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Annual Holiday Sweepstakes Highlights Best Of Shop Local

By Marie Gilmore

be very excited to receive all of these great items from the businesses in our community,” said Kerrie Hoening, Advertising Sales Manager. “Last year was the first time we have ever done a program like this in the paper and we e z d Pri are excited to the GranThings e m a c e , FL b Our Favorite ia h it share some of L f . o rs l is family op Loca al retaile the treasures from The Dav of the 2016 Sh zes from 25 loc winners pstakes with pri our local small businesses with our Swee readers.” Bridget Jenkins Wilson, owner of Cardinal Roofing and a member of his holiday season, the Osprey the Valrico/FishHawk Chamber of Observer is once again partnering Commerce said the Chamber is with local businesses to highlight the also focused on encouraging local best of Shop Local gift giving. shopping this holiday season and in The campaign is called, A Few fact has a Shop Local Holiday Expo of Our Favorite Things and we have coming up on Saturday, December gone to the best of our local busi9, 9 a.m.-12 Noon at Park Square in nesses and asked them to give us FishHawk Ranch. ideas of a few of the top items “Anything we can do to keep available this holiday season. our local businesses in the spotlight From now until mid-December, is great for our community,” she we will be collecting Our Favorite said. “And, this is a great opportuniThings all throughout the communi- ty for Osprey Observer readers to ty and putting them together in have a chance to win an amazing one giant gift basket that will be holiday gift.” given out in a Sweepstakes for our Already gathered this season, readers. gifts include a Ladies Seiko Watch “We have so many great items from McAuley’s Fine Jewelry valued coming in and someone is going to at $350 and a custom outdoor fire


pit from Outdoor Impressions valued at $850. A pure Silver Christmas Coin from Corbin’s Coins valued at $30, DayDreams Day Spa Journey To Tranquility valued at $135, custom framing certificates from FastFrame, a Swarovski Crystal necklace from TMarie’s Boutique and a ukulele from Music Showcase, just to name a few of the great treasures already gathered together. Last year, more than 450 residents entered the Sweepstakes

and the Grand Prize, valued at more than $3,500, was awarded just before Christmas to FishHawk resident Tim Davis. To enter this year, email Sweepstakes to or fill out the entry form and send in by mail, fax or email. Good luck and thank you for shopping local! No purchase or contribution is necessary to enter and contest is subject to all rules & regulations as required by the State of Florida.

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Holiday Coin Collections, A Daydreams Day Spa Escape & New Sporting Goods You can make that possiCorbin’s Stamp & Coin Is Your ble with a gift card to Source For Treasured Daydreams. Family Heirlooms With If you are looking for the many differperfect gift - maybe for a ent types of family with a new baby or to spa packcelebrate a momentous ages to occasion, a special coin may choose from including be the perfect keepsake? massage therapy, body, Start a new family tradition therapy, skin car theraby commemorating the py, nail and pedicure Christmas season each year. treatments, waxings & Holiday coin collections are brows, airthe perfect way. One ounce brush tanpure silver coins are availning, materable for $29.95 in a gift box nity services, or also as services for an ornamen and for ment that teens and can be dismore, there is played. something for Corbin’s everyone. The shop in Coins is located at 209 N. Kings Ave. in Brandon and Gift Basket Daydreams also offers spa products which is open Monday to Friday Item: 1 oz. would also make from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Pure Silver great gifts. Pevonia Saturday from 9 a.m. to Christmas Skin Care products 1 p.m. Coin are offered. Value: $30 Gift certificates are available at Journey To Tranquility At DayDreams Day Spa the Spa, located at 658 Oakfield Dr. in With all the stress the holidays Brandon or online at www.daydreamsbring, what better gift for someone (or yourself) is to escape for a few hours A second DayDreams location is to DayDreams Day Spa & Bath Shop. in Lakeland at 1463 Town Center Dr.


