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Eleven boy scouts get "Best Show" Awards

December 7, 2013 -

 

Eleven scouts in Pembroke's troop 105 were given “Best Show” awards for the “Sustainability in Recycling” comedy video they made August 18, 2013 while collecting electronic devices to help raise money for summer camping and other outings. That silly five minutes of gallivanting fun is playing on www.pembrokecommunitymedia.com in the “more fun videos” section.

 

The boys did double duty by collecting donated items and recording themselves at the same time.

 

Pembroke Media's Executive Director of Marketing Cathie Briggette and Assistant Scout Master Jim Twigg organized the event which was advertised a week earlier with flyers distributed at the Pembroke Arts Festival, announcements posted around town, and an e-mail blast sent to interested residents.

 

 

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of exposure.

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Leaders and dads Jim Lapham, Rob Larsen, and Matt Giese were on Pembroke Green during a concert to supervise uniformed scouts Luke Lapham, Connor Giese, Nick Shea,  Ryan Larsen, Kyle Keogh, Riley Larsen, C J Perry, Justin Gaiser, Lenny Lapham, Ryan Gaiser, and Evan Stockdale during both the shoot and drive which started in sunny conditions and ended with a light rain.

 

In an appreciated letter to Troop 105, Pembroke Media wrote:

 

 “The combined efforts of our two organizations provided the motivation for donation of nine Hewlett Packard, two Kodak, four Cannon, and four Lexmark items.  Seven cell phones, one small camera, and ten miscellaneous electronic pieces also were donated by the public and collected by Troop 105 scouts.

 

“The recyclables were sent to and processed by Planet Green in Chatsworth, California.

 

“Pembroke Community Media applauds and congratulations all the young men who actively helped that rainy August evening both with the recycling drive and with making the light-hearted commemorative video.”

 

Twigg expressed his pleasure with how well the Pembroke Media event went and the money raised for scouting. “We are going to put the check from Pembroke Media in the general fund, mainly for camp which is the third week in July in Plymouth.

 

“The boys do a lot of community service like the bottle drive and popcorn sales for the cub scouts, and the October coffee cake sales for the boy scouts. Cakes bought in October were delivered before Thanksgiving so you could have it as a desert or as an appetizer,” Twigg joked.  “Did you know that Grandma's cakes come in about 15 different flavors?  We bought some of them to try at the meetings for research to make sure they all tasted good.”

 

Pembroke Media Volunteers Take Art Show National

Jessica Lynne Fano

Pembroke Media Volunteer Jessica Lynne Fano Pembroke Media Volunteer Jessica Lynne Fano

The volunteers at Pembroke Media just finished filming this month's episode of “Expressions in Painting with Paul Crimi” set for national release December 1, 2013 to television channels in the US and Canada. 

 

Stations in both North American countries will begin accessing and playing the painting-in-an-hour program staring this renowned fine artist who has served as Director of Artistic Matters for Pembroke Community Media since its June 2012 inception.

 

All three studio cameras were manned for the 13th Crimi show of the season directed by Bob Ryerson.

 

8th grader Laura McCue operated camera one.

 

Middle school student Jessica Lynne Fano on camera 2 had this to say:   “I really like working the big camera because I want a career in photography when I get older, and I think it's good experience. I think the art shoots are fun because I also like painting in my free time, so it helps me with techniques.”

 

 

On camera 3 was retired business man Ted Beimeth, himself an artist specializing in wrought iron sculptures. 

 

“I enjoy being part of the crew,” Beimeth said.  “I'm retired from business and now this is what I like: art.”

 

Both Beimeth and Crimi have studio spaces in in the E.T. Wright building at 179 Liberty Street in Rockland.

 

Crimi offered his thoughts about the upcoming national television exposure: “I believe that art is universal in that we are all connected by art and it gives us joy, peace and happiness. It's the greatest gift for setting us free and for making us feel good and experiencing joy of seeing things we never noticed before.

 

“Once we leave our local area and become national we experience the joy of being able to share our talents with each other.  Art is a way of entertaining and enlightening our souls.  By seeing how an artist sees and explaining it and by participating in experiencing his painting visually,

 

“As Art Directer for Pembroke Media here in Pembroke, I feel blessed to be able to work with such great volunteers and people who love art.

