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June 15, 2022


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CATV launches crowdfunding campaign to create a new public center for media arts

White River Junction, VT – With a little help from our neighbors and friends, Upper Valley residents will soon be able to enjoy “JAM” (Junction Arts & Media), a free, public film and media arts “playground'' for all ages to come together to create. CATV has been selected by the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development’s Better Places Program to lead the transformation of an empty storefront in the former “Newberry Market” of the Gates-Briggs Building into JAM – an inclusive community center that will host interactive media activities and workshops, installation video art, exhibits by local media artists, screenings, and pop-up outdoor events including expanded cinema and live music featuring local creators.

Today is Day One. We need you!  The grant requires a strong show of local support before a 2:1 matching grant can be released by the state of Vermont. CATV has just 45 days to meet our goal of $15,000 to unlock an additional $30,000 – meaning every dollar raised will be tripled – enabling us to build an inclusive community center that harnesses the positive potential of the media arts to build bridges of empathy and strengthen community bonds.

Will you help us kick off strong start TODAY by showing your support HERE? Thank you! 


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

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

@Streaming at, CATV On-Demand, YouTube

Progress towards 100% Sustainable Hanover

It's been 5 years since the town of Hanover gathered in town hall and voted unanimously to commit to the goal of 100% renewable energy. This short CATV documentary highlights the path to that auspicious vote and the model-setting work of Sustainable Hanover to meet that goal, featuring April Salas, Marjorie Rogalski, Yolanda Baumgartner, Julia Griffin, Ally Samuell, Barb Callaway, Peter Kulbacki, Robert Housemen, Stowe Beam, and Laura Hutchinson.

Produced by Jordyn Fitch, CATV Community Engagement Producer, for Sustainable Hanover with production support from Judi Colla.

Reproductive Rights on Common Ground

In episode 7 of Common Ground from CATV, NH freshman Rep. Mary Hakken-Phillips welcomes long-serving NH Rep. Sharon Nordgren in conversation with VT state Reps Becca White and Jim Masland on the vastly differing directions the NH and VT state legislatures on reproductive health rights and prospects for state-level protections of rights until now guaranteed at the federal level by Roe v. Wade. Check out all 7 episodes of Common Ground on CATV On-Demand.

Line produced & edited by Loren Howard

The Thing with Feathers 

For National Mental Health Awareness Month, AVA Gallery teamed up with West Central Behavioral Health to bring you a juried community art exhibition and poetry reading on the theme: Hope, What Brings You Light and Lifts You Up?

Join readings by former NH State Poet Laureate Alice Fogel, community poets Pam Ahlen, Cole As’sude, Partridge Boswell, Debby Franzoni, Don Herzberg, Marjorie Matthews, Marjorie Moorhead, Catherine O’Brian, Judith Taylor, and Betsy Vickers, and a host of visual artists.

Produced by David Eric with production assistance from Kealin Rooney for CATV.

Their mission: Redesign CATV 

"People with marginalized identities in the Upper Valley need the scaffolding to build confidence in media to have agency over how their stories are told and feel a sense of safety in a historically homogeneous community."  This is one of many insights gather by the team of Dartmouth College seniors who undertook an in-depth Human-Centered Design process to guide CATV in its evolution to meet the local media needs of the  Upper Valley community in our radically transformed media landscape.

Learn from Prof. Eugene Korsunskiy about the process and view the final presentations along with 4 other undergrad teams whose design efforts supported non-profits  Dismas House of Hartford, Special Needs Support Center, Dartmouth Health's Traumatic Brain research, and Sustainable Woodstock.

Event produced by Jordyn Fitch, CATV Community Engagement Producer

Congrats, Upper Valley Graduates!  

Missed the pomp and circumstance or want to relive the moment?  Find local high school graduations on CATV's YouTube Channel and on-air!

From the CATV YouTube Archives...

From 165 views to 3,000,000 and counting...  

Hanover's own Noah Kahan came into the CATV studio to record a few original songs in April, 2014. He was 17 years old.  Today at 25, Noah's "Someone Like You" has racked up more than 3,000,00 views on YouTube! Check out this early Noah Kahan recording on CATV's YouTube channel from another Upper Valley shining light and let's rack our 165 views up as high as we can!

Local Government & School Boards on CATV 

Pictured: Harford, VT School Board.

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: Norwich Congregational Church, Norwich, VT

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


@CATV Podcasts


Shelf Help – Episode 10

The bookstore owners attempt to answer our good friend Shari Altman's question "I am looking for strange and beautiful novels about middle age." We note that Shari is nowhere near approaching middle age; we then debate what defines middle age. Allie, Sam, Emma, and Kari recommend a few books in response to her query, including House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune; Agatha of Little Neon by Claire Luchette; So Lucky by Nicola Griffith; One DOA, One on the Way by Mary Robison; and The Swimmers by Julia Otsuka.

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.

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Intersections – Episode 10

Our guest describes her youth in the Upper Valley, feeling a part of her hometown community in activities like bake sales and bingo nights, and a grounding within her family. Adult life, full of work, errands and obligation, has lessened her sense of belonging. She invites us to identify the ways in which small acts of recognition, as simple as greeting one another or using our turn signals, contribute to building a sense of inclusion.

Intersections was created by Michelle and Julius, co-workers and friends who wanted to create an open-ended platform for sharing our experiences of community in the Upper Valley.  To share your story or questions, you’re invited to email them at:


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

JUNETEENTH Celebrations

6/18-19 FREE

Join Juneteenth celebrations in Hartford, VT's Lyman Park Saturday, June 18 at 3:30pm and Sunday, June 19 at 5pm in Lebanon, NH's Colburn Park!

While you're there, look for CATV crews capturing history being made in the Upper Valley to share afterwards via broadcast and streaming. Learn more about these events and more on our CATV Events page.

Watch, Vote, Applaud! 

6/17 FREE  

Freedom & Unity Young Filmmaker Contest Screenings & Awards  


Friday, June 17

Showings at 10 AM and 2 PM

Get a coffee at Tuckerbox or Piecemeal Pies next door and sink into a comfy couch to watch all the films submitted in this year's contest in our new JAM space (former Newberry Market at 7 S. Main. in White River Junction) and VOTE for the Audience Choice award!  

Then join the Awards Ceremony upstairs at the Briggs Opera House at 7 PM

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.

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

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Studio in the Briggs Opera House

& offices now at JAM (Junction Arts& Media)

5 S. Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05001

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