Jul 162011
 
Seasons Of Hope Logo

Seasons Of Hope 2011

Hello from Relay For Life of Secondlife!
(the Visitors Guide can also be viewed by HUD or at Visitors Guide)

SEASONS OF HOPE! Event Day – July 16th & 17th, 2011
Relay for Life Welcome Center
Relay For Life Weekend 2011 Activities & Entertainment Guide

What is Relay For Life of Second Life?

Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and has been active, and continually growing  in Second Life for 6 years.  In 2005, the first Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) was attended by a few hundred avatars and raised almost $5,000 US dollars for the American Cancer Society.  In 2009 the Relay For Life of Second Life raised over $250,000.00 US dollars and was attended by thousands of avatars.  In 2010 the Relay For Life of Second Life raised over $220,000.  We ran right past the $1,000,000 mark during our 2011 campaign!

Relay Weekend  is a fun-filled, overnight event that unites SL individuals throughout the world to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer.

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Jun 102011
 
50s Weekend Ad

50s Weekend RFL

5th Annual
BACK TO THE 50s WEEKEND!
Relay for Life of Second Life Multi-Team Event
June 10th-12th, 2011

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THANK YOU TO OUR SIM SPONSOR: RUN AROUND SUE’S!!!
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Thank you to Drive In sponsor Nexxus and Carnival Sponsor Lil’ Sugar Shack!

Sponsored by RunAround Sue’s, RFL Back To The 50′s

Get out those poodle skirts, bobby socks and saddle shoes or the leather jackets, cuffed jeans and don those ducktails, we’re headed back to the 50′s! It’s time for the 5th Annual Back to the 50′s Weekend for Relay for Life! It’s all happening June 10th, 11th and 12th, 2011.

The weekend begins with a Sock Hop and a Skating Party with some of SL’s excellent DJs. on June 10th, from 6-8 PM.

Saturday will see festivities all day long. The carnival opens at 9 am. Carnival rides, game booths, the mechanical bull (with a FABULOUS grand prize); kissing booth; Dunk Tank; carnival clowns and watch out for the Police who will be slamming all hooligans straight in the slammer. Send out a warrant and have them arrested Yep,they’ll have to bail their way out. The Classic Car Contest returns on Friday night, where you can vote over and over again for your favorites. Be sure and visit the Labyrinth, too.. who knows the fun twists and turns that could take? Saturday will end with another Sock Hop and Skating Party.

Be sure and shop our town shoppes and look for the special things selling especially for RFL, by some our RFL teams!

The fun continues all day Sunday, the 12th and ends with skating party at 6pm or a double feature at the drive-in movie theater from 6-9pm SLT.

It’s a jam-packed oldie, but goodie weekend.. and it’s all for Relay for Life!

Be There or Be Square!

Schedule of Team Events

Friday, June 10, 2011

Sock Hop
6pm-8pm SLT
Team: RFL Harmony of Hope
with DJ Mordred Lectar

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sock Hop
6pm-8pm
Team: Relay for Hope
with DJ bball Braveheart

Skating Party
6-8pm SLT
Team: Breeders Hope for Cure
with DJ Ronson Drucker

Dunk Tank
10am-3pm SLT
Team: Circle of Life

Dunk Tank
3pm-8pm SLT
Team: Dominion RFL of SL

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dunk Tank
10am-5pm SLT

Shayla Juran spins the 50′s
Live at the carnival
2pm-4pm

Skating Party
6-8pm SLT
Team: Heros for Life
with DJ NightWalker Galaxy

Sunday Night at the Drive-In
6pm-9pm SLT
Team: Passionate Redheads
Movies: Blue Hawaii & Viva Las Vegas

Events Covering All Three Days

Kissing Booth
Team: Marga-Relay-Ville Team

Raffle
Team: Aether Chrononauts

Classic Car Contest & Raffle
Team: Radicals for Life

Town Shoppes
Children’s Light
Remembering Our Friends Memorial Angels
Friends Fighting Cancer
Dandelions-N-Mudpuddles
Rays of Hope

May 312011
 

This past year it seems we have been hit with so many natural disasters.  We have been asked time and time again to reach into our pockets and GIVE.  To the point that we want to cry and say STOP.  Well, I wish that were the case here and now……but it is not.  I am asking again

As most of you know who read this blog, SL Home and Garden Expo ended the weekend before last. During the time of the expo, I had the opportunity to work closely with, and to get to know this amazing person. A person who gives so much of herself that at the end of the day she literally falls into bed exhausted.  Who works almost year round to successfully raise funds for RFL.  Such is her belief in what she does. Not only does SHE do this, her son walks in her footsteps. So let me introduce you to Nikki Mathieson, oh yes and you may remember (or not) an interview I did with her son Damian Carbenell a few months ago.

