June 24, 2017

CVU lacrosse, tennis, volleyball

Report finds Vermont housing out of reach

The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition, along with the National Low Income Housing Coalition, released its 2017 Housing Wage report last week, revealing that a Vermont renter needs to earn $21.90 an hour — or $45,500 a year — in order to afford a two-bedroom apartment in the state. [Read more…]

Best bicycles for baby boomers

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

My husband and I are interested in getting a couple of bicycles for leisurely exercise and fun, and would like to get your recommendation. We’re both approaching 60 and are a little overweight, and it’s been a while since we rode.

Easy Riders [Read more…]

What’s Cooking?

By Lucy McCullough

Happy Father’s Day

Why not treat Dad to popovers for his Father’s Day breakfast? [Read more…]

‘Baffles’ recommended for beaver nuisance management

Observer courtesy photo Vermont Fish and Wildlife technician Tyler Brown installs a water control device, or beaver baffle, on a beaver dam in Bolton.

Observer courtesy photo
Vermont Fish and Wildlife technician Tyler Brown installs a water control device, or beaver baffle, on a beaver dam in Bolton.

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department recently completed several water control installations on beaver dams in Bolton and Richmond to prevent road flooding.

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More than 100 gather for Winooski River benefit race

Observer courtesy phot by vermontsup.com Paddlers take on the Onion River Race and Ramble last weekend outside Richmond.

Observer courtesy phot by vermontsup.com
Paddlers take on the Onion River Race and Ramble last weekend outside Richmond.

Approximately 115 boaters and 35 volunteers participated in the 4th annual Onion River Race and Ramble last Sunday – a benefit for the Friends of the Winooski River’s work to protect and restore the Winooski River watershed. [Read more…]

Volleyball all stars travel to interstate match with N.H.

CVU’s Jeffery Boliba sets the ball on Sunday during an all star game against New Hampshire.

CVU’s Jeffery Boliba sets the ball on Sunday during an all star game against New Hampshire.

Observer courtesy photos by Graham Byers  CVU’s Kevin Devine takes a swing during an all star game against New Hampshire on Sunday.

Observer courtesy photos by Graham Byers
CVU’s Kevin Devine takes a swing during an all star game against New Hampshire on Sunday.

Champlain Valley Union High School boys volleyball coach Jeff Boliba took the Vermont High School all star team for a match against the New Hampshire all stars last weekend in Londonderry, N.H. [Read more…]

Girls lax goes down in semis

Observer file photo by Al Frey Gabby Booth streaks ahead of two defenders during CVU’s game vs. Rice High School May 20 in Hinesburg.

Observer file photo by Al Frey
Gabby Booth streaks ahead of two defenders during CVU’s game vs. Rice High School May 20 in Hinesburg.

Defending champion Mount Anthony needed a five-goal effort from Avery Galle to pull out an 18-12 win over No. 6 Champlain Valley in the Division I girls lacrosse semifinals last Wednesday. [Read more…]

Redhawks tennis extends dominance

CVU Captains, (L to R) Stephanie Joseph, Maddie Huber and Meara Heininger receive the championship trophy at the girls D1 tennis championship in Shelburne on June 9th.

CVU Captains, (L to R) Stephanie Joseph, Maddie Huber and Meara Heininger receive the championship trophy at the girls D1 tennis championship in Shelburne on June 9th.

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

Last year, in the Division I state final, Stephanie Joseph got a little overwhelmed by the moment. [Read more…]

Lacrosse championship run hits five

Observer photos by Al Frey The Division1 boys lacrosse champions. For more photos, visit the Web Extras section at willistonobserver.com.

Observer photos by Al Frey
The Division1 boys lacrosse champions. For more photos, visit the Web Extras section at willistonobserver.com.

Redhawks lacrosse brings home another title

Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

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