 

“I especially want to thank Cathie Briggette, our marketer, for making it all happen. Cathie's the best.”

 

“Expressions in Painting with Paul Crimi” plays on television locally in Hanover, Abington, Whitman, Rockland, Marshfield, and East Bridgewater; and on the web at www.pembrokecommunitymedia.com.

 

Call Crimi directly at 781-871-5333 to acquire artwork made and seen on the show.

Eminent domain hearing, World Series opener, same night

Filmed October 23, 2013 - Over 2 miles of Route 36 landowners in Pembroke, Massachusetts may have a bad surprise when they realize the informational meeting concerning eminent domain land takings on their road between Routes 14 and 27 was last night, the same evening as the World Series opening game with the Red Sox and Cardinals.

 

What better way to guarantee minimal turnout and catch landowners off guard than to schedule the public hearing the same evening as the World Series? 

 

In another stealth move, Chief engineer Patricia A. Leavenworth has publicly posted her intention to exclude from the public hearing record any correspondence sent after November 2, 2013. 

 

That gives landowners only 9 more days to be heard.  

 

Write to Leavenworth at Mass DOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, attention roadway project management, project file # 600380.  

 

You also can communicate via  dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us/highway.

Besides taking 2.04 linear miles of land for sidewalks and signs in the proposed project, Pembroke's selectmen would acquire rights to, or ownership of, an additional 53,856 square feet for a bike path.

 

Landowners unwilling to surrender property or agree to easements for this project, will have a parcel or parcels taken by eminent domain if Commonwealth project #600380 goes through.

 

The Town of Pembroke is responsible for taking private land for this Commonwealth of MA project.

 

The Town also decides whether to provide public lands for the same use.

 

Cathie Briggette gets Volunteer of the Year award

Filmed October 16, 2013

The North Shore Technology Council (NSTC) gave Cathie Briggette their "2013 Volunteer of the Year Event Superstar" award Wednesday evening, October 16th in Misselwood at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts as part of the annual recognition night for sponsors, volunteers, and scholars.

 

This is Briggette's 2nd major award this year, the 1st being the annually bestowed Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year, given to her July 23rd.

 

If the name sounds familiar, that's because Briggette also is Pembroke Media's Director of Marketing.

 

NSTC Marketing Chair, Shane McCarthy called Briggette "a dedicated volunteer to the NSTC through her constant presence, even though she comes from the South Shore. Her creative ideas for marketing content are always welcome, and she gathers statistics and numbers – monthly for LinkedIn and hits on the NSTC website.  She also has contributed to all the NSTC events, including being the photographer at the Golf Outing."

 

NSTC membership committee chair, Doug Cox, also gave volunteer awards to Deborah Mills of the women's initiative, Hank Blumsack of the in transition group, Cassandra Wilson of the membership committee, and Ed Alexander also in marketing. 

 

Endicott's President, Dr Richard Wylie, was the keynote speaker at the event.

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Filmed Aug 30, 2013

Bamboo the kitten was orphaned in the woods, but now has a good home with plenty of love and substitute feline milk.


She weighs 13 ounces, and already has been to Pembroke Animal Hospital on Mattakeesett Street for 2 shots and some tests.
Good news. No parasites.


The six-member Pine family of Pembroke adopted Bamboo, one of three abandoned kittens found locally 6 days ago.  "She's so cute and everybody loves her and we are spoiling her rotten. She is the most coddled and cuddled kitty ever." Mrs. Pine said. "Bamboo is so smart that she already uses a litter box. "


Way to go Bamboo!

Bamboo:  The Kitty

The Orpheus Summer Chorus's "Grand Night for Singing" concert 

Friday, August 16th 2013

The Mayflower Congregational Church in Kingston, Massachusetts, marked the end of another musically flavorful season.  Co-founder Martina Ferrante wrote in the program that it all began "in 2004 as part of a vocal summer camp that I developed and directed with my colleague and fellow voice teacher, Carol Cybulska. Weekly rehearsals began...June 27th, and we have put this program together in just 8 weeks." 

