Kim’s Tae Kwon Do offers traditional instruction to children, teens and adults.

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

The June issue of Tampa Magazine announced that Dr. Laura Bridges was voted as one of the top general dentists in the Tampa Bay area. She also won this award in 2017 and was the only repeat winner in 2018. 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.

“I am very honored to be recognized by my peers,” said Dr. Bridges. “This is indeed a proud moment for me, my staff and my family,” she added.

Dr. Bridges and her family have been residents of the area since 1987.

Bridges Dental is located at 3646 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico. New patients can make an appointment to see Dr. Bridges by calling 654-3399. Bridges Dental accepts over 14 major PPO dental insurances and also offers their own in-house dental wellness plan for patients without dental insurance. Visit

Florida Eye Specialists & Cataract Institute Opens New Riverview Clinic

Florida Eye Specialists & Cataract Institute, a leader in eye care, announces the addition of a new location to serve their growing patient base. The practice is located at 13106 Vail Ridge Dr. near Big Bend Rd. and US 301, in the Big Bend Professional Park.

This is the fourth location in addition to Brandon, Sun City Center, and Ruskin. Patients will experience world-class eye care from the following physicians and specialties: General eye care: Dr. Charles A. Luxenberg, Pediatric eye care: Dr. Ronni M. Chen and Retina eye care: Dr. Marguerite Kohlhepp.

“We are excited for our practice to better serve the eye care needs of patients in the growing Riverview area,” said founder Dr. Gregory L. Henderson. “This new clinic will provide comprehensive medical eye care services to the Riverview community.”

For more information or to book an appointment, please call 392-3311.

Seminar Teaches How Image Lift Can Help You Refresh And Look Younger  

Would you like to look younger, yet avoid surgery? Do you have a special event or are you just looking to invest in yourself?

Dr. Rich Castellano is an artist and 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, July 19 at 1 p.m. at the Sun City Center Club Renaissance, 2121 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Lunch will be served. 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

Vein & Vascular Institute Opening

Vein and Vascular Institute of Tampa Bay is excited to announce the opening of its brand new state of the art vascular surgical center at 3140 S. Falkenburg Rd., Ste. 202 in Riverview. The team of Board Certified Vascular Surgeons includes Kenneth J. Wright, MD, FACS, Adithya Suresh, MD, RPVI and Jeff Mathew, MD, RPVI. They can identify and treat the majority of venous and arterial issues that affect millions of Americans every year. These minimally invasive procedures are done in the comfort of the office which allows patients to return home the same day with very little recovery time.

The center is centrally located to provide service to patients from Tampa to Sun City Center and it accepts most major insurances. It looks forward to the privilege of treating you and your loved ones when the need arises.

Call 574-2844 or visit

AltMed Florida Holds Ribbon Cutting For First Medical Cannabis Dispensary

Since 2014, AltMed Florida has been building for this moment. On June 23 a ribbon cutting was held to welcome AltMed’s first dispensary, launching the award winning MUV premium medical cannabis brand in the Florida market. It’s the first of 25 MUV dispensaries to be opened in Florida.

This flagship location is at its state-of-the-art 150,000 sq. ft. cultivation facility in Apollo Beach. It is located at 5909 N US Hwy 41, in Apollo Beach, strategically located to serve the entire Tampa Bay area.

Kim’s Tae Kwon Do Offers Instruction For All Ages

Kim’s Tae Kwon Do Education Center is dedicated to providing a great experience for children, teens and adults. Located just off Big Bend Rd across from Waterset in the Kings Lake business center, it offers instruction in the traditional art of Tae Kwon Do for those who are new to martial arts, as well as seasoned veterans. Owned by Mi-Sun Kim, the Education Center offers classes six days a week, after-school care, tutoring and special activities for the entire family.

Kim’s Tae Kwon Do is focused on both physical and personal development. As a member of Kukkiwon World Taekwondo, the instructors are of the highest quality and bring their extensive knowledge and experience to help students learn and grow in an environment that provides encouragement and fosters success. Come in for a free trial.

It is located at 13145 Kings Lake Dr., Ste. 101 in Gibsonton. Hours are Monday to Friday 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 769-9407 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 Thursday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 24 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.

Kaizen Data Consulting Helps Business Increase Profitability

Kaizen Data Consulting is one of the most elite consulting firms in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas specializing in Process Improvement to reduce waste and increase profitability. Data Analytics, forecasting future sales, creating a custom map of customer geographic location to help build value when marketing to your clients, coding and much more. Just ask.

According to owner Shalveen Prasad, “We use a lean process to help reduce redundancy and increase productivity. We are not stopping there, another service we offer is strategic planning assisting small businesses to achieve their goals. Saving the best for last, we offer Cybersecurity where everything is digital. We are here to help keep you and your business protected from virus and hackers.”

All of the employees have either worked for or currently working for fortune 500 companies, and all have real-world experience.

Available seven days a week from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Call 944-0048 or visit

TCC To Donate Backpacks Full Of School Supplies On July 22

Round Room LLC, the nation’s largest Verizon Authorized Wireless Retailer, announced that its TCC and Wireless Zone stores are donating 187,000 backpacks full of school supplies to ensure children across the U.S. are well prepared for the start of the school year. This donation marks TCC’s sixth annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Since 2013, TCC has donated 752,000 backpacks filled with supplies to kids.

“We are thrilled to support the education of our youth in our communities,” said Scott Moorehead, CEO of Round Room, parent company of TCC. “By providing families across the country with essential school supplies, we’re easing the back-to-school shopping burden and helping set children up for success.”
On Sunday, July 22 from 1-4 p.m., the TCC stores located at 7130 Big Bend Rd., Unit 112 and at 205 Apollo Beach Blvd., Ste. 101 will each donate up to 220 backpacks, which are available on a first come-first serve basis.

According to the National Retail Federation, families with school-aged children plan to spend an average $687.72 each, an eight percent increase, for a total of $29.5 billion, on school supplies this year. With nearly one of every five school-aged children in the U.S. living in poverty, TCC is working to alleviate the rising costs of school supplies through this annual program.

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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.