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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
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Florida Luxury Realty
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Kitten Meets Sandhill Cranes First Time

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

 

Timber Greens Home Sold – New Port Richey

Timber Greens Home Sold – New Port Richey 

And Closed. It should have closed Friday but there was a few days delay due to Hurricane Hermine and the holiday.  We received all the paperwork today and the home is officially Sold.

Timber Greens Home Sold - New Port Richey


The home is a 3 bedroom or 2 Bedroom/and Den style. The 2nd Bedroom was used as a study and has an up-to-date Murphy Bed that disappears after your company goes home. The 3rd bedroom is on the other side of the home for privacy with the guest bath next door.

And, the spacious great room opens to the large enclosed lanai. A lovely breakfast room looks out at the garden.

Timber Greens Home Sold – New Port Richey

In addition, Timber Greens Country Club is a 18 hole golf community. The residents must be 55 plus to buy a home or villa there. It is one of the top 10 golf communities in Tampa Bay and Ron Garl designed. My  golf playing friends tell me the course is a challenging one. The many conservation areas surround Timber Greens and the scenery is beautiful.

Furthermore, the 18-hole championship course at Timber Greens Country Club in New Port Richey, Florida features 6,133 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 71.5 and it has a slope rating of 124 on Bermuda grass.  

Certainly, the residents enjoy the fabulous pool, the clubhouse with many activities, the restaurant/bar, the dining room, and the pro-shop if you are a golfer. Many of our residents don’t play golf; they bought in Timber Greens because it is such a great place to live. The residents are fun and friendly.

Timber Greens Home Sold - New Port Richey

Timber Greens is a gated community with guards 24/7 monitoring the gate and patroling the community.

Home Owners Fees for single-family homes are  $190/month. Villas and condos can be found in Timber Greens Country Club. To explain: the home owner fees vary depending on which complex you are talking about. 

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

Timber Greens Home Sold – New Port Richey

 

 

 

Why Does Lightning Change Colors

Why Does Lightning Change Colors. After Storm Hermine in New Port Richey FL things are much quieter. Last night, well it was early a.m. today, the storm was spectacular. Noisy, and full of lights and colors.

Why Does Lightning Change Colors

The lightning during that storm was red, yellow, orange, blue or plain old white.  I thought I imagined it (the effect of not enough sleep and too much storm) but I searched Google and, yes, lightning does appear as different colors depending on the atmosphere.

Why Does Lightning Change Colors

 

From Dan Robinson,  Storm Chaser/Photographer

 Lightning traveling through open air emits white light, but can appear in different colors depending on local atmospheric conditions. Distant lightning can appear red or orange the same way the setting sun does, due to moisture, haze, dust, etc in the lower levels of the atmosphere. Light emitted by lightning has a similar visible spectrum as sunlight (white light), so the atmosphere should shift the colors of both the same way – given there is enough distance between the lightning and the observer.
Since shorter wavelengths are scattered more, red light is more likely than blue light to reach your eyes directly from the source, and blue light is more likely than red light to reach them after being scattered.

Hurricane Hermine is gone from here now.

 
It was a very exciting show of lightning and I hope I get to see it again sometime. I even woke my husband who said (grumpily, I thought), “Oh, nice” and promptly fell asleep again.
Hurricane Hermine did lots of damage to our area but no loss of life. Flooding is a big problem in some neighborhoods. Trees fell down like matchsticks. The trees roots and the ground around them become 
saturated and cannot support the tree so down it goes. Unfortunately, they tend to target cars, roofs, and screen structures around pools.  The insurance companies will be busy. What a disastrous start to the Labor Day Weekend. 
In the meantime, I have a closing today in Timber Greens Country Club (where I live) where there is no flooding, no trees down. 
Have a wonderful holiday weekend and stay safe and dry.
Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
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Why Does Lightning Change Colors

Pasco County Schools Closed Thurs Sept. 1

Pasco County Schools Closed Thurs Sept. 1 As a result all Pasco County schools and Government Offices will be closed. All after school activities today are cancelled.

