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Kitten Meets Sandhill Cranes First Time

Kitten Meets Sandhill Cranes First Time. This post was originally written on another blog site several years ago. I thought it was cute and thought I would re-share on WordPress.

Shayna was a kitten (SPCA Suncoast alumni) back a few years ago. And, there were many firsts for her. It was fun watching her react to them. She discovered all kinds of weird and wonderful things; now, of course, they are simply the known and familiar so she sleeps through it all.

We always have a Sandhill Crane family or two around so every year we see them with their youngsters. The Sandhill Crane family includes Mom, Dad and 2 kids wandering around the Timber Greens golf course. One day, Shayna and the Sandhills got up close and personal. Maybe it’s not only beauty that is in the eye of the beholder? 

Kitten Meets Sandhill Cranes First Time.

Shayna: Whoa, what are those really strange creatures? And why are they coming over here?

Kitten Meets Sandhill Cranes First Time

Shayna: They are so weird looking.

Papa Sandhill Crane: She thinks WE’RE weird looking? Somebody get this kitten a mirror!

Kitten Meets Sandhill Cranes First Time

Sandhill Cranes are about 3-4 feet tall when fully grown. The families stay together and usually have 2 babies. Mom and Dad split the child-rearing duties between them. Sandhill Cranes mate for life and if one dies or is killed crossing the busy roads around here, the other mourns for a few weeks by making very loud calls and wandering all over looking for the missing one. If a baby is lost/killed, the whole remaining family mourns.

Kitten Meets Sandhill Cranes First Time

Babies are born with bright yellow feathers and after a couple of months go brown, then develop the gray coloration like their parents; except for the red spot on the head. That doesn’t show until they are 8-9 months old. They grow rapidly from tiny bundles of fluff, and babies stay with the parents until they can fly which takes about 8 or 9 months.

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Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
Florida Luxury Realty
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Kitten Meets Sandhill Cranes First Time

Trinity Home Sales Report 2nd Q 2016

Trinity Home Sales Report 2nd Q 2016

The big question is: Does Trinity, FL really exist? And, yes, it does; even though it shares the same zip code with New Port Richey, FL (34655).

To clarify; Trinity was a subdivision when it started and since has become it’s own entity.  No, there is no town/city of Trinity. However, the southern area of New Port Richey is known far and wide as Trinity.  Occupying the area around Little Road and State Road 54, it has it’s own highway known as Robert Trent Jones Parkway which carries folks into the many individual complexes. And, to the Fox Hollow Golf Club and recreation areas.

Trinity Home Sales Report 2nd Q 2016

Trinity Home Sales Report 2nd Q 2016

Homes For Sale in Trinity at this time.
There are 127 homes for sale.
Lowest List Price is $144,000 in Thousand Oaks East. Built in 2014, it has 1,364 sf.
Highest List Price is $2,286,000 for a 5,143 sf home in Florencia at Champions Club. It has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths.

Homes Active With Contract and Pending
Overall, there are 49; Active With Contract totals 27; Pendings total 22. The homes range from $145,000 in Thousand Oaks East to $2,950,000 in Champions Club. These all have contracts but are not closed yet. Only the future will tell.

Homes Sold In Trinity
The total of homes sold during the 2nd Quarter 2016 is 127.

Lowest Sold Price: $151,000 in Thousand Oaks East for a 1,501 sf home built in 2013.
Highest Sold Price: $870,000 in Champions Club. The home is 4,410 sf and was built in 2004.

Averages & Medians
List Price: $300,001
Sold Price: $291,775
Median List: $275,940
Median Sold: $271,500
Average Days On Market: 77
List to Sold Ratio: 97%
That’s a Sold price of  97%  of the listed price.

Finally, I did not do a Trinity report for the 1st quarter (forgot). So, we’ll do comparisons at the end of September. 

In the meantime: To search homes for sale, click here.

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

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Trinity Home Sales Report 2nd Q 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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Sales Tax Holiday – School Starts Aug 15

Sales Tax Holiday – School Starts Aug 15. The Florida Sales Tax Holiday is today and Sunday. You will notice that the holiday is much shorter this year than last. (To see last year’s, click here.) and not as generous as in past year’s. 

The Sales Tax Holiday ends Sunday August 7 at 11:59pm.

Sales Tax Holiday - School Starts Aug 15Specifically, you can check out the list of items that are tax exempt. Here’s a list you can download and save as a pdf or print.  Sales Tax Holiday List
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Sales Tax Holiday – School Starts Aug 15

To check out school boundaries and bus schedules, look here. Pasco county schools website is very comprehensive and extremely well put together and easy to navigate. Furthermore, school boundaries are the area that is covered by a specific school so that if you are new to Pasco, you can look up the schools your children will be attending.

In detail: Aug. 8 – 11 are Teacher Planning Days; Secondary Orientation is Tuesday, Aug 9; Elementary Orientation is Thursday, August 11. The first school holiday is Sept. 5th (Labor Day).  More importantly, the first Progress Report is Sept. 16.

How you can help the District by becoming a school volunteer.

Some of the volunteer needs:

  • Mentoring and/or tutoring,
  • Assisting teachers,
  • Assisting in the media center,
  • Office assistant,
  • Lunchroom assistant,
  • Other areas as determined by the school administration.

Consequently, a volunteer application can be found on the School Board website above. You must fill out the application and undergo a security check each year you volunteer. Volunteer approvals are valid from July 1st to June 30th. With all this in mind, what could be more rewarding than to help our kids learn.

Better get out and go shopping; the sales tax holiday is only good through tomorrow.

Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate 
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Sales Tax Holiday – School Starts Aug 15

 

Tarpon Springs HippieFest 2016

Tarpon Springs HippieFest 2016 is Saturday,  August 13 from 2 pm to 10 pm.

