September 2, 2014

PHOTOS: Volleyball and soccer leagues

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Players compete in a soccer league game last week at the Williston fields.

Players compete in a soccer league game last week at the Williston fields. (Observer photos by Al Frey)

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PHOTOS: Williston House of Pizza

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Khanh Ly gets the new Williston House of Pizza ready.

Khanh Ly gets the new Williston House of Pizza ready.

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HUB Happenings

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NEFCU wins national marketing award

 

The NEFCU marketing team includes (clockwise from left) Senior Marketing Executive Cindy Morgan, Lisa Roseberry,  Marnie McKenzie, Lisa Corman and Sarah Ricker.

The NEFCU marketing team includes (clockwise from left) Senior Marketing Executive Cindy Morgan, Lisa Roseberry, Marnie McKenzie, Lisa Corman and Sarah Ricker.

New England Federal Credit Union has received three national awards for its marketing efforts. The nonprofit won a Diamond Award from the Credit Union National Association Marketing & Business Development Council, a national network comprised of more than 1,100 credit union marketing and business development professionals. Awards are [Read more...]

House of Pizza opens in Williston

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Khanh Ly gets the new Williston House of Pizza ready.

Khanh Ly gets the new Williston House of Pizza ready.

Observer staff report

Since he was 11 years old, Spiros Tsimis has worked in the restaurant business. He began under the tutelage of his Greek father at the family’s restaurant in Haverhill, Mass. and has since been the owner/co-owner of pizza restaurants in both Massachusetts and Vermont. [Read more...]

Willistonian to be pro baseball player for a day

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By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

He will sign a professional baseball contract for one day next to the signature of legendary Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane.

He will take batting practice Friday with the Vermont Lake Monsters before their home game Friday. [Read more...]

CVU boys soccer reins in new hands this season

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Katie Mack recently began her new post as the CVU varsity boys soccer coach. (Observer courtesy photo)

Katie Mack recently began her new post as the CVU varsity boys soccer coach. (Observer courtesy photo)

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

The coaches may have occasionally changed over the years, but Champlain Valley Union High remains the state’s Soccer Central for both boys and girls. [Read more...]

Library Notes

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Library Survey

Please help us evaluate and improve our services by taking our library survey at williston.lib.vt.us. This survey is a follow up to our strategic plan survey last year. It is confidential. The survey will take about 10 minutes.

 

Youth News

Great Job, Summer Readers!

The results are in… 264 children and teens read for a grand total of 251,580 minutes. If you missed the end of summer celebration, you may stop by the library to pick up your reading record and free book. Each participant will receive a $10 gift card donated by Kids City. [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

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Thank you to fire department

We would to thank the Williston Fire Department for saving our house which caught fire on the evening of Aug. 2. Luckily, no one was harmed. Fire Chief Ken Morton, Ryan Prouty and the crew acted efficiently to extinguish the fire. We are grateful for their professionalism and kindness through that difficult night and in the aftermath of the fire.

Hannah Rabin and Gil Theriault
Williston
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Preserve the harvest for winter meals and holiday gifts

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By Melinda Myers

The cucumbers have filled the vegetable drawer, you’ve run out of cabbage recipes and your family is refusing to eat one more BLT. Or maybe you just couldn’t resist that special deal on a bushel of tomatoes, potatoes or apples at the farmer’s market. So what is a gardener or shopper to do with all that produce?

Since properly stored vegetables will hold their flavor and nutritional value longer than those left in a plastic bag or set on the sunny kitchen counter, consider preserving some for the long winter ahead using one of several methods. [Read more...]

Academic Honors

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Nigh graduates

Christopher Nigh of Williston received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech’s spring commencement ceremony, according to an Aug. 14 release.

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