Bay City's Anniversary Celebration Nears

 

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CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann at gmail.com

BAY CITY’S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION NEARS

Local Citizens Honor 14th Year in Second Life®

BAY CITY, SL (3 May, 2022) - The Second Life® mainland community of Bay City turns fourteen this May, and its Residents are once again hosting their traditional parade down Bay City’s Route 66, followed by a live music event in their fairgrounds.

The first project of the Linden Department of Public Works, Bay City opened in May of 2008. It has developed into the largest community-focused virtual urban area in Second Life, and helped to pave the way for later Second Life-based community-focused projects.

The annual parade’s participants are asked to gather at noon SLT/PDT on Sunday, the 15th of May, to lineup at the band shell in Bay City - Harwich. The parade will travel down Route 66 beginning at 12:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and will conclude at the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region.

A live concert will kick off at 1:30 p.m. SLT/PDT at the Fairgrounds, featuring DJ GoSpeed of KONA Stream providing music leading into the event until 1:30 p.m.SLT/PDT , followed by Stephanniyah Sinatra  from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, Mavenn from 2:30-3:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and Criss Covers (Criss Fredriksson) from 3:30-4:30 p.m. SLT/PDT.

All Residents of the Second Life grid are encouraged to participate. Celebration goods, including parade float bases and ideas, are available at the Bay City Community Center, in the Daley Bay region for those who wish to be a part of the event. Ample viewing areas are provided for all. The music event is also open to all who desire to attend -- not only Residents of Bay City, but the entire grid is welcome.

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab™ and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life® and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest Bay city group, and home to most Residents of Bay City.

For more information, contact: Marianne McCann

Reporter Vick Forcella
20220511

Route and viewing areas (old image)

 

For Ever Night Ahead!

 


Dear readers,

A small editorial to give you a heads-up.

April the first is supposed to be a fun day filled with jokes and pranks. Not in Bay City! Our culture gives a complete different meaning to April the first.

Eversday! and Eversnight!

Events in our Fine City start at the Bay City Fairgrounds. This is NOT an official event! Gatherings of people will be near Dennis!

BCFD
Chances are people will run with scissors, dress up as sharks and throw exploding chickens. Worse, When they can they (named Everfools) will set fire to almost everything! They are dangerous!

Despite relentless efforts our Fine City has not been able to halt the Everfools and each year they come back. When they started, the Everfools were anonymous locals. These days the Everfools come from everywhere around the grid! (some hint that Linden Lab supports them)

Please avoid the Everfools and do NOT follow their lead. Report them to the BCPD and report the fires at the BCFD. Do NOT take images of fires and Everfools!

Not that it'll help but ya never know.

Best of luck to you!

Reporter Vick Forcella

20220331

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20220222

Storm At The Rumble

Rumble Takeoff!
Last Thursday, despite a mild storm, the airplane rumble continued. The start at at airport Hau Koda was without much problems as the planes took to the sky on their way to Abbotts.

One of the airplanes was the Bay City Postal Service that had a truckload of mail and parcels with it. The pilot was Postmaster Thomas Hooker combining work with pleasure. Kinnaird sat in the back, taking picures.

Half way to Abbotts, near Luna Point, winds started to pick up, a storm was brewing.

With a tailwind the Bay City Postal Service machine, a modern Douglas DC-3, went like lightning so fast.

Coming near Abbotts the pilot slammed on the brakes, without much effect as the airplane was still in the air and heavy loaded.

The only way to reduce speed was to wiggle wobble towards the airport hoping to loose speed, or go-around. Since the postal service is always in a hurry a go-around was not an option.

The pilot screamed into the mike "GIVE ME ROOM!" as the machine came hurtling towards the tarmac. The other machines of the rumble went well out of the way of the doomed machine.

Just as planned...

With a magic wiggle wobble the pilot landed the machine sideways on the runway (some luck might have been involved). After that the passenger ran towards the restroom for some needed R and R.

Some mainlanders will receive a parcel with broken goods inside.

The airport at Hau Koda is often full, delaying planned departs. For that the Bay city counsel has proposed to build an additional airport at Moose Beach. Citizens from Shermerville and Molesworth have united to fight this proposal threatening to take it to the highest court. They fear an increase of airplane traffic and noise pollution. City counsel suggested "plug your ears with a prim".

Airport at Moose Beach planned?

The Bay City Alliance organizes every week on Thursday a rumble. Everybody is invited. Keep an eye out for announcements in the Bay City Alliance group or ask someone from Bay City. The rumble starts mostly around 7 PM SLT. A more Europe friendly time has been tried but wasn't much of a success.

The rumbles are races with planes, trains & automobiles, and boats. Join us!

[edit: the Zoom meeting we used to make this report had a few hiccups. The original report mentions Kinn as the pilot, it was Thomas. No pizza for the reporter! (Vick)]

Reporter Vick Forcella
Images Kinn, Tish
20220220

Annual “Mole Day” Celebration Coming In February



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann at gmail.com

ANNUAL “MOLE DAY” CELEBRATION COMING IN FEBRUARY

Bay City Residents prepare for their fête honouring the Linden Department of Public Works.

