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BY ERIK WELLS Town manager The Williston community has much to offer our residents, businesses and visitors alike. The town has taken a careful approach in its long-term planning to balance growth in concentrated locations while preserving open space and maintaining its historic village center. The town’s motto, “old town charm, new town spirit,” reflects Williston’s commitment to its roots and vision for its future. As town manager, it is my pleasure

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to share information about our community with you. Williston is a vibrant community that offers great schools, excellent parks and recreational spaces and high-quality municipal services. Williston regularly leads the state in retail sales and has one of the lowest municipal property tax rates in Chittenden County. Whether you live, work or play in Williston, there is much to experience and explore within the town’s borders. Community spirit and civic engagement are evident in the many opportunities for members of the community to connect. I encourage you to get involved in the community and take part in the many activities and events Williston has to offer covering a variety of interest areas. Opportunities include: • The Brick Church Music Series offers monthly concerts October through April. • Independence Day Celebration, Chowder Challenge, Fire Department Pancake Breakfast. • Events at working farms in the community including Truckin’ Tuesdays at the Adams Farm Market, farmers’ market at the Isham Farm and the Land of Pumpkins & Corn Maze at the Whitcomb Farm. • Catamount Outdoor Family Center (mountain biking, cross country skiing,

trail running race series and more)

*(Some events may be impacted by COVID-19)

In addition, the town offers a number of natural areas and destinations for many activities, including: • Our town parks: Brennan Park and Community Garden, Williston Community Park, Rossignol Park and the 400-acre Catamount Community Forest • The extensive network of hiking trails within the country parks: Sucker Brook Hollow, Oak Hill View, Brownell Mountain, Mud Pond, Five Tree Hill and Allen Brook Nature Trail • Lake Iroquois • The many stores and restaurants in Williston

weekly edition of the Williston Observer, our local newspaper. In addition to the town website, a number of town departments are active on social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram). Notices for upcoming public meetings are shared on Front Porch Forum along with general updates from town officials. You can also join e-mail lists for updates and newsletters from multiple town departments. Thanks for being part of this community. If you should have any questions about municipal services, please reach out to myself or a member of the town staff. We are here to help, and we take great pride in serving our outstanding community.

There are also numerous ways to get involved in town on a volunteer basis. To serve on one of the many boards, commissions, committees or regional organizations that support Williston, check for current openings on the town website — www. town.williston.vt.us. In addition, the town has an active Rotary Club and Historical Society and many non-profit organizations that welcome volunteer service and assistance. Stay connected with what is going on in town in a variety of ways. Check out the

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WILLISTON GOVERNMENT/SERVICES Assessor, Bill Hinman................... 878-1091 Assistant Assessor, Richard Ransom......................... 878-1091

Emergency first responders & law enforcement WILLISTON FIRE & RESCUE 645 TALCOTT RD. EMERGENCY...................................... 911 Non-emergency............................. 878-5622 Fire Chief, Aaron Collette. 878-5622 Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Aaron Collette............................. 878-5622 Fire Warden, burn permit administrator Aaron Collette............................ 878-5622

Solid Waste/Trash/Recycling Chittenden Solid Waste District....872-8100 Town Health Officer Terry Macaig..................................878-3872 Town Moderator Tony Lamb..................................... 878-1251

WILLISTON POLICE DEPARTMENT 7928 WILLISTON RD. EMERGENCY...................................... 911 Main line........................................ 878-6611

DOROTHY ALLING MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 21 LIBRARY LANE Director, Jane Kearns..................... 878-4918 CHAMPLAIN WATER DISTRICT Elizabeth Royer Erik Wells (alternate)

WILLISTON TOWN OFFICES 7900 WILLISTON RD. Administration Town Manager, Erik Wells............878-0919

CHITTENDEN COUNTY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION [Vacant] Debbie Ingram (alternate)..............622-4394

Planning and Zoning Director, Matt Boulanger...............878-6704 Conservation, Melinda Scott..............................878-6704 Development Review, Emily Heymann..........................878-6704 Planning Technician, Bonnie Woodford.......................878-6704 Parks & Recreation Director, Todd Goodwin....

