June 30, 2011
Hydrant flushing begins Tuesday
The Town of Williston will conduct its annual hydrant flushing beginning Tuesday and going until the end of August. Water customers may experience some low water pressure during this time. For questions or concerns call 878-1239.
Tomashot earns academic award from St. Michael’s College
Williston resident and Champlain Valley Union High School student John W. Tomashot was named the 2011 recipient of the Saint Michael’s College Book Award for academic achievement with a social conscience.
According to a news release from the college, the award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement. Saint Michael’s, founded on the belief that serving others is part of its Catholic tradition, seeks to honor those who demonstrate the true spirit of volunteerism.
Award recipients, named at schools throughout the country, are high school juniors who are inductees of the National Honor Society or an equivalent school-sponsored honors organization. They must demonstrate a commitment to service activities in high school or community organizations, taking leadership roles in these activities.
Tomashot was presented with, “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers,” a book written by 1993 Saint Michael’s graduate Loung Ung. In the book, Ung gives an autobiographical account, from a child’s perspective, of surviving captivity during the genocidal Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.
Jim’s House earns grant
The Executive Board of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (Vermont Chapter) will officially recognize Jim’s House, Inc., this week with a grant from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America in the amount of $2,000, according to a news release. The APDA Vermont Chapter will match PhRMA’s grant for a total of $4,000.
Jim’s House, located in Williston, was founded and named after Jim Crevier, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) in 1997 and died in 2001. The house has been made available for people with neurological diseases and their care providers coming to Fletcher Allen Health Care from such a distance as to require an overnight stay.
The release stated that grant money will be used to help defray the financial obligations of the house’s upkeep.