palm harbor fl localism: Palm Harbor's Magnificent Waterbirds - 04/04/12 11:56 PM
Palm Harbor does indeed have some magnificent waterbirds and I was able to photograph a few this week during our early morning walks.

Naturally, waterbirds love Wall Springs Park since they have over two hundred acres of natural preserve to enjoy and as the sun is coming up there are very few people around.

The spring fed waters are a favorite of various species of tropical and nontropical birds.

Many fish the estuaries as well, looking for their morning meal.

Living here along the Gulf Coast of Central Florida in the Palm Harbor area is indeed living … (12 comments)

palm harbor fl localism: Peggy O'Neill's Irish Pub - Palm Harbor Florida - St Patrick's Day Fun - 03/14/12 10:04 PM
Peggy O'Neill's Irish Pub in Old Downtown Palm Harbor Florida at 1026 Florida Avenue is going to have live music the entire day on Saturday, March 17th, Saint Patrick's Day!

To celebrate the day pitchers of beer are only $5 and glasses of Guinness will be $3. That is a deal you can't beat! Now add to that something from their fantastic menu and you have the perfect way to spend St Patrick's Day in Palm Harbor Florida!


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palm harbor fl localism: The Witch's Brew Holds Full Moon Fireside Circle TONIGHT In Palm Harbor Florida - 01/09/12 08:42 AM
The Witch's Brew is holding a Full Moon Fireside Circle tonight in old downtown Palm Harbor Florida.
 
The drumming circle begins at 7pm this evening at 1219 Florida Avenue, just off Alt 19 in downtown Palm Harbor. There will be Tibetan and crystal singing bowls but feel free to bring your drum of choice along with you to add to the music.

If you have never been to the Witch's Brew, you need to check it out! In addition to a great time, you will also find ice cream, coffee, tea, wine and beer available at the Witch's … (12 comments)

palm harbor fl localism: Palm Harbor Florida's Holiday Parade - Saturday December 10th - 12/10/11 07:20 AM
Palm Harbor Florida's Holiday Parade - Saturday, December 10th in old downtown Palm Harbor.
This year's Holiday Parade will be taking place tonight in Old Downtown Palm Harbor and the parade kicks off at 3pm!
There will be floats and, of course, Santa Claus will also be on hand! Be sure to addend this event this afternoon in Palm Harbor Florida!
After the parade be sure to stop in for dinner at one of the wonderful local restaurants right in Old Downtown Palm Harbor Florida.
 


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palm harbor fl localism: Celestial Circle & The Witch's Brew In Palm Harbor Florida - 11/17/11 08:17 AM
Celestial Circle in old downtown Palm Harbor Florida is right next door to the Witch's Brew and my destination this afternoon.

I needed a special card for a friend and knew exactly where to head to find it.

While there, I decided to take a few photos to show everyone the fantastic metaphysical items that are carried at Celestial Circle. There were psychic readings taking place today as well.

From there I went next door (through the connecting French doors) to the Witch's Brew for a cup of vanilla ice cream and a few more photos.

The … (9 comments)

palm harbor fl localism: Witchstock in Palm Harbor Florida & The Witch's Brew - 10/31/11 01:46 AM
Witchstock in Palm Harbor Florida is over for another year. I stopped by while Leslie Klein, owner of the Witch's Brew, was setting things up for the annual event.
 

 
Witchstock is always a lot of fun and everyone comes out for the event. This is just one of the many things I love about living just around the corner from Old Downtown Palm Harbor (yes, Crystal Beach is actually just around a bend in the road).
 

 
Although Witchstock is over, you can still stop by the Witch's Brew for a bottle of Vampire Blood red … (4 comments)

palm harbor fl localism: Witchstock 2011 - Palm Harbor Florida - 10/23/11 04:05 AM
Witchstock is coming back to Palm Harbor Florida! Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 3 pm to midnight in old downtown Palm Harbor.

The event schedule is as follows:
 
3:30 pm is the pet costume contest which is always a lot of fun
 
4:30 - 5:30 Music from OZ with Terry Premru (everybody loves live music)
 
5:30 is time for the kids costume contest!
 