LAKE IROQUOIS RECREATION DISTRICT Sarah Francisco.............................. 238-5491 WINOOSKI VALLEY PARK DISTRICT John Nittler-Board of Trustees

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Public Works Director, Bruce Hoar...................... 878-1239 Assistant Director, Lisa Schaeffler ........................... 878-1239 Stormwater, Christine Dougherty................... 878-1239 Water/Sewer Foreman, Aaron Ciosek.............................. 878-6717 Highway Foreman, Mark Russell............................... 878-5133 Town Clerk & Treasurer Town Clerk, Sarah Mason ............ 878-5121 Assistant Clerk, Jen Munson.......... 878-5121

Williston representatives VERMONT HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Erin Brady......................................828-2228 Jim McCullough............................622-4035 VERMONT SENATE Philip Baruth..................................503-5266 Thomas Chittenden....................... 233-1913 Dorothy Alling Memorial Library. OBSERVER COURTESY PHOTO

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Selectboard This five-member elected board is responsible for setting the town’s general policy direction, passing ordinances, setting the tax rate, reviewing the budget, supervising the town manager and a host of other related responsibilities. The selectboard meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at Town Hall. Terry Macaig, Chair...................878-3872 Joy Limoge, Vice Chair .............878-0011 Gordon St. Hilaire...................... 878-5431 Jeff Fehrs....................................798-2094 Ted Kenney.................................. 871-5638

Listers This three-member elected board is charged with determining the value of real estate in Williston. Property values determined by the board serve as a basis for property tax collections. The town assessor provides professional assistance. Together, they inspect new and changed property, compile and analyze sales data, provide the public with assessment information, supply the Vermont Department of Property Valuation and Review with reports and perform other miscellaneous duties. Members are elected to staggered three-year terms. Harold Cort Lauren Koumjian Yandell Linda Levitt

TOWN BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

Catamount Community Forest Management Committee

This committee is charged with overseeing the management of the Catamount Community Forest property and implementing the goals established by the Community Forest Plan, with assistance from the county forester and the Catamount Outdoor Family Center. The Williston Selectboard has ultimate decision making authority over the property after receiving recommendations from this committee. The Community Forest Plan is a requirement of the federal Community Forest and Open Space Program and the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board and is updated at least every 10 years. The committee typically meets on even numbered months on the second Monday from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Town Hall Annex Conference Room (first floor at 7878 Williston Rd.) Jeff Fehrs (Selectboard representative) Laura Meyer (Conservation Commission representative) Danielle Doucette (Recreation Committee representative)

Patrick Brown (appointed member of public) Joann Shaw (appointed member of public)

Cemetery Commission

These five commissioners are appointed by the selectboard to staggered five-year terms. The commissioners are responsible for the care and management of the town’s four cemeteries. Cameron Clark Bea Harvey Jack Price Hazel Winter [vacant]

Community Justice Board Up to 20 members are appointed by the selectboard for staggered three-year terms upon the recommendation of the Williston Community Justice Board. The board works with the Williston Police Department, the Vermont Department of Corrections and with pre-charge and court referrals in order to assess the impact of specific crimes on victims and ascertain what actions the offender might take to repair

any damage the offender may have caused, and to increase the sense, by the offender, of belonging to a community so that the chance of repeat criminal acts is less. Staff contacts: Cristalee McSweeney, WCJC Director; cristalee.mcsweeney@vermont.gov; 802-764-1151 Brenna Deavitt, WCJC Restorative Justice Specialist; brenna.deavitt@vermont.gov; 802-764-1151

Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission consists of seven members appointed by the selectboard for staggered four-year terms. The commission advises the Planning Commission and selectboard on matters relating to the town’s natural resources. The commission promotes open space and conservation through studies, negotiations and advice on the use of the Town Environmental Reserve Fund. The commission meets at 7 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at Town Hall. Reed Carr Terry Marron Kim Coleman Laura Meyer Gary Hawley Carl Runge Eric Howe see BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS page 6

