Easter Trains At Crews Lake Park

Easter Trains At Crews Lake Park. The Central Pasco and Gulf Railroad will be running Easter Trains on Friday, April 19 and  Saturday, April 20. Easter Trains At Crews Lake Park 2018 Here’s your chance to enjoy one of Pasco’s prettiest parks  from a different perspective. And, the kids will love riding this mini-train.  Don’t worry adults can ride too; my husband and I have enjoyed it many times.

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 just a kid at heart).

Easter Trains At Crews Lake Park 2019

The rides are open from 10 am to 4 pm and cost $6.00 per person. Children 12 months and under are free. Ticket sales are from 9:30 to 3 pm. Trains leave every hour on the hour. 

Meet the Easter Bunny and take pictures of your kids.  Due to Insurance Regulations Expectant Mothers not permitted to ride the trains. 

Easter Trains At Crews Lake Park 2018

Food and Drinks will be available to purchase. 

Crews Lake Wilderness Park is in Shady Hills (The part of Spring Hill that is really in Hudson, FL).  So, if you’re going, don’t forget to pack your camera and your sunblock. 

You can visit the Central Pasco and Gulf Railroad site here. 

Easter Trains 2019

And take a look at their Facebook page here.

Have you been to Trinity Pets Yappy Hour yet? We raise money for animal rescue groups in our area. We meet the second Tuesday of each month at Varsity Club Trinity and we have a great time.  Join us and bring your dog. Sponsored by Trinity Pet Sitters LLC and Toni Weidman- Sailwinds Realty.

If you love classic cars, don’t miss the Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show.

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Easter Trains At Crews Lake Park 2018

 

Picking Blueberries – Starkey Blueberry Farm

Blueberry Picking At Starkey Blueberry Farm. You should go. Last weekend, a group of our Sailwinds Realty associates along with our Brokers went to Starkey Blueberry Farm to pick blueberries last year. The farm is  at 3100 Starkey Blvd., New Port Richey, FL. 34655. Take a look at their Facebook page here.The 2019 blueberry picking should start towards the end of March. 

It was a cloudy day but it didn’t rain. And it was warm but not hot. So we dressed appropriately, put on our hats and sunscreen and ventured forth. I was wondering if we needed to bring buckets or gloves or whatever. The last time I went picking, I was a child and Mom handled all that.

Blueberry Picking – Starkey Blueberry Farm

When we arrived, we were greeted and given a bucket to fill; they told us how much it held and what the price would be ($5/pound). Or we could buy pre-picked ones for $6/pound. Choosing to pick our own, we were also told what to look for in color and to eat any to try them out so we would know if they were sweet or tart or whatever.

Picking Blueberries At Starkey Blueberry FarmWe met up with our friends, Julia and William Labbancz who are our Brokers at Sailwinds Realty, and walked into the fields where we found several other friends. Row upon row of blueberry bushes extended for seemingly miles in all directions. So, we did what any inexperienced pickers would do; we started taste testing, pulling blueberries off different rows of bushes until we found ones that we really liked the taste of. (picture above courtesy of J. David Wright).(All other pictures by Toni).

Picking Blueberries At Starkey Blueberry Farm

Going With Friends Or Family Is Best

Going with a group of friends and/or family makes the whole experience more fun. We laughed at each others efforts to fill our buckets first or eat the most berries. After we had our buckets weighed and paid for our stash, we decided that it was time for lunch (after all those berries!). Our bucket weighed almost 5 lbs. (We really like blueberries and freezing them is so easy). Now I can make blueberry muffins, blueberry pie, blueberry wine, and everything blueberry; personally, I like them on my cereal in the mornings.

Picking Blueberries At Starkey Blueberry Farm

So, if you’re looking for a fun thing to do with the kids, try picking blueberries. There’s also a play area for the kids. And, they sell other fresh, farm produce as well. Have a fun-filled day!

BTW, the blackberry picking season is mid-late May. I can’t wait.

Have you been to Spinner’s Restaurant yet? It revolves and has spectacular beach and Gulf views.

If you need a petsitter while you are enjoying  these events, call
Trinity Pet Sitters LLC at 727-359-9518. We insured and bonded and come to your home to take care of your pet.

Toni Weidman, GRI
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Sailwinds Realty
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Picking Blueberries – Starkey Blueberry Farm

 

Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show-New Port Richey

Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show-New Port Richey FL is Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Orange Lake in downtown New Port Richey. Registration is from 8 am to 12 noon. Show runs to 2 pm. This is the 19th Annual Chasco Car, Truck & Bike Show.

Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show-New Port Richey FL

Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show-New Port Richey FLPhoto at past Chasco Car Show by Toni

Hosted by the Gulf Side Corvette Club, vehicle pre-registration is $20.00, Day of show registration is $25.00; Bike pre-registration and day of show is $15.00. To pre-register go to Gulf Side Corvette Club’s website here. Dash plaques to first 120 registrants. For more info contact: www.gulfsidecorvetteclub.com
Patrick Martucci: (727) 236-0959,  Bruce Besack: (727) 372-7482

Trophies to be given total 125. 
60 Specialty Car and Truck.
24 Specialty Motorcycle
40 Top Car and Truck
Best of Show (overall) – 5ft. Trophy

According to the folks running the show, musical entertainment is planned; and lots of amazing door prizes, and 50/50 drawings. A portion of the proceeds will go to help local charities.

2018 beneficiaries were: Guardian ad Litem, Pasco Kids First, Families of Domestic Violence, Boldomero Lopez Veterans Nursing Home, 

If you’re a car lover, this is always a great show. 300 cars, trucks, bikes are expected and 3-4,000 vehicle lovers will be wandering around looking at them all.

To view/print their informational flyer, click chasco car.

Be sure to bring lots of water to drink -it’s thirsty work looking at those beauties! Wear sunscreen, a hat if you have one and those really cool sunglasses. 
Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show-New Port Richey

See you there, say hello.

If you have questions about the car show, be sure to contact the organizers. Brought to you as a courtesy by Toni Weidman, Sailwinds Realty.

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Proud sponsor of Trinity Pets Yappy Hour at Varsity Club Trinity to raise money for local Rescue Organizations. 

If you need a  Professional Pet Sitter, Dog Walker, Cat Hugger, call 
Trinity Pet Sitters LLC. Insured and trusted. 

Chasco Fiesta Car-Truck-Bike Show

Start Your Engines-Trinity FL 2019

Start Your Engines 2019 Start Your Engines-Trinity FL 2019 will be Saturday, April 13 at Trinity Medical Center, 9330 SR 54, Trinity. FL 34655. This will run alongside the Medical Center’s Community Educational event. The car show will run from 10 am to 4 pm. (Please note the change of date to April 13).

Come out and see all the fabulous classic and custom cars/trucks  that take part in this event.

Start Your Engines-Trinity FL 2019

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Car registration starts at 8 am to 10 am and is $15. the day of the show. Show starts 10 am 4 pm. 105 trophies will be awarded to: Top 40, 20 Special Interest, 40 Best of Class, and 5 Best of Show. Dash plaques will go to the first 300 entrants. Also, club participation award, door prizes, and a DJ and 50’s-60’s music. Profits will benefit AAU Basketball. 

The Club participation award will go to the club with the most cars participating in the show.

The educational section inside Trinity Medical Center will featuring ‘Ask The Doctor’ education stations, family friendly activities, a Teddy Bear Clinic for the kids and more!

Be sure to wear sun protection and a hat; sunglasses are good too. It gets pretty warm out there although this year’s show is a couple of weeks earlier than the last one.  Bring water too.

For information about car shows in  this area, check out our Facebook page: Classic Car Shows

 

 

 

 

This information posted courtesy of Toni Weidman, Sailwinds Realty and Craig Weidman of  Trinity Pet Sitters LLC. 

Come visit us at Trinity Pets Yappy Hour . It’s always great fun when the dogs get together and socialize. 

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Start Your Engines-Trinity FL 2019

Woofstock Land O’Lakes FL- Pasco Animal Services

Woofstock Land O’Lakes FL was scheduled for March 9 2019 but has been cancelled. The information below refers to the 2018 Woofstock.

Woofstock will benefit sick and injured animals admitted into Pasco County Animal Services.  Their website is here. There will be vendors, music, raffles, food and wine available to purchase. Be sure to wear sun protection, maybe a hat and sunglasses. It’s scheduled to be hot on Saturday!

Woofstock Land O'Lakes FL

 

“Pasco County Animal Services Department is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of animals and people.  The Adoption Center is located at 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Open from 12:00 p.m.6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  For more information or volunteer opportunities.or call (813) 929-1212, (352) 521-5194, or (727) 834-3216.”

If you’re in need of a Professional Pet Sitter to come to your home and walk, play with, and feed your pets, call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.  We sponsor Trinity Pets Yappy Hour at Varsity Club Trinity. More Info here.

Woofstock Land O’Lakes FL

What will be there?
– Food trucks
– Live music
– Rescues with pets available for adoption
– K9 demo
– Trick Dog “U” K9 Training Academy Demo
– and more!

.Hosted by Friends of Animal Services, Pasco County Animal Services, and THE NEW BARKER magazine.

