Fun Festivals and
24th Annual Florida
Manatee Festival, Crystal River
Lu the Hippo's 51st Birthday, Homosassa
Hoggetowne Medieval Faire,
Fellsmere Frog Leg
DeSoto County Fair,
Taste of DeLand,
Craft Festival, Venice
Anna Maria Island Fest, Sarasota
22nd Annual Zora Neale
Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities,
Key Beach Fine Arts and Crafts Show, Lido
4th Annual Sarasota
Indian Festival, Sarasota
Kumquat Festival, Dade
Festival, St. Petersburg
Images --A Festival of the Arts, New
at Daytona, Daytona Beach
Community Fair and Retail Expo 2011,
Sanibel and Captiva Islands
Key West Race Week
2011, Key West
Annual Historic House Tours, Key West
International Chocolate Festival,
Fairchild, Coral Gables
Big Pine Key Nautical Flea Market, Big
Broward Shell Show, Pompano Beach
Downtown Venice Craft Festival,
City Place Art
Festival, West Palm Beach
13th Annual Key West Half Marathon, Key
Key West Food and
Wine Festival, Key West
5th Annual Port Salerno Seafood Festival,
Annual Boca Fest, Boca Raton
26th Annual Key West Craft Show, Key
Edison Day of
Discovery, Fort Myers
GumboFest, North Fort
|Note from the
for improvement are always welcome.
Scenic America Posts
|"Communities have already been successfully
combating billboard blight for many decades.
proper knowledge and support communities have
retained control of their local character.
following case studies illustrate steps taken on
the local and state level in protecting scenic
landscapes, as well as legal obstacles faced by
citizens in their own backyards."
upholds Concord, New Hampshire's electronic sign
Tower Over Homes - Legally
Activists Clamp Down on Billboard Blight
- Proud to be Billboard Free!
DC - Billboards in the Nation's Capital
Francisco voters reject sign district
invalidates L.A. billboard
Important New Legal
Details on Arizona
appellate proceeding with national implications is
pending before the Arizona Court of Appeals.
arguments were heard on Thursday, September 30,
2010 at Mesa High School.
appeal pits Scenic Arizona, Inc. and the
Neighborhood Coalition of Greater Phoenix, Inc.
against American Outdoor Advertising, Inc. (AOA)
and the City of Phoenix Board of Adjustment over
permits issued for electronic
It is a
high profile case in many respects."
THE AMICUS CURIAE (friend of the court) briefs
from the national ,Scenic America, Inc., and Clear
Channel Outdoor, Inc.
Mclean County Museum of
History - Reprinted on
WHAT are Ghost
communities may just never get rid of certain
types of signs, but some of those long abandoned
ads may even teach us a bit of history in the
charming and very witty article discusses the old
signs painted on the sides of buildings many years
ago. Some of the signs had been painted over many
times with new advertising, but as the paint
fades, the older signs begin to emerge giving
clues to the building's past. Just like ghosts,
they have a habit of "rematerializing".
Kemp, Archivist/historian McLean County Museum of
History takes a look at this type of signage in
his article for Pantone.com. To read it, just
click on the link below.
Are Twin Cities
a.) Bus Shelters
b.) "People Warming
Coffee bus shelters are warming commuters while
promoting the new ‘Hot ‘n Wholesome’ breakfast
toasty bus stops look like giant ovens, complete
with actual heat-producing coils.
Colle+McVoy in Minneapolis came up with the
Caribou Coffee bus shelter idea as a way to
increase awareness of Caribou’s new hot breakfast
Cordrey, Trendhunter Lifestyles
Rapid City - Council
rejected a longer billboard moratorium....some aldermen argued
that there was no use for additional regulations if the city
was not going to approve any new billboards.
San Francisco - New
smart bus shelters are simply not working.
Hollywood Park, Texas
- Homeowners Association In Fight with Billboard Company,
Turns Down Ad in Their Newsletter - Mayor says he "would not
disagree with (Lamar) threatening Litigation" against the HOA
for not accepting the ad.
"A proposal to erect
two electronic billboards in Hollywood Park has been a hot
Advertising wants to pay the city $20,000 each year for the
billboards, but many residents see them as visual pollution.
To plead its case, Lamar wanted to put a full page ad in
'Sparks', the Hollywood Park newsletter. But the homeowners
association, which controls the content of 'Sparks', turned
them down, saying the ad would be too political.
...Then Hollywood Park Mayor Bob
Sartor got in the middle of that advertising dispute. In an
e-mail, he suggested to Lamar that they may want to take
action against the Hollywood Park HOA. In the e-mail from
Sartor to Chris Stokes at Lamar, Sartor wrote that he 'would
not disagree with (Lamar) threatening litigation' against the