BAY CITY, SL (16th January, 2022) - 

Now in its 12th year, Bay City’s annual “Mole Day” event will once be held this February as a way to salute the Moles and their many contributions to Bay City and the rest of the Second Life® Grid.

Traditionally, the Mole Day event is held on or around Groundhog Day: this year, it will be held on Sunday, the 6th of February, beginning at 11:00 a.m. SLT. This year’s event will feature DJ GoSpeed of KONA stream followed by a live performance by Ve Joyy at 12:00 p.m. SLT.

The event will be held in the Bay City Fairgrounds in North Channel. The event is open to all Second Life® members who enjoy the great works of the Mole, whether they hail from Bay City, Nautilus City, Bellisseria, or anywhere else in Second Life. Of course, Moles and Lindens are also welcome to join in the festivities.

[small editorial: When you join the party please don't be disappointed when you do not see many with the last name Mole. The moles are there, trust me... -VF Bring molesnax!]

"Moles" are members of The Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW). The LDPW is a program focused on improvements related to the experience of living on, or visiting the Linden Mainland. The LDPW organizes teams of Resident builders, artists, and script creators (the Moles!) to create new content on Linden Lab's behalf and to the benefit of all. These Residents have the last name “Mole.”

Moles essentially build all of the grid’s infrastructure: the public roads and railways, items in our coastal waterways and protected lands, and even larger scale projects like the Bellisseria regions, premium content and experiences, and much more. Bay City was their first such project.

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab® and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest group for Residents of Bay City.

For more information, or special accommodations, please contact Marianne McCann.

 

Reporter Marianne Mccann, Vick Forcella

20220128

The Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW) is seeking clothing creators, riggers and avatar makers (skin, hair, makeup, accessories).
Do you want to be a "Mole" in
#SecondLife? Apply now! Details in the FAQs at the bottom of this page: second.life/ldpw

Reporter Strawberry Linden, Vick Forcella

20220128

Announcing Annual Primdrop




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann at gmail.com

BAY CITY PREPARES FOR THIS YEAR’S “PRIM DROP"

Bay City's Gala New Year's event set for 31st December

BAY CITY, SL (27th December, 2021) - Citizens of Bay City, Second Life's® city by the bay, will be marking the end of the year in fine fashion, attending the annual "Prim Drop" in the Bay City Fairgrounds in North Channel on the evening of the 31st of December.

The party will include an expanded, two-hour set of DJed tunes presented by Marianne McCann, as well as fireworks and other festive fun. Food, drink, and other party favours will be provided for all attendees.

The event is an outdoor, high-class, wintertime soirée, and black tie attire and/or full dress is requested. All Second Life® Residents are welcome to attend and ring in the New Year with the Bay City community.

This will also be the last event within Bay City this year for donating to Child's Play Charity (www.childsplaycharity.org). Child's Play is a 501c3 non profit organization offers online communities such as ours an opportunity to help seriously ill children around the globe during their hospital stays with the purchase of games and gaming equipment.

As of today, Bay City has raised L$451,938 this season for Child’s Play, and hopes to complete the season at or beyond L$500,000.

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab® and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest group for Residents of Bay City.

For more information,  please contact Marianne McCann.

(there was a minor hiccup here at the Bay City Post, hence a small delay in publication. Happy new year from the BCP!!) 

Reporter Vick Forcella

20211231

Bay City Annual Tree Lighting, Concert, And Fundraiser


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CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann at gmail.com

ANNOUNCING BAY CITY’S ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING, CONCERT, AND FUNDRAISER

Event Returning on 5th of December

BAY CITY, SL (2 December, 2021) -The Bay City Alliance will host its annual Tree Lighting event on Sunday, Saturday, 5th December 2021 from 1-4 pm SLT at the Bay City Fairgrounds, in North Channel ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/North%20Channel/128/128/24/ ). The event will feature DJ GoSpeed of KONA Stream and live performances by Tamra Hayden and FrankLee Anatra. There will be much merry-making,  ice-skating, dancing, refreshments and lots of fun for all!

As part of the event, a silent auction supporting Child's Play Charity (www.childsplaycharity.org) will be held. At our 2020 event, we raised L$135,994, and hope to break that in 2021

Confirmed designers, artists, and brands participating in the event include GenusProject, Diana Takeda (of Meshbody), Cica Ghost, Lunar Tripsa, Owen Lusch (of Lusch Motors), Brick Swansen, Late Billig (of Junk Food), Cindy Henusaki, Javatar Mocha, Plato Novo, Bryn Oh, Trinity Yazamoto, Vinsie Bunny, LadyJane Shippe (of Shippe & Saille), and OldManChristmas.
DeeDee Dakota will also be offering a parcel in Bay City - Falconmoon!

