February 27, 2017

Williston Recreation and Parks

Family Programs

Beginners Electronics & Programming w/Arduino Microcontrollers [Read more…]

How to help older drivers give up the car keys

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

What tips can you recommend that can help me deal with my mom’s bad driving? At age 83, her driving abilities have declined, but I know she’s bound and determined to keep driving as long as she’s alive.

Nervous Nelly [Read more…]

Weeknight tomato soup worth giving

By Jess Wisloski

A friend of mine, who grew up with Christmas and Hanukkah, somehow wed into a family that barely celebrates holidays and certainly doesn’t do gifts. But she can’t help herself — she gifts this simple, kid-friendly, all-palates recipe that freezes well, packaged up in Mason jars for folks to heat up for an easy night’s dinner. [Read more…]

Letters to the Editor

Endorsing Cranmer for Selectboard

I’m writing to enthusiastically endorse David Cranmer in his bid for the Williston Selectboard on March 7. I’ve known and worked closely with David for many years in his role with the Vermont state cancer coalition and as the co-founder and president of the Vermont Cancer Survivor Network. Before that, David worked in communications with public access TV and was a human resources professional. I want Williston residents to know that David is thoughtful, fair and even-handed in how he approaches issues and comes to the table with no particular agenda. [Read more…]

Guest Column: Outdated education beliefs may be damaging our kids

By Will Patten

On Feb. 1, I attended a meeting of Vermont business leaders to discuss the importance of early childhood education. Governor Phil Scott came to address the group and received a spontaneous and enthusiastic standing ovation. Not because he had cut business taxes or gutted regulations, but because a few days earlier he had proposed bold ideas for improving Vermont’s education system. No one appreciates the importance of the education and training of Vermonters more than the people who employ them. [Read more…]