Bayberry Dental celebrated the opening of their new location at 16228 Bayberry Glen Dr in FishHawk with a ribbon cutting, hosted by the Valrico FishHawk Chamber of Commerce. To schedule an appointment, call 448-6305.

Above Photo: Bayberry Dental celebrated the opening of their new location at 16228 Bayberry Glen Dr in FishHawk with a ribbon cutting, hosted by the Valrico FishHawk Chamber of Commerce. To schedule an appointment, call 448-6305.

Home Franchise Concepts Recognizes Local Budget Blinds As Franchise Of Year

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company of the top-selling family of direct-to-consumer brands in the home improvement space – Budget Blinds, Tailored Living and Concrete Craft – recently recognized and awarded Budget Blinds’ franchise owners James and Elaine Trotter as Budget Blinds’ Franchisee of the Year for best overall sales volume in a single calendar year.
They have also been recognized in the Top 20 for a single territory sales performance for 2017.

The Trotters, franchise owners of three territories – Brandon, North Tampa and Land O Lakes, have owned their Budget Blinds’ businesses since 2008. Active in their local community, they support many charity organizations, fundraisers and giving-back efforts, including Habitat for Humanity, Homes for Our Troops, the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Metropolitan Ministries, and Hillsborough County Homeless Initiative.


The Bank Of Tampa

With assets totaling more than $1.6 billion, The Bank of Tampa is one of the largest community banks in the Tampa Bay area. For more than three decades it has developed quality relationships that are personal and accessible, and aims to deliver a client experience like no other. Since The Bank of Tampa’s inception in 1984, it has been privately owned by its staff, directors, and clients.

Both commercial and corporate banking are offered—including middle market, commercial real estate, SBA lending, and treasury services—personal banking, wealth management, and trust services—truly making it a full-service community bank.

Call Alison LaPointe, Private Relationship Manager Personal Banking at 998-2665 or Terry McFatter, Market Director Commercial Banking at 998-2701 or

ImageLift Helps You Refresh And Look Younger 
Would you like to look younger, yet avoid surgery? Do you have a special event, wedding, reunion, anniversary, or are you just looking to invest in yourself?
Dr. Rich Castellano is an artist and an award-winning double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is currently the #1 Bellafill facial filler injector in the United States, and he has performed or 3,500 facelifts under local anesthesia. Before you have a facelift or filler injection, make sure you meet Dr. Rich.

You are invited to a Facial Beauty Social Mixer Seminar on Thursday, May 10 at 1 p.m. at the River Hills Country Club, 3943 New River Hills Pkwy. in Valrico. Lunch will be served. There will be a Grand Prize raffle up to $1200 value. Call 888-875-3223 as seating is limited.

ImageLift is located at 3314 Henderson Blvd., Ste. 201 in Tampa. Hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 463-9245. Visit or

David Weekley Homes Hosts World’s Largest Showcase Of Homes

David Weekley Homes is hosting its third annual World’s Largest Showcase of Homes in cities across the country through April 30. The community is invited to visit any model or showcase home in Tampa or Sarasota to see current innovations in design and décor trends.

To celebrate the event, Ronald McDonald House Charities Tampa Bay will receive a $5 donation for each visitor who registers with a sales consultant during April. In addition, each registered visitor in Tampa will also be entered for a chance to win one of three prizes: a smart watch, $1,500 appliance package or $2,000 electronics package. In Sarasota, visitors will be entered for a chance to win one of two prizes: a smart watch or $1,500 appliance package.


Ten Year Anniversary Sale At Dog Gone Holistic

Dog Gone Holistic will celebrate its 10 Year Anniversary Sale on Saturday May 5 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Everything in the store is on sale for this one day only. You will save 10% or more on all dog and cat foods and 15% on everything else (sale items and gift cards are excluded).

Get a free goodie bag with a $35 purchase.

Dog Gone Holistic has a Riverview location at 13131 US 301 S. (374-4743), as well as a location in Lithia at 5620 FishHawk Crossing Blvd. (651-0842).


Help Yellowfin Realty Collect For Moms And Families Dealing With Abuse

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK will partner with local schools, businesses, and other organizations through Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13 to collect items that help make a difference in women’s lives and give them hope with essential care items most people take for granted. This not only positively impacts the mothers in need, but their entire families as well. 

