March 5, 2015

Milestone: Golden Anniversary


Golden anniversary


Rodney and Charlene Muir

Rodney and Charlene (Forant) Muir of Morgan Parkway in Williston recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. A party with family and friends was held at the Milton Arrowhead Eagle’s Club on Feb. 8. D.J. Robert Wagner officiated the event and the Eagle’s provided a generous buffet. Guests read nuggets of wisdom for a long and happy marriage. An anniversary dance to Vince Gill’s “Look At Us” acknowledged many couples who have enjoyed many years of togetherness, several exceeding 25 years or more, a few approaching 50 years and some celebrating 50 years or more. [Read more...]

Protecting your bone health


By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can a person in their early 50s have osteoporosis? When I fell and broke my wrist last winter, the doctor that treated me told me I might have osteoporosis. What can you tell me? 

— Worried Ronda

Dear Ronda,

While osteoporosis is much more common in older seniors, it can strike at any age. In fact, the National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that half of women and up to 25 percent of men in the U.S. over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.   [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor


Joy Limoge for Williston Selectboard

Joy Limoge is a highly respected, dedicated and active member in our community. Joy serves or is a member of several business and community organizations, including the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Shelburne Museum, the Flynn Center for Performing Arts and the Sunrise Rotary club. [Read more...]

Support the Williston 2015-2016 school budget


By the Williston School Board

Please support the Williston School District and vote yes on the 2015-2016 budget. The $17,319,491 budget represents a mere 0.38 percent increase. This budget provides the funding necessary to maintain the quality education that our community expects while respecting the tough economic conditions that many Williston residents are experiencing. [Read more...]

School board candidates


Three Williston residents are running for two seats on the Williston School District Board. One resident is running for a seat on the Champlain Valley Union High School Board. A second three-year term is vacant. Anyone interested can still run as a write-in candidate, and must receive 30 votes to be elected.

Williston School District Board

Two-year term

Kevin Mara is running unopposed for a two-year term on the Williston School Board. [Read more...]

Kevin Riell bound for VPA Hall of Fame


By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

Kevin Riell, the late Champlain Valley Union High athletic director, will be one of 12 inductees into the Vermont Principals’ Association Hall of Fame May 1 in the state’s capital city.

Riell, who passed away suddenly in December, had been a fixture at CVU since 1986 as a coach and administrator, then as the school’s director of co-curricular activities for the past two decades. [Read more...]

Local students to see leadership changes


By Stephanie Choate
Observer staff

Williston students of all ages will see new leadership next school year.

Williston School District Principal Walter Nardelli has announced that he will retire at the end of the school year. The Williston School Board last week selected Gregory Marino as the new district principal. [Read more...]

PHOTOS: Penguin Plunge


Members of the Williston Central School Wildcats Team—which included 14 students, a teacher and a parent—race into Lake Champlain during the 20th Penguin Plunge on Saturday. The team raised more than $3,400 for Special Olympics Vermont. (Observer courtesy photo by Dana Freeman)

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PHOTOS: CVU Ice Hockey vs. Rice

CVU’s Owen McCuin drives the puck down the ice during last week’s game against Rice Memorial High. CVU won 4-1. The victory was part of its six-game winning streak heading into Wednesday’s CSB Cup contest.  (Observer photo by Al Frey)

CVU’s Owen McCuin drives the puck down the ice during last week’s game against Rice Memorial High. CVU won 4-1. The victory was part of its six-game winning streak heading into Wednesday’s CSB Cup contest. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

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PHOTOS: Me and My Special Someone Dance

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Locals turned out for the annual Me & My Special Someone Dance, held Saturday at Williston Central School. Participants sang along and danced to popular tunes and throwback songs, including the ‘Macarena.’ The event was a fundraiser for CY Mentoring. (Observer photos by Al Frey)

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