“22 Jump Street” A Leap of Whimsy
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By Michael S. Goldberger
Special to the Observer
Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s “22 Jump Street” is an often funny, loose- limbed collection of self-parody, adolescent naughtiness, feigned unconcern for custom and a lazily attempted lampoon of popular culture. If it had a screenplay as enthusiastic as its bawdy rambunctiousness, perhaps, to venture a variation on Terry Malloy’s soliloquy in “On the Waterfront” (1954), it could have been something.
By Stephanie Choate
Shoppers at Adams Farm Market in Williston may have noticed a bit of chaos Monday afternoon, as contestants in a national TV show raced through the aisles, snatching up Vermont products before dashing back out.
A crew for FYI Network was filming an episode of its new show, “Pressure Cooker,” at several Vermont locations this week. [Read more...]
With beach trips and swimming expeditions planned, teens and young people may be tempted to turn to indoor tanning beds to even out their summer color.
But Dartmouth researchers have found that early exposure to the ultraviolet radiation lamps used for indoor tanning is related to an increased risk of developing basal cell carcinomas at a young age, according to a study released June 23. The research calls attention to the importance of counseling young people about the risk of indoor tanning. [Read more...]
By Mal Boright
Coach Tim Albertson’s under-age-17 Vermont Outlaws came into their season’s second week Tuesday with a 3-2-1 record including a 2-1-1 mark in last weekend’s Keene, N.H. tournament.
This weekend, starting Friday, the Outlaws will be at a Saratoga, N.Y. tournament through Sunday after opening the week with road games Tuesday against Lake Placid in Plattsburgh, N.Y. and Wednesday at Colchester against the Junior Cannons. [Read more...]
by Mal Boright
A quartet of players from the Division 1 champion Champlain Valley Union High boys lacrosse team were named to the Vermont squad of recently graduated senior stars that took on their New Hampshire counterparts last Saturday at Hanover, N.H.
Despite the presence of forward Nevin DiParlo, midfielders Alex Bulla and Steele DuBrul and defense man Cameron Harris, the Granite Staters rapped the Vermonters 10-3.
New Hampshire increased its advantage in the boys series to 20 wins and just three losses.
The girls’ contest also went to New Hampshire by a 25-9 margin. Vermont trails 16-3 in the series.
By Mal Boright
Not one, not two, but three.
That’s the number of Gatorade top Vermont athlete awards Champlain Valley Union High’s Autumn Eastman has corralled, counting the announcement last week that the recently graduated senior is Vermont’s Gatorade Track and Field Girls Athlete of the Year for a second straight spring. [Read more...]
By Kim Dannies
Life is full of contradictions, and chicken is no exception. For example, while trying to eat healthier and buying local organic chicken, I’ve finally noticed that the free-range/organic varieties are drier than their commercially processed counterparts. While the flavor of the local bird is a bit better, the meat is less succulent than a supermarket chicken, dries out like crazy on the grill and crumbles on the carving board.
What’s a health and cost conscious cook to do? [Read more...]
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.
Traffic on Main Street between South Winooski Avenue and South Union Street will be slow but open to both directions Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. until further notice. [Read more...]