Click here for the ballot & to cast your vote in the Board of Directors election
Click here for the ballot & to cast your vote in the Board of Directors election
The Okemo Valley TV Annual Meeting & Awards Night is on Thursday, June 25th at 6:30pm. It is open to all community members. It will be to be held via Zoom teleconference. Log in / dial in information is on the agenda. All residents of Ludlow, Plymouth, Cavendish, Mount Holly, Andover, & Reading are welcome and invited to participate. If you would like to join, please RSVP by emailing Patrick or call the station at 228-8808. The event will also be streamed live on our You Tube channel and will broadcast live on our Comunity Access channel (COmcast 1076 / Vtel 167).
Voting is now open for the Board of Directors election....For those unable to join the Annual Zoom meeting, you can cast your ballot in our election now. To be eligible vote, you must:
- be at least 14 years of age
- reside in one of the following Towns: ludlow, Plymouth, Cavendish, Mount Holly, Andover, or Reading
On the ballot, you will be asked to provide your name and address, in order to certify that your eligibility. Your information will remain confidential - ballots will only be seen by our 3 member Election Committee and no one else. We take your privacy seriously.
Due to the cirumstances surrounding the pandemic this year, electronic voting will only be available.
For more information on the Board of Directors, click here.
Do you have news or info. you would like to share? You can send it to us on the Calendar page ! We will get it up promptly.
Click here for a List of Resources
(from Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce)
Watch the latest "Spotlight" (recorded via video conference), to learn about the Town of Ludlow's Emergency Management plan:
In an effort to help cope with social distancing and self-isolation, Dr. Linda Thomson, a licensed hypnotherapist, has offered this half hour session for you to enjoy:
Update: May 8, 2020
For the past 8 weeks, we have been working remotely, and have adapted to making TV in different ways (mostly through teleconferencing). From Chamber of Commerce workshops with the SBA to local economic updates, daily updates from Senate President Tim Ashe, regular press briefings from the Governor, story time readings from the Cavendish Library, local government meetings over Zoom, daily distance learning science classes from Fairbanks Museum, & much more, we are feverishly bringing programming to local TV (and our website & You Tube channels). This would not all be possible without a strong network of colleagues in community media throughout Vermont. Through our collaborative work, we are able to bring you a continuous stream of timely local and regional news, information, educational programming, as well as entertainment. We invite everyone in the community to put us to use. We accept media of all kinds - including cell phone videos, audio recordings, Zoom meetings, and on & on. Get in touch! As the Governor begins to loosen restrictions after May 15th, we will soon be back working in the station at a regular basis. Of course, special precautions will be made as we get back to some sense of normalcy.
Update: March 25, 2020
Following the Governor's "Stay Home" executive order on March 24th, our facility will remain closed for the time being. We are getting creative about how we can continue to provide valuable media resources and information to the local community. We are doing this by using teleconferencing to record video and share information, as well as through our community calendar / TV bulletin board . We invite anyone with information to share or requests to submit it to us by email or by calling Patrick at (802) 356-6027. As an update to the information we shared on March 13th (below), we will not be using the studio to record or hosting gathering of any kind inside our facility for the time being, effective immediately.We will continue to post updates here related to our operation during these unprecedented times.
Date: March 13, 2020
In response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, we are taking several precautions, which means temporarily modifying our operations. The goal is to protect the health of our staff, volunteers, and the community members around us, while also providing any services that we are still able to provide, in order to serve the community as a valuable media resource.
Concerning Facility & Equipment Use
- Our facility in the Ludlow Community Center is currently closed to the public-at-large, but our equipment & services are available by appointment
- We will continue to loan our equipment to members of the public, with discretion on a case-by-case basis. Requests should be made by calling the station at 228-8808 or by emailing Patrick .
- Non-essential business meetings or other appointments are discouraged for the time being.
- We are taking all precautionary measures. All equipment is being be wiped down with disinfectant wipes before being put away. This goes for staff use as well as any public use and includes cameras, microphones, headphones, tripods, stands, cables, & all other gear.
Programming, Production, & Other Services:
- We will continue to program and operate our 2 channels 24/7. We have plenty of local, regional, and statewide programs. Our weekly grids and daily schedules, as always, are available on the website, okemovalley.tv/schedules.
- New local programs will be posted to this website as well as our You Tube channel
- We will continue to record local government meetings, as they occur and will remain in contact with local municipal officials about any changes in schedules, cancelations, etc.
- We will use discretion when considering other field production assignments for staff
- We have begun to publish videos and other information related to COVID-19, from the CDC, State of Vermont, and other sources, and will continue to do so.
- We encourage the local municipalities and organizations in our service area to send us information that they would like to share with the community. We will create bulletins for our community calendar / TV bulletin board and can share on social media. As always, we encourage anyone to send us information to do so through the website, okemovalley.tv/calendar. News & information may also be emailed to email@example.com
- Here is a PSA from Black River Good Neighbor Services, recorded March 16th:
- We will continue to monitor the phones, emails, and social media platforms. We will also be keeping up with all administrative tasks and functions.
Want to get in touch? Send Patrick an email.
Again, we will be televising & posting videos related to COVID-19 as we receive them. Check "New Videos" on the left sidebar of this website, and the "Videos" page;
And here is a show from Two Rivers Supervisory Union's Meg Powden & Cheryl Hammond, explaining the proposed FY2021 school district budgets for Green Mountain Unified and Ludlow-Mt. Holly Unified Union:
All programs can be viewed on our TV channels as well, through the days leading up to Town Meeting (Tues., March 3rd). Be sure to check our schedules page for info. - these shows will primarily be playing on our education / gov. channel, but will also have some timeslots on the community channel.
Email us your questions on the proposed budget for either local school district in the Two Rivers Supervisory Union (GMUSD or LMUUSD) by Friday, Feb. 7th! Meg Powden & Cheryl Hammond from Two Rivers Supervisory Union will then answer them on TV. The program will be televised on our local Education & Government channel (check here for info. & schedules) beginning Feb. 17th.
This is all to help provide important information leading up the school district budget votes on Town Meeting Day (Tuesday, March 3rd).
Thank you to our most prolific community producer, John Specker, for taking a break from fiddle playing, to volunteer to do some cleaning. He did a great job and we appreciate it - he does strong work with both the mop and the vaccuum!
A renowned musician, John has recorded many, many music songs in our studio over the years. We like having him around.