October 23, 2017

Minter takes helm at Special Olympics

Sue Minter

Sue Minter

Sue Minter of Waterbury, 2016 Democratic nominee for Vermont governor, has accepted the role of president and chief executive officer of Special Olympics Vermont, the South Burlington-based non-profit’s board of directors announced last week. [Read more…]

From Slavery to ‘I Have a Dream’ on the National Mall

Observer courtesy photo by Jim Farber  A child visits the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C.

Observer courtesy photo by Jim Farber
A child visits the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C.

By Jim Farber

Every year millions of visitors to Washington, D.C., spend a day on the National Mall. They visit its many museums, memorials and the grandiloquent structures that represent our seat of government. There’s so much to see that it can be overwhelming. [Read more…]

Redhawks trump Turtles

Mya Rendall makes the jump serve during CVU's match vs Vermont Commons School on 29Sep17 in Hinesburg.

Mya Rendall makes the jump serve during CVU’s match vs Vermont Commons School on 29Sep17 in Hinesburg.

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Armadillos fall in senior baseball state title game

Observer courtesy photo The 2017 Williston Armadillos

Observer courtesy photo
The 2017 Williston Armadillos

The Williston Armadillos wrapped up their season on Sunday at Montpelier Rec Park, falling in the Vermont Senior Baseball League title game 4-0 to the Middlebury Woodchucks. [Read more…]

Seahorses slam the Redhawks 27-7

Jake Sweeney gets ready to pitch the ball wide during CVU's game vs Burlington High on Friday afternoon in

Jake Sweeney gets ready to pitch the ball wide during CVU’s game vs Burlington High on Friday afternoon in

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Shorthanded boys soccer team fends off South Burlington

Observer photo by Al Frey Olivia Zubarik battles for the ball during CVU’s game in South Burlington on Saturday. For more photos, visit the Web Extras section at willistonobserver.com.

Observer photo by Al Frey
Olivia Zubarik battles for the ball during CVU’s game in South Burlington on Saturday.
For more photos, visit the Web Extras section at willistonobserver.com.

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

Despite playing with nine players for the final 20 minutes of the game, the Champlain Valley boys soccer team downed host South Burlington 2-1 in a spirited matchup Saturday night. [Read more…]

Double play

Observer photo by Al Frey Ali Bisaccia eludes her defender during CVU’s game in South Burlington on Saturday.

Observer photo by Al Frey
Ali Bisaccia eludes her defender during CVU’s game in South Burlington on Saturday.

CVU star carves out time to lead golf and soccer teams

By Lauren Read

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ABS offers developmental screening for preschoolers

Do you have concerns about your child’s development? Allen Brook School is offering a developmental screening for children ages 3-5 years to determine if children are learning basic skills and meeting developmental milestones. [Read more…]

Firefighters extinguish Casella trailer blaze

Observer courtesy photo Williston firefighters work on a fire in a trailer at the Casella Waste Systems location on Redmond Road last Tuesday.

Observer courtesy photo
Williston firefighters work on a fire in a trailer at the Casella Waste Systems location on Redmond Road last Tuesday.

The Williston Fire Department extinguished a fire about 5 p.m. last Tuesday that consumed a 53-foot trailer full of construction debris at the Casella Waste Systems location at the end of Redmond Road. [Read more…]

Recreation and Parks

Pickleball 101

Time is spent on each part of the game. Drills will include serving, return of serve, third shot drop, the soft game, volleying, basic strategies and actual playing time. Bring your own paddle or loaner paddles will be available. Instructor: Corey Gottfried. Ages 16 and up, Saturdays, Oct. 14-28, 9-11 a.m. Cost is $72. [Read more…]