Saturday, September 21, 2019

Capri islanders still busy as season ends

Whitney Blair

Whitney Blair

Statewide Open House on Isles of Capri

Saturday, April 10 was a beautiful day for an Open House here on the Isles of Capri. This was Florida’s first-ever statewide string of open homes. Here on the island, Christopher Realty participated in the event and showed properties including one with wide water views of Snook Bay. Though the visitors did not flood to Capri in drastic numbers, the buyers who came all had the same response: “What a beautiful island!.” In my opinion, the open house was indeed a success. It brought people down Capri Boulevard who had never ventured this way before and allowed them to take a peek at our “well known” secret.

Seasonal Residents

The warm weather has returned and the flowers blossom up north, calling many of our seasonal family members home. By the end of April, our area will have decreased by more than fifty percent. For those of you packing the car for the long drive or stuffing a suitcase for a much shorter flight, please keep these in mind: home watch and non-perishable foods.

Be sure you have someone watching your home while you are away. Though crime is usually the first thought that comes to mind, the truth is there have been more flood, a/c, mold and electrical issues that have arisen in the absence of owners. All of these could have easily been avoided by hiring a licensed home watch team for as little as twenty-five dollars  per month. There are licensed, reputable and trusted members of our community who offer this service, including My Island Guy and Tarpon Bay Home Services.

Also, if you are considering throwing any of your non-perishable food away, please reconsider. Our area food banks are in desperate need of your donations. For those of you here on Capri, there are three drop-off locations on Capri Boulevard: The Capri Christian Church, Christopher Realty, and the Capri Civic Association. There are families in need who would be more than appreciative for your thoughtfulness.

Capri Clean-Up

For those of us lucky enough to be living on Capri, we know that the community here has become a family. Though we have our trials and tribulations, we come together on common ground when it really counts. The Capri Clean-up on Saturday April 10 was an overwhelming success. Residents of all ages, both the young and young-at-heart, demonstrated what it means to be a part of this community. The volunteers received coffee, donuts and a free t-shirt, but the true reward came from within. Our beautiful community is even more breathtaking thanks to the selflessness of our community, our family, and I am very proud to be a part of it. Thank you.

Also, if you are considering throwing any of your non-perishable food away, please reconsider. Our area food banks are in desperate need of your donations. For those of you here on Capri, there are three drop-off locations on Capri Boulevard: The Capri Christian Church, Christopher Realty, and the Capri Civic Association. There are families in need who would be more than appreciative for your thoughtfulness.

Whitney Blair is a full-time resident, wife, mother and rental agent on the Isles of Capri. She and her husband were married on the island and have been blessed with three children. As Whitney says, “Initially, the move here was to make a better living, now I realize we were making a better life.”

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