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Channeling the Upper Valley

5 S. Main Street, 1st floor, White River Junction, VT 05001

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August 23, 2023

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Broadcasting now @ JAM Upper Valley Channel on Comcast 1075/VTel 169 & 1169

Broadcasting now @ JAM Government Channel on Comcast 1085/VTel 170 & 1170

Streaming @, JAM On-Demand, YouTube

Dan & Whit's: The Heart of the Town

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the film premiere and community celebration we planned at Dan & Whit's this Saturday, August 26 has been postponed. However, filmmaker Carla Kimball has released the film online for all to enjoy. Find familiar faces, learn how the store started and got its name, and recall the resilience of the Norwich community during the pandemic in this beautiful short local film celebrating local a hero.

Excerpt of review in ARTFUL, by Susan Apel (8/21/23):

Remember during the darkest of COVID days when Dan Fraser had the idea to hold a mass outdoor haircut fest in Dan & Whit’s parking lot, proceeds to benefit two Norwich hairdressers whose salons had been required to close? ... Carla Kimball, photographer, dancer, and now filmmaker, has documented the story of Dan & Whit’s during those difficult years in 'The Heart of the Town'...

The CBS Evening News’s Steve Hartman found his way to Dan & Whit’s in December, 2021... to bring the country the story of how community members stepped into the breach when Dan Fraser discovered he had lost virtually all of his employees due to COVID restrictions and fears. Kimball’s film interweaves snippets of the CBS footage with interviews of those local residents who “volunteered” to run the cash registers and tend the deli, stock the shelves, and generally keep the doors open and the lights on. Fraser describes it as a modern day equivalent of a barn raising...

"Sometimes it takes a crisis, if you will, to appreciate what you have... I often say it takes a village, and I couldn't think of a better one to be a part of, and I know you agree."

– Dan Fraser

Local Government and School Boards on JAM

Find local government and school meetings for Hartford, Norwich, and Hartland, VT; Hanover, NH and Lebanon, NH (SAU88 only).  Pictured: VT Gov Scott Press Conference: Ongoing Response to Catastrophic Flooding 8/15/23

Local Spirituality, Wellness and Religious Services

Search for yoga, meditation, and religious services shared by local organizations at JAM On-Demand. Pictured: Angie Follensbee Yoga


@ the JAM space & Briggs Opera House

JAM On-Location

Outdoor screening POSTPONED

Dan & Whit's: The Heart of the Town

A documentary by Carla Kimball

See the film now online!

With thanks to the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation


Healthcare is a Human Right with Vermont Workers Center

Sept. 1-30 M-F 9AM-5PM


The Vermont Workers Center is collaborating with JAM to create a month-long, interactive exhibit that integrates their “Healthcare is a Human Right” media campaign with physical space. Upper Valley residents are encouraged to come by JAM in September to record a short video or take a photo explaining why healthcare is important to them. Or, if being on camera isn’t for you, you can also come by and view the ongoing portrait series which JAM will add the photos and videos taken in their space to throughout the month.


First Friday Speak-Out

Sept. 1 5-7PM


Following Congress’ decision to eliminate extra federal funding for medicaid, 15 million Americans, including 38,000 Vermonters are at risk of losing medicaid in 2023. Join JAM and The Vermont Workers’ Center for a speak-out on September First Friday where Upper Valley community members will be encouraged to come share their healthcare stories. Anyone and everyone is invited to speak up and/or listen to what others have to say about the need for universal healthcare.


Inbar Heyman gets loopy

Thurs Sept. 7 M-F 9AM-5PM


Inbar Heyman is a one-woman-band from Israel who performs her original music with a sophisticated loop station and a combination of unique instruments from all over the world, electronic sounds and household objects. Come see Inbar perform live at JAM!

Save the date!

Farm-to-Film Fest @JAM

and around White River Junction

Saturday, October 21

JAM, Vital Communities and King Arthur Baking Company have teamed up to present a unique one-day Farm-to-Film Fest of films, live music and dance, food, activities, and farmer meet-and-greets to build awareness of the importance of adopting regenerative farming practices rooted in indigenous agriculture traditions as a climate solution and the harms of our current unsustainable food system. Our mission is to promote Upper Valley farms that are taking direct climate action and to share hopeful solutions to the climate crisis. With support from Vermont Humanities.

Details coming soon!


@ the JAM space & Briggs Opera House

New podcast episode!

A good summer read

Episode 44 begins with a discussion about what makes a book a summer book. Though we reached no conclusion, the booksellers came up with a great list for you for your summer - no matter your definition of a summer book!

Shelf Help is a collaboration between the Book Jam, a nonprofit designed to inspire readers; JAM; Yankee Bookshop in Woodstock, VT; Norwich Bookstore in Norwich, VT; and Still North Books & Bar in Hanover, NH.

Listen @JAM Podcasts


@the JAM space


Fall registration now open!

JAM Club

It’s an after-school film and media making club! Join us in the JAM space weekly to connect and create with other young media makers. Learn many different aspects of media making from short films to animation to podcasts and more! All equipment will be provided.

Wednesdays 9/13-11/8


Grades 6-12

$275 - tuition assistance or waiver available

Learn more!

Reserve the Briggs Opera House for your next show

The Briggs Opera House welcomes community arts groups of every kind to present performances in the historic theater in downtown White River Junction, VT. JAM has partnered with Shaker Bridge Theater, new resident theater company at the Briggs Opera House, to manage rental reservations for available dates, with optional technical/media production services when available. Learn more!

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JAM (CATV) partners with the Vermont Access Network (VAN) for HD (high def) community-produced content on Comcast 1070 (VT) and streaming everywhere.

JAM – Junction Arts & Media supports lifelong learning to engage the tools of media for individual and community expression in the Upper Valley.

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5 S. Main Street, 1st Floor (in the Newberry Market)

White River Junction, VT 05001

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