October 28, 2016

PHOTOS: Flynn Garden Tour

Approximately 400 gardeners or garden lovers turned out July 13 for the annual Flynn Garden Tour, raising approximately $22,000 for the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts’ Student Matinee Program through ticket and lunch sales and a raffle. The program brings schoolchildren from all over Vermont to performances and provides their teachers with curriculum to make these experiences part of their lessons. ‘The people and town of Williston really rolled out the red carpet for Sunday’s tour,’ said Cheryl Dorschner, tour chairwoman. Eighty volunteers also helped out, 12 artists and craftspeople displayed their work and five speakers shared expertise.

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Observer photos by Al Frey

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  1. Mary Martin says:

    I would like to explain the charges of unlawful restraint because it sounds really awful. No we didn’t hold anyone hostage. We were simply standing in front of some VT Gas/Michel’s trucks. They were in no way restrained. When the men decided to leave, they simply backed up and took off. The police have been hired by VT Gas and they sure do have a way of turning a phrase.

    Mr. Recchia refers to this action as a “last-ditch” attempt to scuttle the pipeline. Wrong again! This was far from our last attempt to bring sanity and reason to our state officials who refuse to listen or help.

    Nate Palmer and Kari Cuneo and their families are not the only land owners who have fought this immoral taking of their land. So many folks have lost that fight for lack of time and money. It’s quite intimidating to go before the Public Service Board and their team of lawyers, to sit down at a table filled with VT Gas attorneys and not have anyone to watch your back and advise you.

    When people are up against the wall, they fight back any way they can. Peaceful protests not only express our frustration but they help bring attention to what is happening to our friends and neighbors..

    So Mr. Recchia, we are not done!

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