Fairytale Town is hosting an opportunity to give the gift that never stops giving!  They are creating a “yellow brick road” just outside of the entrance.  You can purchase a 9″ X 4.5″ brick for $100 and personalize it.  Each brick can take up to 3 lines with 15 spaces per line.  Now you can commemorate that grandchilds birth day, an anniversary, your parents…well you get the idea!  How cool is this?  To order your brick, you just e-mail getabrick@fairytaletown.org or call 916 264 7462.  They are on their second release, the deadline being October 31st.

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The Sacramento Bee just came out with a list of the “good, bad and ugly” ratings of Sacramento from every source you wouldn’t have thought of.  I found it funny and interesting, so thought I would share it with those who didn’t get a chance to see it.  I would love to share just the good, since I am a big Sacramento proponent, but that just wouldn’t be fair.  So, here goes…

GOOD                                                              
2nd most athletic city – Men’s Fitness magazine    
1st American’s most diverse city – Time magazine   
1 of 4 most bluetooth sales in nation – NPD Group 
7th best for animal wellness-Animal Wellness Magazine
8th best to work, live & play – Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine    
 9th greatest % of sunny days – USA Today            
15th best cities for singles – Forbes                       
19th happiest cities – Men’s Health                       
19th top golf cities – Golf Magazine                       
30th smartest cities – Business Journal  

BAD               
4th worst city for debt – Menshealth Magazine
5th most foreclosures – TrealtyTrac.com Resource Center
7th worst for auto theft – National Insuranced Crime Bureau
8th worst city for road rage – Prince Market Research
8th worst for ozone levels – American Lung Association
6th worst cities for dating – AOL
10th worst for regrowing hair – Rogaine
50th worst for seasonal allergies – Asthma Allergy Foundation

 

Okay – so we are best for singles, but worst for dating…great, insecure and diverse people? You can golf, but you had better wear a mask…and we must exercise, because we are so athletic (they didn’t ask me!).  Thank goodness we have our bluetooth, otherwise how would we be able to get furious with the driver next to us?  We might lose our home or identity, but we always take care of our pets.  And through it all, we are happy while we work, live and play in one of the sunniest places in the nation!  Welcome to Sacramento!

 

And the answer in the article is yes!  The general consensus for the Sacramento region is that while we were the first to be hit with this market, we are also leading the way in recovering.  I have written several blogs that reflected my belief that in the stronger areas, we have stabilized.  It’s just nice to see someone else back me up! So, let’s hang on for the ride just a little longer.

 

POACHING OUR GEESE

August 1, 2008

The Land Park Community Association is going to speak with the city council regarding the disappearance of our geese.  Not only have the geese been disappearing, but it seems that people are fishing without a license and leaving lines and hooks that geese and ducks are getting injured in.  The association is also in contact with the Department of Fish and Game and will be adopting a resolution establishing an “Enforce the Law or Ban Fishing” policy in Land Park.

ADOPT A PARK

August 1, 2008

Do you have a favorite place in the park, but it needs a little TLC?  The Land Park Community Association is in the process of talking with park officials to compile a “Top 25” list of volunteering opportunities in Land Park. Here is your chance to give back to a park that gives Land Park and all of Sacamento so much!  I will keep you posted when the list is up!

 

COWTOWN MARATHON

August 1, 2008

For those who love our “cowtown” label and those who love to jog…here is your opportunity to do both!  The date is October 5th and 7:30 AM at William Land Park.  Just google Sacramento Cowtown Marathon and sign up! Who has more fun than Sacramentans?!!

 

Here are some things happening in our neighborhood!  Great opportunities to spend time with family and friends…it’s not just for kids anymore!
FAIRYTALE TOWN
Twilight Concert Series

   August 13th 6:00-8:00PM – The Hucklebucks (West Coast Blues)

   August 27th 6:00-8:00PM – Cuesta Drive (Rock/Reggea)
       You can order tickets by calling (916) 264-7462

SACRAMENTO ZOO
   
Endangered black and white ruffed lemure babies born May 4th.  The are now on exhibit   with their parents and siblings. 

   August 2nd 10:00AM-4:00PM – Spiderman at the Zoo!  He will “hang” around for autographs & photos.

   Music in the Zoo August 5th starts at 5:30PM and concert starts at 6:00PM  Bring a blanket and family!

   Sacramento Zoo Member Evening August 9th 5:30PM-8:30PM – Exclusive evening for Zoo members!

   Wild Affair October 4th, 5:00PM-10:00PM Event includes behind the scenes tour, gourmet dinner, silent  and live auction.  Zoo closes early (1:30PM)