September 20, 2014

PHOTOS: CVU Football vs Essex

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Sam Mikell leaps to make a catch during Saturday’s game against Essex. (Observer photos by Al Frey)

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PHOTOS: CVU Boys Soccer vs Burlington High

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CVU’s Zach Akey fends of a Burlington High opponent. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

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PHOTOS: CVU Girls Soccer

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CVU Women vs_079 Burlington 9-4

Catherine Cazayoux drives the ball down the field during Thursday’s home game. Cazayoux scored twice, leading the Redhawks to a 3-0 victory. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

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PHOTOS: CVU Field Hockey vs Colchester

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Junior midfielder Emily Ray stays in step with her Colchester opponent. The Redhawks controlled the ball during Thursday’s home opener, defeating Colchester High 3-0. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

Junior midfielder Emily Ray stays in step with her Colchester opponent. The Redhawks controlled the ball during Thursday’s home opener, defeating Colchester High 3-0. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

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POPCORN: “Cantinflas” Rags to Riches, Mexican Style

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“Cantinflas”

Rags to Riches, Mexican Style

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By Michael S. Goldberger

Special to the Observer

 

It is to Óscar Jaenada’s notable credit that his impersonation/depiction of Cantinflas completely convinces us that he was indeed Mexico’s most famous and beloved comic film star, even if, unfortunately, much of the humor will be lost on English-speaking audiences. We take the story’s word for it that he was very funny, and recognize the characteristic angst he shares with our own Pagliaccis. But too little of the icon’s pun-filled patter translates. Otherwise, director Sebastian del Amo’s traditionally assembled biography is convivially entertaining and educative. [Read more...]

Some night work next for football Redhawks

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By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

In the wake of two home defeats in the daylight, the 0-2 Champlain Valley Union High football team will try a night shift Friday, when they motor to Burlington High for a 7 p.m. clash with the 1-1 Seahorses.
Coach Jim Provost’s Hawks could be a big grouch after suffering a 22-21 nipping Saturday by the 1-1 Essex High Hornets, a blocked point-after try late in the third quarter the difference in the contest. [Read more...]

After home win, road is next for CVU soccer guys

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By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent
With the home opening 2-1 victory over Burlington High in the goodies bag, the Champlain Union High boys’ soccer team (2-1) goes back on the road Friday with a trip to Middlebury Union High.
The Redhawks then visit Harwood Union Wednesday before their next home game a week from Saturday, a Spirit Day session with Spaulding High of Barre. [Read more...]

Hornets to buzz around CVU soccer girls Tuesday

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By Mal Boright,
Observer correspondent

Coach Stan Williams and his 3-0 defending Division 1 champion Champlain Valley Union High girls soccer team had some home business with South Burlington High to take care of Wednesday (after the Observer’s press deadline).
The Redhawks are then off until Tuesday, when they defend the home pitch against their title game foes last year, the Essex High Hornets, who came into the week with a 2-0 mark. [Read more...]

Two home games loom for CVU field hockey

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Junior midfielder Emily Ray stays in step with her Colchester opponent. The Redhawks controlled the ball during Thursday’s home opener, defeating Colchester High 3-0. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

Junior midfielder Emily Ray stays in step with her Colchester opponent. The Redhawks controlled the ball during Thursday’s home opener, defeating Colchester High 3-0. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

 

By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent
The 1-0 Champlain Valley Union High field hockey team was in the Queen City for an evening session with the Burlington High Seahorses Wednesday (after the Observer’s press deadline) before returning to the Hinesburg hills of home for a Friday contest (4 p.m.) with Essex High and a Tuesday tilt with Mount Mansfield Union. [Read more...]

Savvy Senior: How to get social security benefits when you’re disabled

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Dear Savvy Senior,
What do I need to do to get Social Security disability? I’m 57 years old and have some health issues that are keeping me from working, but I’ve heard it’s very difficult to get benefits.
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