It's Time For Bay City's Sweet 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann (at) gmail.com
Bay City, SL (May 15, 2024)

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IT'S TIME FOR BAY CITY'S SWEET 16

First Mole Project Reaches Another Milestone year

BAY CITY, SL (May 15, 2024) - In May of 2008, the mainland community of Bay City was opened to Second Life® residents across the Grid. Now, Bay City, the first major project undertaken by the “Moles” of the Linden Department of Public Works, will turn sixteen. To honour their anniversary, Bay City Residents will be hosting their annual parade and live music event this May, and welcome everyone to enjoy their fine City.

Bay City is the largest community-focused virtual urban area in Second Life, hosting 24 Residential regions, and an additional 24 or so Linden-owned areas surrounding the City. It has a sizeable number of community-focused Residents in the Bay City Alliance, working to make the City the best place it can be. With this in mind, the City hopes that everyone will feel welcome to join in -- as a participant or a spectator, in our annual parade and live music celebration.

Parade participants are asked to gather at noon SLT/PDT on Sunday, the 19th of May, to line-up 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. We encourage people to bring their own wearable float, to march, and to show off their part of Second Life with the rest of the revelers.

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A music event will kick off at 12:30 p.m. SLT/PDT at the Fairgrounds with DJ GoSpeed of KONA Stream providing music leading into the event until 1:30 p.m.SLT/PDT , followed by AleyKat (Aleylia Resident) from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, Mavenn from 2:30-3:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and Sarita Twisted from 3:30-4:30 p.m. SLT/PDT.

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
20240515

Bay City To Host Second Food Truck Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann (at) gmail.com
Bay City, SL (March 10, 2024)

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BAY CITY TO HOST SECOND FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

A unique take on food truck culture

BAY CITY, SL (10 March, 2024) - Buoyed by the success of their first Food Truck Festival in 2023, The Bay city Alliance is back for their second event focused on food and food truck culture on the of 24th of March, 2023, at the Bay City Fairgrounds, in North Channel ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/North%20Channel/128/128/24/ ).

The Bay City Food Truck Festival provides space for food trucks from around Bay City and across the grid, each presented by a different Resident or Residential group. The event is free and open to the public. You do not need to be a Resident of Bay City to participate: just bring an empty stomach and prepare to have some light fun in the city’s fairgrounds.

Providing music for the festival are DJ GoSpeed of KONA Stream, from noon to 200 p.m. SLT, March 24. The event will also feature many other fun activities, including horse shoe tossing and other pastimes.


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.
 
Reporter Vick Forcella
20240317

Annual “MOLE Day” Celebration Coming February 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann (at) gmail.com
Bay City, SL (31th January, 2024)

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Annual “MOLE Day” Celebration Coming February 4

Bay City Residents hold annual celebration of Linden Department of Public Works

BAY CITY, SL (21st January, 2024) - Bay City will once again hold its annual “Mole Day” event to salute the The Linden Department of Public Works' 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: for 2024, it will be held on Sunday, the 4th 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 Evee Blackstar (user name Harleen Jester) at 12:00 p.m. SLT.

The event will be held in the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region in Bay City. As in past years, Residents of all Second Life communities are encouraged to attend to share their appreciation of the LDPW’s many Moles. Of course, Moles and Lindens are also welcome to join in the festivities.

"Moles" are members of The Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW). 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 contractors 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.

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.

Reporter Vick Forcella
20240131


Bay City Preparing For End-Of-Year “PRIM Drop"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Bay City, SL (26th December, 2023)

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Bay City Preparing For End-Of-Year “PRIM Drop"

Bay City's gala set for 31st December

- Citizens of Bay City, Second Life's® City by the bay, are marking the end of the year in their usual fine fashion with their annual "Prim Drop" in the Bay City Fairgrounds in North Channel on the evening of the 31st of December, 11:00 PM SL time.

The party will include a two-hour set of music 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 presented as 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.

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.


Reporter Vick Forcella
20231228

A Holyday Tradition: BAY CITY’S Tree Lighting, Concert, And Fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

A HOLIDAY TRADITION: BAY CITY’S TREE LIGHTING, CONCERT, AND FUNDRAISER

Annual event Returns on 3rd of December

BAY CITY, SL (11 November, 2023) - The Bay City Alliance will once again host its annual Tree Lighting event on Sunday, Saturday, 3rd 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 Wolfie Starfire and Essence Bilasimo. There will be much mirth to be had, as well as ice-skating, dancing, refreshments and a whole lot 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 2022 event, we raised L$151.576, and intend to break that in 2023.

As of this date, several creators, artists, and brand have offered items for the auction, including Madpea, the Genus Project:, Javatar Mocha, Buzzbox Munro, Junk Food, Cica Ghost, Shippe & Saille, Plato Novo, Caly Applewhyte, ChristiSart, Dutch Mainsail, and Vicious Hollow.

