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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 medical and dental services located at 3415 Brook Crossing Dr. in Brandon. For information or an appointment, call 540-5005 or visit

Healthy Bodies Medical and Dental Center is a center with the purpose of optimizing its patient’s health. Its belief is that the oral and physical state is important to personal health, happiness and family health.

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

Aspen Dental Office Opening In Riverview Makes Access To Care Easy

Appointments are now available at the new Aspen Dental office recently opening at 13023 S. US Hwy. 301 in Riverview. The office will be open Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as well as select Saturdays. Walk-in and emergency patients are welcome.

The new dental office is led by Dr. Roya Rabbinifard, who received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Rabbinifard and her team will provide dental services ranging from dentures and denture repairs, to preventive care, general dentistry and restoration.  

The Riverview office is one of 66 Aspen Dental practices in Florida, a state where 65 of 67 counties, including Hillsborough, are designated as dental health professional shortage areas by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The new Aspen Dental office offers patient-friendly programs and services to make it easier for patients to get the dental care they need, including: personalized treatment and friendly service, affordable dental care, on-site denture lab and a denture money back guarantee.

To make an appointment, patients can call 518-5542 or 800-277-3633 or visit

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

The June and July publication 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. Laura 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.

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Budget Blinds Awards James And Elaine Trotter Franchisee Of The Year

Budget Blinds, an international window covering franchise with nearly 1,100 territories across North America, recently announced James and Elaine Trotter as Franchisee of the Year, a top recognition and award bestowed upon a local franchise owner with the best overall sales volume in a single calendar year.

The Trotters, franchise owners of three territories in the Brandon, North Tampa and Land O Lakes area, have owned their Budget Blinds’ businesses since purchasing Budget Blinds in Tampa in October, 2008. This past year, in 2016, they achieved the highest sales volume in the company’s history and improved by a double-digit percentage over 2015.

“It is a great honor to receive this prestigious award as Franchisee of the Year,” said Elaine Trotter. “Both Jim and I, as well as our entire staff, appreciate the opportunities of business ownership in the Budget Blinds network. Not only do we have strong ties with our fellow franchisees and staff at the corporate office, we have wonderful customers and friends in the community.”

Active members of their local church group and local business associations, the Trotters are also involved in Habitat for Humanity, the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Metropolitan Ministries and the national Veteran cause, Homes for Our Troops. “We feel blessed to give back to our community and help others in need,” said Jim Trotter.

Services include expert measuring, professional installation and products backed by the best warranties in the industry. Budget Blinds also offers commercial window covering solutions.

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Announcing A Cutting Edge Preschool Grand Opening Celebration

A new private preschool is enrolling students now, right in time for the new academic school year. 

The Language Immersion program at Children’s Academy is a private Spanish immersion preschool and child care center founded by Baldwin and Debra Sterling.

Children’s Academy Language Immersion would love for you to join in on Sunday, July 23 for a grand opening celebration from 1-4 p.m. at 10560 Browning Rd. in Lithia. Enjoy a BBQ, DJ, obstacle course, Kona Ice, face painting, giveaways and much more. Invite your friends and family and come celebrate, tour the school, meet the teachers and have a family fun day with the Children’s Academy family.

Visit us online at for more information.

College Nannies + Sitters +Tutors Expand Service To Local Area

College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors (CN+S+T) is excited to announce its expansion to service all of the Tampa Bay area including Lithia, Valrico, Riverview, Apollo Beach, Brandon and surrounding areas.

College Nannies and Tutors is the nation’s most complete resource for customized childcare services. CN+S+T offers full-time, part-time and on-call babysitters, customized nanny services and specialized tutors to help provide reliable and qualified Role Models that lead to happy children and successful students.

Owner Steve Galloway understands the importance of helping busy parents find convenient and trusted childcare when they need it. “Whether it’s a last-minute date night, school holiday, unexpected sick day, or homework help with a ride to sports after school, we can help.” said Galloway. We provide a complimentary family meeting to create a custom care plan.

CN+S+T’s convenient My Sitters™ app allows families to view 24/7 real-time availability for sitters that have been specifically matched with the family’s unique needs. Parents can choose their sitters knowing that all employees receive comprehensive background screenings, reference checks and ongoing training. Driving records and drug testing are also available for an extra level of security.

For more information, please visit or call at 704-2487.

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, 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

Paiyal V. Popat, D.M.D., M.S. Joins Hess Orthodontics

Hess Orthodontics welcomes Dr. Paiyal Popat to staff. She attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she received her doctorate of Dental Medicine, and then continued her education at the University of California, San Francisco where she earned a Master’s degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences and certificate in Orthodontics.

Dr. Popat is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry and the American Public Health Association.

She loves the field of orthodontics where she gets to improve the beautiful smiles of her patients during the most transformative years of their life.
She is excited to return to her home state of Florida, where she is closer to her two brothers and twin sister. During her free time, Dr. Popat enjoys traveling, dancing, trying out vegetarian friendly restaurants, and attending soccer and basketball games.

For more information on Hess Orthodontics, visit

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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.