June 17, 2019

Showcasing Central School improvements

Ribbon cutting ceremony planned for Monday night

As things return to a new, improved normal at Williston Central School after 15 months of renovations, school administrators are excited to showcase how the voter-approved, $20 million upgrade has turned out. [Read more…]

Elementary ice-breaker

The Dorothy Alling Memorial Library hosted a kindergarten open house and meet-and-greet to kick off the school year Monday.

Incoming kindergarten students from Williston and St. George and their families were invited to attend the evening event, which included storytime, ice-breakers and a chance for each kindergartener to get their own library card and meet new classmates.

While the kids mingled and got to know each other, so did the parents, many of whom will be sending a child to public school for the first time.

“I definitely worry about my daughter making new friends. I want her to feel comfortable at school,” parent Sara Mckinstry said.

“The start of kindergarten can be a stressful time for kids and parents. It’s great that the library offers these kind of events,” added parent Marcie Allen.

— Riley Jenson

Schools plan security upgrades

Increased video monitoring, improved lockdown elements on tap for upcoming school year

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

The State of Vermont is pumping $4 million at the outset of the upcoming school year into improved locks, video surveillance and other safety infrastructure at hundreds of schools statewide through a new school safety grant program.

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How Medicare covers diabetes

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

How well does Medicare cover diabetes? I’m 66 years old and was recently told by my doctor that I have pre-diabetes. If it progresses to full-fledged diabetes, what can I expect from Medicare.

Recently Retired   

Dear Recently,

Medicare actually provides a wide range of coverage to help beneficiaries who have diabetes, as well as those who are at risk of getting it – but they don’t cover everything. Here’s a breakdown of what Medicare covers when it comes to diabetes services and supplies along with some other tips that can help you save. [Read more…]

Tasteful

By Jan Kenney

Superfruit makes super scones

Blueberry muffins. Blueberry pancakes. Blueberry Boy Bait (see my recipe from last year!) There are so many delicious ways to eat blueberries. And now that they’ve been designated a superfruit because of all of their health benefits, you don’t even have to feel too guilty about all of the carbs surrounding them! [Read more…]

Digging in the sand

Girma Moges goes up for the block during sand volleyball at the Williston Rec. Fields last Tuesday evening.

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Armadillos roll over Braves 9-1

Corey Hevrin makes the catch on a pop up to second during the Williston Armadillos game vs the Bayside Braves on Sunday the 12th

Dann Van der Vliet gets to a high pitch as the Williston Armadillos battle the Bayside Braves on Sunday the 12th

EDGE swimmers stay on top

By Lauren Read

Sports correspondent

It’s another state title for the EDGE Swim Team. [Read more…]

Fall/Winter Program Guide 2018

All Ages

Free Square Dancing

All ages welcome. The first two classes are free. Come to F.H.Tuttle Middle School Gym, South Burlington and make some new friends and learn to square dance. The Lake Champlain Squares will teach you how. No experience required. Come as a single or bring a friend. Wear comfortable clothing and soft sole shoes. [Read more…]

Recreation and Parks

Fall/Winter Program Guide

Look for the Fall/Winter Program Guide in this issue of the Observer. Save it to register for programs September through February. Some programs start in early September, so be sure to register early. Registration is now open.

Great Escape Discount Tickets [Read more…]