Spring Saint Johnsbury Vermont


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This 1916 silent-era film is contains some of the oldest footage shot in Burlington as well as other parts of Vermont. It is included here because of its fascinating glimpses of the Burlington landscape nearly a century ago. Watch for a variety of street scenes, a steam-powered train pulling into Burlington Station, horse-drawn cabs waiting alongside City Hall Park, customers relaxing at the Hotel Vermont, and some fleeting views of the waterfront industrial landscape.

A Vermont Romance

Produced in 1916, A Vermont Romance was the first feature film ever made in Vermont. This extraordinary piece of folklore, commissioned by the Vermont Progressive Party, is a window through which we can view the people and landscape of Vermont one hundred years ago. It was filmed in many locations around the state, including St. Johnsbury, with a cast of amateur Vermont actors. It is a classic melodrama, the tale of Dorothy, who loses her father and the farm, then moves to Burlington to find work, adventure, and romance. The new digitally re-mastered version will screen at Catamount Arts at 7pm on Friday, April 15. Accompanied by live piano, with an original score by veteran film composer/pianist Bob Merrill, the screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Nat Winthrop, co-producer of Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie; Rick Winston, film historian; and Gregory Sanford, former Vermont State Archivist. Presented ...
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St. Johnsbury Businesses Receive Support through the Vermont Community Foundation The St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce just received a $2,000 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Small and Inspiring grant program. This grant will support the Chamber’s role as a resource for entrepreneurs and advocate for local businesses. The grant sources include the Brooks Family Fund and the Sustainable Futures Fund. With this support, the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce will initiate a “sector series” designed to bring together leaders in various fields to define and develop areas of potential growth. These meetings are designed to help people working in sectors such as food production, telecommunications, technology, arts, fitness/heath, finance and many others. The sector series will facilitate networking and collaborations and access to educational support, training and technical assistance. The Chamber will work with individual business owners and operators to coordinate strategic planning for St. Johnsbury’s small and micro businesses and identify market ...
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