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This week on TV: Go musuem-hopping Saturday and Sunday

CCTV - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:14am

On Channel 9 Saturday Feb. 6, noon till midnight:

The program begins with a new series from Washington DC's National Gallery of Art on American artists of the nineteenth century. Learn about John James Audobon and The Birds of America, impressionist William Merritt Chase at Shinnecock, The Landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church, Winslow Homer, Thomas "Yellowstone" Moran, John F. Peto and the Idea of Still-Life Painting, and finally, James McNeill Whistler -- in these seven half-hour episodes. (The series will also play this week on Channel 8: Saturday Feb. 6 at 4pm, Monday Feb. 8 at 10pm, Wednesday Feb. 10 at 1pm, and Friday Feb. 12 at 2:30pm.)

Beginning at 3pm, shorts inspired by Cambridge's own MIT Museum -- made by Youth in CCTV's 2015 Summer Media Institute.

Then, a trip to a virtual museum: In Mobile Black History Museum, host Joel Makall takes viewers through the history of African Americans through artifacts -- at 3:30pm.

From 4-9pm, the Museum Open House series visits outstanding museums throughout the state, informing viewers about current and upcoming exhibits other programs and opportunities -- including the Isabella Stewart Gardner, to the Tiny Museum, the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, and many others.

Some of the fun will repeat on Channel 8 Sunday Feb. 7, from 6pm till midnight. Check our TV Schedule for exact times.

CCTV's newest member-made content airs each week, on Channel 9 Sundays at 12pm and Fridays at 7pm, and on Channel 96 Tuesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 9pm.

New this week, Moving Image Portraits by Anne Brown and by Boris Masis. Mom and Dad is a portrait of Masis' parents, capturing the early days of their lives and the story of how they met -- in Russian with English subtitles. Brown's portrait Richard Honan features beloved Winthrop resident Honan, an artist, father, community builder, and honored veteran.

New in CCTV Series programming

After a brief hiatus, the Eckankar series is back on Channel 96. Produced in Chanhassen, Minnesota, the show features sermons about Eckankar with Harold Klemp. The purpose of Eckankar is to make God an everyday reality in your life. Eckankar means "Co-worker with God," and it offers ways to explore your own unique and natural relationship with the Divine. Eckankar airs twice weekly, Sundays at 8:30am and Mondays at 8:30pm.

Arts & Entertainment

Fresh Ideas from Whole Foods Market

CCTV - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 4:10pm

Check out the second episode of Whole Food's Market's monthly series, "Fresh Ideas from Whole Foods Market." In this episode, Christina Bedetta, a Healthy Eating Specialist from the Fresh Pond store, and Matthew Keller, Marketing & Community Liaison, review Engine 2-- a simple action plan designed to give you body the fuel it needs to function ad its best. Christina share recipes for hummus and popped crisps and arrugula with wild rice blend, avocado and toasted seeds

Fresh Ideas from Whole Foods Market airs the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm on Cambridge Channel 9.

Health & Wellness

Whole Foods Market & the Brattle Theater Host a Free Screening of "Forks Over Knives" This Thursday

CCTV - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 2:38pm
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 6:00pm

Whole Foods Market and the Brattle Theater are working together to host a screening of "Forks Over Knives." "Forks Over Knives" examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

A special reception hosted by Whole Foods Healthy Eating Specialists will feature a meet & greet plus book signing with author Rip Esselstyn (The Engine 2 Diet, Plant-Strong)! Reception starts at 6 pm. Screening begins at 7 pm. More info can be found here.

Health & WellnessActivities

Youth Media Program Participants Receive Scholastic Art & Wriitng Awards!

CCTV - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 12:38pm

We are proud to announce that CCTV Youth Media Program participants Sam Brill-Weil, Yanka Petri, Ann Pierre, and Zohar Propp-Hurwitz will receive 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! The regional competition received more than 15,000 entries in Art, and about 2,500 writing entries. Work was judged by 3 criteria: originality, technical skill, and personal vision. A complete list of winners can be viewed here: http://www.smfa.edu/scholastic-awards-2016.html.

