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June 22, 2022


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JAM Progress report


We're 1/4 of the way there in week 1!

JAM crowdfunding campaign Progress Report

Find community volunteer Richard Waterhouse getting mud on the walls in a tour of JAM-in-progress with CATV Executive Director Samantha Davidson Green. We have just 39 days to strong show of local support to unlock a 2:1 matching grant from the state of Vermont. In other words, every dollar you give now will be tripled, enabling us to build an inclusive community center to harness the power of the media arts to build bridges of empathy and strengthen community bonds.  See a short video of the JAM vision with easy links to give:

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@CATV Upper Valley Channel on Comcast 1075/Vtel 169 & 1169

@CATV Government Channel on Comcast 1085/Vtel 170& 1170

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Juneteenth in Hartford

This year's Juneteenth commemoration of African-American emancipation in Hartford, VT Juneteenth brought the Upper Valley together for a celebration at Lyman Point Park featuring guest speakers including state senator and Vermont congressional candidate Kesha Ram-Hinsdale, Vermont Law School associate dean for Student Affairs and Diversity, Shirley Jefferson and Dartmouth Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Dia Draper.

Produced by Jordyn Fitch, Chico Eastridge, Nick Arvizu, and Charlie Rose for CATV.

Pandemic pain for local business owners this week on Common Ground

In episode 8 of Common Ground, NH Rep. Mary Hakken-Phillips and VT state Reps Becca White and Jim Masland invited NH and VT small business owners

Dan Fraser of Dan & Whit's (Norwich, VT) and Elaine Arbour of Plainfield Country Store (Plainfield, NH) to compare their struggles to keep their doors open during the pandemic.  Their stories reveal triumphs of community good will and agonizing gaps in the safety net with lasting pain. Check out all 8 episodes of Common Ground on CATV On-Demand.

Line produced & edited by Loren Howard

Local Watch Party offers context for Jan. 6 Committee Hearings

Volunteer organizers Jean and Bill Brown invited the public to a watch party for the first Select Committee to Investigate Jan. 6 Hearing.  Dartmouth Government Professors Linda Fowler and Russell Muirhead offered introductory comments putting these hearings in historic and legal context.  

Recorded by community producer Lynn Murell and edited by LHS student production volunteer Liza Kourbatski for CATV. 

Russell Wilson sends Dartmouth '22s on their way  

“Legacy isn’t just something you leave behind. It’s something you build.” 

- Russell Wilson

“Russell Wilson is one of the great athletes of our time, but it’s off the field—as a philanthropist and as an entrepreneur—where his true character shines," said Pres. Phil Hanlon of the nine-time ProBowl player and Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. Also son of Dartmouth '77 Big Green receiver Harrison Wilson III, Russell Wilson offered this inspiring address at Dartmouth's Commencement 2022 where he received an honorary degree.

Vulture Sister Song Dance

Choreographers and dancers Kate Alias and Ellen Smith Ahern brought their new work-in-progress to Open Door Integrative Wellness center to First Friday in White River Junction, VT on May 6.

Produced by Cedar O'Dowd and edited by Liza Kourbatski for CATV.

"Great things don't happen on their own"

At Mid Vermont Christian School, salutatorian Haley Goodwin, a National Honor Society member, reminded students that "great things don't happen on their will never be easy....God gives us the strength to overcome any obstacle."

Produced by David Eric for CATV.

Search "Graduation" at CATV On-Demand or visit CATV's YouTube Channel for more Upper Valley 2022 High School graduations.

Local Government & School Boards on CATV 

Pictured: Hartford, VT Selectboard

Find local government and school meetings for Hartford, Norwich, and Hartland, VT; Hanover, NH and Lebanon, NH (SAU88 only).

Upper Valley Religious Services on CATV 

Pictured: Riverbank Church, White River Junction, VT

Join your local house of worship or visit a new one Sundays.


@CATV at the Briggs Opera House, @JAM (Junction Arts & Media), & around town



Celebrate Pride Month by jamming with us at JAM’s Pride Prom! Come dressed to the 9s with your dancing shoes on for an evening of music, photos, fun and more. It’s all the trimmings of prom in a safe, inclusive, and LGBTQ+ encouraged space. Fun for all ages, and all are welcome. Best dressed has the chance to be crowned Prom Royalty!

Thank you to our sponsors Good Neighbor Health Clinic & Red Logan Dental Clinic, Revolution, Still North, and Trailbreak Tacos. With great support from The Pride Center of Vermont, Nancy the Girl, Open Door, Piecemeal Pies, and our “prom committee” volunteers from The Center for Cartoon Studies.


39 days to go to meet our match and triple your donation. Help us build a new inclusive community media arts center at JAM – Junction Arts & Media!

Riverfolk Festival Variety Show

From Here in the Valley


A celebration of music and community, RIVERFOLK features Americana artists from the Valley and beyond: Ida Mae Specker, The Western Terrestrials, Jes Raymond, and the Route 5 Revival house band (Ed Eastridge, Marcus Copening, Ben Kogan, and Alex Kelley). Presented by Here In The Valley and hosted by Jakob Breitbach and Tommy Crawford in Northern Stage's Courtyard Theater. 

Ticketed Event


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Need help getting out of a reading slump? 

Instagram user "TK" inspired episode 11 of  Shelf Help with their request for the "best way to get out of a reading slump." Take a listen to our local booksellers riff!

Shelf Help is a collaboration between the Book Jam, a nonprofit designed to inspire readers; CATV Upper Valley media community; three Upper Valley bookstores: Yankee Bookshop in Woodstock, VT; the Norwich Bookstore in Norwich, VT; and Still North Books & Bar in Hanover, NH.

From around the region...


CATV partners with the Vermont Access Network (VAN) for HD (high def) community-produced content on Comcast 1070 (VT) and streaming everywhere.

I Too Am Vermont

From our friends at Kingdom Access Television in St. Johnsbury, VT, this episode of all BIPOC-produced I Too am Vermont welcomes guest Michael Hill, Jr. Originally from New York City, Hill lives with his family  in VT where he is a Home Equity consultant and UVM doctoral student in Education, Leadership, and Policy Studies.

CATV supports lifelong learning to engage the tools of media for individual and community expression in the Upper Valley.

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