August 25, 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, or contact United Way at volctr@unitedwaynwvt.org or 860-1677. [Read more…]

Good attitudes about aging help seniors with stress

Maintaining a positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when faced with stressful situations, a new university study shows.

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How to find financial assistance for elderly parents

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

Where can I go to locate financial assistance programs for seniors? I have been helping support my 70-year-old mother the past couple years and really can’t afford to do it any longer. [Read more…]

What’s Cooking? Blueberry Time!

By Lucy McCullough

Good picking and good eating

Blueberry picking is a fun summertime activity. Blueberries are known as a superfood that is low in calories, loaded with vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese. If you don’t have the time to pick them yourself, there are plenty of local blueberries available in the grocery store, at farmers’ markets or vegetable/fruit stands. [Read more…]

Kids, cops and a kindergarten kickoff

Observer photo by Jess Wislowski Detective Sgt. Justin Huizenga shows  his handcuffs to Monte (right) and Richard Rosenfeld duing the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library Kindergarten Kickoff. Sgt. Huizenga hosted the police officer story time.

Observer photo by Jess Wislowski
Detective Sgt. Justin Huizenga shows his handcuffs to Monte (right) and Richard Rosenfeld duing the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library Kindergarten Kickoff. Sgt. Huizenga hosted the police officer story time.

Observer photo by Jess Wislowski (RIGHT) At the Summer Finale Magic Show, a magician dazzled the crowd with amazing tricks.

Observer photo by Jess Wislowski
 At the Summer Finale Magic Show, a magician dazzled the crowd with amazing tricks.

 

 

Recreation & Parks

Adult Programs

Here is a list of adult programs that are starting in early September. Be sure to register now for the programs that you want to join. Spots fill up fast. Register online at willistonrec.org. [Read more…]

Letters to the Editor

An F-35 wake up call

The recent “Wings Over Vermont” air show in Burlington that featured the USAF F-16 Thunderbirds exhibition team should be a profound wake up call to all the affected Chittenden County residents who were impacted by the intense noise levels and low level passes over their homes and neighborhoods. [Read more…]

Guest Column: National Parks at 100: Showcasing America’s ideal of stewardship

By Patrick Leahy

It’s been called “America’s Best Idea.” This week we celebrate an important date in our nation’s history. One-hundred years ago the U.S. made a bold and thoughtful declaration about our country’s future by choosing to forever preserve our nation’s past, as reflected in our finest natural and cultural treasures, with the creation of the National Park Service. [Read more…]