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Gospel Fest 2016 02/27/2016

Gospel Fest 2016 features: Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Gospel Choir, Burlington Ecumenical Gospel Choir, Montpelier Community Gospel Choir, and The New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church Children's Choir.

Gospel Fest is an annual Christian music ministry hosted by the New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church. Gospel Fest's anchor choir, the Burlington Ecumenical Gospel Choir (BEC), is now in its 23rd year. BEC is made up of performers from different religious denominations and walks of life; their mission is the educate the community about Black History Month through music.

Author Talk: Ted Rall at the Norwich Bookstore 02/26/2016

Graphic novelist Ted Rall discusses his latest book, Bernie, about the life that shaped presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. He interviewed Bernie Sanders at length for this book and delved deep into his background to create this unique biography.

Preservation Burlington: Burlington's Historic Women 02/25/2016

Ron Wanamaker, Liisa Reimann, and Britta Fenniman-Tonn join in a discussion on Burlington's Historic Women. Preservation Burlington will be hosting events during March which is Women's History Month.

More information on Preservation Burlington

Britta Fenniman Tonn

Britta joined the board in 2012. She has coordinated PB's walking tour program since 2010, an activity which merges her background and interest in education, historic preservation, and local history. Britta currently works as an architectural historian for EBI Consulting, an environmental consulting firm. Britta also works with the Church Street Marketplace to prepare historical reports and plaques for downtown Burlington buildings, teaches piano lessons to young children, and serves on the Winooski Planning Commission. A native New Yorker, Britta has lived full-time in Vermont since 2005 and spends much of her free time slowly repairing her 1860s vernacular home in Winooski.


Liisa Reimann Rivera
Originally from England, Liisa has lived in Burlington since 2006. She earned her Master's in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont and is a principal with Blue Brick Preservation. Liisa lives in a 1954 ranch house, whose historic wooden windows she thinks are of a genius design seldom seen since, in Burlington's New North End. Liisa's passions include historic industrial buildings, firehouses, and little-known builder-architects of the vernacular landscape.


Ron Wanamaker
Ron Wanamaker has been a member of the Board since 2007 and has served as Vice President and President. A passionate preservationist, he continues to serve on the Education Committee for Preservation Burlington and is also a member of Burlington’s Design Advisory Board. A contractor since 1988, he has lived and worked in Burlington since 1998 and managed Wanamaker Restoration as well as Champlain Valley Millworks.

Representative Peter Welch: Press Conference On His Bipartisan Telehealth Bill 02/19/2016

Representative Peter Welch highlights his bipartisan telehealth bill and outlines how it would extend Medicare reimbursements for telehealth services to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs).

Keep Cool and Keep Coolidge 02/15/2016

Rushad L. Thomas, Program and Editorial Associate at the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, presents "Keep Cool and Keep Coolidge": The Story of the 1924 Presidential Campaign on February 15, 2016.

Senator Patrick Leahy: Justice Scalia's Passing - Next Steps for Supreme Court 02/15/2016

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), after a live MSNBC interview, speaks to local media about Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing and replacing him on the Supreme Court.

Under the Dome: 2016 LCRCC Legislative Breakfast Series Hosts a Forum on the Economy with Republican Candidates for Governor 02/08/2016

The 2016 Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual Legislative Breakfast Series hosts a Forum on the Economy with Republican Candidates for Governor. For more info and tickets visit: http://www.vermont.org/LegislativeBreakfastSeries

The 2016 Legislative Breakfast Series is sponsored by NEFCU.

Green Mountain Academy Lectures 01/29/2016

Bernie, The Donald, and the Race for the Presidency 2016. Given the unlikely cast of characters, not to mention their sheer number, the 2016 race for the presidency stands out as one of the more unusual in recent history.

Burlington Free University: The Public Library in a Capitalist Society 01/28/2016

Marc Estrin hosts Burlington Fletcher Free Librarians Barbara Shatara and Emer Feeney, as well as library patron Jim Glade on perspectives on 'The Public Library in a Capitalist Society'.

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