March 25, 2017

Hot Latin concert spices up a cold March evening

The Williston Old Brick Church Concert Series presented 8 Cuerdas and Gaviria & Andreas on Friday the10th featuring Latin voice and classical guitar.

The Williston Old Brick Church Concert Series presented 8 Cuerdas and Gaviria & Andreas on Friday the10th featuring Latin voice and classical guitar.

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Tasteful

By Jan Kenney

No pout Brussels sprouts

It is only because my mother raised me to be a very polite person who at least tries everything that is served to them that I am able to share with you one of my all time favorite foods -— the Brussels sprout.

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Amid uncertainty over federal funding, Governor Scott touts senior housing project

Gov. Phil Scott. File photo by Elizabeth Hewitt/VTDigger. Gov. Phil Scott announced a $525,000 federal Community Development Block Grant as part of the financing for a 39-unit senior housing project being developed by Cathedral Square in South Burlington east of Dorset Street.

Gov. Phil Scott. File photo by Elizabeth Hewitt/VTDigger.
Gov. Phil Scott announced a $525,000 federal Community Development Block Grant as part of the financing for a 39-unit senior housing project being developed by Cathedral Square in South Burlington east of Dorset Street.

By Mark Johnson

For Vermont Digger

With a wary eye on Washington D.C., state and South Burlington officials celebrated a senior housing project on March 10 they hope attracts more businesses and investment into a proposed “city center.” [Read more…]

HUB Happenings

Local startup launches campaign to revive classic soda

Venetian Beverages launched a Kickstarter campaign earlier this month to fund the first bottling run of Venetian Ginger Ale. The original drink was created in the early 1900s by Michael C. Dorn, who moved to Burlington from Germany. Justin Bunnell—one of the co-founders of Venetian Beverages—is Dorn’s great-grandson. [Read more…]

The HUB: A ‘foundation for health’ at Precision Chiropractic

By Stephanie Choate

Observer correspondent

After practicing in Peru, a chiropractor couple has put down roots in Williston. [Read more…]

Recreation and Parks

Adult Programs

Golf Clinics [Read more…]

Letters to the Editor

Children’s needs: more than school-deep

Responding to Will Patten’s Feb. 23 guest column: “Outdated education beliefs may be damaging our kids.”

The first assumption Patten opposes is “children should be nurtured and protected in the home (read: mothers) for the first four years of life.” Instead he envisions leveraging school buildings and staff in a “continuum of learning, from Cradle to Career” to “provide our 0-5 Vermonters with the stimulation they need.” The notion that education can only take place in a school setting is, itself, outdated.

Our system was designed for the Industrial Age, not our tech-drenched information era. [Read more…]

Guest Column: Extend the right to a free press to Vermont student journalists

By Robbie Maher

In the midst of the Trump administration, the rights of a free press are questioned daily in tweets and from the podium in the White House briefing room. [Read more…]

Fowl weather

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Observer contributed photos by James Shelley

James Shelley snapped this photo of some bemused looking ducks contemplating their newly shoveled walkway on Fay Lane during the March 15 snowfall.