All posts by Greg Smithwick, Town Crier, Foole.

Greg has lived in West Pasco County for 41 of his 51 years. His parents moved the family here from Hollywood, Florida. He attended Schrader Elementary, Bayonet Point Junior High, Clearwater Central Catholic High School, and Hudson High School. He has worked in food service, broadcasting, counseling, insurance, broadcasting (AGAIN), media distribution, logistics, counseling (AGAIN), and now new media broadcasting...AGAIN. Greg shares his life with his partner Anita, and their six kids and 9 grand and step grandchildren (Kids lives are complicated, these days)! They live in beautiful downtown Hudson, Florida. Greg is now tobacco free for two years, after his bypass surgery in 2013.

Community Events with Laura Sherrod Pence. Good Times. Hey, That Rhymes. November 9th, 2016

First thing:

I want to thank Bob, Deb, Kim and Ella from the Westside Deli for their continued enthusiasm and support for So Local Pasco.  We’ve been doing our show interviews (and more recently, the whole show) from there, every Tuesday, for four months!
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We’re really grateful for all they’ve done for us, from sandwiches to introductions.  We are lucky to have community minded business folks like Deb and Bob in our community! So stop in to see them, and make sure and tell them you like that they support us.

Kim, Deb and Ella.  Bob is in the kitchen, at back.
Kim, Deb and Ella. Bob is in the kitchen, at back.

Getting right to it, links to info about events covered in the podcast.  Click images and green text to learn more:

One of the first events we covered, last year!  Barry Horvath and the WPBA do an amazing thing for families that need help!  Get involved, have fun, change lives!
One of the first events we covered, last year! Barry Horvath and the WPBA do an amazing thing for families that need help! Get involved, have fun, change lives!

 

Straitjacket Smile is at the Sand Bar, this weekend.  Check 'em out.
Straitjacket Smile is at the Sand Bar, this weekend. Check ’em out.

 

As usual...Stephanie Sky and Queen Kavanaugh, cooking up natural medicine and fun, at the Ancient Apothecary Series
As usual…Stephanie Sky and Queen Kavanaugh, cooking up natural medicine and fun, at the Ancient Apothecary Series

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Pasco Upcycle Festival, Plus Sustainability conference, this weekend, at Sims Park.
Pasco Upcycle Festival, Plus Sustainability conference, this weekend, at Sims Park.

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New Port Richey and Community Drum Circle...TONIGHT at Gill Dawg!
New Port Richey and Community Drum Circle…TONIGHT at Gill Dawg!

Coming up on the Friday podcast:  Pete Kanaris from Green Dream Landscaping, and the ladies from Rock the Boat Productions will be by to talk about EcoFest!

~Greg

Self Care and the Modern Podcaster: Meet the New Thing. November 4th, 2016

There just is not much to write that is not expressed in the podcast.  I left it all on the field, today.  I’m,  going to put a couple of links in the post to get you to more information about Great Spirit Farm, and Melanie Curtis’s astonishingly cool website full of inspirational, funny, awesome blog posts and articles.

Click the green text to listen to the very first So Local Pasco Podcast:

December 1st, 2015 So Local Pasco Podcast


Click the image below to visit MelanieCurtis.com

Melanie Curtis is an amazing, positive, skydiving, gun toting BADASS.  #FACTS
Melanie Curtis is an amazing, positive, skydiving, gun toting BADASS. #FACTS

No link, here…Just a picture of Carolyn, making new friends.

They like chickens!
They like chickens!

The So Local Pasco Marine Science Camp Boat Day for Grownups is maybe the most important thing that happened in my life in 2016:

Grownups enjoying a childlike day of marine environment exploration.
Grownups enjoying a childlike day of marine environment exploration.

Relive the day here:

These are days to remember


The Learning Circle at Great Spirit Farm, October 31st, 2016.
The Learning Circle at Great Spirit Farm, October 31st, 2016.
Great Spirit Farm Silent Retreat
Great Spirit Farm Silent Retreat

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Suddenly, a New Era. November 2nd, 2016.

Today marks the beginning of a new phase of the So Local Pasco Podcast.  We will have more details in the Friday podcast…But from here forward, you can expect two So Local Pasco casts per week…On Wednesday, and Friday.

The Wednesday cast will continue to be the place to get information and links to local events:  Music, art, culture, charity.  The Friday casts will now be more issues focused.  I have a ‘big five’ topic list, and we’ll be diving a little deeper for content.

Make sure you catch the Friday podcast, this week, it will be worth your time!

Today, though, Laura brings us a full slate of community activities, including an interview with Dawn Daniels Hahn from the Pasco County Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk, happening this Saturday at Starkey Wilderness Park.

Click the image above to visit the Facebook Event page, for more information
Click the image above to visit the Facebook Event page, for more information
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Dawn Daniels Hahn is today’s interview on So Local Pasco

Our friend Corey Cottrell will be having a podcast listening event on Facebook Live, tomorrow night. These are FUN!  Listen to the podcast, and message Corey and the hosts of R.O. with any questions or comments…Click the nifty Baboon Room banner for more information!6996987c-8ff9-41b9-b32b-243d3e780bad-medium

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Click for more info

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Our friends Stephanie Sky and Queen Kavanaugh will be putting on another “Ancient Apothecary” lecture and class at the IDR Center, tomorrow…Attend and learn to make an organic boo boo salve! Click the image to go to the information page on Facebook:14708322_186783391771211_4509419660412322610_n


 

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Match a meal! Get a catered Thanksgiving Dinner, GIVE a Thanksgiving Dinner! Click for info.
Match a meal! Get a catered Thanksgiving Dinner, GIVE a Thanksgiving Dinner! Click for info.

I will be shooting Facebook Live videos every day, for at least the next 30 days…Make sure and like the So Local Pasco Facebook page, and send me a friend request!

So Local Pasco LIVE from Westside Deli
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Posted by Greg Smithwick on Tuesday, November 1, 2016

 

Ch ch ch Changes. Blog Post Only, November 1st 2016.

You may have noticed no podcast Monday or today.

Laura and I will be doing the Wednesday show as usual, and the NEXT So Local Pasco Podcast will be Friday,  November 4th.

That show, on Friday, will include my explanation for the changes we are making.  It’s very exciting, and sooo tempting to talk about it, today…But we’ll all just have to wait.

I also intend to give you an election guide…My choices will be based on the issues we cover, locally, here on SLP:  environment, homelessness, equality.

I hope you’ll join us for all the exciting things coming up.

I wanted to throw a quick thank you out to our friends Travis Morehead and Shannon Hernandez from Great Spirit Farm, out in Brooksville.  I had an incredibly peaceful and productive retreat, there, Sunday and Monday.  I recommend them for your retreat needs!

Click the image to visit their website:

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