October 31, 2014

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Fire Department to hold open house Saturday

The Williston Fire Department is set to host its annual Fire Prevention Week Open House on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6-12 with the theme “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” More fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home. Learn how to prevent cooking fires from starting and other important fire safety tips.

The open house includes station tours, the opportunity to touch the fire trucks, children’s kitchen safety activities, car seat safety inspections, fire extinguisher training from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and a live room fire demonstration from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Calendar 2.0 forum Oct. 10

A forum regarding proposed changes to the school calendar is set for Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Champlain Valley Union High School. A forum is also scheduled for Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Burlington High School. The forums are open to parents, educators, students and interested residents.

The new calendar, called “Calendar 2.0” would start a week earlier in August and end a week later in June, and include more breaks. The number of school days—175—would stay the same. It would divide the school years into seven-week cycles, with breaks lasting longer than a week in between. Calendar 2.0 is intended to break the school year down, giving teachers and students more time to recharge and students who need help more chances for intervention. For more information, visit: www.schoolcalendar2.blogspot.com.

Eating out for a cause Oct. 3

Two Williston eateries are participating in the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont 19th annual Share the Harvest event.

Natural Provisions Market and Three Tomatoes Trattoria will donate a portion of Oct. 3 sales toward NOFA’s Farm Share Program, which works with Vermonters who cannot afford to purchase fresh, local produce. All funds raised on Oct. 3 will subsidize the cost of farm-fresh produce from local community supported agriculture farms.

Altogether, more than 60 restaurants and markets are participating.  Other nearby eateries include Bridge Street Café and Toscano in Richmond, Good Times Café in Hinesburg, Sweet Clover Market in Essex Junction, the Inn at Shelburne Farms and Shelburne Village Wine and Coffee, along with more than a dozen Burlington eateries. For a full list, visit www.nofavt.org/STH.

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