Photo by Ed Booth, Huth and Booth Photography A/R Workshop celebrates its new location. Come socialize while personalizing a masterpiece with friends or as a team building activity.

AR Workshop Celebrates New Location

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) along with Valrico-Fishhawk Chamber members were invited to celebrate with a ribbon cutting for AR Workshop Brandon.

During the event, guests enjoyed networking together while creating their very own take home piece of art. Between the painting of mermaids, pineapples and even footballs, guests learned all about AR Workshop and the many fun events they can host.

AR Workshop Brandon is a DIY workshop and boutique offering a fun environment to make amazing custom décor. You can join an instructor-led workshop where you can make custom wood plank signs, framed signs, canvas pillows, round signs, lazy Susans, centerpiece boxes, canvas tote bags, and more.

The workshop is located in Plaza Bella, at 1046 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico. Most classes are held 6:30–9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. There are also 1 p.m. Saturday classes.

To schedule a class, night out or team building exercise, please call 775-7109 or visit for more information.

Anytime Fitness Will Help You Kick Start Healthier Habits

Kick start your Health and Fitness at Anytime Fitness Lithia, a full-service gym that provides a variety of options for all levels of fitness.

It is now offering a 6 Week Challenge which is open to anyone, including members.

What you get with the Awesome 6 Week Challenge: Custom Meal Plan, Personal Grocery List, Easy Food Prep Instructions, 42 Done-For-You Recipes for the six weeks, Personal Accountability Coach, CuttingEdge Workouts and a great Support Group with Coaches and much more.

You should be motivated to do this program. If the challenge is not for you, Anytime Fitness may still be able to provide help with its members at its full service gym.

It is veteran owned and operated and located at 6144 Churchview Dr., Ste. 201 in Lithia. Call 438-8474 or email

Tower Radiology Center – Vonderburg Is Relocating Services

Tower Radiology will no longer provide services at 500 Vonderburg Dr. Ste.111, in Brandon.
All services will relocate to two Tower Radiology locations in Brandon: 427 S Parsons Ave. Ste. 100 in Brandon and 414 W. Robertson St. In Brandon.

Please call -874-3177 to schedule an appointment at one of the other convenient locations.
Medical records will be maintained by Tower Radiology for your continued care. 

If you have questions, please call 875-7424.

David Weekley Opens New Model In Encore At FishHawk Ranch

David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest private home builder, is now offering a new model home in the master-planned community of Encore at FishHawk Ranch Classic Series.

The Ainsley, is a one-story model home that showcases more than 1,900 sq. ft. of living space with two bedrooms, two full baths and a study. The home also includes an open-concept kitchen and dining area with a two-car garage, and is open daily for tours.

Priced from the $275s, Encore at FishHawk Ranch Classic Series showcases four floor plans, which range in size from 1,600 to 2,000 sq. ft. Situated on 45-ft. homesites, the series is part of Weekley’s line of low-maintenance, one-story homes in a 55+ lifestyle community.

Homebuyers in Encore at FishHawk Ranch Classic Series have access to resident-only community amenities, such as the state-of-the-art amenity center, The Oasis Club, which includes a full-time lifestyle director, resort-style pool and fitness center. The community is located close to parks, miles of hike and bike trails and a variety of shopping and dining options.

For more information, contact 422-6175.

Patient-Centered Approach Offered By Motion ChiroTherapy

Motion ChiroTherapy utilizes a patient-centered approach which incorporates extensive training in chiropractic, rehabilitation, and sports performance to quickly reduce pain. Patients are given the best care through exams and treatments. Dr. Robert Lutz noted that Motion Chiro Therapy takes pride in getting to the root cause of your condition and getting you healthy quickly, while ensuring you can sustain these results after your treatment plan is complete.
Hours are Monday to Thursday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located at 16765 Fishhawk Blvd. in Lithia. Call 793-7791or visit

20/20 SoftWash & Window Cleaning New Logo And Name

20/20 SoftWash & Window Cleaning recently announced the launch of its new company logo as part of its ongoing expansion of the brand. The company will use the one single name for all its services and the new logo. The business has grown in many ways over the last 14 years and the new logo reflects those changes. Call 863-644-4000 or visit

Schedule Mammogram Screening During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

MRI Associates is offering $50 Digital Mammogram Screening and $75 Diagnostic Mammogram Screening during October. Savings are valid through October 31. Call Brandon MRI at 403 S. Kings Ave., Ste 200 in Brandon to take advantage of special pricing during Breast Cancer Month at 210-8995. A Medical Provider’s order must be presented at the time of screening.

