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.

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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.

Yoga is For Every Body! 02/22/2016

Host Barrie Silver speaks with Bill O'Connor, Hot Yoga owner, to discuss the history of Yoga, how he got started, and the health benefits. Bill also explains how Yoga is for Every BODY. 

bill@hotyogaburlingtonvt.com | (802) 999-9963  

For more info visit: http://hotyogaburlingtonvt.com/

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Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: Ethan Allen, Vermont's Founding Father? 02/21/2016

Always controversial, Ethan Allen still inspires lively debate over his importance to the founding of the Fourteenth State. Was he a brawling, land-hungry drunkard or a persistent effective force in breaking away the Green Mountains from the grips of New York oligarchs? Just how should we think of the man who captured a British fort, languished in an English dungeon, and ended his days in a modest farmhouse in Burlington's intervale? Presented by Willard Sterne Randall, Distinguished Scholar in History and Professor Emeritus, Champlain College.

For more information, contact the Ethan Homestead Museum at (802) 865-4556.

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.

Sandy Baird Commentary: Putin - The Realist? 02/15/2016

Community activist and lawyer Sandy Baird offers commentary on Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Children and the Arts in Extreme Circumstances 02/06/2016

A presentation prepared and presented by Dr. Ellen Handler Spitz of the University of Maryland for the Theater Kavanagh production of Brundibar. Brundibar will be performed in Burlington, VT over the weekends of March 11-13 and again March 18-20 in 2016 at Contois Auditorium in ity Hall. tickets are on sale today at the Flynn Box Office or by calling 802-86-FLYNN

Preservation Burlington: Social Media and Historic Preservation 01/28/2016

Whether you are trying to reach out to volunteers for cemetery restoration, increase attendance at a historic museum, or just raise awareness of local history and our built heritage this is the show for you.

Ron Wanamaker and Liisa Reimann welcome Kaitlin O’Shea of the web blog Preservation in Pink and formally of Vtrans where she was part of the team that monitored historic resources that might be impacted by transportation projects throughout Vermont.

Also, Erin Barnaby joins the conversation. Erin is from Shelburne Museum where she maintains and encourages blogs from the disparate departments that keep the place running and interesting. Erin also teaches about media at St. Michael’s College.

And Preservation Burlington's own Liisa Reimann, web host of Preservation Burlington's website, Facebook page, and Twitter account, shares her insights into making sure the word goes out about Preservation Burlington's work and resources.

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The Manufacturing Past of Burlington's Lakeside Avenue 01/24/2016

Speaker Kyle Obenauer presents: The Manufacturing Past of Burlington's Lakeside Avenue.
Since the end of the 19th century, Lakeside Avenue has been home to companies that have produced world-renowned ovens, cotton textiles, small machinery, such as coin machines and small gasoline engines, as well as land, sea, and air systems for the U.S. military. This talk examines the manufacturing past of Burlington's Lakeside Avenue, focusing on the former Queen City Cotton Mill, its worker housing, and Blodgett Ovens.  A program of the Chittenden County Historical Society.

Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: Ethan Allen, Philosopher 01/24/2016

St. Michael’s College professor Patrick Standen explores and explains Ethan Allen’s philosophy as set forth in his controversial text, “Reason – the Only Oracle of Man”.

For more information, contact the Ethan Homestead Museum at (802) 865-4556.

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebrations: Racial Profiling - A Community Response 01/18/2016

As part of Burlington's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance, The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center hosts a panel discussing Racial Profiling: A Community Response.  Panelists include Stephanie Seguino, T.J. Donovan, Bill Lippert, and Yacobre Bogre. Moderated by Robert Appel.

The Mission of the Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center (GBMRC) is to increase awareness and provide opportunities to celebrate, promote and support cultural diversity within our community.

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Local Access Organizations Sign Forward Thinking Agreement with Burlington Telecom

An interactive program guide, HD channels, video on demand, improving local PEG channel quality, are just a few examples of this agreement meeting community needs for the creation and distribution of locally produced media. Creatives, citizens, nonprofits, activists and local municipalities all avail themselves of community access services. The support of Burlington Telecom for the work of local community access centers shows a continued support for the citizens and residents of Burlington. 


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