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Burlington Wards 4 & 7 NPA Meeting 12/18/2013

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to empower citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies facilitate communication between the citizens of Burlington and city government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Wards 4 & 7 meet the third Tuesday of the month. Meeting place: Robert E. Miller Community Center 130 Gosse Court.

More on Redistricting: http://www.burlingtonvt.gov/CityCouncil/Ward-Redistricting/

Artful Word: Once They Were 12/13/2013

BCA Center presents, Once They Were. Once They Were is an invitational group exhibition featuring tri-color prints designed by 15 different artists. BCA's Print Studio partnered with Torrey Valyou of New Duds printing to ask artists to explore the idea of nostalgia, the past, and of things that once graced this earth. From animals to pop culture be prepared for a visual romp through images of old-school Mario, dinosaurs, symbols of relationships that are no longer, historic images of the Winooski Falls, or Laika (the Soviet space dog).

Legal Services Law Line of Vermont: Health Care Advocates 12/11/2013

Tom Garrett, Executive Director of Legal Services Law Line of Vermont., Inc. speaks with McKenna Freese, Dylan Frazer, and Dani Fuoco, all Health Care Advocates with        Law Line of Vermont.

Enroll Now - Vermont Health Connect 12/10/2013

Vermont Health Connect, Vermont's Health Insurance Exchange, opened October 1, 2013, and with it, Vermonters have a new way to enroll in health coverage.  Vermont Health Connect "navigators" from the Community Health Center, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and Vermont Campaign for Health Care Security Education Fund anwer questions on enrollment.  more information at: http//:healthconnect.vermont.gov

Artful Word: The End of World AIDS Week March 12/06/2013

St. Michael's College students mark the end of world AIDS week with march on Church Street and personalized messages for Senators Sanders and Leahy.

Burlington Ward 6 NPA Meeting 12/05/2013

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to encourage citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies help improve communication between the citizens of Burlington and City government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Ward 6 meets the first Thursday of the month. Meeting place: Greek Orthodox Church 600 South Willard Street.

Senator Bernie Sanders: Community Health Center Leaders 12/04/2013

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) host a meeting of community health center leaders from throughout Vermont followed by Sanders and health center representatives Beth Wennar, Board member from Battenkill Valley Health Center, Eric Medved, Vice President of Medicine, Gifford Health Center, and Martha Halnon, Executive Director, 5THA Mountain Health Center share perspectives on the Community Health Center initiatives in Vermont. 

Altogether, the eight current Federally-Qualified Health Centers operating now in Vermont served more than 130,000 patients last year, one of the highest participation rates in the country. The $2.4 million in new funding released by the Department of Health and Human Services for three additional Vermont centers will serve about 33,000 additional patients. In addition, about 25,000 Vermonters received dental care at community health centers, a number which will also rise.


 

Vermont Workers' Center: Hunger in Vermont 11/22/2013

Co-Hosts Stauch Blaise and Marigo Farr, speak with Kelly McLemore, Volunteer Coordinator with Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, Nathan Blaise of Randolp and Merry Gerrish of Bennington, on the issue of hunger and food access in Vermont.

Burlington Ward 5 NPA Meeting 11/21/2013

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to empower citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies facilitate communication between the citizens of Burlington and city government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward.

Senator Bernie Sanders: Dying Young: Why Your Social and Economic Status may be a Death Sentence in America 11/20/2013

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate subcommittee on aging, holds a hearing to discuss the extraordinary disparities in life expectancy that exist between regions of the United States and even neighborhoods within cities.

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