March 30, 2017

Evil plots, undercover agents and bouffants take CVU stage

Observer courtesy photo You never know what will be used to take a call in CVU’s upcoming production of ‘Get Smart.”’Agent 44 (Jack Thibault) uses his ‘banana phone’ while standing guard in a trash can on his latest spy assignment.

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You never know what will be used to take a call in CVU’s upcoming production of ‘Get Smart.”’Agent 44 (Jack Thibault) uses his ‘banana phone’ while standing guard in a trash can on his latest spy assignment.

By Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

In an era when Russian spies fill the TV screens of our nightly news, and it can be hard to tell who the “bad guys” are, it may be appropriate that high-school students are readying for a production about the heroic, if bumbling, antics of American counter-intelligence agents working on the side of good.

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CVU Boys Basketball

CVU Boys Hockey

Map of secret Williston parks

For an interactive Google Map of the undeveloped public land parcels in Williston, visit this link.

FRONT-NETS-Campus-Trail-Map

A campus map from the former school Pine Ridge, showing the trails behind the school. The NETS institute now owns part of the land, but the town owns 42 acres.

 

 

Brownell Mountain

A map of town-owned property shows where the parcel on Brownell Mountain abuts access points.

NETS trail map

The map of town-owned property showing the NETS land as well.

Popcorn: “Get Out”

Guess Who’s Coming to be Terrorized?

3 & ½ popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger

film critic

 

It is an eerie, unsettling experience when your every instinct smells dangerous deceit and yet numerous people claiming authority discount your fears as just so much paranoia and curious distrust. Worse even yet is when such shifty characters then try to convince you, despite their most egregious actions, that they have only your best interests at heart. You know they’re lying. It’s called the “Gaslight” effect, named after the 1944 film by that title starring Charles Boyer as the creepy husband plying said treachery on his wife, played by Ingrid Bergman.

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How Medicare covers preventive health services

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

Does Medicare cover 100 percent of all preventive health care screenings? I’m due to get a colonoscopy and a few other tests, but I want to find out if I’ll have to pay anything before I proceed.

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Tony Pomerleau’s Circle of Care challenge

It’s rare when we get to witness the full circle of life — when longevity, generosity and purpose meet at a perfect moment in time. Tony Pomerleau has the good fortune of seeing his beginning years and his later years come together as a symbol of a life well led with many blessings and much success. Much of Vermont stands as a witness to Tony’s generosity and commitment to community over the past nine decades. This is the story of one small corner of the New North End in Burlington, Vermont, that has Tony to thank for taking a chance when no one else would. [Read more…]

Tasteful: March Madness Meatball

By Jan Kenney

March Madness Meatball
Sub Casserole

When I say March Madness, I may be talking about a get-together to watch the college basketball finals or I might just mean a busy weeknight when too much is going on. But whichever, this dish will be a guaranteed winner with friends or family. [Read more…]

CVU boys hoops advance to first-ever title game

Walker Storey grabs a defensive rebound during CVU's quarter final game with St Johnsbury Academy on MaArch 3rd at CVU.

Walker Storey grabs a defensive rebound during CVU’s quarter final game with St Johnsbury Academy on March 3rd at CVU.

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

On Monday night, the Champlain Valley boys basketball team walked into the Division I semifinals rookies to the pomp and circumstance of Patrick Gym. [Read more…]

Boys’ blades blazing

Jennings Lobel battes in front of Middlebury's goalie, Doug DeLorenzo  during CVU's quarterfinal game with Middlebury on March 4th at Cairns Arena.

Jennings Lobel battes in front of Middlebury’s goalie, Doug DeLorenzo during CVU’s quarterfinal game with Middlebury on March 4th at Cairns Arena.

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