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Fireworks Celebrations Pasco-Pinellas 2017

Fireworks Celebrations Pasco-Pinellas  2017

It is almost July and once it’s here, it will be July 4th in next to no time. Some celebrations start on June 30th because it’s a Friday.  Let’s see what we can find.

Fireworks Celebrations Pasco-Pinellas 2017
Fireworks Celebrations Pasco-Pinellas 2017

Pasco County

KIAfest Main Street Blast is June 30-July 1 at Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey. The fireworks display is Saturday, 9 pm.  More Info

City of Port Richey & Bayou Business Assoc. Fireworks Display. Port Richey will be hosting  it on July 4th at 8:45 pm.  This  can be viewed from Waterfront Park, 8119 Old Post Rd., Port Richey. More Info

Sparklebration And Fireworks is on July 4th at the Pasco County Fairgrounds and runs from 4 pm-10 pm. Contests, entertainment, petting zoo, family fun, food courts, and fireworks. Pasco County Fairgrounds is at 36722 SR 52, Dade City.  Admission is $5.00, parking is $5.00, kids under 12 are free.  More Info


Pinellas County

Fireworks across the Bay Celebration in St. Pete

Tuesday, July 4 at 9 p.m. along the waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg Annual fireworks display. Fireworks scheduled to begin at 9 p.m., weather permitting. Time may vary starting as early as 8:30 p.m. or as late as 10 p.m. No alcohol or personal fireworks permitted.  Read More

Fireworks at Dunedin Blue Jays Game

Monday, July 3 at 5 p.m.Monday, July 3 at 5 p.m. Celebrate America’s favorite weekend with a FREE baseball game. The Dunedin Blue Jays take on the Tampa Yankees at 5 p.m. Get there early to get your free ticket. Also, enjoy post-game fireworks to cap off your evening. Read More

Fireworks Celebrations Pasco-Pinellas 2017

 

4th of July Celebration in Gulfport

Tuesday July 4 ccelebrate Independence Day all day long with fun kids activities, food, and arts and crafts vendors along with live entertainment!  Visit Gulfport’s Downtown Waterfront District beginning at 2 p.m. for a great family friendly 4th of July block party. The fireworks spectacular will kick off at 9 p.m. on the Gulfport beach near the Gulfport Casino.

Address: 5500 Shore Blvd S. Gulfport, FL 33707
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Clearwater Celebrates America

Tuesday, July 4, Coachman Park, downtown Clearwater. Watch the largest fireworks show in the Tampa Bay area at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater. The free family celebration features music, food, drinks, local vendors and family friendly activities. Gates open at 4 p.m. Music will begin at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m.

Address: 601 Coachman Rd. Clearwater, FL 33765
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Largo 4th of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, Largo Central Park and enjoy great food, live entertainment and activities for all ages, followed by a spectacular fireworks show starting at 9:15 p.m. Read More

Don’t forget the pie-eating contest or try you luck at the watermelon seed spitting contest. The event is kicks off at 6 p.m. Admission to the event is free.

Address: 101 3rd St SE Largo, FL 33771
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Fireworks Celebrations Pasco-Pinellas 2017

Safety Harbor 4th of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, Main Street, Safety Harbor

A family celebration July 4th Safety Harbor style. The day will start with a patriotic parade down Main Street from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be children’s activities, live entertainment, food vendors and plenty of fun for the whole family starting at 5 p.m. Grab a good seat in the marina or the waterfront park. A fireworks display lights up the sky at 9 p.m.

Address: Waterfront Park Safety Harbor, FL 34695
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Independence Day Celebration at Great Explorations

Tuesday, July 4, Great Explorations Children’s Museum, St. Petersburg. Patriotic happenings throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Challenge you friends in the red, white and blue relay at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.  

Admission: $10 for ages 1-54, $9 for ages 55 and up. Free admission for all members of the military. 
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Finally, I hope this will help you look forward to your July 4th family fun. Stay safe and please keep your pets inside and safe too.

