Photos courtesy of Matty Donlan, River Oaks Treatment Center River Oaks raises money for MADD.

Club Pilates Valrico Opens In Steinmart Plaza

Owners Zach Schlobohm and Shaun York recently opened Club Pilates Valrico, offering Group Reformer Pilates classes including Mat, TRX, Barre, Exo Chair, Bosu Ball, Springboard. Private classes include Cadillac and Ladder Barrel.

Members are helped to achieve their desired body type while increasing their strength, flexibility and endurance in a fun, boutique fitness atmosphere.

Club Pilates Valrico is located at 3438 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. and is open Monday to Friday from 5 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 413-4599 or visit

Seminar Hosted By Angeloni Tax Advisory Group  

Claiming your Social Security benefits at the wrong time could cost your family tens of thousands of dollars. A seminar will be held at The HCC campus at the Regent on Tuesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 31 at 6 p.m.
(promptly) to help you with these decisions. Plan to be there by 5:45 p.m. This seminar is perfect for those 58-67 years old. 

Learn some of the unknown strategies and principles behind the proper timing of taking your Social Security benefits.

The HCC campus at the Regent is located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview. Call 626-7575 to make reservations. Leave a message after 4:30 p.m.

River Oaks Raises Money For MADD

River Oaks Treatment Center, an American Addiction Center, centered in Riverview recently participated in the 2018 Walk Like MADD Tampa event in March at USF.  The 20 member-team was awarded Top Corporate Team for fundraising efforts. 

This year Walk Like MADD events have raised over $1,000,000 supporting families who have been affected by drunk-driving crashes, support law enforcement heroes and work with state and local legislators regarding current, new and future laws for DUI offenders.

River Oaks Treatment Center is new to the area and provides a compassionate, comprehensive, and quality recovery experience for adults battling substance addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Visit or call 605-3974.

Be Happy Boutique Now Offering Online
Be Happy Boutique offers personalized service and can assist you in finding the perfect gift.

There are lots of great selections of gifts, candles, apparel, & jewelry, just to name a few.

Gift certificates are also available.

Now you can shop online at Be Happy Boutique is located at 11369 Big Bend Rd. in Riverview. Call 677-2300.

Technology Win Offers Presentations And Workshops

Educational technology consultants Henry and Julie Burroughs are offering professional development presentations and workshops for educators this summer designed to improve your #EdTech skills such as Twitter for #PD and 3D printing, laser cutting and robots in the classroom. All events take place in the training lab of the Technology WIN! office at 3439 Brook Crossing Dr. in Brandon.

Visit to learn more. Register for events at

Tide Dry Cleaners Opens Brick And Mortar Location In Valrico

JBBW Enterprises, LLC, in partnership with Agile Pursuits Franchising, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Proctor & Gamble (P&G), is pleased to celebrate the opening of its first Tide Dry Cleaners store in Valrico. Tide Dry Cleaners has quickly become the fourth largest dry cleaner in the country, by number of locations, and one of the fastest-growing dry cleaning franchise businesses in the United States.

As the first Tide Dry Cleaners in Hillsborough County, the Valrico location is positioned to ensure customer service and convenience is a top priority. The store will feature a dual lane drive-thru concierge and Tide Dry Cleaners Kiosk with convenient 24-hour pick-up and drop-off accessibility. Designed with the simplicity of an ATM in mind, Kiosks are user-friendly and enable customers to pay for and pick up their dry-cleaned items with a touch of a few buttons before, during and after business hours. In conjunction with GreenEarth® Cleaning and Tide® fabric care, the new store upholds Tide’s tradition of excellence and advanced cleaning technology care.

Tide Dry Cleaners is located at 1928 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico. Hours are Monday to Friday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 662-4243. Visit

Brandon Realty, Inc. Joins Weichert® National Franchise Network
Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. recently announced that Brandon Realty, Inc. has joined its national franchise network. The new office, now known as Weichert, Realtors® – Brandon Realty, is an independently owned and operated Weichert® affiliate run by the company’s broker/owner, Nora Redding.

The addition of Weichert, Realtors® – Brandon Realty continues the franchise’s expansion throughout Florida, now home to 48 Weichert affiliated offices.

Weichert, Realtors® – Brandon Realty is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate serving Brandon and surrounding areas.

