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A Healing Touch Massage Clinic, Inc. E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   

A Healing Touch Massage Clinic, Inc.- Sharon S. Aldrich, LMT, MMP, MA41818 started A Healing Touch Massage Clinic, Inc. in September of 2009. She provides medical and relaxing therapeutic massage services. These modalities include Craniosacral therapy, Certified Pre and Post-Natal therapy, Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapy,Neuromuscular therapy,and Active Isolated Stretching.  Sharon has believed in the values and benefits of these strategies for better health since her licensing as a massage therapist in 2004.

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New Image General Dentistry E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   

New Image General Dentistry– Was opened by Dr. Luis Carrero in October, 2007. Dr. Carrero’s dental practice includes cosmetic and family dentistry, nitrous sedation and same day crowns. They practice prides themselves on having a family atmosphere, including a welcoming and friendly staff. It should be noted that Dr. Carrero has a soft touch with patients. They value and focus on the family and maintaining and restoring health.

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Westshore Pizza, Brandon & Lithia E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   

Westshore Pizza- Andy Dickson and Ronald Lambert decided to open up a Westshore Pizza in Brandon in 2013 and a second location in Lithia on 1/20/15. The Westshore Pizza franchise opened up 1n 1994 and has 35 locations, most of them in the Tampa Bay area. The addresses are below.

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Gasparilla Music Festival Reveals Initial 2016 Lineup E-mail
Written by Al Frederick, Frederick Communications   

Erykah Badu among performers at the Tampa, Florida, festival March 12-13

Tampa, FL (Jan 22, 2016) – The Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF) presented by SYKES announced Friday a partial list of the bands that will be performing at the 5th edition of the annual festival taking place March 12-13, 2016, along downtown Tampa’s Riverwalk. GMF 2016 will feature over 50 bands on 5 stages. While more bands will be announced in the coming weeks, the initial list of bands reflects the eclectic array of musical styles, critically acclaimed talent and regional musicians that has become the signature of the festival.

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CARYL NOLAN JOINS BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES FLORIDA PROPERTIES E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   

Valrico, FL: Caryl Nolan has recently joined Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Properties as Sales Executive. The announcement was made by Erik Kaukonen, Manager, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Properties, Valrico Office President.

Caryl is a sales professional who concentrates on residential real estate sales. She is a member of National Association of Realtors and Greater Tampa Area Realtors. Caryl retired from the Diocese of St. Petersburg in 2012 where she served five years as a school administrator, and an additional 35 years as an elementary and middle school teacher. Former local students may remember her from St. Stephen and Nativity Catholic Schools. Caryl is a two time winner of the national Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and continues to volunteer with local schools. While in the real estate business for only a short time, Caryl brings with her over 40 years of knowledge and dedication to those choosing to work with her. She is known for her service to others.

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My Broken Phone E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   

My Broken Phone- The first My Broken Phone was opened in Winthrop Plaza in Riverview in March of 2012. My Broken Phone is solely owned and operated by local managing partners.

You can bring your broken cell phone, tablet or smartwatch into any My Broken Phone location for speedy mobile repairs that our customers have relied on since we started. Our highly experienced technicians will repair your mobile device right in front of you in as little as 15 minutes. Plus, we have a large selection of the latest smartphones, gadgets and accessories. We also want to buy your old phone! We offer the fastest and safest way to sell your phone for cash.

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Brandon Pizzeria - One Year Anniversary E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   

Brandon Pizzeria- Come celebrate our first year anniversary on Saturday, October 17, 2015. We will be having games, specials and all sorts of prizes and giveaways. We expect to show everyone a good time and what a great place we have. Our address is 140 N. Parsons Ave, Brandon, Fl. We are just north of Rte. 60, Brandon Blvd. Our take-out number is 813-571-2100. If you haven’t been here before, you can check out our menu which includes different type of pizzas, calzones, strombolis, meat rolls, pepperoni rolls, chicken cutlet rolls, burgers, chicken tenders, calamari, garlic knots and stuffed mushrooms. We have something for everyone’s taste. We look forward to seeing you there on Saturday.

 
AvantGarde Urgent Care announces the grand opening of its first clinic on September 17th 2015 E-mail
Written by Johana Rodriguez– Marketing Liaison   

[News Release] Tampa, FL. - August 28, 2015. AvantGarde Urgent Care will celebrate the grand opening of its first location on September 17th 2015 and host a ribbon cutting/mixer for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay.

