February 22, 2017

Help for bladder control problems

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

What are the best treatments recommended to help seniors with bladder control problems?

Leaking Linda [Read more…]

Free tax help across the state from AARP

Tax season is underway. This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers across Vermont with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. [Read more…]

Tasteful: Dumped for Valentine’s Day?

By Jan Kenney

Despite its dubious name, a dump cake is an impressive, delicious and satisfyingly simple-to-make dessert that, if you can open a can, you can master. Dished out (with dollop of vanilla ice cream of course) the deep carmine color of the cherries makes this a great dessert to serve for Valentine’s Day — and it tastes fabulous with a piece of dark chocolate on the side. [Read more…]

CVU boys basketball on a winning streak

Josh Bliss makes a layup during CVU's game against BFA St Albans on Saturday the 21st at CVU.

Josh Bliss makes a layup during CVU’s game against BFA St Albans on Saturday the 21st at CVU.

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

How does the Champlain Valley boys basketball team build a 14-1 record and vault towards the top of the Vermont Principals’ Association Division I rankings? [Read more…]

Redhawks, Raiders wrangle at the rink

Max Akey looks up to pass during CVU's game versus U-32 on Wednesday night the 1st of February.

Max Akey looks up to pass during CVU’s game versus U-32 on Wednesday night the 1st of February.

Charlie Averill fights for the puck during CVU's game versus U-32 on Wednesday night the 1st of February.

Charlie Averill fights for the puck during CVU’s game versus U-32 on Wednesday night the 1st of February.

CVU week in sports

Girls Basketball

Champlain Valley 51, Mount Anthony 41

Champlain Valley went on a 16-2 run in the fourth quarter to pull away for a win over host Mount Anthony on Thursday night.

Shannon Loiseau led the Redhawks (10-2) with 14 points, 11 rebounds, seven blocks and four assists, while Jaime Vachon scored eight points. Abby Thut scored 10 points, Marlee Gunn chipped in with nine points and Lindsey Albertelli added eight points.

Boys Hockey [Read more…]

Recreation and Parks Summer Camps Guide 2017

Day Camps

This Summer all three day camps will be held at Allen Brook School due to the construction project at Williston Central School. The three day camps are offered Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. There are 8-one week sessions offered from June 26-August 18. Drop off is from 7:30-8:30 a.m., the camp program is 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and pick up is 4:30-5:30 p.m. There are no camps Tuesday, July 4th. Campers must provide their own lunch, snacks and drinks daily. Prices are listed with each of the camps. $30 deposits are accepted per camper, per sessions, per camps.

Explorers Camp-4-7 yr. olds [Read more…]

Recreation and Parks Spring/Summer Program Guide 2017

ADULT & 50+ PROGRAMS

Williston Senior Club

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 Club. They meet twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. The 1st Tuesday, 11:30a-3:30p, is a Pot Luck lunch and club meeting. The 3rd Tuesday, 1-3 p, is a social and game time. Come enjoy time with other seniors. The club meets at the Green Mountain Masonic Center-87 Bishop Avenue. [Read more…]

Spring/Summer & Summer Camp Program Guide

Look for the Spring/Summer Program Guide in this edition of the paper. New and popular programs and camps are listed in the guide for March through August. Registration is now open for all programs in the guide. For program details and registration, visit the Rec website at willistonrec.org.

Adult Programs [Read more…]

Popcorn: “20th Century Women”

Vive la Différence

3 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger

film critic

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