Arts & Entertainment

Hanging By A Thread: Anything Can Happen produced by Anne Pierre

CCTV - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:02am

An interview with Wilnert Guillame about his experience with homelessness. Produced by Anne Pierre for the School Year Production Program Fall 2015.

Why Hasn't It Snowed Yet? Produced by Josue Cardoza, Anderson Guichette and Odai Nakawa

CCTV - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 11:49pm

An interview with Amy Mertl of Lesley University about the warmer than usual December of 2015. Produced by Josue Cardoza, Anderson Guichette and Odai Nakawa for the School Year Production Program Fall 2015.

Open House at CCTV: February 23

CCTV - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 7:54pm
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Cambridge Community Television is a public access television and media organization that can provide residents with the tools they need to bring their important community messages to the people. Come to this Open House on February 23, 6:30PM, and learn all about the opportunities that exist here. There are ongoing weekly and monthly video productions lead by staff and members on topics from local restaurants to events happening in Cambridge, and current affairs programming on subjects like housing, development, governance, broadband access, and more. You can join one of these groups and make media as a team or start off on a production all of your own. This orientation is your starting point for all the things we offer here at CCTV.

If you miss this one, there will be more open houses scheduled for Mar 21, Apr 26, and May 23, all at 6:30PM.

See you then!

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'Beyond Lolita' discussion to be held at Porter Square Books - Wicked Local

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 1:34pm

'Beyond Lolita' discussion to be held at Porter Square Books
Wicked Local
Boston-area writers Benoit Denizet-Lewis, Jaclyn Friedman, Cathi Hanauer, Dan Jones and Marjan Kamali will join series moderator Anna March for a “Beyond Lolita” discussion Jan. 25, 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge. This marks ...

Interested in Social Media Tools for Your Business?

CCTV - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:19am

All workshops are sponsored by the City of Cambridge's Community Development Department and will be held at the CCTV Computer Lab, 438 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. All workshops are free for Cambridge residents and business owners. Non-eligible participants may pay $10 per workshop upon attendance. Social Media workshops presented by Cambridge Community Television (CCTV). To pre-register and for more information, please contact Rona Abrahams at 617-349-4637 or email at rabrahams@cambridgema.gov or Pardis Saffari at 617-349-4654 or psaffari@cambridgema.gov. To learn more about the City of Cambridge’s business development workshops, visit: http://www.cambridgema.gov/business.

Twitter for Business: The Marketing, Sales and Through Leadership Tool
Thursday, February 11, 2016 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Free for Cambridge residents and business owners, $10 for all non-Cambridge participants.
Looking to create a stronger online presence? Looking for a new way to gain clientele for your business? Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms and a fantastic tool to keep businesses competitive. Learn how to create and manage an active Twitter account, how to connect with other businesses/prospects, use tools to help automate your account and how to gain a following. Class requirements: computer and internet literacy.

Search Engine Optimization
Monday, February 29, 2016 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Free for Cambridge residents and business owners, $10 for all non-Cambridge participants.
This class is about how to get your website to the top of Google Search. Instructors will focus on On-Page and Off- Page SEO. Have you ever wondered why you are not #1 on Google? Attend this class and not only nd out why your website isn’t #1, but what steps you can take to earn the #1 position. Class requirements: You must either work on your own website, or actively serve as an administrator for an existing business or organization website.

Digital Marketing
Thursday, March 10 and Thursday, March 17, 20156 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Free for Cambridge residents and business owners, $20 for all non-Cambridge participants.
This class will teach you how to make money selling your products or services on the internet. Instructors will cover how to create a business online, generate traf c to the website, and close deals/sales using the latest digital marketing methods. Topics covered: business offering, marketing funnels, website development (lightly), traf c acquisition (SEO & SEM), and marketing automation. Class requirements: You must either work on your own website, or actively serve as an administrator for an existing business or organization website.

Building Business Websites with WIX
Monday, April 4, 2016 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Free for Cambridge residents and business owners, $10 for all non-Cambridge participants.
Can’t code HTML? Don’t have thousands to shell out for a beautiful web design? Not to worry, you can build your own interactive website using WIX. This three hour, hands-on workshop will walk you through the web-building program including how to nd, purchase, and connect a domain name, how to pick a template, how to create web pages, pricing structures, and how to enable e-commerce and blogs. Class requirements: computer and internet literacy.

