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Winter Weather

Winter Weather

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter snow warning on October 29 and says travel conditions may be hazardous as an unseasonable snowstorm has hit the East Coast. Sounds like its time to finalize winter getaway plans—particularly for our Pennsylvania and Western Maryland guests from last winter!

Earth Day: Turning Trash Into Treasure

Earth Day: Turning Trash Into Treasure Florida Vacation HomesEarth Day: Turning Trash Into Treasure

As we recognize Earth Day with celebrations around the globe, let’s pause to realize something quite powerful. Erehwon Retreat participates in the Clean the World hospitality program. We are just one of nearly 900 hotels and bed-and-breakfast partners throughout North America that have helped divert in excess of 550 tons of hotel waste from polluting local landfills.

Think about that for a moment—that 1.1 million pounds of soap and bottled amenities would be trashed. That’s a lot of garbage and, in the truest sense of the term, a great waste of valuable resources.

Old Seminole Heights Home Tour

Old Seminole Heights Home Tour

Each year on the first Sunday in April, the neighborhood of Old Seminole Heights invites the community and interested people to take an intimate view of some of the most distinguished homes in this tree-shaded Tampa neighborhood. Typically attracting over 1,500 visitors, the Old Seminole Heights Home Tour is among the most popular and well-attended home tours.

Neighborhood Documentary

Neighborhood Documentary

Very early after completing the first of two restorations of the cottage and bungalow, I was approached by Suzanne Prieur of Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association regarding the development of a historical film on Old Seminole Heights. I was instantly engaged and helped to get the project off the ground.

A year later, the film was screened at the Tampa Theatre and, to my surprise pleasure, sold out the 1950-seat theater for a single screening.

View part of the film’s introduction: