October 24, 2014

Moose on the move

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A moose picks its way through a field on the corner of North Williston Road and River Road on June 20. Williston resident Steven Kahn spotted the moose in the morning, with a line of cars stopped to admire and photograph it. (Observer courtesy photo by Steven Kahn)

A moose picks its way through a field on the corner of North Williston Road and River Road on June 20. Williston resident Steven Kahn spotted the moose in the morning, with a line of cars stopped to admire and photograph it. (Observer courtesy photo by Steven Kahn)

POPCORN: “22 Jump Street” A Leap of Whimsy

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2 1/2 popcorns

2 1/2 popcorns

“22 Jump Street” A Leap of Whimsy

2 & ½ popcorns 

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.

 

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PHOTOS: Flynn Garden Tour

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A vista from the back yard. (Observer photo by Stephanie Choate)

A vista from the back yard. (Observer photo by Stephanie Choate)

Joe Haller snatches out weeds and smooths the borders of a flowerbed while Al Turgeon (background) edges the garden. The couple's property is one of seven private Williston gardens that will be on display as part of the Flynn Garden Tour. (Observer photos by Stephanie Choate)

Joe Haller snatches out weeds and smooths the borders of a flowerbed while Al Turgeon (background) edges the garden. The couple’s property is one of seven private Williston gardens that will be on display as part of the Flynn Garden Tour. (Observer photos by Stephanie Choate)

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National TV show films in Williston

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FYI Network Pressure Cooker Williston VT

A crew films a scene for FYI Network’s show ‘Pressure Cooker’ at Adams Farm Market on Monday.

By Stephanie Choate
Observer staff
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...]

Indoor tanning when young increases skin cancer risk

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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...]

Outlaws into second week of baseball season; home Thursday

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By Mal Boright
Observer Correspondant

 

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...]

Four from CVU on Vt. lacrosse team

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by Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

 

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.

Gatorade hat trick for CVU’s Eastman

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CVU's Autumn Eastman (center, wearing number 1) sets off in the girls 1,500 meter run during the Vermont state meet earlier this month. She won that event, as well as the 800 and 3,000 meter runs, leading to her second year being named the Vermont Gatorade Track and Field Girls Athlete of the Year. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

CVU’s Autumn Eastman (center, wearing number 1) sets off in the girls 1,500 meter run during the Vermont state meet earlier this month. She won that event, as well as the 800 and 3,000 meter runs, leading to her second year being named the Vermont Gatorade Track and Field Girls Athlete of the Year. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

 

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...]

Everyday Gourmet: Making some changes

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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...]

Chittenden County Road Work

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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 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...]