Winooski Vermont is located in the "Lake Champlain Valley" region of the state, off I-89 just north of Burlington and south of Colchester.The name "Winooski" comes from the Abenaki, meaning "wild onions," which were plentiful along the river.
In the early 1770s, Ira Allen constructed a blockhouse on the river which served as both a fort, a general store, and an office for the "Onion River Company." The fort, "Fort Frederick" was never used for defense, but it's presence increassed property values, which helped promote settlement to the area.
SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER SCHOOL SUMMER OPEN HOUSE. Saint Francis Xavier School will hold the first of its Summer Open Houses on Wednesday, June 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Families with children entering pre-school (age 3) to grade 8 are invited to meet with school administrators, teachers and current parents, tour the campus, learn more about commitment to academic excellence, and our warm, welcoming community. For more information, please call 655-2600, e-mail email@example.com, or visit us online at www.sfxvt.org.