Winooski Vermont is located in the Burlington 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.
Vermont Works for Women is excited to bring back LUNAFEST, a film festival of award-winning short films by and about women. Stream from home March 26 - 28 or watch in person on June 3 at Sunset Drive-In Theater in Colchester, VT. Virtual screening tickets are available: https://www.vtworksforwomen.org/lunafest. Tickets for either event are $25 for an individual or $40 for a household/car of 2 or more people. Buy at least a week in advance for a $5 discount. All proceeds will benefit Vermont Works for Women, a service organization helping women and girls achieve economic independence.