New to GCTV’s Health & Wellness playlist is a new chapter in the Autism Awareness series produced by Guilford resident, Tony Fappiano. We encourage you to share this video with anyone who might be interested in learning more about the changes and challenges facing those with Autism.
This program as well as the other 500+ programs you will find on GCTV’s online channel were produced by community producers; volunteers who received free training and access to GCTV’s equipment to producer informative content for their community. GCTV invites any Guilford community member to contact us to learn more about becoming a volunteer producer or crew member.
It is almost officially summer and we have had plenty of beautiful weather for hiking. Guilford has many wonderful trails for recreation, many of which are maintained by the Guilford Land Conservation Trust. Check out this great organization, which just celebrated it’s 50 year anniversary, in one of GCTV’s recent Spotlight segments.
Lots of new programs coming to the GCTV broadcast schedule starting tonight at midnight. Autism Chapter 12, Volvo Ocean Race, Bethel and new town meetings.
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The Guilford Community Fund filmed it’s annual meeting for broadcast in Guilford. With their permission, it is now available on GCTV’s YouTube channel for viewing and sharing.
By Chloe Gorman
Sunday, May 17th, GCTV held the fifth annual Quiz Bowl, which was hosted and moderated by Joel Parker. The Quiz Bowl is a competition against two teams, Guilford and Daniel Hand High School, which answer various trivia questions. These questions range anywhere from the Civil War to math. Parker, who is a former educator, comes up with the questions himself using help from some online sources and fact checkers.
The Bowl consists of two rounds with five categories in each. The teams both have a chance to answer at least five questions out of eight in each category that are worth ten points, and a twenty point bonus question when the category is completed. The Bowl was fast paced and entertaining for those who were watching. Ultimately, GHS came out on top with a score of 540 points to Daniel Hand’s 410 points. The fifth bowl was filmed at GCTV’s studio with the help from local volunteers and interns.
Written By Chloe Gorman
May 1st, 2015, or “Fradiani Friday”, marked the day of Guilford’s own Idol hopeful, Nick Fradiani, and his much anticipated return to his hometown. The town was alight with energy as people from all over the state of Connecticut gathered downtown on our Green to celebrate the homecoming. The day started with Fradiani’s performance at Guilford High School, followed by a parade down Whitfield Street, and ultimately a concert on the Green. The streets were lined with fans anxious to catch a glimpse of Fradiani as he made his way through the town. One fan, Janette from Madison, said she had been watching the show since its inception and was thrilled to see someone local make it to the top four.
Thousands of onlookers flanked Whitfield Street to see the parade, which began at four o’clock, and then the concert that was set to start at around 4:30. Fradiani, along with his father and band, Beach Avenue, sang some original songs as well as songs which Fradiani covered on Idol. The crowd was enthusiastic and one could feel the massive amount of support for Fradiani during his performance.
GCTV was there to capture the day’s events with many local volunteers who worked tirelessly to gather footage and interviews.
The finale of American Idol was hosted in a two show platform that took place this past Tuesday and Wednesday. Fradiani was declared the winner on Wednesday, May 13th with much excitement and fanfare from his hometown.