Joplin on the map

Joplin on the map

Please, meet them, and meet Joplin –

Joplin is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Missouri. Joplin is the largest city in Jasper County, though it is not the county seat. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 50,150. In 2009, the surrounding Metropolitan Statistical Area had an estimated population of 174,300.

On May 22, 2011, Joplin was struck by an extremely powerful EF-5 tornado, resulting in at least 142 deaths and more than 900 injuries, along with major damage to numerous houses and businesses, St. John’s Medical Center, and multiple school buildings. Continue reading »

May 232011
 
Prim Perfect Head Quarters

Prim Perfect Head Quarters

Prim Perfect

Saffia Widdershins is owner and editor of Prim Perfect. So what is Prim Perfect?

Prim Perfectis a magazine for Second Life homes and gardens – with lots of wonderful articles about buying or renting your home in Second life, finding the best designers, choosing your furniture, arranging it to best advantage, managing your prim count, landscaping your garden and learning the latest news from the world of interior design.

In addition, they visit the best communities and the most stunning landscapes of various kinds, all across Second Life. And periodically, they travel to other grids as well to see what is happening across the MetaVerse. In other words, there is something for everyone!

PrimGraph

Prim Graph

Whether you are setting up your very first home, hungry for the latest must-haves, or customizing the mansion of your dreams, Prim Perfect has something for you. For those who are prim addicts, there are articles on high-end high class designer furniture too. Each month they showcase the work of a specially chosen designer in an exciting and fascinating region.

New businesses will love their Pathfinder articles, where the best and most experienced content creators in Second Life mentor a group of start-up businesses and help establish them in the Second Life world. Established business can follow their Trailblazer program, which is organizing a series of seminars, workshops and merchant trials for small businesses seeking sustainability.

For all those who love, or need, low prim Design, there are their Linden Home features, where we look at top designers working to create Linden Home furnishings – and also at the different ways that their readers have chosen to furnish their Linden Homes! For land agents, builders, landscapers, and designers – Prim Perfect offers a way for them to reach their clients directly.

Prim Perfect May Magazine Cover

Prim Perfect May Magazine Cover

Prim Perfects advertising rates are very reasonable. In between issues, the PrimPerfect blog keeps you up-to-date with the latest news and gossip. You’ll find news about forthcoming issues – as well as general news, tips, and advice. There is also their very popular art column – Ekphrasis, reviewing art and artists in Second Life.

Many of the articles have a validity that goes well beyond the day of post – search the blog and see what a wealth of information Prim Perfect has to offer! You will see pages from Prim Perfect on the stands on the ground floor of their pavilion. If you would like to read more of an issue, click on that issue on the stand to receive your copy. Or visit their online archive.

Designing Worlds

Designing Worlds is the hit weekly show on design and designers in virtual worlds, brought to you by Prim Perfect Productions, the people behind Prim Perfect in co-production with treet.tv, the leading TV network in today’s virtual environments such as Second Life. From its roots as a “meta-makeover” show, the programme has developed into a magazine/factual format, adding interviews and visits to some of the most impressive locations in Second Life and other virtual environments.

The show goes out live in 720p High Definition every Monday at 2pm SLT/Pacific Time and is repeated through the week on the Treet Lifestyle channel. Shows can also be viewed on the Treet Designing Worlds and downloaded as podcasts via iTunes.

Designing Worlds is presented by Saffia Widdershins, the Editor of Prim Perfect Magazine, and Elrik Merlin of Radio Riel. You can see more on their Designing Worlds website.

We want to thank Saffia and Prim Perfect for being a proud sponsor, and so much more, of the 2011 SL Home & Garden Expo benefiting Relay For Life.

May 222011
 
The WoodShed Ad

The WoodShed

The WoodShed

RH Engel and Rebel are co-owners and creators of “The WoodShed”.

Not only do they strive to bring you the best in furniture (Gothic Medieval Castle Furniture Gothic Furniture Medieval Castle FURNITURE Gorean Gor Furniture Castle Outdoor furniture), their creativeness expands to clothing, jewelry, and prefab houses.

The WoodShed Pic 2

The Wood Shed Pic 2

!Rebel Hope Gowns Wedding Dresses Formal Bridal Tuxedos – Their clothing line is the best in formal wear, gowns, tuxedos, bridal gowns, wedding attire, costumes, lingerie sales, and special editions.

RH Engel Fine Jewelry- RH Engel designs the very best in fine jewelry in Second Life. Beautiful wedding ring sets, necklaces, earrings and so much more!

