A blog about movies and the Sturbridge area, including The Brookfields, Brimfield, Charlton, Holland, Wales, and Spencer as well as adjacent towns.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

All is healed


In spite of the rapid melt of the snow cover, we all have not forgotten the harsh winter just departed. The unseasonable cold that will not give way to spring warmth reminds us if we were likely to forget.


Yesterday, there was a touch of frostbite felt in my hands while milking the cow. It was such an unpleasantness. After filtering the milk and cleaning up and putting pans away, I moseyed out front. Walking up to the beehives, and expecting the worst, I was happily surprised to see a lot of activity. Bees were out and about. It was so heartening, especially as this is the toughest winter I've experienced out here in the Brookfields.

It made my day.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sturbridge Times Magazine is out, Shameless Self Promotion-March edition-Sturbridge International Movie Project-some really shameless self promo


Well, It's March and before you beware the ides, take a look at the Sturbridge Times Magazine which has been sent out or is on the newstands.

On Page 7 is my review of Decision Points, the memoir of the previous president's time in office. Because it is in the magazine and not The Sturbridge Review of Books, there was only so much room allotted. One could have gone on for several pages. After it went to press, I reread it and noticed a glaring error on my part. See if you can find it.

On Page 15 is an article about a road trip to the Culinary Arts Museum in Providence. Food is dear to my heart so it was a pleasure.

My column is on Page 20. It's on free speech. Yeah, I'm a fanatic.

There are many other good articles so look for it on a newstand. If you don't find one, you can download a pdf at http://sturbridgetimes.com/

Sangita Desai is the Sturbridge area Henna expert. We bantered back and forth on facebook and came to the conclusion as to what Sturbridge really needs. The movie project, Bollywood in Sturbridge is now in the pre-pre-planning stage. We know everyone in Western Central Mass will want to get behind this. The only thing the project lacks is money, a lot of it. Hey, creativity does not come cheap. To stimulate potential investors, there is some henna artwork below.



A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of working on a commercial in Canton Massachusetts. It was for a company, SkyMed, that will come and get you and fly you home if you have an emergency. The team doing the shoot is Rab Media. Their team consisted of Rob Bartolome and Allison Freitas. The project was commissioned by Jose Moniz of Rollin On TV. It will be shown on the Cox Sports Network which is, I think, a southeastern regional network. The other actors were, Susan Wyoral, Ted Hilchey and Cesar Rego. It was a lot of fun and as it was shot lying down, no heavy lifting. Enjoy it below.