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Want to know where all of that local programming comes from? Nearly all of it is created, produced, and delivered by community members. Each year, we recognize our most prolific producers and best original programming with 4 awards, for: Producer of the Year, Best Youth Programming, Outstanding Achievement, and Community Service. Shown below, this year's awards go to (pictured below, in order from top to bottom):
Norm Merrill, Green Mountain Union HS- Producer of the Year, for coverage of GM basketball games
Kata Welch, Cavendish Fletcher Community Library- Youth Programming, for "Story Time" series (shown with our Production Coordinator Eric Chatterjee)
Ludlow Rotary Club- Community Service Award, for the "Guest Speaker" series (Rotarians Kevin Barnes & Kim Lampert receive award from OVTV's Patrick Cody)
Wendy Regier- Outstanding Achievement (for "The People Speak- A Community Read of the U.S. Constitution")
(Norm behind the camera at one of the many home games at GM this past season)
(our Production Coordinator, Eric Chatterjee, with Cavendish Librarian Kata Welch)
(Executive Director Patrick Cody, with Kevin Barnes & Kim Lampert from Ludlow Rotary)
(a still of Wendy's introduction from the opening of "The People Speak")
We are known for our local cable TV channels, but for many years, we have have made local programming available for online viewing as well. Beginning in 2007, we've offered video-on-demand on this very website. And in recent years, we've developed more of an online presence by offering that same programming on our You Tube channel. During the last year, we have added live streaming to our You Tube channel for some programs.. And now, we have made another ibig leap - we have begun streaming the Community Channel 24/7. (coming soon, we'll also be streaming the Education & Gov't channel as well)
What this means is that the entire channel - the same one that plays on Comcast channel 1076 & VTel channel 166 - is playing online.
So, do you want to "tune in" but don't have cable TV? Now you can! And you can always get up-to-date schedule information on the channel here, to find out what's playing.
We lost a member of our Board of Directors last week. Don Richardson of Mount Holly, who served as Vice President, passed away. Not only was he involved with our organization but also with many others. He gave back through his volunteerism, and his passing leaves a void in the community.
Prior to the pandemic, Don began to organize recordings of his square dancing group for TV, in collaboration with the Black River Academy Museum. Unfortunately, as with nearly everything, that was put on hold over the last 15 months. Also, Don was profesionally involved with energy efficiency and weatherization, and as part of his role on our Board, was serving as a liaison with Efficiency Vermont, so that we could get consultation as we prepare for the next phase of renovations in our facility. In Don's honor, we will see to it that both of these are brought to fruition - square dancing on TV and maximizing our weatherization potential.
He will be missed.