Security Administration documentation for change of name, notarizing and filing your marriage license with the Clerk of Court and a personalized keepsake Marriage Certificate.  

Giordano said, “Crafting your personal ceremony, selecting vows, a special reading of a poem or verse and directing the ceremony is what you and I will do together. Your wedding day is a cherished lifetime event.”

Hours are by appointment. Call 545-8128. Visit www.itsofficialweddings.com.

Mobile Hair Studio Perfect For Weddings
Hello, Darling! Wedding & Event Hair is a completely mobile, on-location studio. Owner Kelly Hall said that in addition to bridal parties, she is also available for private parties, corporate events, headshots and commercial shoots.
Since graduating from the Paul Mitchell School in Tampa in 2009, Hall has been perfecting her craft creating new techniques behind the chair. “My passion for creativity and making others look and feel their bet has led me to the launching of Hello, Darling!”

Hello, Darling! also works with make-up artist, Rachel Lunsford, for those looking for both hair and make-up services.Hours are by appointment. Call 750-5149 or email Kelly@hellodarlinghairco.com
Visit www.hellodarlinghairco.com.

Enjoy Trivia Night At FEATURES GastroPub

FEATURES GastroPub, located at Goodrich Quality Theaters, recently launched a terrific weekly, entertaining and family-friendly evening Trivia Night every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  It is free and run by a very professional organization.

Consider how much fun it will be to put together a winning team (no limit to the number of people on each team). Many categories including movies will be included.
Great prizes will be awarded each week for first, second and third place. Enjoy $3 off all appetizers from the scratch kitchen.

FEATURES GastroPub is located at 9390 Theater Dr. in Gibsonton. Hours are Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m.-12 Midnight and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Visit www.featuresgastropub.com or call 295-8469.

New Church Offers Inspired Word

Increasing Word Church is a new church offering an inspired Word of God to help meet the needs of everyday life. Everyone is welcome to come and join in to see how the ministry can bring you change. Its goal is to make the Word of God Application to today’s life.

The church with Reverend Henry Dale now offers Sunday morning worship service, which includes preaching and teaching. Services take place from 9:15-10:15 a.m. at Riverview 14 GDX Theaters, located 10550 E. Bay Rd. in Gibsonton on the following Sundays: June 11 – Life and Movement in God; July 9 – An Understanding and Disciplined Mind; August 13 – Using What You Have; September 10 – Companions, Friends and Loved One’s; and October 8 – Always Getting Better.
For information, call 606-0144 or email increasingword@gmail.com.

Ribbon Cutting And Grand Opening Of Hybrid Logistics

Hybrid Logistics recently celebrated the opening of its new and improved modern office with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 19. Nicole Dunbar said, “We’ve been here in Brandon for 15 years. Hybrid Logistics expanded their Tampa operational service center to accommodate a larger shipper base and employee count.”

The company, located at 510 Vonderburg Dr., Ste. 214, in Brandon anticipates doubling in size in the next few years due to the increased demand for their third party logistics services, which include truckload, intermodal, less than truck load, and international shipping. For more information, call 643-3080 or www.hybridl.com.

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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.