January 6, 2011
Dear FCA Community Volunteers and devoted Staff members,
Â The Year 2011 will be another banner year for the Foxboro Cable Access Community. We are finally in our very own facility at 28 Central Street and starting another ten-year collaboration and association with our Cable Service provider Comcast as well as an eleven year partnership with Verizon. It is certainly an exciting new year
Â I would be severely remiss if I did not also flag the fine achievements which our many Foxboro Cable Access producers have completed with Local Programming.
Â Charlie Masison has again served the Town and FCA with distinction in the continuation of his ongoing series â€œBehind The Scenes.â€ Hearty congratulations to Charlie for the many years of dedicated service and quality programming which he and his team share with the Town of Foxborough
Â Neil Kaiser has also served as the Producer/Director for dozens of Sports & Music programs related to the Ahern Middle School and Foxborough High School. They provide wonderful mementos for the young men and women and all the teachers and instructors in those educational programs.
Â Once again this year, FCA was invited to cover the prestigious â€œNeponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestraâ€ in their performance series at the elegant Showcase Cinema at Patriot Place. Producer Mike Everson and his team executed flawless coverage and video capture of that superb concert.
Â Candidly, the list of successes and accomplishments by so MANY individual FCA volunteers fills several pages, and sadly, space does not permit me to name each volunteer or the great programs and assistance they have produced for our community benefit. We are very fortunate this year to again have a very dedicated and skilled group of Senior Tax Volunteers working quietly in the background to assist with administrative operations, studio improvements and preparations for the relocation.
I must make a special note of high praise and sincere appreciation to Executive Director Michael Webber, Administrative Assistant Marg Nash, and Master Control Technician Lauren Bitar whose superb professional skills and can-do approach got us through the past year.
Â Within the fabric of FCA there has been, and continues at this writing, an awesome amount of upheaval and distraction as planning for the new facility took deep root. Now the actual exodus plan is activated and FCA continues in high gear for Phase II of the relocation process. None of this could have happened without Mike Webberâ€™s outstanding managerial skills and insight into the whole process. He, in turn, has had great support from Marg and Lauren and a dedicated core of FCA volunteers who helped the relocation process take wings. They each deserve our great respect and appreciation as this vastly complex undertaking approaches culmination in 2011.
Finally, a special note of appreciation and congratulations to the Board of Directors of Foxboro Cable Access, Inc, for their unstinting dedication, firm resolve to stay-the-course, combined wisdom, unlimited good common sense, and deep commitment to excellence in programming and operational procedures at all levels, for the entity we all know as FCA. Special thanks to departing Board Member Paul Oâ€™Sullivan for his years of service and his good counsel.
No president of any organization in Foxborough could have a more dedicated and talented team, and no town in North America has a better local community access television production operation and volunteer base than Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Best wishes to you all for a great new year in 2011. Please do plan to visit us in our new home at 28 Central Street.
Most sincerely yours,
President and Chairman
Foxboro Cable Access, Inc.
- Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-01-09 http://f.ast.ly/xLhm6 #
- NOW: Live Selectmen Meeting Coverage on Comcast 22 & Verizon 38 #
- NOW: Foxboro Snow Cancellation Announcements can be viewed on Comcast 8 & Verizon 39 #
- NOW: Snow related cancellations can be viewed on Comcast 8 & Verizon 39 #
- Cancellations for Wednesday (Foxboro, MA) http://f.ast.ly/9vJy6 #
- Blizzard Photo Slide Show http://f.ast.ly/xVQn9 #
- Foxboro EMA Will Open Shelter at 6pm http://f.ast.ly/xmdKP #
- Belle of the Ball LIVE Tonight on Comcast 12/Verizon 37 http://f.ast.ly/xBSKE #
Tonight at 7 p.m. in the Foxboro High School Auditorium, the FHS National Honor Society is hosting its second annual Belle of the Ball Benefit Charity Fashion Show. Â General admission is $5 and all proceeds go to support the Belle of the Ball project, a non-profit effort to help provide prom dresses for those who cannot afford one. You can also bring ‘gently-worn’ prom dresses to donate. Â There will also be raffle baskets and concessions available.
Foxboro Cable Access will air the event live on Comcast channel 12 and Verizon channel 38. Â Repeat broadcasts will be announced shortly.
Many residents in Foxboro are without power and heat due to the blizzard. Â The Foxboro EMA has announced they will open a shelter at the Ahern Middle School starting at 6pm Wednesday. Â Anyone seeking transportation to the shelter is encouraged to call the Foxboro EMA at 508-543-1230.