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.
Twice during the opening years of the War the Mount was the focal point of command decisions that created consternation and even anger among America's revolutionary leaders. Mt. Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli examines the consequences of those decisions while exploring Mount Independence's significant role in winning America's freedom.
Robin Lloyd of Women's International League for Peace speaks on the crisis in Burundi and the Quaker Peacemaking respnse with: Elie Nahimana, Burundi Quaker Pastor and Administrator of Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities, Adrian Bishop, Friends Peace Teams and African Great Lakes Initiative, and Sebastien Hakizimana, of Association of Africans Living in Vermont.
Host Ron Wanamaker and Co Host Liisa Reimann, of the Preservation Burlington Education Committee, interviews Vermont author Adam Krakowski about his new book "Vermont Prohibition: Teetotalers, Bootleggers & Corruption."
Adam Krakowski has worked at museums, historical societies, art galleries and restoration firms all over New York and New England. Adam co-authored Vermont Beer: History of A Brewing Revolution. He writes for Yankee Brewing News, a brewing industry newspaper. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Weston Cate Jr. Research Fellowship from the Vermont Historical Society on the project “A Bitter Past: Hop Farming in Nineteenth-Century Vermont.”
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.
The locally produced film Quiet Rebel: Lynn Martin’s Story will show on BCTV Channel 8. The 80 minute film on the life and work of a unique Brattleboro figure, just turned 80–poet, activist, painter, retired AIDS prevention volunteer, is produced by Paul Bennett and Vidda Crochetta. It is being presented with the help and support of BCTV and Write Action.
Write Action, Inc., a community-based nonprofit writer’s organization formed to strengthen a community of writers in the Brattleboro area, and to promote the literary arts in the tri-state region.
For more information email email@example.com or call Vidda at (802) 579-1833