June 26, 2017

CVU Graduation

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Tasteful

By Jan Kenney

Picnic bars

Summer is here and that means hot weather, picnics and outdoor concerts. This recipe has been in my family for generations and it’s a perfect treat in the summertime because it is fairly heat resistant. While other desserts melt or wilt if left out in the sun or sitting in a hot car, these bars do remarkable well, especially if you choose to use M&Ms. Not only that, they are delicious anytime. Want to be extra decadent? Top them with coffee or vanilla ice cream!

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How to fight dry eyes and protect your vision

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior

What all can be done to combat dry eyes? Since I turned 50, my eyes have become increasingly dry and irritated.

Constantly Blinking

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Williston Central School graduates

Observer photo by Al Frey Williston Central School eighth-graders participate in graduation ceremonies last Thursday.

Observer photo by Al Frey
Williston Central School eighth-graders participate in graduation ceremonies last Thursday.

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College savings strategies for anxious parents

By Dan Cunningham

Special to the Observer

As college acceptance letters arrive in the mailboxes of high school seniors everywhere, and sounds of joy fill the air, it’s likely that parents waiting in the wings are feeling some anxiety. Though sending their children off to the hallowed halls of colleges and universities brings pride and joy, it can also lead to worry over looming tuition bills. [Read more…]

Champlain Valley Union High School Class of 2017

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CVU Graduation

All they had to do was ask. The Champlain Valley Union HIgh School senior class council sent a letter to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ office over the winter requesting he deliver a speech to graduating seniors during commencement Friday. According to CVU principal Adam Bunting, it was council secretary Julia Higa who originally raised the possibility with the council. “She said, ‘why not Sen. Sanders?'” Bunting recalled. “I think everyone thought the idea was highly improbable…She made the call and it ended up working out. It was a great pice of student initiative.”

The Appearance came with an unusual amount of security requirements. The school district hired a private company to secure UVM’s Patrick Gymnasium for the event, and employed UVM police both in uniform and in plain clothes.

A few days earlier, Sanders had to cancel a commencement address at St. Johnsbury Academy because of a travel conflict. Bunting said he was prepared to fill Sanders’ slot if he had too.

But Sanders delivered.

“I think he picked up on our culture of authenticity, ” Bunting said. “He seemed to notice that, and the first part of his speech was about that.”

 

 

What brings you peace?

Observer photo by Jason Starr  Deb Chisholm will lead a group of volunteers at Williston’s July Fourth festivities asking residents to reflect on what brings them peace for a future art installation at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library.

Observer photo by Jason Starr
Deb Chisholm will lead a group of volunteers at Williston’s July Fourth festivities asking residents to reflect on what brings them peace for a future art installation at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library.

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

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