florida: Under Contract In Timber Greens-New Port Richey - 08/25/16 06:31 AM
Under Contract In Timber Greens-New Port Richey
Now you all know that Timber Greens Country Club is a golf community. (Why do you know? Because I’m always talking about it). Do you also know residents must be 55 plus to buy a home or villa there? As one of the top 10 golf communities in Tampa Bay, it is a great place not only to play golf but to live (I know-I live there).  You can 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 … (10 comments)

florida: Things Micro-Irrigation Can Do For Your Garden - 04/06/16 04:21 AM
Things Micro-Irrigation Can Do For Your Garden
What is Micro-Irrigation? It is  low volume irrigation, also known as drip irrigation, that allows you to add flowers and plants to your gardens while saving on water volume.  When used properly it can add to  your landscape irrigation  by putting water exactly where you want it. Especially if you need to water flowers more often than grass or bushes. We also use it to water potted plants on the patio and by our very sunny front door for flowers and plants that need more water.
Micro Irrigation Benefits Micro Irrigation is outside of the water restrictions … (6 comments)

florida: Oct 2015 Hudson FL Home Sale Trends - 11/26/15 12:31 AM
Oct 2015 Hudson FL Home Sale Trends shows us that Hudson is running about the same as in September. To compare, click here for the Sept. report). The Actives are down a bit which is typical with the holidays coming into sight.
Hudson is north of New Port Richey, FL. west of Dade City, FL, and south of Spring Hill, FL.  And northwest of Tampa. Many different properties and home-styles can be found here including waterfront homes, ranches, subdivisions of small or very large home sizes.
Supermarkets, schools, an award-winning heart hospital, a large public library, and lots of restaurants can be found here too.
Pretty Hudson Beach … (2 comments)

florida: Holiday FL Home Sales -July 2015 - 08/10/15 11:25 PM
Holiday FL Home Sales -July 2015

Holiday, FL  is located on the West Coast of Florida and has subdivisions on the Gulf of Mexico. And interior subdivisions in the eastern part of the town. Holiday, Florida was originally called Buena Vista (because of a mobile home park of the same name), and was changed years back to attract more tourists.  
 This is Pasco County and Holiday is the red square on the bottom left of Pasco County at the Pinellas County line.
Be sure to take time to visit Anclote Park and Anclote Gulf Park; beautiful beach parks with lots of opportunity for … (8 comments)

florida: Back To School Splash Event At Tampa Zoo - 08/07/15 09:42 PM
Back To School Splash Event At Tampa Zoo.
Back To School Splash Party At Tampa Zoo! August 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A great day for the kids before they head back to school at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. Visit the Billabong splash pad in Wallaroo Station where the kids can play games, enjoy snacks, and learn about back-to-school safety and health tips. 
As an extra added bonus, at Tampa Zoo Back To School Splash: with each full-priced adult admission purchased, two kids (ages 3-11) can get into the Zoo for Back to School Splash day. This offer is valid 8/22/15 only.Did you … (9 comments)

florida: Pasco County Schools Start August 24 - 07/27/15 10:44 PM
Pasco County Schools Start August 24 -Here's The Scoop
Pasco County School students begin the 2015-2016 school year with classes on August 24, 2015. Are you and your kids ready?
To find out which school your child will attend, click here.  Put in your address and the school names will come up. This is important, especially if you are new to the area but even if you've been here for years, school boundaries are always changing.
For bus information, click here.  Remember when waiting for the bus, Stand Back From The Yellow and Black. (painted lines at the school bus stops).
This click will give you … (9 comments)

florida: Gulf Harbors In New Port Richey, FL - 07/21/15 10:40 PM
Gulf Harbors In New Port Richey, FL
Gulf Harbors in New Port Richey, FL. If you’re looking for a great waterfront community. Gulf Harbors has many choices: condos, villas, and homes priced from $39,900  to $899,000.  Many of the homes are located on canals leading to the Gulf of Mexico. One area has homes directly on the Gulf of Mexico.
Gulf Harbors in New Port Richey, FL has it's own private beach for residents which is an optional fee of $169/annually. Click to search homes in Gulf Harbors.
Some of Gulf Harbors came into existence  in the 1970's; and was built over the … (14 comments)

