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Pasco Pet Fest 2016 Florida Estates Winery

Pasco Pet Fest 2016 is in it’s fourth year and promises to be better than ever.  It is being held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Florida Estates Winery on SR 52 from 11 am to 3 pm.

Pasco Pet Fest 2016

Florida Estates Winery is located at 25241 Highway 52, Land O’Lakes, FL.

There will be vendors selling unique items including all kinds of pet-centered products, live music, food, and since it is a winery, wine-tasting will be available.  Also, raffles, pets for adoption and other activities.

Pasco Pet Fest 2016

This year’s beneficiary is The Furbabies Foundation, Inc., a great organization that fosters and finds homes for homeless pets.

Pasco Pet Fest 2016

You can find out more about the Pet Fest  at their Facebook page. Also, take a look at Doggy Cakes who is sponsoring the event. Doggy Cakes here.

So, if you’re looking for something fun to do, especially if you’re an animal lover, head out to Florida Estates Winery on Saturday. It will be a fur-filled and fun-filled day.

Pasco Pet Fest 2016To get to Florida Estates Winery head east on State Road 52 (or west if you’re coming from that direction. You can reach it from I-75). 

Be sure to splash on the sunscreen, maybe wear a hat, and don’t forget your sunglasses. It may be Autumn somewhere but here in our area, it’s still hot and sunny. 

This event is brought to you as a courtesy by Toni Weidman of Florida Luxury Realty.  If you have further questions, please contact Pasco Pet Fest at their Facebook page above. To take a look at last year’s post, click here.

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Pasco Pet Fest 2016

Classic Cars & Skeleton – Shops At Wiregrass

Classic Cars & Skeleton – Shops At Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. Shops At Wiregrass has a car show just about each month. And, we had time last weekend to go to this one. You can check out their  event schedule here.

The next Cruisin’ At Wiregrass Car and Truck show is Oct. 2, noon to 6pm. 

To quote Wiregrass: Classic cars and great shopping just seem to go together at The Shops at Wiregrass! Nearly 200 antique, classic and custom cars line the Wiregrass streets as thousands come to enjoy these rare beauties.” Those registering cars should be there between 10am and 12 noon. For car registration information, visit here

With this in mind, let’s get back to:

Classic Cars & Skeleton – Shops At Wiregrass

First, here’s the skeleton part.

Classic Cars & Skeleton - Shops At Wiregrass

To begin with, this guy/gal was just lounging around at Pottery Barn waiting for cooler weather to happen.  He’s very quiet and, in fact, seemed to be asleep. I just couldn’t pass him/her by without a picture.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Horseback Div. was there too.

Second, the classic cars:

It’s always fun to go to a car show, you get to see the most beautiful cars, trucks and motor cycles. Classics that are polished and shined to the max.  Custom cars and trucks that make you say wow.  The added bonus at Shops At Wiregrass is that you can pop into your favorite stores; or take a break and have lunch at a great restaurant. (There are lots of them there).

We go quite often and there is always something fun going on. We especially enjoy the Musical Christmas Tree at the holiday season. Several pet events are fun: the dogs are wearing costumes.

I hope you enjoyed the car show and the skeleton.

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
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Classic Cars & Skeleton - Shops At Wiregrass

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Dancing Skeleton Clip Art courtesy of Pandaclip.com; collage by Toni.

Classic Cars & Skeleton – Shops At Wiregrass

Coastal CleanUp Day 2016

Coastal CleanUp Day 2016 is Saturday, Sept. 17. 8 am to 12 pm (noon).

Keep Pasco Beautiful is partnering with Pasco County to organize the annual International Coastal Clean Up. Each year, volunteers band together to pick up trash along fragile coastal waterways and in Pasco County streets.

There will be teams participating in locations throughout Pasco County. Sites include Anclote Gulf Park and Strauber Memorial Highway in Holiday, City of New Port Richey, Werner-Boyce State Park in Port Richey, Hudson Beach in Hudson, Lacoochee, City of Dade City, Land O’ Lakes, Wesley Chapel and Crystal Springs. Supplies such as trash bags and water are provided.

To find out how you can volunteer with the Pasco County Coastal Cleanup call (727) 856-7252 or email kking@pascocountyfl.net .

Coastal CleanUp Day 2016

Coastal CleanUp Day 2016

In fact, Coastal Clean Up Day has been happening since 1985 when a group of volunteers met at beaches and coastal waterways to take part in Coastal Clean-up Day by the Ocean Conservancy. Beach clean-up is necessary to our health, our wildlife, and the economy. You can take a look at my 2015 Coastal Clean Up post for more information.

