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SCTV Station Manager Bids Adieu

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Karen Handville is shown here in 2013 – taking stock of new equipment in the SCTV studio in Eno Memorial Hall.

SIMSBURY – Simsbury residents are bidding farewell to Karen Handville, Simsbury Community Television's long-time Station Manager, at an Open House on Nov. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the local public access station in Eno Memorial Hall.


Since SCTV's founding in 1984, Karen is only the second manager in the station's history. She began working as a volunteer in 1994 and was appointed manager in 2005. About her decision to leave, Karen said since her husband's retirement, she's been thinking about working fewer hours, but only made the difficult decision when a part-time job opened closer to her home in Granby.


To honor her, long-time SCTV volunteer Dominique Avery put Karen in front of the camera for the first time to recognize her service to the station. In addition to hearing about Karen's journey from volunteer to boss, Avery wanted to publicly thank her " for the tremendous job she's done as station manager – always working with grace and good humor with all the volunteers, viewers, SCTV board members, and town officials as well as the tackling the challenges of an ever-changing technology."


During the month of November "Can We Talk with Karen Handville" can be seen on TV on Tuesday and Thursday at 3 p.m. on Comcast Channel 5 and 1084 and on Frontier channel 6069. It is always available on the SCTV website at: simsburytv.org.

Since its founding, SCTV, a non profit public access television station, has aired thousands of hours of programming on everything from local government and school meetings to local elections, high school sports, exercise classes, and informational shows on health, finance, art, poetry, music, local tourism and hot topics.