July 26, 2016

History of cycling through the ages

Courtesy of Glenn Eames Glenn Eames with 1885 Columbia Expert bicycle.

Courtesy of Glenn Eames
Glenn Eames with 1885 Columbia Expert bicycle.

A Middlebury museum will present four gallery talks in conjunction with an exhibit celebrating the history of the bicycle, starting next week.

Glenn Eames, who shared his historic collection of bicycle photography with The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, will speak more in depth about his passion for the design, beauty and engineering of bicycles since they became popularized 150 years ago. The museum is located on Middlebury College campus and is across the street from the public library, at 1 Park Street. [Read more…]

Who’s eligible for Social Security survivor benefits?

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

Who all is eligible for Social Security survivor benefits? My ex-husband died last year at the age of 59, and I would like to find out if me, or our two kids – ages 13 and 16 – are eligible for anything?

Divorced Widow

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Healthy Food for Two

By Ania Robertson

Prevent overheating, the Ayurvedic way, this summer

This part of the season, really now through October, is full of heat, sunshine, humidity and “summer fever.” All of this energy is very stimulating. However, most of us will also experience some negative effects of the heat. It can cause irritability, frustration or even anger — reasons why we should look for ways to stay cool inside, and out.  [Read more…]

Obituaries

OBITPIX White, Leslie 072116Leslie Somers White

Leslie Somers White, 90, of Williston died July 10 following a brief illness. Born January 12, 1926, the only child of Dorothy (Somers) and Glen White in Barnet, Vt. [Read more…]

New WABA members

The Williston Area Business Association (WABA) recently welcomed the following new members:

Cancer Patient Support Foundation

An independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to offering comprehensive psychosocial services to cancer patients and their families throughout Vermont and upstate New York.

cpspvt.org [Read more…]

Williston Allstate agent grants $2,000 to two nonprofits

Michael Coburn

Michael Coburn

Michael Coburn, a Williston resident and Allstate insurance agency owner, was honored by the company’s nonprofit charitable organization for his volunteerism last month. [Read more…]

Hub Happenings

Crate Escape, Too opening in Williston

The Crate Escape, Too will be opening at 1364 Marshall Ave. in Williston, starting in August. “We will keep you posted as the fit-up of our new location progresses,” a note on the site said.The dog daycare and overnight boarding services company, which also has a Richmond location, is relocating from its  South Burlington location, which has been operating for four years on Shelburne Road. Staff members at both locations are trained in dog behavior and strive to treat customers’ dogs as their own, according to the company’s website. [Read more…]

Hub Happenings: Comings & Goings

Erin Sigrist
hired as President-Elect of Vermont Retail and Grocers Association.

Dr. Nolan Atkins, appointed Interim President at Lyndon State College. [Read more…]

Raising greenbacks on the golf green

Observer courtesy photo (LEFT TO RIGHT) Tim Fortune and Mohamed Basha of TLC, Sarah Lemnah of CPSF, Kelsey Warner of TLC and Holly Keough of Jarrett Law Office.

Observer courtesy photo
(LEFT TO RIGHT) Tim Fortune and Mohamed Basha of TLC, Sarah Lemnah of CPSF, Kelsey Warner of TLC and Holly Keough of Jarrett Law Office.

Two local companies teamed up last month to help benefit a local nonprofit that works to provide essential care to cancer patients working on maintaining their independence through the treatment process.

Jarrett Law Office joined with TLC Homecare & Nursing Associates, both of South Burlington, to put on a nine-hole golf tournament called Golfing4Life, which brought together golfers, sponsors and a raft of volunteers and donors to support a Williston-based organization called the Cancer Patient Support Foundation. [Read more…]

New tire emporium to roll out in the fall

Observer photo by Jess Wisloski Site of the new Town Fair Tire Center at the corner of Marshall Avenue and Harvest Lane.

Observer photo by Jess Wisloski
Site of the new Town Fair Tire Center at the corner of Marshall Avenue and Harvest Lane.

Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

A new tire center that has been under construction at the corner of Marshall Avenue and Harvest Lane is set to open in October, a company executive said this week.

The store, called Town Fair Tire Center, will be the 95th location for the New England-based company, and only the second in Vermont.

Williston approved the 10,800 square-foot building for Town Fair Tire back in 2015, and while the majority of the footprint of the new building will be used for the tire center, an 1,800 square-foot unit will go to another tenant that has not yet been determined. [Read more…]