Week of February 1- 7, 2021

New Week: Forth in the 50’s

TURNERS FALLS This week, MCTV uploaded “Fourth at Unity Park Turners (1951),” courtesy of the Montague Historical Society. The highly saturated, grainy film reveals the festivities of a Fourth of July in the ‘50s. See the little girls in little caps, water skis and firetrucks, speedboats and music boats, and some of the town’s old bridges.

The Montague Historical Society is collecting old home movies to digitize for their collection. Be in touch if you have any film to contribute!

The Turners Falls High School basketball season began this week with some great games. Both the Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls teams were filmed playing against Athol on Thursday. It is inspiring and heartwarming to see these young athletes play so well, while masked, and without their friends and family to cheer them on.

The TFHS film class is also featured on MCTV this week. These shorts give us a glimpse into the life of these at home learners, their stuffed animals, pets, and friends.

While many shops remain closed to the public, some shopkeepers are using videos to engage with the community. Kathryn Swanson of Swanson’s Fabric has created a TV show in collaboration with MCTV, called “Fabric’sCool.” This show not only advertises the available fabric collection, but also educates the viewer on fabric identification and care. New episodes of “Fabric’sCool” air at 11:30 on Friday mornings.

The usual committee meetings are up to date, with new Zoom recordings from the finance committee, the police advisory committees, the Gill-Montague regional school committee, the airport commission, and the selectboard.

MCTV is always available to assist in local video production. Cameras, tripods, and lighting equipment are available for checkout, and filming and editing assistance can be provided.

The MCTV board is looking for new members, specifically someone interested in filling the role of treasurer. The station is also looking to hire a producer to make Spanish-language content. Please email infomontaguetv@gmail.com to get in touch!