June 23, 2018

CVU makes it six straight in LAX

Nate Cuttitta rips a shot past the BFA goalie for one of his 3 goals during the Div 1 Boys Lacrosse Championship on the 9th at UVM’s Virtue Field.

Briggs Francis plays some defense during the Div 1 Boys Lacrosse Championship on the 9th at UVM’s Virtue Field.

James Bernicke works for a shot during the Div 1 Boys Lacrosse Championship on the 9th at UVM’s Virtue Field.

Tigers outlast Redhawks in girls LAX title game

Lydia Maitland makes a break for the cage during the Div 1 Girls Lacrosse Championship on the 8th at UVM’s Virtue Field.

Cate Noel (L) gets off a shot and a goal during the Div 1 Girls Lacrosse Championship on the 8th at UVM’s Virtue Field.

Middlebury’s Keagan Dunbar and CVU’s Katie Gingras battle in front of Middlebury’s goal during the Div 1 Girls Lacrosse Championship on the 8th at UVM’s Virtue Field.

Middlebury’s Isabel Rosenberg and CVU’s Becca Provost take the draw during the Div 1 Girls Lacrosse Championship on the 8th at UVM’s Virtue Field.

“Adrift”

Cast Away in an Inconvenient Genre

3 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger

film critic

 

If your idea of a good time is anguishing aghast on tenterhooks as a couple of shipwrecked young lovers try to survive against all odds in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, director Baltasar Kormákur’s “Adrift,” loosely based on a true story, is for you. I, for one, don’t really get the thrill, and have yet to receive a satisfactory response from either horror film or disaster flick aficionados when I question their inclination. Neither genre is my cup of tea. Just wondering what the morning mail will bode is more than enough suspense for me. Thus, I surprised myself. [Read more…]

CVU Girls and Boys LAX, CVU Girls Tennis, Williston in Bloom, Langeley ceremony

Tips for living with low vision

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

What resources can you recommend to help seniors with vision loss? My husband, who’s 76, has macular degeneration that has progressed to the point that he can’t do a lot of his routine activities anymore, and has become very discouraged.

                   Looking for Help

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What’s Cooking?

By Cristina Clarimon-Alinder

Salad dressings: homemade and healthy options

Leafy veggies are becoming plentiful by now. In hotter weather most of us crave lighter fare, and salads are just the thing to put all those crisp vegetables to good use. Baby leaves from greens such as chard, kale and spinach offer a diversion from the predictable and rather bland iceberg lettuce. [Read more…]

Chittenden County Roadwork

This week’s Chittenden County road projects as reported by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission include:

Williston

Drainage work on Route 2 at the intersections with North Brownell Road and Blair Park/Harvest Lane will occur between 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Two-way travel will be maintained. Final completion of this road construction project is estimated to be mid-July. [Read more…]

Elevated gardens add beauty, space and ease

By Melinda Myers

Speical to the Observer

Elevate your gardens to waist high level for convenience and easy access.  Elevated gardens are easy on your back and knees and are perfect for the patio, balcony, deck or any area where a bit of planting space is desired. Place them near your kitchen door, grill or table for easy cooking and serving access. You’ll be able to plant, weed and harvest with minimal bending or even from a chair. [Read more…]

Volunteer Opportunities

FIGHTING HUNGER – Vermont Food Bank is looking for volunteers to sign up to volunteer at this year’s Point to Point, the cycling and running fundraising event on Saturday, Aug. 11. Volunteers can help at the registration table, food truck village, information booth, family fun zone or rest stops along the courses. Volunteers receive complimentary snacks and an event-shirt. Contact Kate Steward at 477-4121, ext. 1121, or email volunteer@vtfoodbank.org.

INTERNS NEEDED – The ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is seeking interns with an interest in science, ecology and clean water. Interns will create a video to highlight the Open Door program for under-served communities, weigh and feed turtles, guide children exploring the wonders of moose and bears, participate in the design of interactive exhibits and more. Weekday and weekend volunteers are needed in all departments. Contact Phoebe Townsend at 864-1848, ext. 116, or email volunteer@echovermont.org. [Read more…]

Trinity Baptist class of 2018

Observer courtesy photo
Trinity Baptist School of Williston graduated five seniors in a June 3 ceremony. The graduating class (LEFT TO RIGHT): Olivia Anair, Moriah Sullivan, Lydia Parker, Liza Cahill and Joseph Desany.