October 31, 2014

Macaig, McCullough running unopposed for Vermont House of Representatives

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Terry Macaig (above) and Jim McCullough (below), are running unopposed to represent Williston in the Vermont House.

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Jay Michaud leaving Selectboard

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By Stephanie Choate

Observer staff

After nearly four years on the Williston Selectboard and four decades in Williston, Jay Michaud is moving on.

Monday marked his last Selectboard meeting. Michaud, who grew up in Burlington and moved to Williston in 1973, is moving to North Carolina to take on the role of Delta Airlines general manager for the Wilmington International Airport.

“I’ve established deep roots and ties here,” Michaud said. “I’m a native guy, so this is kind of a scary thing for me to leave the state.” [Read more...]

PHOTOS: Fire Department Open House

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Hannah Daudelin, 5 and her brother, Evan, 2, take a turn at the wheel during the Williston Fire Department’s Open House earlier this month. ‘Evan would go to the fire station every day if we let him,’ said his mother, Jen Daudelin.

Hannah Daudelin, 5 and her brother, Evan, 2, take a turn at the wheel during the Williston Fire Department’s Open House earlier this month. ‘Evan would go to the fire station every day if we let him,’ said his mother, Jen Daudelin.

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POPCORN: “Gone Girl” Gives you a Run for your Money

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“Gone Girl” Gives you a Run for your Money

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By Michael S. Goldberger

Observer correspondent

 

Even the twists have turns in David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” an extremely well written sleuther about a woman who goes missing. Starring Rosamund Pike as the lady who mysteriously vanishes and Ben Affleck as her flummoxed husband, this film will have you guessing right up until the closing credits and beyond. It’s the thinking person’s whodunit. Not simply content to have you figure out the puzzle, the highly sophisticated thriller also sprinkles the scenario with all sorts of emotionally compelling life issues that demand pondering. Yep, this is a good one. [Read more...]

Everyday Gourmet: Umami bomb

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By Kim Dannies

Always on my to do list is to lose the five stubborn pounds that perpetually come and go, and recently, I did (again). Not to humblebrag, but it was easier this go round. Instead of strictures and restraint, I focused MORE on food, not less. This notion, counter-intuitive to anyone who has ever dieted, came as a revelation to me. The fresh thinking was sparked while reading about chefs who have lost a significant amount of weight while on the job. Much of the advice was simple common sense — portion control, exercise, knock off the booze. [Read more...]

Essex Tech students invite seniors to free service days

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Observer staff report
Center for Technology, Essex students and staff invite those age 60 and older to benefit from their skills on Thursday, Nov. 6 or Friday, Nov. 7. [Read more...]

SAVVY SENIOR: How to do a check up on your hospital

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Dear Savvy Senior,
What resources can you recommend for researching hospitals? I need to get a knee replacement next year and want to find a good, safe hospital to have it done in.
­— Shopping Around

Dear Shopping,
Most people don’t give much thought when it comes to choosing a hospital, but selecting the right one can be as important as the doctor you choose. Here are some tips and resources to help you research and check up on your area hospitals. [Read more...]

Soccer guys face Cougars in regular season wrap

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By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

Riding fourth in Division 1 soccer rankings, the Champlain Valley Union High boys soccer team defended the home pitch Wednesday (Observer press time) against a challenge from 7-4-1 Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans.
The 8-3-1 Redhawks needed a victory over the Bobwhites and another at Mount Mansfield Union Saturday morning to clinch at least fourth place in the seedings for postseason play. Mount Mansfield was 3-6-2 entering the week.
The Redhawks can use some scoring punch. [Read more...]

Hawks youth wrestling signups begin

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The Champlain Valley Hawks Youth & Junior High Wrestling Program is signing up athletes for its winter season.
The non-profit program offers wrestling to students from the Hinesburg, Charlotte, Shelburne, St. George and Williston who would like to learn or refine their wrestling skills. The junior high season starts Nov. 18 and signups are underway.
Teams practice out of the United Fighting Arts Institute on Williston Road in South Burlington Tuesday through Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Registration is $75 per child, not including tournament fees.
The Hawks will host an open house on Oct. 22nd at the United Fighting Arts Institute from 6 to 7:30 PM with a sign-up option. Registration is open, the coach can be reached at [email protected] or call 999-4200. For more information, visit www.champlainvalleyhawkswrestling.com or find the program on Facebook.

CVU field hockey out to tank some Tigers

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CVU’s Kate Burke scored Tuesday, her third goal in a week.

CVU’s Kate Burke scored Tuesday, her third goal in a week.

By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent
They bagged visiting Mount Abraham Union for the second time this season 2-0 Tuesday at their Hinesburg nest. Now, the Champlain Valley Union High field hockey Redhawks must get a road victory Thursday over the Middlebury Union High Tigers to assure a number two seeding in the Division 1 playoffs starting next week. [Read more...]