April 16, 2014

PHOTOS: Sugaring in Williston

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The warmer spring weather brought a busy week for Williston sugarers, after a late start to the season. (Observer photos by Al Frey)

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Williston resident Leffler in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

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Williston resident Mitch Leffler is set to appear as Claudio in Vermont Commons School’s production of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’  The play is set for April 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. in the Contois Auditorium in Burlington’s City Hall. There is a suggested donation of $5-$10. For more information, visit www.vermontcommons.org.

Williston resident Mitch Leffler is set to appear as Claudio in Vermont Commons School’s production of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’
The play is set for April 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. in the Contois Auditorium in Burlington’s City Hall. There is a suggested donation of $5-$10.
For more information, visit www.vermontcommons.org.

Cabbage crown

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Williston resident Remy Schulz, a fourth grade student at The Renaissance School in Shelburne, was the Vermont winner of Bonnie Plant’s Third Grade Cabbage Program. Remy—pictured above (third from left) with (from left) Renaissance School Director and owner Lisa Zengilowski, Ryan Smith of Bonnie Plants, his younger brother Kai, and his parents, Marielle Goossens and Kurt Schulz—was awarded a $1,000 scholarship and framed certificate during an all-school assembly on March 28 at The Renaissance School.  Remy grew his huge, prize-winning cabbage (left) from a small starter plant that had been provided to each of the third graders at the school last spring.

Williston resident Remy Schulz, a fourth grade student at The Renaissance School in Shelburne, was the Vermont winner of Bonnie Plant’s Third Grade Cabbage Program. Remy—pictured above (third from left) with (from left) Renaissance School Director and owner Lisa Zengilowski, Ryan Smith of Bonnie Plants, his younger brother Kai, and his parents, Marielle Goossens and Kurt Schulz—was awarded a $1,000 scholarship and framed certificate during an all-school assembly on March 28 at The Renaissance School.
Remy grew his huge, prize-winning cabbage (left) from a small starter plant that had been provided to each of the third graders at the school last spring.

Williston resident Remy Schulz, a fourth grade student at The Renaissance School in Shelburne, was the Vermont winner of Bonnie Plant’s Third Grade Cabbage Program. Remy—pictured above (third from left) with (from left) Renaissance School Director and owner Lisa Zengilowski, Ryan Smith of Bonnie Plants, his younger brother Kai, and his parents, Marielle Goossens and Kurt Schulz—was awarded a $1,000 scholarship and framed certificate during an all-school assembly on March 28 at The Renaissance School.  Remy grew his huge, prize-winning cabbage (left) from a small starter plant that had been provided to each of the third graders at the school last spring.

Williston resident Remy Schulz, a fourth grade student at The Renaissance School in Shelburne, was the Vermont winner of Bonnie Plant’s Third Grade Cabbage Program. Remy—pictured above (third from left) with (from left) Renaissance School Director and owner Lisa Zengilowski, Ryan Smith of Bonnie Plants, his younger brother Kai, and his parents, Marielle Goossens and Kurt Schulz—was awarded a $1,000 scholarship and framed certificate during an all-school assembly on March 28 at The Renaissance School.
Remy grew his huge, prize-winning cabbage (left) from a small starter plant that had been provided to each of the third graders at the school last spring.

Seacoast champs

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The Nordic U13 Boys Premier soccer team recently won the Seacoast tournament in Epping, N.H., finishing the tournament undefeated. The team includes: Front row (from left) Liam Dillon of Williston, Harry Roddock, Andrew Wilkinson of Williston, Tyler Elias, Aidan Johnson of Williston, Colby Norton of Williston, Evan Lamothe. Back row (left to right) Mehdi Daoudi, Nate Sampson of Williston, Chase Mitchell of Williston, Jed Danforth, Nick Bleau, Ben Klein of Williston, Ekrem Hadzic, Jacob Blow, Nick Durieux of Williston and Cam Goodrich.

