Bay City Post - December 2016

WELCOME to the sixty-third 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 December rolls around.

The biggest news this month, of course, was the coming of Primsmas! While Bay City has always enjoyed a double prim allowance, with the new increase residents can now do even more with their homes and shops. Just in time for some incredible holiday decorating! Speaking of decorations, there will be a Bay City Holiday Tour across the city on Thursday, December 22 at 4 PM SLT! We will run a guided tour of the best decorated parcels in the city, meeting up at a starting point , taking transportation from parcel to parcel, and showcasing each decorator's land and giving time for individuals to explore the parcel. We will end at the Bay City Fairgrounds for ice skating and hot chocolate! Bay City Residents - if you think your parcel is worthy of being a part of this tour, please contact Georgia Florence Sipe (lilaskyheart). Details to follow in a Bay City Alliance group announcement, so if you are not yet a member, now is the time to join!

Don't forget that tomorrow (December 3rd, 2016) is the Bay City Tree Lighting and Silent Auction (details in a full article below). Get your ice skates out and your bidding fingers ready, and we hope to see everyone tomorrow from 1-4 PM SLT on the Fairgrounds! For now, enjoy this month's articles by our amazing reporters (for new readers, these are located along the left sidebar) and a Happy Primsmas to one and all!

Yer Ever-lovin' Editor,

And Now, For Breaking News


New prim limits lead to increased production at ANWR, and aging tankers brought in to handle the load cause an environmental disaster! What more might we have to endure for these new limits?


Tom the Turkey protests Thanksgiving Tamale Platter at Toxic Taco! "Eat More Cow," says Tom

But then disaster struck!

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Toxic Taco opens second location, is immediately shut down in gas explosion!




by Ace Reporter, Marianne McCann

This event is now celebrating its 7th Annual observance.

The Bay City Alliance will host its holiday Tree Lighting event TOMORROW, Saturday, 3rd December 2016 from 1-4 pm SL. The event will be held at the Bay City Fairgrounds, in North Channel and will feature DJ GoSpeed of KONA Stream, and live performers Christov Kohnke and Zachh Cale. The event will also feature ice-skating, dancing, refreshments and a lot of fun for everyone, as well as the annual lighting of our Christmas tree.

Once again, Bay City will host a silent auction to support Child's Play Charity.  Bay City is a Silver Sponsor of Child's Play Charity, having raised over US$2,000.00 to support the work of the charity.  Second Life™ designers and artists have generously agreed 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). Please join us, check out the items, and BID, BID, BID!

The 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.


Until next time, Happy Holidays from all of us here at The Bay City Post!

Bay City Post - November 2016

WELCOME to the sixty-second 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 November rolls around.

October ended with a grand Hallowe'en tradition, the Creepy Crawl, sponsored by Linden Lab. According to a report from Tuesday's Bay City Alliance meeting, "(The Crawl) rolled through the Fairgrounds with some 48 people, including quite a number of Lindens. Thanks to GoSpeed Racer for spinning some great Hallowe'en tunes from the great beyond. The Hay Maze is now being dismantled and the fairgrounds will return to 'normal' with the help of the LDPW. Hazmat crews are on standby."

"MOAR PRIMS!" That was the joyful cry in Bay City last night as news broke about the 50% increase in Mainland prim allowance, causing more than one citizen to dance in the streets. As Bay City already gets a double prim allowance, that's quite a big deal! What will you be doing with YOUR extra prims?

This issue of the Post features some great work by our roving reporters: Uccie Poultry-Seale continues her award-winning interview series with an insightful discussion with Geohistoria Farshore; Dakota Schwade explores the difference between Bay City's East and West sides; and Cheeky Geek Qie Niangao teaches us how to protect objects from unwelcome "sitters". In addition, Marianne McCann dispels the myth of Da Boom;  Georgia Florence Sipe continues her fashion series featuring Jackie O.; Police Chief Hooker provides a detailed report on Bay City shenanigans; and AdudenamedAnthony gives us the rumble report and some insights on the upcoming US elections.

All that, and maybe some more! Enjoy!


Breaking, Breaking, Breaking!

Things got out of hand at the first "Burning Taco" festival! Where IS that fire company when you need them?? Because there was also THIS:

Toxic Tacos' special "More Prims Brunch Buffet" goes astray!

