June 24, 2017

Dragonheart’s wellness center to close

Dragonheart Vermont’s Board of Directors last week announced the closure of Survivorship NOW, a wellness center for cancer survivors located on Industrial Avenue in Williston.

Begun in 2011, Survivorship NOW has helped about 400 Vermonters with their cancer recovery. Survivorship NOW will continue its free wellness programs until July 31. [Read more…]

Volunteers needed for annual July 4 book sale

Can you assist us with…

Setting up tables? June 30

Moving books and setting up the sale? July 1 (8 a.m. to about noon)

Selling the books? July 3 (4-6 p.m.), July 4 (9 a.m. -2 p.m.) [Read more…]

Boat washing demo planned for Lake Iroquois

Herbicide treatment put on hold

The Lake Iroquois Association is hosting an open house Sunday from 1-3 p.m. for a public demonstration of its new boat- and trailer-washing service. [Read more…]

Selectboard approves level property tax rate

Police wages increased in new contract

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

The Williston Selectboard set the town’s property tax rate Tuesday for the upcoming fiscal year at 26.5 cents per $100 of assessed property value — unchanged from the current fiscal year. [Read more…]

CVU lacrosse, tennis, volleyball

Report finds Vermont housing out of reach

The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition, along with the National Low Income Housing Coalition, released its 2017 Housing Wage report last week, revealing that a Vermont renter needs to earn $21.90 an hour — or $45,500 a year — in order to afford a two-bedroom apartment in the state. [Read more…]

Best bicycles for baby boomers

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

My husband and I are interested in getting a couple of bicycles for leisurely exercise and fun, and would like to get your recommendation. We’re both approaching 60 and are a little overweight, and it’s been a while since we rode.

Easy Riders [Read more…]

What’s Cooking?

By Lucy McCullough

Happy Father’s Day

Why not treat Dad to popovers for his Father’s Day breakfast? [Read more…]

‘Baffles’ recommended for beaver nuisance management

Observer courtesy photo Vermont Fish and Wildlife technician Tyler Brown installs a water control device, or beaver baffle, on a beaver dam in Bolton.

Observer courtesy photo
Vermont Fish and Wildlife technician Tyler Brown installs a water control device, or beaver baffle, on a beaver dam in Bolton.

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department recently completed several water control installations on beaver dams in Bolton and Richmond to prevent road flooding.

[Read more…]

More than 100 gather for Winooski River benefit race

Observer courtesy phot by vermontsup.com Paddlers take on the Onion River Race and Ramble last weekend outside Richmond.

Observer courtesy phot by vermontsup.com
Paddlers take on the Onion River Race and Ramble last weekend outside Richmond.

Approximately 115 boaters and 35 volunteers participated in the 4th annual Onion River Race and Ramble last Sunday – a benefit for the Friends of the Winooski River’s work to protect and restore the Winooski River watershed. [Read more…]