Pasco County Schools Closed Thurs Sept. 1


That means all public schools. If you’re child attends a private school, be sure to get their plans for tomorrow.

Sandbags can help keep water out of your home, here are some places you can find them. Best to bring your own shovel, it will go faster that way then waiting for one to become available.

Sandbags are available at the following locations from 7 am to 8 pm

West Pasco Government Center, 7356 State Street, New    Port Richey
 C-Barn, 30908 Warder Road, San Antonio (self-serve)
 Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson     (self-serve)
Mitchell Park, 4825 Little Road, New Port Richey (self-  serve)
Land O’ Lakes Rec Center, 3032 Collier Pkwy, Land O’    Lakes
Fire Station, 6907 Dairy Road, Zephyrhills
6240 Pine Hill Road, New Port Richey (self-serve)
38042 Pasco Ave., Dade City (self-serve)
Port Richey City Hall, 6333 Ridge Road, Port Richey  (self-serve)

Pasco County is under a Hurricane Watch at this time.

Pasco Country Schools Closed Thurs Sept. 1

TS Hermine may bring flooding to our low-lying areas so please drive carefully. If a street looks flooded, do not drive onto it. 6 inches of fast moving water can knock an adult down and carry them away. 12 inches of fast-moving water can carry away a small car.

Remember: when flooded, turn around. Don’t Drown.

Pasco County has dealt with some flooded streets and subdivisions during previous storms. Some have been upgraded but some have not. 

Those of you who are new to our area, don’t panic. Most areas do not experience flooding. Hopefully, when you bought your Florida home, you checked out the Florida flood zone maps before purchase.

Finally, if you are heading for a shelter, be sure to ask if you can take your pet(s) with you prior to heading over there. Or find a boarding kennel that is accepting pets for the storm period.

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

Pasco County Schools Closed Thurs Sept. 1

 

New Port Richey FL Pool Homes For Sale

New Port Richey FL Pool Homes For Sale covers the Trinity area too. Along with the zip area of 34655

Pool homes are still very desirable in Florida especially as we move into the end of summer with it’s long, low-sun days. I get more sun in my windows at this time of year than in mid-summer, and it really increases the inside temperature as the sun moves toward Fall.

New Port Richey FL Pool Homes For Sale

This is the best time of year to enjoy your pool. Of course, in Florida, anytime of year is the best time to enjoy a pool.

New Port Richey FL Pool Homes For Sale

At this time, there are 139 homes with pools for sale in West Pasco County.  Pool homes can be found in Longleaf, Magnolia Estates, Foxwood, Trinity Oaks, Wyndtree, Thousand Oaks, Trinity Oaks,  Woodgate, River Crossing, Hunter’s Ridge, Nature’s Hideaway, Champions Club, and many others. These are found in the southern West Pasco area.

Of the 139 listed as Active,  the lowest listed price is in Regency Park, for $45,000. It’s a 744 sf home with 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath; built in 1979.
The highest listed price is $2,699,999 on the waterfront in Gulf Harbors. Having 6,337 sf,  and built in 1994. 

284 Pool homes sold since the beginning of the year.
Lowest sold: Brown Acres, 1,040 sf, built in 1967.
Highest sold: Paradise Estates gulf-front home with 3,723 sf built in 2008.

Currently Active with Contract (68) and Pending (88) total 156. These have not closed yet and  information regarding them is confidential.

*Statistics are courtesy of MLSMFR for Florida.

What are the best type of pools for resale value?

Definitely in-ground, and most people like to have it screened in with a walk-around deck and a covered patio area for getting out of the sun. As for what it’s made of, that seems to be a strictly personal choice. Some prefer concrete; others like vinyl. It’s up to you.

New Port Richey FL Pool Homes For Sale

So, splish-splash everyone!

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

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New Port Richey FL Pool Homes For Sale

 

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

To save a life, adopt a shelter/rescue pet.

Primary Early Voting Pasco 2016