December 10, 2016

CVU field hockey team closes strong season

Junior Sami Harvey stays ahead of her opponent during Friday’s semifinal game against South Burlington. The Rebels ended the Redhawks’ season with a 1-0 victory. For more photos, visit the Web Extras section  (Observer courtesy photo by Al Frey).

Junior Sami Harvey stays ahead of her opponent during Friday’s semifinal game against South Burlington. The Rebels ended the Redhawks’ season with a 1-0 victory. For more photos, visit the Web Extras section (Observer courtesy photo by Al Frey).

Defending Division 1 champion South Burlington High took the rubber match and with it a ticket to the semifinals Friday afternoon when the Rebels ended the Redhawks’ season with a 1-0 victory.

CVU finished a solid campaign with an 8-3-4 mark. The ‘Hawks had lost 3-2 at South Burlington but had nipped the Rebs 2-1 at the Hinesburg hillside nest during the season.

A late penalty corner Friday led the South Burlington’s game-winning goal with 28 second remaining in regulation, Courtney Barrett knocking the ball into the cage.

For the game shots on goal were even at four apiece.

“We had a couple of good chances, but it just didn’t work out,” CVU coach Kate McDonald told the media.

—Mal Boright,
Observer correspondent

 

One foe between a third straight title try for CVU girls soccer

 

By Mal Boright 

Observer correspondent

October 31, 2013 [Read more…]

CVU harriers await New Englands

The CVU girls cross country team (from left) Coach Scott Bliss, Abby Keim, Emma Putre, Kestral Grevatt, Autumn Eastman, Sophia Gorman, Haley Harder, Carly Neeld and Coach Cari Causey took home a first place finish in the state meet at Thetford Academy on Saturday. (Observer courtesy photo)

The CVU girls cross country team (from left) Coach Scott Bliss, Abby Keim, Emma Putre, Kestral Grevatt, Autumn Eastman, Sophia Gorman, Haley Harder, Carly Neeld and Coach Cari Causey took home a first place finish in the state meet at Thetford Academy on Saturday. (Observer courtesy photo)

October 31, 2013 [Read more…]

CVU boys go for second straight soccer crown Saturday

Richard Baccei blocks his opponent during Friday’s quarterfinal game against Burlington High. Baccei logged an assist in the tense, 1-0 victory for the Redhawks. For more photos, visit the Web Extras section (Observer courtesy photo by Al Frey).

Richard Baccei blocks his opponent during Friday’s quarterfinal game against Burlington High. Baccei logged an assist in the tense, 1-0 victory for the Redhawks. For more photos, visit the Web Extras section (Observer courtesy photo by Al Frey).

By Mal Boright 

Observer correspondent

October 31, 2013 [Read more…]

Library Notes

Youth News

Spanish Music and Art Playgroup

Saturday, Nov. 2, 10:30 a.m. Non-Spanish speakers welcome. First Saturday of each month. Spanish music and books with an art activity. Birth to age 5. Music with Constancia, art with Natasha. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.

Recycled Turkeys!

Monday, Nov. 4, 3 p.m. Presented by WCS art teacher MC Baker. Make a colorful turkey out of an old book. Pre-register. Kindergarten and up. Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Read to Van Gogh the Cat

Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and 18. Van Gogh is a therapy cat in training with the Love on a Leash Foundation. Call 878-4918 to pre-register for 10-minute individual reading sessions. All ages.

Evening Playgroup

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6-7:30 p.m. (first Wednesday of each month). Connect with other families with children of similar age. For children birth-2 years and their caregivers. Age appropriate toys, stories and fingerplays. For information call 876-7555. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.

Food For Thought Teen Group

Thursday, Nov. 7, 4-5 p.m. Grades 7-12. Teen Advisory Group. Teens meet for pizza, discussion, book/DVD selection, and planning special events for the library. New members welcome.

Toddler Time: ‘I Spy’

Friday, Nov. 8, 10:30 a.m. Early Literacy Program. Rhymes, books, playtime and simple art activities for children ages 1-3.

Story Time and Craft

Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Preschoolers are introduced to a variety of books and authors while gaining early literacy skills. For children ages 3-5.

Read to a Dog

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 12. Bring a book and read to Gina the Poodle, a registered Therapy Dog. Call 878-4918 to pre-register for 10-minute individual reading sessions. All ages.