florida: Florida Sales Tax Holiday Extended - 07/02/15 04:15 AM
Florida Sales Tax Holiday 2015 ExtendedThe Good News! The Florida Sales Tax Holiday which gives Floridians a break on school supplies and other things has been extended to 10 days from 3 days last year. The Florida sales tax holiday will be in effect from Aug. 7 to Aug. 16.
What's Tax Free?
Items that will be tax-free include; clothing, footwear, wallets, and bags that costs $100 or less, school supplies that cost $15 or less, and the first $750 of the cost of personal computers and related accessories. 
This means it’s time to start making a list of things you want/need so you won’t miss out. Make out … (16 comments)

florida: Boot Scooting Scallops - It Is Open Season - 06/26/15 10:46 PM
Boot Scooting Scallops - It Is Open SeasonBay Scallops, known for their electric blue eyes, are found in the waters along the Gulf Coast of Florida from Pensacola to the Keys. Found in seagrass beds, they can really scoot when they see you coming. Their means of location is by opening and closing their shells. Bottom dwellers, they can be found in 4-8 feet of water.
Bay Scallops are bivalve mollusks that can only be harvested from July 1 to Sept. 24. This year the season starts today. They cannot be harvested commercially and recreational harvesters must have a fishing license.
The harvest limit is 2 … (15 comments)

florida: Do You Need A Go Box - 06/10/15 10:34 PM
Do You Need A Go Box?What is a Go Box? A “Go Box” contains copies of important documents, equipment, supplies essential for your business to continue to operate, and your insurance policies. Everything you need to run or restart your business. You need all that paperwork to keep your business going. 
Here in Florida, we have  hurricanes once in a while. A hurricane can destroy your office and fling your paperwork to the four points of the compass. Make sure you have your important papers in an emergency box that you can take with you if told to evacuate.
What do you put in … (75 comments)

florida: How Do They Choose Hurricane Names - 05/06/15 05:04 AM
How Do They Choose Hurricane Names
Hurricane season starts June 1.
Hurricane names for this year are: Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Erika, Fred, Grace, Henri, Ida,
Joaquin, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose,
Sam, Teresa, Victor, Wanda. If more are needed, the Greek Alphabet is used (Alpha, Beta, etc.).
Courtesy of NOAA
How do they choose Hurricane names? Hurricane Names for 2015.The International World Meteorological Organization chooses the names. Originally, hurricane names were women’s names only. In 1979, the list was changed to include men’s names. Six lists are used in rotation. The 2008 list became the 2014 list. A name is removed and  changed … (29 comments)

florida: John Chesnut Park - Palm Harbor, FL - 04/20/15 11:44 PM
John Chesnut Park - Palm Harbor, FL John Chesnut Park is one of the most interesting parks in our area and we go often. Yesterday, our classic car club – AACA-Richey Region had it’s annual picnic there. We had a great time as usual and there was plenty to eat. I did a blog about the park a couple of years back showing an alligator video swimming down the boat ramp. Click here to see it.
John Chesnut Park is in Pinellas County just a little south of the Pasco-Pinellas line on the eastern end of Lake Tarpon. It is a beautiful park and we had a … (12 comments)

florida: Port Richey, FL Home Sold 727-237-0083 - 04/15/15 03:51 AM
Port Richey, FL Home Sold and closed. Another successful closing by the Weidman Team of Sunset Realty (727-237-0083).  This well-kept home with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a 2 car garage has a new family to love it. Neat and pretty Timber Oaks home has a family room and a formal living room, a dining room, and an inside laundry room.
The 55+  neighborhood of Timber Oaks is  located in Port Richey, FL;  within easy reach of many restaurants, schools and medical facilities including Bayonet Point. The homeowners fees are $43.00 a month for single family homes. This takes care of the pool, … (8 comments)

