PACTV Newsletter Volume VI| August 23 , 2018
The sun is setting earlier. Every swimsuit is on sale, and the stores are filled with school supplies - where did summer go?
Our region is a rich source of history, natural beauty, great food and cultural events, and welcoming the annual influx of tourists to join us in the places we love is a part of the rhythm of life here. We at PACTV have enjoyed a robust season of covering our communities, and wish you a happy transition from the relaxation of summer into the bustle of fall.
"When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Good Boy! A Dog-umentary
Lights - Camera - Action! Students learned about all three AND how to edit in our 2018 Summer Youth Documentary Workshop.
The result was G ood Boy: A Dog-umentary , and we thank Doggie Fun and Fitness in Kingston, Court Street Animal Hospital in Plymouth, and the local 7th, 8th, and 9th graders who participated. The two-week session wrapped with a fun screening at Studio G in Plymouth, rave reviews, and new friendships - Watch the documentary below!

For more information about this yearly program, visit

Good Boy:A Dog-umentary
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Find out about the Summer Documentary Program from the Lead Instructor, Erika Christensen. Christensen will also talk about Educational Access programs in Kingston and Pembroke for the 2018-19 School year! 

The World's Largest Viking Ship Visits Plymouth
The Draken Harald Harfagre is the largest Viking ship sailing in modern times, and visited Plymouth this summer through a combined effort of the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce and Destination Plymouth. The three-day stopover was welcomed to Plymouth Harbor with great crowds and excitement, chronicled here in a story by our News Director, Maureen Bates
Maureen enjoys a well-deserved break from filming and editing
We're used to seeing her fantastic work from behind the camera, but it's nice to see Denise Maccaferri in front of it, too!
PACTV Staffers Julie, Carol and Elizabeth join Peter Brown of the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce for a tour of the Draken
Local High Schooler Making a Difference
Staff here are used to seeing Plymouth North High student and PACTV member Sam Murphy often throughout the last year, as he worked to film and edit his documentary Conserving the Massachusetts Coastal Pine Barrens . Sam has a passion for both conservation and filmmaking, and in this promo explains how the two came together in his drive to raise awareness of this unique, biodiverse ecoregion.
Our Community on PACTV
Volunteers Make the Music Happen
The Duxbury Music Festival is an annual tradition looked forward to by so many, not least of whom are their many volunteers. Go behind the scenes and find out about the volunteers that make this festival such a success every year
Art in the Park
The Holmes Park Skate Park in Plymouth benefits from a public arts initiative, utilizing the creative skills of local students and other young artists in painting a lively mural on its wall. PACTV spoke to Town Planner Robin Carver and Malissa Kenney of the Plymouth Bay Cultural District about the community connections this first phase of the initiative is creating.
Night out With the Kingston Police Dept.
The Kingston Police Department hosts a yearly National Night Out, a community-building event that enhances the relationship between law enforcement and the neighborhoods they serve. PACTV stopped by this popular event to talk to Chief Maurice Splaine.
Free to Be
Let the Music Set You Free is a movement initiated by singer-songwriter Katie Dobbins, based on her own personal journey of growth, and designed to help others conquer their own fears. PACTV joined her at her Pembroke Public Library performance.
Government Shows
Breaking the Cycle
Plymouth County Sheriff Joe McDonald and District Attorney Timothy Cruz discuss the Friends Don't Let Friends Die campaign with Walter Gangl and Jay Monahan of the Knights of Columbus, an initiative they are working with designed to prevent overdoses caused by drug addiction.
State Matters
In Episode 30, State Representative Matt Muratore sits down with Jennifer Young, Director of the Plymouth Center for Active Living, and local businessman and coach Will Shain, to discuss a pilot transportation program they are launching to serve the local senior community.
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