WELCOME TO MY HOME – In December, resident Tracey Stewart, the show’s host, visits the home of Elisabeth Willback who came to the United States from Sweden. In honor of the season, Elisabeth pays special tribute to Santa Lucia since December 13, St. Lucy’s Day, is of major importance in Scandinavian countries. According to legend, St. Lucy brought food and aid to Christians hiding in the catacombs, using a candle-lit wreath to light the way, thus leaving her hands free to carry as much food as possible – Wikipedia. Elisabeth also treated Tracey and the crew to some delicious Swedish food. December 12, 19, and 26 at 2:00 pm.
“Welcome to My Home” focuses on Village residents who have come to the United States from other countries and is filmed on location in the subjects’ homes, sharing their cultural backgrounds and paying special homage to food traditions. The show is the brain child of its producer and editor, resident Suzanne Savlov. Entirely produced by members of Video One Productions, the Video Club’s production team, the show was launched in late November when the first episode took viewers into home of Susmita Mukherjee, President of the India Club.
LAGUNA WOODS STORIES – In December, Dr. Tom Nash interviews Village resident John Dudley, a 100-year-old World War II vet, and Lara Waller, a Russian-born retired fashion designer who is expressing her artistic talents in new ways here in the Village. This show is also produced entirely by Video One Productions. Wednesdays and Sundays at 12 noon.
DISCOVERING LAGUNA WOODS – In December, Video Club member Cyndee Whitney visits the “Place for Paws” Dog Park on Ridge Route and also gets an update on the new dog park. Produced by Village Television Thursdays at 6 pm.
Retired from two careers at Disney, as an animator and later as a human relations specialist, Cyndee, who holds a Ph.D. In human and organizational systems, was our November 15 General Meeting speaker. She discussed “The Importance of Creativity Throughout Our Lives.” See our Videogram summary of her presentation elsewhere on this website.
THE “THRIVE” SHOW – In December, “Thrive’s” host and producer Scott Marvel goes to Disneyland with Village resident Don Swetz, who captivated our October 18 General Meeting audience with tales of technical wizardry during his long career behind the scenes “putting the magic into the Magic Kingdom.” Don is still a technical consultant to Disneyland. See our Videogram summary of his presentation elsewhere on this website. Sundays at 10:30 am.
All “Thrive” episodes are shot by Scott on his iPhone and edited by Scott as well. To learn some of Scott’s techniques, consider enrolling in his popular 4-session class on smartphone movie-making, starting January 4. You can view the full lineup of more than 30 inspiring “Thrive” Shows on YouTube.