I’ve had the occasion of drink alcohol with gents from all of these programs and I can attest they are all fine imbibers — but it’ll be interesting to see whose can mix the best drink. Given the contestants, I’m guessing they’ve got something creative planned to get your money.
The Valley’s new online video portal GottaLoveFresno.com — I wrote about previously here — got its official launch this morning at downtown eatery Brick. Mayor Ashley Swearengin introduced the new site and many of the local folks who create content for the site were there to mingle. The Bee’s John Walker was there too — to snap some photos. See his entire gallery here.
In selecting a city, our goal was to find a location where we could build efficiently, make an impact on the community and develop relationships with local government and community organizations. We’ve found this in Kansas City. We’ll be working closely with local organizations including the Kauffman Foundation, KCNext and the University of Kansas Medical Center to help develop the gigabit applications of the future.
As I mentioned the other day, HiS Magazine has finally joined the Fresno Internets. It’s part of a whole attitude change happening over at HiS lately. Speaking of attitude, the new HiS is coming out swinging — at Fresno Magazine. Check out the blurb below from HiS’ “Cool vs. Crap” section (click to enlarge). We’ve had our bouts with Fresno Mag, so I’m not here to judge. But I certainly will grab some popcorn and watch this play out.
Will Fresno Mag respond? Unfortunately, HiS doesn’t appear to have a comments section for a certain magazine editor to show up and spout off. But I guess Fresno Mag is kinda, sorta blogging these days, so maybe there? Either way, can’t wait.
Fresno is getting its own best-of-the-web ceremony later this month with the inaugural Frebby Awards.
It’s happening Sept. 23 at the Downtown Club. But before the trophies (pictured) are handed out, organizers are looking for people to share their local Web favorites.
We at The Beehive, being promoters of all the goodness oozing out of the local Internets, feel obligated to give you this one particular command — NOMINATE!
There are six core categories — Inspiration, Commerce, Communication, Action, Connection, Informational. The goal of the awards is to spotlight innovation and creativity. More specifically, from the Frebby site, to: “honor the best online practices in design, creativity, usability and functionality, as well as the individuals, businesses and organizations using them.” A panel of judges will ultimately decide the winners.
If that sounds way too serious, then you can also have some fun with the name-your-own honorable mentions. Anybody can create a category, so there are never-ending possibilities. For example, I nominated @KMJNOW for best use of caps lock.
We’ve become a society of shutterbugs, constantly taking pictures with our cell phones and digital cameras, then sharing them all over the web.
Well, Fresnans, you now have one more place to share your photos. And this one comes with prizes. Picture Fresno launched last week, as a “photo journey of life in and around Fresno.” It plans to host weekly themed competitions. Members of the public, regardless of photo skill and experience, can enter their favorite photos for free and hope they impress Picture Fresno’s panel of judges. (Head over to the site for a more detailed FAQ)
Here’s the latest, hilarious installment of Cross Streets, by the Dumb Drum guys. Hands down, it’s the best video series on the Fresno Internets. This time, they head out to my ‘hood: Sunnyside. Oh, and remember they got their Swede Fest coming up this weekend.
Not mentioned: I heard there’s gonna be a Wing Stop over there soon. That’s worth a man-hug, methinks.
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TASTES LIKE FRESNO:
The food-minded folks over at Taste Fresno unveiled a fancy new site yesterday, where they’ll gladly take your local restaurant reviews and favorite recipes — like bacon-covered cinnamon rolls. We apologize in advance for making you hungry. [Taste Fresno]
NAME THAT FRESNO LANDMARK: Another Fresno-centric site to add to your bookmarks is Picture Fresno. It’s quite fun — they show you a small portion of a photo from a recognizable Fresno landmark and you have to guess what it is. [Picture Fresno]
THE FUSION REMAINS: We thought Fresno Fusion has disappeared, but from the looks of things the Downtown-centric site is still hanging on and has something new in the works. We’ll be watching. [Fresno Fusion]