Toni Weidman
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Hurricane Names 2017 Eastern US

Hurricane Names 2017 Eastern US

According to the Old Farmers Almanac, the name hurricane  is from the Native American word Hurakons meaning a great spirit who commanded the east wind. Spanish explorers used the word and named the storms after patron saints. 

Hurricane Names 2017 Eastern US

Hurricane Names 2017 Eastern US

An Australian weatherman gave a storm the first female name and meteorologists in the military named the storms after their wives/girlfriends. Someone named Bob was the first male recipient of a Hurricane named after him. 

Every six years, a whole set of new names is picked by the World Meteorological Organization. Names of very bad storms are never used again. No-one wants a storm to be named Katrina ever again.

HURRICANE NAMES FOR 2017

ATLANTIC TROPICAL (AND SUBTROPICAL) STORM NAMES FOR 2017

Arlene Harvey Ophelia
Bret Irma Philippe
Cindy Jose Rina
Don Katia Sean
Emily Lee Tammy
Franklin Maria Vince
Gert Nate Whitney

 

Use the Safir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale to determine wind speeds . 

Category Average Wind (mph) Representative Hurricanes
Category One      74 – 95 Danny; 1997
Category Two      96 – 110 Bonnie & Georges; 1998
Category Three      111 – 129 Rita; 2005
Category Four      130 – 156 Charley; 2004
Category Five      157 + Andrew; 1992

Retired Atlantic Hurricane names

About 39% of hurricanes striking the U.S. hit Florida; and two-thirds of the strongest hurricanes (class 4-5) hit Florida or Texas. View the Retired Hurricane names and year Retired Atlantic Hurricane Names

Finally,  here’s a comprehensive list of supplies you may need when a hurricane blows our way.  Hurricane Supply Lists

You might want to check out these articles.

Keep Your Pets Safe during a Hurricane

Hurricane Turned Church Around

Hurricane Safety For Fido and Fluffy

Be sure to keep an eye on the weather when the meteorologists start talking about a storm developing in our part of the world. And, if you’re closing on a house, be aware that the closing could be delayed: insurance is not issued while the storm is in our area.  Stay Safe!

Toni Weidman
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Main Street Blast- New Port Richey FL 2017

Main Street Blast- New Port Richey FL 2017

KIAfest Main Street Blast is once again set for Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1, 2017. This ever-popular event is returning to the newly designed Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey and promises to keep you busy all day until the fireworks at 9 pm on Saturday. 

Main Street Blast- New Port Richey FL 2017

Main Street Blast- New Port Richey FL 2017Enjoy rock music, food & beverages, Beer Garden, Military Vehicles on display, kids’ games and more at the 18th Annual Main Street Blast.  And, on Saturday, a classic/custom car show too from 4 – 8 pm.

There will be 2 days of free concerts. And, grab a group of buddies and enter the Trolley Pull. First and Second Place teams win prizes. 

Finish off the fun on Saturday with a fabulous fireworks display cosponsored by Friendly KIA and Greg Henry Restoration over Orange Lake (weather/conditions permitting) but get there early, more than 25,000 people enjoyed New Port Richey’s fireworks display last year!

Main Street Blast- New Port Richey FL 2017

Main Street Blast- New Port Richey FL 2017

This event received “Honor Award for Best Event Main Street Event” by Florida’s Secretary of State and was named one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by Southeast Tourism magazine.  

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY

5:00            Event Opens/National Anthem

 Music starts at 5 PM

              5-6:30      SPF40                              
              7-8:30     Twinkle  Rock-Soul Radio 
              9-10:30    Black Honkeys

Main Stage Sims Park  – SATURDAY

12:00 Noon – Event opens, music and announcements

Food Vendors, Beer Garden, Arts and Crafts, Kid’s Games, Commercial Vendor Exhibits
Food Court, Crafters, Commercial Vendors

Music starts at 1 PM

          1-2:30    Local Opener TBD
          3-4:30.   TBD 
          5-6:30    Barefoot Bob & the Hope
          7-8:30.   Natural Wonder (Stevie)
          9-10:30 Never Stop Belvn (Journey)

 2:00–  4th Annual friendly KIA Trolley Pull
Grand Boulevard between Bank and the MNO Center at 2:00 pm ENTRY FEE $150     Grand Prize $500!!                                                                    Saturday Team Registrations 12 noon to 1:30 pm

2:30 announcement of Trolley Pull Winners  

So, pack your sunglasses, hats and water and head over to Sims Park on Friday or Saturday.