Social Media Analytics
Monday, April 11, 2016 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Free for Cambridge residents and business owners, $10 for all non-Cambridge participants.
Twitter? Facebook? Pinterest? Instagram? Is your social media making an impact? Having trouble measuring what’s working in social media? In this class you will learn how to run effective social media campaigns and collect data
on your social media accounts. Sign up and learn how to run data driven social media campaigns to promote your business online. Class requirements: You must already work with at least two social media platforms for professional purposes.

The City of Cambridge does not discriminate on the basis of disability. The city will provide auxiliary aides and services, written materials in alternative format and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Business & Economy

Protect Yourself from Internet Scams Workshop: Space Still Available!

CCTV - Thu, 01/07/2016 - 1:27pm
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 11:00am

This presentation, hosted by the Living Well Network in collaboration with CCTV, will feature Cambridge Police Department detectives specializing in elder cyber-crime. The event, designed for residents over 55, will provide information to help you identify internet scams. To register, please contact Clodagh Drummey at 617 401 4005 or clodagh@cctvcambridge.org.

Neighborhood & CommunityLectures$0.00Member Cost: $0.00Phone Number: 617 401 4005

This week on TV: Skaters hit the halfpipes at North Point Park

CCTV - Thu, 01/07/2016 - 11:33am

This Saturday's Channel 9 marathon (noon-midnight) is inspired by our friends at the Charles River Conservancy. The Lynch Family Skatepark, a project spearheaded by the CRC, opened on Saturday, November 14th with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. Master of Ceremonies and skateboarding pro Andy MacDonald hosted the event with speakers including Mayor of Boston Martin Walsh, Vans Vice President of Events Steve Van Doren, Peter Lynch, Conservancy President Renata von Tscharner, Senator Sal DiDomenico and State Representative Tim Toomey. Pay a visit to the park – it’s very cool, and full of action these days. Or, watch the event from home, on Channel 9 Saturday at 1:16pm and 9:10pm. And again Sunday 1/10 at 3:16pm, and Monday 1/11 and Wednesday 1/13 at 10am.

Meanwhile, the Conservancy celebrated its 15th anniversary with the production of River Stories, a treasury of poems, stories, artworks, maps and quotations all celebrating the Charles River and what makes it great. The book debuted on December 10 with an event at Google, hosted by radio extraordinaire Tom Ashbook. River Stories authors talked about the Charles River and ideas to improve it. Watch on Channel 9 Saturday 1/9 at noon and 7:45pm. And again, Sunday 1/10 at 2pm, and Monday 1/11 and Wednesday 1/13 at 10:42am. Also on Channel 96 Thursday 1/14 at 8:27pm.

If you’re interested in hearing even more from the Charles River Conservancy, tune in for their regular live show on Channel 9, this Wednesday 1/13 at 5:30pm . The show happens twice a month on the Second and Fourth Wednesdays of each month.

New work by CCTV members airs each week on Channel 9, Sundays at noon and Fridays at 7pm, and on Channel 96 Tuesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 8pm

Tune in as Seth Myer presents the first episode in his new series Changing Cambridge, which profiles small local businesses as they deal with the rapidly changing economic landscape. The first installment pays a visit to the longstanding University Stationary on Mass Ave, as the business prepares for their move into a new space after more than fifty years in the same location.

Next, venture across the street to Veggie Galaxy for a tour of the vegetarian diner-style restaurant courtesy of Cambridge Bites. Cambridge Bites is a production group hosted at CCTV that produces short profile videos featuring local, independent restaurants with a unique outlook on food and a creative approach to cooking. This most recent installment was produced by Anne Brown, Eliza Hamilton, Scout Perry, Pam Ross and Sherry Wang.

