April 25, 2017

WILLISTON’S 250TH: Anniversary updates

Williston Moves Passport

Organizers of Williston Moves—a town-wide initiative as part of Williston’s 250th Healthy Challenge that encourages residents to get moving—have created a new way to get residents to raise their fitness levels.

The Williston Moves Passport allows residents to keep track of fitness activities they participated in. Residents can mark activities like walking, biking, golf, baseball, fitness classes, swimming and more, now through Labor Day. At the end of the summer, they can trade in the completed passport for awards, like discounts at local merchants.

The passport is available at the Williston Town Hall and on the town website, www.town.williston.vt.us.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Williston.moves.


Call to Williston artists

Celebrate Williston’s 250th anniversary by participating in the July art exhibit at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library. Two-dimensional art works inspired by the town or with a Williston motif are welcome. For more information or to register, email Deb Runge at debra.runge@yahoo.com.

Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming 250th celebration dates:

May 11

Local historian Richard Allen will present a slideshow entitled “Stories from Williston’s Past” at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library at 11 a.m.

June 7

“A Day in the Life of Williston” photo shoot and community potluck dinner, with the premier of Williston filmmaker Jim Heltz’s new film, “Williston Revisited.”

June 8

Community photo shoot at the Williston Community Park.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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