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

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Providing heat for the needy in North Brookfield

2012 h4h Spaghetti Dinner Poster Final

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Samantha Gillogly, West Brookfield virtuoso, releases a CD

A bit more than two years ago, Samantha Gillogly became part of the Youtube Symphony Orchestra. It was a futuristic event as the auditions took place on the web. Actually, it was more a present day event as the web is now and little is outside of it.

Yet the ancient technology of the compact disc has not gone away. Samantha, with friend Tim Maurice have released a CD of beautifully melodic Celtic chamber music. You can sample their artistry at CD Baby and purchase it as well. Of course if you are the more "with it" type and want to download it as MP3 you can do that at Amazon or iTunes.

Below is the story of Samantha and the Youtube Symphony as it appeared in the April, 2009 Sturbridge Times Magazine.Local virtuoso goes to the world through YouTube

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sturbridge Times Magazine is out, Shameless Self-Promotion-January edition

A new year is upon and the gods are favoring us with bare ground and not horrible temps. I'm okay with that. For those of you who fear Global Warming, that's what separates us from Mars. A world without GW isn't a world.

The magazine cover is a winter scene that is not happening here. Unfortunately, we need only wait.

Anyway, we Sturbridge Timers have been lackadaisical about our self-promotion. Mea culpa! Still, the magazine is out and poor moi, I have only two offerings.

The first is a muckraking book about avarice in Congress. Yeah, that's a tough book to write. As noted in the article, solons making big bucks by being in "public service" is a dog bites man story, but it's the size of the bite that makes Throw Them All Out worthy of notice. Review on Page 9.

After going after Elizabeth Warren in November, I promised to eviscerate a Republican. My takedown of Mitt Romney is on Page 18.

Something I had little to do with is on Page 4. The Best of Awards are the people's choice of what's best in the region. So if you want to know the best place for anything, look it up.

There are many other writers with articles in the Sturbridge Times Magazine, so look for it on a newstand. If you don't find one, you can download a pdf at http://sturbridgetimes.com.