January 22, 2017

Gymnasts hit the mats

CVU's Kam Guibardo flips over the vault during the gymnastics meet in Williston with competitors from CVU, Middlebury and Montpelier on 21Dec16.

CVU’s Kam Guibardo flips over the vault during the gymnastics meet in Williston with competitors from CVU, Middlebury and Montpelier on 21Dec16.

Observer photo by Al Frey

CVU’s Kam Guibardo flips over the vault during the gymnastics meet in Williston with competitors from CVU, Middlebury and Montpelier on Dec. 21. For more photos, visit the Web Extras section at willistonobserver.com

December nets lots of action on the courts

Observer photos by Al Frey

Jaime Vachon drives the lane during CVU's game versus Brattleboro on Thursday night the 22nd at CVU.

Jaime Vachon drives the lane during CVU’s game versus Brattleboro on Thursday night the 22nd at CVU.

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Fashion year in review

Fashion meets high tech function. Find jeans that fit with smart leggings outfitted with sensors that send your measurements to an app via Bluetooth. Visit likeaglove.me.

Fashion meets high tech function. Find jeans that fit with smart leggings outfitted with sensors that send your measurements to an app via Bluetooth. Visit likeaglove.me.

By Sharon Mosley

Creators News Service

Ring in the new, but retire the old? Not so fast! Hang onto those pompom beanies. Here are some of the best fashion trends of 2016 that promise to still be around for the year ahead. [Read more…]

Connecting Youth celebrates early success at CVU

Observer courtesy photo A mentor and mentee with Connecting Youth enjoy outdoor time together.

Observer courtesy photo
A mentor and mentee with Connecting Youth enjoy outdoor time together.

By Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

For 26 years, Connecting Youth has worked in the Chittenden South School District to try and create community ties with young people just as they’re starting to face exposure to drugs and alcohol, and to help them develop ways of coping with stress and frustration as their teen years approach. [Read more…]

Obituary

Donna Pendergast

Donna Pendergast

Obituary

Donna A. Pendergast

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Donna A Pendergast, 75, of Williston, Vt., after a long & courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family, friends, and amazing caregivers from the Residence at Quarry Hill, as well as her personal caregivers. [Read more…]

Library Notes

All programs are free. Call 878-4918 for more information or to register. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while at the library. Find more information at williston.lib.vt.us.

No, she is not retiring

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Speak Your Mind

Here are the telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for some of the government officials who represent Williston, Chittenden County and the state of Vermont:

U.S. CONGRESS

Sen. Patrick Leahy

863-2525/(202) 224-4242 [Read more…]

Letters to the Editor

Kudos on church coverage

Thanks to Phyl Newbeck for her well-researched article in the Dec. 22 issue of the Observer: “Visions of stately Old Brick Church still dance in his head.” [Read more…]

Reaching out makes all the difference

Narconon reminds families that an intervention can be the difference between life and death for someone with a drug or alcohol addiction. Interventions are powerful tools that can be used when an addict refuses to get help or seek treatment. To learn more about how to conduct an intervention for your loved one and potentially help save a life, go to narconon-suncoast.org/blog/the-power-of-an-intervention.html.

Not sure if addiction applies to your situation? Try an addiction screening. Call Narconon for free screenings or referrals; it can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. 877-841-5509.

—Observer staff

Free developmental screenings for ages 3 to 5

Allen Brook School is offering a developmental screening for children ages 3-5, who are not currently enrolled in kindergarten or the EEE program. A developmental screening is an opportunity for early childhood professionals to observe the way children learn, play, speak and move. A screening can be used to determine if children are learning basic skills and meeting developmental milestones, or if they might be having difficulties in certain areas. Each child is unique and develops at his or her own pace, but sometimes concerns can arise and it is helpful to identify these concerns as early as possible to get necessary supports in place.

Call Victoria Francis, Early Education Outreach Coordinator, at 871-6240 to schedule an appointment for Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pre-registration is required.