Monday, May 8, 2017

Bay City Post - May 2017

WELCOME to the sixty-eighth issue of the Bay City Post - Keeping you updated on the best city on the Grid! In May, Bay City turns NINE, and that's a whole year older than out (not the) Mayori! We hope you will help us celebrate by joining us for our annual parade and musical festivities. You can find all of the details below.

But remember, you don't just have to wait for one big celebration each year. Bay City is chock-full of madness and mayhem exciting events each and every week! Join the Bay City Alliance, and get notices of all of the fun happenings in our fair city. As an example, every Thursday, there is a Rumble, where we race everything from cars, boats, airplanes, and even the occasional squid. The Demolition Derby, pictured below, is an absolute favorite, with cars scripted to fall apart when they crash into each other.

The aftermath of a Derby crash! Photo by

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Bay City's 9th Anniversary Celebration

 

In May of 2008 the Linden Department of Public Works unveiled its first project, the themed city area on the Second Life® Mainland known as Bay City.  In May of 2017, please help us celebrate Bay City's 9th Anniversary! Join us in a parade on Sunday, May 21st at 12:30 PM, starting from the band-shell in Bay City - Harwich and traveling down Route 66 and Park Place to the Bay City Fairgrounds at North Channel! Here is a handy traveler's map for the parade route!

Parade staging
Sunday, 21st May at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) SLT
Meet at the bandshell in Bay City - Harwich, with additional room in Bay City - Dennis, Bay City - Tisbury, and Bay City - Edgartown. The parade will begin promptly at 12:30 pm. SLT.

Parade viewing
Don't feel quite like the march? We have several handy parade viewing areas! Here's LMs to two of them:
Orleans Viewing Point
Falconmoon Viewing Point

Parade end
Parade will conclude in the North Channel -- but hang around for fun and festivities at the Bay City Fairgrounds! Performing will be MARX DUDEK from 12:30-1:30 p.m. SLT, followed by CHRISTOV KOHNKE from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., WINSTON ACKLAND from 2:30-3:30 p.m. SLT, and finally one more surprise guest from 3:30-4:30 p.m. SLT.

Who can participate?
Bay Citizens, Nova Albions, Shermervillians, Blumfeldians, Nautilods, and *all* residents of the Second Life Grid are welcome!

What do you want?
Festive outfits, unique avatars, costumes, floats, Macy's parade-style balloons, marching bands, stilt walkers, dancers, kids on bikes, dancers, drill teams -- you name it! Come and represent your own special part of Second Life!

How could I make a float?
Best bet is to make 'em as a wearable attachment, not a vehicle. Due to some of the difficulties with 'em last year, we would prefer to avoid vehicles as much as possible. Also, they'll make your experience better, too!  If you'd like a float base to use as a starting point, please contact Marianne McCann inworld.

How can I share my photos of the event? 
Send them to your mySL feed, Snapzilla, or Flickr! We even have flickr and Snapzilla groups!
http://www.flickr.com/groups/bay_city_visions
http://www.sluniverse.com/pics/ViewGroup.aspx?id=4
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Breaking News!

Toxic Taco Overrun by Flaming Pogosticks

The 400 Pogo Sticks of the Apocalypse
 Hey, it could happen...
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And that's all, Folks! Make sure to check out all of our columns to see what the Post reporters have been up to this month, and get cracking on those parade floats. We hope to see you all at the Anniversary!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Bay City Post - April 2017

WELCOME to the sixty-seventh issue of the Bay City Post - Keeping you updated on the best city on the Grid!

 

EverFest

April in Bay City always starts with a celebration of our favorite April Fool - Ever Dreamscape! This year, the celebrations lasted an entire week, starting with the Rumble on Thursday, March 30th featuring crazy vehicles and shark costumes...mostly on fire. On Friday, March 31st there was a charity bowlathon at the Fairgrounds, with all proceeds going to Child's Play. And on the anniversary of Ever's birth, April Fool's Day, a party was held at the Bay City Brewery, followed by general mayhem and a mass torching of the City. The fire department, as per usual, was nowhere to be found. (More on that later.)

