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Clearwater FL Helpful Hints for Keeping the Knives in Your Kitchen Sharp

Clearwater FL Helpful Hints around your House

Clearwater Florida – Today we are sharing some helpful hints we hope you can use around your Clearwater house.  If you own kitchen knives, you better keep them honed. That’s because a dull knife blade not only slows you down in the kitchen, but it can be more dangerous than its ready-to-cut counterpart, too.

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In this brief, 2-minute video, you’ll learn how to use a knife steel to keep your kitchen cutlery in top form.

Among the tips:

  1. Hold your knife at a 20-degree angle to the steel for maximum effect
  2. 10 swipes per side is sufficient to keep the blade straight
  3. Mid-range knife steels are the best choice for most kitchens

Most knife steels don’t actually sharpen knives. Instead, they straighten the microscopic teeth that make the knives work. And that’s okay. Just remember use the steel every time you use your knife.

Clearwater FL Real Estate

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Call Cyndee @ 727.710.8035 or Jack @ 727710.8036 

Warmly,
Cyndee and Jack Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty

Clearwater FL Real Estate Office
1545 S. Belcher Rd
Clearwater Florida 33764 
727-710-8035 (Cyndee’s cell)
727-710-8036 (Jack’s cell)

 Clearwater FL Helpful Hints for Keeping the Knives in Your Kitchen Sharp

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Cyndee Haydon, Future Home Realty - Realtor | Estate Agent specializing in selling Luxury homes and beach condos from Clearwater Beach to St Pete Beach - 26 miles of paradise. (727) 710-8035 Cyndee's Google Profile

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Sand Key Florida – Join Fun at First Annual Spring Fest at Shoppes of Sand Key.

Sand Key Florida Spring Fest - Clearwater Beach  

Clearwater Fl – Calling all Sand Key Florida homeowners and neighbors - What are you doing tomorrow, April 17th 2010? This weekend you’ll find more than amazing beaches in one of Clearwater’s best waterfront neighborhoods…

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Check out all the fun things to do at the First Annual Sand Key SpringFest. It is being called the “biggest Block Party this island has ever seen” and is being put on by the Sand Key Civic Association.

Where: It will be held at the Shoppes of Sand Key.

When: Saturday April 17th, Noon to 7pm

IMG 0416 small Sand Key Florida   Join Fun at First Annual Spring Fest at Shoppes of Sand Key.They will have a big tent and all the activities are starting at noon. They will have live entertainment, food, refreshments and special entertainment from Al “Coffee” McDaniels who is a well known blues musician.

If you are worried about finding parking on Sand Key Clearwater Beach on a spring Saturday – don’t be! The Sand Key Civic Association has arranged to have FREE transportation from the Jolley Trolley and it will be making a constant look up and down Sand Key on Saturday - from the Marina to the Park. You can take advantage of the FREE trolley rides from noon until 7pm.     

Thanks to Larry and his Sand Key blog for helping to get the word out. Also be sure if you go to stop by Backwaters and tell Larry “Hi”.       

Other Sand Key Articles:

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And if you’ve got any Sand Key real estate questions, just give us, your local Clearwater Beach Realtors a call. clearwater home search now button Sand Key Florida   Join Fun at First Annual Spring Fest at Shoppes of Sand Key.We’d like you to know that we are passionate about being your Clearwater Beach real estate advocate. We’re committed to delivering Results daily based on Integrity, Knowledge & Experience - helping you find the perfect Sand Key Condos for sale.jknge Sand Key Florida   Join Fun at First Annual Spring Fest at Shoppes of Sand Key.We’d like to be YOUR Clearwater Beach FL Real Estate Team!

Call Cyndee @ 727.710.8035 or Jack @ 727710.8036 

Warmly,
Cyndee and Jack Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty

Clearwater FL Real Estate Office
1545 S. Belcher Rd
Clearwater Florida 33764 
727-710-8035 (Cyndee’s cell)
727-710-8036 (Jack’s cell)

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About Cyndee Haydon

Cyndee Haydon, Future Home Realty - Realtor | Estate Agent specializing in selling Luxury homes and beach condos from Clearwater Beach to St Pete Beach - 26 miles of paradise. (727) 710-8035 Cyndee's Google Profile

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Clearwater FL Home buyers- Tips on Maximizing Uncle Sam Tax Credits


Clearwater FL – Wow the time is fast approaching and our taxes are due April 15. If you’re among the millions of Americans who wait until the last week to file, here’s a video interview that could help you reduce your federal tax liability.

