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Jul 2 2020 - 4:38pm

Enjoy your Fourth of July weekend with a look at a variety of indpendence themed programs! Over the long weekend we will be airing a reading of Frederick Douglass' "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro" put together by Pittsfield Community Television.

Here are some links to some other GCTV celebratory videos and blog posts about the Fourth of July:

Fourth of July Safety Tips for Pets

Racial Justice Rising "Reparations for Slavery"

Greenfield Fireworks July 5, 2015

Greenfield Fireworks July 2, 2016

Apr 28 2020 - 11:45am

Mayor Roxann Wedegartner provides an update on Greenfield's health and safety efforts.
-Greenfield Community Information Line:
413-775-6411, M-Fri, 9am-5pm

-Greenfield Alert, reverse 911 system:
Text "GREENFIELD" to 67283 to subscribe

-Mass 2-1-1, connects with state resources:
 Call 2-1-1 or visit Mass211.org

Sep 23 2019 - 11:15am

Register HERE.

Info and Guidelines can be found HERE.

 

Virtual Kick-Off can be found HERE.

The Second Annual Lights! Camera! Greenfield! is HERE!!!

LCG is a two-week, short-film competition that is designed to fuel the creative fires of each participant. Teams will create short movies in any style or genre they deem worthy, but, to add some complexity, each team must incorporate selected prompts. We hope that teams will stretch their creative minds to create new and interesting views of their world. Check out last year's participants HERE.

LCG starts October 5 at 6:30 pm with the Virtual Kick-Off Meeting Livestream, where each team will get all of the information, register if necessary, have their prompts picked, and schedule any training sessions or equipment loans. After two weeks, all of the films must be submitted by 11:59 pm on October 19. Then to conclude the competition, a live stream screening and awards ceremony will be on October 26. Afterward, all of the movies will be shown at the Greenfield Garden Cinemas on October 31!

You can contact us at (413) 774-4288, lcg@gctv.org, and @greenfieldctv on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. 

Sep 23 2019 - 10:07am

You must be logged in to a Google account to access the Registration Form below. If you have any problems, please email lcg@gctv.org or call 413-774-4288. Thank you for your participation!

Apr 19 2019 - 1:06pm

Since Earth Day 2019 is coming up, on Monday, we thought we'd spend a paragraph or 3 talking about our sustainability efforts and suggesting programs with environmental topics that you can watch on Cable Channel 15.  First off, some of you may remember that, within the last 5 years, we've installed new energy-efficient lighting fixtures in our first floor space and Mini Splits for heating & cooling throughout our facility.  We also make sure to use compact flourescent bulbs whenever they're necessary.

As for shows with "green" themes, tune in tomorrow at 10 a.m. for Weathering the Weather with Ed to learn about tornadoes, on Saturday at 9 p.m. to listen to Karl Meyer share CT River updates with Drew Hutchison on Local Bias, and at 9 p.m. on Monday to watch a 2013 conversation about biomass between Wendy Marsden and Dave Roulston on Franklin County Matters.

Finally, be sure to keep an eye out for future shows because folks from Greening Greenfield have been in here a lot lately and one of our producers is planning on taking out a camera to record Tom Sullivan's "A Pollinator Corridor for Greenfield?" talk at the John Zon Community Center this weekend.  Until next week, have a happy Earth Day!

Apr 12 2019 - 6:59am

Here at GCTV we don't just talk about camera terminology, we demonstrate it!

Apr 5 2019 - 12:12pm

This week, the mayor presented his Fiscal Year 2020 Budget to the Greenfield City Council and now the process of going through that document has begun.  The council's Ways & Means committee just set up a schedule for meetings with department heads and we intend to broadcast them live.  The meeting schedule is, however, subject to change and differing dates and/or locations might prevent us from sharing a meeting as it's happening.  The good news is that we will film them all and make them available to watch on Cable Channel 15 and www.gctv.org soon after they take place.

Greenfield's budget season is our busiest time of the year, mainly because it usually involves our staff covering at least 1 meeting per week, in addition to their regular duties, for several months.  In fact, this month, we're actually filming 2 events each week and you can check out our calendar here.  This is an important time to stay up to date with your city government and we're happy to help.  If you want to know when meetings will be rebroadcast on GCTV, be sure to check our TV Schedule.  Stay tuned & be an informed citizen!

Mar 29 2019 - 11:03am

We wouldn't say our staff is food obsessed. Well, maybe a little. But when we work in the middle of a downtown area with a plethora of good restaurant choices, can you really blame us? We're also lucky enough to periodically host events that involve food and sometimes our producers and DJs bring us baked goods.

Lately, one producer in particular has been really good to us in this area and we want to publicly send a big THANK YOU to Sofi. She's hard at work on a TV series highlighting local artists of all kinds, and regularly checks out our field equipment, but she also has a day job. Thankfully for us, her job involves selling baked goods at a nearby establishment. Whenever those pastries go past their prime for selling but aren't yet ready for the trash can, Sofi drops them off at our office on her way home from work. It started with just a few really good cookies but, yesterday, she brought us a small bag containing a couple of delectable pecan rolls, an almond croissant, assorted cookies, and more.

While this may not sound ideal for our waistlines, it was a welcome surprise and our stomachs were certainly not complaining.  Really, the only problem with this arrangement is that our staff may get spoiled and expect treats all the time! Oh well, even if they do, that's a nice problem to have.

Mar 22 2019 - 11:56am

If you missed this week's General Industry Outreach Training Program, presented by Shannon Prescott of The Richards Group, don't worry.  We caught up with Shannon and one of the class particpants, GCTV's very own Executive Director Oscar Lanza-Galindo, on their lunch break today and asked them how it was going.

Mar 15 2019 - 12:12pm

Whew! If you were to peruse our calendar for March 18-22, you'd see us involved with important events every day.  In addition to WMCB DJs coming in to do their live radio shows throughout the week, we've got productions booked both in and outside of our studios.

On Monday, we have the group behind Live Spirits scheduled to pre-record their radio program, Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution is planning on taping a new episode of Democracy Here, and our staff will be filming the Greenfield Planning Board Meeting at 7pm at the John Zon Community Center.  As many of you know, we don't normally cover planning board meetings but we recognize that there is quite a bit of interest in this one because it will feature the board's deliberation on zoning changes related to the proposed compromise to build a new Greenfield Public Library.  We can't broadcast the meeting live but we will work to make it available to watch online on Tuesday.

Something else we'll be working on, this Tuesday, is the 2019 Greenfield High School Music Parents Association Telethon, which will be taking place at Greenfield High School for the first time.  From 6pm to 9pm, band and chorus students will take the stage to raise money for new uniforms, competition trips, and more.  There are a lot of moving pieces involved in this endeavor and our production coordinator, Philippe, will probably be over at the high school for much of that day.  Following the fundraiser, Philippe will bring all of our equipment back to the office and get it ready to go out again for our live broadcast of Wednesday night's Greenfield City Council Meeting.

But the fun doesn't stop there!  The Richards Group will be holding a free OSHA training in our TV studio from 8am to 2:30pm on both Thursday and Friday.  Our office coordinator and our executive director will both be attending as part of a packed house, since registration for the class is full.  Meanwhile, Philippe will be over at Terrazza Ristorante, at the Country Club of Greenfield, capturing video of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast on Friday morning.

If you can't keep up with our busy schedule, don't worry.  You'll be able to watch most of these events on Cable Channel 15, and www.gctv.org, soon after they happen, so be sure to tune in or check back!

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