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TOWN BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

Development Review Board

This seven-member board is appointed by the selectboard for staggered three-year terms. It is responsible for reviewing and approving all proposed land development projects, including conditional use, variance, site plan and subdivision approvals. The board meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Town Hall. Paul Christensen John Hemmelgarn, Vice Chair Peter Kelley, Chair Steve Lambrecht Scott Rieley David Saladino Jill Spinelli, Alternate David Turner

Historic Preservation & Architectural Advisory Committee

This selectboard-appointed committee is responsible for making recommendations to the Development Review Board on applications subject to the Unified Development Bylaws. It also makes recommendations regarding Certificates of Appropriateness for proposed construction, reconstruction, alteration, subdivision or other specified development in the Historic Preservation District. In addition, it provides guidance on preservation to owners of historic structures. The committee meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Town Hall. Brian Forrest Karen Fragnoli-Munn Doug Goulette, Chair Chelsea Levis John Marcotte Emily Morton, Vice Chair Jim Thornton

Planning Commission

This seven-member board, appointed by the selectboard, is responsible for long-range planning in Williston, including preparation of the Town Comprehensive Plan, as well as zoning and subdivision regulations. It may undertake studies and make recommendations regarding future development. The commission meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at Town Hall. Ron Bomer Meghan Cope, Vice Chair Alex Daley Chapin Kaynor, Chair Cate Lamar Shayla Livingston Jill Pardini

Recreation & Parks Committee

This seven-member committee is appointed by the selectboard to advise the Recreation & Parks Department. The committee was established to insure high-quality recreation programs in the Town of Williston. The committee reviews and designs programs and policies based on the needs and wants of the community. It also reviews existing recreation facilities and makes recommendations for new recreation facilities. The committee meets the second Thursday of each month, September-June, 7-8 a.m. at Town Hall. Tim Armstrong Erin Covey Danielle Doucette, Vice Chair Eric Kelley, Secretary Robert Metz, Chair Cindy Provost Caroline Tesini

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Social Organizations Committee

This committee, with seven members appointed by the selectboard for indefinite terms, reviews funding requests from social service organizations and makes funding recommendations to the selectboard. The committee normally meets two or three times per year. Michelle Desautels Alice Fothergill Cindy Provost Ruth Skiff Ken Stone James Thornton

Old Brick Church Trustees

These five trustees are appointed by the selectboard for staggered five-year terms. The trustees take a leadership role in maintaining and determining the policies for use of the Old

Brick Church in Williston Village. The trustees meet periodically in the Old Brick Church. Alice Beisiegel John Butterfield Bob Pasco Jack Price Carol West

Justices of the Peace

Charity Clark........................617-519-6593 Greta D’Agostino........................ 871-5500 Josh Diamond............................................ Debbie Ingram............................879-0054 Ted Kenney.................................878-0238 Tony Lamb.................................. 878-1251 Joy Limoge..................................878-0011 Ginny Lyons................................ 863-6129 Terry Macaig.............................. 878-3872 Jim McCullough......................... 878-2180 Andy Mikell................................. 865-2738 Tony O’Rourke........................... 999-8887 Ben Rose..................................... 879-5273 Carter Smith................................878-2511 Gordon St. Hilaire...................... 878-5431

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Dorothy Alling Memorial Library Your home for life-long learning

Dorothy Alling Memorial Library provides free access to computers, Wifi, databases and materials in a variety of physical and electronic formats. Library programs serve infants through seniors in person and online. The library’s friendly and helpful staff and volunteers provide the community with help locating reading, listening and viewing materials and other information. Special delivery is available for homebound residents. Dottie the Bookmobile serves senior communities year round, daycares during the school year and neighborhoods during the summer. Meeting rooms are available for non-profit use. To get started using the physical and electronic collections, visit

www.damlvt.org to apply for a library card online. The library is also a member of the HomeCard Library program, which allows patrons to use their Williston library card to check out materials at participating local libraries.

