Video Club on Village Television in March

The Video Club will again be well-represented on Village Television in March, 2019.


This Day,” Village Television’s daily news show hosted by Ken Goldenberg, recently focused on the Village Centenarian Photo Project. On March 4, Video Club member Betsy Martin and Camera Club past-president Mark Rabinowitch were guests on the show (above), discussing the five centenarian shoots completed so far. The project is a joint Camera Club-Video Club activity, co-sponsored by the Thrive Task Force with assistance from the Recreation Department

See the interview on YouTube.

John Dudley old-young

Portrait of resident John Dudley, taken March 1. Photo by Mark Rabinowitch.

Mark explained how he is taking photo portraits of Village residents over age 100 who have volunteered for the project – and matching each photo with a portrait of the person as a young adult. Betsy is serving as liaison with the centenarians, scheduling and often transporting them to the shoots. Following the portrait shoots, members of the Video Club’s Video One Productions team record interviews with the centenarians. Interviewers are Cyndee Whitney and Judy Saxon. (Scroll down to see details about Cyndee’s and Judy’s March Village Television shows.)


LAGUNA WOODS STORIES – Wednesdays and Sundays at 12 noon – Produced by Video One Productions. Host: Video Club Vice President Tom Nash.

A playlist of “Laguna Woods Stories” segments is available on the Village Television YouTube channel.

Topic TBA. Tom is still hoping to re-record his recent interview with Cynthia Connors, Mayor of Laguna Woods, for broadcast this month. His original recording could not be used due to audio problems – an accident that has put Video One Productions members on high technical alert so as not to repeat the unfortunate experience.


WELCOME TO MY HOME – Mondays at 9:30 pm, Wednesdays at 2 pm, Thursdays at 10 am – Produced by Video One Productions. Producer: Video Club Member Susanne Savlov. Host: Tracy Stewart.

“Welcome to My Home” visits with Australian John Kelly, who treats the crew to a delicious high tea, while discussing Aussie customs and how his life “down under” differs from life in Laguna Woods. John, a professional videographer, is an active Video Club member with his wife and business partner, Alexandra Scott-Kelly. John serves as the club’s External Video Coordinator, fielding requests for video services from residents and clubs.


THE THRIVE SHOW – Thursdays at 9:30 am, Sundays at 10:30 am – Produced and hosted by Video Club Member and Instructor Scott Marvel.

A playlist of “Thrive Shows” is available on the Village Television YouTube channel.

In March, resident and professional videographer Scott Marvel offers some tips for “Thriving at Night in the Village” in this popular, long-running series.


DISCOVERING LAGUNA WOODS – Wednesdays at 9:30 am, Sundays at 9:30 am – Produced by Village Television. Host: Video Club Member Cyndee Whitney

A playlist of nine “Discovering Laguna Woods” segments is available on the Village Television YouTube channel.

Resident Cyndee Whitney, a retired Disney animator and human services specialist, says, “It’s all about form! Join me as I meet with our new Village Tennis Instructor, Lynn Monroe, and pick up some pointers about playing the game, and then visit a Ballroom Dance class led by Ed Van Ornum to learn how to master the skills of this beautiful, graceful art form.” REPEAT: This program first aired last month.


THE WRITE NOW SHOW – Mondays at 11:30 am , Fridays at 10:30 am, Sundays at 12:30 pm – Produced by Village Television. Hosts: Video Club Members Charlie Redner and Judy Saxon.

Taryn Hough

A playlist of “Write Now Show” segments is available on the Village Television YouTube channel.

“Write Now’s” March guest is Irvine filmmaker Taryn Haugh (left), who is producing a documentary about the Village’s beloved precision swimmers, the Aquadettes. Last September, Taryn addressed the Video Club’s General Meeting, discussing the award-winning short documentary, “The Last Doll Lady,” which she made about Village resident Selma Bukstein. Click here for a detailed write-up of Taryn’s informative presentation.

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