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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mon "Calendar Girls" in the news

WQED Multimedia's short documentary featuring the older Monongahela women who posed semi-nude for a 2008 calendar is up for an Emmy Award.

The show on OnQ, "Calendar Girls," is nominated in the entertainment program feature or segment category. It's among 23 nominations the public television station picked up in the awards that will be announced Sept. 13.

David Solomon is the supervising producer of the segment on the women who raised more than $10,000 for the Monongahela Area Historical Society. He's the same guy who produced that station's great documentary, "Stone Soldiers," about decaying Civil War monuments in Gettysburg.

Here's wishing that WQED breaks a leg, and that more good fortune comes to the Vixens of the Valley, who also helped to put this blog on the map.

(Caption: Dot Krol, a fitness technician, left, and Peggy Savadeck, a Senior Olympics gold medalist, greet their fans in 2007 at a firemen parade in Monongahela)

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