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June 23, 2011
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||Surviving News Flash Inundation
I'm one of those "always on" types - you know, the one's that check their smart phone for email every 30 seconds (except while driving, of course). I'm often at work, whether in the office or at meetings, easily 60 hours a week. Then, during what's left of the evening hours and the weekend, with the smart phone, laptop, and/or iPad never far from my reach, I clock another 5 or 6 hours. Email for me, and for people like me, is a vital component of the information stream and I almost feel like I'm missing something when I can't check in. I receive an average of 200-250 emails a day - low by some standards. This does not include the more traditional print media, which continues to hum along at its usual level as well. A large set of these emails are direct connection emails to which I must reply and/or interact in some way. But, another set of these emails are subscription-based. These are emails to which I have subscribed that provide updated information on areas of my interest, both personal and professional...
In This Week's
Information on the July Concerts in the Park Event
- Details on the 2011 Art Festival
- Sign-up for the 2011 Golf Tournament
- Mark Your Calendar for A Night in Venice
|| For example, I am
subscribed to several emergency preparedness and homeland security sites
that provide intelligence information as well as information on
available grants and program data. Good information to peruse, but
honestly, the number of seemingly relevant emails can get overwhelming.
But there is simply no way that I can eliminate one or more of these
sources of information because for me, they
all contain vital bits of data that I have come to rely upon (spoken like a true information junkie).
So - my email inbox is organized to the point of
eccentricity. Using my email program rules (for me it's Mac Mail with
Mailtags), daily work-related emails are automatically sorted and tagged
for follow-up, junk email is automatically moved to a separate folder,
and subscription based emails are categorized by sender and
automatically moved to a "read" folder. Then, after I've gone through
my immediate reply/response emails I move to the read folder to peruse
the subscription-based blogs, news flashes, notifications, and other
emails that I have received based on their topic.
So why am I telling you the details of my email
idiosyncrasies? Well, it's because the City's News Flashes are just such
subscription-based emails. Each email contains information
that may be valuable to anyone in the community. But, receipt of these
emails can be overwhelming to anyone that doesn't have an organized
email structure and as a result, one might "un-subscribe" in order to
lessen the impact on their electronic inbox.
Emails from the City's web-based notification services come
from "email@example.com." When you subscribe to the various News
Flashes, Calendars, E-Notifications, Alerts, etc. you must setup your
spam filter to allow emails from "firstname.lastname@example.org" as a trusted
sender. Without this key step, emails will either end up in your junk
or spam folder or be automatically deleted based on your email program
settings. Once you've set it up as a trusted sender, you can then
create rules and folders to automatically move the emails into folders
so that you can review them later at your leisure, thus freeing up space in
your inbox - and your daily routine.
So - sign-up for all of the City's notifications -
everything from Capital Projects to Admin to the Calendar to
E-Notifications - to Alerts. We generally send out information that is of general community interest. Setup your folders and file away! (Just
don't forget to read them later.)
Concerts in the Park
July Concert - July 17 - 4 pm - 6 pm
Belvedere Community Park, Belvedere
This is the 14th Year of Concerts! This year's
season features tributes to Johnny Cash, Santana, Michael Jackson, and
the Big Band Swing!
The Concerts-in-the-Park Committee is proud to present
four fabulous and FREE Sunday afternoon concerts for your enjoyment this
coming summer. Please join us for every concert in Belvedere Community
Park from 4 pm to 6 pm.
All of the concerts are FREE to the public, and sponsored by individual and
community tax deductible donations. The Committee thanks the City of
Belvedere and the Belvedere Community Foundation for their support for
the last 13 years. The Concerts Committee consists of Belvedere
volunteers: Anne Butler, Nancy Cappelloni, Christina Decker, Tina
Dewey, Jack Doyle, Ginny Doyle, Roger Felton, Nena Hart, Maureen
Johnson, Cissy Kirrane, Jeffery Stein, and Petey Stein.
Bring a blanket, a picnic,
your family and friends, and have a great time!
This second concert is
set for Sunday, July 17 at 4 pm:
2011 Tiburon Art Festival
August 27 & 28
Ark Row, Main Street
Get ready for the 5th Annual Tiburon Art Festival on Historic Ark Row!
- 64 Juried Artists
- Live Music!
- Family Entertainment & Activities!
- Wine! Beer! & Champagne!
All steps away from the waterfront of the San Francisco Bay! Entry fee is a $5 suggested donation per adult and children 12 and under are FREE!
Visit the Festival Website for more details!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Do you golf? Do you enjoy a good day on the links? Do you
enjoy the company of friends? Competitors? A good cause?
How about playing in the 2011 Belvedere-Tiburon Open Golf Tournament?
This year the beneficiary is the Belvedere-Tiburon Library - nothing
like a good book! Or an E-book!
Play! Sponsor! Volunteer!
We'd love to have you!
For more information, contact City Hall at (415) 435-3838 or
the Library at (415) 789-2665. You can also download a
Sponsorship Form or a Player Registration Form here!
A Night In Venice
October 8, 2011
China Cabin, Beach Road, Belvedere
This year's annual Landmarks event reaches back into the history of Belvedere and Tiburon to return Venice to the Beach Road Canal! This magical celebration of song and lights first appeared in Belvedere in 1894 - that's right - 1894! The breathtaking event spread across several days and involved nearly everyone in the community.
Set to return in October 2011 for one night only, Landmarks invites you to visit Venice along Beach Road with music, food, celebration, lights, strolls along the canal, and yes, even gondola rides! Mark your calendar now, October 8, 2011 - don't miss out!
For more details, visit the Landmarks website or call the Landmarks Offices at (415) 435-1853.
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