Sandbag Locations in Pasco County

Sandbag Locations in Pasco County 

With the imminent arrival of Hurricane Dorian in the next few  days, Pasco County has opened several Sandbag locations to help Pasco residents protect their property. Sand and sandbags are now available.

Moon Lake Park, 8985 Lake Dr., New Port Richey
Magnolia Valley Golf Course Clubhouse, 7223 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey
Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson
Pasco Fire Rescue Station 17, 2951 Seven Springs Blvd., New Port Richey
Land O’ Lakes Recreation Center, 3032 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes
Pasco County Public Works (C-Barn), 30908 Warder Road, San Antonio
Wesley Chapel District Park, 7727 Boyette Rd, Wesley Chapel
Old Dade City Police Station, 38042 Pasco Avenue, Dade City

Sandbag Locations in Pasco County

*Note: Sandbag locations are self-serve and are open 24 hours to Pasco County residents; however, sand will only be restocked between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Residents should bring a shovel and beprepared to fill their own sandbags. The Magnolia Valley site might have inmate assistance available during business hours.

The City of New Port Richey and the City of Zephyrhills are also providing sandbags to city residents daily at the following locations:
New Port Richey Public Works Operations Center, 6132 Pine Hill Rd (7 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Zephyrhills Fire Station 2, 6907 Dairy Rd (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

More Information

You can find more information about getting ready for a flooding or hurricane event at Pasco Emergency Management’s webpage here.

For more information about preparing for disasters – including how to sign up for emergency notifications through Alert Pasco – please visit the Pasco County Division of Emergency Management.

Sandbag Locations in Pasco County 2017

Bring shovels for filling the bags. If you need more information about flooding, go to the Office of Emergency Management, click here. We’ve had some flooding disasters in Pasco County in the last few years; let’s all hope that this doesn’t turn out to be one of those. 

The most effective placement for sandbags in a flood event includes entry and exit points of your home. Watch a Pasco County video explaining how to fill and place sandbags: How to place sandbags.

Finally, see Pet Safety in Hurricanes and a list of pet-friendly hotels.

See you on the other side. Take Care.

Toni Weidman, GRI
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Please remember to keep your pets safe and make arrangement for them if you have to evacuate.

Sandbag Locations in Pasco County

Trinity, FL – 3 Car Garage Homes for Sale

Trinity, FL – 3 Car Garage Homes For Sale. If you’re Looking For A Home With A 3+ Car Garage In Trinity, FL here’s some information for you. (12/2018). Actually this includes 3 or more garages. 

*To search for 3 Car Garage Homes in Trinity, click here. This is an interactive IDX and is always up-to-date. 

Trinity, FL - 3 Car Garage Homes for SalePhoto from Pinterest
Trinity FL Home Sales Jan-June 2019 

Trinity, FL – 3 Car Garage Homes for Sale

3+ car garage homes for sale. There are currently 38 homes on the market in Trinity, FL with 3 Car Garages. Homes are in zip code 34655 and specified as Trinity, FL.

The  homes in Trinity range from $289,000 in Heritage Springs Village for 2,090 sf of living space, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a 3 car tandem garage. Built in 2004.

The highest priced available is in Florencia at Champions Club. Listed at $1,475,000 for 4,934 sf with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, fireplace, pool, and a 3 car garage. 

How Many 3+ Garage Homes Have Sold This Year

66 homes with 3 or more garages have sold so far this year. Ranging from a sold price of $227,000 for a 1,659 sf villa with 2bedrooms/ 2baths and built in 2005 in Heritage Springs; to $1,300,000 for a 3,817 sf, 4 bedroom 4 bath home with a 3+ car garage in Florencia at Champions Club. 

If having extra garage space is important to you for storing that classic car, new boat, or jet skis just give us a call, we’ll find one for you.

Looking for a home in Trinity, FL?

Trinity Oaks Home Sales in Trinity, FL

We are always tracking the market so call us and we will work hard to find you a home with everything you want in Trinity, FL. Search for homes for sale, click here.


Do you work long hours and does your dog needs walking during the day? Going on vacation and can’t take your pets? For in your home pet sitting, call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC at 727-359-9518. Or check out their website here.

Come to Trinity Pets Yappy Hour at Varsity Club, Trinity. Look here for more info.


 Toni and Craig Weidman
Sailwinds Realty, Trinity FL

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Why Do Buyers Need An Inspection

Why Do Buyers Need An Inspection 

Did you as a seller wonder why the buyers need to do an inspection?  the sellers were still living there, using all the home’s systems so the buyers should know it all works.

