Friday, May 30, 2014

Take notice of the Community Spotlight section on the homepage of OurTownSF.org Frameline https://www.facebook.com/frameline currently holds that spot and on 6/16 Folsom Street Events will take over. It is booked through September 2015 but your nonprofit may be placed on the waitlist or reserve past that reservation.

Frameline

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Thank you to David Sweet Photography for the photo taken at the 2015 Bare Chest Calendar finals.  I've posted it on the home page.

Monday, May 26, 2014

TODAY OURTOWNSF.ORG JOINED CASTRO MERCHANTS

The Castro Merchants are a vibrant business organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of our business district.    Our mission is to unite area merchants to promote the Cast interests, increase opportunities and facilitate communication between businesses and local government.

The Castro District of San Francisco, commonly known as The Castro (coined by gay activist speaker Neil Davendr, within Eureka Valley, is widely considered the world's first, currently largest, and best-known gay neighborhood. The neighborhood is well known for its rows of restored Victorian homes and the historic Castro Theater, built in 1922, a fully operational movie house, having recently undergone impressive restoration for the film, Milk.

The Castro gets its name from the main thoroughfare, Castro Street, named after a prominent Mexican Army general. The district extends down Market Street toward Church Street and on both sides of the Castro neighborhood from Church Street to Eureka Street.

Today The Castro is mainly concentrated in the business district that is located on Castro Street from Market Street to 19th Street. Although the greater gay community was, and is, concentrated in the Castro, people who shop, eat and drink in the neighborhood live in the surrounding residential areas bordered by Corona Heights, the Mission District, Noe Valley, Twin Peaks, and Haight-Ash neighborhoods. Some consider it to include Dub Triangle and Dolores Heights, which both have a stronpres


The Castro is bustling all day long with shoppers and tourists, but at night it really comes alive, as the restaurants and bars fill up and the Castro Theatre's neon marquee lights up the main drag. Even with the vibrant Castro nightlife, it remains one of the safest neighborhoods in the city and there are plenty of places where anyone, can feel at home.
The Castro District of San Francisco, commonly known as The Castro (coined by gay activist speaker Neil Davendra Vyas), within Eureka Valley, is widely considered the world's first, currently largest, and best-known gay neighborhood. The neighborhood is well known for its rows of restored Victorian homes and the historic Castro Theater, built in 1922, a fully operational movie house, having recently undergone impressive restoration for the film, Milk.

The Castro gets its name from the main thoroughfare, Castro Street, named after a prominent Mexican Army general. The district extends down Market Street toward Church Street and on both sides of the Castro neighborhood from Church Street to Eureka Street.

Today The Castro is mainly concentrated in the business district that is located on Castro Street from Market Street to 19th Street. Although the greater gay community was, and is, concentrated in the Castro, people who shop, eat and drink in the neighborhood live in the surrounding residential areas bordered by Corona Heights, the Mission District, Noe Valley, Twin Peaks, and Haight-Ashbury neighborhoods. Some consider it to include Duboce Triangle and Dolores Heights, which both have a strong LGBT presence.


The Castro is bustling all day long with shoppers and tourists, but at night it really comes alive, as the restaurants and bars fill up and the Castro Theatre's neon marquee lights up the main drag. Even with the vibrant Castro nightlife, it remains one of the safest neighborhoods in the city and there are plenty of places where anyone, can feel at home.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

SF Eagle Beer Bust benefitting OurTownsf.org June 21 

Many thanks to Will Victoria for allowing his 5 Decadent Decades birthday beer bust at the SF Eagle on Saturday 6/21 from 4-7pm to benefit OurTownSF.org 

Come join in the fun and wish Will, the managing director of the Bare Chest Calendar and Mr. Powerhouse 2014 a happy birthday. The beer will be flowing, barbeque out on the patio & tamales from the famous Tamale Lady will be served. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.771927182830818.1073741827.771922502831286&type=3&uploaded=1

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

IDEAS for OURTOWNSF.ORG ?

I'm looking for ways to make OurTownSF.org more usable to the public and nonprofits.  I've recently added the categories at the top of the page under several of the tabs so scrolling to find what's there is not necessary.  Any more ideas ?  I'd love to hear from you. 
My wishlist would include a change to Google calendar so the start time of events can appear without Google populating the end time 1-hour later.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

LIKE OURTOWNSF.ORG FROM THE HOMEPAGE

A new icon has been established for you to easily "LIKE" us on Facebook.   Merely click on the icon near the upper right corner on the HOME page.  To date we have only 136 "likes."

I'm blogging poolside in Palm Springs.  It's already too hot for me & I can't wait to return to "OurTownSF on Monday night. 

I thank all the many groups who keep me up to date on the fundraisers While away, I've added many new ones to the Google calendar.  I'm proud to say that OurTownSF.org is really taking shape & it carries tons of information. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

SPONSORS have arrived !

Today two sponsors have been added to OurTownSF.org.  Their donation assists OurTownSF.org's efforts to grow support of our community's nonprofits.


 REALTORVanguard Agent: Joseph Hittinger
  Joseph Hittinger
  (415) 875-7410




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Kink Cafe & Boutique 
WICKED GROUNDS
 
289 8th St. (415) 503-0405

Saturday, May 10, 2014


SUPPORT THE RICHMOND/ERMET AIDS FOUNDATION (REAF)

 the fiscal sponsor of OurTownSF.org

The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation (REAF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Arts/AIDS organization dedicated to raising funds for AIDS service organizations in the Bay Area through the production of quality entertainment programs. REAF was founded by two mothers, Barbara Richmond and Peggy Ermet, who lost their only sons to AIDS as a way to honor their sons’ memories and help alleviate the suffering of all the other sons and daughters living with HIV and AIDS. REAF began as a wholly volunteer-run agency, partnering with a single agency to produce a fundraising event called "Help is on the Way: San Francisco Cares." Today, REAF is still relies on a mostly volunteer Board and staff. "Help is on the Way" has become the Bay Area’s largest annual AIDS benefit concert and one of the Bay Area’s primary sources of funding for many local AIDS service agencies. REAF has also expanded their partnership services to include ten agencies this year and focuses not only on raising funds but also on creating public awareness that the AIDS epidemic is not yet over and that many agencies are struggling to survive. REAF strives to create community alliances to support these agencies on multiple levels. Overall, beneficiary agencies that have partnered with REAF have reported increased overall giving levels, both financial and in-kind, through increased exposure to media, corporations and individual donors. Volunteerism to their agencies is also increased. REAF strives to build teamwork and cooperation among benefiting agencies through these annual partnerships.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Check out the new ad posted on the homepage of OurTownSF.org under the events calendar this week placed by the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Marching Band.

 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Thanks to Rick Gerharter of rickgerharterphotos.com I've posted 24 new photos on OurTownSF.org from various events including AIDS Lifecycle and AtmosQueer. Thanks to Rich Stadtmiller of richtrove.com I've posted 5 photos from the memorial for Ed Huser.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

A hearty thank you goes out to Stuart Goldstein of SMG Creative Design for his skilled advertising designs for OurTownSF.org  Stuart is a New York native who. studied Communication Design at the University of Buffalo and lives in San Francisco.

Friday, May 2, 2014

A new category CURRENT PHOTOS has been added to OurTownSF.org displaying the ongoing work of Rich Stadtmiller of richtrove.com
Rich attends and photographs numerous events in our community every year. I will post a collection of those that pertain to nonprofits, athletic and arts groups  plus fairs and annual observances mentioned on OurTownSF.org
Check this category on the website often.  It will be updated on a regular basis.