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The State Of Florida Wants To Know How You Were Affected By Recent Flooding E-mail
Written by Debbie Kirkland, Assistant Executive Director, Riverview Chamber of Commerce   

In response to the “West Central Florida Flooding 2015 Event” and the issuance of Governor’s Executive Order 15-158, the State Emergency Response Team through its Emergency Support Function-18, Business, Industry, and Economic Stabilization has activated the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center (FLVBEOC) to assist in assessing the impact that local businesses have experienced

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EBYA 11U ALL STARS E-mail
Written by George Hunter, Esquire   

East Bay Little League, now known as East Bay Youth Athletics (Riverview, FL), was founded in 1971 and has been the home for youth baseball and softball to thousands of young boys and girls throughout southern Hillsborough County. Serving an average of 700-800 participants per season, EBYA has grown to become one of the largest youth baseball/softball organizations in Hillsborough County.

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Brandon Pizzeria E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   

Brandon Pizzeria Brandon Pizzeria was opened by Jim Liburdi and Al Carapella on September 30, 2014. Jim and his family originally come from Binghamton in upstate New York and has been in the community since 1988. Jim and his wife have two sons, James and Daniel, with James involved in the day to day running of the business.

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Family Fence Company E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   

Last Thursday I had Family Fence Company take down my old fence of 28 years and put up a new fence. It was time since the old fence was coming apart. The three man team did an exceptional job. It was extremely hot and it took them quite awhile to take sown 205 feet of fence with the posts and load it all on a flatbed to take to the dump. I could tell it was quite a chore.

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Walton Development Gives A Kid's Place $5,000 To Help Foster Children E-mail
Written by Suzette Armatas   

Walton donates $5,000 to A Kid’s Place to help foster children.

Donation will provide children with the resources they need.


Brandon, Fla (Dec 23, 2014) – A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay, Inc., announced today that the Walton Group of Companies has made a $5,000 donation to support A Kid’s Place and assist in improving the quality of life for foster children throughout the Tampa Bay Community.  Walton’s donation will help provide foster children with the resources they need, whether it’s food, a warm bed, or safe and caring arms to hold them. 

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Eclipse Antiaging Solutions at A Peaceful Harbor Day Spa E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   

Eclipse Antiaging Solutions- Donita Brezovar, NP, is bringing new skincare procedures to an already extensive list of services offered at A Peaceful Harbor Day Spa and Salon in Apollo Beach.  Donita has been a resident of Apollo Beach for 13 years.  She is a nurse practitioner and graduate of Vanderbilt University.  She worked in various hospitals in the area caring for premature babies in NICUs, as well as a vein center, and a Medi Spa doing laser hair removal. The technical skills required in those positions have given her the experience to perform intricate and delicate procedures.  The treatments she will be offering at A Peaceful Harbor include procedures designed to treat facial spider veins and reduce facial wrinkles and inflammation.

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Cuban Arts Group- “GROWING UP IN NEVERLAND” E-mail
Written by Al Frederick, Frederick Communications   

“GROWING UP IN NEVERLAND,”
EXHIBITION OF IMPORTANT CONTEMPORARY CUBAN ART,
OPENS ON MARCH 4 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA’S SCARFONE/HARTLEY GALLERY

EXHIBITION INCLUDES EIGHT MAJOR CUBAN ARTISTS, RANGING FROM LEGENDARY PAINTER PEDRO PABLO OLIVA TO MID-CAREER SUPERSTAR ESTERIO SEGURA

“Growing Up in Neverland,” an exhibition of seven of the most renowned and provocative contemporary Cuban artists, opens on March 4 at the University of Tampa’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery and runs through March 18. The seven artists in the exhibition are Ernesto Leal, Pedro Pablo Oliva, Sandra Ramos, Lázaro Saavedra, Esterio Segura, José A. Vincench, and the collective known as The Merger.
Numerous mediums — including painting, sculpture, video, prints and installation — will be represented in the exhibit.  The exhibition is a co-presentation of The University of Tampa, the Tampa Museum of Art, and The Cuban Arts Group.

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Mathnasium of Brandon. Register Now for our NEWTEST Prep Workshops E-mail
Written by Becky McDaniels, Owner/Center Director, Mathnasium of Brandon   

Mathnasium of Brandon. Register Now for our NEWTEST Prep Workshops.

Six 2-hour Workshops
Workshop ONLY-Call or Email for Pricing
Includes: Diagnostic Assessment, 2 hour content specific class, Homework, techniques and strategies, Post-Assessment
OR
Six 2-hour Workshops with Extra Coaching
Workshop with Extra Coaching Sessions-Call or Email for Pricing
Includes:  all of the above plus extra practice problems and 2 to 3 no-appointment-needed sessions during the week

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Mathnasium of Brandon. Join us for Club Radical! E-mail
Written by Becky McDaniels, Owner/Center Director, Mathnasium of Brandon   

Join us for Club Radical!
When:  Friday, February 26, 2016Time:  7:15-8:45 PM
Ages:  Family Game Night
Bring a friend, share the FUN!
Please RSVP by: February 24, 2016
THEME:  Celebrate Success!!!

