How The Grinch Saved Christmas 2016

How The Grinch Saved Christmas 2016 is Friday, Dec. 9 and will be held at Spartan Manor at 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey, FL. 34653 from 7 pm to 11 pm. 

How The Grinch Saved Christmas 2016

This is the 6th annual edition of How The Grinch Saved Christmas presented by the  How The Grinch Saved Christmas 2016West Pasco Business Association, and promises to be even more fun than the first five. 
The money raised will go to support a local family to help make their holiday brighter. There will be music, treats, cash bar, auctions, raffles, a spirit table, Tickets are $45.00 each. 

This is one of the most fun events leading up to the holidays and I recommend you get your tickets early: It always sells out! 

Grinch Punch For The Kids (you know how to turn it into an adult drink, I’m sure).

Grinch Punch

 How The Grinch Saved Christmas 2016

Author: Heidi
Recipe type: Christmas
Ingredients
  • Hawaiian Punch Lemon Lime Splash
  • Lemon Lime Soda (e.g. 7UP)
  • 1 Gal Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Green Sparkling Sugar 
Instructions
  1. Pour sparkling sugar on small plate.
  2. Wet rim of glass and place in sugar and rotate to create rim.
  3. Fill glass with 3 parts Hawaiian punch and 1 part soda.
  4. Add a half scoop of ice cream and stir with straw.

Enjoy! Courtesy of Simply Thrifty.
How The Grinch Saved Christmas 2016Be sure to enjoy How The Grinch Saved Christmas 2016.

This event information brought to you by Toni Weidman. Please contact the organizers (above) for further information. And enjoy the event.

And Have A Wonderful Holiday Season

Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate
Florida Luxury Realty
and
Consultant, Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
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 How The Grinch Saved Christmas 2016

Christmas In The Wild- Lowry Park Zoo- Tampa

Christmas In The Wild- Lowry Park Zoo- Tampa is the new holiday season event.  The event started Nov. 25 & 26, will continue this weekend Dec. 2 & 3, 9-10, 16-23, 26-30. 

Christmas In The Wild- Lowry Park Zoo- Tampa

 
According to their website: “Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is transforming into a world of winter wonder for our brand new Christmas in the Wild event! For 19 delightful nights, enjoy a merry and memorable evening with this unique, but traditional holiday event in the special setting of the Zoo at night. From the sights of stunning lights, the seasonal smells of holiday treats, the excitement of festive entertainment and the magic of wildlife at night, Christmas in the Wild will offer guests of all ages a uniquely immersive holiday experience.”

Christmas In The Wild- Lowry Park Zoo- Tampa

At the present time, you can visit Santa in his lodge at the Zoo. “Santa’s Tree Top Lodge is a secret get away nestled under a hidden tree canopy of the Zoo, completely surrounded by thousands of twinkling lights. This all-new, whimsical setting is made of natural materials including cedar and stone.

“While waiting to meet Kris Kringle, take advantage of additional photo opportunities, festive entertainment, a crepe station and holiday drink options! Upon reaching the Tree Top Lodge, be escorted by Santa’s playful elves!

“Inside Santa’s Lodge, you will be greeted by soft white Christmas lights and beautiful decorations. Santa will be found in his rustic lodge sorting through his most treasured gifts as he prepares for that magical night on Christmas Eve.”

Future Events at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Furthermore, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo  has lots of exciting events planned for 2017, like Feast With The Beasts and Dinos Alive in February.  July Sunset Celebration. And a return of Creatures in the Night in October that promises to be bigger and better. (No horror or gore; just startles and surprises).

Did you know that you can host an event at the Zoo? Book parties, weddings, holiday parties, birthday parties and more. Click here to view this exciting option.

Whatever you do this season, don’t pass up a visit to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.

*Santa photo and other information courtesy of Lowry Park Zoo.

Toni Weidman
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Christmas In The Wild- Lowry Park Zoo- Tampa

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2016

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2016

Well, this year sure went by fast and here we are again at Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs which is Friday (yes, this Friday) December 2, 2016. from 5 pm to 10 pm. The Tree Lighting Ceremony is at 6 pm.

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2016Picture courtesy of the Merchants Association.

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2016

All this takes place on historic Tarpon Avenue in downtown Tarpon Springs.  And, it’s free to attend. 

