September 21, 2014

Center for Technology, Essex to host open house next week

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Observer staff report
The Center for Technology, Essex—which serves 10 area high schools, including Champlain Valley Union High—will host its open house on Thursday, Sept. 18, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. [Read more...]

Chittenden South seeking students with disabilities

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Observer staff report

The Chittenden South Supervisory Union is interested in locating preschool age children (3 to 5 years) who live in the towns of Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, St. George and Williston, who show a developmental delay in the areas of speech and language, social adjustment, adaptive behavior, self-care, gross/fine motor coordination and cognitive development. [Read more...]

CVU student chosen as Child Awareness Month youth ambassador

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Observer staff report
A Champlain Valley Union High School senior was chosen as one of 51 youth ambassadors to serve nationwide during September, which is National Child Awareness Month.
Emily Coffin will receive a $1,000 grant and training to “establish a network between adolescent girls to counteract female peer aggression and emphasize the importance of female curiosity and ambition to help girl’s discover their true potential,” according to a press release sent by Coffin. [Read more...]

Brick Church Music series announces lineup

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The Blue Gardenias sing at a previous Brick Church Music Series concert. Organizers recently announced the lineup for this year’s series. (Observer file photo by David Yandell)

The Blue Gardenias sing at a previous Brick Church Music Series concert. Organizers recently announced the lineup for this year’s series. (Observer file photo by David Yandell)

Observer staff report

The Brick Church Music Series is returning for its sixth season with its first concert set for Oct. 17. The series has gotten increasingly popular, attracting more than 100 people for each concert.
After the first event, concerts are held the second Friday of each month through April. The doors open at 6 p.m. for an art display featuring a different artist each month. Williston artist Nancy Stone coordinates this effort and introduces the artist during the concert. [Read more...]

Boright inducted into second Hall of Fame

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By Stephanie Choate
Observer staff
The Williston Observer’s sports correspondent Mal Boright has a second Hall of Fame membership to add to his list of journalism honors. [Read more...]

Williston hiker completes Appalachian Trail

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Ellie Beckett perches on the trail sign at the top of Mount Katahdin after completing the Appalachian Trail.

Ellie Beckett perches on the trail sign at the top of Mount Katahdin after completing the Appalachian Trail.

By Stephanie Choate
Observer staff

After 145 days and 2,180 miles on the trail, a Williston resident has joined the small and hardy group of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers.
Ellie Beckett set off from Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia on March 23 and completed the trail on Aug. 15 on Mount Katahdin in Maine. [Read more...]

Town looks at conserving 40 acres

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By Stephanie Choate
Observer staff
Williston could soon gain nearly 40 acres of conserved land, along with an established trail system.
At its Sept. 2 meeting, the Selectboard mulled a request to allocate up to $160,000 from the Environmental Reserve Fund to aid in purchasing 39 acres of land in southeastern Williston. [Read more...]

Adams Apple Orchard and Farm Market Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

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Farmer John and some of the staff from Adams Apple Orchard and Farm Market in Williston, Vermont took the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS this past week. They have now nominated Cabot Cheese, Kingdom Creamery, Dizzy’s Donuts and Isham Farms.

PHOTOTS: CVU Girls Soccer

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Catherine Cazayoux stays a step ahead of her opponent during Tuesday’s opening home game.

Catherine Cazayoux stays a step ahead of her opponent during Tuesday’s opening home game. (Observer photos by Al Frey)

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PHOTOS: Green Mountain Disc Alliance

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Ultimate Frisbee players leap for the disc during a recent Green Mountain Disc Alliance summer league game at the Williston Community Park.

Ultimate Frisbee players leap for the disc during a recent Green Mountain Disc Alliance summer league game at the Williston Community Park. (Observer photos by Al Frey)

 

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