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Group To Launch Anti-Recall Effort

Arsaken: It’s on! Tomorrow (Thursday the 5th), a group will be meeting at the Ft Ground Grill at 6 pm to discuss mounting an anti-recall effort. If you support Mayor Bloem, Mike Kennedy, Deanna Goodlander, and Woody McEvers, and believe they are standing up for what is right for this community, please join us! Let your friends and family know as well, and we can make a serious stand against those trying to steer our town into ruin. This will be an informal planning session. If you are unable to make this meet and greet but would still like to show your support in the days to come, please send your contact info to savecda2012@gmail.com and we will be in touch.

Question: Do you plan to get involved in the effort to counter the recall effort?

DFO Eavesdropping On Blogfesters?

Super Sub Cindy snapped this photo of DFO in the foreground with Bent, Mechanic Man, and JeanieSpokane in the background at Blogfest 2012 at the Fort Ground Grill Saturday. You can read about the latest Blogfest, celebrating the 9th anniversary of HucksOnline, and see more photos of the event here.

Another Great Blogfest At The Grill

So what do you think Ron Lahr of the Reagan Republicans is telling former Kootenai County clerk Dan English at this afternoon's Blogfest 2012 at the Fort Ground Grill? In the foreground are Christa Hazel and (to the right) Digger. Some 70-75 Berry Pickers enjoyed delicious Bent's BBQ pulled pork, Steve's Mac & Cheese, BBQ beans, Bent/Keith brew, and Marie's famous cookies, as well as three hours of fun & fellowship. 4 walked away with $25 gift certificates to the Steve's Grill. Unofficial HucksOnline photographer Don Sausser provided this photo of the Blogfest. You can see more here. (I'm saving a photo taken by Cindy for my Photo of the Day post Monday.)

NIdaho Blogs: Blogfest ‘12 Saturday

We're less than 24 hours away from Blogfest 2012 — from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Ground Grill on River Avenue in the historic Fortground area. The SR is picking up the tab for food & pop, including Bent's BBQ pulled pork, the Grill's famous Mac & Cheese, BBQ beans, and Marie's famous cookies. Bent/Keith/Stickman may have samples of their own "pop." Also: Door prizes from Joe Butler & the SR. And 4 $25 gift certificates from Steve Widmyer & the Fort Ground Grill. Drop by any time during the 3 hours & say, "Hi!"

HucksOnline numbers (for Thursday): 10,244/6416, and (for Wednesday): 8993/5622

Blogfest Now Has Door Prizes, Too

If Bent's BBQ pulled pork, the Fort Ground Grill's Mac & cheese, & Marie's famous cookies don't attract you to Blogfest 2012, how about door prizes? Joe Butler's busy stealing assortment of SR goodies to serve as door prizes for Blogfest attendees. Writes Joe: "We have a lot of Spokane7 items like hacky sacks, drink cozies, seat cushions and keyrings, and some Forkfly stuff like Frisbees. Plus some of the Down to Earth or Kiss the Bride items." Blogfest 2012 is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Steve Widmyer's Fort Ground Grill on River Avenue in the historic Fortground area, near North Idaho College. The SR underwrites the food & pop. Huckleberries hears Keith/Ben/Stickman may bring some of their homemade suds, too. See you there? (Blogfest Logo: Don Sausser)

Question: Who would you nominate as the most valuable commenter for HucksOnline over the last year? Why?

Blogfest 2012 To Lift Off Saturday

Final preparations are being made by owner Steve Widmyer at the Fort Ground Grill for Blogfest 2012 — 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the historic Fortgrounds area near North Idaho College. Dunno if Steve has settled on pasta or heavy finger foods. But I do know that the food and soft drinks are free for followers of HucksOnline blog, Twitter & Facebook. Are you planning to attend?

Question: How many of the faces above from a Blogfest Past at Capone's can you name? And can you guess what we're watching?

Hucks Fallfest Set Wednesday

Hucks Online has scheduled another blog confab at the Fort Ground Grill, as part of a national social media program involving City Editor Addy Hatch (pictured) & Senior Editor Geoff Pinnock. We'll provide a taco bar and soft drinks via Steve Widmyer's fine crew at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Addy provide the purpose of Hucks Fallfest here:

Associated Press Managing Editors has embarked on a nationwide project on using social media as a news gathering and reporting tool. The Spokesman-Review is taking part in one aspect of the project: "how to verify, and when to publish, social media communications." Most news organizations are now using Twitter and Facebook extensively in their news reporting, but it raises questions about whether readers differentiate between news companies and — well, everyone else who says "I heard…." — on social media. We'll go over results from an online poll, and ask the HBO faithful to chew over what specific things they believe news organizations can do to enhance our credibility on social media.

Anyone who follows Hucks Online on this blog, Twitter, or Facebook is welcome to attend. Taco bar will be ready at 5:30, townhall meeting re: newspapers and social media to follow.

Question: What can news organizations do to enhance our credibility on social media?