When a home goes under contract,  there is a contingency Trinity FL Home Sales - January 2014that states the buyers have the right to have a professional inspection carried out within a stated period (usually 10-15 days),  and if anything is not to their satisfaction, “at the buyer’s sole discretion”;  they can void the contract and have their earnest money returned to them as long as they notify the seller in writing within a time period set on the contract.. Most of our contracts seem to be  “as is with right to inspect”. So, why do buyers need an inspection.

Why Do Buyers Need An Inspection

What is working in your home for you may not be acceptable to a buyer. You may be putting up with a dishwasher that’s not doing a great a job but you never felt the need to change it, or you may not have noticed it. It was good enough. The inspector will note the deficiency and it will be up to the buyers to say whether or not that is good enough for them.

Why Do Buyers Need An Inspection

And an inspection covers areas that most sellers may not even look at very often, like the attic, the roof, the basement if there is one, even the garage may be hiding a hazard or two. The inspector will give the buyers a written report with all his findings.

After the buyers and their agent evaluate the report; the decision is made to either continue with the contract or to void it.  If the buyer’s decision is to continue with the contract, we move on.

Why Do Buyers Need An InspectionWhat does that do for the seller? It assures them that the buyers have accepted the condition of the home (even if there were some minor issues) and the contract is continuing.

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Looking for a Professional Pet Sitter? One who is insured? Check out this one. Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.
Have you been to Trinity Pets Yappy Hour yet? We host a local Rescue each month and raise awareness and funds for them. Plus, it’s pet-friendly so you can bring your furry buddies. It’s at Varsity Club, Trinity. Check here for current info.

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River Ridge Country Club-New Port Richey

River Ridge Country Club-New Port Richey is a gated community with several different home styles available.Not to mention that the golf course weaves in and out and around the community;  because it is open to the public the residents do not pay a fee to belong to the golf course. There are fees to play golf.

River Ridge Country Club in New Port Richey

River Ridge Country Club in New Port RicheyClubhouse and pool,restaurant, pub, and pro shop.

Building started in 1999 and ran through to 2005 in River Ridge Country Club. The clubhouse and pool is for the use of the residents, with a pro-shop, pub, and restaurant within the clubhouse. There are single family homes and villas- many of the homes are on the golf course.

To explain, Homeowners fees are approximately $200/month and include outside maintenance, clubhouse and pool, and waste removal. There are no age restrictions.

Located in New Port Richey, FL off Decubellis Road close to the River Ridge Middle and High School Campus; currently there are 2 homes available in River Ridge Country Club. One is a 3/2 listed for $224,000 with 1,514 sf. built in 2007. The other is a 3/2 listed at $285,00 with 1,999 sf. and a pool built in 2005.

River Ridge Country Club in New Port Richey
There is 1 Pending at this time. A 3/2 built in 2000 with 1,806 sf.

10 homes have sold from Jan – Aug. 20 ranging in sales price from $200,000. (1514 sf, 3/2 built 2003) to $250,500 (1,806 sf, 3/2 built 2000)

Where is River Ridge Country Club

River Ridge Country Club in New Port Richey

Specifically, it’s located near Starkey Road with easy access to the Trinity shopping areas and the Publix on Ridge Road and DeCubellis Road.

If you would like to see homes in River Ridge Country Club; call us because it is gated and we have the codes. 🙂

In the meantime, to search homes for sale in River Ridge, click here.


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Looking for Professional Pet Care? Trinity Pet Sitters LLC takes care ofTrinity Pet Sitters LLC your pets in your own home. And they’re insured too. Check out our Trinity Pets Yappy Hour. At Varsity Club Trinity, the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 to 8pm.  We raise money for local Rescue organiza-tions and help build awareness of their mission.

Read about the benefits of using a professional pet sitter.

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Pool Safety For Children

Pool Safety For Children

In 2013, Florida had the highest rate in the nation) of unintentional drownings of children under the age of 5. How can that happen, you wonder. But it does, and in only a moment or two.

Firstly,  Number One Rule: Never leave children alone in the pool. Reading a book can cause you to miss things happening right in front of you. Texting or talking on your phone or tablet can be a major distraction – you might as well not be there.

Pool Safety For Children. How to prevent a disaster.

  • Never leave a child alone.
  • Teach children to swim and teach them water safety early.
  • Keep them away from pool drains or openings to prevent entanglement.
  • Learn CPR for children and adults.
  • Look in the pool first if a child is missing.
  • Install and use a lockable safety cover on your spa.
  • Install a 4 foot or higher safety fence with self-locking gates and alarms.
  • consider a surface wave or underwater alarm.

Pool Safety For ChildrenSecond, teaching kids pool safety is also important. There are games  that teach them the importance of water safety here.

