August 16, 2017

Local swimmers take state title

EDGE's Alex Ulanov celebrates with Head Coach Caleb Hall-Potvin following the announcement of their first place finish at the Vermont Swim Association Championships in Hartford on Sunday.

EDGE’s Alex Ulanov celebrates with Head Coach Caleb Hall-Potvin following the announcement of their first place finish at the Vermont Swim Association Championships in Hartford on Sunday.

By Lauren Read

Obvserver correspondent

The EDGE Swim Team — featuring athletes from Williston, South Burlington and Shelburne — captured the state title last week at the Vermont Swim Association Championships in Hartford. [Read more…]

The Fair is coming

The Champlain Valley Fair offers ten days of fun for all ages and interests, an annual tradition that earned the Fair a spot among Vermont’s ten best events. The fair opens Friday, Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. with half price admission and ride bracelets all day, and closes on Sunday, Sept. 3 at midnight. [Read more…]

Low-cost wireless plans for seniors who use smartphones

By Jim Miller [Read more…]

What’s Cooking?

By Lucy McCullough

Plethora of cucumbers

Cucumbers are the perfect size and sweetness for eating plain or in a salad. By pickling cucumbers, you can enjoy their special tangy flavor far beyond summer. Below is a very simple sweet cucumber pickle recipe you can enjoy the same day. The dill pickle recipe should age for at least a couple of weeks to get the full flavors.

Claire’s Sweet Cucumber Pickles [Read more…]

Champlain Valley fields winners at state track meet

Champlain Valley’s Jaden Griffith-Gomez competes July 29 in the boys 11-12-year-old 200-meter race at the annual Vermont Recreation and Parks Association’s youth state track meet.

Champlain Valley’s Jaden Griffith-Gomez competes July 29 in the boys 11-12-year-old 200-meter race at the annual Vermont Recreation and Parks Association’s youth state track meet.

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Williston second semester honor roll

High Honors

Jacob R. Allaire [Read more…]

Recreation and Parks

Quickstart
Tiny Tennis

This program is designed to introduce young children to tennis. It is a parent/child program — a parent is required to be active. The instructor is Ila Sewall of GymKids Academy. Monday-Friday, Aug. 14-18. $47. Ages 3-5, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Ages 5-8, 6:30-7:15 p.m. [Read more…]

Letters to the Editor

Driver education options abound

I read with great interest the article on driver education (“Driving new business”) in the July 20 edition of the Observer. The article reported on the lack of teen driver education classes. [Read more…]

Lacrosse Grad Challenge Camp; Green Mountain Volleyball Tournament

Guest Column: Speaking with one voice on health care

By Paul Cillo

Vermont is lucky. Even with divided state government and occasional partisan spats, our leaders on both sides of the aisle can agree that taking health care away from millions of Americans is a bad idea. [Read more…]