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This video was originally broadcast by NBC’s The Today Show, in 4-minutes they review various tax credits and deductions you may be eligible for, plus some recent tax law changes.

Check out a few of the topics they covered:

The interview also talks about how taking a parent, child or other family member into your home may change your tax filing status and reduce your tax liability.

Even if you’ve filed your taxes already consider still watching the video above. You may find that you missed a potential deduction. If that’s the case, consider filing an amended return with the IRS to recapture the credits you left on the table. Most times, the benefits of re-filing will outweigh the costs of doing it.

Be sure to talk with your tax professional for personal tax advice.

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Your Clearwater FL Realtors – living and working here just like you. Passionate about being your local real estate advocate. We’re committed to delivering Results daily based on Integrity, Knowledge & Experience – helping you find the perfect Clearwater FL homes for sale.

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We’d like to be YOUR Clearwater FL Real Estate Team!

Call Cyndee @ 727.710.8035 or Jack @ 727710.8036

Warmly,
Cyndee and Jack Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty

Clearwater Fl Real Estate Office
1545 S. Belcher Rd
Clearwater Florida 33764
727-710-8035 (Cyndee’s cell)
727-710-8036 (Jack’s cell)

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About Cyndee Haydon

Cyndee Haydon, Future Home Realty - Realtor | Estate Agent specializing in selling Luxury homes and beach condos from Clearwater Beach to St Pete Beach - 26 miles of paradise. (727) 710-8035 Cyndee's Google Profile

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Clearwater FL Home Owners – Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

Clearwater Fl Home Disaster Preparedness Reminder

Clearwater Fl – We are not strangers to natural disasters here in Clearwater Fl and Clearwater home owners go through the “preparation ritual” each summer at the start of Florida hurricane season. Sunday’s earthquake in was a reminder of the importance again because Baja California was hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake and the tremor felt as far away as Yuma, Arizona.  Friends of ours in Rhode Island and New Hampshire have been dealing with massive flooding. Winter storms are pounding the Colorado Rockies. It all reminds us that natural disaster can strike anytime and anywhere even Clearwater FL.

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None of us can stop Mother Nature, so your best defense is to be prepared.

A terrific resource for families in Clearwater Fl and around the country is the Department of Homeland Security’s Ready.gov, a website aimed at family, business and community disaster readiness. This includes defense against physical attacks, and as well as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and floods.

Other Helpful Clearwater – Pinellas County Resources

The Ready.gov website contains tips, notes and checklists, including the 3-minute “It Takes Just Three Steps To Get Ready For An Emergency” video featured above.

If you’ve never watched it, do it now. Then, test your Clearwater Fl home’s disaster readiness with this 10-question quiz. There’s no “passing grade” on the test but, via your own answers, you’ll see where your home has room for readiness improvement.

Disasters are unpredictable and most of us will face them at least once in our lives. Jack and I had a house fire 20 years ago on Christmas day and lost everything (however no one was in the house at the time or hurt) and I can tell you it pays to be prepared and also to know that stuff is just stuff it’s the safety of our family and loved ones that is always my top concern. Be prepared in advance, therefore. Protecting your household is simpler than you think.

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Your Clearwater FL Realtors – living and working here just like you. Passionate about being your local real estate advocate. We’re committed to delivering Results daily based on Integrity, Knowledge & Experience - helping you find the perfect Clearwater FL homes for sale.

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We’d like to be YOUR Clearwater FL Real Estate Team!

Call Cyndee @ 727.710.8035 or Jack @ 727710.8036

Warmly,
Cyndee and Jack Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty

Clearwater Real Estate Office
1545 S. Belcher Rd
Clearwater Florida 33764
727-710-8035 (Cyndee’s cell)
727-710-8036 (Jack’s cell)

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About Cyndee Haydon

Cyndee Haydon, Future Home Realty - Realtor | Estate Agent specializing in selling Luxury homes and beach condos from Clearwater Beach to St Pete Beach - 26 miles of paradise. (727) 710-8035 Cyndee's Google Profile

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Enjoy these Clearwater Beach Florida – Island Estates and Tampa Beach Holiday Boat Parades

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Clearwater Beach Florida - Living in Clearwater one of our favorite things to do in December is to enjoy the beautiful Holiday Boat Parades held in the various Tampa beach towns. Unfortunately Dunedin’s and St Pete Beach boat parades were cancelled last weekend because of windy weather and currently there is no make up date. 

