Not long now :) … new Armenelos to open soon!

 

With March approaching it will not be long before we will be re-opening the gates to the new Armenelos and The Dolphin Café.  With the main layout and features already in place we are busy now putting in the finishing touches, adding detail, wildlife, checking for things (cuddles, dance areas, seating, etc.)we might have missed (or not thought of yet) … all in an effort to improve the experience for the new visitors. With having to get ready or an out of state move next month, I feel a bit behind, but do love what is happening over there :)  We hope you do too.   We’ll try and get the Cuddle Boat Tour of the Northern Sims running again .. with its new route .. before we open.  Installing a new route for the Calas Balloon over that area may be delayed a bit, but we’re pretty sure it will be in place shortly after the opening.

While camming in from the Armenelos Observation point may give you some idea of what is going on over there, we thought it was about time to post a few peeks of the new woodlands.  Great vistas, areas, activities and of course cuddles, dancing and areas for sitting, being quiet and just taking it all in .

We’ll keep you updated about opening day.

Enjoy your weekend!

 

Tonight! 6pm slt HammerFla Magic @ The Garden Terrace

Hammer @ Garden Terrace copy Join Truck, Kerena and I at 6PM slt tonight  for an early Valentine’s Dance as we take a break from working on the new Armenelos and welcome back HammerFla Magic to Calas for our first live music show since the holidays. We’ll be having it at our new romantic ‘special events’ venue The Terrace Garden so another reason not to miss!.  What better way to prepare for Valentine’s Day tomorrow than to spend some time with friends and ‘family’ at one of the most romantic spots on the grid … Calas!  It will be good to see you all again! Formal or ‘cocktail’ attire (Kerena told me that means ‘dressy’ :) Your carriage to The Garden Terrace @ Calas

p.s. we hope to be able to start up our regular live music schedule in early to mid March. We’ll keep you updated.

OZ The Night Club has been nominated for two Avi Choice Awards!

cropped-aca-header5In case you haven’t heard, OZ The Night Club is a nominee for the Avi Choice Awards in the “Favorite Live Music Venue” and the “Favorite Venue, Sr (open 1 yr or longer)” categories.

ozn - CopyIf you would like to show your support, please go to their VOTE HERE – the ARTS webpage to vote for OZ:) (Note when you find the categories, you must click Vote after selecting OZ in each one and go all the way to the bottom and sign in with your inworld avatar name and press Submit.)

FYI, finalists are those who received 3 unique nominations or more. Each of those is researched to verify they are active in the nominated category, and that they qualify in that category. Only one vote per avatar/resident/ISP, per category is allowed.

Avi Choice Awards ~ the Arts voting will close on Monday, February 23rd at 5pm SLT. Winners are announced at the Avi Choice Awards Show on Feb. 28th. The Avi Choice Awards were divided into three award ceremonies this year – this is The Arts Show so there will also be another award show in May where you will have the opportunity to nominate and vote for your favorite sims, etc.

 

Calas Galadhon Park reopens tomorrow ! Jan 31, 2015

In our last post of Jan 21st we gave you some idea on the changes you will find in your exploration of  ‘Calas’ on your return as well as our plans for the next few months.  In case you didn’t go beyond the ‘comic relief ‘ :-) we shared at its beginning here is a brief recap:

  •  After thinking hard about it and looking over the Park (best balloon ride in SL ) during the quiet time of our break we both came to the conclusion that if support from our visitors this year is anywhere near that of 2014, it would be worth taking a chance and keep all of the regions in place for now.
  •   In addition, we felt that adding another less expensive ‘open space’ region was manageable for both of us, bringing us back up to 12 regions. The new sim is called LONG LAKE and will be a water / land bridge between Misty Mountains and the new Armenelos once complete. In March of last year we announced that starting that May we’d have to limit ourselves to carrying 40% of the total cost in fees to Linden Lab and still keep all sims in place.  Our supporters, friends and members rallied together in an effort to keep Calas and came through with an average over the next ten months of 67% of fees covered! As we mentioned in the last post it ‘may’  be that once we are done with the new woodland build on Armenelos we will need to convert down Misty Mountains to an openspace region to keep finances in check.  We’ll wait and see.  As we’ve said a number of times, no one knows what the future will bring in SL or RL, but we feel we are in a good place right now.
Stairway to the Stars ; Kerena Zhangsun

Stairway to the Stars by Kerena Zhangsun

  •   Other than seeing that spring has once again returned to the sims … you will find that most of the bigger changes are on the ‘mother sim’ of Calas Galadhon and the farm sim of Glanduin.  We hope you will love the changes made there.  Be sure to walk up the hill south of Main St.  Whether you turn right or left at the top of the hill, new areas wait  to be discovered including a new venue … The Garden Terrace … very romantic! We’ll be using it for special events in the future.  We may also hold The Dolphin Café shows there until the new Armenelos is complete. Of course it will always be open for dancing to our stream :-)
  • Construction of the new ARMENELOS (and the adjacent LONG LAKE) has been started and will hopefully be done by early March.  The sim will be closed to the public except for our OZ Nightclub high above and a new observation platform we have set up for you to  relax a bit and watch us work over the next month.  We even moved some of the goats from GLANDUIN there to keep the grass down :-) The only way we could effectively close a sim without keeping the entire park closed for the period, was to put in a security orb … so … if you want to look at what’s going on over there … its best to stick to the observation deck to avoid bodily harm :P  Even though we will be working on LONG LAKE at the same time , we have kept it open to the public to keep the Balloon Ride running. Because terraforming and landscaping can be a challenge we do ask that if you see either of us working on Long Lake, that you observe from a distance. Note:  your old LM for Armenelos won’t work. From the teleport boards on each sim, you will be able to teleport to the observation platform on ARMENELOS.
  • Finally, you will find new and more attractive Donation Kiosks on each sim.  Rather than giving you a total by sim (one could never be sure how the Park was doing as a whole) the new ones are connected via a web server to reflect the ‘monthly’ total for the ENTIRE park.  At the 1st of each month the kiosks will reset on their own. We feel this makes it much less confusing and easier for all.  Romie will set up a link on this website where you can also check how the donations are doing in reaching their monthly Target total.
New Park Donation Kiosk

New Park Donation Kiosk

As you have come to know, Truck and I  love to place prims in a way that will inspire, bring a smile … and give one a sense of peace and ‘place’ as they explore the parks, woodlands, farms and marshlands that are Calas Galadhon Park Sims.  We hope to continue to do that in the year ahead.

See you tomorrow morning (SLT)!  We’ll open soon after Truck gets up and moving. :-)

Affectionately,

Ty & Truck