September 21, 2018

CVU cross country, football, boys soccer, field hockey

Volunteer opportunities

By Sue Alenick

United Way volunteer coordinator

ARTIST NEEDED

Lund is looking to create a welcoming piece of art for its Early Childhood Education program and is in need of a volunteer artist to provide the creativity, time and materials. Contact Julie Richard at 864-7467, Ext. 2028, or email julier@lundvt.org.

TUTOR! TUTOR! [Read more…]

Solo travel savings tips for retirees

By Jim Miller 

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you recommend some good travel companies that offer good deals for single travelers? I’ve taken a couple tours since I retired a few years ago, but the single-supplement fee really cuts into my budget. [Read more…]

Zombie Brains for smart parents

By Jan Kenney

Halloween is such an exciting time for kids — the dressing up in costumes, the make-up and, of course, the prospect of all that candy. In the midst of all that feverish activity, getting anybody to sit down and eat ‘real’ food has always been a challenge at my house. Hence, ‘zombie brains,’ which is really mac ‘n’ cheese — always a winner — greened up with a little spinach and parsley. [Read more…]

Health Dept: Ticks out in force through Thanksgiving

Observer courtesy photo Between 2013 and 2016, state researchers collected and tested more than 2,000 ticks. Sixty percent tested positive for at least one disease.

Observer courtesy photo
Between 2013 and 2016, state researchers collected and tested more than 2,000 ticks. Sixty percent tested positive for at least one disease.

Tickborne disease infections on the rise

Ticks are back for one more meal before winter, and health officials warn this means a high risk to Vermonters of tickborne disease. [Read more…]

Boys soccer notches playoff win

Nick Durieux notched a hat trick to propel the Champlain Valley boys soccer team to a 4-1 win over visiting Lyndon in Tuesday’s Division I playdown matchup. [Read more…]

A race around the range

On a spectacular fall day, the boys begin their run at MMU's Cougar Classic at the Ethan Allen Firing Range on Friday.

Observer photo by Al Frey
On a spectacular fall day, the boys begin their run at MMU’s Cougar Classic at the Ethan Allen Firing Range on Friday.

Girls soccer finishes undefeated

Heads to playoffs as No. 1 seed

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

Charlotte Hill’s late goal lifted the Champlain Valley girls soccer team to a 3-2 win on Thursday to wrap up an undefeated regular season and the No. 1 seed in the Division I playoffs. [Read more…]

Football team draws top-seeded Hilltoppers in playoff opener

Scott Stanley (58) and Tommy Zych (80) team up to bring down the Middlebury runner  during CVU's game vs Middlebury on Saturday in Hinesburg

Scott Stanley (58) and Tommy Zych (80) team up to bring down the Middlebury runner during CVU’s game vs Middlebury on Saturday in Hinesburg

Tommy Zych (80) looks the pass into his hands during CVU's game vs Middlebury on Saturday in Hinesburg

Tommy Zych (80) looks the pass into his hands during CVU’s game vs Middlebury on Saturday in Hinesburg

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

After dropping the final two games of the regular season, the Champlain Valley Union football team will be handed a tough task in the opening round of the Division I high school playoffs. [Read more…]

Public invited to vote for new Burlington flag

Observer courtesy photo One of the finalists for the City of Burlington’s new flag. There are six other options, and the city is asking the public to vote on their favorite.

Observer courtesy photo
One of the finalists for the City of Burlington’s new flag. There are six other options, and the city is asking the public to vote on their favorite.

Public voting began this week for the City of Burlington’s new flag. A committee of community volunteers selected seven finalists for voting from about 140 submitted designs. [Read more…]