For us, the Clearwater Beach – Island Estates Memorial Parade is one of our favorites and will be hosting their boat parade this weekend.  You can see various lighted boat parades as far north as Tarpon Springs Florida down to Tierra Verde (southern Pinellas County) tonight. We’re so lucky to have so many great options. If you go, let me know what you think!

Here’s a list of the local parades we found going on the next two weekends (weather permitting).

Tierra Verde Florida (December 9th) is holding their boat parade tonight (Wednesday, December 9th) so if you have have time head down tonight and check it out.

Island Estates – Clearwater Beach Florida  (December 12th) – One of the most popular in the area, this year’s parade on December 12th, 2009 and marks the 35th year that this parade. The boat parade is sponsored by the Island Estates Yacht Club.  Boats. All boats will assemble at 6 pm in Mandalay Channel, between Island Estates and Clearwater Beach. They will proceed through Island Estates’ canals, arriving downtown at Coachman Park at 8 pm, then they will sail under Memorial Causeway Bridge, down the Clearwater Marina Channel and winds up finishing at the Clearwater Yacht Club on the southern end of Clearwater Beach.

Tarpon Springs Florida (December 12th)- I couldn’t find the details but I know it’s being held this Saturday night as well and runs along the sponge docks. My friends the Mason’s love watching from their backyard every year. So if you’re in that area be sure to check it out.  

St Petersburg Florida (Downtown) (Saturday, December 12th) – The will be hosting a lighted boat parade this Saturday as well.

Treasure Island Florida – (Sunday, December 13) They are holding their Christmas Boat Parade this Sunday and it will begin at 6:20 p.m. at the Treasure Island Tennis & Yacht Club, 400 Treasure Island Causeway. 

NEW!! Tarpon Springs FL – Lake Tarpon (Saturday, December 19th)This year is the first year for a lighted Christmas Boat Parade and will be held next weekend on Lake Tarpon. The parade begins at the Tarpon Turtle at 7PM (earlier than last year).  See TarponTurtle.com for their location.

Madeira Beach Florida ( Saturday, December 19th) Will actually have 2 lighted boat parades. Their Festival of Lights boat parades will hold the first for smaller boats. It starts at John’s Pass at 6:15 p.m., heading north through all channels and ending at the Tom Stuart Causeway. The 2nd boat parade, for larger boats, begins at Tom Stuart Causeway at 6:30 p.m. and ends at John’s Pass. Both of these parades are expected to end at about 8:30 p.m. in addition, Santa will visit John’s Pass Village about 7 p.m.

Indian Rocks Beach  Florida (Saturday December 19th) has their boat parade beginning at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Harbourside and proceeding north under the Walsingham Bridge. We actually have taken video of this boat parade in the past – and Jimmy Iguanas is a great place to see the parade from but get there early!! You can check it out

Redingtons and Indian Shores Florida (Sunday, December 20th) will hold the last boat parade of the season is longer than most and will begin at about 6 p.m. These festive boats will start at the Welch Causeway Bridge in Madeira Beach Florida, and then the boats will head north among the intercoastal waterways in Redington Beach, North Redington Beach, Redington Shores and Indian Shores. The parade is expected to end about 10 p.m.

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Copyright © 2007-2009 Jack and Cyndee Haydon, Clearwater REALTORS and specializing in Clearwater Florida, Clearwater Beach Florida, and Pinellas County Waterfront homes and condos. Information is deemed reliable however it is not guaranteed and subject to change at any time.

 Enjoy these Clearwater Beach Florida   Island Estates and Tampa Beach Holiday Boat Parades

About Cyndee Haydon

Cyndee Haydon, Future Home Realty - Realtor | Estate Agent specializing in selling Luxury homes and beach condos from Clearwater Beach to St Pete Beach - 26 miles of paradise. (727) 710-8035 Cyndee's Google Profile

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