Saturday, April 18, 2009

Rain Barrels on Parade Kickoff

Groups to Shower Elgin with "Green Art"
Rain barrels will be on double-duty this summer, as painted works of art around town and as eco-friendly containers saving rainwater throughout the community.

Neighborhood and community organizations will decorate 50 rain barrels that will be displayed at 50 various Elgin locations. Visitors will get a passport stamped for each barrel to be entered in a prize drawing. The rain barrels will be moved to Gail Borden Public Library, where they will be viewed and voted on to decide the community’s favorite, then auctioned off by ECN at FoxFireFest August 2 to benefit neighborhood projects. The deadline for submitting your barrel is May 25th. More info here.

Some photos from today's kickoff.
Mayor Schock
Sigi Psimenos and the performers.
Dancers in motion. Sometimes the iPhone camera can capture the moment.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sherman Twitter Surgery on GMA

Tune into Good Morning America on Thursday, April 16th at 8:05 am CST for a piece on the Sherman Health surgery covered on Twitter. Their press release is below.

The surgery that we simulcast on Twitter and Facebook has helped a lot of people better understand the benefits of our high-tech surgical robot and how Sherman Hospital has become a leader in advanced medicine. Possible candidates for surgery in our community followed along and became more comfortable with the procedure. Even the patient's family was able to watch on a Blackberry from the waiting room! We've been featured on TV, websites, blogs, medical journals, magazines and newspapers across the country and as far away as India and Australia. But tomorrow morning we're proud to announce that we will be featured on ABC's Good Morning America at 8:05am CST! Check your local guides for channel information.

Local firm, Demi & Cooper, assists Sherman Health with their social media presence. Follow the Tweets here.