Included in Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2016:
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 pm
Carriage Ride and Hayride
Photo Opportunities with Inflatable Characters & Contest Snow Play area with 20 tons of blown snow
DJ and Christmas Music
Christmas Movie (Elf) sponsored by Unbehagan Advisers
Tarpon Springs Middle School Jazz Band and Tarpon Springs High School Choral Group
Visit with Santa
Write and Mail your Letter to Santa
Illuminated Boat Parade at Spring Bayou (approximately 8:15pm)
Balloon Artist
Many food and retail vendors (for purchase)
Performances by Just Dance, Fusion Dance, All American Youth and the Plato Academy Cloggers

•Children’s Christmas Activities by the Tarpon Springs Recreation Division including an inflatable slide and obstacle course.

Wow, that’s quite a list!

Live Music, Holiday shopping in the lovely stores downtown and the Arts and Crafts vendors, Holiday dancers, falling snow and a snow play area. What more could you ask for?

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2016Picture by Toni taken 3 years ago.

You can contact the organizers by email here.   
Or call 727-943-1140.        Website here.

This is always a fun event; everyone loves the snow (at least, a little bit of it 🙂 ). So be sure to come, the kids will have a fantastic time.

Finally, this information brought to you by Toni Weidman of Florida Luxury Realty and Touchstone Crystal By Swarovski. Please contact the organizers at the sites above for more information.

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and
Consultant with Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
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Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2016

Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery- Spring Hill, FL

Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery- Spring Hill, FL

Driving through Spring Hill and Brooksville a few Sundays ago, we came across Strong Tower Winery.  A great place to stop, taste some wine, chat with owners Terry and Janice McKnight, and ultimately buy wine to bring home for a party that was planned. They are really nice people and we enjoyed our visit with them.

Strong Tower Vineyard  is located at 17810 Forge Drive, Spring Hill, FL. 34610. The phone is 352-799-7612.

Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery- Spring Hill, FL

Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery began life in 2001 when the first vines were planted. Of course, that wasn’t the real beginning, the years of planning and perseverance came first. Everyone helped with planting the dream. In 2008, it became a Florida Farm Winery, with 11 acres of grape varieties. Family and friends still help and so do the customers that have come to love Strong Tower Wines.

Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery- Spring Hill, FLPhotos by Toni

Strong Tower’s owners encourage visitors to take a walk to the vineyard. And, they say “You are always welcome to complimentary tasting in the winery and, after sampling and making your purchases, we would be happy to show you through the processing room.”

Furthermore, Strong Tower received Recent Gold, Double Gold and Silver medal awards from the eleventh and twelfth Florida International Wine Competition.

Strong Tower also arranges for private party wine-tasting and other events. The patio outside is a great place to gather and relax or hold an event (business or personal).

Events at Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery  

Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery- Spring Hill, FL
 Photo couresy of Strong Tower Winery.

Evening at the Vineyard

Friday, December 9th, They will be open until 10 pm. It should be a great time under the beginning of autumn skies. Lawn chairs & blankets are always welcome. It will be a fun & flavor packed night with Jewban Deli Dale’ here cooking up the best Cuban & Jewish favorites…with a twist! Sounds like fun.

To check out Strong Tower  Winery events, click here

Finally, the guests at my party loved the wine!

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
Florida Luxury Realty and
Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
727-237-0083

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Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery- Spring Hill, FL

Toys For Tots Shopping Fair – Port Richey

Toys For Tots Shopping Fair – Port Richey on Dec. 4, 2016. A Craft and Vendor Fair to help raise money and toys for our local Toys For Tots organization,  The Toys for Tots truck will be there along with their represent-atives.

Toys For Tots Shopping Fair - Port Richey

Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate when you join us to do some Christmas shopping. There will be many vendors with exciting items for you to choose from.

Toys For Tots Shopping Fair – Port Richey

So far, we have the following companies represented:
Arbonne, Beauticontrol, Bow Making Mama, Cloud 9 Parties, Cookie’s Colors, DoTERRA, Dove Chocolate, Dream Cakes, Gigi’s Fashions, Herbalife, Hooked on Lisa’s Lucious Lips, Intials, ItWorks, Jamberry, Jewelry in Candle, Katmandew Face Painting, LuLaRoe, Luna’s Rustic Design LLC, Magnabilities, Magnolia and Vine, Mary Kay, Normmie’s Yummie’s, Norwex, Origami Owl, Paparazzi, Perfectly Posh, Plexus, Antler Ammo Designs, Premier Designs, Pure Romance, Rodan & Fields, Scentsy, Sending Out Cards, Sew Sweetpea’s Custom Boutique, The Sno Shack, Thirty-One, Toni’s Touchstone Crystal, UsBorne Books, Valentus, WildTree, Younique, Young Living Essential Oils.