The Nordic U13 Boys Premier soccer team recently won the Seacoast tournament in Epping, N.H., finishing the tournament undefeated.
The team includes:
Front row (from left) Liam Dillon of Williston, Harry Roddock, Andrew Wilkinson of Williston, Tyler Elias, Aidan Johnson of Williston, Colby Norton of Williston, Evan Lamothe. Back row (left to right) Mehdi Daoudi, Nate Sampson of Williston, Chase Mitchell of Williston, Jed Danforth, Nick Bleau, Ben Klein of Williston, Ekrem Hadzic, Jacob Blow, Nick Durieux of Williston and Cam Goodrich.

Robinson Honored

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Saint Michael’s College men’s ice hockey junior Eric Robinson of Williston was among 61 student-athletes across seven sports selected for a Northeast-10 Conference Academic All-Conference honor for the winter athletic season. Robinson was among seven men’s ice hockey players in the league to earn the accolade. Students must be either a starter or significant contributor and achieve a GPA of at least 3.3. A five-time NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll qualifier, Robinson posted the first two goals of his career to go along with a career-high five assists in 23 games from the blue line, aiding a defense that allowed four goals or fewer 17 times. He also recently qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East All-Academic squad for the second time.

Saint Michael’s College men’s ice hockey junior Eric Robinson of Williston was among 61 student-athletes across seven sports selected for a Northeast-10 Conference Academic All-Conference honor for the winter athletic season. Robinson was among seven men’s ice hockey players in the league to earn the accolade. Students must be either a starter or significant contributor and achieve a GPA of at least 3.3. A five-time NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll qualifier, Robinson posted the first two goals of his career to go along with a career-high five assists in 23 games from the blue line, aiding a defense that allowed four goals or fewer 17 times. He also recently qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East All-Academic squad for the second time.

Everyday Gourmet: Maple Mojito Magic

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By Kim Dannies

Chekhov famously said “Any idiot can face a crisis; it’s the day-to-day living that wears you out.” As we wearily round up on the nastiest winter in recent memory, I’ve got rum on my mind. I suggest we crack open a bottle, fire up the grill and force spring to show us some love. The sap is flowing, so adding a bit of maple to the mix is magical. Start by whipping up a Maple Mojito for sipping, and then a savory Mojito Marinade for pouring over chicken, mingling the delightful flavors of rum, maple, lime, mint and garlic. A quick Mango and Avocado Salad and rice on the side clinches the effort. Sure, we’ve still got Tax Day ahead, but any well-fed body can easily face that crisis.

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Volunteer Opportunities

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The listings below are just a small sample of the more than 300 volunteer needs from more than 250 agencies you can find online at www.unitedwaycc.org. For more information, call 860-1677.

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Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community along with the DEA and Burlington Police Department will be supporting a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to help address the rising prescription drug abuse problem. They need of volunteers to post flyers throughout Burlington to inform residents of the event, April 12, 17 and 23. Contact Daniel Mulligan at 324-3841 or email him at [email protected]

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Police Notes

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Suspicious package
On March 7, the Williston Police Department, Williston Fire Department, Vermont State Police and State HAZ MAT Team investigated a suspicious package with an unknown powder at the Vermont Health Connect office on Hurricane Lane. The building was evacuated and the Williston Police have concluded that the item mailed to the office was “non-harmful generic prescription medication,” according to police reports. Earlier tests conducted by the state’s HazMat team accurately identified the substance as a “binding agent within the medication,” police said. Police determined the substance was not “intentionally introduced into the envelope” and no charges will be filed.

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Movie Review: ‘The Grande Budapest Hotel’

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Movie ReviewReading some incredible background on Stefan Zweig (1881-1942), the Viennese author credited with inspiring director Wes Anderson’s creative, lunatical and intelligent “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” I was for a second skeptical.

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Library Notes

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A Brick Church Concert Series Special: Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher to Benefit the Friends of the Library Friday, April 11, 7 p.m. Tickets at Town Hall, town website and library. $10 in advance, $8 for children and seniors. [Read more...]