Toni Weidman
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Main Street Blast- New Port Richey FL 2017

                           

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Car Show Celebrates Father’s Day-June 17

Car Show Celebrates Father’s Day-June 17 at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens on the corner of Trouble Creek and Madison in New Port Richey. The address is 4244 Madison Street. It’s Saturday, the day before Father’s Day. 

The show is from 10 am to 3 pm.

Registration is $10 per car to enter; any make, model or year. Public is free to come and look.  For further information, call 727-845-8708. 

Entertainment in the form of “The String Beings” will be there,  and a free raffle and food trucks for your dining pleasure.

Car Show Celebrates Father’s Day-June 17

Car Show Celebrates Father's Day-June 17

Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens is on Madison but also on Trouble Creek. Please enter at the front on Madison. See the location here.

The idea is to have a great day looking at classic and custom cars, then go buy one for Dad  🙂 .  Be sure to wear sunscreen so you don’t freckle and a hat always makes good sense too. Bring water to stay hydrated.

Finally, if you love your dog, you might want to check out our Trinity Yappy Hour which is held the second Wednesday of every month except December. It’s a Fiddlers Green and you can bring your furry best friend. 

This local information brought to you by Toni Weidman, Florida Luxury Realty. Please contact the organizers for more information.

Toni Weidman
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Home Sales 2017 New Port Richey-Trinity FL

Home Sales 2017 New Port Richey-Trinity FL

New Port Richey is a large area which includes both the City of New Port Richey and the Trinity area. And stretches into portions of Port Richey-Hudson geographical locations.

Home Sales 2017 New Port Richey-Trinity FL

I’ve combined all New Port Richey Zip Codes for this report including: 34652, 34653, 34654, 34655. Single Family Homes in those zip codes for year-to-date. As a result: Trinity will also be in it.

We have lots of fun events here in our area. For instance: Trinity Yappy Hour at Fiddlers Green. It’s a great way to have dinner with your furry babies. Read about it here

Home Sales 2017 New Port Richey-Trinity FL

Home Sales 2017 New Port Richey-Trinity FL

Homes For Sale total 508 (Single Family Homes)
Lowest List Price: $35,000 in Fosse Heights; 1,037 sf a 2/1 built in 1966.
Highest List Price: $2,286,000 in Florencia at Champions Club for 5,143 sf 4/3 with pool, built 2017. 

Pending at this time: 261
Ranging from $34,200. in Moon Lake to $886,000. at Schooner Place. We will know about these after they close.

Homes Sold since the beginning of 2017 total 1,010.
Starting at $12,000 in Lake Worrel Acres for 798 sf, 2/1 built in 1959.
Highest Sold Price: $750,000. in Florencia at Champions Club for 3,800 sf, 4/3 with pool.

Average of Solds
List Price: $206,539.
Closed Price: $199,621
Days On Market: 55
Sold Price/List Price Ratio: 97%

Median of Solds
List Price: $184,900
Closed Price:  $181,500
Days On Market: 25
Sold Price/List Price Ratio: 97%
Bank-owned: 78
Short Sale 19

In conclusion

Prices are still rising and sales are high; however, with the inventory dropping lower after all these sales, it has gotten much harder for buyers  to find the right home in their price range. Each rise in prices shrinks the available inventory for buyers in specific price ranges. 

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If you have questions about the market or how to make your home sale-able,  give us a call. We’ll answer your questions.

