July 22, 2010
Parade nets Food Shelf donations
Williston Community Food Shelf volunteers who walked in Williston’s Independence Day Parade collected $1,100 in donations, said Food Shelf President Cathy Michaels.
“A huge thank you to the community for the donations they did do during the July Fourth parade,” Michaels said. “Their donations are always hugely welcomed so we can serve the community.”
Michaels credited Food Shelf Treasurer Jeanne Jensen for organizing the Food Shelf parade participants.
She also encouraged members of the community to continue supporting the Food Shelf, either through donations or by volunteering at the facility. To volunteer or donate, call 735-6303 or visit willistonfoodshelf.com.
Movie deal for Williston man
Williston filmmaker John Oliver has secured a deal giving Osiris Entertainment worldwide distribution rights to his indie comedy film “Dumping Lisa.”
Oliver, who produced and directed the film, spent two years making the movie. “Dumping Lisa” was filmed in Williston and at other locations in Chittenden County.
According to a press release, the DVD is scheduled to be released Aug. 17, and a limited theatrical run will follow.
The movie is “about a couple of conniving slackers who make their living dumping girlfriends of confrontation challenged guys,” according to the press release.
Navy recruit completes training
Navy Seaman Recruit Daniel J. Kalagher, the son of Richard P. Kalagher of Williston, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
The training program lasted eight weeks, and included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.
Williston resident participating in internship program
Aaron May of Williston has been named one of six interns at Competitive Computing, a business technology firm located in Colchester.
Competitive Computing, also known as C2, said the internship program focuses on increasing the number and diversity of students seeking careers as engineering, design and finance professionals by providing on-the-job training and practical experience.
May attends Vermont Technical College in Williston.