RH Engel Fine Jewelry

RH Engel Fine Jewelry

We want to thank RH Engel and Rebel Hope of the “The WoodShed” for being a proud sponsor of this years SL Home & Garden Expo 2011 benefiting Relay for Life.

Thank You RH and Rebel!

May 222011
 
Cozy Homes

Cozy Homes

Cozy Homes

Paige Raven & her band of wild little forest fairies, create some of the most detailed, animated, and user friendly furniture in SL.

Paige is the owner of:
Cozy Cove Estates, Home to Cozy Homes, Sweet Sensations Home Furnishings, sex beds, excite, living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, beach house, lighthouse, cabins, prefabs, homes, houses, low prim, and art.

Cozy Baby Now available at Cozy Baby™, parent and baby animations, one of a kind cuddles for you, partner and baby. Paige has been building for over three years and her talent, dedication and inspiration show in each and every project. Expect no less than the best to be found in Second Life, when shopping for baby furniture at Cozy Baby. Well thought out animations provide the crowning touches to furniture.

Cozy Homes Gazebo

Cozy Homes Gazebo

Cozy Kids™! Introducing parent/child animations for you and your little ones. Perfect for laying around or taking pictures. Shabby chic, fun furniture and more, for the kid in all of us! Everything to keep your kids cozy and comfy. All new furniture from the creator of the Cozy Homes™, just in smaller sizes. Toys, toy boxes, dolls, teddy bears, bunnies, more being added daily. Stop by and check out the finest in children’s furniture at Cozy Kids™!

Cozy Covers

Cozy Covers

Cozy Essentials™ Family Furniture with parent/child animations, furniture, home Furnishings, bedrooms, Sweet Sensations menu driven beds, Living Rooms, Dining Rooms, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Lighting, Tables, Chairs, Artwork, Plants, Flowers, Accessories, Candles, Books, Fireplaces, Cuddles, Sofa, Armchairs, Hallway Benches, Patio Furniture, food, dishes, clocks, flowers, plants, kettles, and MORE!

We want to thank Cozy Homes and Paige Raven for being a proud sponsor of this years SL Home & Garden Expo benefiting RFL

May 202011
 
Zoe's Garden Ad

Zoe's Garden

ZOE’S GARDEN

A flower store created by Stella Gurbux, to celebrate a love of flowers. Zoe’s Garden carries sculpted flowers, potted trees and outdoor landscaping, and specializes in creating unique and colorful arrangements that you will not find anywhere else in SL.

Group members get all hunt prizes at the conclusion of every hunt, as well as periodic random gifts for no apparent reason. Flowers, sculpt, roses, bouquet, arrangements, gifts, lillies, daisy, tulips, potted trees, fountains, benches, lounges, chimeneas. Everything you need to make a house a home.

From indoor to outdoor decor. Absolutely gorgeous.

Zoes Garden at Expo img2

Zoe's Garden At Expo

All the lost items from Zoe’s Garden main store end up, hidden away, waiting for someone to come dig them out. Unique and eccentric old hunt items, discontinued items, out of season or just random stuff. Nothing above $50L at Zoe’s Garden Shed!

You can visit this gorgeous display in world at the Expo!

We are proud to have Zoe’s Garden as a Sponsor for this years SL Home & Garden Expo benefiting RFL!

May 192011
 

All your home, garden, patio, and breedable needs!

This is a silent auction and runs through Sunday May 22, 2011

SL Home & Garden Auction

Arctic Greenhouse – L5000 Gift Card
Woodshed – Macrath Elven Tree House
HomeKraft – Indoor Rock Fountain
Sofia’s – Gothic Style Manor
Sculpties – for Baths, Sinks, and Fountains, Rocks, Trees and Landscaping
Houses For You – Gift Certificate – 1 Free House
Sculpties – for Beds, Including Round and Heart-Shaped Beds
Houses For You – Gift Certificate – 1 Free House
Sculpties – for Furniture Making and Building Structures
Houses For You – Gift Certificate – 1 Free House
Custom Animation – Pips Fetid of Sylva’s Animation Factory
Heart Homes – Mountain Cabin “Summer”
What Next -Norwegian Wood Living Room Auction Certificate
Insight Designs – Pick any three texture packs from Insight Designs
PRIME – Endless Love Bed
::STB:: – Mangrove of Love – Adult
Angel Beach – Turtle Cove House
Cozy Homes – Furnished Limited Edition Cozy Home Gift Certificate
Angel Beach – Tiki Gazebo DELUXE with Day/Night Sounds
Aphrodite – Pure Passion – Royal Bride
Stonewood – Coronado Living Room Set
Stonewood – Coronado Office Set
Stonewood – Coronado Dining Room Set
Stonewood – Coronado Bedroom Set
neXXus Rezzables – Egyptian Pyramid
Stonewood Homes – The Dakota
neXXus Rezzables – Roman Amphitheatre
neXXus Rezzables – Futuristic Glass House
neXXus Rezzables – Greek Amphitheatre
neXXus Holosphere – 512 meters Diameter.. OFF SIM 360 degree Panoramic Environment
C&D – Lady Diamond Easel Vanity Set – Black
C&D – Lady Diamond Easel Vanity Set – White
C&D – Clarity Modern Vanity- in Cream
C&D – Serenity Full Bathroom Set ( In Blossum) For RFL 2011 (limited ed)
Clarity – Modern Vanity- in Mahogany
Clarity – Modern Vanity- in Black
Invitation Station - Summer Magnolia Wedding Set
Maven Homes - Gift Certificate
True North - Water Dome Fountain
Home by JLZ – FP Couch Ensemble
Heron – Mahogany Collection Living Room
Home by JLZ – Urban Gray Skybox
Thistle Homes - The Wingtip Cottage
Sofia’s - Gothic Style Manor
Thistle Homes – The Chatham Cottage
Barefoot Home – GIft Certificate
Thistle Homes – Sweet Pea Cottage
Bartlett & Nielsen – Butterfly Bed 275 Couples Poses Continue reading »