Located at Gulf View Mall in Port Richey, the Gulf View Event Center is down at the Sears end of the mall (south end).  You can also access it from outside the east side next to the mall entrance. The event will run from 12pm (noon) to 4pm. If you bring a new unwrapped toy to donate you will receive a ticket (one per toy) for the Chinese auction.

Food and beverages will be available to purchase; a Chinese Auction, and 50/50 raffle (tickets are 1 for $1., 3 for $2., 10 for $5.00.  All proceeds to go to Toys for Tots.

Finally, come on out and do some great Toys For Tots Shopping Fairshopping and support a truly worthy cause at the same time. Plus, we’ll have lots of fun getting to met each other and chatting.

This event posted as a courtesy by Toni Weidman of Florida Luxury Realty and Touchstone Crystal. Please direct any questions to  Athena Sanchez event organizer and a lovely person.

Toni Weidman, GRI
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Consultant, Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
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Toys For Tots Shopping Fair – Port Richey

Lyon’s Head Antiques Car Show-Port Richey

Lyon’s Head Antiques Car Show-Port Richey is Sunday, Nov 27, 2016. 9 am to 3 pm. Registration costs $12.00 and starts at 9 am to 1 pm. A car and truck show it is open to all makes and models. Trophies for the top 30 and 10 Best In Show.

Lyon's Head Antiques Car Show-Port Richey
Lyon’s Head Antiques Car Show-Port Richey

Come and help make a child’s Christmas special; bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys For Tots collection. And, there will be vendors there so you can Christmas shop while you listen to great oldies music.  I will be there with my Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski. Come see all the pretty sparkles. 

Toni's Touchstone Crystal Jewelry By Swarovski
Toni’s Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski. If you can’t make it to the show, click here to see the catalog.

 

Furthermore, there will be food specials available to purchase by Cary’s Hotdogs. They do hotdogs, sausages, and burgers.

It’s all happening at Lyon’s Head Antique Mall, 10447 US 19, Port Richey, FL 34668.  Located on the Jasmine Plaza, corner of US 19 and Jasmine Blvd. 

Now that the hustle and bustle of eating turkey and shopping for Christmas gifts is over; we’ll be looking forward to seeing you on this post-Thanksgiving Sunday.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

Toni Weidman, GRI 
Broker-associate
Florida Luxury Realty
Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
727-237-0083

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Lyon’s Head Antiques Car Show-Port Richey

Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

Christmas Train Rides in Hudson FL at Crews Lake Wilderness Park. The Central Pasco and Gulf Railroad is at Crews Lake Wilderness Park in the Hudson area next to the Suncoast Parkway.  The CP&G is known for it’s Easter, Halloween, Christmas and Birthday Trains. 

Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

The Central Pasco and Gulf Railroad is a 7.5 inch gauge railroad both children and adults can ride on. And, believe me, it is tons of fun. (I’ve been on it; I’m a big kid).

Ride the train to Santa’s cabin, see Santa and take pictures with him too. And then enjoy the lovely ride through the park back to where you climbed aboard. Be sure to pack your camera for the trip and visit.

To see more about it, take a look at this Facebook page.  Or visit the CP&G website.

Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

The train rides are scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays; 

November 26 & 27
December 10 & 11
December 17 & 18

The trains will run from 10 am to 4 pm on those dates.
The cost is $6.00 per person; children under 12 mos. are free.

And, remember that Pasco County charges $2 per car in the park.

Finally, please remember that the good folks running this event are all volunteers. So have a little patience and share your child’s joy. Food and beverages are available to purchase.

Merry Christmas Trains!


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This local event information brought to you as a courtesy by Toni Weidman- Florida Luxury Realty and Toni’s Touchstone Crystal Jewelry.  Contact the event organizers for further information.

Toni Weidman, GRI 
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Florida Luxury Realty
727-237-0083

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Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

Jimmys Angels Rescue-Spring Hill FL

Jimmys Angels Rescue-Spring Hill FL. Craig and I were out and about the area on Saturday, and had the privilege to meet Pam and Dave Calise who operate Jimmys Angels Rescue in Spring Hill.  

Jimmys Angels Rescue-Spring Hill FL

Jimmys Angels Rescue-Spring Hill FL

 
Mission Statement
We are a Foster based Registered 501(c)3 non-profit Organization. We pride ourselves in helping the communities animals in their time of need and in a variety of ways, including but not limited to financially assisting with vetting emergencies and assisting the homeless communities with vetting and feeding their animals. We take in homeless and abandoned animals to vet and care for until loving homes can be found. 

