David Weekley Team Members donated school supplies to Hillsborough Education Foundation.

Students Benefit From David Weekley Homes School Supplies Drive

David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, hosted its fourth annual, companywide CA+RE School Supplies Drive in 17 cities across the country. Supplies were collected for Hillsborough Education Foundation, which is dedicated to over 200,000 students in Hillsborough County Public Schools by providing educational resources and financial assistance to give every student the opportunity to achieve academic success.

Approximately $900 in supplies were collected from homeowners and business partners during the drive, providing more than 1,100 pieces of supplies needed for the school year. In addition, the Weekley Family Foundation donated $5,000 to use toward classroom technology.

“I am always amazed when I see the sheer volume of school supplies that have been donated by David Weekley Homes team members,” said Nancy Glenn, builder service representative with David Weekley Homes in Tampa. “To know that hundreds of children will benefit and be better prepared to succeed because of this effort is really inspiring and makes me so proud of our company and its commitment to enhancing lives.” 

The School Supplies Drive is a volunteer and philanthropic initiative of the company’s CARE program, which joins team members with homeowners, homebuyers, community partners and local nonprofit organizations to live out its purpose of Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives in each of the communities in which it builds.

TITLE Boxing Club Has Moved To A New Location In Fishhawk Area

TITLE Boxing Club offers monthly or yearly unlimited workout classes. It is a place your dedication + tenacity + intensity will come to life.
Focused, fun and transformative workouts will quickly become the best part of your day.

It is now located at 13456 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. Stop by or call 324-8867 for more information. Visit https://titleboxingclub.com/fishhawk-fl/.

Budget Blinds Has New Ownership

Mike and Adriane Wonderlin are the new owners of Budget Blinds of North Tampa, Land O Lakes and Brandon. After working for Budget Blinds for 10 years, Mike and his wife purchased the three Tampa-area franchises from the previous owners.

The Budget Blinds showroom that serves Brandon and the surrounding areas is in Riverview at 10437 Gibsonton Dr. They have a second showroom in Tampa, on Fletcher Ave. in Tampa.

Mike moved to Florida to work for Budget Blinds about 10 years ago. At that time, he had already been in the window treatment industry for eight years and was looking to get away from the cold Illinois winters. He took a Design Consultant position in Tampa and worked for the previous owners, The Trotters.

As the business grew, Mike helped to hire and train all the new employees. Eventually expanding to 27 employees and two showrooms, the company had continued to put people first. The majority of employees have stayed with Budget Blinds for five plus years.

the Trotters became grandparents and decided to retire, and approached Mike about buying the business.

Founded in 1992, Budget Blinds today has more than 1100 franchises in the US and Canada and has served Tampa Bay for almost 25 years. Adriane comes from a background in Retail Management, most recently running the Florida Market for Vans (VF Corp). She has an extensive background in Customer Service, HR and Operations that has made this transition to Budget Blinds go smoothly.

Showroom hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday’s 10 a.m.-3 p.m. To schedule a complimentary appointment in home consultation, call 445-7121. Visit BudgetBlinds.com/Brandon.

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Open Of Mobile Specialty Nursing Facility

Vital Line PICC and Vascular Services, Inc. recently celebrated its opening during a ribbon cutting with the Valrico FishHawk Chamber of Commerce.

Deborah and Adeyinka Awolowo are the owners of the mobile skilled nursing facility that specializes in the placement of vascular devices such as PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters) lines, midlines and peripheral intravenous (IV) lines. They visit various facilities such as nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and patient’s homes to place intravenous lines so that patients can start their IV medication therapy. The Awolowo’s utilize state of the art technology such as ‘ultrasound guidance’ and ‘tip confirmation systems’ so that vascular devices can be placed and used right away without the need for harmful x-rays. They also provide off-hour placement in facilities whose vascular access team have limited hours.

The office is located at 5668 Fishhawk Crossing Blvd., in Lithia. To schedule and process your procedure 24/7, call 333-0666 or visit www.vitalpicc.com for more information.

Get Up, Dress Up, And Step Up! With Kris Beaird & Laura White

On Saturday, September 8, Kris Beaird and Laura White join their leadership and coaching skills to bring a dynamic, refreshing event to the women of Tampa Bay area with Get Up, Dress Up, and Step Up!

Join them as they encourage women to: GET UP to move past their challenges, DRESS UP to boost their confidence and self-image, and STEP UP into who they are designed to be. It will be an unforgettable day with fun activities and free giveaways. Cost is $34-$39 and will take place from 9 a.m.-12 Noon. High tea and light brunch is included and will take place at the Empress Tea Room, 12924 N. Dale Mabry, in Tampa. Bring a friend to enjoy networking and inspiration. Register on Eventbrite at: http:bit.ly/2018stepup.

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, September 18 and Thursday, September 27 (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.

MRI Associates Opens New Location In Brandon

MRI Associates, a new state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging facility, will hold an open house at its new (seventh location) in Brandon on Thursday, September 13 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Along with facility tours, enjoy live entertainment, Matt Weis of ‘Boxcar Hollow,’ along with Surly Mermaid Food Truck, Beer, Wine and other beverages.

You can also stop by anytime on September 13 between 9 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. for a radiologist and office tour meet and greet.
Brandon MRI is located at 403 S. Kings Ave., Ste. 200. Call 210-8995 or visit http://mri.associates/brandon-mri/.
The Florida Aquarium Announces Museums On Us Partnership With Bank of America

The Florida Aquarium is proud to participate in the Museums on Us® program, sponsored by Bank of America, providing cardholders free access to some of the nation’s finest arts, cultural and educational institutions during the first full weekend of every month. 

“Our collaboration with Bank of America provides their cardholders with wonderful opportunities to connect with the rich plant and animal life unique to Florida and our blue planet,” said Roger Germann, President and CEO of The Florida Aquarium.

To qualify for Museums on Us, Bank of America customers simply present their ATM, credit or check card and valid photo ID to gain free general admission to the museum.

Free access is available on the following 2018 dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 1 & 2, October 6 & 7, November 3 & 4 and December 1 &2.
For more on Museums on Us, please visit https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/arts-and-culture/partners.html.

Order Little Caesar’s On New Mobile App

Little Caesars, the largest carryout-only pizza chain in the United States, is offering the ‘easiest way to pizza’ thanks to its mobile app available for both iOS and Google devices, helping everyone spend more time outside enjoying the summer sun rather than waiting in line for their favorite pizza.

Little Caesars’ mobile app allows customers to customize and order any pizza with their choice of toppings or choose from a variety of favorite menu options. Little Caesars restaurants in Florida are owned and operated by Sizzling Platter, the Utah-based restaurant management company with more than 430 restaurant units globally.

Customers place an order and pre-pay via the Little Caesars mobile app. The app will notify the customer when the order is ready. When the customer arrives to the store, they skip the line and go directly to the Pizza Portal and input a three-digit pin or scan a QR code. Then, the door on the customer’s secured compartment opens, and they take their hot, fresh order.

The app is available for download via the App Store and Google Play.

Elder Law Basics: Planning For Your Pets, Loved Ones, And Treasures

On Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30-7:30 p.m., Elder Law Basics: Planning for Your Pets, Loved Ones and Treasures will be presented at the Bloomingdale Regional Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico.

Learn about estate planning strategies and options to ensure that your loved ones, including your pets, are protected if you are unable to care for them, and ways you can leave your hard-earned treasures to the ones you love. Contact Chrissy Toth, Business Librarian at 273-3652.

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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.