Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Arts Fest Afterparty - Saturday Night!!

The good: This poster will soon change to reflect a 9pm start.
The meh: No DJ
The bonus: By starting an hour earlier, we'll have more time to order fabulous food.

Artist: The Yachts
Song: Suffice it to Say

Thursday, September 3, 2009

If you didn't make the debate, watch it here!!

It's automatically on the left, where it shows whatever happens to be the latest video uploaded. But to participate in comments and learn more about it, here's the post with video on LynnHappens of the Candidates for Mayor Debate hosted by the East Lynn Community Association.

Don't forget to vote in the primary on September 15th!!

Artist: Galaxie 500
Song: Pictures

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Imitation is flattery?

I just read on UniversalHub that those who bring you the Lynn Journal, Revere Journal and so forth are revamping their long outdated websites with Wordpress.

It's a welcome improvement. I usually get my news online and I've always kind of felt bad that I was reading the Item more than the Journal. Ideally, I'd always read both.

The Revere Journal has already switched to the new format. Doesn't it look familiar?

It's entirely possible that they simply discovered the same template on their own. It's the best one I found for this purpose, though I customized it a little more for LynnHappens. My version of this WP theme has been running since July. But I still wonder if their idea was sparked by seeing LH.

In any case, LH isn't exactly in direct competition with the papers. It's defined as it grows, it doesn't publish on a regimented schedule, and ultimately, I believe that it has a different scope and purpose.

If switching to Wordpress helps these papers survive, then I am one-hundred percent in favor of it, even if they must pick the same theme.

Artist: My office
Song: A chorus of little equipment fans