August 22, 2014

PHOTOS: Youth group trail work

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Members of Williston Federated Church youth groups (from left) Tashia Pashby-Rockwood, Evan Michaels, Don Thurston, Deanna and Devica Davis-Kilpatrick helped complete a 90-foot section of planking on the nature trail behind Williston Central School the last two Sunday afternoons. (Observer courtesy photos)

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RECIPE CORNER: Thanksgiving dishes

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THE HUB: Hub happenings

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Vermont’s first clinical spa opens in Williston

South Burlington residents Susan Dodge and Kimberly Evans have opened a clinical spa in Williston, located at 20 Winter Sport Lane, Suite 155. The new wellness center offers “a holistic and integrative approach to helping clients reach their peak potential,” according to a press release. Clients will have access to physical therapy, nutrition counseling, athletic training, mindset coaching, personal training and massage therapy.

The wellness center is a collaboration between Whole Health Nutrition and Peak Physical Therapy.

Vermont Custom Closets awarded

Williston-based Vermont Custom Closets won the 2013 Creative Edge Award last week.

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce and Free Press Media came together to develop the award, which recognizes the innovative businesses that make Vermont a great place to begin and grow 21st century jobs.

“A year ago, Vermont Custom Closets was nothing more than an idea, a dream,” co-owner Todd Warren said. “We have accomplished so much.”

DEW Construction Corp. awarded

DEW Construction Corp. announced earlier this month that it has received two Awards of Merit from trade magazine Engineering News-Record for the University of Vermont Redstone Lofts Project.

The Redstone Lofts project received the awards in the category of Hospitality/Housing and Safety. Juries of local prominent industry professionals select the winning projects.

In October, DEW won gold at the Vision Awards ceremony at Constructech’s 2013 Vision Awards in the Builder/GC Commercial $101 million to $250 million category. The Constructech Vision Awards acknowledge companies that have stayed up to date on the latest trends and products. DEW received this award for its implementation of a web-based document management and workflow software, Prolog Converge, on a large scale project.

AllEarth Renewables hires Cooke

AllEarth Renewables announced the recent hiring of Carolyn Cooke, co-founder of women’s outdoor clothing company Isis, as director of sales and marketing.

Cooke is also the former vice president of sales for the Outdoor Division of Karhu/Merrell Footwear and a certified executive coach who has worked as a business consultant for a variety of non-profits around the state.

Cornell joins Alzheimer’s Association

Jessie Cornell recently joined the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter as the community outreach specialist. Cornell will work to promote awareness, increase education and augment the support services available to those impacted by Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.

Hunters spend $292 million in Vermont

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reported that hunters spend more than $292 million in Vermont annually, according to a survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Census Bureau.

“More than $39 million is spent on travel, such as dining, lodging, transportation and similar expenses,” said Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry. “Another $190 million is spent on equipment, and more than $62 million is spent on other items.”

In 2012, more than 74,000 people purchased Vermont hunting licenses, including 64,589 residents and 9,428 nonresidents.

new staff at Habitat Restore

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity recently announced two new hires.

Rachel Venooker and Bruce Andrews have been hired as assistant managers for the Habitat ReStore in Williston. Venooker was a shift supervisor for Rite Aid Pharmacy and Andrews was the events and group sales manager at Shelburne Museum prior to joining Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity.

STAFF CHANGES AT DominionTech

Williston-based IT company DominionTech Inc. recently announced that Meagan Meehan has joined its team as help desk manager. Most recently, Meehan was with The Tech Group as managed services director.

DominionTech also announced the promotion of Jeremy Wandasiewicz to network engineer. Wandasiewicz has been with DominionTech for more than seven years.

Layman, others promoted

PC Construction announced the promotion of three of its employee-owners. Mike Franzoni, Chip LaBonte and Chet Layman have each been appointed to the role of project executive.

Williston resident Chet Layman, an 18-year veteran, began his career as a project engineer and quickly advanced through the ranks before his promotion to senior project manager. As a project executive, Layman will take on responsibility for the company’s special project initiatives.

Williston Ninety Nine raises money for school

The Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub in Williston celebrated its 10th anniversary on Nov. 6 with an event that generated more than $1,100 for Williston Central School.

Funds were raised for the school through raffle ticket sales, and a percentage of the restaurant’s total net sales that entire day were donated.

Home Builders and Remodelers Association announces winners

Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont announced its Better Homes Award winners earlier this month. Among the winners was Williston-based Prime Renovation Group, which won in the Best Renovated Bathroom category. Sam Gervais of Prime Renovation Group was named Remodeler of the Year. Snyder Homes won in the Best Condominium category. For a full list of winners, visit www.bhavt.com.

IBM Vermont facility awarded

IBM’s Vermont facility has received a Most Valuable Pollution Prevention award from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable for developing a manufacturing process that reduces IBM’s greenhouse gas use by nearly 12,000 metric tons annually. The awards are presented each year to celebrate the successes of innovators in the areas of pollution prevention and sustainability.

IBM was recognized for making an improvement in the manufacturing process used to etch circuitry on microchips produced for use in cell phones and other mobile products.

 

THE HUB: Vermont Butcher Block & Board to expand

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THE HUB: East meets west at Patterson Chiropractic & Acupuncture

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By Heleigh Bostwick

Observer correspondent

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Property Transfers

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336 Trillium Road

John and Eileen Pomarico sold a mobile home to Frances Turner for $115,000 on Sept. 3, 2013.

213 Farmview Lane

Randal Zuwallack and Tanya Marshall sold a single family home to Joshua and Carissa Newton for $289,900 on Sept. 6, 2013.

200 Dunmore Lane, Finney Crossing Lot S11

The Snyder Taft Corners LLC sold a single family home to Richard and Jacinta Benenati for $431,400 on Sept. 5, 2013.

