Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New blogs

Although the number of blogs that make up the Grand Forks Blogosphere has dwindled as of late, I should point out that two new blogs recently started up.

Whoops a Daisy! is a new blog by Kristin Garaas-Johnson, editor of the free Red River Valley Women Today publication available in locations around town. Kristin has been blogging about a pretty wide range of topics so far.

On the Town is a new blog put together by the folks at the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau. This isn't exactly your typical blog...it is essentially an ongoing advertisement for the Greater Grand Forks community. CVB employees blog (and brag) about a local restaurant or event. The thing that ticks me off a little is the fact that comments aren't allowed. I guess they just don't want potential visitors/customers to hear anything remotely negative about local establishments. I'm also a little annoyed by the fact that they don't include any type of local blogroll. Without comments and a blogroll, how is this going to become an effective or popular blog?

Anyways...welcome to these new blogs. They're in my blogroll and my "GF blog posts" box on the left.


Gayle said...

I recently asked if anyone had heard anything about the new wine club but got no response...well, thanks for the update on the new blogs cuz I checked the Grand Forks Visitors Bureau mentioned here and found just what I was looking for:

'l Bistro Wine Club
5:30 to 7:30 PM on Tuesdays
Feb 19, 2008 - Dec 30, 2008

Canad Inns Destination Center
1000 South 42nd Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: (701) 772-8404

'l Bistro Wine Club will occur every Tuesday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Members will be able to sample some great wine and enjoy complimentary hors d'ouevres. Membership is just $30 for the entire year, plus you will receive a $20 'l Bistro Gift Card! You can sign up for a membership anytime or stop by 'l Bistro on Tuesday evenings.

Sounds interesting to me, now just still wondering if there are any other curious parties out there interested in checking it out?

Anonymous said...

So do you own stock in "Olive Garden", it may never enter into GF. Care to review "The Moon", 43 years and going. greenglass4

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Gayle, for the information about the wine club. Sounds good!

Anonymous said...

Your concerns about the CVB blog are valid, but keep in mind that, by its very nature, the CVB's mission is to attract people from out of town.

Anonymous said...


Perhaps you'd be a good candidate to do some deep cleaning at The Moon; it's probably been a good share of those 43 years.

GrandForksGuy said...

Just so you know. I have deleted several comments by the anonymous poster(s) who have recently disrupted some of these threads.

Anonymous said...

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