Teen Movie

Thursday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m. Mel Brooks’ classic Star Wars spoof. Rated PG, 1 hour 36 min. Free popcorn.

 

Programs for Adults

Friends of the Library

Nov. 4, 7 p.m. Planning for winter and spring programs.

Shape and Share Life Stories

Monday, Nov. 4 and 18, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Prompts trigger real life experience stories, which are crafted into engaging narrative and shared. Led by Recille Hamrell. Free and open to all adults.

The College Search

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join Nancy Milne, an independent educational consultant, for an evening of questions and answers on all things college search related. Come prepared to learn how to maintain peace in the family during the application experience. Leave with proven strategies to survive the process.

The Tech Tutor Program

Thursday, Nov. 14 and 21, 3 to 6 p.m. Patrons may stop by anytime during tech hours and ask one-on-one technology questions with one of our local teens. Guarantee a time by making a 15-minute appointment 878-4918.

Brown Bag Book Club

Friday, Nov. 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Looking to meet others who love to discuss books? This month we discuss “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” by Susan Vreeland. Books available at the front desk. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided. Free and open to all.

Vermont Author: ‘The Conversation’

Saturday, Nov. 16, 1-2 pm. Join Agnieszka Perlinska as she shares “The Conversation,” a true story about two people’s life-transforming conversations on how to have the best life possible. The book offers a road map for those who seek personal balance, happiness and success through empowered, conscious living. Book signing available.

The Dorothy Alling Memorial Library is located at 21 Library Lane in Williston, and can be reached at 878-4918. www.williston.lib.vt.us

 

Letters to the Editor

October 31, 2013 [Read more…]

GUEST COLUMN: The case for hunter access

By Patrick Berry

October 31, 2013 [Read more…]

Collecting ‘Warmth for Willy’

Donate winter hats, mittens and scarves in the purple boxes at Gardener's Supply, Lenny's Shoe & Apparel, Buttered Noodles and Bead Crazy. (Observer photo by Stephanie Choate)

Donate winter hats, mittens and scarves in the purple boxes at Gardener’s Supply, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel, Buttered Noodles and Bead Crazy. (Observer photo by Stephanie Choate)

By Stephanie Choate

Observer staff

October 13, 2013 [Read more…]

Forum highlights town’s ideas, challenges

By Stephanie Choate

Observer staff

October 31, 2013 [Read more…]

Around Town

POLICE RECEIVE GRANT

The Williston Police Department is among 31 law enforcement agencies to receive funding for bulletproof vests under the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program.

Williston will receive $1,333.51 to put toward six vests. Richmond will receive $591.44.

The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program provides matching federal grants to state and local authorities for the purchase of bulletproof vests. The program, established in 1998 through bipartisan legislation coauthored by Sen. Patrick Leahy, has helped to provide more than one million bulletproof vests to law enforcement officers across the country, including more than 4,000 vests for Vermont officers. The grants will help offices in Vermont purchase more than 271 new vests.

NEFCU collecting socks for the homeless

New England Federal Credit Union and Community Health Centers of Burlington will kick off their second annual Sock Drop on Nov. 1. The Sock Drop’s mission is to provide warm socks for CHCB’s patients and the homeless during Vermont’s long, cold winters.

“Many patients and homeless people need this critical winter clothing item,” said Kim Anderson, CHCB development program manager. “It’s hard to overstate the importance of warm, healthy feet at this time of year.”

Donations of new, warm socks in adult sizes are being accepted at CHCB’s Riverside Avenue location and at the following NEFCU locations: 141 Harvest Lane in Williston; 74 Pearl Street in Essex; 764 Shelburne Road in South Burlington; 150 Water Tower Circle in Colchester; and 172 South Main Street in St. Albans.

CSSU Hurricanes signups scheduled

Signups for the Chittenden South Supervisory Union Hurricanes wrestling program are set for Nov. 19 from 6:20 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Hinesburg Community School.

Wrestlers in the program—open to all seventh and eighth graders in the CSSU district— compete in local tournaments against other teams on Saturdays, with some dual meets in the evenings. The team practices Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The program is free, and all gear is provided.

Kindergarten through sixth grade signups are set for Jan. 14.

For more information, contact the head coach Wayne Ring at hurricaneswrestling@gmail.com or call 482-3747.