Aki Weaver and David Escobar celebrating the opening of their new FastFrame of Winthrop store.

Uptown Cheapskate Celebrates Opening With Ribbon-cutting Ceremony

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening and ribbon-cutting event of new member Uptown Cheapskate at its new location in Brandon. Owner Amber Watt, along with her family and staff, welcomed guests and gave a tour of the impressive store. Uptown Cheapskate buys your gently used clothing and offers amazing deals on fashion brands that you want.

It is located at 11229 Causeway Blvd. in the Lake Brandon Plaza in Brandon. To learn more about Uptown Cheapskate, visit its website at www.uptowncheapskate.com/location/brandon/ or call 813-409-3014.

New Rage Room, Splatter Paint And Axe-throwing Destination Opens In Brandon

iSmash, the popular entertainment destination for rage rooms, splatter paint and axe throwing, has a new location in Tampa Bay. iSmash will celebrate its ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Valrico Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, September 14 at 863 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon from 12 Noon-2 p.m.

iSmash brings 5,000-plus square feet of adrenaline-filled activities where you can blow off steam and truly let go without any consequences. With rage rooms that can accommodate solo smashers and up to 15 people, iSmash Tampa offers a variety of smash session packages.

Unleash your creativity with glow-in-the-dark splatter paint, make unforgettable memories, take home your work of art and let iSmash clean up the mess. iSmash Tampa also introduces high-tech axe-throwing lanes with a variety of digitally projected games, including tic-tac-toe, Connect 4 and Zombie Hunt.

For more information, visit http://ismashtampa.com.

FastFrame Of Winthrop

FastFrame of Winthrop is a family-owned and operated business that offers expert custom picture framing for artworks, photographs, memorabilia and treasured objects, as well as canvas stretching. It goes through a quick and easy design process with each customer to ensure satisfaction with the final product. If for any reason you are not satisfied with any aspect of the final piece, a 30-day design guarantee is provided alongside a lifetime guarantee on the craftsmanship of each piece.

FastFrame of Winthrop is owned by Aki Weaver and David Escobar. It is located at 6128 Winthrop Town Centre Ave. in Riverview and can be reached by calling 813-436-0044. You can visit its website at https://fastframe.com/ for additional information.

Comprehensive Center For Dermatology Breaks Ground On New Location

Comprehensive Center for Dermatology has just broken ground on a new office space that better fits its practice. The new location will be at 5627 Skytop Dr. in Lithia, near its current office at 5607 Skytop Dr. in Lithia. For updates on the building process and to see dermatology and aesthetic services offered, please visit its website at www.ccdermatology.com.

The Bridges Retirement Community Hosts Brain Fitness Workshop

Is your mind as sharp as it could be? Do you struggle to remember phone numbers or shopping lists? Our brains are powerful, and even more so when we understand how our brains work and what we can do to improve our memory.

A workshop, ‘The Aging Brain: How To Maintain Brain Fitness,’ will be held on Wednesday, September 27 at The Bridges Retirement Community from 11 a.m.-12 Noon. It will answer questions as to what happens to our cognitive abilities as we age and how we can maintain them. Dr. Brianne Stanback, director of community engagement for the Cognitive Aging Lab at the University of South Florida, will present the workshop.

The Bridges Retirement Community is located at 5921 Stockport St. in Riverview. Please call 813-413-8900 to reserve your seat.

Edge Pools Now Offers Resurfacing

Edge Pools now installs ecoFINISH pool resurfacing. This has many benefits compared to traditional concrete finish, including: no harsh chemical startup, no wait time to swim, pH swings in the water will not affect the finish, a surface smoother than a pebble finish and many more. An ecoFINISH coating has the same 10-year warranty as a traditional concrete finish and can be applied to both concrete and fiberglass pools.

To find out if an ecoFINISH resurfacing is right for you, call 813-230-2838. Additional information on all of Edge Pools’ services can be found on its website at https://edgepoolsfl.com/.

Tampa Bay Job And Career Fair

Looking for a new job? How about a career? The Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair on Monday, September 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Coliseum, located at 535 4th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg.

Come dressed to impress with your resume and meet with over 50 local companies that have immediate employment needs from entry level to skilled trade, health care and managerial positions. The event will also have several of the area’s top schools for continuing education and is a great way to examine ways to further develop your skills and review the career prospects of tomorrow.

Admission and parking are free; no preregistration is required.

HCA Florida Brandon Hospital Women’s and Babies’ Services Team Donates $8K To March Of Dimes

Hundreds of babies are born at HCA Florida Brandon Hospital each month. Most babies are born healthy and strong, getting to go home with their families within a couple days. But many babies don’t. Some babies are born preterm, or with a number of health issues that require an extended stay in Brandon Hospital’s Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Whether born healthy or born with obstacles ahead, every baby inspires the Brandon Hospital team to give back. The Women’s and Babies’ Services team’s goal was to raise more than ever this year for March of Dimes, and they achieved it by raising $8,745.50.

“We see the need every day. We see so many babies who need just a little more help. That’s help that we know March of Dimes can bring to moms and babies across our area,” said Shannon Vanek, assistant chief nursing officer at HCA Florida Brandon Hospital. “From providing access to prenatal care or leading research in efforts that’ll give families the best outcomes, we know March of Dimes makes a big impact for our littlest patients. And being a part of that effort is something our team is proud of every single day.”

HCA Florida Brandon Hospital is located at 119 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon. For more information, visit www.hcafloridabrandonhospital.com.

Save The Date For The Ruskin Seafood Festival

The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that the much-anticipated 33rd annual Ruskin Seafood Festival is set to take place on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 at E.G. Simmons Park. This hometown festival will feature fun, food and entertainment for attendees of all ages. The Ruskin Seafood Festival is inviting local businesses, vendors and sponsors to participate in this year’s event.

Please visit https://ruskinseafoodfest.org for more information.

Top Shelf Virtual Services Assists Podcasters

Local business Top Shelf Virtual Services recently launched with the goal of helping both new and experienced podcasters start and manage their podcasts. It provides strategies to both grow and monetize podcasts as well as provides monthly podcast audit, management and strategy calls.

For more information, visit www.topshelfvirtualservices.com or call 813-347-9147.

Latitudes Tours Recognized As A Traveler’s Choice Award Winner

Latitudes Tours of Ruskin has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2023 Traveler’s Choice Award winner in the tours and outdoor activities category. The award celebrates businesses that have received great reviews from travelers on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months, and Latitudes Tours stood out by consistently delivering positive experiences.

Captain Dave, owner of the business, said, “Every tour is unique, from the music selection to the narration. We always put the customer first and tailor each tour experience to the people we have on board.”

For a limited time, Latitudes Tours has a summer special in which kids under 12 cruise for free (10 a.m. tours only) with a paying adult. Call 813-641-1311 to reserve your spot.

Latitudes Tours is located at 580 Bahia Beach Blvd. in Ruskin. For more information on tours, visit its website at www.latitudestours.com.

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