CCTV event coverage helps stay current with the latest happenings around town, from the comfort of your own living room. This week on the channels…

Tutoring Plus of Cambridge held the T++ Hackathon on November 21, 2015. The enrichment program showcases students and their knowledge of coding. Watch on Channel 9 Sunday 1/10 at 4pm, and again Tuesday 1/12 and Thursday 1/14 at 11:30am. Also on Channel 96 Tuesday 1/12 at 8:05pm and Thursday 1/14 at 4:55pm.

And, Novartis opened it's doors to its new building at 181 Massachusetts Avenue with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on December 9th. David Maher, Mayor of Cambridge, spoke at the ribbon cutting, along with Mark C. Fishman, President of the Novartis Institute. The ceremony will play on Channel 9 Sunday 1/10 at 4:05pm and again Tuesday 1/12 and Thursday 1/14 at 11:35am. Also on Channel 96 Tuesday 1/12 at 8:10pm and Thursday 1/14 at 8:05pm.

From the CCTV Archives:

ZipDocs is a course at CCTV geared towards folks without much prior film-making experience. As a group, students learn the process of making a documentary from start to finish—and in the end, put together a story that tells a story about a person, place, or thing that is part of the Cambridge community. CCTV will be marathoning the many productions from past ZipDocs sessions. As a viewer, learn about histories behind all sorts of things you never thought to ask about; subjects include the Women’s Cancer Mural, Cambridge Co-Housing, Winthrop Square, Fresh Pond Reservation, and many more. Show times are on Channel 8, Sunday January 10 12:30-4pm, Wednesday January 13 1-4:30pm, and Friday January 15 2:30-6pm.

If you feel inspired by the work, you may want to sign up for this season’s ZipDocs class, six Thursday evenings, 6-9pm, beginning March 31. Learn more here.

This past Halloween season, CCTV hosted nine local storytellers get together to tell fantastic tales of horror, mystery and intrigue. The show is fabulous to watch all year round—catch a couple show times this week if you can. Featuring: Ralph Chadis ("Mary and the Dead Man"); Brendyn Schneider ("Other Stories"); Doria Hughes ("The Big Hairy Toe"); Andrea Kamens ("Rabbi Judah's Golem"); Joe "Big Joe, the storyteller" Pagliuca, ("The Laughing Skull"); Sumner McClain ("The Woodcutter"); Bruce Marcus ("Where is My Head?"); Norah Dooley ("A Big Strong Man"); and Teddi DiCanio ("The Best of Friends"). 9 Scary Stories to Tell on TV will play on Channel 8 Saturday 1/9 at 10pm, Sunday at 10:30am, and Tuesday 1/12 at 10:30pm.

Arts & Entertainment

Cambridge Police: Somerville man arrested for exposing himself - Wicked Local

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 4:27pm

Cambridge Police: Somerville man arrested for exposing himself
Wicked Local
A 22-year-old Somerville man allegedly exposed himself to a woman while she was shopping in a Porter Square store, according to police. The man — later identified as Malcolm Alaimo-Defeo — reportedly approached the woman and asked for a hug.

Happy New Year!

CCTV - Mon, 01/04/2016 - 10:29am

The staff of CCTV wishes you a happy, healthy, and productive new year. We have a wide array of exciting events planned for 2016 including:

January 6- Whole Foods Market 5% Day- All Day
Shop at Cambridge and Somerville
Whole Foods locations; they will be donating 5% of their net profits to CCTV's Youth Media Program on that day!

January 14- Open House- 6:30pm
New and prospective members can take a look at our community media center, and learn about the training and equipment available to members.

January 19- Member Social- 6pm- 8pm
Join us at Cambridge Brewing Company. Appetizers served.

Don't forget to check out our new educational seminars and production workshops.

Neighborhood & Community

Greater Boston author readings Jan. 5-9 - The Boston Globe

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Sat, 01/02/2016 - 6:10pm

The Boston Globe

Greater Boston author readings Jan. 5-9
The Boston Globe
... Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Boston. . . . Paul Ringel (“Commercializing Childhood: Children's Magazines, Urban Gentility, and the Ideal of the Child Consumer in the United States, 1823-1918”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books in Cambridge.

and more »

Whole Foods Market 5% Day

CCTV - Mon, 12/28/2015 - 2:55pm

On Wednesday, January 6, Whole Foods Market's Fresh Pond, Prospect Street, River Street and Somerville stores will be donating 5% of their net sales to Cambridge Community Television (CCTV).