The Bay City Brewery is afire during EverFest - Photo by Marianne McCann

Guest Column - Roc Plutonian

This month the Post welcomes Roc Plutonian, landlord of the Post building and a dear friend of Ever's, as he offers a touching tribute to our Patron Firebug:

Ev·er 
synonyms: always, forever, eternally, until hell freezes over, until the cows come home, until mimes speak at the Pen, until Bay City is free of fire
  1. at any time: "nothing Ever seemed to ruin her appetite for fun"
  2. used in comparisons for emphasis: "After starring in a late-night Etv episode, they felt better than Ever before"
  3.  at all times; always: "Ever the woman of action, she encouraged all residents to get involved"
  4. increasingly; constantly: "committing Ever larger crimes of mayhem in the City"
  5. used for emphasis in questions and other remarks, expressing astonishment or outrage: "who Ever heard of a shark brewing beer?"
Ever Dreamscape was always conspiring to get the residents of Bay City to gather via the Bay City Rumbles, the car washes, her wacky ETv stories and so on. The now-annual EverFest expands her vision of a community that lets out their wacky inner selves. For the last several days, the City was ablaze with Ever-inspired activities: Mime Protests, Rumbles, Bowling and Brewery Dances...and of course a fire or two! Gatherings like this are what bring a community together. When asked about EverFest, Bay City Resident Maureen Boccaccio said, "It makes me remember the fun of SL..just like Ever did." And that’s what SL is all about. May we all continue with Ever's vision: to gather, be wacky, and above all, have fun!

Bay City Brewery party during EverFest - Photo by Evola Courtois

Firehouse in Dennis for Rent

With all of the mayhem in the City this past weekend, it has come to the attention of the Editor (who also happens to own the Bay City Fire Station #2 in Dennis) that due to her lack of time and attention, fire service in the City is sorely lacking. A concerned resident captured the shocking image below of a poor noob being pushed to his death  unable to be saved by one of our brave firefighters.

Shocking photos captured by Evola Courtois
Our brave volunteers need a guiding hand to help them fight fire in our fair City, since fires seem to happen here a LOT. If anyone is interested in taking on this role (purely opt-in RP; applicant must have a strong working knowledge of Bay City culture) please contact Kinn by email at kinnaird.fiachra@ gmail.com. 

New Postal Service in Bay City

Send your package in style with the Bay City Postal Service! Our cargo handlers will ship your package to anyone, anywhere in SL. We will ship not only by air, but by sea and land as well. Neither rain nor snow nor lag of grid can stay these messengers about their duty. (We are, however, not responsible for wet, frozen, or otherwise lost parcels…) All services are roleplay only and are opt-in. If the recipient does not wish to roleplay the delivery, we will simply pass them the package.

The boxes work just like the many postal boxes you see in First Life. You address a package and drop it in, the postal worker picks it up and delivers it. Local Bay City mail will be handled by the Bay City Post Office, and large parcels or mail going outside of Bay City will be handled by GridWide Cargo Service.

Mail can be delivered to any mailbox that has Allow Inventory Drop set to TRUE. First, you need to find one of our boxes, which are located at the following parcels:
To use the service, select Send a Package from the menu. Enter the legacy name of the avatar you want the package sent to into the textbox IE: ThomasHooker Resident.

Hold down the CTRL button and drag your item into the mailbox. Please include a notecard with the recipient’s name and the location of the delivery. The package must be transfer enabled or we cannot deliver it.

We will pick up the package at our earliest availability. We try to always deliver in character, and using realistic vehicles to do so but in some cases that is not possible. We will walk the package to the destination if we cannot use vehicles in that area, for example a roleplay region that does not allow non-residents to use vehicles.

We will place a mailbox at your location. I will need an invite to the land owning group, however, I will leave the group once the mailbox is placed.

ThomasHooker Resident - Postmaster


Breaking News!


!!!BREAKING!!!BREAKING!!!BREAKING!!!
Sharknado hits Toxic Taco!

(Also, fish tacos half off today!)


And that's all for now, folks...see you next month!!!

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