LPCTV Donates $2780 to Irene Recovery Fund in Observation of 1-Year Anniversary

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 ( More information on the Vermont Irene Flood Relief Fund is available online as well, at

Welcome New Board Members

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.


2012 LPCTV Board of Directors Elections

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).

Candidates Sought for LPCTV Board of Directors

LPCTV’s is seeking nominations for its 2012 Board of Directors elections. Anyone who is 18 or over and lives in Ludlow, Plymouth, Cavendish, or Mount Holly is eligible to serve on the Board. Elections will be held at LPCTV’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 28 at 7PM. Seats on the Board are volunteer positions. Board members primary responsibilities are to govern the organization, manage the finances, perform fundraising activities (including the current capital campaign), and oversee the work of the Executive Director. 

Please submit any nominations in writing to Executive Director Patrick Cody, by email at or by mailing to LPCTV (37C Main St., Ludlow, VT 05149). Nominations must be received by Monday, June 25.   


Weston Playhouse Recovery- The Show Must Go On

Weston Playhouse Recovery- The Show Must Go On from LPCTV on Vimeo.

We teamed up with the Weston Playhouse recently to produce this piece on its impressive recovery from flood devastation. The Playhouse is now preparing to open for its 2012 season.

LPCTV Board Meeting- May 30

LPCTV Board of Directors Regular Meeting

Wednesday, May 30 at 5:00 PM

LPCTV Trailer, 37C Main St., Ludlow


 I.    Call to Order

 II.   Public Comments & Communications

 III.  Review / Approve Meeting Minutes

 IV.   Update on Basecamp / Electronic Communications Discussion

 V.    Director’s Report

 VI.   Financial Report

 VII.  Finance Committee Report- Drafts of FY13 Budget

 VIII. Nominating Committee Update- Ballot for Elections

 IX.   Set Annual Meeting Agenda

 X.    Other Business

 XI.   To-Do List

 XII.  Adjourn


LPCTV Board Meeting- April 18

Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Wednesday, April 18 at 5:00 PM
LPCTV Trailer, 37C Main St., Ludlow


 I.    Call to Order
 II.   Public Comments & Communications
 III.  Welcome New Board Member
 IV.   Review / Approve Meeting Minutes
 V.    Discuss Basecamp Trial / Electronic Communications
 VI.   Director’s Report
 VII.  Treasurer / Financial Report
 VIII. Building project Update
 IX.   Discuss Capital Campaign- Activities & Fundraising Goals
 X.    Other Business
 XI.   To-Do List & Set Next Meeting Date
 XII.  Adjourn

That Was the Week That Was Celebrates 200th Anniversary

TW3 Prepares for 200th TV Program Jan. 19

With Celebration Broadcast from Town Hall

(written by Ralph Pace)
It all started in 2007 when someone suggested to Patrick Cody, Director of LPCTV, that the area needed a local news program to provide area people regional news that was not always covered by other sources.  That was in 2007.  It's still going on in 2012 as TW3 approaches its 200th episode.
Working from a one page "script", the Graham-Pace team began broadcasting "live" programs on Thursday afternoons in 2007.  The program was usually just 30 minutes long and occasionally had actual photographs of events to enhance the news offerings.
Then the duo began to realize that people might become tired of two "talking heads".
It was at this time that TW3 began to invite guests to discuss organizational events, current local activities, unusual events, and discussions of current problems or issues.  One of the first events that both Graham and Pace enjoyed was the unveiling of a Chester calendar of "appropriately undressed ladies" of Chester.  TW3 followed this with debates on a number of area issues such as the desirability of having a drive through window in a fast food/gas station, the question of death with dignity, and the impact of Jackson-Gore on the community.
The 200th broadcast will take place on Thursday, January 19 at 3 PM in the Main Conference Room at Ludlow town Hall.  Frank Heald and Kevin Kuntz will be the guests on this broadcast.  There will be seating for a maximum of 15 people in the audience; the public is invited to attend.   For information, call 228-7239.
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