Bob Mallock, our good neighbor and owner of Mangia Mangia Italian Kitchen is a runner; a marathon runner. The 2013 Boston Marathon was the fourth time Bob ran the Marathon and it will likely remain his most memorable. Bob had almost completed 26 miles of the 2013 Boston Marathon when chaos broke loose near the finish line. After hearing of the bombing and following an hour of confusion, Bob was reunited with his wife and daughter.
Two marathons later, Bob ran the 2015 Boston Marathon with team MR8 honoring Martin W. Richard, the 2013 Boston Marathon’s youngest victim. On June 4, 2015, Bob held a post-marathon fundraiser event at BATV for the Richard family and The Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization formed by the parents of eight-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013.
Event planners Meghan O’Donnell and Ashley Shultz, owners of Beautifully I Do, worked closely with Bob to coordinate the event. Attendees enjoyed food and beverages provided by Mangia Mangia Italian Kitchen and were given opportunities to engage in a silent auction and raffles. Joining Mallock to raise funds for the Foundation were celebrities WHDH Reporter Steve Cooper, Boston Marathon Race Director David McGillivray and Miss Massachusetts Polikseni Manxhari.
We highly praise and support our good neighbor Bob Mallock for his heartfelt and philanthropic actions for the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation honoring Martin’s message and the Foundation’s mission of “No more hurting people. Peace” by investing in education, athletics and community. Martin Richard’s “view of peace went well beyond simply wanting to prevent violence. To Martin, peace meant things like togetherness, teamwork, fairness, sportsmanship, inclusion, and simple acts of kindness.” Bob Mallock’s recent actions certainly exemplify Martin’s view.
For more information about The Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation, please visit teammr8.org.
BATV is pleased to announce two summer workshops for Billerica youth.
The Television Studio Production Workshop is scheduled for July 20 through July 23 inclusive, 1:00 to 4:00 pm daily. Participants will explore all the components that make up a television studio production including cameras, audio, lighting, set design, crew positions and more.
The Digital Storytelling Workshop is scheduled for August 3 – August 6 inclusive, 1:00 to 4:00 pm daily. Participants will explore means to create digital stories including scriptwriting, storyboarding, field cameras, shot composition, continuity and more.
Children ages 10 years and older are encouraged to participate. Participants must be members of BATV. BATV membership is available for a minimal fee.
For more information or to register for a workshop, please call BATV at 978.663.2284. Space is limited.
"To encourage and enable open extensive communication through BATV while promoting diversity and responsibility."
Incorporated in 1987, Billerica Access Television, Inc. (BATV) is Billerica’s designated private non-profit, non-commercial public, educational, and governmental access television corporation...
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February 19th - Closed