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Sandy Baird Commentary: The New and Old Cuba/U.S. Tie 06/03/2016

Community activist and lawyer Sandy Baird offers commentary on the new and old Cuba/US tie.

Essex Memorial Day Parade 2016 05/28/2016

Essex Memorial Day Parade Committee is proud to be the sponsor of the Annual Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Service. The event brings the community of Essex Junction and Essex Town together to honor those men and women who served our country.

For more information visit: Essex Memorial Day Parade

Preservation Burlington: June Homes Tour 05/26/2016

Guest Matt Viens, Preservation Burlington Homes Tour Chair, discusses the June Homes Tour.

More information on Preservation Burlington

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 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.

Milton Historical Society - The Irish Wave in the Green Mountains 05/24/2016

The Irish Wave in the Green Mountains from the late 1840s to 1860s thousands of Irish immigrants settled in VT. Talk by Vince Feeney from Milton Public Libary.

In the World of Winooski: 11th Annual French Heritage Day Festival 05/24/2016

Steve Norman from the French Heritage Festival and Organizer at the Winooski Historical Society, French Heritage Day Promoters, speaks with Rita Martel, President of the Winooski Historical Society, and Sheila Morris, President, VT French-Canadian Genealogical Society, a major participant and supporter of the Festival.

French Heritage Day will take place in Winooski on Sunday, June 26, on Winooski Falls Way in front of the Champlain Mill, in tandem with the regular Sunday Farmers' Market.  

For more information: www.winooskivt.org or Follow on Facebook

Essex Memorial Day Preview 2016 05/20/2016

Ed Von Sitas, member of the Essex Memorial Day Parade Committee and a Vietnam Veteran, Ed Daudelin, Commander VFW Post 6689 and Committee Member, speak with Grand Marshal's TSgt. Gary Cook and Col. James Spaulding, Essex High School Air Force JROTC Teachers, on the program and the plans for the Essex Memorial Day Service and Parade.

Memorial Service will be held May 27, 2016 7:30 pm at The First Congregational Church 39 Main St, Essex, VT 05452. Followed by 8:30 pm Candlelight Vigil Veterans Memorial Park, Five Corners, Essex, VT 05452. Open House at the VFW Post 6689, 73 Pearl St Essex Immediately Following.

Essex Memorial Day Parade begins May 28, 2016 at 10:00am exactly, parade steps off and leaves gate F of the Champlain Valley Exposition, follows access road to Rte 2A and turns right onto Rte 2A South (Lincoln St), follows Rte 2A south to the Essex Junction 5 corners (where reviewing stand is). Parade turns right at the 5 corners onto Rte 15 West (Pearl St) follows Pearl St to Exposition gate B (by Bouchard Pierce) where they will turn right and continue to the dispersal area.

For more info visit: Essex Memorial Day Parade

Chemical Nation: How Americans Became Guinea Pigs 05/19/2016

A Talk at Dartmouth College by Harvard University’s Nieman Fellow in Watchdog Journalism, Mariah Blake. "Chemical Nation: How Americans Because Guinea Pigs in a Vast, Haphazard Chemistry Experiment”

Ohavi Zedek Lunch & Learn - William F. Grover, The Elections of 2016 and the Future of the American Presidency 05/19/2016

A presentation by William F. Grover on presidential politics and the American election of 2016.

On the Waterfront: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum 05/18/2016

Host Melinda Moulton talks with Mike Smiles, Executive Director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.

For more information visit: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

History... Where it Happened - Bennington Museum Part 1 05/16/2016

Host Dick Smith and Curator Callie Stewart explores the artifacts and art of the fabulous Bennington Museum, including private archive collections.

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