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Infinity hasn't played Oktoberfest for a few years (thank god).
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General Discussion / Re: Hello out there
« Last post by OakParkSpartan on October 26, 2014, 10:47:15 PM »
One of the other people that post there is Frank Magellon, aka HvyChevy, BerwynGuy and a bunch of other accounts.  He was banned here for being an ass to many people. Like Ruffian, he doesn't do much for civil discussion.  He also has blocked many people in that BCK group, which means you can't see his posts.  Therefore it is difficult to read threads where he participates.
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General Discussion / Re: Hello out there
« Last post by markberwyn on October 24, 2014, 03:51:19 PM »
Wow.  Nice hearing from familiar names.   The name Ruffian made me smile.  She always made for lively discussions. 

She was a horrid, uncivil bigot. Her getting banned from this site improved the level of discourse here about 2000 percent.
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General Discussion / Re: Hello out there
« Last post by nativeson on October 24, 2014, 11:20:37 AM »
Or...  maybe some folks (like me) have moved, period.  I still check BTF several times a week, though.  You can take the boy out of Berwyn, but not the Berwyn out of the boy!  I've also noticed a sharp drop in postings...  wondering if folks have just kind of given up on improving things.  Or...  maybe everyone feels Berwyn is now so swell that they wouldn't change a thing!  Just wondering...  what's new at the Berwyn Hotel?  ::)

Hey Bruce,

  How's life in Iowa?  Is your son getting used to going to high school in a rural area?

  I think I fall into the former group. I've given up. 

  2 more years and I will probably sell my house in Berwyn and move someplace a lot warmer.

Ted

Ted, life here in Iowa has been wonderful for us.  Cresco really is like Mayberry in many ways.  The surrounding countryside has been stunningly beautiful this fall with intense reds and oranges.  No gangs out here, no shootings...  very rare to hear a siren.  Both Caryn and I have full-time work, and our son, Stefan, loves going to school out here.  He made friends almost instantly...  the other students were very welcoming.  What's especially nice is that everything is so much easier and less expensive, and everyone has been very helpful.  In addition to my work at the radio station, I'm still dabbling in graphic design and gold leaf lettering.  We have a nice little downtown area, and I'm hoping to help embellish it with some of my work.  That said, I do miss seeing all our friends and neighbors back in Berwyn.  Wish we could get back to visit more often.  It sure isn't easy leaving the only town you've ever lived in!
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General Discussion / Re: Hello out there
« Last post by pkd50 on October 24, 2014, 10:53:44 AM »
Wow.  Nice hearing from familiar names.   The name Ruffian made me smile.  She always made for lively discussions.  Ted, I'm surprised and sorry to hear that you gave up on Berwyn, but I'm happy to hear you have plans for a warmer climate.  I think I know where that will take you. 

Anyhow, I'll keep checking back now and then.  I'm very happy where I am, but I like to hear what's happening in Berwyn.
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Events Calendar / Re: Flood Meeting
« Last post by exPROPer on October 24, 2014, 06:26:23 AM »
Thank you for posting the meeting.
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Events Calendar / Re: Flood Meeting
« Last post by yazmonium on October 24, 2014, 03:10:07 AM »
If you want to watch the meeting, check out the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubyyqseaoas&feature=youtu.be
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General Discussion / Re: Hello out there
« Last post by MRS. NORTHSIDER on October 23, 2014, 04:41:18 PM »
This board was once jumping.  Where is everyone?
I'm still here (in Berwyn) and do check BTF often but you're right, it's mighty quiet.  I'm just not into Facebook, I would say I'm too old but obviously not by the number of people my age who seem to live for it.  I think a good number of regular posters here have been placated by the current administration and probably just don't feel the need to post anymore or were worried about the image that BTF was creating for future buyers into the community.  As for me, I'd rather live someplace where people ask questions and just don't settle for the status quo.
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General Discussion / Re: Hello out there
« Last post by markberwyn on October 23, 2014, 02:55:24 PM »
  The woman who used to log onto BTF under the name Ruffian (among many other names) has also started another facebook group called Berwyn Banter.

Yeah, I'll pass on that one.
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General Discussion / Re: Hello out there
« Last post by Ted on October 23, 2014, 01:18:04 PM »
For whatever reason, I can't access the BCK Facebook page; I suspect whoever created it made a point of banning me.  :'(

BCK is a private facebook group.  Someone who is in the group can allow you into the group but I don't think it is externally visible.

Ah, that's interesting. Clearly I need to start sucking up to the right people on Facebook...

BCK is a pretty big group.  It has over 1,000 members, including most politicians and other public officials.  Anyone who is a member of the group can let a facbook friend join the group.

  But, I don't think Facebook is good for involved discussions, at least not like BTF.   There is so much stuff posted on BCK that it is hard to keep up at times and the width of the text is very narrow compared to BTF.  Most people post something short, not long or involved.

  There has been some interesting discussion on BCK about the flooding problems and, during the election, the referenda debate became verey heated.  But, those are the exceptions to the types of discussions that happen on BCK.

  The woman who used to log onto BTF under the name Ruffian (among many other names) has also started another facebook group called Berwyn Banter.
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