February 9, 2016

Obituaries

Michael Lowe

Michael Lowe

Michael Lowe

Michael Lowe, of Williston (“Big Dog,” “Bubba,” “The Doctor”), The man, The myth, The legend was granted his angel wings on Jan. 30, 2016 after giving ALS a run for its money. He was born in Burlington on Aug. 23, 1956 son of the late Everett and Theresa (Laliberte) Lowe. [Read more…]

Two home games next for CVU boys basketball

Observer file photo by Al Frey Walker Storey (left) helped lead the Redhawks to a 61-50 victory over Essex.

Observer file photo by Al Frey
Walker Storey (left) helped lead the Redhawks to a 61-50 victory over Essex.

The Champlain Valley Union High boys basketball team will face South Burlington High at home Thursday before playing host to Burlington High next Tuesday. On Monday, the team defeated St. Johnsbury 50-41 to bump the team’s record to 12-5.

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CVU gymnastics team heading to Randolph

Observer photos by Al Frey

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BFA next for CVU boys hockey

Joe Parento speeds down the ice during a Jan. 23 game against Rice Memorial High, which CVU won 1-0

Joe Parento speeds down the ice during a Jan. 23 game against Rice Memorial High, which CVU won 1-0

 

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15-0 Redhawks set to take on St. Johnsbury Friday

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Laurel Jaunich heads down the court

Annabelle Pugliese fends off her defender during the Jan. 26 game against Essex High, which the Redhawks won 63-28

Annabelle Pugliese fends off her defender during the Jan. 26 game against Essex High, which the Redhawks won 63-28

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Festival schedule

Thursday, Feb 11

6 p.m. – Reception/cash bar, meet filmmaker Leila Sansour

7 p.m. – Screening: “Open Bethlehem”

Friday, Feb 12

11:15 a.m. – “Almost Friends”

4 p.m. – “Theeb”

6 p.m. – Reception and cash bar

7 p.m. – Double Bill: “Women in Sink” and “Write Down, I’m an Arab”

Saturday, Feb 13

12:45 p.m. – “Omar”

3 p.m. – “In Search of Israeli Cuisine”

5:30 pm – Israeli/Palestinian food and cash bar – meet filmmaker Roger Sherman

6:30 p.m. – “Wadjda”

Global Roots Film Festival features films from the Middle East

Observer courtesy image A still from 'Wadjda', the story of a rebellious Saudi girl (Waad Mohammed) enters a Koran recitation competition at her school and hopes to win enough money to buy her own bicycle.

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A still from ‘Wadjda’, the story of a rebellious Saudi girl (Waad Mohammed) enters a Koran recitation competition at her school and hopes to win enough money to buy her own bicycle.

'Write Down, I'm an Arab' seeks to unearth the story behind Mahmoud Darwish is the Palestinian national poet and one of the most influential writers of the Arab world.  In 1964, Darwish was imprisoned for his defiant poem, 'Write Down, I am an Arab'.  At around this time, he met and fell in love with Tamar Ben-Ami, a young Jewish-Israeli to whom he wrote love letters in Hebrew, which she kept secret for decades.

‘Write Down, I’m an Arab’ seeks to unearth the story behind Mahmoud Darwish is the Palestinian national poet and one of the most influential writers of the Arab world. In 1964, Darwish was imprisoned for his defiant poem, ‘Write Down, I am an Arab’. At around this time, he met and fell in love with Tamar Ben-Ami, a young Jewish-Israeli to whom he wrote love letters in Hebrew, which she kept secret for decades.

The Vermont International Film Foundation will host the 2016 Global Roots Film Festival: Films From The Middle East Feb. 11-13 at Contois Auditorium in downtown Burlington. The festival features films from Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Two filmmakers will be attending and introducing their films: Leila Sansour (“Open Bethlehem”) and Roger Sherman (“In Search of Israeli Cuisine”). [Read more…]

‘Cabin Fever’ series at Bryan Memorial Gallery

Observer courtesy image A still life by Jeffersonville artist Karen Winslow.  Winslow will present several workshops at the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville during the month of February, part of its 'Cabin Fever' winter series.

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A still life by Jeffersonville artist Karen Winslow. Winslow will present several workshops at the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville during the month of February, part of its ‘Cabin Fever’ winter series.

Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville presents a winter series of workshops and demonstrations with well-known Vermont artists. Karen Winslow of Jeffersonville launches the series with a one day workshop in alla prima portrait painting on Feb. 13. The next day, Valentine’s Day, she offers a two-hour portrait painting demonstration. [Read more…]

‘32°: The Art of Winter’ opens at Shelburne Museum

Observer courtesy image Sonja Hinrichsen’s ‘Snow Drawings,’ like this one created in Briancon, France, are among the works in Shelburne Museum’s latest exhibit.

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Sonja Hinrichsen’s ‘Snow Drawings,’ like this one created in Briancon, France, are among the works in Shelburne Museum’s latest exhibit.

Observer staff report

Those discouraged by the lack of snow this year can get a shot of winter at the Shelburne Museum’s newest exhibit.

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Spring/Summer Program Guide

The Spring/Summer Program Guide will be available in mid-February and will be an insert in the Observer on Feb. 11. Look for great new programs and some of the old favorites. Registration for programs is on the Recreation Department website at www.willistonrec.org.

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