January 17, 2019

WFD remembers fallen heroes

Observer courtesy photos by Al Frey
Williston Fire Department hosted a remembrance ceremony on Tuesday.

A memorial to 9-11’s fallen heroes.

Williston Fire Department Captain Gerry rings the bell in honor of the fallen heros at WFD’s 9-11 remembrance service.

A new pathway for cybersecurity careers

Gov. Phil Scott and the Vermont Agency of Education announced this week the start of two initiatives to develop statewide career pathways in advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity. [Read more…]

NEFCU to host retirement planning forum

New England Federal Credit Union is hosting a “Retire Confidently Financial Forum” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 22. The event will take place at NEFCU’s Williston offices at 141 Harvest Lane. [Read more…]

What’s Cooking?

Weeknight dinner solutions

Hectic daytime schedules can often lead to even busier evenings, which makes putting dinner on the table in less than an hour a valuable time-saver for home chefs. Balancing a busy lifestyle with healthy food choices can certainly become a tall task, but making filling, nutritious meals a priority starts with planning and preparation. [Read more…]

Health insurance tips for traveling abroad

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

How does health insurance and Medicare cover health care outside the U.S.? My husband and I have a trip abroad planned this fall and would like to find out if we should buy extra insurance. What can you tell us?

Almost Retired [Read more…]

Parent arrested for DUI on way to local day care

Williston Police arrested Burlington resident Kelly Bradley last Tuesday after she allegedly attempted to drive her 14-month-old child to a day care facility in Williston while under the influence of alcohol. [Read more…]

Recreation and Parks


Williston Seniors Organization

Are you 55+ and looking to get out and meet people? Do you like a good meal, socialization and fun games? If so, check out the Williston Seniors Organization. It meets twice a month. The first Tuesday is a pot luck lunch and club meeting starting at 11:45 a.m. The third Tuesday is soup and games starting at 11:30 a.m. Come enjoy time with other seniors. The club meets at the Green Mountain Masonic Center, 87 Bishop Ave.

50+ Golden Grooves [Read more…]

Pet-friendly indoor gardening

Observer courtesy photo
Hanging plants is a way to keep them out of the reach of curious animals.

By Melinda Myers

Houseplants make a wonderful addition to our home’s décor and improve indoor air quality. Those with pets, however, may struggle with keeping plants safe from curious pets and the pets safe from indoor greenery.

The good news is you can grow an indoor garden even when you own pets. Yes, some do love to dig in the soil or even eat our favorite houseplants, but with proper plant selection and planning, you can keep your pets safe while enjoying an indoor garden. [Read more…]

Vt. Ski Hall of Fame class announced

The Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame announced its class of inductees for 2018 this week. An induction ceremony is planned for Oct. 27 at Killington’s Grand Resort Hotel. [Read more…]

Boys soccer takes Essex tournament

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

Two goals from Sam Johnson lifted the Champlain Valley boys soccer team to a 4-0 win over Rutland in Essex’s Jay Brady Kickoff Classic on Saturday.

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