February 24, 2018

Williston Recreation Guide Spring/Summer 2018

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“I, Tonya ”

Class Warfare on Skates

3 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger

film critic [Read more…]


James A. McSweeney

James A. McSweeney of Merrimack, NH passed away Friday Feb. 2, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Jim was born in Hartford, CT July 19, 1939 and was a graduate of St. Michael’s College in Winooski, VT.

He served as municipal manager for the towns of St. Albans, VT, Franklin, NH, Merrimack, NH, Wolfeboro, NH, Portsmouth, NH, and Lebanon, NH. During retirement, Jim worked as the Business Manager/Superintendent for the Merrimack Village Water District. [Read more…]

How to guard against Medicare fraud

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

What are the steps seniors need to take if they suspect Medicare fraud?

Suspicious Sandy [Read more…]

What’s Cooking?

By Cristina Clarimon-Alinder

Smooth move

This time of the year, it is easy to go overboard with sweets. Candy, milk chocolates and rich desserts can all conspire to make you feel less than your best. Yet there are options that will help you regain a sense of well being with little effort or expense. One of those options is a fresh, fruity smoothie. [Read more…]

Williston skier inducted into Vt. Sports Hall of Fame

Hilary Engisch Klein

Hillary Engisch Klein, a native of Williston and a graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School, was among 11 Vermont athletes recently named as inductees to the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame. [Read more…]

Redhawks try to pin down some wins

Will Murphy rolls his opponent to get the pin during the NVAC Wrestling Championship held in Essex on Saturday the 10th.

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Ice Hawks face Rice

Jake Schaefer gets off a shot on goal during CVU’s game vs Rice on Friday the 9th at Cairns Arena

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Gymnasts head to state meet unbeaten

By Lauren Reed

Observer correspondant

The Champlain Valley Union High School gymnastics team topped St. Johnsbury in its final match to finish the regular season undefeated. [Read more…]

Recreation and Parks

Youth Lacrosse- 3rd-8th grade

Deadline to register is Friday, March 9. These are competitive leagues that travel for boys and girls in grades 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. Separate leagues are offered to boys and girls. A minimum number and coach is needed to form a team. If there are not enough players or a coach to field a team, that program will be canceled. Fee is $80 and includes league fees and game supplies, but not the required U.S. Lacrosse membership. Volunteer parent coaches are needed and can sign up when you register your child.

Youth/Teen Open Gym

Friday evening Open Gym Program for grades 3-12 at Williston Central School Old Gym. Open gym times are through March, when school is open and there are no school functions. If no one shows by 6:30 p.m. on a scheduled Friday, the open gym will be cancelled for that Friday. This program is free and open to Williston residents only; younger children are able to attend with a parent. A schedule is available at willistonrec.org.

Summer Day Camp Counselors

We are now accepting applications for day camp counselors for this summer. Positions are Monday-Friday, June 19-Aug. 17, 40 hours a week working with children ages 4-14. Must be 18 years of age or older. Interviews will be at the end of February. For more details and to apply, visit willistonrec.org.