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Photos At Fast Frame For The Perfect Holiday Gift Did you take a special picture this year while you spent time with your family, maybe on vacation or at a special event? Surprise your family this year with a wonderful family picture specially framed to order commemorating this special shared time. Once you have that beautiful photo, a frame becomes part of the Gift Basket Item: bigger picture, so Tranquility Journey in it’s important to Spa - 95 minute mas- make sure that it sage, hand therapy brings out the and hot stone foot photo in just the massage. right way. When Value: $135 customers bring in their personal items and they are not sure about how to deco-

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rate their art, Fast Frame owner Alex Roche helps to educate them on how to enhance their item through framing. He offers competitive pricing and has been assisting customers with frames for more than 28 years. Fast Frame also offers oil paint stretches, shadow boxes, needle points, restoration and repairs and

corporate art. Fast Frame has been a part of the community Gift Basket for 15 years. Item: Two $40 For more Gift Cards for information, Framing visit Value: $80 or call Roche at 655-6400. Fast Frame is located at 6128 Winthrop Town Center Ave. in Riverview. Hours of operation are Sunday and Monday by appointment only with 24-hour notice and Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

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Rolling Pin Cooking Class Gift Certificate, TMarie’s Special Gifts & Musical Music Showcase It is also Brandon’s Big Green ‘Eggheadquarters,’ the ultimate cooking experience. Rolling Pin Emporium is open for private events too. Gift cards are also available. Rolling Pin is located at 2080 Gift Basket Item: Badlands Dr. in Brandon. Gift Bundle of Items Call 653-2418 or visit & Cooking Class Certificates for more information.

Great Gift Ideas And Classes Help Make Rolling Pin A Great Stop For Holiday Gift Needs If you are stuck coming up with creative gift ideas, make a visit to Rolling Pin and to find something for every chef in your life. Rolling Pin offers a gourmet retail store and cooking classValue: $547 ($447 es. Retail; $100 Stop by and browse Find Your Perfect the extensive collection of Cooking Classes) Holiday Ensemble At classic and unique kitchenTMaries Fashion & Gifts Boutique ware. You will find everything TMaries from barware, bakeware, aprons, Fashion & Gifts towels & mitts, coffees & teas, cookBoutique is ware, electrics, gadgets, gifts for entertaining, knives & cutting boards, your one stop shop for all of outdoor cooking and more. Enjoy your favorite shopping in the specialty food and fashion outfits wine departments. and accessories for the upcoming There are many great reasons to attend Rolling Pin’s cooking classes - holiday season. It offers a wide variety of casual fashions, resort wear, whether you enjoy cooking – or just plus size fashions, swim suits and eating - from great date nights to cover ups, accessories, shoes, gifts, learning about new foods, this is a great gift idea anyone would be excit- formal dresses, and prom/homecoming dresses, to help you define your ed to receive.

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A Few Of Your Favorite Things Can Be Found At Music Showcase Music is the international language that is understood and enjoyed by all. Share your love of music by offering voice or instrument lessons to your favorite student. Instrument rentals start at $10 (if you don’t want to make a purchase). If you sign up online, the instrument will be delivered to your school. All of your music needs can be found at Music Showcase, which offers competitive pricing on sheet music and books. There is an inhouse repair shop, and private and

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LC’s Cafe Holiday Catering, McAuley Fine Jewelry Seiko Watch & Feely Athletics group lessons are offered. Is your child interested in musical theatre, acting, or maybe photography? Sign them up at the Florida Academy of Performing Arts at Music Showcase. Music Showcase is located at 402 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon. For more information, call 685-5998 or visit and

Enjoy holiday events in the privacy of your own home where LC’s Café will host with a waiter and attendant in your kitchen. Hours are Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday Gift Basket Brunch from 9 a.m.-3 Item: Ukelele p.m. It is closed on and Gift Card Sunday and Monday. Value: $70 Café is locatLC’s (Ukelele $50 ed near Divine and Gift Card Designs Spa at 1602 $20) Oakfield Dr. #103 in Brandon. Enjoy Home-Style Latin Call 526-9395 or email lcsupperInspired Holiday Catering From

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McAuley Fine Jewelry Is A Gem In The Community This season design something uniquely ‘you’ to surprise your special someone. McAuley Fine Jewelry (located in the former Martin’s Jewelers) will help you plan your custom made piece of Jewelry. Jewelry repairs are also

