Wednesday, January 24, 2024

HealthInfo Island

By Gemma Cleanslate

Occasionally I like to remind everyone that there is an excellent source of Health information in SL.Healthinfo Island is a wonderful region to visit whatever your needs. This is the Mission statement:

“The mission of Healthinfo Island is to provide timely, accurate, and accessible information on topics of physical, emotional, and mental health. This is done through interactive displays, links to outside resources, group events, and personalized assistance.

The Consumer Health Library at HealthInfo Island is here to help SL residents with health information needs. “

If you look at the ground you will see a blue arrow . It is a TP hud. Click to see where you want to go.

It is fun to just walk around to discover everything but if you want a certain place use it.

The island is sponsored and maintained by The Virtual Ability group and there are various sites on the island that remain open all the time to visitors. There are sites that change monthly with new information on various illnesses and what is going on in the research and cure information.

This month in the Healthy Living Display area there is an excellent display on Pneumonia. Follow the arrows to learn all about pneumonia , its types, diagnosis, and many resources for more information. Click each poster to read about it.

Check out the exhibit on swine flu and its effects and relationship with humans. That exhibit is down the hill from the Pneumonia exhibit.

The nearby exhibit is so interesting to me. It is a topic I don’t really know that much about so I spent time reading all about tropical diseases. January 29 is World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day so it is very relevant. Since many don’t live in a tropic area we often ignore such diseases but we really should check some of them out for travel purposes, not to mention climate change. I know I have had vaccines before I visited certain countries. Actually I met people who have had a few of these diseases myself.

Not comfortable !!

The Research Pavilion is amazing! It is filled with information about clinical trials from defining them to information about ongoing trials one might be interested in joining. There are some dealing with cancer and heart. It tells one how to contact persons who can talk about enrollment in a study also.

There is a Consumer Health Library nearby with more information about ongoing diseases like Covid.

At the Health Exhibit there are posters with a myriad of questions about certain possible assists for dealing with winter illnesses. Are they real or myths? Click the poster and find out what research says.

Next to that site at the left is one of my favorite places. I have taken many avatars there. It is called the Path of Support. It has posters for the plethora of amazing support groups that exist in sl to help those who need help with so many chronic diseases, addiction, mental health, disabilities and more. Each poster gives a description of the group’s mission and by clicking one can join the group they choose.

This wonderful island gives so much aid to people who need assistance. If you have a question you can contact Eme Capalini or Gentle Heron . I suggest you visit and roam around to see all it has to offer .

This is the center Pavilion. Remember there will be a change of information for February.
Gemma Cleanslate

Monday, January 8, 2024

More Winter Places: Astoria And Adagio Winterland

 By Gemma Cleanslate

Winter is just beginning ! There are so many snowy, icy places to visit and hang out in winter mode. I visited a few starting in my list at two A places. I give them both an A mark for their beauty and friendliness for visitors.

“Welcome to Astoria; Be sure to use the shared environment to experience the best version of this beautiful sim. Have fun exploring, find the hidden tunnels and enjoy your stay! “On arrival you will be right next to the cocoa stand , a good place to plan your day. I got a horse from the nearby corral and took a ride to see the offerings first.

A great pond with skating for couples and singles is not too far away. It is a lovely pond with music to enjoy and accompany the skating.

Take a look at the sign that is a teleport to various places on the region. Skiing is reached by riding the ski lift. At the top you have a choice of sledding, snowboarding, or skiing if you have your own skis.

Below there is a coffee shop for after snow fun. I noticed there is a couples walk and dance together . Enjoy that with your honey. There are lots of little nooks for relaxing and chatting with friends.

A little island off the shore has Polar bears and penguins for residents. It is a wonder the penguins survive. Have a great visit.

My next A is Adagio Winterland.

“Travel to this serene and quiet winter village high in the mountains; a place of peace and relaxation. Ride a horse in the snow, ice skate, wander about, You'll find lots of winter romance and activities. Winterland spans two regions. **Family Friendly “

Adagio has other sites to visit during the year with great themes. See the board at the entrance.

If you join the group at Adagio you get updates and rezz rights for the region. There are activities and shows and weekly Kareoke. Rentals are available.

The hot air balloon ride offers a great view of the region and tells the story of the regions. It accommodates two riders. This is a great place for a short winter vacation . Great place for a snowball fight too!!

A lovely church looks like a wedding venue.

The skating pond is very extensive and extends into the second region. There are numerous opportunities for photographers. The large pond extends into both regions also. At the skating balls area there is also a horse rezzer so a ride all around both regions is possible. Some fun interactive rides are around the pond.

Don’t miss the dining opportunity at the dining car in the train that is parked nearby. Here is the entrance. Both these A sites have numerous photo sites.

Gemma Cleanslate

Thursday, January 4, 2024

The New Happy Vixen Beach Club

By Bixyl Shuftan
With the arrival of a new year, some are taking the time for some changes. And among the changes for the Sunweaver/Angels community is a new look for the Happy Vixen Beach club. 

The Happy Vixen, owned by Nydia Tungsten (and managed by Bixyl & Charlee Shuftan and Snowy/Skylark Lefavre), has changed much since it's beginnings over ten years ago. Originally just a tiny beach building made for parties once a week, since then the club has grown both in size and the number of events, currently having several a week. The new build has more than just a dance floor. There is a seating area to rest in between events (or if a couple want to get away from the dance floor).

There's also a movie theater, with a huge selection of movies. 

There's an inner tube ride that takes you around much of the sim.

And the place being a club, next to the dance floor is a bar where people can sit and chat and get a (virtual) drink.

Picture by Nydia Tungsten

The club was closed for several days for the Christmas holiday, to allow for things to be moved from the old location to the new one. But on New Year's Eve, it reopened, with an announcement from Nydia:
 Hey folks! It's time for another great event at The Happy Vixen Beach Club, tonight it is a Fishbowl event! Have you ever spent what seems like an hour going through your inventory for just the right look well, tonight it is New Year's Come Celebrate New Year's with what you might wear for a New Year's Eve Celebration!  Come listen to the wonderful music of DJ Snowbuns as we rock out! With Isabella hosting, There is a contest, and good company! "Have a Happy New Year's"!
Yours truly was not there, but heard the party went on for well over two hours> DJ Snowbuns described it as the best event she played at in a long time. There was a prize of ten thousand Linden dollars up for grabs. It was split by three lucky winners. 
As of now, the club has several events.
Sunday: 7 - 9 pm - DJ Brandi/Maliit

Monday: 6 - 9 pm - DJ Khyra/Isa

Tuesday: 4 - 6 pm - DJ Maliit/Kitacellia , 6 - 8 pm - DJ Arooo/Miyuki

Thursday: 6 - 8 pm - DJ Charr, DJ Snowy/Isa

Friday: 4 - 6 pm - DJ Mattie, 8 - 10 pm - DJ Scratch/Muertos
Come by and enjoy this longtime club's shiny new look, but with the same fun and friendliness that has made it last so long. 

Bixyl Shuftan