Today is the last day of school but I did not learn that from the Mountainair Public Schools, which claims to want more community involvement (so I keep asking them to keep me posted). How did I get the news? On Twitter from a graduating HS student. Moral of the story: although few in Mountainair use it, Twitter is still a more reliable source of information than the MPS District. FYI community blog posts all post there, plus quick announcements. Also on Twitter: George Hewett announces open, all candidate meet&greet at community park, 11:30am, June 2. Great idea!
Saturday (tomorrow) is Splingo (Spring Fling Clean-up Day and Bingo). Splingo Spam (when you get superfluous email in addition the general email and Facebook notices but no tagging to Mountainair Online as repeatedly requested) started late this but hit the mailbox midweek. The Community Garden is handling concessions this year and has promised (according to the flyer) "homemade water and soda." I remember homemade soda, but wonder about the water.
Tijeras Open Air Market this weekend, 10am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday. Growers Market, Wednesday 3-6pm. On Facebook too.
New Mexico Centennial Newsletter | May 17, 2012 because (unlike last time) it's best to get them out while they are fresh and still newsworthy. You too can sign up for the newsletter online. Notable:
- Centennial Cookbook Launch, Sunday, May 20, 2-3pm, “Tasting New Mexico: Recipes Celebrating 100 Years of Distinctive Home Cooking” at the New Mexico History Museum auditorium.
- This weekend's highlights: Los Alamos Historical Homestead Tour Dedication; NMQA Spring Fling Quilt Show – Celebrating New Mexico’s Statehood 100 Years-100 Quilts
I check the Centennial website pages (events, projects) for signs of local participation, events or project registered. Still nothing. Not from Town, arts council or Chamber of Commerce. I thought of registering so I could list events, murals, art projects and so on that have not been but could/should be listed. Registration, alas, is for organizations, which. I am not. The usual naked emperor blogging will have to do.
I'll repeat the registration and benefits-of information again:
Submit a Project
Gain exposure and build public awareness for your organization by applying to become an official Centennial project or event
Benefits of Submission:
Create an account and apply today
Speaking of the arts council (not an event, those go on Announcements ~ this is not a calendar), after a decade of webbing (web 1.0 pages) and blogging their doings, complete with active links (never reciprocated), images, copy, etc, the arts council board has finally allowed me a link on web site. Picnic, not Arts, and, for some reason, not with my name on it. I've been meaning to ask why. Maybe today.
Elsewhere (because fwiw this is not the center of the known universe)
- History: Stanford professor, IT specialist create interactive map of the Roman Empire
- Farmers Market Coalition ~ a national organization and excellent resource for information and training in farmers market management and promotion. Newsletter. 2012 Spring Campaign
The Farmers Market Coalition seeks to strengthen farmers markets’ capacity to serve farmers, consumers, and communities by providing the rapidly growing movement with information, tools, and representation at state and federal levels. We help build networks, link peers, inspire leadership, and connect farmers markets old and new with resources for success.
- Art: Architects Versus Economists: The Battle for the Future of Urbanism, From Honduras to Upstate New York, from ArtInfo (reviews, blogs, art news, art and technology, photo and video galleries, and more). Top 10 Best Museum websites