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Whether a one-on-one instruction on a Saturday or a week long camp or combine featuring hundreds of youths, Feely is nationally known for teaching the fundamentals and techniques of kicking and punting. To date, roughly 15 of Feely’s Gift Basket students have played profesItem: Seiko sional football. His most Ladies Watch notable pupil is son Jay Feely, Value: $350 a Jesuit High grad who went on to play 16 years in the professional ranks, including 14 in the NFL. done “I know there’s nobody who’s on premdone more in the state of Florida to ises. help kids get better in the last 15 McCauley Fine Jewelry is locatyears from a kicking and punting ed on Oakfield Drive, in the Atlantic Village Plaza, Kings Ave. & Oakfield standpoint,” Jay Feely said of his father. Dr. If your child is interested in It is open from Tuesday to sports, help them achieve their Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and dream. Call 205-5008 or email Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 689-8124 or visit Gift Basket Visit Item: Triplex for more information.

Feely Athletics Will Take Stealth Tee Your Budding Athlete To Value: $65 The Next Level Jesuit and national kicking coach Tom Feely has coached hundreds, perhaps thousands of youths in various sports, but he is known especially for his work in football.

Custom Firepit From Outdoor Impressions & Birthday Party Celebration At The Alley Outdoor Impressions Will Help You Create The Perfect Outdoor Space To Enjoy YearRound With the beautiful weather that we enjoy year-round, it makes sense to have an outdoor kitchen area specially created for you. The designers at Outdoor Impressions specialize in customizing the details of your outdoor kitchen to your specific needs and taste; everything from the location of appliances in the outdoor kitchen build, to the materials and color schemes that best compliment your home and outdoor living space. It also specializes in paver driveways, patios, walkways, entryways, pergolas, arbors, water features, fire pits, fire places and

design services. A great different kind of gift idea for friends or family could be Outdoor Impression’s 30 inch Munich fire pit. Whether roasting marshmallows or sipping wine,

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Nature Lovers Will Delight In Gifts From Backyard Birdseed Backyard Birdseed is your go-to place for your friends and family who enjoy watching nature close up. It carries a wide array of products to increase backyard (and front yard) Gift Basket enjoyment for Item: Squirrel children, famiBuster lies, and birders Value: $50 of all ages. Premium birdseed, bird baths, bird and bat houses, hummingbird feeders and patio and garden décor are all available. In case you do not know what the perfect gift would be for your nature lover, gift certificates are also available. Backyard Birdseed is located at 3642 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. (next to Car Wash on the Greens) in Valrico. It is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and closed Sundays. Call 8162473 or visit

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FishHawk PinchA-Penny Has Egg-cellent Christmas Ideas For your cooking enthusiast, FishHawk PinchA-Penny has got Gift Basket you covered. The In addition to permanent makeup Item:A collection 4-1 Big Green Egg the office offers micro needling, eyegrills, roasts, bakes of Big Green Egg lash extensions, lash lifts and brow and smokes a variety Sauces & Spices artistry. Bliss Permanent Cosmetics Value: $110 of food from desserts recently launched its new eyebrow to burgers. Pinch-Amakeup products on November 1. Penny has all the accesTo view descriptions and photos of sories you need along with sauces and the services offered, visit seasonings to boot. Now through Dec 31, Online appointthe store is having a 15 percent sale on all Big Green Egg grills and accessories. Pinch-a-Penny is located across from Newsome High School at 16715 FishHawk Blvd. in Lithia. Call 655-3700.

Tasteful Gifts From Edible Arrangements Make Great Holiday Treats What better way to say you care than with a healthy and tasteful gift of fresh fruit. With many assortments from Edible Arrangements, you will find something for everyone on your gift list. Choose from many beautiful holiday gift baskets such as the Christmas Tree Bouquet or the traditional Delicious Celebration® bouquet recipe, honeydew, cantaloupe, strawberries, and grapes scattered throughout a beautiful arrangement to create an eyecatching and wow-worthy effect. Edible Arrangements can be found locally in the Shoppes at Lithia, located at 3455 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico (571-7200), and also at 10273 Big Bend Rd. in Riverview (Bell Plaza)(672Gift Basket 6111) or order online at www.ediBliss Complimentary

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Osprey Observer 2017-11 Riverview/Apollo Beach Holiday Guide  

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