We have been spending the last couple of weeks prepping the new space for our move. Thanks to hitting our fundraising goal of $15,000, we were able to complete the final tasks before occupying the new media facility. First, we hung the ductwork and cabling for the AV, phone, and ethernet drops. Then, our volunteer work crew cleaned and sealed the concrete floors.
Volunteer Floor Crew (from left): Board members TV Engineer Bill Marcinkowski installs ductwork.
Chris Saylor, Bruce Perry, Tesha Buss
We are pleased to report that we have reached our immediate fundraising goal of $15,000, thanks to a strong showing of support from the local community. The funds have enabled us to complete the Phase 1 build-out in the new facility. We are now in the final stages of that build-out, and will be moving in soon. This first phase is the largest , and by far the most costly, of the 3 construction phases. Thank you to all who have contributed.
This week the painting of the studio is being completed. Pictured above, the guys from Painting n' More put the final coat of black on the TV / preformance studio walls.
Thanks to an outpouring of community support in recent weeks, we are pleased to report that we have met the $7500 matching challenge. This means that we have met the immediate goal of $15,000, to complete the work on the studio and prepare the rest of the facility for moving in. We will be moving in and beginning operations in the news space in just a few short weeks.
Thank you all!
If you haven't heard, our video server was down for much of the last week. The culprit? This power supply, which nearly made it to 7 years of continuous operation (we installed our video server in January 2006, and this was the original power supply).
The video server is now back up & running and we have returned to our regular programming schedules. Much more programming to follow over the coming days both on our TV channels and here on the website, so check back often!
Rutland-Windsor-2 (Ludlow, Mt. Holly, Shrewsbury)
Dennis Devereux (R) 54%
Eldred French (D) 46%
Windsor-2 (Cavendish & Weathersfield)
Mark Huntley (D) 51%
Scott Ranney (R) 49%
Windsor-5 (Woodstock, Reading, Plymouth)
Alison Clarkson (D) 99%
Windsor County State Senate
John Campbell (D), Dick McCormack (D), & Alice Nitka (D) re-elected
The CD / DVD compilation “Irene’s Wake” has generated $2780 for the Vermont Irene Flood Relief Fund. The volunteer project was coordinated and produced in collaboration with LPCTV in Ludlow and Mount Hollywood recording studio. The VT Irene Flood Relief Fund was the chosen beneficiary, to receive 50% of the proceeds from the project, which encompassed two release parties in Ludlow back in February and the ongoing CD / DVD sales. The relief fund was set up in the aftermath following Irene, as a means of distributing money to small businesses that were impacted by the storm. The other half of the proceeds have gone towards LPCTV’s building project, plans for which were delayed in the months after Irene.
LPCTV teamed up with Mount Hollywood Studios and a crew of volunteers and musicians to put together a project in response to Tropical Storm Irene. The result of that collaboration was “Irene’s Wake”, a CD and DVD compilation, featuring original songs written by several local musicians and recorded at Mount Hollywood studio. Several of those songs were also made into music videos, mixing footage shot during the recording sessions with images from the storm and subsequent flood recovery efforts. Most of those images, and video as well, was supplied by community members.
"This contribution can be the difference between a small business in Vermont closing its doors permanently or continuing being a vibrant part of its community" Said Todd Bailey, founder of the VT Irene Flood Relief Fund. "One year after Irene struck there are still businesses in need of financial help. We will continue to do all that we can to support Vermont's small businesses as their recovery continues" Bailey added. The fund has distributed nearly $500,000 to 250 businesses around the state.
“The project has been an excellent example of people coming together and doing something positive - and creative- after the storm”, said LPCTV’s Executive Director Patrick Cody. “We were fortunate to have a strong crew of volunteer support, including Jacki Brown and Rod Ferrell from Mount Hollywood, who were instrumental in putting it on, and the handful of businesses who offered to sell copies.” Copies of “Irene’s Wake” were sold at Java Baba’s, Green Mtn. Sugarhouse, Wine & Cheese Depot, Brewfest Beverage, & Jackson Gore Inn in Ludlow, Weston Marketplace, Crows Bakery in Proctorsville, Pierce’s Store in Shrewsbury, and Be Music in Rutland.
Copies are still available for ordering through LPCTV’s website (www.LPCTV.org). More information on the Vermont Irene Flood Relief Fund is available online as well, at www.vtirenefund.org.
Thank you to all who voted in thre recent Board of Directors election. Ballots were counted during the Annual Meeting on Thursday,June 28.
We are happy to announce the addition of 4 new members of the LPCTV Board: David Almond, Tesha Buss, Allison Gillette, and Ralph Pace. Re-elected to the Board are long-time members Sharon Bixby and George Thomson.
The first meeting of the new Board will be Thursday, July 12 at 5PM.
Here it is...the 2012 Ballot for the Board of Directors Elections. This year, we are happy to announce that there are 8 candidates running for 6 seats.
The Elections will be held during the Annual Meeting, this Thursday, June 28, starting at 7PM. All ballots must be completed by that time.
Anyone living in Ludlow, Plymouth, Cavendish, or Mount Holly who is at least 18 years of age may vote. To do so, you can download and print out the attached ballot, then follow the directions on the ballot. Or you can show up to the Annual Meeting or the Community Cook-out prior to the meeting The cook-out starts at 5:30PM. Boith the cook-out and the Annual Meeting will be held on the rear lawn of the Ludlow Community Center (37 Main St., Ludlow).