john elwell: Christmas Dinner 2019 at Spanish Trails Village in Zephyrhills, FL - 12/26/19 08:31 AM
Christmas Dinner at Spanish Trails Village in Zephyrhills, Florida. Nice turn out and most of our "snowbird" residents have returned now. Those that have not, will soon be arriving now that the holidays are nearly over. I pity those driving down on Interstate 95 or 74. Those are typically one 1,000 mile parking lot that moves very slowly. I was in it twice and said never again. Wonderful weather though. Sunny and mid 70's during the day!
Many of our 55+ subdivisions have these dinners on Thanksgiving and Christmas so that those residents who can't be with their families up north can … (0 comments)

john elwell: Spanish Trails Village, Zephyrhills, FL has 2019 Xmas Golfcart Parade - 12/22/19 01:29 PM

Yesterday evening Spanish Trails Village in Zephyrhills, Florida held its annual golf cart parade. Many of the residents decorated their carts with flashing lights, tinsel, ornaments and even music to help usher in the holiday season. My mom and her little dog Daisy in her festive red coat rode along on a tour of all the streets. The people who did not have carts sat out to watch the parade go by. And those of us in the carts got to drive by all of the homes, many of which were elaborately decorated with lights.
After the parade, everyone retired to … (0 comments)

john elwell: Wonderful 2/2 Home For Sale in Pasadena Shores, Dade City, FL. No HOA! - 11/12/19 01:10 PM

Sit on your terrace in a lounge chair and watch the sun set over the canal! What better way to end a day! This home is at the end of a cul-de-sac with no thru traffic.
It has 1,132 sq ft of heated/cooled living area. PLUS a converted garage that is connected to the home's heat/AC system and offers an additional 176 sq ft of living space. It could be used as a 3rd bedroom, den, office, etc.
The center of the home has an open floor plan containing the kitchen, a dining area, a breakfast bar and a spacious living room … (0 comments)

john elwell: Last Post on Hurricane Dorian - Florida Bids the Storm "Good-Bye" - 09/04/19 09:32 AM





This will be my last post concerning Hurricane Dorian. As of 11 AM today, Wednesday, 9/4/2019, Hurricane Dorian is continuing its northern trek and is no longer a threat to most of Florida. It will pass by our northern border soon. The experts now say that it will likely stay just off shore in the Atlantic as it moves more northeasterly in the days to come. From what I hear on the Weather Channel, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina are preparing their coastal areas for high tides and possible flooding. With North Carolina being the most probably landfall site. 
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john elwell: Finally We See that Hurricane Dorian Moving Away from Florida! - 09/03/19 05:25 PM





As of 8 PM today, Tuesday, 9/3/2019, Hurricane Dorian's is continuing its northern trek while skirting the east coast of Florida. Though it is still moving slowly, its direction is no longer to the west but to the northwest. Just as the experts had predicted. The experts now say that it will likely stay just off shore in the Atlantic as it moves more north and northeasterly in the days to come. Its track will likely become more NORTH. From what I hear on the Weather Channel, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina are preparing their coastal areas for high … (0 comments)

john elwell: Projected Path of Dorian Still East of Florida with no Landfall Here - 09/01/19 10:00 AM



As of 8 AM today, 9/1/2019, Hurricane Dorian's projected path continues to be off the east coast of Florida by quite a few miles. The experts now say that it will likely stay out to sea in the Atlantic as it moves more north and northeasterly on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week. Dozens of different projections say this. If you look at the "cone" you will notice that most of western Florida, including Zephyrhills, Pasco County and Tampa are no longer included. That should give us a modicum of relief. Those things could change, the experts say it is … (2 comments)

john elwell: Hurricane Dorian will Likely Miss Most of Florida! Nice!!! - 08/31/19 02:30 PM



As of 5 PM today, 8/31/2019, now Hurricane Dorian's projected path has changed drastically since my post of yesterday. The experts now say that it will pass us out to sea in the Atlantic on Monday and Tuesday of next week. If you look at the "cone" you will notice that most of Florida, including Zephyrhills, Pasco County and Tampa are no longer included.
One of the reporters on the Weather Channel said that the storm would likely pass Cape Kennedy while 100 miles out into the Atlantic. That is a pretty good buffer zone if it comes true. Most of … (2 comments)

john elwell: Hurricane Dorian's Course Now along Florida's Eastern Coast - 08/30/19 02:26 PM


As of 5 PM today, 8/30/2019, now Hurricane Dorian continues its west northwest track with a predicted landfall in south Florida early Tuesday morning. However, this latest update shows that the center line of the cone is now over the eastern coastline of Florida rather than up the center of the state. Could it be that this storm will curve back out to sea??
At the moment it is over open warm water and that only adds fuel to the storm's strength. It is now considered a major storm, and they say it will be the same when it comes ashore. … (2 comments)

john elwell: Hurricane Dorian Headed Straight for Florida - For now at least! - 08/30/19 08:55 AM