May 182011
 
Antique Artistry Sponsor Spotlight Ad

Antique Artistry Sponsor Spotlight Ad

Antique Artisty

Fatima Ur and Incanus Merlin are Co-owners of 17 fabulously Victorian themed residential sims laid out for renting or leasing; and Antique Artistry Antiques, dedicated to Fatima’s buildings and garden items.

They have created a wide range of Victorian era homes and everything you need to live a Victorian style Second Life, including household and garden furniture, everyday items (for example, china place settings, lamps, vases, jewellery, tables, chairs, furniture sets, antique cookers, kitchen items like pots, pans, canned goods – in fact, virtually anything you can think of that would make your Victorian Second Life as real as possible!) Continue reading »

May 142011
 
KittyCatS RFL In SL

Seasons of hope

Relay For Life® of Second Life® is thrilled to announce that KittyCatS! has created a special RFL of SL ‘Seasons of Hope’ breedable KittyCatS! collection to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Looking adorable and cute, the special ‘Seasons of Hope’ themed kitties were presented at the Home Expo on Saturday May 14. They will be on sale right through to Relay weekend in July.

Callie Cline and Equinox Pinion of KittyCatS presented the new kitties on the Home Expo’s Main Stage at 12:30pm SLT on Saturday May 14, followed by a live music concert with Mankind Tracer.

This marks the first time that RFL of SL has joined in a partnership of this type and the RFL of SL committee looks forward to the KittyCatS’ presence at Relay team events, at the Home Expo, and at Relay weekend, right alongside the Linden Bears.

‘We’re really honored to have been asked to partner with RFL and to be a sponsor at the Home Expo’ says Callie Cline. ‘It’s very exciting for the pet and breedables community as a whole, as well.

‘Creating these cats was a really touching experience for me as I have had a lot of people in my life die from cancer and in making these cats I thought of them and how they had impacted my life. So in each of these cats is a bit of some pretty amazing people who truly were with me during many seasons of my life and given me a lot of hope.’

‘People love animals and they bring so much joy into the world. We hope our contribution will provide meaning and help RFL of SL with its goals’ says Equinox Pinion.

Home Expo coordinator, Nikki Mathieson said: ‘It’s exciting when talented, creative people come together to put their very best work out there for others to enjoy, while benefiting such an

KittyCatS Dispener
KittyCatS Seasons of Hope Dispenser

important cause.

‘KittyCatS! have grown quickly in popularity since their launch in February. I’m confident that the RFL of SL KittyCat will bring a diverse and new group of visitors to the Expo and help us to expand its reach to a larger variety of Second Lifers.’

Relay For Life of Second Life Event Chair MamaP Beerbaum added: ‘I cannot wait to get mine! Thank you so much Callie, Equinox and Dennis for partnering with us. I am so grateful to you for supporting our efforts in SL with such enthusiasm and generosity!’

This year marks the fourth anniversary of the Home Garden & Patio Expo benefiting Relay For Life of Second Life. The 2011 Expo opened on Friday, May 13 at noon and will remain open 24 hours each day until it closes on May 22 at 10pm SLT . This year’s Expo spans TEN Second Life sims, with over 100 exhibits, more entertainment and more ways to benefit Relay For Life, too!

For more information about KittyCatS! visit KittyCatS.biz

To find out all about this year’s Home & Garden Expo, visit http://slhomegardenpatioexpo.wordpress.com/