 

Ferrante continued by thanking "the chorus for all their hard work and commitment to the music.  To give voice to emotions and thoughts which words alone cannot adequately express is a gift from God. 'We thank you God' for this gift."

DVDs of this concert are available for teaching and learning purposes only. Call 781-910-8899 for your copy or CLICK HERE.

A Video of Wounded Hero, SSG Brienne Sullivan's Motorcylce Escort Home

SSG Brienne Travers Sullivan was seriously wounded August 2010 in a complex ambush while serving in Afghanistan with Massachusetts Nation Guard's 379th Engineer Company.  She spent the past three years recovering in various hospitals, finally coming home to Marshfield Saturday August 17, 2013.
 
It was agreed that Sullivan's home coming was an occasion for all to recognize her service and sacrifice for our country.


The Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial Riders arranged for Brienne's escort, and the Old Fart Riders of Massachusetts (OFR) accepted the invitation to participate and assist.
 
Sullivan was escorted state-by-state, all the way from Washington, DC to Marshfield.  Our Massachusetts escort contingency met her at a rest area just over the Rhode Island State line, and rode with her all the way home.

OFR Nation thanks America Infidels MC, Gunfighters MC, Blue Knights MC, The Honorable Few, Hounds of Hades, Red Emeralds MC, Hyde Park Harley Riders, American Legion Riders, Patriot Guard, Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial Riders, Leathernecks MC, Boston PD, Marshfield PD, Massachusetts State Police, Plymouth County Sheriff, Norfolk County Sheriff, Surrounding area PDs, Massachusetts National Guard, and all Independent Riders.

 

From Dana, OFR, and all of us, “Thank you Brienne, and welcome home.”

Published on Aug 1, 2013

 

The St Joseph's Feast celebration in Boston's North End had wonderful weather for it's final day of food and entertainment, Sunday, July 28, 2013. 

 

Join Pembroke Community Media volunteers in Boston to see and hear one minute of festivity highlights from this 88th annual event sponsored by Saint Joseph Society of Bostonheadquartered at 467 Hanover Street - Boston, MA 02133 - (617) 720-1368

 

The fun first began in 1925, and still is an authentic Italian gala with processions, parades, strolling singers, marching bands, live entertainment, street foods, desserts, souvenirs and mementos.

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Chamber of Commerce Award Given to Our Cathie Briggette
 
Pembroke Community Media's own Cathie Briggette received the "Excellence in Business, Ambassador of the Year Award" presented Tuesday evening, July 23rd by President Kelly Thompson Clark at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce's(CCC) Summer Bash Event at the Kendall Square Marriot. 
 
This is a significant and impressive accomplishment since only one coveted award is given each year by the CCC, the second biggest chamber in Massachusetts.  And to top that, the Ambassador Committee is the largest CCC committee. 'Way to go Briggette!
 
The award recipient is determined by a vote of fellow Ambassadors.  He or she is a member and Ambassador of the CCC who distinguishes himself or herself as an invaluable asset.
 
Briggette's dedication is exemplified by tireless effort and involvement. She is always the first one to volunteer, and encourages others to volunteer also.
 
Ambassadors assist with new member recruitment, ensure that existing members are getting the most from their Chamber investment, and serve as mentors for new or prospective members. 

Promo for August 16th Orpheus Concert 

The Orpheus singing group is holding their annual summer concert August 16, 7:30 pm at the Mayflower Congregational Church, 207 Main Street, Kingston, Massachusetts.  Grab your sweetheart and take advantage of this wholesome Friday night entertainment either before or after dinner.  Tickets are $7.

Taste of Pembroke

Taste of Pembroke
Taste of Pembroke

Taste Of Pembroke

4/4/2013

Local restaurants and businesses combined forces on March 24, 2013 in the Pembroke High School gymnasium for an athletics fundraiser featuring culinary samples and community spirit.

​Pembroke's Got Talent

4/1/2013

Pembroke alumna and current college student Sarah Briggette filmed “Pembroke’s Got Talent” March 22, 2013 in the Pembroke High School auditorium as part of a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for a “Best Buddies” program that pairs compatible students in a mentor-pupil relationship.

