April 25, 2017

Around Town

Scholastic book fair next week

The Scholastic Book Fair is set for Dec. 3 – 7 in the Williston Central School dining room.

Hours are:
Monday, 2 – 8 p.m.; Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. with a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog from 6 – 7 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

To volunteer at the fair, visit http://vols.pt/DhdJiV.


Red Cross blood drives, honors

The American Red Cross will hold several community blood drives during the month of December. For a full list of blood drive locations or to make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Blood drives are set for: Dec. 5 in the Shelburne town center from 12 – 5:30 p.m.; Dec. 13 at the Charlotte Senior Center from 2 – 7 p.m.; Dec. 20 at Williston’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Church from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Dec. 21 at Edgeworks in Williston from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Dec. 26 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Hall in Richmond from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Dec. 28 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

In addition, the American Red Cross Blood Services recently recognized  Mary Lou Harton of Williston for donating 19 gallons of blood.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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