MyOspreyTV is a partnership of Osprey Observer Newspapers and is hosted by Managing Editor Marie Gilmore and Jonathan Torres, Creative Director at Falkenburg Productions. Each week, the hosts interview interesting local businesses and discuss what it takes to market a small business during COVID-19 with tips, tricks and advice for success. For more information, visit www.ospreyobserver.com or email the editor at email@example.com.
Osprey Observer Podcasts - Derek Maul, Christian Author & Speaker
Author/Speaker Derek Maul writes regular columns for a number of news outlets, journals, and magazines. His commentary and features have appeared in Newsweek, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, Presbyterians Today, Guideposts, Chicken Soup for the Soul and many other print and online publications.
Derek’s most recent book is also his first novel. Suddenly the Light Was Gone: a novel of WW2 is now available at Amazon.com. Pilgrim in Progress: notes from the journey, was released in late 2015. Other titles include: “10 Life-Charged Words: real faith for men” (2012), “Reaching Toward Easter: devotions for Lent“, “GET REAL: a spiritual journey for men” (2007); In My Heart I Carry A Star: stories for Advent” (new edition); and “The Unmaking of a Part Time Christian” (2009). Click here for his author page at Upper Room Books – or his Author Page at Amazon.
Derek is married to Rebekah, a Presbyterian pastor. They have two children, Andrew (who teaches internationally with his wife, Alicia, and their son) and Naomi (who lives in Florida with her husband Craig Campbell and their three children). The Mauls share their empty nest with a huge galumphing Golden Retriever named Max.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Derek taught public school in Florida for eighteen years, including cutting-edge work with autistic children. He holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and education from Stetson University and the University of West Florida.
Derek is active in teaching at his church: adult Sunday school, small-group ministry, and men’s Bible study. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, photography, reading, cooking, playing guitar, and golf.
Osprey Observer TV - Kevin Dorsey, SCORE Business Mentors
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Our volunteers are successful real-world business professionals who
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Osprey Observer TV - Jonny Torres, Co-Host of Osprey Observer TV
Jonathan Torres is a born and raised Floridian, and the first generation American. His parents are from Colombia, where he spent his summers learning his family's heritage and culture and maintaining his adoption of the Spanish language. Jonathan began his professional career in 2001 as a production director and on-air personality at radio stations across Florida and Alabama. Jonathan has lived in Tampa Bay since 2006, where he became the Tampa Bay division marketing director for DR Horton, the nation’s largest homebuilder. In 2012 he served as the Director of Digital Integration for the Republican National Convention, and in 2014 and 2015 led Hispanic Outreach efforts for the Republican National Committee in Tampa Bay.
Since 2006, Jonathan has been heavily involved in the community's business and political circles. He most recently served as the Gulf Coast Regional Director for US Senator Marco Rubio, overseeing 9 counties and working alongside county commissioners, city council members, chambers of commerce, and main infrastructure points such as Tampa International Airport, Port Tampa Bay, and the region’s VA hospitals. In January 2020, Jonathan jumped into entrepreneurship and started a digital content production called @falkenburgproductions .
Osprey Observer Podcast - Vine Vegan, Danielle Stevens
Vine Vegan - OUR STORY FOOD IS MY LOVE LANGUAGE
My greatest relationships and bonds have been forged with an abundance of food cultivated with love and care. Every gathering with friends and family; always a feast. Breaking bread together, sharing laughs, and stories is how I’ve always made deep and meaningful connections with people. No greater joy exists for me than to have my house full of people (family, friends, strangers; literally anyone) and for them to eat a meal I made and leave feeling the love I poured into preparing it.
In My Family Food = Love I learned to cook from the most important and influential people in my life; my mom, dad, and grandmother. My family’s journey to veganism was quick and mostly seamless, and rewarding in all the ways. As we swapped our chicken for tofu and our ground beef for lentils; I knew that with every meal, I was impacting the livelihood of animals and our planet. I was setting up myself, my husband, and our children for a healthier future. With every non-vegan friend or family member who marveled over my plant-based delicacies, I knew I could make a difference if more people could enjoy them.
I am determined to set a strong example for my kids to have empathy and compassion for the world around us. To hope others will join us, even if just a few plant-based meals a week. As a daughter of a Latino and a Brit, who was born in Hawaii, raised in Europe, and an American through-and through; I was sure to balance everything by connecting my heritage and life experiences when creating the Vine Vegan menu.
