PACTV Newsletter Volume XXIV| May 14, 2020
We Miss You!

 Although PACTV is closed to the public, our staff is still here, producing daily Covid-19 updates with representatives of our towns, remote PSAs for nonprofits, and our weekly show, Local Matters , about the resources and good news happening around us. We hope this finds you healthy and safe!
Local Matters!

Couchella 2020, The Lindsays, Artweek at Home, The Big Virtual Quiz Thing, Lizzi Rioux's cool art project with her students at Plymouth South Middle School, and much more on this week's show! Local Matters is now airing weekly - catch it on Friday nights at 8:00 pm on our channel, or on our Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube pages!
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Couchella 2020

The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce and Masks4Meds partnered with PACTV to hold a 3-hour live fundraiser for the Plymouth One Fund, which will provide grants to Plymouth area small businesses. Local musicians performed via Zoom - a great time for a greater cause! Donate by visiting

Apps Untapped

In this new segment, we give you tips and advice on apps that can help you in your everyday life. Here's everything you need to know about relaxation apps. Catch Apps Untapped monthly on Local Matters !
Make Your Own Mask

PACTV's Erika Christensen teaches you a few different ways to make a personalized mask just for you!

On the Local Seen:
More LOVE is OK
Local Artist Franklin Marval sat down with the Local Seen to talk about how tragedy inspired his movement of HOPE!

Neighborhood Food Drive

West Plymouth residents organized a neighborhood food drive to help stock local food pantries, enlisting Chickie Celli and her bus to help!

Mental Health Amid the Pandemic - Session 3
State Representative Kathy LaNatra hosted a mental health forum with Maureen Walsh, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Vedna Heywood, Trauma Nurse and Denise Brack Exec. Director, Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Ctr.
Happenings at PACTV
March 2020

Some of the services PACTV provided to our communities in March 2020
Town Forums on Covid-19
Town of Plymouth Covid-19 Forum
Participants on the forum moderated by Plymouth Town Moderator Steve Triffletti included Chair of the Plymouth Select Board Ken Tavares, State Rep. Matt Muratore, Amy Naples, E.D. of the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, Michael Jackman from US Rep. William Keating’s office, Heather Cozby, CPA Cozby & Company , and Dr. Mark Wilson Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan School of Public Health Dept. of Epidemiology.
Town of Pembroke Covid-19
Moderated by Julie Thompson, E.D. of PACTV, panelists included with Sabrina Chilcott, Asst. Town Manager, Lisa Cullity, Pembroke Health Agent, Gretchen Emmetts, Pembroke Council on Aging Director,
John McKeown, Executive Director Pembroke Housing Authority, and
Josh Cutler, State Representative.

Duxbury Senior Center Covid-19 Forum

Moderated by Julie Thompson, Executive Director of PACTV, forum participants included Joanne Moore, Duxbury Senior Center Director, and Kay Cooney, Registered Nurse.

Town of Kingston COVID-19
Hosted by PACTV Executive Director Julie Thompson, Chair of the Kingston Board of Selectmen Josh Warren answered questions submitted by the public.

For more COVID-19 updates, visit and
For More Forums and Information on Covid-19, Visit

Right in the difficult we must have our joys, our happiness, our dreams:there against the depth of the background, they stand out, there for the first time we see how beautiful they are.

Rainer Maria Rilke
Public Service Announcements

Non profits and good causes still have messages people need to hear, and we're still here to help.
and we will work with you remotely to produce a PSA that will air on our Community Channel, and be shared with you for your website and social media. Check out two examples below!

Duxbury Rotary Club
If you've been hurt by this crisis, please contact the Duxbury Rotary Club.
And if you have money to spare, please join them in helping our neighbors in need by donating to the Good Neighbor Fund, set up for times just like these.
United Way of Greater Plymouth County
is asking for your help in fighting for the health of our local community’s most vulnerable neighbors against the devastating impact of COVID-19.
To make a donation or to learn more about the fund, please visit
In the Schools
SLRHS, We Miss You!

Produced by the teachers and staff of Silver Lake Regional High School, this fun and heartwarming video is a testament to how much they miss their students!
Obadiah the Comfort Dog Visits our Pembroke Schools
From February - Obadiah the Comfort Dog from Christ Lutheran Church visits our Pembroke School Systems to help put our students at ease during stressful times.
Need Video for Your Business or Nonprofit?
  • Did you know that PACTV has a Creative Media Services department? Our team of visual artists, technicians, and storytellers can help businesses with all of their video needs.

Turn your ideas into reality! Revenue generated by Creative Media Services supports PACTV's services to the towns of Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke, and Plymouth.

Give our Creative Media Services Department a call to talk about your next video project!
508 830 6999
In collaboration with our partners at Shields Design , Creative Media Services produced this video about the status of our seafood industry in the Commonwealth with information about how we can support local seafood and our economy - take a look!
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