May 23, 2019

Library Notes

The Friends of the Library thanks the Williston community for another successful book sale. Over 80 volunteers assisted library staff over five weeks. More than 1,300 people attended the book sale, which netted about $7,000 for library services. [Read more…]

Rolling green: local teacher debuts health food truck

Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

Streetgreens, a new food truck owned by Williston’s Will Bohmann and his family, made its debut this year, serving healthy, fresh salads, wraps and grain bowls to northern Vermont. [Read more…]

Oasis Day Spa expands to second floor

Oasis Day Spa, one of the original tenants in the plaza at 300 Cornerstone Drive in Williston, plans to expand into vacant second floor space this summer. [Read more…]

Cosmetology school merges campuses in Williston

O’Brien’s Aveda Institute and Aveda Institute Williston, the current incarnations of a cosmetology school that first opened in 1964, merged into one campus in May at 300 Cornerstone Drive in Williston. [Read more…]

Stowe Brewers Fest returns next weekend

The Stowe Brewers Festival, co-produced by Williston-based Event Moguls, returns to Stowe’s Mayo Events Field on July 28 and 29. The third-year event will feature more than 40 craft brewers from New England and beyond, as well as live music, food trucks, Vermont spirits and cider-makers. [Read more…]

Guest Column: Expanding health centers to address primary care crisis

By Sen. Bernie Sanders

The Trump-Ryan-McConnell “health care” bill currently being pushed by Republicans in Washington is one of the worst pieces of legislation to ever pass the U.S. House of Representatives in the modern history of our country. This legislation would throw 22 million Americans off of health insurance, cut Medicaid by almost $800 billion, significantly raise out-of-pocket health care costs, defund Planned Parenthood and do away with protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Meanwhile, it would provide $500 billion in tax breaks to the wealthiest 2 percent, insurance companies and drug companies.  [Read more…]

Driving new business

Williston parents open private driving school

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

When Trenton Poitras turned 16 and became eligible for a driver’s permit, he got in the back of the line for Champlain Valley Union High School’s driver’s education class. The high school offers one class per semester, and the oldest eligible students are enrolled first. [Read more…]

Williston’s Sustainability tour; S.D. Ireland baseball; Little League All Stars; Ride for Camp Ta-kum-ta

Riding for Camp Ta-kum-ta

Six intrepid drivers with two riders leave from Roadside Motorsports in Williston to RIde for Camp Takumta on Saturday the 8th. Takumta representatives Karen (L) and Bailey Reilly stand with the group.

Six intrepid drivers with two riders leave from Roadside Motorsports in Williston to RIde for Camp Takumta on Saturday the 8th. Takumta representatives Karen (L) and Bailey Reilly stand with the group.

Six intrepid drivers with two riders leave from Roadside Motorsports in Williston to RIde for Camp Takumta on Saturday the 8th.

Six intrepid drivers with two riders leave from Roadside Motorsports in Williston to RIde for Camp Takumta on Saturday the 8th.

NEFCU hosts document shredding, computer erasing festival

New England Federal Credit Union’s Williston office at 141 Harvest Lane is hosting a free “shredfest” event to help people safely dispose of documents with personal data on them.

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