Woofstock Land O'Lakes FLBe sure to come out and support our Pasco County Animal Services for all the work they do in helping the homeless animals. 

Have you been to Trinity Pets  Yappy Hour yet? We help raise money for local animal rescue groups (a different one each month). At Varsity Club Trinity  at 6 pm on the 2nd Tuesday. Bring your dog and your friends.

Toni Weidman, GRI
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Woofstock Land O’Lakes FL

How The Grinch Saved Christmas 2018

How The Grinch Saved Christmas 2018 is Friday, Dec. 14 and will be held at Spartan Manor at 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey, FL. 34653 from 6 pm to 10 pm. See their Facebook page here.

How The Grinch Saved Christmas 2018

This is the 7th annual edition of How The Grinch Saved Christmas presented by the How The Grinch Saved ChristmasWest 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 2018

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.

Be sure to enjoy the 8th Annual How The Grinch Saved Christmas.

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

If you need a petsitter while you are enjoying all the Holiday events, call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC at 727-359-9518. We insured and bonded and come to your home to take care of your pet.

And Have A Wonderful Holiday Season

Some fun Holiday events.

Toni Weidman, GRI
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How The Grinch Saved Christmas 2018

Florida Botanical Gardens Plus More Events

Florida Botanical Gardens Plus More Events. I’ve listed some really great Holiday events here but first I want to tell you about a this one. 

Florida Botanical Gardens Plus More Events

The Holiday Lights at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo are absolutely stunning, and will take your breath away. It’s at 12520 Ulmerton Road, 727-582-2100. Website here. Parking is free, and runs from Nov. 23 to Dec. 30, 2018. The suggested donation is $5.00 for ages 13 and over, which goes to help keep pay for the display. It happens nightly from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. Sponsored by Florida Botanical Gardens and The Tampa Bay Times. 

There is no snow; that is a feature on my website.

The event is the largest fundraiser for the gardens and depends on volunteers, sponsors, and donations to reduce the cost of offering this holiday tradition in Pinellas County. Santa is there for photos. This year, Paws Nights  is every night-you can bring your favorite dog or cat. We  met a cat dressed as Mrs. Claus.  Get there about 6-6:15 pm for total darkness. 

More Holiday Events

The Victorian Christmas Stroll at the Henry Plant Museum in Tampa is always wonderful. At 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., it runs from Dec. 1 – Dec. 23 from 10 am to 8 pm. Cost Adults – $15, Seniors – $13, Youth – $9.  Last tickets sold at 7:30 pm. From the Museum: “Experience the extravagance and grandeur of a Victorian Christmas at the former 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel. Complimentary cider and cookies are being served on the veranda each day while holiday music floats through the air.  Guests can enjoy live music each evening from 6 pm – 8 pm”.

Country Christmas Open House at the Pioneer Florida Museum, 16502 Pioneer Museum Rd, Dade City. Dec 8 10 am. Free Christmas cookies, the wonderful Ronnie Setser CAR SHOW, Food truck and other wonderful concession items, holiday music, face painters, children’s activities, Knockerball soccer, barrel train rides, all Museum buildings will be open and will have docent guides in period costumes, and more.$5 admission, under 5 free or bring in a new unwrapped toy and get in free. Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be there.

Old Fashioned Christmas and Holiday Parade in Dunedin is on Main Street Dec 8 from 4 pm to 9 pm. Dunedin Parks & Recreation presents their annual holiday event along the streets of downtown Dunedin. See Santa arrive during the holiday street parade then stay downtown for horse-drawn carriage rides, train rides, a snow slide, kids crafts, old-fashioned games, s’mores, live music & entertainment, visit with Santa, and catch the “snow flurries” falling on Main Street. Free to attend. Donations accepted at the carriage rides, train rides, crafts, snow and Santa areas. Proceeds benefit the Dunedin For Youth Scholarship Fund.

Florida Botanical Gardens Plus More Events

Christmas In The Wild at Lowry Park Zoo. The event started Nov. 23 & 24, will continue this weekend Dec. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 26-30. These 18 wild and wonderful nights start at 4 pm. 424.95 ticket.  Visit the animals at night. Read more on my post here

Christmas Train Rides At Crews Lake Park are Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16. You can view more about them here.

You can also follow our Facebook page: Events in West Pasco Area.

 

Florida Botanical Gardens Plus More Events

Enjoy!

If you need a petsitter while you are enjoying all these events, call
Trinity Pet Sitters LLC at 727-359-9518. We insured and bonded and come to your home to take care of your pet.

Read tips on  how to make your walk with your dog more enjoyable and safer for him. 

