May 5, 2016

Sports Roundup

Homestand next for CVU boys soccer team

After three straight road contests, all victories, the Champlain Valley Union High boys soccer team brings its Division 1 title defense to the green, green grass of home for the next trio of games. [Read more…]

Home opener Saturday for 2-0 CVU gridders

Quarterback Steele DuBrul (left) looks for an opening while his CVU teammates keep defenders at bay. (Observer courtesy photo by Glenn Fay Jr.)

Quarterback Steele DuBrul (left) looks for an opening while his CVU teammates keep defenders at bay. (Observer courtesy photo by Glenn Fay Jr.)

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

His Redhawks may have two wins in their first two outings, both on the road, but Champlain Valley Union High head football coach Jim Provost was seeing a busy week of practice work for his team starting Monday afternoon. [Read more…]

CVU soccer girls kicking up a storm

Senior Emma Davitt outpaces the competition during a Sept. 9 game against Rice. (Observer photo by Stephanie Choate)

Senior Emma Davitt outpaces the competition during a Sept. 9 game against Rice. (Observer photo by Stephanie Choate)

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

The defending Division 1 champion Champlain Valley Union High girls’ soccer team is once again flying high. [Read more…]

Young Writers Project gears up for school year

Each month, the Williston Observer will print local selections from the Young Writers Project, an independent nonprofit that engages students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences. [Read more…]

New teachers settling in

Observer staff report

With the first two weeks of school under their belts, new teachers in the Williston School District and at Champlain Valley Union High School are settling into their new roles. [Read more…]

Library Notes

Did you know that you can get library news emailed directly to you? Go to www.williston.lib.vt.us. On the left side you’ll find a link to “Sign up for/view our newsletter.”

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LITTLE DETAILS: Before the snow flies, part 1

By Katherine Bielawa Stamper

There’s a chill in the air. Maples and oaks reveal bits of orange and red, hinting at the fiery blaze of color to come. Geese fly overhead, bodies leaning southward. Summer has begun her slow departure, like a tide gently receding out to sea. Soon, snow will fly as Vermont settles in for its longest season. [Read more…]

Milestones

BIRTHS

  • Zachary and Trista (Valliere) Cousino of Williston welcomed sons Ethan Tyler Cousino and Logan Allen Cousino on Aug. 19, 2013.
  • Matthew and Jessica (Parent) Mason of Williston welcomed daughter Laila Rose Mason on Aug. 20, 2013.

Volunteer Opportunities

The listings below are a small sample of the more than 300 volunteer needs from more than 250 agencies you can find at www.unitedwaycc.org. For more information, call 860-1677. [Read more…]

GUEST COLUMN: CVU grounds—changes over time and the future

By Kevin Riell and members of the CVU School Board

In 1961, members of Hinesburg, Williston, Charlotte and Shelburne townships formed committees to discuss a union high school. Originally, the idea was to provide a simple and practical structure to accommodate an initial body of 750 students, thus unionizing the high schools for grades nine through 12 in these townships. Barbara Snelling, who has held a variety of positions in the state of Vermont including serving as lieutenant governor for two terms, played a major role in the establishment of CVU and served as its first school board chairwoman. Champlain Valley Union High School was formed in 1964. [Read more…]