As of today, 8/30/2019, now Hurricane Dorian continues its west northwest track with a predicted landfall in south Florida early Tuesday morning. It is over open warm water and that only adds fuel to the storm's strength. It is now considered a major storm, and they say it will be the same when it comes ashore. Once it reaches land, normally its strength will diminish somewhat as the friction of the land and the lack of warm water saps some of its power, normally. That is not to say it cannot be dangerous.
From the current predictions it looks like it … (0 comments)

john elwell: Storm Dorian Changes Path & Strengthens - Hurricane Could Hit Florida - 08/28/19 08:58 AM

As of today, 8/28/2019, Tropical Storm Dorian's has changed. As you can see above it has shifted to the north and now appears to just barely brush the eastern side of Puerto Rico before heading over mostly open water east of the Bahamas. This warmer water looks like it will add strength to the storm since now it is predicted to become a MAJOR hurricane by Sunday morning, September 1st. Nice Labor Day gift, right?? However, the change that took place last night changed things a lot. And changes could take place again between now and Sunday. Below you can download … (1 comments)

john elwell: Tropical Storm Dorian enters the Caribbean August 27, 2019 - 08/27/19 03:28 PM

As of today, 8/27/2019, Tropical Storm Dorian has passed Antigua and Barbados and continues on a projected northwest path. We are still several days away from any Florida landfall, if it makes it as far as here. But if you look at its trajectory, you will note that the National Hurricane Center is predicting that it will remain a tropical storm for now. However, as in the past, these storms can be unpredictable and can strengthen quickly. It does appear to go over Puerto Rico and they certainly don't need more problems from the weather. I hope they are luckier this time … (1 comments)

john elwell: 2019 Truth in Millage Notices Arriving at Homeowners Properties Now - 08/20/19 04:47 PM

When I opened my mailbox today (8/19/2019), I found a letter from Gary Joiner, the Pasco County Property Appraiser of the county where I live, telling me what my proposed property taxes for 2019 would likely be. Probably most of Florida's residents are also receiving these notices, also called Truth in Millage (TRIM). notices. It is worth your while to closely examine the one that pertains to the property(s) that you own.
The notice will show you 3 main things:
What your property taxes were last year. What they will be this year if proposed budget changes are not made. What they will be if … (0 comments)

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john elwell: Easter Seals Yard Sale - CENTURY 21 in Zephyrhills, FL on Mar. 2, 2019 - 01/29/19 05:21 PM

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john elwell: Thanksgiving Dinner 2018 in Spanish Trails Village in Zephyrhills, FL - 11/22/18 11:51 AM
Here in Zephyrhills, Florida, many of our winter residents have now returned. Often their families are back in northern states. This is also true for our permanent residents. So many subdivisions like Spanish Trails Village, a 55+ subdivision, have potluck dinners on special occasions and holidays. For Christmas and Thanksgiving they have a traditional turkey dinner with all of the fixings. Residents contribute a dish to the feast and for the past 4 years, I have purchased the turkeys/hams for the dinner. I also do this for Colony Hills, South Hill and Zephyr Shores subdivisions. As you can see by the … (3 comments)

john elwell: The 2018-19 School Year has Begun in Pasco County, Florida - 08/15/18 05:27 PM
Florida's students and teachers have returned to their classes in the public schools of Pasco County, Florida for the 2018-2019 academic year. I suspect that this will be the case in nearly every county in the State of Florida.
When I was teaching here two decades ago, we started after Labor Day. And many schools around the country still do. But several years ago, statewide exams were created and it was felt that more time was needed to prepare for them. So the beginning of the school year was moved up by several weeks.
In any case, there will be more children and school … (0 comments)

john elwell: Easter Seals Yard Sale at CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Zephyrhills, FL - 01/09/18 08:01 PM

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john elwell: Truth in Millage (TRIM) Notices are out in Florida for 2017 - 08/27/17 11:47 AM
 

Not long ago I opened my mailbox and found a letter from Gary Joiner, the new Pasco County Property Appraiser where I live, telling me what my proposed property taxes for 2017 would likely be. Probably most of Florida's residents are also receiving these notices, also called Truth in Millage (TRIM) notices. It is worth your while to closely examine the one that pertains to the property(s) that you own.
The notice will first show you 3 main things:
What your property taxes were last year. What they will be this year if proposed budget changes are not made. What they will be if … (0 comments)

john elwell: Sparklebration 4th of July 2017 in Dade City, Florida is nearly here - 07/03/17 11:07 AM

This annual event is very popular and draws a large crowd in Dade City, Florida. Especially now that the schools are out for summer. They not only have a fireworks display after dark. But they also have tons of activities for the whole family to enjoy. These include: 
bounce houses Elvis tribute Karaoke watermelon eating contest pony rides petting zoo food court hotdog eating contest and more Activities begin at the Fairground at 4 PM. 
To get full information, including driving instructions, click on the following link: Sparklebration 2017 Information
The weather is great so get out there and enjoy our nation's birthday. … (0 comments)

john elwell: Should You Retire Your Mobile Home Titles? That Depends! - 06/29/17 06:00 PM
Not long ago I got a letter from the Florida State Retirement Office. It appears that since I worked for 9 years in the public school system here in Pasco County, I could now start collecting early retirement if I want to. It is not a lot of money since I only taught 9 years here, and 12 years in Spain which don't count. However, a few hundred dollars each month is still better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.
Many people do not realize that mobile homes also have a retirement option, and I don't mean demolition. A … (0 comments)

 
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