first_imgWolf Multimedia Studio of Jericho, Vermont has recently completed a video DVD entitled Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, Snowflakes in Motion. With Musical contributions by Vermont musicians The Samples and Stowe musician Bill Bischak, and narrations by Jericho residents Wayne Howe and Dick Squires, this DVD takes the viewer into the life of Wilson Bentley. Wilson Bentley was the first person to photograph snowflakes with a microscope in 1885 and is credited with the discovery that no two snowflakes are alike! Bentley also photographed frost, dew, clouds and his family and neighbors.This DVD tells Bentley’s story of determination, passion and persistence, despite setbacks and ridicule, through the love and fascination with nature, told in Bentley’s own word’s and pictures, in a 20 minute biographical piece. The remaining 40 minutes takes viewers into the amazing world of Bentley’s images, showing intricate detailed nature shots as well as the fabulous designs and shapes of snow crystals. Backed by 8 original compositions and 2 selections from the nationally renowned band, The Samples, the 10 segments are meant to relax the viewer and build upon the thoughts that Bentley puts forth in his writings. Each piece is preceded by a quote of Bentley to set the mood for each segment:”The snow crystals . . . come to us not only to reveal the wondrous beauty of the minute in Nature, but to teach us that all earthly beauty is transient and must soon fade away. But though the beauty of the snow is evanescent, like the beauties of the autumn, as of the evening sky, it fades but to come again”Wolf Multimedia Studio, based in Jericho, Vermont since 1989, also produced the award winning Wilson Bentley Digital Archives interactive CD-ROM in 2000, containing over 1000 of Wilson Bentley’s images. The CD-ROM also contains articles written by and about Bentley, the only film of Bentley at work, games and much more.The Snowflakes in Motion DVD and more information on Bentley & the DVD are available at the Snowflake Bentley website: snowflakebentley.com, vermontsnowflakes.com and wolf1.comlast_img read more

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Alexander Kerfoot suspended two games for violent cross-check

first_imgMORE: Ex-Leafs defenseman Mark Fraser backs Commodore against Babcock Maple Leafs forward Alexander Kerfoot received a two-game suspension for cross-checking Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson, the NHL announced Monday.Late in the second period of Saturday’s game between Toronto and Colorado, Kerfoot shoved Johnson across the numbers on the backcheck, causing him to collide with the boards in a violent fashion. Johnson did not suffer an injury. While the initial contact by the forward wasn’t extravagant, it was blatantly obvious his intention was not to simply locate Johnson and feel which direction the defenseman was going. As Johnson’s head and shoulders slid into the boards, the fans at the Pepsi Center in Denver rose to their feet in search of a call — which they received.Kerfoot was assessed a two-minute minor for boarding, but after review by the league, he was given his first-career suspension. He will miss Toronto’s games against the Red Wings on Wednesday and the Sabres on Friday. The 25-year-old forward had never been suspended or fined prior to the current suspension.Playing in 22 of the Leafs’ 25 games this season, Kerfoot has five goals and three assists. In his first two seasons, he played for Colorado before being traded with Tyson Barrie to Toronto in exchange for Nazem Kadri and Calle Rosen in July. Colorado also swapped a sixth-round pick for Toronto’s third-rounder.last_img read more