Everyone knows that Tarpon Springs is the place to be; especially the characteristic Sponge Docks. 

Tarpon Springs HippieFest 2016 Schedule

  • VW Bug Show and Contest
  • Hippie Costume Contest
  • Hula Hoop Contest
  • Food and Beer Trucks
  • Vendors
  • Free Parking at the Shuttle. 2:30-10:30 pm.
  • Entertainment 6 pm to 10 pm. The Defendants.

To be sure, this is one of the most popular events held at the Sponge Docks.

History of the Sponge Docks

To begin with, let’s talk about how the Sponge Docks came to be.

Tarpon Springs HippieFest 2016

First, in 1887 the railroad service to New York began and created a boom for Tarpon Springs. The gorgeous Victorian Mansions you see around the Bayous were built by wealthy people who came to visit and fell in love with the area. In due time, they helped establish churches, schools, businesses, and hotels (so that more wealthy tourists could visit and fall in love).

Secondly, Lots of Sponges grew in the waters around Tarpon Springs; a huge sponge industry developed when the Greek divers came. At the same time, the Greek families opened shops and restaurants, pastry shops and markets.

Lastly, what is a sponge; well, according to Wikipedia they are:

Animals of the phylum Porifera. They are multicellular organisms that have bodies full of pores and channels allowing water to circulate through them, consisting of jelly-like mesohyl sandwiched between two thin layers of cells. Wikipedia 

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Tarpon Springs HippieFest 2016

The district hosts monthly festivals and events including the Fine Art Festival, Seafood Festival, Night In The Islands, Snow Place Like Tarpon Avenue and an Antique Car Show. Click here to find more information on Tarpon Springs events! If you haven’t been to Snow Place, you must make time to go. I’ll post more info on it soon.

To find the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce, visit here.

This local event is brought to you by Toni Weidman of Florida Luxury Realty. Please contact the organizers for any further information.

Visit my other post about the docks. Click here.

Toni Weidman, GRI
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Timber Greens Stylish Villa Sold

Timber Greens Stylish Villa Sold

Yes, I sold another one. You might realize by now (after reading all my Timber Greens blogs) that beautiful Timber Greens Country Club in New Port Richey, FL has a nice variety of home styles. There are single-family homes, stand-alone villas, duplex villas, and connected villas. This sold is a duplex villa.

This is what a duplex villa looks like. The one on the left is mine. We have lived here since 2008. The neighborhood is great.

Timber Greens Stylish Villa Sold

The Sold villa is a two bedroom, 2 bath with a 2 car garage.  And, looks like this:

Timber Greens Stylish Villa Sold

 
Overview
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Description
Neighborhood
Market Stats
$175,000
Single Family Home
Main Features
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Interior: 1,483 sqft
Lot: 7,567 sqft
Year Built: 1994
MLS #: W7619568
Location
Timber Greens Country Club
New Port Richey, FL 34655
USA
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The lovely kitchen was recently remodeled as were the bathrooms.  The enclosed lanai expands the living space. And, The home sits on a large corner lot on the curve of the loop in our street.

In fact, Timber Greens is gated and has 2 guards who patrol the area 24/7 and check in visitors. The golf course is beautiful with ponds, fountains, and conservation areas.

To clarify homeowners fees, Timber Greens has a master fee of $180/month which takes care of the common areas including the fabulous pool and clubhouse. Fairway Village, where this villa is located has a fee of $90/month. The total for this villa is $270/month.

To demonstrate: There are several villages and communities within Timber Greens. The single family homes pay only the master fee but do have to hire a lawn maintenance company or cut their own grass. All of the villa communities have a fee for exterior maintenance. The total of this fee varies with the community and services they provide.

This is not a condominium community; but fees are required. Timber Greens is also deed-restricted.

Lastly,  Timber Greens Country Club is a 55 plus neighborhood. 

If you have any questions about Timber Greens, give us a call. You can click here to do a search for homes for sale.

 

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

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Timber Greens Stylish Villa Sold

Peach Craisin Crumble With Surprise

Peach Craisin Crumble With Surprise is fabulous. I adapted this recipe (added a couple of things craisins and Lemonela, surprise!). 

I was taking a look through veggie drawer of my fridge (I keep fruit there too) when I realized there were several peaches that were ripe. They needed to be eaten asap. Since I couldn’t eat three peaches in one sitting; I decided to make a peach crumble. None of the recipes I found on Google or Pinterest appealed, but I took one and made it my own.

Peach Craisin Crumble With Surprise

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4-5 large peaches, sliced
1 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt (I consider this optional).
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 cup Craisins (dried Cranberries)
1/2 tablespoon Lemonela liqueur (or a dribble more).
1/2 cup butter

Preheat oven to 375°. Spray baking 8×8 baking dish with no-stick cooking spray (I use the flour based one when baking). 

Mix peaches and cranberries together and layer them in prepared pan. Pour the Lemonella over them.
Stir flour, sugars, salt and cinnamon together.
Cut in the butter (into the dry ingredients) using a pastry cutter or two knives until mixture is coarse crumbs.
Sprinkle over the peach/cranberry layer. Bake for 40-45 minutes (check at 40- it may require 45 to 50), or until it is golden brown.

Finally, Before I put it in the oven, I added 2 slim pats of butter (cut up into small pieces) to the top before I put it in the oven.

Peach Craisin Crumble With SurpriseFor the purpose of this post, I did take a picture of the crumble but since we ate half of it last night, the picture was kind of sloppy looking. Finally, I have to tell you that my husband can’t wait till dessert time tonight to finish it off.

Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate
Florida Luxury Realty
727-237-0083
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Peach Craisin Crumble With Surprise