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This seven-member elected board is responsible for library policies, staffing and budgeting. It meets the third Monday of each month, 7 p.m. at the library, 21 Library Lane. Charity Clark Kathleen DeLuca Diane Downer Brian Goodwin Karla Karstens, Treasurer Barbara Mieder, Secretary Stephen Perkins, Chair

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Williston schools

Williston has a single school system divided into two schools. Allen Brook School serves preschool through second grade, and Williston Central School serves third grade through eighth grade. Students and staff are organized into multi-age learning communities called “houses” within the schools. Students attend Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg for grades 9-12. Williston is part of the Champlain Valley School District, which also covers the towns of Hinesburg, Charlotte, Shelburne and St. George.

Champlain Valley School District 5420 Shelburne Rd., Suite 300 Shelburne, VT 05482 Superintendent, Elaine Pinckney...........383-1234 COO, Jeanne Jensen........985-1922

Champlain Valley School Board The Champlain Valley School board consists of 12 elected members representing the district’s five towns. The board sets school district policy and annual budget proposals. Josilyn Adams, Williston Angela Arsenault, Williston Kelly Bowen, Asst. Clerk, St. George Erin Brady, Williston Russ Caffry, Shelburne Lynne Jaunich, Charlotte

Colleen MacKinnon, Hinesburg Barbra Marden, Clerk, Shelburne Jeff Martin, Vice Chair, Charlotte Brendan McMahon, Williston Keith Roberts, Hinesburg Ken Scott, Shelburne

WILLISTON CENTRAL SCHOOL (Grades 3-8) 195 Central School Drive .878-2762 Principal, Jackie Parks ................871-6203

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CHAMPLAIN VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-12) 369 CVU Road, Hinesburg ....................482-7100 Principal, Adam Bunting.............. 482-7110 Guidance Center..............482-7137 Nurse’s office...................482-7184 Transportation supervisor, Barry Russell...............482-7120

Lead Principal, Greg Marino ...................871-6102 ALLEN BROOK SCHOOL (Pre-K through 2nd grade) 497 Talcott Rd..............878-2762 Principal, Angela Filion ................ 871-6202

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q: Where is the seat of government in Williston? A: Williston Town Hall, which houses most municipal offices, is at 7900 Williston Rd. It is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The town’s website is www.town.williston.vt.us.

Q: Where is the Williston Post Office A: The post office is located at 82 Blair Park Rd. and can be reached at 879-5257. Q: Where do I go to vote? A: All voting for registered voters in Williston takes place at the Williston Armory at 7846 Williston Rd., next to Town Hall.

Election day voting hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election information is available in the Town Clerk section of the town’s website at www. town.williston.vt.us or by calling the Town Clerk’s office at 878-5121. Q: How do I apply for a building permit? A: Call the Williston Planning Office

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878-6704. You may also want to visit the Planning and Zoning Department section of the town website, or email Town Planner Matt Boulanger at mboulanger@willistonvt.org. Q: When are dog licenses due and how much do they cost? A: Dog licenses are due April 1. The fee is $13 for dogs that are spayed or neutered and $17 if the dog is not spayed or neutered. Proof of a current rabies vaccine is required. After April 1, the fees increase to $17 and $23. By state statute, all dogs in town must be licensed each year by April 1. Call the Williston Town Clerk’s office at 878-5121. Q: Where do I get rid of trash, recyclables, yard waste and food scraps? A: The Chittenden Solid Waste District drop-off center at 1492 Redmond Rd. accepts trash for a fee. Recyclables and food scraps are free with trash drop-off and for a fee without. Yard waste drop-off is free. The center is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call 872-8111 for more information. The Materials Recovery Center at 357 Ave. C accepts large loads of recyclables. Its hours are Monday through Friday 6 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit www.cswd.net for more information and additional drop-off sites. Q: Why did the town initiate a stormwater fee? A: In past years, stormwater services were funded through the town’s general fund with revenue generated through municipal taxes. As both state and federal stormwater requirements become more stringent and a Lake Champlain cleanup effort continues, municipalities are required to invest more resources toward stormwater management. Accordingly, an ordinance creating a dedicated stormwater budget funded through a stormwater fee was adopted by the selectboard in 2014. Stormwater bills are processed quarterly and are due on the following dates: March 31, June 30, Sept. 30 and Dec. 31. Q: Who should I call if the town snowplow takes out my mailbox? A: If you live on a town road, call the Williston Public Works Department at 878-1239. If you live on a state road (Williston Road or Route 2A, for example), the state may replace your mailbox depending on the situation. Call 655-1580 for more information.

