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BayCare Medical Group Welcomes Emily Ostrowski, MD

Emily Ostrowski, MD, joined BayCare Medical Group and is now accepting new patients (age 10 and older) at 5617 Skytop Drive, Lithia, FL 33547.

Dr. Ostrowski is board certified in family medicine, specializing in caring for people at all stages of life. She treats patients’ everyday ailments—including colds, flu and respiratory infections—and performs health screenings. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. 

After receiving her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toledo School of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio, she completed her residency in family medicine at Toledo Hospital Family Medicine.

For more information, visit

For an appointment, call  530-4585, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Meraki Salon Offers Latest Styles And Trends

Brand new Meraki Salon offers a small intimate setting bringing its guests a full service salon experience.

The salon offers the latest styles and trends including: balayage, fashion colors and Great Length hair extensions.

Talented Esthetician, Kimberly Vittoe, offers a full menu of advanced skin care treatments as well as waxing and natural nail services.

On Thursday, August 10, drop the kids at school and head to Meraki’s open house from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Refreshments will be provided along with special promotions, demonstrations and a pop-up boutique.

Meraki Salon is open Monday to Saturday and is located at 13414 Boyette Rd. For more information or to make an appointment, call 263-3588. Visit

Personal Finance For Teens

Are you concerned your child will never move out of their bedroom?  Bring your teen on Tuesday, August 29 and join us as Lori Nadglowski, MBA, CFP® discusses the financial lessons your child will need to be financially independent. This presentation covers basic financial principals, identifies the three most important decisions your child will make that determines their financial well being, and the important conversations to have with your children about money.

This presentation will take place at CoWork Landing, located at 522 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon. For more information, call 252-0799 or visit

Local New Eateries Open To Delight Of Residents

Summer has been a great time for new restaurants in the Bloomingdale/FishHawk area. Residents have been enjoying the following new local eateries. Support the local restaurants by trying the many great dishes or drinks each has to offer.

Amici’s Pizza & Pasta

Amici’s Pizza & Pasta has recently opened in Park Square in FishHawk at 16132 Churchview Dr., Ste. 115 but it is already popular with the locals for its great Italian food and great prices.

Along with pizza, you can also order appetizers, salads, pasta, entrees and more. You can also try its selection of ice cold beer and specialty wines.

It is open Monday to Thursday fron 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday from 12 Noon-10 p.m. and Sunday from 12 Noon-9 p.m.

Takeout and delivery is available. Visit or call 643-1222.

Bella Pizza

Come to Bella Pizza, which is located at 1028 Bloomingdale Ave. in Plaza Bella. Not only can you order the delicious pizza, but there is a varied menu choice of traditional Italian offerings such as homemade lasagna, stuffed shells, baked ziti and fresh salads.

Having a party? Bella offers an XL 28″ pizza that is cut into square slices for large crowds.

Its hours are Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m.-9 pm. and until 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday from 12 Noon-8 p.m.

Visit or call 661- 4191.

Hokkaido Hibachi & Sushi Restaurant

Hokkaido Hibachi & Sushi recently opened offering a wide array of authentic Japanese Food, such as Chicken Teriyaki, Vegetable Teriyaki, Unagi Don, House Platter, Sweetheart Roll.

Enjoy the many selections at either lunch or dinner.

It is located at 16769 Fishhawk Blvd. in Lithia (in the Winn Dixie Plaza next to Beef o Brady’s). You can dine in or take out.

Visit, on Facebook at Hibachi & Sushi Dine in and Take Out or call 530-0530.

Beve Cibo

Enjoy family-friendly dining room while the kitchen prepares traditional Italian favorites and delicious Beve Cibo original creations. Hand tossed, brick oven pizzas are available.
While you are waiting for your food, enjoy a signature cocktail like our Beve Blue or a Lemon Basil Margarita. The kids will keep busy having fun coloring on the table tops.

Take-out and delivery are also available. It is located at 5622 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Lithia. Call 643-3550. Visit for more information and the menu.

Cool Beans

Cool Beans is a cool cozy neighborhood coffee house offering not just good coffee, but wine and beer in the evening. Enjoy gelato, smoothies, espresso drinks, pastries, and light snacks. Live entertainment takes place on the stage on weekend evenings.

It is located at 16132 Churchview Dr., Ste. 112 in Park Square in FishHawk.

Visit for hours and additional information or call 643-1553.

Marco’s Pizza

Marco’s Pizza has been a very popular choice for pizza in the Tampa Bay area. Now residents in the Lithia and Bloomingdale area can enjoy its authentic Italian pizza with fresh delivery close to home. Plan your next family gathering or event with Marco’s Pizza Catering. You can place your order online or call 654-8888.

It is located at 5670 Fishhawk Crossing Blvd. in Lithia (in the Publix Plaza). Visit or call 661-4191 to order.

Search On For Those Qualified To Be Substitute Teachers And Paraprofessionals

Kelly Educational Staffing is searching for qualified and dedicated staff to add to its team of Substitute Teachers and Paraprofessionals in Hillsborough County. It is looking for educators who love working with students of all ages and from all sorts of backgrounds to encourage them to be passionate about learning. You can make a difference in a child’s life through teaching.

If this sounds like something that you or someone you know would love doing, please call 518-5999 Option #4 and speak with a recruiter to start the application process. You can also email your resume with your contact information to or visit to start the registration process.

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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.