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 soirĂ©e, 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

BAY CITY’S ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING, CONCERT, AND FUND RAISER ANNOUNCED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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


IT'S TIME ONCE AGAIN: BAY CITY’S ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING, CONCERT, AND FUND RAISER ANNOUNCED

Charity event returns on the 4th of December

BAY CITY, SL (30 November, 2022)

Now surely a time-honored holiday tradition, the Bay City Alliance will host its annual Tree Lighting event on the of 4th December 2022 from 1-4 pm SLT, at the Bay City Fairgrounds, in North Channel ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/North%20Channel/128/128/24/ ).

Providing music for the tree lighting are DJ GoSpeed of KONA Stream, as well as live performers Evee Blackstar and FrankLee Anatra.

As part of the event, a silent auction supporting Child's Play Charity (www.childsplaycharity.org) will be held.

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.

The event will also feature many other fun activities, including ice-skating, dancing, and refreshments.

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
20221130

Warning: Canal Walls Could Collapse

 

Authorities of our Fine City are warning that canal walls are loose and could collapse.

It has been observed that Laetizia Coronet was present at all the walls that were crumbling. It has been suggested she is responsible for the poor state the walls are in.

Also, she is an active member of a militia and has been arrested before.

If you encounter her, please inform the authorities and pretend all is ok.

Reporter Vick Forcella
20221130

 

SL19B On Fire!

The 19th Second Life birthday (SL19B) celebrations ended in disaster. Fire destroyed most of the Bay City exhibit.

Fire Starts

Security camera footage showed that the fire started at the Bay City exhibit. The fire spread around the exhibit like, wild fire setting ablaze all the regions. During the fire nobody was near yet some claim to have heard loud laughing in a high pitched voice running away.

Bay City Exhibition On Fire
The Bay City fire department (BCFD) was alarmed and scrambled to the struck place to save as much as possible.

BCFD Scrambles

The last footage of the security camera, before it melted, was a view of a red hot gear that appeared to be spinning.

Red Hot Gear

The Bay City police department (BCPD) managed to retrieve the, still hot, gear with a giant helicopter, for further investigations.

Gear Transported To Bay City

The analysis so far was inconclusive. It is possible that the gear wasn't oiled enough and spinned out of control. Sabotage as a cause can not be ruled out.

Analysis By The BCPD

The fire was mostly put out by the BCFD however the damage was beyond repair. All around regions crashed making recovery of exhibits near impossible.

The mayori (TINM) states 

"There was significant damage to the north (left hand) side of the structure, right above the wall discussing the Caledon Cold War. Aside from the obvious fire and other damage, everything seemed in place. We did not recover the "Caledon Cares" box, however, but I assume that may have been lost in the fire. We couldn't do much on site, as we had to disassemble the build and pack out. We did save this gear for examination, as it seemed relevant."

This newspaper will keep you up-to-date on further developments.  

Reporter Vick Forcella
Images Marianne McCann, Lucien Greybeard, TJ Hooker
20220716

Bay City's Anniversary Celebration Nears

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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