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Q: Does the fire department offer smoke detectors to residents at no charge? A: Yes. Call 878-5622 to request one. Supplies are limited. Q: What is a CLA? A: The CLA (Common Level of Appraisal) represents the percentage at which property assessments are currently valued. As the years after a re-appraisal pass, the CLA will typically drop below 100 percent.

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INSTITUTIONS, CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS Hospital UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER 111 Colchester Ave......................847-0000 Williston Post Office 82 Blair Park Rd............................. 879-5257 Business mail ................................. 872-2283 Postmaster: David Sands HOURS: Window: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon P.O. Box lobby: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Trash, Recycling and Organic Waste Chittenden Solid Waste District......872-8111 Clubs & Organizations

SUSTAINABLE WILLISTON www.sustainablewilliston.org WILLISTON FAMILIES AS PARTNERS (Williston’s parent-teacher association) www.willistonfap.wixsite.com/willistonfap WILLISTON HILL HAWKS SNOWMOBILE CLUB Richard Spitzer............................... 999-5926 WILLISTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY Brenda Perkins, President willistonhistoricalsociety@gmail.com WILLISTON LITTLE LEAGUE (baseball, softball, tee ball) Mary Jo DuBois, President ............318-0475 WILLISTON-RICHMOND ROTARY Rick McGuire, President www.portal.clubrunner.ca/1453

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CANCER PATIENT SUPPORT FOUNDATION 5399 Williston Rd. Serving Vermont cancer patients and their families in a time of extraordinary need by providing financial assistance and support during diagnosis, treatment and recovery. www.cpsfvt.org CATAMOUNT OUTDOOR FAMILY CENTER 592 Governor Chittenden Rd. Creating outdoor experiences at the Catamount Community Forest that build active lifestyles, friendships and environmental awareness. www.catamountoutdoorfamilycenter.org CHILD CARE RESOURCE 300 Cornerstone Drive Creating opportunities for families and providers in early child care and education in Chittenden County; ensuring that children birth through age 12 are developing to their full potential and are well-prepared for school and life. www.childcareresource.org GREEN MOUNTAIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY/RESTORE 300 Cornerstone Drive (office) 528 Essex Rd. (ReStore) Building a world where everyone has a place to live by building simple, perpetually affordable houses and selling them at cost

