SAPA TV

Springfield Area Public Access Television

Important Scheduling Update!

Going forward, SAPA TV Staff will be working from home on Fridays. Please plan ahead and make a...

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Going forward, SAPA TV Staff will be working from home on Fridays.

Please plan ahead and make an appointment to pick up any weekend equipment needs on Thursdays.

Appointments are now required to use our four editing stations. Time slots are available Monday through Thursday 10am-3pm.

Please email Production Coordinator MK Harrelson to reserve your editing time slot at mk@sapatv.org, or call 802-885-6248!

Closed for July 4 weekend – plan ahead!

SAPA will be closed on Monday July 3 and Tuesday July 4 in observance of Independence Day. If you’d like to borrow equipment, make sure you contact us ahead of time at 802-885-6248 or stop into 335 River Street anytime Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.


Ways to watch GMUHS Graduation this Friday

On Friday June 16th at 7pm, the graduation of Green Mountain Union High School will commence! SAPA will be teaming up with Okemo Valley TV to record and broadcast the event. It can be watched live on OVTV’s YouTube channel or on SAPA TV Gov/Ed. The link to watch online is below.


New Cooking Show with Local Collaborators!

SAPA TV recently teamed up with Senior Solutions (The Council on Aging for Southeast Vermont), Eureka Organic Farm and the Copper Fox to produce a brand new cooking show titled “Eat Your Veggies”! The first episode is available to watch On Demand via SAPA TV now – check it out and if you’re eligible, sign up for Senior Solutions’ program to receive your own veggies. Now there is knowledge at your fingertips for how to use your veggies, even ones that you may not be used to (beet greens are my new favorite thing)!

If you cannot view the video above, here is direct link to the show on SAPA’s Video on Demand: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/33922?site=2


Closed on Memorial Day

The SAPA TV offices will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. Be sure to plan any equipment rentals ahead of time, and enjoy the weather!


SAPA TV “Rock in the Lot” starting soon

In just a couple of weeks, we’ll be filming some live music in our parking lot! If you’d like to come help out or enjoy the tunes, we will welcome you with open arms. This will be a sober event, but there will be food! Music starts at 6:30pm and, if you can, bring some dollars for the artists.

Tuesday, May 23 is

The Pilgrims

Soultru

Spoken Nerd


Apple Blossom Cotillion Documentary Premiere + Live Q&A!

Springfield Area Public Access Television will broadcast the premiere of the historical documentary “Apple Blossom Cotillion: A Springfield Tradition” on Saturday May 6 at 7 PM.

This full-length film tells the story of how the Apple Blossom Cotillion was created and has endured as a constant in the life of Springfield, Vermont for more than sixty years, despite the many societal and cultural changes in both the town and the nation. With its elements of elegant pageant and popular entertainment, the Cotillion has consistently presented a unique opportunity to showcase young people and connect the community.

Directed and edited by independent videographer, Cindy Putorti, the film includes clips from the Cotillion’s 50th and 60th anniversary productions as well as interviews with judges, directors, and past queens. It also includes local historical material provided by the Springfield Art and Historical Society.

The Apple Blossom Cotillion began in 1957 as a debutante ball by members of the Springfield Hospital Auxiliary, who were predominantly the wives of local business leaders. The Auxiliary was an independent nonprofit organization that produced the event for more than forty years, each year making a gift to the hospital from its proceeds. The event has been presented by Springfield Hospital since 2000. 

Over the years, the performances of the young people have become the focal point of the event, as the music became more contemporary, and elementary school children became a popular addition to the show. However, the formal presentations of high school senior girls and their escorts, including their traditional curtsy and bow, continued to result in the crowning of another Apple Blossom Queen. Among its many regional and national recognitions, the event was featured in Yankee Magazine.

The film will be introduced on SAPA TV by Larry Kraft, who was the emcee of the Apple Blossom for twenty years. After its showing, he will also host a live question and answer  session with the director of the documentary.

Following this premiere broadcast, the video and accompanying live sessions will be available on SAPA TV’s website along with its current library of the past twenty Apple Blossom Cotillions.


New Production Coordinator!

Please help us welcome Aimee Parnell as SAPA TV’s new Production Coordinator!

Aimee began making documentary films in 2003, as a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon, Africa, to bring locally relevant stories to the community she served. She joins SAPA with two decades of experience in outreach and education, is a certified yoga instructor, and a licensed elementary school teacher with a B.A. in psychology. Her favorite place to be is outside in nature with kids, because that’s where magic happens!

If you’d like to inquire about making a show with us, renting out equipment or to learn the ropes, then Aimee will be your go-to. She can be reached at aimee@sapatv.org.


New Executive Director

SAPA TV is pleased to announce that we have hired a new Executive Director! Previously SAPA’s Production Coordinator, Johnny Gifford is excited to be taking on this new role and to lead the station through the years to come. SAPA TV is very fortunate to have opened a brand new studio last fall, and with new digs and a new director, the future seems bright! As a reminder, we have a beautiful new studio open to the public to use for video productions of many kinds. SAPA also offers camera kits available for rental, in-house editing computers as well as the resources to help learn all of these things. Contact us to learn more!


Two open studios!

Want to record audio/video for a project? Whether it’s for education, interviews or fun SAPA TV has a TV studio and a smaller audio studio to fit your needs. Or, bring our equipment home and do it yourself! Contact johnny@sapatv.org to learn more.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Our offices will be closed Thursday, November 24, 2022 and Friday, November 25, 2022 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We hope you have a warm, safe, fun holiday!