Jimmys Angels Rescue-Spring Hill FL

Who Is Jimmy? Pam Calise told me this. 

“I am always asked “Who’s Jimmy?”… Well,  he was my brother, closest friend and partner in crime. He drove me crazy, cracked me up with his sense of humor, lived with me most of his life, aggravated me to no end and I loved him more than words could express. When I lost him, the only thing that seemed to help fill the emptiness was helping dogs…. Thus Jimmy’s Angles was founded. I could not save him, but in his honor, I’ll save as many as I can.”

In fact, Jimmys Angels next adoption event is
Dec. 4 at Tractor Supply Company, 18741 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville,  FL. 34601 from noon to 4pm.  You can find their Facebook page and a pre-adoption form here.

To find a list of their events (fund-raising and adoption) click here.  

Finally, Jimmys Angels is run by two very special people, Pam and Dave Calise. Please help support them and their efforts to save lives. They also have a great network of volunteers and foster parents without whom Jimmys Angels couldn’t do all they do. 

Jimmys Angels Rescue-Spring Hill FL

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Havertys Cruise In For Cancer Port Richey

Havertys Cruise In For Cancer Port Richey.

Haverty’s Furniture in Port Richey, FL. (behind Red Lobster) is having a cruise in on Sunday, November 13, 2016.  The address is 8905 US 19, Port Richey, FL. 34668.

Havertys Cruise In For Cancer Port Richey.

Havertys Cruise In For Cancer Port Richey

There is no registration fee for your car. All cars/trucks are welcome. This is a cruise in so no trophies will be awarded. Just come and have fun and donate to Breast Cancer research.

The show starts at Noon until 3pm. Come a little earlier to get your car settled in it’s spot. There will be a DJ, food and  beverages available, and raffles.

Gulfside Corvette Club will be there to help with various aspects and, of course, show their beautiful cars. There will also be a variety of vendors so start your Christmas shopping early. 

Toni’s Touchstone Crystal Jewelry by Swarovski will be one of the vendors. 

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Havertys has set a goal of $5,000. to collect for breast cancer so please stop by on Sunday to help them reach their goal. 

Did you know that Havertys was started in 1885 when J.J. Haverty founded the furniture store in Atlanta. Havertys Cruise In For Cancer Port RicheyAfter spreading to Tennessee, Arkansas and beyond, sales people made their rounds in a horse and buggy. Today, the company has over 100 stores in 16 states. Lots of changes over all that time except for friendly service, affordable prices, and high-quality furniture.Those remain the same. 

The weather people say it will be a beautiful day so come on out. While you’re there step into Havertys to look at their furniture too. As always, we’re in Florida, so take sun precautions. 

Toni Weidman, GRI
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Touch-A-Truck At Starkey Ranch-Odessa

Touch-A-Truck At Starkey Ranch-Odessa is Saturday, Nov. 5 10 am to 2 pm.  Starkey Ranch is at 2500 Heart Pine Ave in Odessa, FL. 33556. 
 

Touch-A-Truck At Starkey Ranch-Odessa

This very family-friendly event is for the whole family (even the big kids will enjoy it). 

Starkey Ranch says: “Explore over 100 different vehicles, including military, police, fire, construction, buses and even a helicopter! Scout’s Fun Zone will include inflatables, craft activities, face painting, games and so much more – to keep the little guys busy when they’re not blowing sirens, honking horns and exploring the festivities.

Live music, demonstrations from public safety agencies, food vendors and more throughout the festival site.

FREE Admission, FREE Parking! Food and drink available for purchase during the event.

Your company can take part for free! Register online and display a vehicle during the event, it’s a great marketing opportunity for your community.”  Check out their Facebook site here.

Touch-A-Truck At Starkey Ranch-Odessa

Touch-A-Truck At Starkey Ranch-Odessa

Heading from the east or west, Starkey Ranch is on the north side of SR 54. 

Be sure to take sun precautions as it’s predicated that we will have lots of it; sunscreen, maybe a hat, and lots of water.

Starkey Ranch is one of our newest developments in Pasco County with lovely homes by several builders and a new 60 acre park for residents. this park will feature trails, a multi-purpose building, boardwalk, outdoor fitness stations, and a dog park.

Starkey Ranch also has a Ho Ho Hoedown scheduled for Dec. 9, 6 pm to 9 pm.  So keep that date in your calendar.  I will post more information about that soon.

Enjoy your Touch-A-Truck Day at Starkey Ranch.

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