July 26, 2017

Around Town

July 22, 2010

Parade nets Food Shelf donations

Williston Community Food Shelf volunteers who walked in Williston’s Independence Day Parade collected $1,100 in donations, said Food Shelf President Cathy Michaels.

“A huge thank you to the community for the donations they did do during the July Fourth parade,” Michaels said. “Their donations are always hugely welcomed so we can serve the community.”

Michaels credited Food Shelf Treasurer Jeanne Jensen for organizing the Food Shelf parade participants.

She also encouraged members of the community to continue supporting the Food Shelf, either through donations or by volunteering at the facility. To volunteer or donate, call 735-6303 or visit willistonfoodshelf.com.

Movie deal for Williston man

Williston filmmaker John Oliver has secured a deal giving Osiris Entertainment worldwide distribution rights to his indie comedy film “Dumping Lisa.”

Oliver, who produced and directed the film, spent two years making the movie. “Dumping Lisa” was filmed in Williston and at other locations in Chittenden County.

According to a press release, the DVD is scheduled to be released Aug. 17, and a limited theatrical run will follow.

The movie is “about a couple of conniving slackers who make their living dumping girlfriends of confrontation challenged guys,” according to the press release.

Navy recruit completes training

Navy Seaman Recruit Daniel J. Kalagher, the son of Richard P. Kalagher of Williston, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

The training program lasted eight weeks, and included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.

Williston resident participating in internship program

Aaron May of Williston has been named one of six interns at Competitive Computing, a business technology firm located in Colchester.

Competitive Computing, also known as C2, said the internship program focuses on increasing the number and diversity of students seeking careers as engineering, design and finance professionals by providing on-the-job training and practical experience.

May attends Vermont Technical College in Williston.


  1. tcoletta says:

    almost 3 decades ago when williston started it’s development review process the public works section was pushing for a wider roadway typical for residential streets. The town adopted 30 ft widths vs 24ft. That’s 6/24 (30%) additional impervious area and runoff that needs to treated before flowing into ALLEN BROOK. The town and selectboard have indicated a lack of interest to reach out and help communties like mine that have had expired stormwater permits for more then a decade. Its always been a wait and see, well I see where this headed now.

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