to families that are at or below 80 percent of the median household income, who currently live in unsafe and/or overcrowded conditions, who are able to pay an affordable mortgage and who are willing to provide 400 hours of sweat equity helping to build their homes. www.vermonthabitat.org GROUNDS FOR HEALTH 600 Blair Park Rd. Preventing cervical cancer in coffeeproducing communities and beyond. www.groundsforhealth.org NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS OF VERMONT 600 Blair Park Rd. Supporting, educating and advocating so that all communities, families and individuals affected by mental illness or mental health challenges can build better lives. www.namivt.org PLANNED PARENTHOOD WILLISTON HEALTH CENTER 75 Talcott Rd. Delivering reproductive health care, sex education and information. www.plannedparenthood.org RESOURCE 329 Harvest Lane Empowering individuals and strengthening Vermont communities through workforce development, poverty relief and environmental stewardship. www.resourcevt.org STERN CENTER FOR LANGUAGE AND LEARNING 183 Talcott Rd. Helping children and adults reach their academic, social and professional goals through individualized tutoring, social learning, evaluations and professional learning programs. www.sterncenter.org THERAPY DOGS OF VERMONT P.O. Box 1271 Williston Training and providing therapy dogs to bring joy and comfort to many people, including hospital patients, rehabilitation patients, retirement communities, nursing home residents, elementary school students and prison inmates. www.therapydogs.org VERMONT ENGLISH BULLDOG RESCUE 170 Lamplite Lane Dedicated to the physical and mental rehabilitation of former puppy mill and disadvantaged English bulldogs and other breeds through rescue, rehabilitation, education and adoption. www.vermontenglishbulldogrescue.com/ VERMONT FAMILY NETWORK 600 Blair Park Rd. Empowering and supporting all Vermont children, youth and families, especially those with disabilities or special health needs. www.vermontfamilynetwork.org WILLISTON COMMUNITY FOOD SHELF 400 Cornerstone Drive Providing high-quality food, connections and essential support services to those in need in the communities of Williston, Richmond, St. George and Essex. www.willistonfoodshelf.com


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A brief history of Williston

Today, Williston boasts vibrant agricultural and commercial industries. Williston’s proximity to Burlington International The area that is now Williston may Airport and Interstate 89 make it attractive have been populated as long as 8,000 years to businesses. In addition to the area’s rich ago by the Abenaki people, who lived along historical and natural resources, the town’s the banks of the Winooski River, the Allen commitment to quality education, its recreBrook and the Muddy Brook. Five Tree Hill ation opportunities and its diverse populawas used as a lookout for herds of caribou tion make it a special place to live. or deer, and the The Williswet lowlands ton Historical were used as Society is proud hunting and fishto announce that ing grounds. a photographEuropean ic history of settlement began Williston will in the 1770s. be published in Thomas Chit2021. It includes tenden, an early photos not only Williston settler, from various hisbecame Vertorical societies, mont’s first govbut also items ernor. His home contributed from was located on local residents. what is now GovThis effort has ernor Chittenden been spearheaded Road. According by Richard Allen, to local legend, a retired Willisthe Vermont State ton schoolteacher Seal illustrates the and avid histoview from Chitrian. tenden’s house, If you are which overlooked interested in the the Winooski book or learning John Whitcomb was a wealthy farmer with extensive more about the River Valley. land holdings in Vermont. He owned the store in By 1830, Williston HistorNorth Williston and served as the postmaster there. farming became ical Society — a PHOTO COURTESY OF JIM AND LUCY MCCULLOUGH AND THE more focused, group of people WILLISTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. moving from who are proud subsistence farming to sheep farming, to to call Williston home — email willistonsupplying local area woolen mills. historicalsociety@gmail.com or visit www. In 1849, the railroad came to Williston, willistonhistoricalsociety.org. The historical and the market changed again with emphasociety sponsors a number of historical sis shifting from wool to dairy and poultry. programs throughout the year, adminisNorth Williston grew and prospered because ters a grant program for local researchers, of the railroad. Located near the tracks were maintains the Vermont History room at the machine shops, grist mills, a cold storage Dorothy Alling Memorial Library and sends plant, a poultry warehouse and a cheese out a twice-yearly newsletter. New members factory and creamery. are always welcome. COURTESY OF WILLISTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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NEIGHBORHOODS a swing, bench, basketball courts and a pool. One of Williston’s two grade schools, Allen Brook School, sits adjacent to Indian Ridge. The town has built a large recreation park at the school, and the Williston Village Bike Path also runs through the neighborhood, connecting it to the town center.

MEADOW RUN

This small neighborhood is tucked into the corner of Route 2A and Mountain View Road. In addition to Meadow Run Road, it also includes Whitewater Circle and Forest Run Road. After the entrance, which has a white fence on the left and trees on the right, the road splits. Meadow Run Road heads to the left, with Whitewater Circle going right before connecting back with Meadow Run, which extends in a tail. Forest stems off the tail. The vast majority of houses are beautiful single-story duplexes, all tan in color.

