With the roller-coaster of 2016 coming to a close, we here at NCTV would like to take a moment to reminisce about the changes that have taken place which will hopefully make for a brighter future.  2016 was definitely a year of hard work with payoff that was worth it.  Let’s take a look at some of the ways how:

NCTV supported and guided two senior scout projects including: Caitlin Donohue’s Healthy Eating Project, which earned her a Girl Scout Gold Award AND Mike Anzivino’s Veterans History Project, which earned him his Eagle Scout Rank!

We’ve covered a series of important and informative community meetings including the Kingsbury Pond Community Discussion, the MBTA Community Meeting, the Boston VS Bullies presentation, the “Understanding Your Dog” canine behavior seminar, the People Over Pipelines March, the Norfolk Pipeline Informational Meeting,

The station added another camp to its Norfolk Recreation Department roster: the NCTV Comedy Skit Program!  If you’re interested in signing up here, there’s one coveted spot left.

We released a newer and more user-friendly version of our home page navigation bar!

The station had a new Volunteer Of The Year plaque made to create room for future philanthropic stars!  Donna L. Jones was awarded our 2016 Volunteer Of The Year.

On a special episode of Our Town, Production Coordinator Chris Lawn interviewed H. Olive Day teacher (whom Chris had as a teacher at the Freeman-Centennial school 20 years prior!) Mrs. Bonnie O’Connell about her retirement.  NCTV wishes her the absolute best in all her future endeavors!

NCTV covered the results of the May 3, 2016 Norfolk Town Election!

We brought forth musical entertainment over the summer with our coverage of the 2016 Norfolk Town Hill Summer Concert Series with the help of Donna L. Jones, James McGhee, Amelia Schneider, and Emily Magee.

On another special episode of Our Town, host Jill Hindley-Lawrence welcomed guest Detective Michelle Palladini of the Norfolk Police Department who discussed the Leadership Empowerment Awareness Protection Program, an organization she founded which offers a variety of programs aimed at effectively connecting the police, schools, and parents as a pathway to student safety and success.

Bill Crane celebrated his 50th episode of The Bill Crane Report and Liz Davey celebrated her 50th Episode of A Walk in the Garden!  Congratulations guys!

The station hosted two stop-motion animation programs over the summer which resulted and the brilliant and entertaining films “Silver El Fuego” and “The Most Cliché Movie That’s Under A Minute.”

Norma Shruhan retired as the Director of the Norfolk Senior Center, and Chris Lawn filmed her final episode of Silver Set Gazette with co-host Richard Conors, a Norma’s Memory Show edition of Silver Set Gazette, and a video chronicling Norma Shruhan’s Last Day.

The staff attended the 2016 Alliance For Community Media National Conference in Boston.

NCTV celebrated Media Literacy Month 2016 in September, and we held our 2nd Annual Public Service Announcement Day, which welcomed the Garden Club Of Norfolk, the Norfolk Public Library, Town Administrator Jack Hathaway, the Happy Feat Fundraiser, the Friends Of The Norfolk Council On Aging, Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, the Good Tymes Banjo Band, and the New England Banjo Orchestra into the studio!

The station welcomed guest host Marie A. Wyman, host of the Northborough Cable Access TV program Close To Home with Marie Wyman, into the studio to film the special Hometown Hero: Kevin Brady, a gripping interview with a local Norfolk Fire Department paramedic and firefighter.

We hosted our 2nd Annual Media Literacy Week, sponsored by NAMLE, and participated in the first ever Annual Community Media Day, created by BRIC!

Member and volunteer Chris Labonte produced a series of delightful music videos, several short thrillers, and his first ever stop-motion animation film

A ceremony unveiling an honorary bench dedicated to the loving memory of former NCTV Board President Jack McFeeley was held in October to pay tribute to this wonderful human being who contributed a lot to the station and the town!

The staff painted the walls of the station our signature purple color and created a fun time-lapse video to commemorate the occasion.

Marissa Antosh colorfully described what she REALLY does at the Norfolk Public Library in her inspiring rap video “Marissa The Librarian”!

Anne Marie Battistone used our new iPad to interactively showcase the beautifully illustrated stories “The Goblins’ Christmas,” “The Mouse and the Christmas Cake,” and “King Winter” on a special Christmas edition of Stories To Explore.

NCTV is officially nixing the beloved “NCTV INSIDE” and “TECH YOURSELF” blog series’ in favor of a more updated style(s) of blog(s) which will be presented in 2017!

Production Coordinator Chris Lawn formally announced his end-of-the-year departure from NCTV in the form of a loving goodbye letter to everyone connected to the station.  Stay tuned in the new year to find out who is excellent replacement will be!

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