Second Life® creators and artists who wish to participate by providing fun, interesting, unique, or other transferrable 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.

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20231203


A Milestone Anniversary For Bay City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann(at)gmail.com
Bay City, SL (May 10; 2023)
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A MILESTONE ANNIVERSARY FOR BAY CITY

First Mole Project Now Fifteen Years Old

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Bay City, the first major project undertaken by the “Moles” of the Linden Department of Public Works, will turn fifteen years old this May. In honour of this achievement, residents of Bay City will host their annual parade through the city, followed by a live music event in the Bay City fairgrounds.

Bay City opened in May of 2008 to initial viewing, with parcels being auctioned throughout the city not long after. In 2011, its land mass doubled, absorbing the copy of Bay City from the former Teen Grid. It has developed the largest community-focused virtual urban area in Second Life.

Parade staging:
Parade participants are asked to gather at noon SLT/PDT on Sunday, the 20th 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. 

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

Parade end and Party:
A music event will kick off at 12:30 p.m. SLT/PDT at the Fairgrounds with DJ DJ GoSpeed of KONA Stream providing music leading into the event until 1:30 p.m.SLT/PDT , followed by Jesie Janick from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, Maximillion Kleene from 2:30-3:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and AleyKat (Aleylia Resident) 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
20230510

Bay City To Host It's First Ever Food Truck Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann(at)gmail.com
Bay City, SL (March 23; 2023)
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BAY CITY TO HOST ITS FIRST EVER FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

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Unique event focuses on virtual food truck culture

BAY CITY, SL (23 March, 2023) - The Bay City Alliance is hosting a brand new event focused on food and food truck culture on the of 26th of March, 2023, at the Bay City Fairgrounds, in North Channel ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/North%20Channel/128/128/24/ ).

After a successful Tree Lighting, Prim Drop, and Mole Day, and ahead of the city’s 15th anniversary in Second Life, this event takes a slightly different tack, featuring food trucks from around Bay City and across the grid, each presented by a different Resident or Residential group.

The Bay City Food Truck Festival is free and open to the public. You do not need to be a Resident of Bay City to participate: just bring an empty stomach and prepare to have some light fun in the city’s fairgrounds.

Providing music for the festival are DJ GoSpeed of KONA Stream, from noon to 200 p.m. SLT. The event will also feature many other fun activities, including horse shoe tossing and other pastimes.

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.

 

Reporter Vick Forcella
20230323

"MOLE DAY" To Be Observed 5 February. All Invited

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann(at)gmail.com
Bay City, SL (27th January, 2023)
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"MOLE DAY" TO BE OBSERVED 5 FEBRUARY. ALL INVITED

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Event honours the many works of the Linden Department of Public Works throughout the years.

BAY CITY, SL (27th January, 2023) - Bay City will once again come together to salute the hardy Moles of the Linden Department of Public Works in with celebration held in the Bay City Fairgrounds.

Initially honoured in 2010 by Residents of Bay City, Mole Day is set aside to show appreciation for The Moles and their many contributions to Bay City and the rest of the Second Life® Grid. Residents of all Second Life communities are encouraged to attend to share their appreciation of the LDPW’s many moles.

Normally held on the same day as Groundhog Day, this year’s annual Mole Day will take place just a couple days later, on the 5th of February. The event will feature a DJed set by GoSpeed of KONA Stream at 11:00 a.m. SLT, followed promptly by a performance by Wolfie Starfire beginning at noon..

For point of reference, “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.

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.

Reporter Vick Forcella
20230127

Update From The Community Center


At all the events of our Fine City donation bins are placed all around. The donations end up at Child's Play Charity (www.childsplaycharity.org). Please visit the link and consider making a RL donation.

Our total funds raised for the holiday season, counting all the bins, the auction, and all other donations in 2022 puts us at a whopping...

*drumroll*

L$ 380,886!

Amazing job all -- and here's to a great 2023!

-Marianne McCann

Reporter Vick Forcella
20230127

Prim Drop 2022-23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann(at)gmail.com
Bay City, SL (27th December, 2022)
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BAY CITY PREPARES FOR END OF YEAR “PRIM DROP"

Bay City's gala event set for 31st December

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- Citizens of Bay City, Second Life's® “City by the bay,” will be marking the end of the year in fashion with their annual "Prim Drop" in the Bay City Fairgrounds in North Channel on the evening of the 31st of December.

The party will include a two-hour set of music 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 presented as 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 the 27th of December, Bay City has raised L$260976 for Child's Play Charity through their annual silent auction and tree lighting concert, as well as other local events.

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.

Reporter Vick Forcella
20221229

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