Puerto Cabezas, a municipality on Nicaragua's multiethnic Caribbean Coast, has been a sister city with Burlington, Vermont, since 1984. Video exchanges have played an important role in the relationship, introducing people to their sister city counterparts. This 18 minute video introduces a variety of cultural activities from "Port", as well as reflecting on the character of the sister city relationship.
On June 14th, 2012, residents of Winooski Vermont turned out with signs protesting an Air Force proposal to "bed down" F-35 stealth bombers in neighboring South Burlington. The increased noise level of these planes flying over Winooski is said to render most of Winooski's downtown "incompatible with residential use".
Rock Lotto... the Monkey House in Winooski, Vermont May 5, 2012 email@example.com Rock Lotto is a unique, collaborative, improvisational, band-in-a-day music extravaganza. Here’s how it works: 25 musicians get together at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5th. Musicians are divided equally into five categories and tossed into hats: 1) Drummers 2) Lead Vocal (ideally also plays an instrument) 3) Guitar 4) Bass 5) Grab Bag (could be anything from guitar to accordion to tablas to laptop, e...
This video was made by members of CEDEHCA in Bilwi, Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, inviting young people to be part of a movement to end all forms of violence. The invitation is given in four languages common in the region: Spanish, English, Miskitu, and Sumu Mayagna. The promo was produced as part of a video workshop offered by members of the Burlington/ Puerto Cabezas sister city program in March 2012. .
Vermont Works for Women is an organization that offers training programs for women in various professional fields. (www.vtworksforwomen.org). In January of 2011 they initiated their "Fresh Food" program for training women in the culinary arts. Kali Alvarez, director, discusses the program from the kitchen at the O'Brien Community Center in Winooski, Vermont.
Although Winooski's new downtown renovation surrounds a 900 car parking garage, a common complaint from people visiting the town is that they are unable to locate the parking garage. For those who do manage to find the garage, their attempts to park a car are met with confusing and negative signage, and finding one's way to street level involves a nightmarish climb through unmarked stairways. In this humorous tour, Jody Harrington suggests simple changes that might make the parking garage expe...
Professor Frank Owen's role in zany Williams Hall Art Museum of Kitsch Art theatrics are remembered in this video montage honoring Frank on the occasion of his retirement from the University of Vermont Department of ART