Toni Weidman
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Florida Luxury
727-237-0083

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 Trinity Yappy Hour June 2017 -Fiddlers Green

Trinity Yappy Hour June 2017 At Fiddlers Green is on June 14, 2017 at 6pm.

Trinity Yappy Hour is a fun get-together for people and their furry best friends. Our aim is to provide funds for the Rescue and to make people aware of their organization. We are outside on the front patio so we can bring them along. Everyone has the best time and enjoys getting to know others.  

Trinity Yappy Hour June 2017

And we have just started a new program: each month we have a local business in the community designated as a Platinum sponsor. June’s sponsor is Doran, Beam & Farrell-Pasco Law Team   (They always come through for the community).

Trinity Yappy Hour June 2017 -Fiddlers Green

 

A different Animal Rescue group is featured each month; this month it is Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions A new rescue in our area, theirewebsite isn’t finished yet. 

Our 2017 Schedule

Month Rescue Sponsor
July Cindy’s Pets  
August D.A.R.E Lisa Lombardi-Nilsen Security National Mortgage
September SPCA  
October Rugaz Rescue Toni Weidman Homes For Sale
November Cooper Cares Barry Horvath
December No Trinity Yappy Hour Happy Holidays

As you can see, we need sponsors for July and September; if you would like to be one, please get in touch with me or Liz Sevier. It is $100. and the check is made out to the Rescue of the Month. It will be presented at their Yappy Hour.

Liz Sevier, Stay At Home Pet Sitter, and Toni Weidman, Florida Luxury Realty are the organizers and admin for Trinity Yappy Hour.

Trinity Yappy Hour June 2017

Fiddlers Green does a great job.  A special menu is available for the dogs; and for the humans?  You can have a delicious cheese burger for $5.00. (My friend, George Kerns, says it’s the best cheeseburger!)

Special menu for dogs:

German Shepard’s Pie
Boxer Burger
Scooby Snacks & Fresh Water

Fiddlers Green is at 7813 Mitchell Blvd. On the north side of Mitchell in New Port Richey, FL .

  Call (727) 807-3268 for directions.  Or visit their website here  for the menu and events. (West of YMCA).

In July, we will feature Cindys Pets as our Rescue group. Last month, we featured Cooper Cares and had a fabulous time with that great bunch of people and dogs. Click here to see Trinity Yappy Hour May

Toni Weidman
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Fairway Springs Home Pending-New Port Richey

Fairway Springs Home Pending – New Port Richey

This appealing home came back on the market (through no fault of it’s own) and was quickly under contract again.

Fairway Springs Home Pending – New Port Richey, FL.

A 3 bedroom/2 bath home with a 2 car garage;  1,677 sf, spacious great room with a wood-burning fireplace and vaulted ceiling, sliding glass doors open to the enclosed lanai.  A gracious dining room, light and bright breakfast room next to the kitchen. and a generous master bedroom, and bath with his/her sinks. 

Fairway Springs Home Pending

View virtual tour here 

The kitchen has a sunny breakfast room with a bay style window so you can enjoy casual meals and watch the birds outside. The roof is 5 years old. And the a/c was recently replaced. There’s a Sentricon system for termite protection.

The third bedroom with sliding pocket doors can have many different purposes such as an office, a media room, den, or a third bedroom if needed. The two bedrooms and family room are newly carpeted. This home is listed at $189,900. 

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Fairway Springs is located on SR 54 in New Port Richey, FL. With easy access to Tampa and the Clearwater areas.

Fairway Springs is a great family-friendly neighbor-hood, with no age restrictions. And the kids attend school at Long Leaf Elementary; Seven Springs Middle, and  James W. Mitchell High School.  (View previous post here)

HOA fees at Fairway Springs are $280/annually for the pool/clubhouse and common areas. Lawn maintenance is up to the owners. Pets are allowed.

If you have questions, or would like to see homes in Fairway Springs, contact me.

Toni Weidman
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Florida Luxury
727-237-0083

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Fairway Springs Home Pending – New Port Richey, FL.

