July 25, 2016

SD Ireland baseball team

Little League softball 9/10 champs

Selkie Mermaid swimming class

Popcorn: “The Secret Life of Pets”

Won’t be Secret fur Long

3 & ½ popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger

film critic


While “The Secret Life of Pets” isn’t quite “Lady and the Tramp” (1955), I’ve no problem mentioning the two kiddy flicks in the same sentence. Both are proof positive that you can learn a lot from the animals, especially the cartoon variety if they’re as lovable as Max, a Jack Russell terrier voiced here by Louis C.K. A contemporary variation of the iconic Tramp, who resisted domestication until romance curtailed his wanderlust, this Manhattanite is dedicated to hearth, condo and his master, Katie (Ellie Kemper).

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History of cycling through the ages

Courtesy of Glenn Eames Glenn Eames with 1885 Columbia Expert bicycle.

Courtesy of Glenn Eames
Glenn Eames with 1885 Columbia Expert bicycle.

A Middlebury museum will present four gallery talks in conjunction with an exhibit celebrating the history of the bicycle, starting next week.

Glenn Eames, who shared his historic collection of bicycle photography with The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, will speak more in depth about his passion for the design, beauty and engineering of bicycles since they became popularized 150 years ago. The museum is located on Middlebury College campus and is across the street from the public library, at 1 Park Street. [Read more…]

Who’s eligible for Social Security survivor benefits?

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

Who all is eligible for Social Security survivor benefits? My ex-husband died last year at the age of 59, and I would like to find out if me, or our two kids – ages 13 and 16 – are eligible for anything?

Divorced Widow

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Healthy Food for Two

By Ania Robertson

Prevent overheating, the Ayurvedic way, this summer

This part of the season, really now through October, is full of heat, sunshine, humidity and “summer fever.” All of this energy is very stimulating. However, most of us will also experience some negative effects of the heat. It can cause irritability, frustration or even anger — reasons why we should look for ways to stay cool inside, and out.  [Read more…]


OBITPIX White, Leslie 072116Leslie Somers White

Leslie Somers White, 90, of Williston died July 10 following a brief illness. Born January 12, 1926, the only child of Dorothy (Somers) and Glen White in Barnet, Vt. [Read more…]

New WABA members

The Williston Area Business Association (WABA) recently welcomed the following new members:

Cancer Patient Support Foundation

An independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to offering comprehensive psychosocial services to cancer patients and their families throughout Vermont and upstate New York.

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Williston Allstate agent grants $2,000 to two nonprofits

Michael Coburn

Michael Coburn

Michael Coburn, a Williston resident and Allstate insurance agency owner, was honored by the company’s nonprofit charitable organization for his volunteerism last month. [Read more…]