florida: Lonely Boat Enjoying Safety Harbor, FL Waves - 04/07/15 02:31 AM
Lonely Boat Enjoying Safety Harbor,FL Waves
Safety Harbor, FL pier is such a peaceful place to sit and enjoy the water, boats, pelicans and other seabirds.  We often ride down there to just sit and enjoy the views of the clouds rushing by, the boats coming and going, and the birds doing their communal socializing.
Safety Harbor is one of my most favored areas simply because of the pier and the water.  There is also a Main St., with cute and interesting shops, antique stores and restaurants; a great place to do walk-about after eating lunch.
If you're thinking of moving to Safety … (12 comments)

florida: Florida Weather - Enjoy An Outdoor Living Space - 03/21/15 01:14 AM
Florida Weather - Enjoy An Outdoor Living Space
The temperature today is currently 75.  It's expected to reach 82-84 by 4pm. The humidity is fairly low and the tropical breezes make for a wonderful day to go to a Seafood Festival (which is what we plan to do), or enjoy your garden from your porch or outdoor living space, or visit a local beach or park, or sail out into the Gulf of Mexico. (please take your boat).
After you return home from all this fun, enjoy your evening in an outdoor living space.
Outdoor livings spaces are … (9 comments)

florida: Florida Strawberry Festival 2015 - 02/25/15 09:44 PM
Florida Strawberry Festival 2015
If it’s Spring, it must be Strawberry Festival Time and it starts today and runs through March 8, 2015 on N. Florida Strawberry Festival 2015.
On Lemon St in Plant City, FL. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, under 5 are free. Gates open at 10am and close at 10 pm.  Midway hours vary so be sure to check out their website if that’s important to you, Florida Strawberry Festival 2015  You can read all about the events and schedules here.
The Strawberry Festival is a bit of American … (23 comments)

florida: Florida's West Coast Water Views - 02/08/15 12:14 AM
Florida's West Coast Water Views.
The West Coast of Florida, especially the Central West Coast (think Tampa and west of Tampa), is the water coast. Water is everywhere and the towns on the coast have some spectacular view.  I live in New Port Richey, west of Tampa and a little north. New Port Richey has some lovely beach view, Anclote River views, and lake views. Here are a few:
Pelicans just gotta have fun!

Safety Harbor

Anclote River to Gulf of Mexico gateway.

The sailing boats are waiting for you....

It's a … (14 comments)

florida: Sunset Over New Port Richey, FL - 01/31/15 10:03 PM
Sunset Over New Port Richey, FL
Friday evening we were out showing houses (one was a bank foreclosure in which I was bitten by several hungry fleas); it grew dark on the way home and this was our escort sky for our journey.
We were driving so it may not be super sharp but I was fascinated by the redness from the sun setting in the west (to the right side of picture).  It only seemed to catch bits and pieces of the clouds.  I love the way the trees on the bottom right look like they are on … (17 comments)

florida: Tarpon Springs Voted Top Greekest Town - 11/02/14 02:15 AM
Tarpon Springs Voted Top Greekest Town
Back in July, the Pappas Post conducted a survey to choose the top 10 Greekest Places in North America. Choices were based on continuing Greek presence, Greek culture and appearance.To read about all the final top 10 choices, click here.

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks-statue of a sponge diver
On the list: (which starts with #10 and works down to #1)
Greektown, Detroit, MI
Mt. Olympus Park, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Halstead St., Chicago, IL
The Nashville Parthenon, Nashville, TN
Greektown, Baltimore, MD
Park Extension, Montreal
The Metropolitan Museum of … (19 comments)

florida: Old Truck, Old Driver at Dunedin Car Show - 10/04/14 11:03 PM
Yesterday, as we do often on weekends, we attended the Dunedin Car Show.  Dunedin is in Pinellas County on the west coast just about 30 miles south of New Port Richey. Dunedin is a lovely town and has a great downtown area which was perfect for the car show. Lots of small antique stores, etc.
Of course, what I enjoy always is the care and love shown on the vehicles by their owners. (We didn't take Miss Marilyn because we had to show houses right after this visit). And I especially enjoy the humor that is displayed by the owners.

Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty)

Toni Weidman

20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Trinity, FL

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Sailwinds Realty

Address: New Port Richey-Tarpon Springs-Trinity-Hudson, Trinity, FL, 34655

Office: (727) 237-0083

Mobile: (727) 237-0083




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