Video Archives - Newport Dispatch
Category archive

Video

North Country Hospital’s 2nd Annual Supermarket Sweep

in Newport/News/Video

NEWPORT — Just like the 1980s TV show Supermarket Sweepstakes, on Saturday morning two raffle winners had 2 minutes, 30 seconds and 2 minutes respectively, to fill their carts with as many groceries as possible.

David Ghelli, who ran for raffle winner Frank Pinard, and Kari Brousseau, who ran for her sister Kelley, managed to pile their carts with nearly $700 worth of items that VISTA is donating to this fundraiser.

They each had strategic plans in mind with one cart going to the NEKCA food shelf.

Spectator Merelene Wagner, won a $50 VISTA gift card on Saturday.

The raffle raised $2,800 for the hospital’s patient care initiatives program, which assists local patients with medical and daily living needs through their medical providers.

[VIDEO] Art in Bloom at the MAC Center for the Arts in Newport

in Arts and Entertainment/Video

Art was in bloom over the weekend at the MAC Center for the Arts in Newport, as traditional visual art pieces were paired with corresponding flower arrangements made by members of the Four Seasons Garden Club.

In this Newport Dispatch video, Tanya Mueller visits this uniquely “perishable” exhibition. Enjoy.

[VIDEO] Great Lake Swimmers live at the Haskell Library

in Arts and Entertainment/Video

On Monday evening Canadian indie band Great Lake Swimmers played an intimate show at the Haskell Library.

Tanya Mueller caught up with the band after the show for an exclusive interview with Newport Dispatch.

Great Lake Swimmers is a Canadian band built around the melodic folk rock songs of singer-songwriter Tony Dekker.

Originally from Wainfleet, Ontario, the band is currently based in Toronto.

The show at the Haskell finished off a small tour the band was on, playing as a trio.

VIDEO: Haskell Opera House appoints new director

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby Line/Stanstead/Video

DERBY LINE — The trustees of the Haskell Free Library and Opera House recently announced the appointment of Hal Newman of Stanstead, Quebec as the new director of the Haskell Opera House.

In keeping with the cross-border nature of the Haskell, Newman was raised in Montreal West and attended university in the United States. After a career as, among other things, a paramedic, he and his family moved to Stanstead six years ago, where he works as a chief marketing officer for a cardiovascular research company and social media specialist for emergency management.

Newman has been involved in the arts throughout his life. Over the past two years, he has been the organizer and chief concert host of the Stanstead House Concerts Network, which has brought dozens of artists to Stanstead and region, including Oh Pep! from Australia and Canadian band The Great Lake Swimmers.

“We’re excited to welcome Hal to the Haskell team,” said Haskell board president Matthew Farfan. “He cares about the community, and he brings with him an awareness of the performing arts culture on both sides of the border. We look forward to Hal putting his vision and acute networking skills in place to make the Haskell Opera House a must-perform venue for artists.”

Founded in 1901, the Haskell Free Library and Opera House supports the cultural needs of the community on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border, both English and French, through access to information, reading material, a broad range of library services and programming as well as the visual and performing arts.

As a heritage building and as a cultural centre, the Haskell plays a critical role in enriching the lives of its members and the community.

Go to Top