It is located at 211 N. Parsons Ave. in Brandon. Call Nora Redding at 438-7170 or visit  

Pet Vaccination Clinic At Kim’s Natural Pets
EZ Pet Low Cost Pet Vaccination will hold a pet vaccination clinic on Saturday, June 2 from 2-3 p.m. Kim’s Natural Foods is located at 3110 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., Valrico, just north ofBloomingdale Rd. Call 684-3 663 to confirm.

Women’s Health & Wellness Adds New Member To Team

Marian A. Sampson, M.D. was recently introduced as the newest member of the Women’s Health & Wellness team seeing patients in the Brandon and Riverview offices.

Dr. Sampson completed her OB/GYN Residency at Bayfront in St. Petersburg bringing 12 years of OB/GYN experience to the practice.

The dedicated staff at Women’s Health & Wellness is transforming women’s health care with a personal approach that starts well before childbirth and embraces the total you. Women’s Health & Wellness uses advanced medical technology, and a caring support staff at both locations will help you achieve your most important and urgent needs.

Many health plans accepted. Hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with lunch 12 Noon-1:30 p.m.
Women’s Health & Wellness is located at 815 S. Parsons Ave. in Brandon and 13148 Vail Ridge Dr. in Riverview. Call 571-2777 to schedule your appointment. Visit

Create Custom And Charming Décor At New Do It Yourself Classes

AR Workshop® of Brandon, a locally-owned boutique with hands-on classes in which participants create custom and charming décor recently opened. Customers make everything from framed or plank wood signs, to lazy Susans, serving trays, chalkboard art, centerpiece boxes, canvas pillows, totes and more. During instructor-led workshops, participants prepare their custom design, assemble and finish ‘Pinterest-worthy’ projects with non-toxic stain and paint colors hand-chosen by the founders. The instructional approach enables visitors at any skill level to produce beautiful artworks and ensures consistent, high-end results for the home, office, or as a personalized gift.

The AR Workshop® has more than 81 boutiques nationally. The women-owned franchise is rapidly expanding into communities across the country and expects to exceed 100 locations nationally in 2018.

AR Workshop® of Brandon is located at 1046 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico. For more information, call 775-7109 or visit for more information or to register for a workshop.

Jack Daniel’s Tasting And Bottle Event

AJ’s Fine Wine & Liquors will be featuring a Jack Daniel’s tasting and bottle event on Sunday, June 3 from 6 – 9p.m. at AJ’s Fine Wine & Liquors, located at 3443 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico. This is a great idea for Father’s Day. The bottles engraved will be Gentleman Jack, Woodford Reserve and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel.

See The Difference At Sun Hill Optical
As a family-owned independent optical, patients can ‘see’ the difference in its level of service, selection, and price.

Today, the business is run by third generation opticians who are passionate, skilled, and knowledgeable.

Sun Hill Optical is located at the Brandon Boulevard Shoppes, 1940 FL-60 in Valrico. The hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday by appointment.

Call 653-2244 for an appointment. Visit There are also locations in Riverview and Sun City Center.

Thomas Roe Has Joined Keller Williams Of Brandon

“My number one priority with my clients is to take my years of experience and be able to educate and demystify the complex and confusing process of buying and selling real estate,” said Thomas Roe, who recently joined Keller Williams of Brandon.

With over 20 years of experience as an owner/loan officer of a mortgage lender, specializing in helping thousands of VA and first time homebuyers, he has honed his skills to identify potential problems before they happen and eliminate surprises.

Contact Roe at 220-3204 or Visit

Tampa Electric Earns Tree Line USA® Status For 10th Year

The National Arbor Day Foundation™ has recognized Tampa Electric as a Tree Line USA® utility for the tenth consecutive year for its efforts to protect the health of trees the company must trim near power lines. A tree that comes into contact with a power line can create a safety hazard and can also lead to power outages.

The program is sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters. It recognizes public and private utilities across the nation following practices that protect and enhance America’s urban forests. To qualify for Tree Line USA status, a utility must exhibit quality tree care practices, complete annual worker training and participate in tree planting and public education.

Tampa Electric regularly communicates with customers about how to report trees on their property in contact with or in danger of coming into contact with power lines. Customers should never attempt to trim trees near power lines. Instead, they should call Tampa Electric at 630-6339.

Learn more about National Arbor Day and the Tree Line USA program at or

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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.