August 31, 2016

Acupuncture can help relieve pain and many other ailments

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

Is acupuncture a proven treatment for arthritis pain? I have a lot of back and neck pain and am wondering if it’s worth trying. What can you tell me about acupuncture?

Afraid of Needles

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Healthy Food for Two: Cooling yogurt drink is a break from the summer heat

By Ania Robertson

During summer months, we welcome cooling treats like ice cream or pudding to give us a break from the heat. Lassi is a popular traditional yogurt-based drink originating from India that is easy and worth trying at this time of year.

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Bumps, digs and dinks

Observer photos by Al Frey

Observer photos by Al Frey

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Armadillos cruise against Monties

Mat Robinson gets his base hit during the Williston Armadillos' game with the team from Northfield on Sunday the 24th at the WCS field.

Mat Robinson gets his base hit during the Williston Armadillos’ game with the team from Northfield on Sunday the 24th at the WCS field.

By Reid Crosby

Special to the Observer

The Williston Armadillos struck early, scoring four runs in the first inning, and adding five more in the second inning, to cruise to a 15-3 victory over the Montpelier Monties on Sunday in Vermont Senior Baseball League action at Williston Central School. [Read more…]

Police Notes

Violation of stalking order [Read more…]

HUB Comings and Goings

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Greg Cadieux hired as a Senior Mechanical Designer at Dubois & King.

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HUB Happenings

Williston teen a finalist in Road Pitch competition

Two groups of high school students showcased their business ideas and entrepreneurial moxie earlier this month after making it to the final round in the third annual Fresh Tracks Road Pitch competition, and one of those b [Read more…]

Use of free BBB services in Vermont grows

100px-Better_Business_Bureau.svgBy Paula Fleming

Special to the Observer

The work of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) reached new heights in Vermont over the past year, as the consumer rights organization continued its work offering free resources like BBB’s Scam Tracker and online customer reviews. [Read more…]

Williston’s Sovernet office fate uncertain after sale

Observer photo by Jess Wisloski Sovernet Communications is set to be sold to a private equity firm.

Observer photo by Jess Wisloski
Sovernet Communications is set to be sold to a private equity firm.

By Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

A Vermont telecommunications service provider with offices in Bellows Falls and Williston announced last week it was being sold to a private equity firm, Vermont Digger reported. [Read more…]

Hinesburg school to host Special Olympics Young Athletes program

Special Olympics Young Athletes is an innovative sports play program for children with and without disabilities ages 2 through 7 years old. Beginning Sept. 10, the Hinesburg Community School will host an 8-week Young Athletes program on Saturday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. Young Athletes is available to families at no cost. [Read more…]