Florida does it’s part;  in 2014, 23,000 volunteers picked up 285,000 lbs. of trash from beaches and waterways in the state. Furthermore, if you wish to participate in the clean-up; click here to visit the Ocean Conservancy website.  Most state parks waive entrance fees for clean-up volunteers. 

To quote Ocean Conservancy:  Three decades of Cleanups have yielded more than 210 million pounds of trash being collected and saved from polluting our ocean. Over 11.5 million volunteers have covered more than 360,000 miles of coastlines across the world.” “More than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800, 000 volunteers during the 2015 clean-up”

Keep Our Oceans Clean

Finally, help keep our oceans clean and healthy for us and all the ocean creatures. Two things you can do is skip the straw when you order beverages, and use reusable water bottles instead of throw-aways. 

Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate
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Florida Luxury Realty
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Coastal CleanUp Day 2016

 

Primary Early Voting Pasco 2016

Primary Early Voting Pasco 2016 begins Saturday, August 20, 2016 and continues through (including Sunday) till August 27. The actual election day is August 30. If you don’t make any of the early voting times, you will have to wait until the following Tuesday, August 30 to vote in your precinct.

First, early voting hours are Monday through Friday: 8 am to 6 pm. Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm. Be sure to bring and photo/signature ID with you. A Florida Driver’s License is Primary Early Voting Pasco 2016perfect!

You will be provided with a ballot form and a marking device so no need to bring a #2 pencil with you  🙂 .

Primary Early Voting Pasco 2016

Meanwhile, now that you know what hours to vote, here are the locations:

West Pasco Government Center
Supervisor of Elections Office

8731 Citizens Drive, Suite 110 (off Little)
New Port Richey, FL 34654 

Regency Park Branch Library
9701 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654

Hudson Regional LIbrary
8012 Library Road (off Fivay)
Hudson, FL 34667

South Holiday Branch Library
4649 Mile Stretch Dr., 
Holiday, FL 34690

East Pasco Government Center
14236 6th Street

Dade City, FL 33523

New River Branch Library
34043 State Road 54
Zephyrhills, FL 33543

Quail Hollow Country Club
6225 Old Pasco Road

Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Land O’ Lakes Branch Library
2818 Collier Parkway
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34630

Finally, if you have any questions, contact the Supervisor of Election’s Office at 800-851-8754.  Check their website here for directions and voting wait times.

And, I want you to get going and vote early: you will receive a very cool sticker to wear for the rest of the day!
Primary Early Voting Pasco 2016
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Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate
Florida Luxury Realty
727-237-0083

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Primary Early Voting Pasco 2016

Stuff The Bus Needs Volunteers

Stuff The Bus Needs Volunteers for the 2016 school supplies event.

While most families enjoy going shopping to purchase school supplies, many families struggle to give their children the school supplies they need; in other words, many of our teachers spend their own money to enhance children’s experience in the classroom. 

Stuff The Bus Needs Volunteers

From Melissa Velez of United Way Pasco

We need volunteers especially for Sunday July 31 at the Walmart’s in Port Richey and Hudson. 

Stuff The Bus Needs VolunteersWe are in need of volunteers for the 6th Annual Stuff The Bus For Teachers school supply drive.    United Way of Pasco conducts this county wide drive partnering with the Pasco County School district.   We have over 1,000 teachers that have signed up for their free box of supplies.    Please see attached  flyer with Walmart donation sites starting Friday July 29 – Sunday, July 31.   We also have sort and pack days which is Monday August 1 and Tuesday August 2 at Ridgewood HS in New Port Richey.  This is where we itemize and pack boxes for the teachers.  Plenty of volunteer hours – great for students that need hours for scholarships, all ages welcome!  (Under 18 must be with an adult).


Donation site duties for volunteers:

  • Hand out Shopping Supply List
  • Collect school supply donations
  • STUFF them in the bus
  • Help sort and organize the supplies in the school bus
  • Volunteer shifts at donations sites are 3 hour shifts from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  This will be outdoors.  Please dress appropriately for warm weather, sunscreen, hats.  Recommend bringing a cooler to keep your drinks cold.  Water bottles will be provided on bus. 

Sign up to volunteer, click here. 

To print this page, click the print button below.

Stuff The Bus Needs Volunteers


To emphasize; United Way of Pasco conducts this county wide drive partnering with the Pasco County School district.   With this in mind, you might like to know there are already over 1,000 teachers signed up for their free box of supplies.  Please help if you can.