 

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New Port Richey Home For Sale

New Port Richey Home For Sale

Fairway Springs is located on SR 54 in New Port Richey, FL. and this lovely home is available to purchase.  The home is back on the market through no fault of its own.

This home is now Pending

New Port Richey Home For Sale

A 3 bedroom/2 bath home with a 2 car garage;  1,677 sf, spacious great room with a wood-burning fireplace and vaulted ceiling, sliding glass doors open to the enclosed lanai.  A gracious dining room, light and bright breakfast room next to the kitchen. and a generous master bedroom, and bath with his/her sinks. 

The kitchen has a sunny breakfast room with a bay style window so you can enjoy casual meals and watch the birds outside. The roof is 5 years old. And the a/c was recently replaced. There’s a Sentricon system for termite protection.

The third bedroom with sliding pocket doors can have many different purposes such as an office, a media room, den, or a third bedroom if needed. The two bedrooms and family room are newly carpeted. This home is listed at $189,000. HOA fees at Fairway Springs are $280/annually for the pool/clubhouse and common areas.

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Fairway Springs is a family friendly neighborhood, with no age restrictions. Children attend school at Long Leaf Elementary; Seven Springs Middle, and James W. Mitchell High School. The buses pick up outside the Clubhouse.  You can search Pasco County school boundaries here

Pets are allowed in Fairway Springs. If you would like more information about this lovely home, contact us; we will be happy to answer your questions. 

To search Homes For Sale, click here.

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
Florida Luxury Realty
727-237-0083
 

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Woofstock 2017 Land O’Lakes FL

Woofstock 2017 Land O’Lakes FL is Saturday May 20 at Florida Estates Winery,  25241 SR 52. This is the Third Annual 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 2017 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 additional information or volunteer opportunities.or call (813) 929-1212, (352) 521-5194, or (727) 834-3216.”

Woofstock 2017 Land O’Lakes FL

Florida Estates Winery  is the pretty venue for this Woofstock 2017 Land O'Lakes FLgreat event so come on out and support Pasco’s Animal Services Unit.  It starts at 11 am and goes through to 4 pm.  Music, and food and wine will be available to purchase. The owner answers any wine questions you have. Wine-related items available to purchase along with different varieties of wine. A big thanks to Florida Estates Winery for making it possible to have this event at their facility.

Yappy Hour Trinity At Fiddlers Green-May 10Be sure to come out and support our Pasco County Animal Services for all the work they do in helping the homeless animals. 

Toni Weidman
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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo Summer Camp

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo Summer Camp 

Summer Camp at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, I would have loved it as a kid. In fact, I would love it now; who wouldn’t? What a fun way to spend the summer!

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo has almost 100 Zoo summer camp programs.  And included in the price is before and after care; lunch; T-shirt; and a ticket to visit the Zoo again. Only two weeks left to sign up. Click here to register.

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Summer Camp

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo Summer Camp

This information is courtesy of Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.

  • Camps are for children currently enrolled in grades K-8.
  • Camp days are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Free extended care from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Daily lunch included. (Camper must bring refillable water bottle and two snacks)

Camp Pricing  is for 5 days or 3 days  

   5 Day
Premium Camps*
(Premium camps have a max class size of 12 students)
$320  —
General Camp (Zoo Member) 
(General camps have a max class size of 15-20 students)
$224  $135
 General Camp (Non-Zoo Member) 
(General camps have a max class size of 15-20 students)
 $280  $168
*Premium camps are indicated with an asterisk. For questions or to learn additional information about our camps call (813) 935-8552 ext. 268. 3 day camps are only available the week of 8/7 – 8/9.
 
 

Video courtesy of Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Finally, this is an exciting program and I know kids would love this. I’m sure they will be filled with anticipation for the summer. Why not take a look at their website and see what other great programs are at Zoo School.

Do you think they might start a summer camp for grown-ups?

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
To search Homes For Sale, click here
Florida Luxury Realty
727-237-8300

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