Just in case you didn’t know (or had forgotten)
Across the Fence is the longest running daily farm and home television program in the country. Across the Fence is a 15 minute program produced by University of Vermont Extension. The program airs weekdays at 12:10 pm on WCAX TV, Channel 3.
“A Conversation with Maple Ambassador Katherine Ham” is the title of the UVM Extension Home and Farm program to be aired on WCAX-TV Channel 3 on Friday, April 3, 2015, from 12:10 PM to 12:30 PM.
Shows post to the UVM Extension website shortly after their air date. If you can’t watch it live on April 3rd, (or set a DVR), it will be available after that (possibly as early as April 6th), online.
Katie Ham is a favorite of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild, having entered and won our PHOTO FUN Contests. She is a very busy young lady these days!
CONGRATULATIONS! Tanya Sousa!
“The Starling God” is on the Short List of the Green Earth Book Award!
The Nature Generation created the Green Earth Book Award to promote books that inspire children to grow a deeper appreciation, respect, and responsibility for their natural environment. This is an annual award for books that best …raise awareness of the beauty of our natural world and the responsibility we have to protect it.
The Green Earth Book Award recognizes books in five categories – Picture Book, Children’s Fiction, Children’s Nonfiction, Young Adult Fiction, and Young Adult Nonfiction. In each category, the author/illustrator are awarded $2,000.
Winners and honor books will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2015. Winners will be awarded during our Read Green Festival at an event on October 1, 2015 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION
Blue Iguana by Wendy Townsend
Parched by Georgia Clark
Pills and Starships by Lydia Millet
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle
The Starling God by Tanya Sousa and illustrated by Jacob Grant
Threatened by Eliot Schrefer
Just a reminder to please check out the Newport Area Community orchestra’s webpage. They have many exciting programs lined up for the next few months – The First on the list is on
April 12, 2015 - This program features guest musicians from the Northeast Kingdom in concert at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Newport, VT at 4:00 pm
The Orchestra appreciates your support! Here’s the website:
Here again is Victoria Rose, who is intent on becoming a good artist! She is working with a new medium (pencil) and a new subject (animal). Her cat, Sneakers, is the model for this picture of her “best friend”. Good Job, Victoria!
Jewels of the Kingdom L3C presents, “From Here to There and Back Again – ‘The Spidey Project’ Journey” currently in the next phase of Idea development.
The Idea: Beginning in September 2016, and over the course of 30 day intervals with single performances, Justin Moran & Jon Roufaeal’s (with music by Adam Podd & Doug Katsaros) musical parody, The Spidey Project – with Great Power Comes Great Responsibility, directed by Michael Chase Gosselin, will be developed for the Broadway stage through the use of high schools and high school students across US.
As connections are made from school to school town to town, Jewels of the Kingdom L3C will link one to the other with the primary focus on the NEK. In addition to performance development, this is a marketing/promotional opportunity for the NEK.
To learn more, attend the March 28, 2015 reading/singing presentation at the Goodrich Library in Newport, VT. Tickets are $35.00 each. Proceeds benefit the Newport Area Volunteer Band Director’s Fund.
Now Playing Newport is proud to present Emily Nyman in Concert
Sunday, March 22 at
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
44 Second Street, Newport, Vt.
Tickets are available online at http://www.nowplayingnewport.com/season.html
Emily Nyman performs an eclectic mix of originals and cover tunes, including singer-songwriter, folk, and classic rock, with a sprinkling of blues, country and old standards, appealing to audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Whether performing originals or covers, Emily connects with her audience in an intimate way, inviting listeners to experience the emotions behind her originals or reminisce to familiar cover tunes.
Emily has “a pure and beautiful voice, effortlessly right on every note,
combined with an immediately engaging personal presence…
Many years ago, a lovely woman came to North Troy with her family and became the first woman to settle in the area. A few years ago I created a porcelain doll in her likeness for a special event. The winner donated her to the North Troy Historical Society. She resides there now and when the building is open you may stop in and see her. As I created Mrs. Elkins I could feel the history of this area….a very hard life for those early people, but they survived. Here is Mrs. Elkins – a lovely lady.
Are you an artist, craftsman, photographer, writer or musician in need of help to pursue your art? The Wooden Horse Arts Guild provides scholarships to Vermont residents (ages 14 and over) to encourage and recognize artistic excellence in the literary, visual and performing arts. We accept applications from individuals only. Activities supported by the fund include, but are not limited to, hands-on workshops, private or group classes, performance, instrument rental or purchase and acquisition of art supplies.
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild Arts Education Committee announces the Spring Scholarship Round for the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. Applications for the Spring round of up to $500.00 are being accepted until May 1, 2015. Awards are applied to future expenses and must be used within 12 months of receiving the award. Complete information about the Scholarship Fun, the recipients and application materials are at http://www.woodenhorsearts.com/scholarships.shtml
Donations to the fund are fully deductible under section 170 of the 501c3 code. To donate, mail to WHAG Scholarships, P.O. Box 502 North Troy, VT. 05859 or visit http://www.woodenhorsearts.com/donations.shtml
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The Barton Area of Vermont will be Very busy on Saturday, February 28. Don’t miss this very fun festival with terrific events for everyone. An example: Heritage Crafts & Blacksmithing Demos from 10am to 2pm at the Old Stone House! You can definitely keep warm while watching the Blacksmiths while they demonstrate for you.
The Perry Family Farm offers Sleigh Rides. There’s a Hockey Tournament, sledding & Xcountry Skiing, Fishing Derby and a Chili Challenge!
Information and times are at