This local information brought to you by:

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
To search homes for sale, click here.
Florida Luxury Realty
727-237-0083

Stuff The Bus Needs Volunteers

Wine And Wheels Car Show At Starkey Ranch

Wine And Wheels Car Show is Saturday, July 16, 2016. at Whitfield Park in Starkey Ranch from 11 am to 2 pm. More importantly, there is no registration charge to classic car owners. The show is free.

Wine And Wheels Car Show

Photo by Toni at Autos For Autism in Tarpon Springs, FL

Although this is only the 2nd Annual Wine and Wheels Car Show, the organizers advise you register early as space is limited. The registration form is here; and you can submit it directly to them on the page.

You will enjoy viewing a variety of antique and classic vehicles while stopping to chat with car owners about their beautiful babies; they are so proud of them; purchase food favorites from the concession of Seven Springs Rotary Club’s grill; and, enjoy complimentary wine from Taste of Wine. 

Especially enjoy the park views and golden oldies music.

Now to the business of where is Starkey Ranch? Does anyone not know where it is? Head east from the Trinity area, or west from the Suncoast Parkway on State Road 54. Look for it on the north side of SR 54.

Wine And Wheels Car Show

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You will explore Starkey Ranch’s Whitfield Park; with its 3 acre playground, pavilion, dog parks, and beautiful trees.  A 5 mile walking/biking trail awaits. With this in mind, a full-time Parks and Recreation Director and staff members will be on hand to involve you in many activities. In particular, the Whitfield Park Pool and Splashpad is about to be started. (for residents). 

Stop in and take a look at the new homes being built at Whitfield Park. They are gorgeous. Look here.

Call us if you’re thinking of taking a look at the new homes. Or search homes here.  We will help you find what you’re looking for.

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

Meanwhile,
Save A Life – Adopt A Shelter Pet.

Wine And Wheels Car Show

Fireworks Around Pasco County 2016

Fireworks Around Pasco County 2016. July 4th is just a few days away. Get your red, white, and blue on. Think about it, hot-dogs, music, ice-cream, fireworks and more fireworks. To be sure, it seems like I just posted these events for last year. In fact, here are several fireworks displays that may be of interest to you. 

There are many Fireworks Displays scheduled so let’s get to them.

Fireworks Around Pasco County 2016

Fireworks Around Pasco County 2016

Kiafest Mainstreet Blast is one of New Port Richey’s biggest celebrations.  However it is held on July 1 and 2nd (Friday and Saturday). Classic Rock music, food and beverages,  military vehicles on display, the beer garden, and the big finish, ends with lots of fireworks on Saturday over Orange Lake at 9:15. Kiafest will open at 5 pm to 11 pm Friday; as well as Saturday, noon to 11 pm.  More Info here.

Sparklebration at Pasco County Fairgrounds on July 4th from 4 to 9:30 pm.  Admission is $5; children under 12 are free. You will have live entertainment, eating contests, bounce houses, pony rides, petting zoo, games, skydivers and, of course, a fireworks display.  Best bring a blanket or chairs! Parking is also $5.00. For more information, click here.

Tarpon Springs Fireworks  starts in Craig Park with a patriotic picnic  at 10 am to 2 pm July 4th.  Later, fireworks will explode after sunset (after 8 pm according to the website) at Fred Howard Park. View more info here.  click on calendar, then event.

Clearwater Celebrates America is a huge event in Coachman Park at 301 Drew Street. A free event, the party starts at 4 pm, July 4th, live entertainment includes the Coachman Park Pops Orchestra. The Clearwater Gas Company presents Spark the Sky Fireworks show at approximately 9:30 pm. More info.

Safety Harbor Marina fireworks are set to go off at 9 pm (exactly) July 4th. With this in mind, be sure to get a good seat at the marina or waterfront park. Children’s activities and live entertainment are on the calendar.  More info.

Fireworks Across The Bay In St. Peterburg  begins at 9 pm (maybe 8:30 or 10; depending on the weather). In fact, because the Fireworks display is visible along the St. Pete waterfront, picking out your view area is important. Prime viewing spots are listed here.

Hernando County. Unfortunately, Freedom Fest won’t be held this year.

Fireworks Around Pasco County 2016

Therefore, with this list in mind,  I hope you will be able to find a fireworks display for your family’s enjoyment.  I noticed that several of the past events are not on the list (check out  2015, or 2014). Things are always changing, and more events may turn up as we get closer.  

Fireworks Around Pasco County 2016

Fireworks Around Pasco County 2016 is brought to you by Toni Weidman, Florida Luxury Realty. Please contact event organizers with questions. 

You may want to read How to Keep Your Pets Safe.

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
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, click here.

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Fireworks Around Pasco County 2016