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Business 12-11-08 Island Bar & Grill, Bonworth, South Bay Hospital, Keller Williams, Five Guys Burgers
By Betty Morrow betty@observernews.net
Dec 11, 2008 - 9:24:13 AM

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Wiihabilitation at South Bay Hospital
South Bay Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Department is now using the innovative Nintendo® Wii™ system to help patients ­recover from surgery, stroke and Parkinson’s.
Patient and therapist at Wiihabilitation


“Our therapists are excited to offer rehabilitation patients something fun and new in the clinic,” says Rehab Director, Paul Melancon. “Wii™ gives patients of all ages the ability to engage in physical exercise. The non-traditional approach is fun and stimulating which can speed up recovery time dramatically.” 

The system works by using a wireless controller that interacts with the player through a motion detection system. The hand-held device can detect 3-D movements allowing the patient a virtual expe­rience of playing games such as tennis or bowling using wrist, arm, hand, and body movements. The application replaces those conventional stretching and lifting exercises which can be repetitive and uncomfortable for the patient. Benefits include the ability to use the Wii™ from a sitting or standing position and with a structured activity plan the therapist can help improve balance, endurance, range of motion, and overall strength. 

“The addition of the Wii™ is a fine complement to our existing program,” says Melancon. “The ability to bring a smile to the faces of our patients and provide them an enjoyable rehabilitation experience is very rewarding.”

For more information, call Paul Melancon, Director of Rehab Serv­ices at (813) 634-0221.

Keller Williams Holds Food Drive

As we gear up to celebrate the holiday season, we often get caught up in everything that is ­going on in our own lives, not ­realizing the struggles that are going on all around us. In keeping with the Keller Williams philosophy, South Shore Cares is holding a food drive to benefit the Good Samaritan food bank in Wimauma.

Additionally, Keller Williams’ Apollo Beach office is a drop-off point for Toys for Tots program.

They invite the entire community to join together in making this a Merry Christmas for the neighbors in need.

Help your neighbors in need by dropping your donations at Keller Williams South Shore office, ­located at 6488 U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Apollo Beach.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries Give Tips to Support Toys for Tots
Five Guys Burgers and Fries held its first annual Toys for Tots night on Dec. 2 at the Riverview location in the Shoppes of South Bay. Ten percent of the proceeds from the evening business went to the local Toys for Tots campaign. The restaurant staff opened up their hearts by donating all of their tips from the week of Nov. 17-23 to buy toys for this worthwhile cause. The toys and check were presented at the Toys for Tots Collection Party on Dec. 7 at the Ruskin VFW.
Kevin Kinahan, Chris Shepard, Casey Exum, David Olsen and Eric Williams.






Word-of-Mouth

Joan Miller, president of Dove Interiors Carpet One recently graduated from the Certified Networker Program, a 12-week college level course devoted to helping business professionals develop or sharpen their word-of-mouth marketing skills.
Dove Interiors Carpet One is a company that turns houses into homes by assisting you in your selections of flooring, window treatments, space-saving closets, garage organizers and custom bedspreads and draperies.

For more information, call (813) 645-8660 or (813) 672-9100.

spring 2009 Is Right Around the Corner Bon Worth Clothing in Sun City Center urges customers to come into their store and check out great sales just in time for the holidays. Manager Pat DeLaat reminds customers that their everyday casual pants come in 45-50 colors and are only $9.99. This piece is from the upcoming spring 2009 ­collection. Check out Bon Worth’s sales and new line of 3-piece outfits.

Spring 2009 Is Right Around the Corner
Bon Worth Clothing in Sun City Center urges customers to come into their store and check out great sales just in time for the holidays. Manager Pat DeLaat reminds customers that their everyday casual pants come in 45-50 colors and are only $9.99. This piece is from the upcoming spring 2009 ­collection. Check out Bon Worth’s sales and new line of 3-piece outfits.

grab a beer and watch the game The Island Bar and Grille is the perfect place to grab a beer and watch the game. They offer gift certificates and specials nearly every day and night of the week. Pictured above is bartender Ally Oberhausen of Ruskin pouring Mark Brandon of Summerfield a beer. “This place is great. There are always drink specials and live music. We really try to cater to everyone. Families will come in to get a bite to eat. People of all walks of life come to watch the game and late at night we even have a nightclub atmosphere,” said Ally.


Grab a Beer and Watch the Game

The Island Bar and Grille is the perfect place to grab a beer and watch the game. They offer gift certificates and specials nearly every day and night of the week. Pictured above is bartender Ally Oberhausen of Ruskin pouring Mark Brandon of Summerfield a beer. “This place is great. There are always drink specials and live music. We really try to cater to everyone. Families will come in to get a bite to eat. People of all walks of life come to watch the game and late at night we even have a nightclub atmosphere,” said Ally.

Southern Grace in Ruskin has an array of festive gifts Stop by Southern Grace, Inc. in Ruskin to find an array of festive gifts for the special people in your life. Owner Frances Hereford ­recommends the Tyler line of candles they carry in-store. Prices range from $7 to $20 depending on the size of the candle. “Some of our most popular scents are Frosted Pomegranate, Pineapple Crush and A Christmas Tradition. If customers buy 3 or more, we give them a discount,” said Hereford. Take the sights and smells of the holidays into your home with the help of Southern Grace, Inc.


Southern Grace in Ruskin has an array of festive gifts

Stop by Southern Grace, Inc. in Ruskin to find an array of festive gifts for the special people in your life. Owner Frances Hereford ­recommends the Tyler line of candles they carry in-store. Prices range from $7 to $20 depending on the size of the candle. “Some of our most popular scents are Frosted Pomegranate, Pineapple Crush and A Christmas Tradition. If customers buy 3 or more, we give them a discount,” said Hereford. Take the sights and smells of the holidays into your home with the help of Southern Grace, Inc.





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