Several times a year, Whole Foods locations hold Community Giving Days, also known as “5% Days,” where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to a local nonprofit or educational organization. Cambridge Community Television operates 3 community cable channels and offers a variety of programs that inspire and educate Cambridge residents, organizations and businesses to create and share their own media. The funds generated on January 6 will support the Youth Media Program. In the Youth Media Program, teens gain media production and career readiness skills as they work in paid roles as media artists, creating media about the people and issues that matter to them. At an important crossroads in a young person’s life, this program builds confidence and equips teens with valuable skills that will help them reach future goals.

“5% Day demonstrates Whole Foods’ core value of serving and supporting local communities, and we greatly appreciate this partnership to benefit CCTV’s Youth Media Program,” says Susan Fleischmann, CCTV’s Executive Director. We are also excited about Whole Foods’ new cooking show, “Fresh Ideas from Whole Foods Market,” the first Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm on Channel 9!”

For more information about CCTV’s media production classes for youth and adults, and programming on the community cable channels, visit cctvcambridge.org or call 617-661- 6900. For more information about Whole Foods 5% Day, contact Clodagh Drummey at 617-401-4005, or email clodagh@cctvcambridge.org.

Whole Foods Market Fresh Pond: 200 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge
Whole Foods Market Prospect Street: 115 Prospect Street, Cambridge
Whole Foods Market River Street: 340 River Street, Cambridge
Whole Foods Market Somerville: 45 Beacon Street, Somerville

Neighborhood & Community

2 Days Left to Help CCTV Reach Our End-of-the-Year Goal!

CCTV - Mon, 12/28/2015 - 7:43am

As technology evolves, many individuals, especially older adults, find themselves isolated on the wrong side of the digital divide. Over the years, CCTV has developed many educational initiatives to ensure that seniors have the skills they need to thrive in the digital age.

Computers for People Over 50
Patient and knowledgeable volunteers offer computer training and support every Monday between 1 pm and 3pm.

Age Engage
Volunteers from Google offer one-to-one Internet help to people over 50.

Special Classes
CCTV collaborates with a variety of local organizations and businesses to offer special trainings to address community needs. In 2016, CCTV is partnering with the Living Well Network and Cambridge Police Department to offer "Protect Yourself from Internet Scams." Also, CCTV and Google will offer an Internet Security class in January.

Please support our technology outreach programs by making a donation today.

Neighborhood & Community

New apartment community on Cambridge's Richdale Avenue to open in spring - Wicked Local

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Sun, 12/27/2015 - 8:36am

New apartment community on Cambridge's Richdale Avenue to open in spring
Wicked Local
Construction is more than 60 percent complete at Hathaway Lofts, Cambridge's newest residential apartment community located in a residential neighborhood at 15 Richdale Ave., Cambridge; just two blocks from Porter Square. “As residents seek convenient ...

Not Selfies.

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Sat, 12/26/2015 - 8:20pm

diegophotographed posted a photo:

Not Selfies.

Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Ma. 12/26/15

Not Selfies.

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Sat, 12/26/2015 - 8:16pm

diegophotographed posted a photo:

Not Selfies.

Porter Square, corner of Massachusetts Avenue & Somerville Avenue, Cambridge, Ma. 12/26/15

Cambridge Bites: Veggie Galaxy

CCTV - Wed, 12/23/2015 - 1:12pm

Cambridge Bites presents Veggie Galaxy. Cambridge Bites is a production group hosted at Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) that produces short profile videos featuring local, independent restaurants with a unique outlook on food and a creative approach to cooking. This production was created by Anne Brown, Eliza Hamilton, Scout Perry, Pam Ross and Sherry Wang.

Cambridge Bites: Veggie Galaxy from Cambridge Community Television on Vimeo.

Neighborhood & CommunityLocation:  Veggie Galaxy 450 Massachusetts Ave 02139 Cambridge , MA United States 42° 21' 48.3264" N, 71° 6' 4.6656" W See map: Google Maps Massachusetts US
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