July 23, 2019

CVU baseball; CVU softball; CVU girls lacrosse

How to find great volunteer vacations

by Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

My husband and I are approaching retirement and are interested in learning more about volunteer vacations. Can you give us some information on this travel option, and refer us to some good organizations that offer these types of trips?

Love to Travel [Read more…]

What’s Cooking?

Tamari Tofu with Jasmine Rice

This is the ingredient that everyone loves to hate: tofu. More akin to a blank canvas than any other food out there, tofu will happily mingle with vegetables, grains and a multitude of condiments. It is not flavorless or bland, but rather flexible and agreeable. I enjoy cooking with tofu because each time the result is different and delicious.

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Williston skier inducted into Vt. Sports Hall of Fame

Photo courtesy of the Stowe Reporter
Hilary Engisch-Klein, Williston native, was inducted into the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday.

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

Williston native Hilary Engisch-Klein was inducted into the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Trader Duke’s Hotel in South Burlington to honor her championship mogul skiing career. [Read more…]

Hardballers edge St. J. for 2-0 start

Observer photo by Al Frey
CVU’s Aidan Johnson scores an important go-ahead run during CVU’s game vs. Colchester at CHS on Saturday.

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

After spring weather delayed the start of the high school baseball season, Champlain Valley earned a walk-off win over St. Johnsbury on Monday to move to 2-0. [Read more…]

Williston Dunkin’ Donuts pitch in for autism awareness

Observer courtesy photo
From left to right, Vermont Donut Enterprises managers Jamie Jenot, Mandi Germain, Vivian Kerri Shara and Crystal Tinker showcase $800 raised at Williston’s three Dunkin’ Donuts locations for Autism Speaks in honor of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.

Hub Happenings

1st Republic Brewing Company was founded in 2015 by Army veteran Shawn Trout, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Vermont National Guardsman Kevin Jarvis, who served in Iraq.

Essex brewery named vet-owned company of year

1st Republic Brewing Company in Essex has been named Vermont Veteran-Owned Business of the Year for 2018 by the U.S. Small Business Administration. [Read more…]

Realtor: Toys R Us spot in demand

Observer photo by Jason Starr
The Toys R Us store in Williston began a store-closing sale in March.

What happens to the retail space that anchors the strip mall on Retail Way when Toys R Us/Babies R Us finishes liquidating its inventory? [Read more…]

Recreation and Parks

Community Garden Plots

Think spring! Reserve your garden plot now. There are still some plots available at the Community Gardens off Mountain View Road, near Brennan Park. Plot sizes are: small, 15 feet by 10 feet; medium, 15 feet by 20 feet; large, 15 feet by 30 feet. To register for a plot, visit willistonrec.org. Plots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Plots are only available to Williston residents. [Read more…]

Letters to the Editor

Hens have no place in residential areas

I urge the Williston Selectboard to keep the current restrictions in place regarding chickens on parcels of less than one acre. There is a reason the restrictions are in place. Check out the website backyardhens.com and search for disease or rodent. It discusses the multitude of diseases chickens carry and talks about the rodents chickens draw. [Read more…]