Wednesday, April 5, 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!



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:

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@ 

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!

Sharknado hits Toxic Taco!

(Also, fish tacos half off today!)

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

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Bay City Post - March 2017

WELCOME to the sixty-sixth issue of the Bay City Post - Keeping you updated on the best city on the Grid! Let's see if March is truly moving in like a Lion in our fair City!

More mysterious flyers have been spotted around the city, such as the "Candygram for Mongo", pictured below. What IS all this about, anyway??

Breaking News!

Rowdy Residents from the Planet Skaro come to Toxic Taco!

Remember: Dalek Supreme comes with guacamole and sour cream!

Don't forget to click on the columns to the left to see what our roving reporters were up to this month. In this issue you'll get all this...and maybe more!
  • Marianne McCann announces the departure of Michael Linden from the Lab
  • Dakota Schwade explores Sconset
  • ADudeNamedAnthony tells of of a new state
  • Qie Niangao explores experiences in mouselook
  • Georgia Florence Sipe gives the scoop on vintage fashion
  • Police Chief Hooker lists the mischief managed throughout the month
  • and Uccie Poultry-Seale interviews Raven Luna 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Bay City Post - February 2017

WELCOME to the sixty-fifth issue of the Bay City Post - Keeping you updated on the best city on the Grid! Let's see what's happening in our fair city as we move into February!

Members of Linden Department of Public Works celebrated at 7th Annual Mole Day! 

On Saturday, the 4th of February, Bay City once again came together to celebrate the hardy Moles of the Linden Department of Public Works. The event was held in the Bay City Fairgrounds in North Channel. This was the 7th such event, set aside to show appreciation for The Moles and their many contributions to Bay City and the rest of the Second Life™ Grid. Normally held on the same day as Groundhog Day, this year's event was observed two days later, taking advantage of the weekend. The event featured a performance by DJ GoSpeed of KONA Stream, followed by a live performance by Oblee (Obleoinkment Wrigglesworth). 

"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 is a team of Resident builders, scriptwriters, and others to create new content on Linden Lab's behalf and to the benefit of all. These Residents all have Second Life accounts with the last name “Mole.” Moles build the infrastructure of Second Life: the public roads and railways, items in our coastal waterways and protected lands, and even larger scale projects like the Linden Homes regions, premium content and experiences, and much more.

In the photo above, see (from left to right) Mole Extraordinaire Michael Linden and Xiola Linden (on drums) as they join Oblee on stage for his set. Dyna Mole and Garden Mole were also on hand for the fun. Thanks to all of the moles Grid-wide who help to make our Second Life experience so much richer!


A very mysterious message notice flooded the BCA yesterday, residents are stumped! See what you think of it:


A decommissioned naval submarine has been added to the city's own fleet, as a protective measure against incursions from Caledonian saboteurs. You can count on our city's sailors to keep our waterways safe!


Looks like when the staff at the Y-Stay mistake a bug bomb for a pipe bomb, disaster-larity ensues!

Don't forget to click on the columns to the left to see what our roving reporters were up to this month. May your February be full of all of the fun Bay City has to offer!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Bay City Post - January 2017

Happy 2017 from Bay City!

WELCOME to the sixty-fourth issue of the Bay City Post - Keeping you updated on the best city on the Grid! Let's see what's happening in our fair city as we move into a brand new year!

The annual Prim Drop was held at the Fairgrounds on New Year's Eve, with our own (Not The) Mayori, Marianne McCann, spinning tunes in remembrance of the many musicians we lost in 2016. Everyone was dressed to the nines as they danced the night away (see our Police Chief TJ Hooker and his lovely wife Silvia, below.) There was a fantastic fireworks display at midnight SLT as the party-goers watched the Prim drop. The event was the last chance for people to donate to Child's Play Charity, and today it was announced that our winter fundraising totaled L$163,892! Thank you to everyone for the incredible generosity; that will buy a lot of toys for children in the hospital!

I asked a few Bay City Citizens if they had resolutions for 2017, and this is what I heard: 

Aуαмє Ƙιηтѕυgι-Mσση (zombiegal): I am looking forward to working on more events to help promote Bay City to the rest of the SecondLife grid in an inclusive and welcoming environment. I am also looking forward to seeing those events help to further promote our efforts towards raising money for the Child's Play charity. In short, more events. Let's have some!

Marianne McCann: focus on fun

T. J. Hooker (ThomasHooker): I'm going to try to learn to create mesh. Of course, I said that last year too :P

Angela Galway (Angela Seale): i resolve to do my best not to kill anyone, or grief any sandboxes for 2017 ;P

Need some Bay City-related recommendations for resolutions? Get involved! Attend one of the weekly Rumbles (click here for the year in review to see what fun we had in 2016), or visit The Pen on the first Tuesday of each month for Espresso Yourself! Join the Bay City Alliance group and attend weekly meetings at the Community Center. It's better than being on TV! (Well, maybe not better than ETv, but sometimes there are balloons, or very large boats, or wolves wearing cat food cans, or...oh nevermind, just show up and see for yourself!)

Don't forget to click on the columns to the left to see what our roving reporters were up to this month...and check out Qie's donut gift to everyone in the Cheeky Geek column! From all of us at the Bay City Post, we wish you a happy and healthy New Year!

Yer Ever-lovin' Editor,

And Now, For Breaking News


Well, I guess we know where the prim dropped!


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