6:30 - 7:30 is the Corona Lime Carving Contest (what, you expected a pumpkin carving contest?) - Jack Poland & Friends will be providing music at this time as well -
 
7:30 … (5 comments)

palm harbor fl localism: North Pinellas Children's Medical Center - Palm Harbor Florida - 09/26/11 04:34 AM
North Pinellas Children's Medical Center on US 19 N in Palm Harbor Florida is one of the best locations around for your sick little one.
Dr Janet Black is one of over a dozen pediatricians that work at North Pinellas Children's Medical Center. She is without a doubt loved by her little patients, as I see when I watch how she works with my little granddaughter when we visit the office.
There is no fear of going to the doctor when I mention that we are going to see Dr. Black. My granddaughter thinks Dr Black is funny, since she makes cute … (4 comments)

palm harbor fl localism: Palm Harbor Dermatology - Palm Harbor Florida - 09/22/11 12:30 AM
Palm Harbor Dermatology in Palm Harbor Florida is the best place to head for a relaxing facial! Just ask my daughter....I treated her to one yesterday and she really loved it!

Located at 4197 Woodlands Parkway, on the east side of Lake Tarpon and just north of Target at Boot Ranch, Palm Harbor Dermatology has a special section that is there to pamper you - The Retreat.
Dr Amy Ross specializes in micrographic surgery and laser treatments. In addition to that, she opened The Retreat last month.

At The Retreat, Dr Ross offers various spa treatments from facials and … (9 comments)

palm harbor fl localism: Wall Springs Park - Palm Harbor Florida - 08/23/11 12:14 PM
Wall Springs Park in Palm Harbor Florida and the land around it was originally owned by Charles Wall. Mr. Wall purchased the land in 1884 and it remained in his family's possession until 1927, when it was sold to Mr. Harry Davis.

The 210 acre park was used as a health spa and recreational area until the 1960's. In 1988 Pinellas County took over the land and has been adding to it ever since.
Today there is a boardwalk around the spring area where bathers used to enjoy the waters. The park service has installed numerous shelters with grill facilities … (6 comments)

palm harbor fl localism: More Stork Visitors - 08/18/11 11:25 AM
I had to share these photos of our local storks, which I took just this past week. I am always amazed at the wildlife that I find here in the Palm Harbor Area.

In this photo you have two herons and two storks. I am not sure what that one is doing with his beak open like that, but they sure are patient when it comes to allowing people to take their photos!

Just one more reason why I love living here in the Sunshine State!
 
 
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palm harbor fl localism: Celestial Circle - Palm Harbor Florida's New Metaphysical Shop - 08/05/11 11:35 AM
Celestial Circle Metaphysical Shop has opened in Old Downtown Palm Harbor Florida in what used to be Oak Trail Books. For the last 16 years, Lesley Klein has owned and operated both Oak Trail Books & The Witch's Brew, her wonderful coffee and ice cream shop.

Lesley has decided to have a little less stress in her life and concentrate on the Witch's Brew, which has live music on the weekends!

Gina Lawrence, the owner of Celestial Circle, has made some changes to the store and reduced the number of books that are sold. The shop offers … (12 comments)

palm harbor fl localism: World's BEST Pies - JJ Gandy's in Palm Harbor Florida - 08/01/11 01:10 AM
World's BEST pies is NOT an overstatement! J.J. Gandy's Pies in Palm Harbor Florida is indeed THE place to go for pies!

The doors opened in 1982 for this family owned business that sells their pies to over 100 local restaurants! The name comes from the family members: Jeff, Jodi, Gay and Andy Schmidt = J. J. Gandy's! Voted time and again #1 for their fantastic desserts, J.J. Gandy's is also open to the public and THE place to go for the BEST pie you have EVER tasted!

With over 30 different types of pies, there is something for … (27 comments)

palm harbor fl localism: The Thirsty Marlin Restaurant - Palm Harbor Florida - 07/28/11 03:11 AM
The Thirsty Marlin Restaurant in Old Downtown Palm Harbor is a wonderful place to dine and also a convenient location to meet with business associates. Located just east of Alt 19 at 1023 Florida Avenue, this restaurant is a local favorite - and no wonder why!