Dance Classes Offered In Brandon

Directors Jayme Perkins and Kati Trammel of Central Florida Dance Alliance are happy to embark on the studio’s ninth season of dance education. Offering classes for ages 2 through adult in a variety of styles to suit everyone’s wants and needs. The smaller class sizes and family focused environment make this studio stand out from the rest so your little star will shine bright for years to come. Classes are offered for both the recreational and the competitive dancer including an award-winning competition team VIPS and nationally recognized choreographers. Classes are offered in Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Acro, Preschool, Baby Ballet and more.

CFDA is located at 929 E. Brandon Bl. Brandon. Call 657-1500 or visit

FirstLight Is Trusted HomeCare

There are many life events that can be overwhelming for families and where they may need some extra support to manage. FirstLight Home Care is a trusted in-home care and caregiver resource used by many families in Brandon, Lithia, Riverview, and surrounding Southern Hillsborough and Manatee County communities each day. FirstLight Home Care considers itself an extended family member, someone you can call on to help you face even the most difficult challenges, ready to provide guidance, companionship, peace of mind and compassionate care when it is most needed. Companion Care, Personal Care and transportation is provided.

It is located at 10035 Water Works Lane in Riverview. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. but care is offered 24/7. Call 677-2047 or visit

Explore Cruise Vacations At Local Events Offered By Cruise Planners

Come and explore vacations options for your next trip. Sherry Leybovich with Cruise Planners is hosting cruising events at The Venue, 11268 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. The events are free, but tickets are required.

Thursday, October 18 – Explore Northern and Southern Ireland. Visit

Thursday, October 25 – Choose Fun and Come and Explore Your Next Vacation & Adventure aboard Carnival Cruise Line. Visit

Tuesday, November 13- Come and Explore Your Next Vacation & Adventure aboard Celebrity Cruises.
Call 657-0844 or email Visit

Victoria Capezza From UF Has Joined Southwest Florida Rheumatology

Victoria Capezza joined Southwest Florida Rheumatology in November 2017. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and later graduated with Honors from Nova Southeastern University’s Physician Assistant program with a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences. She is licensed as a Certified Physician Assistant by the state of Florida. She is an active member of Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and Florida Society of Rheumatology.

Victoria worked for one year in the field of Neurology in Tallahassee and then moved back to central Florida. Victoria grew up in Plant City, and she likes to spend time with her parents whenever she gets the chance. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, reading, writing, and exercising. Capezza has quickly fallen in love with rheumatology and is excited to be practicing medicine here and giving back to the community.

Southwest Florida Rheumatology is located at 11954 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. Call 672-2243. Visit

Stonewood Grill & Tavern Now Open For Lunch

Stonewood Grill & Tavern in Brandon is now open daily for lunch beginning 11:30 a.m. daily.
Many selections are available from snacks and shareable items to soups, salads, burgers, bowls and soup/salad and sandwich combos.

Stonewood is located in Brandon at 612 E. Bloomingdale Ave. Visit to check out the menu.

Ladies Night Out Benefits A Kids Place

HealthSource of Brandon will host its fifth annual Ladies Night Out on Thursday, October 11 from 6-9 p.m. at the Barn at Winthrop, 11349 Bloomingdale Ave. in Riverview. Bring your girlfriends for a night filled with shopping, pampering, wine and fun. Support 40 local business women for local foster children. There will also have a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Event tickets are $6 and can be purchased on its Facebook page – HealthSource of Brandon Ladies Night Out Event or on EventBrite.

Shabby Chic Markets Return To Westfield Brandon Mall

The Shabby Chic Markets are returning to Westfield Brandon Mall on Sunday, October 7 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Shabby Chic Markets are Tampa Bay’s Most Unique Shopping Experience full of not only unique shopping, but live entertainment for guests including DIY crafts, Succulent Creation Station, photo walls, and more.

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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.