June 22, 2018

Observer staff report

The Champlain Valley Union High field hockey team will take on top-seeded South Burlington High in the championship game Saturday, after beating defending champion Essex High in a Tuesday semifinal game.

Lydia Maitland knocked in a goal in the second half for Tuesday’s 1-0 win over the Hornets.

Third-seeded CVU has beaten South Burlington twice during the regular season. The championship test will be played at the University of Vermont, with a time to be announced.

Semifinal game Friday for CVU football

Observer Photo by Al Frey  The CVU field hockey team celebrates after its quarterfinal win over Hartford Friday.  CVU won 2-1

Observer Photo by Al Frey
The CVU field hockey team celebrates after its quarterfinal win over Hartford Friday. CVU won 2-1

The Champlain Valley Union High football team is heading south Friday to take on top-seeded Rutland High in a semifinal test after what Coach Michael Williams called a “too exciting” quarterfinal victory. [Read more…]

Tough semifinal challenge for girls soccer

Observer Photo by Al Frey Catherine Cazayoux prepares to send the ball during Friday's quarter-final game against South Burlington.

Observer Photo by Al Frey
Catherine Cazayoux prepares to send the ball during Friday’s quarter-final game against South Burlington.

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CVU runners head to state championship meet

Observer courtesy photos by Josh Kaufman  Redhawks Sophia Gorman (above) and Tyler Marshall (right) are frontrunners for the cross country state championship, set for Saturday.

Observer courtesy photos by Josh Kaufman
Redhawks Sophia Gorman (above) and Tyler Marshall (right) are frontrunners for the cross country state championship, set for Saturday.

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Exhibit opens at new art gallery

Observer courtesy image Artwork by Chris Alley, like ‘Mother Abides,’ above, will be displayed in November and December at Black Horse Gallery.

Observer courtesy image
Artwork by Chris Alley, like ‘Mother Abides,’ above, will be displayed in November and December at Black Horse Gallery.

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They’re dreaming of a ‘White Christmas’

Williston Lyric TheaterObserver courtesy photo [Read more…]

Ann (Robinson) Greene


Ann (Robinson) Greene of Williston passed away on Friday, Oct. 23, at the Tidewell Hospice House in Sarasota, Fla., after a long illness. She was born in Philadelphia, Penn., on Sept. 17, 1957, daughter of Dr. Donald and Mary Lou (Call) Robinson of Shelburne. After graduating from Burlington High School in 1975, she earned her Master’s degree at Ohio State University in 1981 and began her career as a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing.

Ann was married in Huntington, W. Va., on June 25, 1978, to Richard “Rick” Greene, Jr., of South Burlington. She has expressed how much she cherished her husband of 37 years and respected his loving support of their family. She was a devoted mother who stayed at home to raise her children and home schooled them in later years. She found great joy in her faith as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and spent many hours each week as a full-time volunteer Bible teacher in the local community. She will be remembered for her warm smile, generous hospitality, sincere faith, and deep love for her family and friends. [Read more…]

Library Notes

Youth News

Drop-In Craft: Halloween Lanterns

Thursday, Oct. 29, 3-4 p.m. Decorate a glowing mason jar lantern just in time for Halloween. Kindergarten and up. [Read more…]

Town Meetings

Selectboard: Monday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall

Planning Commission: Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex

Conservation Commission: Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7 a.m. at the Town Hall Annex

Development Review Board: Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall

Selectboard: Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall

Planning Commission: Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex

Conservation Commission: Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 a.m. at the Town Hall Annex

Development Review Board: Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall

Breaking Point

There comes a time at which you simply have to say, “You can’t be serious.” Well, the recent discussion about “affordable housing” has certainly reached that point with me. [Read more…]