May 24, 2017

Redhawks runners stay on track

Lauren Johnson competes in the 100 meter hurdles on Wednesday the 10th in Hinesburg

Lauren Johnson competes in the 100 meter hurdles on Wednesday the 10th in Hinesburg

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Redhawks’ red hot rackets

Stephanie Joseph lines up a forehand during CVU's Match with South Burlington on Wednesday, May 3rd in So Burlington.

Stephanie Joseph lines up a forehand during CVU’s Match with South Burlington on Wednesday, May 3rd in So Burlington.

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Marshall breaks track record for division and state

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

Champlain Valley track star Tyler Marshall added another feather to his already full cap during Saturday’s Burlington Invitational. [Read more…]

Softball turnaround

Kiley Mclure makes a solid back-handed block of a pitch in the dirt during CVU's game versus Mount Mansfield on Thursday, May 4th in Hinesburg.

Kiley Mclure makes a solid back-handed block of a pitch in the dirt during CVU’s game versus Mount Mansfield on Thursday, May 4th in Hinesburg.

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

When the Champlain Valley Union High School softball team celebrated a win last week, there was a little something extra in the post-game huddle. [Read more…]

CVU mountain bikers got dirt

Gathering for a fall ride

Gathering for a fall ride

By Bryan Claussen

Champlain Valley Union High School’s mountain biking club, called the Dirty Duchesses and Dirty Dukes (CVU 4D MTB), was founded in 2015. Advised by CVU teacher Jessica Barnum and inspired by a student in her advisory, this club started off with just a few riders and has been rapidly expanding over the past year. Local rides occur weekly, with occasional weekends rides. Attend a ride and you will see a range of riders, from those on their first ride to those years into the sport. This club is a great way for teenagers to be active, away from the stress of life and involved in their community — not to mention that whizzing through trees on a bicycle can be pretty fun. [Read more…]

Meditative trail opens in Williston

Williston Observer courtesy photo The new Cedar Brook Meditative Trail meanders in loops throughout the Cedar Brook property on Route 2A.

Williston Observer courtesy photo
The new Cedar Brook Meditative Trail meanders in loops throughout the Cedar Brook property on Route 2A.

Teaming up with a CVU senior and inspired by the Japanese healing arts, a Williston psychologist and her mental health group are about to offer a unique new service to their patients and families.

At a May 21 ribbon-cutting ceremony for patients, families and friends, Lisa Angstman, Ph.D. and her colleagues at the Cedar Brook mental health practice will formally inaugurate the Cedar Brook Meditative Trail. “Our new nature trail is not just another walk in the woods,” said Dr. Angstman. “It’s been eight months in the making.” [Read more…]

Rice High School honor roll

The following students from Williston achieved Honor Roll status for the third quarter at Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington.

First Honors

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Vermont Day School partners with Seventh Generation on design challenge

Williston Observer contributed photo Children from Vermont Day School were challenged by Seventh Generation, a company that created sustainable products, to create their own products.

Williston Observer contributed photo
Children from Vermont Day School were challenged by Seventh Generation, a company that created sustainable products, to create their own products.

By Sage Bagnato

Special to the Observer

Every spring, Vermont Day School collaborates with a local business to create a real-world, design thinking challenge for their students. Recently, the school teamed up with Seventh Generation, a mission-focused company that creates sustainable products for families and homes. To initiate the project, students visited the Seventh Generation headquarters in Burlington, where they toured the facility, learned about the company’s mission and observed green chemistry experiments in action. [Read more…]

Town Band seeking musicians

The Williston Town Band is seeking new members for its 2017 summer concert series. [Read more…]

From the Statehouse

By Rep. Jessica Brumsted

When this is published, all members of the General Assembly will be back in the State House for an eighteenth week, because time ran out on our work and we were not able to adjourn on Saturday as planned. [Read more…]