Brought to you by:

Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate
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Florida Botanical Gardens Plus More Events

Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

The Candy Cane Express 2018 in Hudson FL is at Crews Lake Wilderness Park (AKA as the Central Pasco and Gulf Railroad) in the Hudson area next to the Suncoast Parkway. At 16739 Crews Lake Dr.   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 just a kid at heart).

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 take lots of pictures. 

You can find out 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; 

December 8, 9, 15, and 16.

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.
Crews Lake Wilderness Park is at 16739 Crews Lake Dr., Spring Hill, FL. 34610. 

And, parking is now free!

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.

All Aboard the Candy Cane Express!

This local event information brought to you as a courtesy by Toni Weidman- Sailwinds Realty.  Contact the event organizers for further information.

How about Christmas In The Wild at Lowry Park Zoo.

Here’s 6 Ways To Fool Burglars Into Thinking Your Home Over the Holidays.

Looking for a Professional Pet Sitter to feed, walk and love your pets over the holidays? Or anytime: Call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC at 727-359-9518. Come to our Trinity Pets Yappy Hour at Varsity Club. We have fun and you can bring your dog.

Toni Weidman, GRI
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Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

Bark On The Beach – New Port Richey

Bark On The Beach – New Port Richey is a fun, doggy event being held at  Robert K. Rees Memorial Park (AKA Green Key Beach for us long time residents). 4835 Green Key Road, New Port Richey 34652.

Bark At The Beach - New Port Richey*Photo Courtesy of Pasco Parks and Recreation

Bark On The Beach is set for the following dates in 2018-2019

-Saturday, November 10, 2018
~Saturday, December 8, 2018
~Saturday, January 12, 2019
~Saturday, February 9, 2019

Be sure to provide proof of current vaccination records to this FREE event. Toys are welcomed!

Bark On The Beach – New Port Richey

Pasco County Parks and Recreation host this Saturday event, Dec 09, from 8 am to 11 am. A reminder: Be sure to bring current proof of vaccinations with you to this free event. You can reach their website here.

And check their Facebook page here.  Or their phone is: 727-942-7439.

You can reach Green Key Road off US 19. just north of Main St., Head West. There no longer is a $2.00 parking fee there.

You can click here for a map of the area. 

Bark On The Beach - New Port RicheyFrom Pasco Parks and Recreation: “The Parks, Recreation & Natural Resources Department currently manages 35 parks providing a variety of recreational opportunities for the residents of Pasco County; from wilderness camping to programmed sports.

Parks, facilities and programs help drive the economy and provide for individual and community health by offering opportunities for physical activity, social gathering, mental rejuvenation and personal development. Parks also provide natural and wild areas which allow visitors to enjoy and explore Florida’s environment.” 

*Goldie photo from Pinterest.

What About The Weather

Saturday will be a great day to get out and give your pooch some exercise to work off the stress of Halloween. (See How To Keep Your Pet Safe on Halloween).

This info about Bark On The Beach – New Port Richey is courtesy of New Port Richey Parks & Recreation.

Come to Trinity Pets Yappy Hour and bring your best friend. We love Animal Rescues and pets.

If you need a pet sitter; call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC. at 727-359-9516. 

Read info about River Crossing in New Port Richey.

Hope to see you at one or maybe two events.
Have You been to Spinner’s Revolving Bistro yet?

Toni Weidman, GRI
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Sailwinds Realty
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Bark On The Beach – New Port Richey

Timber Greens Community Garage Sale

Timber Greens Community Garage Sale  Is Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm.  This is a highly anticipated Timber Greens event and cars will be lined up outside the community.  

Timber Greens Community Garage Sale Info.

Timber Greens Community Garage SaleTimber Greens Country Club is located in New Port Richey, FL. The entrance is on the north side of River Crossing Blvd. between Little Road and Starkey Blvd. 

Timber Greens is a 55 plus golfing community that is gated and has guards, please follow the guards’ directions on your way into the sale. There will also be golfers coming in so let them play through.

At Timber Greens Community Garage Sale the food court will feature Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Chips and Soda along with PAR-T-Cake the Clown. 

Timber Greens Community Garage Sale

Is always lots of fun and who knows what treasures await you there.

Trinity Pet SittersIf you need a pet sitter while you’re out doing the garage/community sales circuit, call Trinity Pet Sitters at 727-359-9518. Visit the Trinity Pets Yappy Hour here.

You might like to see some of our Timber Greens  wildlife here.

This local event information brought to you as a courtesy by Toni Weidman- Sailwinds Realty.  Contact the event organizers for further information. Check out the website here.

Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate
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Timber Greens Community Garage Sale