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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Retiring the Neighborhood Archive Blog

Friends and neighbors, the blog portion of the Neighborhood Archive is being retired.

Over the past several months, traffic on the blog has been dwindling as comments on updates have redirected to Facebook, Twitter, and the Neighborhood Archive message board. More and more, I’m finding that the blog is becoming an unnecessary extra step in sharing new content.

I have restructured the main page of the Neighborhood Archive site to make current updates more clear and look forward to having every part of the Archive housed within one location. For those of you who receive updates through the blog via a feed reader, you can continue to do so by subscribing to the new Neighborhood Archive feed. Add the link below to your subscriptions and you will continue to receive regular updates as new content is added.

http://www.neighborhoodarchive.com/feed.xml

The Neighborhood Archive began as a blog so part of me hates to see it go – but in order to keep up with current trends in the most efficient way possible, I feel like this is the right decision.

Everything else will remain the same – Twitter, Facebook, the message board, and of course, regular updates to the Neighborhood Archive itself!

Day of Giving 2013

Would you like to help support the Fred Rogers Company? Here's a great opportunity for you to do so!


Today, October 3rd, is the Day of Giving. Any donations made through PittsburghGives.org between the hours of 12:01AM and 11:59PM will be matched by the Pittsburgh Foundation!

Here's how to donate:
  1. Go to www.PittsburghGives.org
  2. Click on "Day of Giving"
  3. Click on "To Donate Click Here"
  4. Enter your personal information and select "Fred Rogers Company" from  the drop down box
  5. Enter your donation amount
  6. Enter your credit card information on their secure server and click "Submit"
  7. You will receive confirmation that your donation has been received and an email will be sent to you for tax purposes.
There are many great things happening at the Fred Rogers Company! Please consider donating!

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - Episode 1107

Original Air Date: March 31, 1970

  

Mister Rogers arrives with two pieces of cardboard which he puts together to make a pretend suitcase. As he works, he sings It's Such a Good Feeling. When the suitcase is complete, Mister Rogers watches a film about how people make real suitcases.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mr. Anybody arrives at the clock with an empty suitcase for King Friday's suitcase play. Daniel tells him about Ana, the new baby platypus. Approaching the Platypus mound, Mr. Anybody is joined by Dr. Bill Platypus in singing Ornithorhynchus Anatinus.

When Lady Elaine Fairchilde shows up at the mound, she encourages Mr. Anybody to pick up his empty suitcase. Doing so, he finds that it is suddenly very heavy and opens it to find a large rock inside. The rock is marked with the letters LEF -- clearly the mischievous work of Lady Elaine herself.

At the castle, Mr. Anybody discusses early plans for the suitcase play with King Friday.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers adds water to an empty glass to show that filling something up often makes it heavier.

For details, notes, and more screenshots from Episode 1107 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, visit the
 Neighborhood Archive.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - Episode 1106

Original Air Date: March 30, 1970

  

After showing that his ankle if feeling better and his no longer wearing a bandage, Mister Rogers sings Everything Grows Together. He brings out the Trolley and shows that it is made up of several pieces.

At Bob Trow's workshop, Mr. Trow gives Mister Rogers a model of the Trolley and tracks that he has made. Mr. McFeely stops by with a film for Mister Rogers and helps him carry the model back to the house. Back inside, he shares the film about his recent visit with Francois and Carole Clemmons in their new home.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday XIII requests that others distract him to help pass the time as he waits for the baby to be born. Mr. Anybody is called and suggests a play. King Friday determines that the play should be about the things he places inside a royal suitcase.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about making up stories and sings You Are Special.

For details, notes, and more screenshots from Episode 1106 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, visit the
 Neighborhood Archive.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Jeremy Show Interview

Over this past summer, I was contacted by Jeremy from the Jeremy Show about the possibility of doing an interview about the Neighborhood Archive and other pop culture nonsense I spread on the internet. Unfortunately, that was right around the time my family was moving...


...but here we are now...a few months later. Jeremy's questions have been answered and the interview has been posted for the world to see.

Check it out at thejeremyshow.com.