The board of directors of CCTV, Inc. is pleased to announce that Sue Merlino of Concord has joined the staff of CCTV, Inc. as Station Manager. She is teaming with Kester Krueger, Education and Outreach Manager, and Sam Krueger, Production Manager, to serve the Concord and Carlisle members of CCTV in their efforts to make local television productions to be broadcast on Comcast cable channels 8 (public access programming), 9 (governmental programming) and 99 (educational programming.)
Sue is a former member of the board of directors of CCTV, Inc. She has produced many shows that have been broadcast on CCTV. She was CCTV's 2010 Volunteer of the Year and 2011 Producer of the Year. She won the 2011 New England Regional Alliance for Community (ACM) Media award for her program "Sips and Tips" and the 2013 national ACM award for producing "Concord Carpenter."
Sue previously was the owner-operator of Concord Bike Tours. Before that she was an elementary teacher in the Concord Public School system. She has been active as a member/volunteer with the Concord Rotary Club, Concord Chamber of Commerce, Emerson Hospital, and CCTV. She is currently taking classes in digital media arts at Emerson College to enhance her current production skills and knowledge of media-making tools and techniques.
CCTV will hold a "meet-and-greet" for the membership and community members of the towns of Concord and Carlisle to meet Sue and talk with the staff of CCTV about how to get more involved with making local television. The board and the staff of CCTV, Inc. invite the citizens, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations of Carlisle and Concord to come meet the new Station Manager at the CCTV studio in the CCHS high school (500 Walden Street, Concord, MA) on Wednesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
by Janet Hentschel
Carlisle resident Anne Marie Brako aims to breathe new life into a chronicle of historic properties in town. She described her project to the Historical Commission on January 14.
In the 1930s, Martha Fifield Wilkins wrote Old Houses and Families of Carlisle, a multi-tome research project featuring 65 historical houses in Carlisle. Written in longhand, the library owns the originals and copies. Going online to the Internet Archive (www.gleasonlibrary.org/
Brako intends to use a video format to explore how these properties have evolved since 1940, and to update the family history of the people living in these houses. This would include video shots both inside and outside the property, commentary from homeowners, local residents and professionals such as architects. In addition, she intends to include talking points such as showcasing objects that belonged to the house.
Brako hopes to air the video on CCTV where it would be available to view online, and donate the footage and text to the town. She is asking the Selectmen and various town committees to support this project in advance in the hope that with “official” town approval, homeowners of historic houses would be more likely to open their doors to Brako and her project.
The commission voted to support Brako’s project and Chair Nathan Brown will write a letter of support.
Lindsay Alaimo, Executive Director of CCTV, Inc. for the past two and a half years has announced that she will be leaving CCTV to take a position with Apple in corporate training mid-January. Her final day at CCTV will be next Thursday, January 16.
The board of CCTV congratulates Lindsay on this exciting career change and wishes her all the best. We encourage everybody in the CCTV community to come out to say farewell to Lindsay at the Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for the evening of her last workday.
Please join us at the Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 16 at 7 p.m. in the Emerson Umbrella dance studio. As usual, we will have a social hour following the business meeting, and this year we will kick it up a notch by wishing Lindsay well and celebrating her five years of service at CCTV.
Join us on Thursday, January 16th at 7pm for the CCTV Annual Meeting. Held at the Emerson Umbrella Dance Studio located at 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA 01742 , this year's event will be a good one!
The meeting will include tasty food, great conversations with fellow producers/members/future members, and our Awards Ceremony which honors people who have gone above and beyond this year. You can also help us as we say thank you and goodbye to multiple longtime board members, and to the Executive Director, Lindsay Alaimo.
This year's meeting will also include an Open Hearing to discuss proposed changes to the CCTV Bylaws. The current bylaws, the list of proposed amendments, and the full proposed bylaws can all be found below!
We hope to see you on January 16th, and if you can't join us in person, please come into CCTV, check out the bylaws, and submit any comments that you may have. We look forward to seeing you!
And HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us at CCTV!
CCTV is closed today due to the storm. Please stay in and stay safe.