Bay City Post - October 2016

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

Fall is in full swing, and while it seems to have brought with it a crime spree or two (have you noticed how busy the BCPD is lately??), everyone in the City seems unusually mellow. Perhaps this is due to the mysterious fire at Barnstable Naturals a few days ago?

Speaking of mind-altering substances, on October 23, 2016, at 2 PM SLT, the Bay City Brewery will welcome all and sundry to its annual Oktoberfest celebration! Come down and join DJ GoSpeed Racer of Kona Stream and partake in Bay City's original questionably safe adult beverage and industrial process....and see for yourself why we say "It's Something In The Water!" *Root Beer also available for the young and the young at heart.

We hope you can all join us for some barrel-rolling fun on October 23rd. For now, sit back, have a cold Bay City Brew, and enjoy the October edition of the Bay City Post!


Breaking, Breaking, Breaking!

Fall has fallen at The Toxic Taco!
Time to break out the pumpkin spice tortillas! 

Bay City Post - September 2016

WELCOME to the sixtieth issue of the Bay City Post! - Keeping you updated on the best city on the grid!  

It is now September, and as Bay City welcomes in the start of Fall, with its crisp morning air and pumpkin-flavored everything, we also welcome our new Miss Bay City (pictured below, just prior to her win), the fabulous Maureen Boccaccio! She was crowned during our last Hot Bay City Nights event, the culmination of a week of fun and fundraising which brought in L$168,959 for Child's Play Charity. This is also the first event where the money went straight from the donation bins to Child's Play's own Second Life account. Congratulations to Maureen, and way to go Bay City!

Let's see what our reporters have been up to this month, shall we?


Breaking, Breaking, Breaking!

Taco trucks appear on every corner! Toxic Taco overwhelmed!

Bay City Post - August 2016

WELCOME to the fifty-ninth issue of the Bay City Post! - Keeping you updated on the best city on the grid!  
August will bring with it Hot Bay City Nights, with car washes to benefit Child's Play charity, and the annual crowning of Miss Bay City! To keep updated on those exciting events, as well as Bay City's weekly rumble, monthly Espresso Night (see below), and occasional block parties, please feel free to join the Bay City Alliance group. Regular and varied community events are part of what makes Bay City unique, and if you are thinking of moving to our fair city, attending these events is a great way to get to know the people who already call Bay City home.

Two evenings ago, I attended Espresso Night at The Pen, a monthly event during which Bay City residents (or anyone from across the Grid!) are invited to gather together in a virtual coffeehouse to exchange stories, poems, ideas, joys and sorrows, or expound upon any topic imaginable - while remembering that The Pen is in a G-rated region, and that mimes, while occasionally entertaining, are expressly forbidden. It occurred to me during the evening what an unusual and wonderful thing we have in Espresso Night, and in the Bay City community in general. There are certainly private sims where communities exist, and where people gather to chat or have events. The difference is, those sims are generally started by a group of friends, so the communities which occur within them are already formed. Bay City is on the Mainland, and is comprised of 46 (!) sims. Certainly those of us who live or work there are not going to know all of our neighbors, and not all of us are going to get along all of the time. And yet, a strong-knit community does indeed exist  - of people who play together, work together on projects, and work out our occasional differences in a democratic way (such as throwing people in the canals or burning down the city on a regular basis). Seriously though, the community that exists here is something rare and unique, and I feel privileged to be a part of it.

A few months ago, I interviewed Torley Linden about his favorite places on the Mainland, and he placed The Pen, and Espresso Night in particular, at the top of his list. Here is what he had to say:

"In my early Second Life as a Linden, Robin Linden was a tremendously positive influence on me, and she gave me a book called The Great Good Place by Ray Oldenburg. It's about the importance of social surroundings like coffeeshops in creating community. (Context: To this day, I think one of the best examples of SL heritage is the monthly event hosted by Marianne McCann that breathes life into this beatnik building, which I've had the joy of attending on several occasions with friends. You mentioned Espresso Yourself in a previous post, and I recommend that any new Resident of Second Life should explore the broader Bay City — including the museum! — to get a feel for an abundant culture that continues to thrive over the years."

