Friday, January 4, 2013

Nextdoor: Pigtown's new way to reach out to neighbors

Pigtown now has a Nextdoor site!

What is Nextdoor?  Quoting the website:
"Nextdoor is a private social network for your neighborhood. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors—and only you and your neighbors—to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it's free.
Hundreds of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home.
People are using Nextdoor to:
  • Find a new home for an outgrown bike
  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Quickly get the word out about a break-in
  • Find out who does the best paint job in town
  • Organize a garage sale
  • Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
  • Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name.
Nextdoor's mission is to bring back a sense of community to the neighborhood, one of the most important communities in each of our lives."

Nextdoor makes it safe to share online the kind of things you'd be okay sharing with your neighbors in person. Here's how:
  • Every neighbor must verify their address.
  • Each neighbor signs in with their real name. Just like in person.
  • Only neighbors can see information shared on your neighborhood site.
  • Information shared will never show up in Google or other search engine.
  • Your website is securely encrypted using the HTTPS Internet protocol.
  • Nextdoor never shares your personal information with third-party advertisers.
To learn more about verification, visit Frequently Asked Questions about verification.
To learn more about safety, visit Frequently Asked Questions about safety.
If you have a personal safety concern, report it here.
To learn more about being a member, see our Member Agreement and Privacy Policy."
Pigtown's site is only a little over a week old, with 34 neighbors on board and growing every day! Please join the site for the latest ;)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Carroll-Archer St Tot Lot Christmas Bazaar

The Carroll-Archer St Tot Lot Christmas Bazaar is a celebratory and health-centered event that will inspire and encourage children to take great pride in their health and to celebrate the involvement and participation of the children who actively participate in the community.

The Carroll-Archer St Tot Lot Christmas Bazaar is an annual event to give recognition to the children of the community who volunteer their time in the community.  The children clean and plant green space and participate in community clean ups.  They also participate in fundraisers such as bake sales and walkathons to generate capital for the Christmas bazaar.  At the Carroll-Archer St Tot Lot Christmas Bazaar we will have traditional caroling, tree decoration, face painting, and games for the children.  As part of the celebration we also have balloon art, the Pigtown Mascot and of course the man of the hour Santa and his elves!  We don't just have fun, the children receive free hats and gloves, books, and gift bags.