Items collected will go directly to moms in need at the Alpha House of Tampa and Sunrise of Pasco.

Yellowfin Realty, located at 801 W. Bloomingdale Ave. is a local collection location.

Wish list items include (but not limited to) curtains and curtain rods, laundry items, clocks, batteries, flip flops, sponges, pillows/pillow cases, blankets, sheets, paper products, food, children’s needs including diapers, baby wipes, b=thermometers (re-usable), night lights, and more; cleaning supplies, medical needs, adult hygiene, appliances and clothing (new or gently used).

If you are a business and would like to serve as a collection partner for the Movers for Moms® campaign, please contact TWO MEN AND A TRUCK for more information at
Additional information on the program can be found at or contact Eugenia Parlow at 245-8519 or

Julie’s Walk-In Closet Offers Boutique Experience

Julie’s Walk-In Closet is an upscale ladies’ boutique and consignment shop offering new and gently used fashions: clothing, shoes, handbags, and jewelry for women. It also offers a small selection of collectibles and home décor.

Team members are ready to be your Personal Shopper, able help you put together the perfect outfit every time you come in. Julie’s is a beautiful boutique featuring top designer brands from all over the world. There is no reason to ever pay full price again for clothing, handbags or jewelry.

Approximately half of the shop is filled with new ‘boutique’ items, and the rest is carefully selected pre-owned pieces such as Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Michael Kors, Brahmin, Brighton, B Makowski, Fossil, Tignanello, and many others. Everything is priced up to 80% off of retail.
Staff is happy to wrap your jewelry and small gift purchases free of charge. New items added daily to the inventory.

Julie’s is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on Thursdays. It is located at 720 W. Robertson St. in Brandon. Call 381-3846 or visit

Get A Healthy Gorgeous Smile At A & S Dental Group

Dr. Sara Cervantes has been practicing dentistry for 18 years, and has served the Brandon Community since 2004. She is bilingual, and it has allowed her to treat many patients from multiple backgrounds.

Dr. Cervantes is known for her cosmetic expertise and her take on new dental technology.
She offers compassionate, caring and quality care.

According to Dr. Cervantes, “We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using state-of-the art dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.”

Emergency dentist services include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. To experience why our patients think A & S Dental Group is the best dentist in Brandon, please schedule an appointment.

It is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. It is located at 1532 Oakfield Dr. Ste. B in Brandon. Call 430-0962.

Hands In Motion Committed To Jumpstarting Music Careers

Hands In Motion Music and Ad Media is a full service Music Production, Publicity/Marketing Agency and School of Music for those that are serious about their talent. It is committed to doing everything to help you jumpstart and prepare you for a music career. They know exactly what it is to stay up at night thinking, “someday I might just start my dream of…” The company is owned and operated by professional musicians and experienced personnel in the music industry.

Hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Evening Recording Sessions by Appointment Only. Hands in Motion Music is located at 501 Eichenfeld Dr., Ste. 101 in Brandon. Call 573-8290.

Free Fall Tampa 2018 – Women Restoring Women Two Day Event

Former Bella Garden Boutique owner, Maria Malec of Riverview, has taken her business skills to soar to new heights by expanding her passion for health and wellness into a full-blown career as a Wellness Strategist, helping others create a blueprint for everyday wellness by living an organic, oil infused, chemical-free lifestyle. She has combined forces with event planner, Kebbie Rosenberg of Ruskin.

These two ladies have joined efforts to create this year’s epic women’s event, Free Fall Tampa 2018, Sunday and Monday May 6 & 7 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Straz Center. 

Life can often feel like a free fall without a security net or support from silence, repression and endeavor for approval, to elevated women experiencing restoration to one’s full authentic design. Discover your unique design for community and relationships, as trailblazers with intuition, embodying the warrior spirit for our divine purpose.

Eight dynamic speakers and global infuencers will be presented. Keynote speaker, Darieth Chisolm, is an Emmy Award-winning TV personality, coach, filmmaker and activist, and creator of 50 Shades of Silence, a social justice project supporting victims of cyber harassment and revenge cyber porn. You can follow her at

Sponsors and vendors are being sought. Get all information, speaker bios, vendor/sponsor applications at Contact Malec at 957-0865.

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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.