Around Town (5/20/10)

May 20, 2010


Daycare expansion approved

Sports & Fitness Edge has permission to expand its daycare service.

Based on plans for the project, the expansion would convert a field used for tennis, basketball and other sports into child care space. Club manager Laurie Adams has said the change would expand Sports & Fitness Edge’s childcare facility by 12,000 feet and double the number of kids the facility can accommodate. Approximately 80 children are currently in the daycare.

The Development Review Board approved the expansion by a 5-2 vote on May 11. Planning Director Ken Belliveau said the approval came with conditions to improve a nonconforming parking lot and add lighting to the parking area.


United Way honors Williston resident

Cynthia Goodrich of Williston has been named United Way of Chittenden County’s Keyperson of the Year. Goodrich won the award at the United Way’s annual dinner and community awards celebration held earlier this month.

Goodrich received the award for leading a United Way campaign at her workplace, the law firm Paul Frank + Collins. The Keyperson of the Year award is United Way’s highest individual campaign award.

“This year’s Keyperson of the Year stood out from all the others because she not only motivated a committee to be as enthusiastic as she was, she brought stories of real need in the community to everyone in her firm,” said John Cronin, community campaign manager for United Way, according to a press release from the organization.


Environmental scholarship goes to Shaw

Kathryn Shaw, a Williston resident and graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School, received the town’s 2010 Environmental Scholarship Award.

The Selectboard recognized Shaw at a meeting on Monday night. The scholarship is for $5,000. The town established the scholarship approximately 20 years ago to support students pursuing an education in environmental studies.

Shaw studies environmental science and history at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where she will be a senior in the fall.