Friday May 10, 2013

CAT-TV Open House on May 14

BENNINGTON -- Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV) will hold an Open House presentation on Tuesday, May 14, beginning at 6 p.m.

CAT-TV operates the area’s local Public, Educational and Governmental Access Channels, while providing access and training for local citizens to make use of those channels. Community members are encouraged to create local programming using the equipment and facilities maintained by CAT-TV which is then shown on the three cable access channels, 15, 16 and 17 for the community’s enjoyment. The result is a valuable source for local information, a place for folks to learn video technology and a place for citizens to have their voices heard in local media.

During the one hour long event, those attending will have the opportunity to learn about the organizations history - why and how it exists, classes it offers, how to submit messages to the community bulletin board, how CAT-TV can help non-profit organizations, the new logo, and many more topics. Staff members will be available to answer questions about the organization, equipment used, classes, and other topics. A tour of the facility will be given. Light refreshments will be served.

Folks that live, work or go to school full time in Bennington, Woodford, Shaftsbury, Pownal and North Bennington can become members for free, while others, may become a member for a nominal fee.

CAT-TV Studio is located at 625 Main Street, in Bennington, just to the right of the First Baptist Church, across from Mahar’s Funeral Home.

For more information, contact William Gardner, CAT-TV operations manager, William@catamountaccess.com or Darlene Young, Vt. Associates SCSEP trainee, Darlene@catamountaccess.com or 442-8868.

Pownal Honor Roll for Second Trimester

4th Grade -- Rylie Bates; TJ Belleau; Devin Brown; Caleb Greene; and Jeffery Marceau.

5th Grade -- Josie Camp; Evan Burrington; Austin Darling; Garrett Joly; Isabelle McAuliffe; Lorena Onorato; and Deanna Whitman.

6th Grade -- Taylor Andrews; Makaela Cummings; and Tyson Sauer.

High Honors

4th Grade -- Chase Gosselin; Charlie Gratton; Ethan LaBatt; Meadow Mazza; Nikita Noyes-Martel; and Ethan Paligo.

5th Grade -- Emma Bicking; Ari Douglas; Kylee Hall; Randy Scutt; Leo Sedock

6th Grade -- Corey Hathaway; Emma Shroyer; and Catherine Worthington

Taconic Community Grange No. 491, 2013-2014 meetings

SHAFTSBURY -- All meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Grange Hall on Grange Road, next to the Shaftsbury Head Start building. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. All are invited to the pot luck supper that begins at 6 p.m.

May 14: Membership program -- discuss arthritis and flowers.

June 11: Grange year ends. Discussion of cancer from the sun. All donations and contests are completed.

New Grange year: July 9 Community Citizen Program. Held at the Shaftsbury Methodist Church, on Church Street in Shaftsbury. Potluck supper begins at 6 p.m.

Aug. 13: Picnic and recreation. Bring games to play. Held at Shaftsbury State Park.

Sept.: 10: Harvest program -- Fall Festival at Grange Center. Pass in any contest entries.

Oct. 8: Fire prevention program.

Nov. 12: Veterans and Thanksgiving program.

Dec. 10: Christmas Program and Party. Bring a Christmas poem or story or book to tell about.

2014: Jan. 14: New Year program, and how to fight a cold or the flu.

Feb.: Junior and youth program.

March 11: Home economics program.

April. 15: Grange month. Legislative day in Montpelier.

May 13: Flowers Program.

June 10: Flag Day. All contest and donations and reports are to be completed.

July 8: New Grange Year, Community Citizen program at the Shaftsbury Methodist Church at 6 p.m. with a potluck dinner.

Aug. 12: Agriculture program

Sept. 9: Fall program. Election of officers.

Oct. 14: Installation of new officers. State Grange report.

Nov. 11: Veterans’ Day orogram.

Dec. 9: Christmas party and program.