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Jan. 27, 2011

Senior and baby boomers expo on Saturday

Vermont’s seniors and baby boomers have an event geared entirely to them this weekend.

The 16th annual Vermont 50-Plus and Baby Boomers EXPO takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Sheraton-Burlington Hotel and Conference Center. The EXPO is presented by Vermont Maturity Magazine, which is owned by Williston Publishing and Promotions LLC, the same company that owns the Observer.

The event targets people 46 and older, but is open to all ages. More than 80 exhibitors will offer goods and services in the areas of health and wellness, arts and entertainment, finance and more. Entertainment will include performances by the Lyric Theatre Co. and a concert by Jon Gailmor, as well as a dance party. The EXPO also features seminars, a silent auction and a Man Cave.

Tickets are $5 at the door or $4 in advance when purchased at the University Mall or by calling Vermont Maturity Magazine at 872-9000 x19. A portion of EXPO proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter.

For more information, visit or call Marianne Apfelbaum at 802-872-9000 x18.

Intersection upgrades will wait

Town Manager Rick McGuire told the Selectboard Monday night that proposals for improvements at the intersection of North Williston, Mountain View and Gov. Chittenden roads were more expensive than anticipated.

Town officials had deemed the intersection upgrades a priority, with a roundabout discussed as one possible solution. But with the latest cost estimates, the project has been temporarily put on hold.

McGuire hopes to solicit ideas from the public on whether the intersection needs improvements and what, if any, changes might be best. He said public forums would be held in the coming months to discuss the issue.

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