July 30, 2016

Hub Happenings

Crate Escape, Too opening in Williston

The Crate Escape, Too will be opening at 1364 Marshall Ave. in Williston, starting in August. “We will keep you posted as the fit-up of our new location progresses,” a note on the site said.The dog daycare and overnight boarding services company, which also has a Richmond location, is relocating from its  South Burlington location, which has been operating for four years on Shelburne Road. Staff members at both locations are trained in dog behavior and strive to treat customers’ dogs as their own, according to the company’s website. [Read more…]

Hub Happenings: Comings & Goings

Erin Sigrist
hired as President-Elect of Vermont Retail and Grocers Association.

Dr. Nolan Atkins, appointed Interim President at Lyndon State College. [Read more…]

Raising greenbacks on the golf green

Observer courtesy photo (LEFT TO RIGHT) Tim Fortune and Mohamed Basha of TLC, Sarah Lemnah of CPSF, Kelsey Warner of TLC and Holly Keough of Jarrett Law Office.

Observer courtesy photo
(LEFT TO RIGHT) Tim Fortune and Mohamed Basha of TLC, Sarah Lemnah of CPSF, Kelsey Warner of TLC and Holly Keough of Jarrett Law Office.

Two local companies teamed up last month to help benefit a local nonprofit that works to provide essential care to cancer patients working on maintaining their independence through the treatment process.

Jarrett Law Office joined with TLC Homecare & Nursing Associates, both of South Burlington, to put on a nine-hole golf tournament called Golfing4Life, which brought together golfers, sponsors and a raft of volunteers and donors to support a Williston-based organization called the Cancer Patient Support Foundation. [Read more…]

State leaders celebrate opening of new scientific device manufacturer

Observer courtesy photo by Erin Mansfield/VTDigger. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., takes his turn doing a ceremonial bolt tightening while Lt. Gov. Phil Scott watches during an event Monday in Winooski marking the expansion of the company BioTek.

Observer courtesy photo by Erin Mansfield/VTDigger.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., takes his turn doing a ceremonial bolt tightening while Lt. Gov. Phil Scott watches during an event Monday in Winooski marking the expansion of the company BioTek.

Erin Mansfield

For VTDigger

State officials spent Monday afternoon in Winooski, tightening some of the first bolts on a 90,000-square-foot expansion of a major scientific device manufacturer.

BioTek is expanding on its own property in the local industrial park. The expansion will help the company keep up with demand for its live cell fluorescent microscopes, which scientists often use to research new drugs. [Read more…]

State’s energy is most costly, study shows

With July tending to produce the highest monthly energy bills for consumers, and with the poorest of Americans (about 25 million households) spending at least 22 percent of their total take-home income on energy expenses, personal finance site WalletHub conducted a study analyzing the most and least-expensive states for purchasing energy. [Read more…]

New tire emporium to roll out in the fall

Observer photo by Jess Wisloski Site of the new Town Fair Tire Center at the corner of Marshall Avenue and Harvest Lane.

Observer photo by Jess Wisloski
Site of the new Town Fair Tire Center at the corner of Marshall Avenue and Harvest Lane.

Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

A new tire center that has been under construction at the corner of Marshall Avenue and Harvest Lane is set to open in October, a company executive said this week.

The store, called Town Fair Tire Center, will be the 95th location for the New England-based company, and only the second in Vermont.

Williston approved the 10,800 square-foot building for Town Fair Tire back in 2015, and while the majority of the footprint of the new building will be used for the tire center, an 1,800 square-foot unit will go to another tenant that has not yet been determined. [Read more…]

Champlain Valley Union High School Williston and St. George fourth quarter honor roll

High Honors

Davis S. Allen

Casey J. Ammon

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Double header duelists

SD Ireland's Nate Shanks pitched two innings of relief during the first game of a double header with the team from Stowe at the American Legion baseball game in Hinesburg on Saturday the 16th.

SD Ireland’s Nate Shanks pitched two innings of relief during the first game of a double header with the team from Stowe at the American Legion baseball game in Hinesburg on Saturday the 16th.

Observer photos by Al Frey

SD Ireland's shortstop Tyler Skaflestad makes the play during the first game of a double header with the team from Stowe at the American Legion baseball game in Hinesburg on Saturday the 16th.

SD Ireland’s shortstop Tyler Skaflestad makes the play during the first game of a double header with the team from Stowe at the American Legion baseball game in Hinesburg on Saturday the 16th.

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Local pitchmen

CVU_Soccer_Team_imageObserver courtesy photo by Allison Judge

Some CVU players recently participated in the Stefan Pierson Memorial Soccer Tournament.

BOTTOM ROW (L to R): Sam Raszka, Nate Coffin, Trey Tomasi, Tawn Tomasi, Dillon Hamrell, Nathan Sloma, Max Hamrell

TOP ROW (L to R):  Henry Sengle, Parker Cornbrooks, Brock Werner, Zach Blanchard, Evan Karge, Luke Dorfman, Chris Sulva, Tino Tomasi, Chris Howard

Dominating the diamond

GLL IMG_1900The Williston Little League 9/10 Softball All-Stars won the 2016 District 1 championship on July 12. They beat Burlington/Colchester 21-6 in four innings to take the best of three series in two games. Throughout the tournament, Williston was led by the solid pitching of Olivia Varricchione. The offense was relentless, pounding out 43 runs in three games.

(RIGHT) The District 1 Champions and their banner. (BOTTOM LEFT) Emma Kim at the plate. (BOTTOM RIGHT) Mackenzie Yandow scores.

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