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Director Blog March 12, 2012
Williston Revisited: A community Portrait is on its way.  Writer Steve Mease and I have had the opportunity to speak to several town groups including the Williston-Richmond Rotary and the Williston Historical Society about our film Williston Revisited.  At town meeting  the Williston Revisited team had a table setup displaying the new Williston Revisited film trailer,  information about the film, sponsorship opportunities  and of course maple cookies. 

Every group or individual we have spoken to has been very enthusiastic about our new film celebrating the 250 anniversary of the town. So far we have raised 20% of our budget for the film. Our founding donor is the friends of DAML. Steve and I are very grateful to Marti Fiske who has been a champion for our film. Both Friends of DAML and the Williston Historical Society have been very generous with their grants for the project. Our goal is to film maple sugaring this spring at the Isham Farm and continue fund raising.

UPDATE: Well with the extreme warm weather we’ve had this past week made it ideal time to capture maple sugaring  in Williston. I stopped by the Isham Family Farm on March 8, to film Mike Isham and his father David in the sugar house. The Ishams were very busy but I was able to capture them on film as they boiled down the sap to Vermont Maple Syrup. You can watch the Ishams carrying on the Vermont tradition by clicking on the link below.

Take Care,
Jim