Additional Second Life™ designers and artists who wish to participate by providing fun, interesting, unique, or other transferable items (or a no-copy object that the auction winner can give to you to redeem their prize, if the item(s) have to be no transfer) may contact ThomasHooker Resident to participate.

Auction will end at the conclusion of the event. All proceeds from the silent auction and from donation bins at the venue will go to Child's Play Charity. Child's Play is a 501c3 non profit organization offers online communities such as ours an opportunity to help seriously ill children around the globe during their hospital stays with the purchase of games and gaming equipment.

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab® and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest group for Residents of Bay City.

For more information, or to participate in the event, please contact Marianne McCann. ========================================<end of transmission>

Reporter Vick Forcella

20211203

Hot Bay City Nights Is A Go!

 

The summer is warm, too warm. So we have events at night!

Come join us for a line-up of events starting *this* Sunday.

There will be food, games, a car-wash, racing and many more things one can do at night. There is even gossip about the election of a new Miss Bay City! Will there be sharks?

Join us at the Fairgrounds starting Sunday September the Fifth at 1 PM! 

Our DJ *and* current Miss Bay City, Gospeed Racer, will play the bestest of tunes for you, accompanied by the famous one and only Friar Don!

If *you* want to be the New Fresh Miss Bay City contact Ineffable Mote. Everybody can apply, everybody! (That includes *you*)

The events will last a whole week! Be sure to leave a tip in our tipjars! 

Get your car cleaned by the most lovely bikinis! 

More info, and another poster, can be found on the community page.

Reporter Vick Forcella
20210903


BAY CITY REACHES ITS TEEN YEARS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann at gmail.com



BAY CITY REACHES ITS TEEN YEARS


Bay City Thirteenth Anniversary Poster



Mainland community turns thirteen this May



BAY CITY, SL (6 May, 2021) - It was thirteen years ago that the first project of the Linden Department of Public Works was opened on Second Life®. To celebrate, Bay City's Residents are once again hosting their annual parade down the city's Route 66, followed by a live music event in the Bay City Fairgrounds.


Bay City opened in May of 2008 to initial viewing, with auctions for land in the city beginning soon after. It has developed into the largest community-focused virtual urban area in Second Life.


Participants in the annual parade are asked to gather at noon SLT/PDT on Sunday, the 16th of May, to lineup at the band shell in Bay City - Harwich. The parade will wend its way down Route 66 beginning at 12:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and will conclude at the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region.


A live concert will kick off at 1:30 p.m. SLT/PDT at the Fairgrounds with DJ GoSpeed Rasere of KONA Stream providing music leading into the event until 1:30 p.m.SLT/PDT , followed by Mimi Carpenter from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, Parker Static from 2:30-3:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and Noma Falta from 3:30-4:30 p.m. SLT/PDT.


All Residents of the Second Life grid are welcomed to participate. Celebration goods, including parade float bases and ideas, are available at the Bay City Community Center, in the Daley Bay region for those who wish to be a part of the parade. Ample viewing areas are provided. The music event is also open to all who desire to attend -- not only Residents of Bay City


Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab™ and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life® and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest Bay city group, and home to most Residents of Bay City.


Bay City Concert Poster



For more information, contact: Marianne McCann

Editor Marianne McCann
(the editor takes no responsibility for a press release) 

Marianne Crosses Over To The Blake Sea

The smallest member of the Bay City family (one off..there might be smaller), Marianne McCann, has written history, again. This time by flying from Hau Koda, Bay City, to Hollywood in the Blake Sea in one go!

She was the first to go from Hetrocera to Jeogeot, a journey that would not be possible without Bellisseria.

The continent of Bellisseria was bulging slowly towards the continent of Satori. With each generation of Linden Homes the connection became nearer.

Finally, on Tuesday March the 30th, the connection between Bellisseria and Sarori happened. That was the moment our small explorer waited for. She stepped into her trusty PA-18 Super Cub to take off from Hau Koda. A large bag of cookies accompanied her during the first legs of the voyage.


After what seemed like a very long time she passed the snowlands in Obersdorf.



She crossed the barren lands just before crossing into Bellisseria.



Carefully manoeuvring without a functional map she moved over nameless sims, that some call a region.



Slowly but surely towards better known lands. Then she crossed over to Satori!


It was a long and dangerous flight over Satori, many orbs and skyboxes had to be avoided. Until the safe skies of Nautilus came to sight.


The goal so near, the bag of cookies eaten and the fuel low the last leg was a scary one. The engine started fluttering, kept alive, just.

At Hollywood Airport she set down her Piper Cub. A small crowd of locals cheered her to the parking place. The harbour authorities started searching for contraband but the bag of cookies was empty. 


She shouted "Scuse Me! Where is a toilet!" pushed away the stunned crowd and ran off.

She crossed 279 sims (some call regions), had to fight off one security orb, stumbled over one region, and had to hold (...) for two hours. All this without a functioning map.

City Authorities have send a telegraph message congratulating Marianne and have offered to contribute towards one cup of airport root beer.


Reporter Vick Forcella
Images Marianne McCann
20210331

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