Personally, I love ordering nothing but appetizers and at the top of my list is the Bahama Mama Conch Fritters, followed closly by the Grouper Nuggets and the Cracked Conch! The Key Largo Calamari and the Tuna Sashimi are also wonderful!

Since The Thirsty Marlin is just a couple of minutes from where … (4 comments)

palm harbor fl localism: Sutherland Bayou Boat Ramp in Palm Harbor Florida - 07/06/11 10:17 AM
Sutherland Bayou Boat Ramp in Palm Harbor Florida is just off Alternate 19 in Palm Harbor, just south of Crystal Beach. This 5-acre boating facility is open 24 hours a day and offers direct access to St Joseph's Sound and the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

 
This public boat ramp charges $6/day to use the facility and has parking for up to 50 vehicles with the trailer. There are also restroom facilities and a boat and motor rinse area.

Sutherland was once the name of Old Downtown Palm Harbor. Sutherland Bayou is a small area which … (8 comments)

palm harbor fl localism: The Yogurt Spot of Boot Ranch Helps Beat The Heat - 06/16/11 05:49 AM
Yesterday was another hot day. It is June and we are in Florida, so it is supposed to be hot! That is why we live close to the shore, so we can take advantage of the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. But yesterday was not a day for the beach, instead it was a trip to the aquarium with my granddaughter, followed by a trip to Target for a new dress for the little princess and a few odds and ends that I needed to pick up.
We were both tired, hot and thirsty. So what did we do? … (8 comments)

palm harbor fl localism: The Ozona Pig - Great Barbeque Pig - Ozona/Palm Harbor Florida - 03/11/11 05:52 AM
Where in earth is Ozona Florida? Well, according to the local tax rolls, it has been incorporated into the town of Palm Harbor Florida! Ozona is actually west of Palm Harbor and south of Crystal Beach, right on the Gulf of Mexico. It is here that you will find the Ozona Pig - THE place for the best barbeque around!

Ron & I went there for an early dinner last night and had fantastic barbeque pork sandwiches with cole slaw! The sandwiches were out of this world!
 

And here is my Ronnie at the Ozona Pig waiting for … (6 comments)

palm harbor fl localism: Old Downtown Palm Harbor Citrus Festival 2011 - 03/11/11 02:08 AM
Old downtown Palm Harbor is having it's annual Citrus Festival this weekend! The festival began yesterday, March 10th and runs through Sunday, March 13th. The hours will be as follows:
Carnival runs from 4-10 pm today, Friday
On Saturday the carnival is 10 am -11 pm
Sunday's carnival is 11 am to 6 pm

The carnival event area begins right across the street from The Witch's Brew and Oaktrail Books on Florida Avenue in old downtown Palm Harbor!
Miss Palm Harbor Citrus Festival Queen will be crowned on Saturday between 12 noon and 2 pm! In addition to that, there … (5 comments)

palm harbor fl localism: The Thirsty Marlin Bar & Grill In Palm Harbor - 02/14/11 10:05 AM
The Thirsty Marlin Bar & Grill in old downtown Palm Harbor on Florida Avenue is the best place around for lobster quesadilla! That is what we had when we went there for dinner over the weekend! That and conch fritters! Nothing is better than fresh seafood!

Pictured above is the lobster quesadilla! The conch fritters, achi tuna and fries were starters and then it was on to the lobster! It was so much that even sharing a plate was more than we could handle!
 

Slickside was playing - although Jenna was home with the kids and Billy was … (5 comments)

palm harbor fl localism: Ozona Florida - Waterfront Living At It's Best - 01/27/11 06:43 AM
Ozona Florida is just down the street from where I live in Crystal Beach. Both communities are directly on the Gulf of Mexico and both offer absolutely wonderful housing opportunities! Imagine living either directly on the Gulf of Mexico or within a couple of blocks from the Gulf! What could possibly top that?

Living that close to the tropical waters of the Gulf of Mexico means not only mild winters but cool breezes during those hot summer months! While those in the interior of the state are melting due to the summer heat, there is always a breeze blowing here … (2 comments)

 
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