Woodstock Early Bird 500,000 Views! A Call For Sponsorship!

Woodstock Early Birds, a couple of notes for you this morning. We are excited that we are approaching 500,000 views since our launch in June 2011!

That’s YOU!  You have also  checked in with about 2,000 comments to our @ 1,600 posts.

Some thank-you’s are in order for both business and individual generous financial sponsors and contributors to Woodstock Early Bird!

While this work, to a certain extent, is what Woodstock Early Bird would be doing with or without such assistance, the fact is this “hobby” — now a business — needs funding — It costs money to pay for multiple sources of internet access and all the gadgets needed to report from either the office or “the field.”

Recently, we noted our need to raise 10K to keep this project going for the next six months. Several loyal Woodstock Early Birds stepped up to the plate and made donations (this is a not-for-profit enterprise). In addition, we would like to welcome new business from both Vermont Artisans who have a trunk show coming up on Presidents’ Day Weekend and Pentangle Arts Council whose support we are most grateful for. You will be able to see their weekly movie listings here at Woodstock Early Bird along with links to their upcoming art and artists’ events.

In particular, Pentangle asked if we could send along this announcement to you concerning the always popular Spring Community Showcase, which always seems to take the edge off MUD SEASON. Pentangle is looking for “acts” and participants:

Woodstock’s 16th Annual Community Showcase Saturday, March 23, 2013, 7:30pm Tickets on sale soon!

Applaud your friends and neighbors as they perform in a rousing annual celebration of the gifted artists right here in our own community.

Now auditioning performers! Sign up for an audition slot on either Sunday, February 10 starting at 6:30 OR Wednesday, February 13 starting at 6:00 If you or your group are interested in auditioning, please contact us to schedule a time slot — by email at
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or by calling the Pentangle office at 802.457.3981.

All genres and disciplines are welcome.  We are looking forward to creating a great show that highlights all of the amazing talent here in our community!

Pentangle Arts Council is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts


Woodstock Early Bird is supported by YOU — We are local and this news is local. We remind you that we have  new”Fiscal Cliff” (don’t let us fall into The Pogue) rates for the next six months of $100/month for a sidebar widget linking to your business or individual event website. Contact: earlybirdtips@yahoo.com for more info, and of course, send us all the news we can all use!

THANKS from “The Bird”

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by A. E. Norton on February 2, 2013 at 22:39

    You fill the old and necessary role of a town crier — the man who roamed the streets with a bell shouting out local news — and it’s been valuable and, for the most part, interesting (not every post interests very reader, obviously). I’ll gladly contribute a few dinars to the continuation of this service.


    Woodstock Early Bird appreciates your words – especially those that help inform us all of issues of import to our town – and to the differences of opinion that we can respectfully consider. You have helped this conversation.

    We are glad to hear that at least some posts have been of interest…although certainly we don’t expect everyone to get excited about our haikus, nacho reports, or our particular political point of view. Yes, perhap the newer term for Town Crier, might be jargon -speak. Just call me a hyperlocal aggregator – and thanks for keeping it going! – WEB


  2. I appreciate all the information you give as to important events that locals need to know about: weather, school closures, meetings, festivities…..
    On t he other hand, I find it very disturbing that gossip is a regular feature.
    Going to the source whether it be the police log or the individuals involved, is the way to gain that kind of information


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