ED Report – March 2014
PRODUCTION AND OUTREACH
On March 3, BevCam taped the festivities as Beverly Bootstraps sponsored its annual “Best Chef” competition at the Danversport Yacht Club.
Francesco Attesti and Pietro Tagliaferri, the Cortuna Duo, performed a special concert in the Rose Performance Hall on the Endicott campus. The concert was made possible through the generosity of the Beverly Rotary Club.
BevCam intern Lauren Maggioli and Lee Yaffa produced the program.
Matt Pujo took his “No Country for Old Buildings” show on the road, as he led a tour of the old Trafton Hotel. He and fellow conservationist Richard Symmes pointed out the significance of the building, anchoring the downtown historic district. They and others have been trying to save the fate of the structure, which is currently slated for demolition.
BevCam and Peabody Access joined forces to tape the annual Red Cross Heroes breakfast held at the Ferncroft Resort in Danvers. A robust crowd of 500 people attended the event held on March 20. Volunteer Alex Ushakoff helped crew the production.
On March 8, the winners of the Salem Cinema Student Video competition were announced at a special screening in theater. Beverly High School’s Hannah Tsukroff was one of the finalists.
An overflow audience attended the Monday Morning at the Library presentation by Dugie Russell to hear his talk on Birds of the North Shore, featuring his original photos.
BHS Principal Sean Gallagher taped another “Schoolhouse Talk” show. His guests were Coach Bob Gilligan and the three senior captains of the state champion hockey team, Connor Irving, Sean Munzing and Matt Hamor.
State Senator Joan Lovely taped another show in the “Beacon Hill Report” series. Once a quarter she comes into the BevCam studio to conduct an interview and report back to her constituents on political happenings at the state level. We share these shows with the other cities in her district.
The Council on Aging taped another show in their series “Livin’ the Good Life”. Long time host Bob Hobbs was itching to host a show on the topic of bedbugs.
Centerville PTO member Sally Hunter organized a special textile recycling PSA featuring students from Centerville School. The program will be entered into a competition with other schools.
Also during March, some of our other regular producers taped shows including: “What’s Happening” produced by Elliott Margolis and Gail Burke; “Get Your Garden Growing” produced by Sandra Lawson; “Kiwanis Conversations” produced by John Maihos; “Live Jazz Sessions” produced by Barbara Alex; and “I Have Music in Me” produced by Peter Stewart.
As of April 11, our membership total stood at 257. New members for March include: Michael Gendre, organizational membership for “Education Straight Up”, also the title of a new series he is producing; and John C. Riley, new individual member.