August 27, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities

Choose one of the options below or go to unitedwaynwvt.galaxydigital.com to check out more than 300 other volunteer options from local nonprofits, schools and public partners, email volctr@unitedwaynwvt.org or call United Way at 860-1677. [Read more…]

Benchmark Senior Living residents aim to break world record

Observer courtesy photo Many people associated with Benchmark Senior Living participated in making a friendship bracelet that is more than 2,090 ft. for the Guinness Book of World Records

Observer courtesy photo
Many people associated with Benchmark Senior Living participated in making a friendship bracelet that is more than 2,090 ft. for the Guinness Book of World Records

Residents from Benchmark Senior Living, the largest senior living provider in New England, intend to break the world record for longest friendship bracelet ever made. [Read more…]

10 ways seniors can avoid identity theft

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

What can seniors do to protect themselves from identity theft? My brother-in-law, who’s 77, recently had his identity stolen and I want to make sure it doesn’t happen to me.

Worried Relative [Read more…]

What’s Cooking? Gadzukes! All those zucchini

By Lucy McCullough

What’s Cooking?

 

Gadzukes! All those zucchini [Read more…]

Volunteer fishing instructors needed Sept. 17

Observer photo courtesy of Vermont Fish & Wildlife Becoming a 'Let's Go Fishing' instructor helps to pass Vermont's fishing tradition on the the next generation. A free instructor training workshop for volunteers will be held Sept. 17.

Observer photo courtesy of Vermont Fish & Wildlife
Becoming a ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ instructor helps to pass Vermont’s fishing tradition on the the next generation. A free instructor training workshop for volunteers will be held Sept. 17.

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife

Special to the Observer

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is looking for volunteers who would like to become “Let’s Go Fishing” instructors and help to pass Vermont’s rich fishing tradition along to the next generation of Vermonters. [Read more…]

Local swimmers break state freestyle relay record

tennisclubswimteamhuddleThe Vermont Swim Association hosted the State Championship swim meet for Vermont summer swim programs Saturday and Sunday at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction, Aug. 6 and 7.

Fiona Reiner, Lucy Barringer, Grace Buzzell and Cassie Woodson swam and won the 200-yard Freestyle Relay for 13-14 women’s age group for the Burlington Tennis Club, with a winning time of 1:44.91. In the process, they broke the state record of 1:45.46 set in the year 2000.

Williston Recreation and Parks: Fall/Winter Program Guide

ADULT & 50+ PROGRAMS

Senior Club

Are you 55+ and looking to get out and meet people? Do you like a good meal, socialization and fun games? If so, check out the Williston Seniors Club. The club meets twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. The 1st Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-3:30p.m., is a pot luck lunch and regular meeting. The 3rd Tuesday, 1-3 p.m., is a social and game time. Come enjoy time with other seniors from Williston. The club meets at the Green Mountain Masonic Center, 87 Bishop Avenue. For info, contact Club President, Pat Delphia at 879-2511. [Read more…]

Blood donors needed urgently

The American Red Cross is in desperate need of donors to help overcome a critical blood shortage. Donations are needed now, in the last weeks of summer, to ensure blood remains available for patients in need. [Read more…]

‘Dragon Boat’ team celebrates triumphs against cancer

Williston team one of the top fundraisers — and beneficiaries

By Jess Wisloski and
Chantale Anders

For the Observer

While nearly 1,200 people swarmed the waterfront last Sunday, members of the Survivorship NOW team — dubbed Snowstorm — got a charge just from the positive energy that floated around the 61 teams, as paddlers prepped for the Dragon Boat Festival’s main event: the 200-meter race. [Read more…]

Fall/Winter program guide in this issue

Registration is open for all programs in the Fall/Winter program guide, found in this edition of the Observer (see pages 9-16). Be sure to pull out the guide and keep it. Programs listed inside run from September through January. Register online at willistonrec.org. [Read more…]