September 19, 2018

Easy ways to compost through wintertime

Observer courtesy photo Writer Luc Reid and his son add worms to their indoor vermiculture compost bin in a video.

Observer courtesy photo
Writer Luc Reid and his son add worms to their indoor vermiculture compost bin in a video.

By Luc Reid

Special to the Observer

Composting in summer is easy: when the weather’s fine, it’s nice to have an excuse to go outside, even if it’s just to dump food scraps. Summer warmth helps compost piles cook, allowing internal temperatures to get high enough for your scraps and yard waste and other materials to break down. [Read more…]

Taking it to the hoop

George Davis starts the fast break during CVU's game against BFA St Albans on Saturday the 21st at CVU.

George Davis starts the fast break during CVU’s game against BFA St Albans on Saturday the 21st at CVU.

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On the ice with BFA

Tyler Brooks gets the jump on his defenders during CVU's game against BFA St Albans on Wednesday, January 18th.

Tyler Brooks gets the jump on his defenders during CVU’s game against BFA St Albans on Wednesday, January 18th.

CVU sports this week

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

Boys Basketball

Champlain Valley 69, BFA-St. Albans 45 [Read more…]

Gymnasts takes a turn in the air for U.S. World Cup

Observer photos by Steven Tanghe Meghan Nick at the U.S. World Cup in Lake Placid.

Observer photos by Steven Tanghe
Meghan Nick at the U.S. World Cup in Lake Placid.

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

When Meghan Nick participated in Champlain Valley Union High School’s Graduation Challenge, she had no idea it would change the course of her life.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Choose one of the options below or go to unitedwaynwvt.galaxydigital.com to check out more than 300 other volunteer options from local nonprofits, schools and public partners, email volctr@unitedwaynwvt.org or call United Way at 860-1677. [Read more…]

Obituary

OBITPIX-LitwhilerLisa S. Litwhiler

Our beautiful, strong, courageous Lisa left us Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 after a fiercely fought ten-year battle with breast cancer. She was born on June 26, 1966 in Ann Arbor, Mich., but lived the majority of her life in Vermont including Colchester, Underhill, Shelburne and most recently Williston. [Read more…]

Obituaries

OBITPIX_EUSTACEMaurice Patrick Eustace

Maurice Patrick Eustace, 86, of Williston passed away peacefully following a brief illness on January 11, 2017 at the VNA Respite House with his family at his side. [Read more…]

Students strut their stuff at Celebrate the Arts

By Abbie Bowker

Special to the Observer

On a seasonably cold night in January last week, the halls of CVU were aglow with warm cheer and celebration around what has become an annual treat: the Celebrate the Arts Night at CVU. Hundreds turned out for what has become a yearly tradition for many families. [Read more…]

Local Legends benefit Friday, Fleming opens ‘Asian Art’, Soovin Kim’s return

Will Patton

Will Patton

Fundraiser helps Hinesburg growth group

It might be a snowy, cold or slush-filled trudge from the parking lot, but the warm sounds of Brazilian mandolin, bluegrass and gospel will be wafting in the air at Champlain Valley Union High School on Friday night for a brief escape from the winter slog. [Read more…]