Postcard weather. Manatees are back. A thousand fun things to do. Halloween is days away. This is my favorite time of year.
As far as the SHOW goes, everything is still our “first”, since we didn’t go live til December 1st, 2015. So this will be our first Halloween on So Local Pasco. I’ve got a couple of spooky stories tucked away for the next few days…And don’t forget: If YOU have a ghost story, or a spooky story, I would love to record you telling it!
Three BIG things on my radar, today…
Pit Stop One Producer Lisa Burke messaged me Sunday to say they had a VIP coming! Gonzo Mays, the Honorary Mayor of Key West, will be attending Pit Stop One, right here in Port Richey! Anxious to meet her, she’s an amazing story, herself!
There’s still time to volunteer to help give tours of the iconic Hacienda Hotel this weekend! Contact the Friends of the Hacienda, volunteer, and GET INVOLVED! Volunteers will need to attend a Friday evening orientation. Click the image above for more info.
Tomorrow, Laura and I will be at the Tasty Tuesday Fresh Market, held at the New Port Richey Public Library, from 10 to noon, I hope you will come out and say hello! I will probably go to the Westside Deli from 12:30 to 3.
Erik Soujanen almost never slows down. I’ve realized since I started spending part of my Thursdays there…Even though Thursday is his golf day…He is often found at Gill Dawg. Fixing. Tweaking. Changing. Building. Modifying. He just keeps digging.
Thursday, I found him camped out at the barn bar (his favorite spot), so we recorded a twenty minute update on all the cool stuff Gill Dawg has coming up. For instance:
That’s called a “Craig Cat”, and very soon, they will be offering rental tours in them. I can’t imagine a better way to fish our inshore waters.
He also wanted to talk about “Eco Dawgs”, which will be a youth/student marine science program…It’s a passion of Erik’s to reach kids, and invest them in loving and caring for our local marine environment…That is how you raise kids that will continue to fight for better environmental policy.
He also wanted to make sure and mention there is a GREAT free concert this Sunday at Gill Dawg, to benefit Esther’s School, a school for exceptional kids…TEN BANDS, and a whole lot more great stuff going on:
Always a pleasure catching up with Erik, I learn something new everytime I sit down with him. There is not much he cannot do: He is actually really good at what “I” do, along with the other real world skills that pay the bills.
Stop in and see what a lovely place they’ve built…
I’m feeling the excitement of the season coming on. What season? Christmas? Halloween? Pumpkin Spice Everything Season? Definitely NOT that last one.
It seems like October starts a giving project season…Even though we know and cover MANY giving events throughout the year, it seems to really ramp up this month. Last year, I really wanted to start the show in October, but we just could not get everything done in time. It was very frustrating, knowing there were events to cover, and we were not yet ‘on line’.
Not this year. We are all over it. In the podcast, I talk a little about two projects designed to feed the hungry on Thanksgiving, this year. Our friends at Messengers of Hope have something in the works, and we’ll have details on that very soon…And our friends at Tapas Gastro Lounge have an excellent idea:
Have Jose cook you a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, and he will DONATE a dinner to a needy family! Are you kidding? This is the best idea, EVER. Here is the info flyer-
Our friends at Messengers of Hope have something cooking, as well…And we will have details as soon as we get them.
But the MAIN event, today, is an interview with Mary and Ed Isolani, the founders of the Friends of the Hacienda and Historic New Port Richey Group…They are the driving force behind encouraging (and helping to FUND) the ongoing restoration of the iconic old pink hotel at the corner of Bank and Main, in downtown New Port Richey.
They have some exciting news about tours of the Hacienda, which will take place on Saturday, October 29th…But what they REALLY need is volunteers to help guide the tours! This is your chance to be a part of the story, and get a glimpse into the hotel. Many people under the age of fifty have NEVER been in the Hacienda, since it was a private senior living facility for quite a long time.
Listen to the podcast, and join the effort! The last time the hotel was open for tours, they were so busy, they had to turn some folks away…Don’t get left out. Contact the Friends of the Hacienda, today.
It’s Wednesday, and time to spend the show with Laura Sherrod Pence. You’ll notice the difference in audio…We are now recording the Wednesday show at the Westside Deli, on Tuesdays. You can come out and see us any Tuesday from 10 to noon!
The Deli is open Monday thru Friday, 7:30-3:30, and serves some fantastic sandwiches, salads, and breakfast items. The folks are friendly, and the music is good!
Laura had a LOT of stuff to cover, because we are now into the season…MANY halloween events, some even kicking of THIS weekend, community projects, political events and debates. It’s all out there for you. Below, you find links to many of the events covered…Many others can be found by searching for them on Facebook.
Here is the picture of the candy corn jar! Guess how many candy corns are in there, and you could win a tarot reading from Jean Seterah! Submit your guess to [email protected]
Our friend and candidate for County Commission Barry Horvath has a meet and greet at Dockside, today, and is requesting volunteers for the campaign. Click the images below for more info:
Final “Ban**d Books Concert”, Sims Park, tomorrow night! Closing out with a humdinger…You won’t want to miss Holey Miss Moley!
M.O.M.’s Friday Night Market ALSO on Sundays!
Scream Acres starts THIS weekend at Starkey Park…WARNING! This event is recommened for those 16 and older!
Halloween SPOOKTACULAR! at Veterans Park, Hicks Road, Hudson…This Saturday. Click image for more info!
Coming November 5th:
The “Out of the Darkness” AFSP walk in Starkey Park. Click image for information…
The next SEVERAL weeks are jam packed with music, culture, art and food events…Make sure and check with us EVERY Wednesday for a full slate of stuff to do!