With this in my heart and support from my family and friends, I bring you vegan dishes that I hope will blow your mind. This is my mission: to bring people together over food, capture the culture of community, and use ridiculously delicious vegan food to do it. I welcome all who are curious, or defiant, or courageous.
We want you to eat well and feel good about what you eat. And with every spoonful I hope there to be love, compassion, and open-mindedness.
With Love, Danielle Stevens
Plants for Pets has a program where adoption flyers are attached to all take out orders to promote adoption. She has an adoption wall of all the adoptions made through this program. Vine Vegan is the only plant-based eatery in Brandon!
Serving coffees, breakfast, lunch, dinner, & weekend brunch.
Address: 2080 Badlands Dr.
Brandon, FL 33511
Osprey Observer Podcasts – Bokor’s Corner, Brian Bokor
You may have seen Bokors Corner on Facebook. The man behind the page is local resident Brian Bokor. For 9 years Bokor’s Corner has been keeping you informed and updated about the growth and development of eastern Hillsborough County.
Bokors Corner started as (and still is) a personal hobby for Bokor; a place for him to keep track of all the local community growth taking place. It is for his personal use, but as it is all public record (no confidential information), he graciously shares his finds with the community.
Born in Chicago, IL, Bokor grew up in Charlotte, NC and graduated from North Carolina State University in 1986. He worked for Allstate Insurance as a Financial Analyst for 15 years and then opened up a Real Estate Appraisal firm in 2003 with his wife, Sharon, who is both an appraiser and a real estate broker. With the development boom of the current market, her focus has been specializing in assemblage of vacant land.
Bokor visits the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser site (http://www.hcpafl.org), which gives you owner info, property location and current use, size of parcel and more.
“If you can find those little yellow signs on the project site, they will have the rezoning or file or application number for that specific project listed. This is when you would need to go to the Rezoning, Plans and Permit Information (PGM) Store website to do further research at ‘www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en and search ‘PGM.’”
He notes that sometimes you have to dig through several file folders in order to find the information you might be looking for.
Bokor loves the interaction with those who use his Facebook page. If you see something while you are driving around the community, let him know and he will find out what is going on. Like Bokors Corner at www.facebook.com/bokorscorner/. You can also signup for his exclusive newsletter at https://mailchi.mp/4c11098ff34a/bokors-newsletter-signup.
Osprey Observer TV - LeHeal Biogenix
LeHeal Biogenix is committed to giving back to the community and supporting those in need. That commitment has prompted them to join forces with The Brothers In Arms Foundation and Regenative Labs to provide much-needed services to veterans in the Tampa Bay Area. Through this donation campaign, the clinic hopes to make a positive impact on the lives of our veterans by providing healthcare services that address pain from damaged tissue. "We are honored to be a part of this initiative to give back to our veterans who have given so much for our country," said LeHeal Biogenix provider Gavril Green Goodman, APRN (Combat Veteran and Flight Nurse with U.S. Air Force). The donation campaign is open to all Marine Special Forces and Recon veterans in the Tampa Bay area who are in need of healthcare services to treat missing or damaged tissue. Instead of covering up the pain with steroids, this type of care addresses the real tissue issue. Veterans interested in receiving healthcare services from LeHeal Biogenix can contact Regenative Labs for more information by calling 1-800-891-3452 x1700 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. LeHeal Biogenix in Tampa, Lakewood Ranch, and Lakeland, Florida, offers innovative pain treatments using the latest medical advances. The practice’s biomedical approach uses substances like stem cells and platelet-rich plasma, collectively known as regenerative medicine. LeHeal Biogenix provides a nonsurgical approach to healing and long-lasting pain relief. The medical team specializes in therapies that stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. Through orthobiologics (regenerative orthopedics), their treatments stimulate growth factors and reduce inflammation, promoting a faster recovery and improved pain reduction. Regenerative medicine treatments are also safe for repeated use (unlike steroids), offering an alternative treatment for joint pain. These natural substances repair or reduce tissue damage at the injury site, delivering long-lasting pain relief. The treatments LeHeal Biogenix uses cause little discomfort and are outpatient, same-day procedures. South Tampa; Hyde Park Tampa 2007 W Swann Ave, Suite B Tampa, FL 33606 813-999-2192 Brandon 1155 Nikki View Dr, Brandon, FL 33511 813-999-2192 Lakeland 1826 N Crystal Lake Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801 863-249-4744 Lakewood Ranch 8430 Enterprise Cir, Suite 120 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 941-909-6011
My Osprey Observer Podcast
This is so fun to listen to week by week and keeps me informed of fun activities and people in my SE Hillsborough Community! Thanks for sharing good news!