Echoing Torley's sentiments, if you are reading this paper, you are at least somewhat interested in Bay City and what happens here. I'd urge you to get more involved - attend some events or throw an event, get to know your neighbors, and stop by the Community Center for information and freebies, or to attend a weekly Bay City Alliance meeting. What makes this city fabulous is the people who live and work here, and all of the combined interests and efforts of those people. What will YOUR contribution be?


Breaking, Breaking, Breaking!

Oops, looks like someone left the coffee pot on at the Y-Stay again!

Bay City Post - July 2016

WELCOME to the fifty-eighth issue of the Bay City Post! - Keeping you updated on the best city on the grid

I'm writing this from an airport in first life, waiting to board an overnight flight across the Pond to London, then eventually to Cork, Ireland. Yes, I work to support my travel habit, and am terribly fond of wandering and adventuring in both lives. (Speaking of, a huge thank you to the Bay City Chief of Police for his best wishes on my own personal new adventure...and for keeping the Police Station in Edgartown!)

Now, let's see what kind of adventures our reporters have been up to this month. Knowing I was heading to Ireland soon, they were wonderful at getting their copy to me early. Post reporters are the BEST. Without further ado, here's the July issue of the Bay City Post!

Kinnaird Fiachra (Kinn)
Editor In Chief
by Marianne McCann, Ace Reporter

"City of Adventure" attraction highlights the city's wilder side

It is time for Second Life's 13th anniversary of exiting beta, and the annual party will be held from 19 June to 3 July. The event, Labeled "SL13," hosts a pick of some of the best of Second Life® -- and you know that Bay City is there!

Bay City's display is "City of Adventure," reflecting the "A Shared Adventure" theme for SL13B, and highlighting some of the more adventurous parts of Bay City. Features include the Asylum, the Falmouth Hotel, Hairy Hippo Fun Land, and other places on a a large 3-D map of Bay City.

As has been the case for years, the build itself also borrows from many mid-century places and technologies. The exterior is based loosely on the old Port Authority Bus Terminal in downtown New York City. Inside, it uses an "Omnimover" ride system, created by WED Enterprises for Disneyland attractions such as "Adventure Thru Inner Space" and "Haunted Mansion" at the top end of Bay City's theme years. Also, the big map of Bay City is a nod to the map of Manhattan from the New York City exhibit at the New York World's Fair in 1964-65. 

We hope you'll stop by the exhibit in SL13B Spellbound before the end of the event. and explore the City of Adventure!

Bay City Post, June 2016

Bay City Post, June 2016

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

It's June in our fair city, and that means summer fun: backyard barbecues, sailing out of New Port, riding the Lollercoaster at Hairy Hippo Fun Land, or just hanging out at the Blue Crystal Pool in Dennis. Speaking of pools, please remember that children - and their parents! - have lovely wading pools to use in both Morton and Maddequet, so leave those fire hydrants alone! The fire department thanks you, and so will our fire-prone city.

This month, the Bay City Post welcomes our newest columnist, Georgia Sipe, with her delightful fashion column, "Georgia's Closet". Among other things, Georgia runs Georgia's Beauty Parlor in Truro. Stop in for some juicy gossip and a great retro 'do!

June will also bring with it Second Life's 13th annual birthday party, SL13B, and Bay City will once again participate with an exhibit entitled "City of Adventure." An SLB exhibit (and the party being held there) was how I was first introduced to Bay City. I'm really looking forward to the exhibit, and to many more years of Bay City adventures.

And now, let's see what kind of adventures our reporters have been up to this month. On to the June issue of the Bay City Post!

Kinnaird Fiachra (Kinn)

Fundraising efforts celebrated
by Marianne McCann, Ace Reporter

On the eve of our 8th Anniversary weekend, the Residents of Bay City are proud to announce the following:

Thanks in large part to our donations from our annual Hot Bay City Nights and holiday Tree Lighting & Silent Auction Events, as well as the generous Linden Dollar gift from Ivan Suen, Bay City is snow listed as a Silver Level sponsor on Child's Play's website. You'll see our logo on the main page of their website, at

In addition, our donation kiosks are now transferred over to Child's Play Charity. They have announced this on their website at You can learn more about the organization and their efforts there.

Bay City has long been a supporter of Child's Play, both for their mission as well as their desire to keep a low overhead: meaning more money goes to help kids in need, not "administrative costs."

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 at


All that, and maybe some more!    


"A Salute to Dynamite" Float goes horribly off course!


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