Splish and Splash have 3 games that teach important lessons. There are also brochures, posters and flyers at Water Proof FL.

Something everyone should do:

Another key point, teach visitors, guests, and neighbors pool safety too.  Pool safety is everyone’s responsibility.

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Car Show For Cancer – Safety Harbor

Car Show For Cancer – Safety Harbor. The 11th Annual Drive Away Breast Cancer Car Show is Sunday, May 5, 2019. In historic Safety Harbor. 8am-5pm. 100% of proceeds will benefit USF Breast Health.

Registration of cars is 8am-10am. The show starts at 10am to 5pm. The fee is $20 pre-show; $25 the day of the show.  There will be music and entertainment all day, prizes and giveaways and a 50/50 drawing. see websites below. The show has sold out for the last two years, so try to register ahead.

Car Show For Cancer - Safety Harbor

Here’s smiling at you. At Chasco Car Show 2019

Car Show For Cancer – Safety Harbor

You’ll enjoy music and entertainment, food, raffles, giveaways, fun stuff all day long. The car show is open to the public from 10 am till 5 pm. 

And you will love the shops, restaurants, and the  atmosphere of downtown Safety Harbor. The show is on Main Street right in the heart of downtown.

The show benefits breast cancer research. You can visit their site here for more info.

You can find a map here.

This is always a great show for a great cause. Be sure to dress for hot weather, use sunscreen, wear a hat if you need it and sunglasses. Sunglasses are important to me as a survivor of Ocular Melanoma. We go to this show every year and always enjoy it. We meet friends who are classic car lovers wandering around and drooling. 

You can go to our Facebook page Classic Car Shows to read more about the many car shows in our area. You may have to scroll down 3 or 4 posts; there’s always lots of car shows!

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, start your search here. For sellers it’s a great way to see what’s happening in your neighbor hood before you decide to sell.

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Car Show For Cancer – Safety Harbor


Sugar Sand Festival-Clearwater Beach, FL

Sugar Sand Festival-Clearwater Beach, FL. The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival is happening on Clearwater Beach from April 12 to April 28, 2019.

What is Sugar Sand? Click here to find out.

World-class sculptors will be creating lovely sand sculptures from Clearwater’s gorgeous sugar sand. This year’s theme, Sugar Sand FantaSea, a Magical Adventure Above and Below the Sea, takes visitors on a magical journey through the sea. 

Sugar Sand Festival-Clearwater Beach, FLPhoto courtesy of Visit Clearwater

Sugar Sand Festival-Clearwater Beach, FL

There’s lots of entertainment and things to do: 

  • Beach Concerts.
  • Buskers (aka street performers) is live entertainment unlike any other. A street show draws its substance from its audience and incorporate their acts around the actions of those watching. 
  • Fireworks start at 9pm 4/13, 4/20, & 4/27.
  • College Cornhole Tournament.4/13 10 am.
  • The Sugar Sand Cornhole Tournament.
  • Sand Sculpting Classes are weekdays 2pm. Saturdays at 11 am., 2 pm.
  • Speed Sand Demos: the pros compete while you enjoy this interactive show. Saturday & Sunday @ 4:00.
  • Kids & parents can relax under an umbrella in the Giant Sandbox. Kids can play on Sugar Sand mounds daily.
  • The Master Sand Sculpting Competition takes place inside the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit. Seven master sand sculptors will create their own piece, in addition to the main sculptures. 
  • Every adult or senior Sugar Sand Sculpture ticket includes a free photo. Check out CCM’s Photo Stop outside the exhibit for photos of the fun.
  • Movies on the Beach begin at dusk on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Bring a blanket or low lawn chair. Popcorn and concessions available. Free.
  • Artisans and Crafters will be there to show their handmade wares.
  • The VIP Lounge is available for an extra luxury experience.

To view any of these; click the activities page here.

What does the Sugar Sand Festival cost?

General admission to the sculpture exhibit will be $10 per guest, $8 for children 4-10 years old and free for children 3 and under. This year discounted general admission tickets will only be offered on-site.  Present a valid ID/proper identification to receive a discount for the following categories:  AAA Members, Seniors (60 & up), Active & Retired Military Personnel, Police, Fire & Educators.( $8). Check out more details about the VIP and other tickets here. 

Not allowed: pets except Service Pets; tents, canopies or umbrellas; knives or weapons; glass containers or bottles; grills or hibachis.

Have a wonderful time and don’t forget the sunscreen and  those sunglasses.  

