1. On retreat in Charlemont: Silent footage from 1972


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    In the Fall of 1972 I visited Trungpa Rinpoche during his first retreat in Jean Claude Van Itallie’s house in Charlemont Massachusetts. Also visiting, on and off, were Kunga Dawa, Sherab Kohn, Karl Springer, the Regent, and another man whose name I forgot. Rinpoche was very at home in this comfortable, secluded, and quiet house…two floors with a big living room and kitchen. Around the kitchen table until wee hours of the morning, Rinpoche worked on writing a play. In the daytime, he experimented with photography using objects, the melting snow, branches against the early spring sky, and leafs as his subjects. A happy, quiet, soft, and tender time. Early Fall, early melting snow, early days with the guru. I was lucky to have my super8mm camera to catch some moments. One day we went into the town of Charlemont, as you can see Rinpoche walking in the quiet streets. It is still like that today there, small movie theater etc. And Jean Claude still has his house, now larger and renovated, but still beautiful and peaceful, full of creativity. This is unedited footage straight from the camera, sometimes too dark, out of focus, but filmed with love. Some parts of it were used in “Crazy Wisdom,” others have never been seen before. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed being there and now sharing it with you through the Chronicles. Vivian Kurz

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    • Oil on Canvas Fine Art Reproduction (Charlemont - The Moorish Chief)


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      Step by Step Hand-Painted Art Reproduction with Oil on Canvas Performer: http://www.TOPofART.com Art Reproductions Studio Painting Title: The Moorish Chief (1878) Artist: Eduard Charlemont Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA Style: Realism / Orientalism The Artist from the video can create art reproduction of "The Moorish Chief" for you at the following URL: http://www.topofart.com/artists/Eduard_Charlemont/art_reproduction/13418/The_Moorish_Chief.php Music: "Mozart - Clarinet Concerto in A K. 622, II. Adagio" by Jason Weinberger & the WCFSO (http://www.jasonweinberger.com)

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      • Hurricane Irene hits Western Massachusetts


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        By the time Hurrican Irene hit New England it was downgraded to a Tropical Storm. Nevertheless, Irene caused massive damage to Vermont & Western Massachusetts. Here a some images from a few of the hill towns in Western Mass.

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        • Ep.1 "Zippin' Around"


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          We headed out to Berkshire East for an afternoon of high flying adventure. The Poppin' Peeps and I had a fantastic time on the Xtreme Tour. Tune in and watch as we soar above the trees enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Deerfield Valley. Don't worry, we were all a bit afraid of heights but now we're ready to go back again and again! For more information on booking your tour www.berkshirezip.com or call (413) 339-6617 66 Thunder Mtn. Road, Charlemont, Ma. ~be sure to let' em know you saw it here on Poppin' in the P.V.

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          • Congratulations Accepted Students!


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            This video was created by students of the spring 2015 Journalism & Publishing studio block class at The Academy, in honor of the many wonderful students who have been accepted to join our community next year.

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            • Charlemont Trails


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              Warfield Zoar Mid-Mountain Connector. New unfinished, but usable, Mountain Bike Trail connecting the Zoar Outdoor Trails to Warfield's Sugar Bush.

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              • Deerfield


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                Just a quick video I made from footage taken during my trip to the Deerfield over Fourth of July Weekend. Enjoy!

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                • Why James Loves The Academy


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                  James, a sophomore at The Academy, tells us what it is that he loves about his school

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                  • Why Alegra Loves The Academy


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                    Alegra shares what she loves about being an Academy student.

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                    • Small Change: Charlemont - The Committee of Lost Memories (SC03)


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                      Small Change practice starts with a common sense assumption: to achieve something big, start with something small and start where it counts. Multistory have produced a series of films, with the filmmaker Ewan Jones-Morris, to document four Small Change Community Projects. The films 'shine a light' on a particular problem in a community and give communities an opportunity to respond to issues that affect them in new, creative and unconventional ways. The films show how Small Change projects can start to make change happen and be the catalyst to bring different stakeholders together. Small Change: Charlemont Artists, Katy Beinart and Torange Khonsari, made a small change on the Charlemont Farm Estate by creating a pop up shoop and cafe called the Committee of Lost Memories. The film looked at how the arts and creative interventions could revitalise and change the perceptions of how shops are used and viewed on the high street.

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