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Little Greek Fresh Grill E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   

Little Greek Fresh Grill,  Tampa, Fla. – For the holiday season, Tampa, Fla.-based Little Greek Fresh Grill, a fast-casual Greek restaurant with an American influence, is offering a unique catering special, as well as gift cards and Little Greek food products.

“This year’s holiday offerings have something for everyone,” said Nick Vojnovic, Little Greek Fresh Grill president. “The ‘Festive Feasts!’ holiday catering special’ is perfect for office or home gatherings.”

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The Residents Of Sun Towers Retirement Community Donating Again! E-mail
Written by Debbie Caneen, Director of Admissions, Sun Towers Retirement Community, Independent, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, Outpatient Rehabilitation   

On Monday, November 9, 2015, Dennis Floto, Chief of Sun City Center Emergency Squad and Karen Ryan, Chief of Sun City Center Security Patrol received donations from the residents of Sun Towers Retirement Community. Funds for the generous donations were earned by the residents of Sun Towers through their time volunteering in their Country Store.

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South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging To Offer Free Memory Screenings for Seniors E-mail
Written by Debbie Caneen, President, South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging   

Sun City Center, FL Monday, Sept. 14, 2015: The Coalition will offer free memory screenings to seniors on the third Thursday of each month beginning October 15th at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center and on the third Tuesday of each month beginning October 20that The United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd W, Sun City Center.

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Bears and Bills Midget game of 8/29/15 E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   

This week the Bears midget team broke into the win colum,n with a 6-0 decision over the Bills. The winning touchdown came after a blocked punt and came with under 3 minutes to go in the game.

The game was a hard fought defensive battle. Kundre, Grant, Brandon, Spencer, Colin, Donte, Darrell, Justin, Greg, Tre, Jackson, Ethan  and Nick held the fort shutting out the Bills. The defense gave up 69 yards on 16 carries and allowed only one completion on 14 passes. They had one fumble recovery and two interceptions while blocking one punt.

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Triple Knot Productions Announces New Film E-mail
Written by Brian K Dery, President Triple Knot Productions, Inc   

It is with true excitement and inspiration that Triple Knot Productions begins this new journey. This film project will focus on the motivation and inspiration that encompasses the life of Chris Herman. As he goes out and lives life to the fullest, we will capture real scenes, real words and real actions that will be brought to film that will help others.

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Tampa Area Marine Parents Association Changes Name To Marine Families -- New Website E-mail
Written by Cyd Deathe, Executive Director   

A Florida based organization which honors, supports, educates and inspires Marine Families.

You may have originally met and known us, in the past, as T.A.M.P.A./Tampa Area Marine Parents Association.  After much discussion and a remodeling of the organization the BOD made the decision to change our name officially to; MARINE FAMILIES.

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11u Southshore Rockets - July 1, 2015 E-mail
Written by George Hunter, Rockets Coach   

Our very own 11u Southshore Rockets travel baseball team (Riverview, FL) competed in the 2015 AAU Grand National Baseball Championships this past week at the Disney/ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Florida.  Baseball teams came from all across the country to compete in this week-long national invitational baseball tournament. Our 11u Rockets battled through eight games and two rounds of pool play defeating some very tough teams out of Maryland, Georgia and Florida to advance to the AAU National Championship Game where they faced off against the 11u Central Florida Wolverines/Hoyle team for the national title.

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Econo Car Rentals supports Autism Speaks foundation E-mail
Written by Debbie Kirkland, Assistant Executive Director, Riverview Chamber of Commerce   

About five hundred people visited a car show organized by a local car rental company. This year visitors were entertained by various car clubs, burnout competition, Judo demonstration by Gracie Tampa Judo, The GFM band from Jacksonville and local vendors.Econo Car Rentals joined forces with Street Assassins car club to fundraise money for Autism Speaks foundation.

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100,000 Bed Nights For Foster Children - Celebration Of Life For Dottie Berger MacKinnon E-mail
Written by Suzette Armatas, Director Of Development   

A Kid’s Place has hit a milestone – providing over 100,000 bed nights for foster children Celebration of life for Dottie Berger MacKinnon

Brandon, Fla (February 19, 2015) – A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay, Inc., has hit a major milestone -- it has  provided over 100,000 bed nights to foster children since opening its doors in June, 2009.   These are nights when a foster child is tucked into a warm, clean bed with a full stomach in a safe and loving home. This milestone coincides with the February 19th birthday of Dottie Berger MacKinnon, the founder and visionary of A Kid’s Place.  Dottie died of cancer in October, 2013. 

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Hair by Judy Arias at A Peaceful Harbor Day Spa and Salon E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   

Judy has been in the beauty industry for seventeen years, and has been licensed in the states of Florida as well as New Jersey. She is a Board Certified Hair Colorist, and has also been a Scruples Hair Care Educator for fourteen years.

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