A Round of A-Paws

A Round of A-Paws
A Round of A-Paws

Dog Tricks & Fun

4/8/3013 

You all know our volunteer Ginger Comeau from the many basketball games she expertly taped and produced with replays and freeze frames, so it's no surprise that her latest production featuring dogs from "A Round of A Paws" is also a big hit.

300th Birthday Party Finale`​
12/15/2012
Pembroke Country Club

94 W. Elm Street.

Pembroke, MA 02359
 

The Robert Kopper Show

Selectman Candidates Debate with Robert Kopper
Selectman Candidates Debate with Robert Kopper

The Robert Kopper Show - 3/14/2013
​Pembroke selectman's race debate between the three candidates, Michelle Burt, John Mattinson, and Dan Taylorwith Robert Kopper as the Moderator.

Pembroke 300th Anniversary Parade
9/23/2012

Town of Pembroke

Pembroke, Ma

to get a DVD call 781-910-8899

N. Pembroke 2nd Grade Winter Concert
12/17/2012

North Pembroke Elementary School

Pembroke, MA

To get DVDs call 781-910-8899

January 30, 2013 - Pembroke Cub Scout Pack 105, Den 104's Go-And-See-It   The scouts watched the 12 1/2 minute video "Pie Night with the Scouts" filmed and edited two months earlier by older scout John Henry O'Keefe who earned community service credit hours toward high school graduation for that project.

Half-Hour Church Service for You​
12/16/2012
First Church of Pembroke, MA
105 Center St.

Pembroke, MA 02359
For more info:  yourpcmc.blogspot.com

Bryantville Elementary School Winter Concert
12/18/2012
Pembroke HS Auditorium

Pembroke, MA

To get a DVD call 781-910-8899

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4/26/2013 - Patriot LedgerPembroke High School freshman John Henry O'Keefe received Pembroke Community Media's "Best Show of the Month" award for his video, "Pie Night with the Scouts," during an April 17 ceremony officiated by Ann Ryerson who has been involved in Pembroke media endeavors for over 28 years.​

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4/5/2013 -Wicked Local - Pembroke Community Media features four new shows this week.  "Pembroke Has Talent", "Taste of Pembroke", "Selectman Debate".  Read more: Pembroke Community Media features four new shows this week - News Now - Pembroke, MA - Pembroke Mariner & Express

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3/19/2013 - The Front Page - Newly featured this week on pembrokecommunitymedia.com are the All-Band concert, All-Choral Nigh and Pembroke High School Guidance Department event.- Margaret Jones and Cathie Briggette, Patriot Ledger

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​3/7/2013 - Pembroke -  The upcoming Pembroke selectman's race debate between the three candidates, Michelle Burt, John Mattinson, and Dan Taylor will be held at Pembroke Community Media Center Thursday, March 14, @ 6:00 PM  Patriot Ledger

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2/26/2013 - Seniors Cope with Blizzard - Listen to Pembroke Community Media Center volunteers Louise Tanderes and John Hetman, who live in the elderly housing complex on Mayflower Court, talk about their experiences in the Blizzard of 2013. Patriot Ledger Lifestyle

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2/6/2013 -The Front Page -  If you live in Pembroke, wish you did, know someone who does or just have an interest in the town, you're missing a good bet if you haven't visited the Pembroke Community Media Center website.. - Ken Johnson, Patriot Ledger

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12/15/2012 - Peter Glass's “Mattakeesett,”  commissioned for Pembroke's tricentennial, was played and sung in its entirety for the first time before an audience on Nov. 3 at Pembroke High School. - Ken Johnson, Patriot Ledger

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12/1/2012 - Pembroke Community Media Center’s history series brings you Everett Reed’s historic walk through Bryantville, one of the town's four  neighborhoods. See the trolleys that brought summer residents to vacation in Bryantville along with actual 1920s moving film footage   Wicked Local

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Pembroke Community Media Center’s history series has unearthed the late Everett Reed’s documentary of the search for a time capsule buried during the dedication of the Civil War Monument in 1889. Patriot Ledger

Click here to watch the video  Read more about Everett Reed

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"A group of residents who used to create content for Pembroke’s public-access cable TV station is now producing shows for a new Web-based company.  Many of these residents are the same people who protested ~ Patrick Ronan, Patriot Ledger

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