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Sugar Sand Festival-Clearwater Beach, FL

John Chesnut Cruise In The Park

John Chesnut Cruise In The Park is Saturday, April 27, 2019. Another great car show and John Chesnut Sr. Park is a delightful place to have it. We, of course, go every year and meet our AACA Car Club friends.

Where is John Chesnut Park? 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor, FL. (It’s where our car club usually holds its annual picnics on Lake Tarpon). The views are spectacular. This post updated 3/2018.

Car Show At Shops At Wiregrass

John Chesnut Cruise In The Park

The show is open to Classic and Custom Cars and Trucks.

The registration price, if you register prior to April 24, is $15.00.. When Is It? April 27, 2019 Registration is $20 day of show. Registration starts at 9 am to 11 am. Show hours are 10 am to 3 pm. Over 60 trophies to be awarded and the show will go on rain or shine. Spectator admission is free. Lots of trees will give shade but be sure to wear sunscreen, and a hat or visor, and sunglasses.  And drink lots of water.

This is a family fun show run by Rotary Club of East Lake Sunrise to help local charities.  


For a printable flyer; click here John Chesnut Park Car Show

And, you can go to the event page:  East Lake Rotary Sunrise here.

A DJ and entertainment, a bounce house, YMCA Healthy Kids Day Activities, and lots more will be part of the fun. Food and beverages will be available to purchase. Kids will enjoy the many fun things to do and so will you. 

John Chesnut Sr. Park

John Chesnut Sr. Park (aka Brooker Creek) is really one of the prettiest parks in the area. If you head over to the boat ramp area, there’s a tower you can climb and look over a huge part of Lake Tarpon. Bring your cameras. And parking is free at Pinellas County Parks.

The pictures above are taken from a wooden walkway that takes you along the edge of the lake and there are always interesting things to see. We’ve walked there  with Herons or Egrets standing on the walkway handrails just watching us stroll by. Gators swim by in the water.

Finally, I hope to see you there. I’ll be wearing the hat.  🙂 

Do you need a Professional Pet Sitter when you go on a pet-less vacation? Or when you work those extra shifts? Call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC at 727-359-9518.

Or come to our Trinity Pets Yappy Hour at Varsity Club. You can bring your dogs and help a local Rescue at the same time. We feature a different rescue each month. 

Start Your Engines Trinity 2018

Classic Cars and A Skeleton at Wiregrass

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John Chesnut Cruise In The Park-Palm Harbor FL

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival 2019

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival 2019.  I love this time of year, all the really good things happen now like the Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival on Spring Bayou on March 9 and 10, 2019. 

This is the best Fine Arts Show and always has tons of people. It’s along the water at Spring Bayou and you will love the trees, the view and the art.

 Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival - 2018

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival - 2017Pictures by Toni from 2016 Festival

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival 2019

According to the Tarpon Springs Chamber “This is one of the premier Fine Arts Festivals in the Southeast. The 45th Annual Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, March 9,  9am-5pm and Sunday, March 10, 10am-5pm. More than 200 juried, artists under the trees and along the bayou. There will be live entertainment both days of the event. Food & drinks will be available for purchase.”

We go every year and wouldn’t miss it.. The art exhibited is always so amazing and so beautiful. And it’s such a gorgeous spot to spend some time in the spring weather. .

“The featured artist is a local artist that is well-known and respected in the community. 

Details: Parking, Admission

Parking can be a problem so there are free shuttles and parking including wheelchair accessible. The shuttles will be running every 15 minutes from Tarpon Tower at 905 E. Martin Luther King Drive, Tarpon Springs. FL 34689. 

Admission is $5.00 with no charge for children under 12 or active duty military.

If you need to GPS it, the address is 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs 34689. It is at Craig Park on Spring Bayou.

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival - 2018Tarpon Springs Fine Art Festival will take place rain or shine. Pets and coolers not allowed. The boat ramp and parking lot at Craig Park will be closed.

Finally, contact info 727-937-5109 or check the Facebook page here.

Take a look at Brooker Creek Preserve in Pinellas County.

And, Craig Park in Tarpon Springs

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Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival 2019

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2018

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 7, 2018. from 5 pm to 10 pm. The Tree Lighting Ceremony is at 6 pm.  Event here.

Snow Place Like Tarpon SpringsPicture courtesy the Merchants Association

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2018

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 Hay ride
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.

Who To Contact If You Need More Info

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 Sailwinds Realty and Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.  Please contact the organizers at the sites above for more information.

Have you been to our  Trinity Pets Yappy Hour yet?  We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month except July, August and December at Varsity Club on Little Road in New Port Richey, FL. Info here.

Toni Weidman, GRI
Sailwinds Realty
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Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2018