I've just redesigned the Events Page
. The old format was super nice, but very time consuming to maintain. As a result, it wasn't always complete up to date. And Coldwater really needs a good event calendar. The Branch County Community Calendar was launched a couple of years ago with much fanfare
. However, there's a couple of problems with it. First, there's two versions of the same calendar, and one version may have events not listed in the other. Which version you see depends on which website you go to. Second, I've noticed that a few big events have been totally missed. I contacted the DDA a while ago about these problems, but nothing has changed.
The new MyColdwater.com events page seeks to give you a simple, always up-to-date calendar. I wrote an automated "script" that checks the calendar daily and deletes any old events so the next event is always on top; new events are easily added when I submit an event title, date, and link. So instead of rewording the event you now simply jump to the event's web site for all the official details. So now you have to click a link to see details rather than see everything on one page, but the advantage is that I now will be able to keep the page stuffed with events and up-to-date very easily. Note that I'm not trying to replace the Branch County Community Calendar, but supplement it. If you submit your new event there, I'll see it and re-post it to the MyColdwater.com events page (except for events like Tibbits and train rides which are pay events that are not one-time special events). You can also submit to me directly if you prefer. There's a link for that on the events page as well as links to both versions of the Branch County Community Calendar, so I'm hoping it will work out great for you.