345 Meadowridge Road

Gil and Johanna Bakshi sold a single family home to Ian and Colleen Campbell for $600,000 on Sept. 11, 2013.

Parcel 2, Butternut Road

Gary and Ross Howard sold open land to Suzanne Elliott for $140,000 on Sept. 16, 2013.

353 Cedar Lane

Brian and Minyele Glogowski sold a single family home to Michael and Perryn Cappell for $195,700 on Sept. 13, 2013.

7677-7679 Williston Road

AMG Inc. sold a multi-family home to Mark Hall and Maureen Turner II for $330,500 on Sept. 16, 2013.

258 Fairway Drive

Scott and Tammy Pudlo sold a single family home to Bryan Serinese and Erin Henderson for $455,000 on Aug. 28, 2013.

250 Stone Hill Road

Andrew Riggs sold a mobile home to Robert and Lorrie Doering for $146,000 on Sept. 24, 2013.

58 Rita Road

Catherine Hazen sold a condominium to Andrew Erb and Pauline Law for $210,000 on Sept. 20, 2013.

141 Williston Woods Road

John and Barbara Champoux sold a mobile home to Robert and Rebecca Terranova for $157,000 on Sept. 25, 2013.

213 North Williston Road

Brian Wilson sold a single family home to Christopher and Sherry Ferland for $223,900 on Sept. 27, 2013.

1910 Old Creamery Road

Patricia Prender and Marcia Monell sold a condominium to Kyle and C. Joseph Goodrich for $211,000 on Sept. 27, 2013.

 

Lot 2, Giovanna Lane

Riverhill Farms Inc. sold a single family home to Sharon Gutwin for $170,000 on Oct. 2, 2013.

 

211 Cedar Lane

Michael Longe sold a condominium to Joshua Taylor for $194,900 on Oct. 2, 2013.

 

814 Middlewood Road

The Michael and Bernice Schwartz Family Trust sold a mobile home to Daniel and Rhonda Ginger for $131,000 on Oct. 4, 2013.

 

217 Pleasant Acres

Eze and Stella Kamanu sold a single family home to Peggy Tucker for $266,500 on Oct. 4, 2013.

 

37 Maidstone Lane, Finney Crossing Lot Bldg R-15A

The Snyder Taft Corners LLC sold multi-family home to John and Vicki Poratti for $466,175 on Oct. 10, 2013.

 

841 Middlewood Road

Michael and Ann Marie Boyer sold a mobile home to Donald and Gail Wilkins for $77,000 on Oct. 15, 2013.

 

123 Williston Woods Road

Sandra Fonda sold a mobile home to Howard and Marlene Loomis for $169,000 on Oct. 16, 2013.

 

160 James Brown Drive

Ronald Dell Amore sold a commercial condominium to Mannarino Dental LLC for $240,000 on Oct. 18, 2013.

 

365 Southridge Drive

Robert Kaplan sold a single family home to Jillian Kaplan for $34,750 on Oct. 15, 2013.

 

60 Shirley Circle

Joseph M. McGonagle Revocable Trust sold a residence to Cynthia O’Brien for $145,000 on Oct. 23, 2013.

 

19 Jakes Way

James Charters and Andrea Kean sold a condominium to Lucas Lambrou for $205,000 on Oct. 25, 2013.

 

71 Casey Lane

James and Victoria Provost sold a single family home to Elizabeth Hazen for $386,675 on Oct. 25, 2013.

 

389 Ledgewood Drive

David and Deborah Terrill sold a single family home to Adam Bauer and Julia Wick for $510,000 on Oct. 25, 2013.

 

40 Honeysuckle Lane

Penny Morin sold a condominium to Bernard and Lilianne Lemieux for $330,000 on Oct. 25, 2013.

 

125 Peterson Lane

Stephen and Brenda Perkins sold a multi-family home to Stephen and Galen Perkins for $400,000 on Oct. 25, 2013.

 

24 Halfmoon Lane, Finney Crossing Lot S13

The Snyder Taft Corners LLC sold a single family home to James and Nancy Kelley for $522,263 on Oct. 28, 2013.

 

388 Wildflower Circle

Katherine Rainbolt sold a single family dwelling to Jeremiah and Susan Brooks for $393,750 on Oct. 31, 2013.

 

66 Katie Lane

Paul and Caroline Harris sold a single family home to Christopher and Anne Rich for $416,000 on Oct. 31, 2013.

 

29 Honeysuckle Lane

Barbara Greck sold a residence to Bruce and Linda Wilkinson for $351,190 on Nov. 5, 2013.

 

43 Casey Lane

Nancy Resi and James Kelley sold a single family home to John and Suzanne Stefani for $370,000 on Nov. 6, 2013.

 

233 Dunmore Lane, Finney Crossing Lot S24

The Snyder Taft Corners LLC sold a single family home to Daniel and Stacy Contois for $472,846 on Nov. 8, 2013.

Growing the perfect Christmas tree

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Local Christmas tree farmers are hard at work during the summer months, keeping their trees—like these Fraser firs at Isham Family Farm in Williston—healthy and shapely for the holiday season. (Observer courtesy photo)

Local Christmas tree farmers are hard at work during the summer months, keeping their trees—like these Fraser firs at Isham Family Farm in Williston—healthy and shapely for the holiday season. (Observer courtesy photo)

By Phyl Newbeck

Observer correspondent

November 21st, 2013 [Read more...]

Girls JV soccer team posts solid campaign

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The CVU junior varsity girls soccer team ended the season with a 13-1 record. (Observer courtesy photo)

The CVU junior varsity girls soccer team ended the season with a 13-1 record. (Observer courtesy photo)

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LITTLE DETAILS: Where Lenin still stands…alone

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Letters to the Editor

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