October 24, 2014

PHOTOS: Little League hit-a-thon

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Storm Rushford connects with a ball during the Little League hit-a-thon, held recently in Williston.

Storm Rushford connects with a ball during the Little League hit-a-thon, held recently in Williston.

Allie Zouck, 12, won in the Majors Softball division of the recent Little League hit-a-thon.

Allie Zouck, 12, won in the Majors Softball division of the recent Little League hit-a-thon.

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PHOTOS: Marking Memorial Day

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The Williston Fire Department participated in the annual Essex Memorial Day Parade on May 26. Department members drove a tower truck and some of Chief Kenneth Mroton's personal collection of fire trucks.

The Williston Fire Department participated in the annual Essex Memorial Day Parade on May 26. Department members drove a tower truck and some of Chief Kenneth Mroton’s personal collection of fire trucks. (Observer photo by Steven Robert)

Williston runners  Jim Jacobson and Polly Parsons exchange a kiss and the wrist bracelet at the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon Sunday. A number of Williston residents, as well as a team of runners from Champlain Valley Union High School, took part in the May 25 marathon. Rick Blount of Williston received the Key Achievement Award from the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon for years of work with the annual race in Burlington. (Observer photo by Stephen Mease)

Williston runners Jim Jacobson and Polly Parsons exchange a kiss and the wrist bracelet at the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon Sunday. A number of Williston residents, as well as a team of runners from Champlain Valley Union High School, took part in the May 25 marathon. Rick Blount of Williston received the Key Achievement Award from the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon for years of work with the annual race in Burlington. (Observer photo by Stephen Mease)

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PHOTOS: CVU softball

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Pitcher Natalie Gagnon had three hits Saturday.

Pitcher Natalie Gagnon had three hits Saturday. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

Observer photo by Al Frey

Observer photo by Al Frey

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PHOTOS: CVU baseball

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Deagan Poland swipes second base during a May 24 game against Milton High.

Deagan Poland swipes second base during a May 24 game against Milton High. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

 

CVU second baseman Kyle Stanley makes a tough catch in shallow right center while Deagan Poland backs up the play. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

CVU second baseman Kyle Stanley makes a tough catch in shallow right center while Deagan Poland backs up the play. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

Observer photo by Al Frey
Observer photo by Al Frey

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POPCORN: “Godzilla” Big Deal

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By Michael S. Goldberger
Special to the Observer

If you’re a grad student in film school or a parent paying the tuition for one, I have a suggestion for a thesis that’ll surely pave the road to career success and thus return Mom and Pop to empty nester status. It’s “A Godzilla for All Seasons.” It came to me as I watched Gareth Edwards’s “Godzilla,” the nth (actually, about the 30th) permutation of the legendary monster. One thing’s for sure: The big guy (or is it gal?) keeps on trucking.

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Every Day Gourmet: Dim Yum Sum

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By Kim Dannies

Dim Yum Sum
Comfort food is rarely novel or healthy, but this bowl full of brunch is a decent shot at both. As lots of good recipes do, this one happened purely by accident. I was helping to prep a birthday party luncheon by cooking up some pot stickers–which I love, but a little too much—so they have not graced my menus (or hips) for quite a while now.
As I focused on various ingredients and recipes, the pot sticker’s delectable aroma began to fill the air. [Read more...]

Chittendon County Roadwork

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The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission provided the following updates on anticipated roadwork in the region.

Bolton
The Route 2 repaving project between Waterbury and Bolton will cause lane closures with alternating one lane travel. Traffic control will be present, and motorists should expect traffic delays.

Burlington
Traffic on South Winooski Avenue between Main and College streets will be reduced to one lane in each direction due to work on a drainage project. Traffic may be slow and delayed at times.

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CVU lacrosse schedules in late season switches

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By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

Both boys and girls lacrosse schedules have been changed due to weather conditions both home and away as the teams enter the final week of the regular season.
With soaking fields Friday in Hinesburg, the 11-1 defending Division 1 champion boys had their important home game with Middlebury Union postponed until Saturday at 11 a.m. [Read more...]

CVU’s Joseph nets a tennis crown

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CVU tennis players (from left) Izzy Angstman, Kathy Joseph and Elyse Killkelly pose for a photo after the individual state tournament last week. Joseph won the individual state crown while Angstman and Killkelly came in second in the doubles competition. (Observer courtesy photo)

CVU tennis players (from left) Izzy Angstman, Kathy Joseph and Elyse Killkelly pose for a photo after the individual state tournament last week. Joseph won the individual state crown while Angstman and Killkelly came in second in the doubles competition. (Observer courtesy photo)

By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

Team events now on

In her freshman season, Champlain Valley Union High’s Kathy Joseph was the Redhawk’s leading competitor in the annual individual girls tournament, making it all the way to the championship match before bowing to St. Johnsbury Academy’s Ayame Yazawa.
That was then.
This spring, as a sophomore, the now veteran Joseph turned the tables on Yazawa and scored 6-1, 6-2 triumphs in capturing the 2014 crown Saturday at Berlin’s indoor courts.
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Essex Invitational next for track team

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By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

It’s a biggie coming up for the Champlain Valley Union High track and field team.
The Redhawks will be competing Saturday in the annual Essex Invitational, which has the added importance of being the qualifier for the New England Meet in June.
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