WILLISTON VILLAGE

Most of the homes and municipal buildings in the historic village district were built in the 19th century. The streetscape is also old: large stately trees, mature shrubs, many well-tended lawns. The variety of architectural styles, including the brick Greek revival buildings that dominate the core of the village, give stature and distinction to the district. Exceptions to this historic setting are Williston Central School, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library and the bandstand. These add significantly to the character of the village, bringing vitality and a sense of community. Although unseen from Williston Road, playing fields behind the school and a paved rec path provide athletic and recreational opportunities for children and adults.

ST. GEORGE ROAD

South on Route 2A past the shopping centers, toward the small town of St. George, is an area full of crabapple trees as far as Butternut Road. To the east, one can see Five Tree Hill, and to the west, Brownell Mountain. The Seventh Day Adventist Church is prominent among the old homes along this road. At the corner of Old Creamery Road and Route 2A are newer homes built with views west toward Burlington.

Bradley Lane, Farm View Road, Oak Knoll, Highlands Drive, Oak Hill Estates and Porterwood Drive. Bradley Lane is a wooded dirt road with lots of shade and a few homes. Another of Williston’s old brick homes, called the Bradley House and Farm, is on this road and dates back to 1791. Knob Hill has a few homes separated by woods, and at the end of the road is a beacon that flashes red to warn incoming planes of the high altitude. Oak Knoll is its own community with many homes having views of the Sunset Hill and Five Tree Hill hiking trail. As you travel further on this road, it dips down, and there are secluded homes on wooded lots. Highlands Drive is the second highest hillside of homes south of Route 2. These are large, newer homes with views of Burlington, South Burlington, Essex Junction, New York and Lake Champlain. Coming south down Interstate 89, they can clearly be seen on the hillside. Porterwood Drive is a close-knit group of homes — a setting where children can play and walk safely away from traffic.

INDIAN RIDGE

This family neighborhood centers around Isham Circle, and also contains the dead-end Bingham and Winslow lanes. Chamberlin Lane connects the neighborhood with Brennan Woods to the north. Hanging signs at both ends of the Isham Circle loop identify Indian Ridge. The Taft Farms Association maintains a small park for neighborhood members, with

FINNEY CROSSING

NORTH SIDE OF OLD CREAMERY ROAD

North of Old Creamery Road are

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This area of Williston is more rural with lots of open land and spectacular views of Mt. Mansfield, Camel’s Hump and Bolton Valley. Getting closer to Lake Iroquois, one can enjoy the scene of Mt. Pritchard and its hillside. Many homes in this area are close to the road and over 50 years old. One has a feeling of living in a quiet, safe and clean environment. There are three public trails in the area — Oak View Hill, Mud Pond and Mud Pond Country Park — for all to enjoy nature and wildlife habitat. Meadow Ridge is a newer development of homes built into the hillside off South Road see NEIGHBORHOODSpage 12


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NEIGHBORHOODS used for Little League games for 20 years. The southern part of Brennan Woods, where Brennan Woods Drive crests a hill and becomes Chamberlin Drive, offers views toward Taft Corners and New York’s Adirondack Mountains.

with views west along the interstate. The homes are secluded from one another and private, yet the neighborhood is a community of its own. The main roads in this area are mostly flat and enjoyed by runners and bikers.

toward South Brownell, the view is of Burlington, South Burlington, the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain. The Lacasse Farm at the end of this road developed land in such a way that new homes are not seen, but built back from the road and in wooded areas, keeping many open fields and giving the feeling of a rural area. South Brownell Road is commercial with businesses from Route 2 to Marshall Avenue and just before the interstate bridge. Van Sicklen Road is a short road, about a mile, that connects to Route 116. Shunpike Road has become a shortcut from South Brownell to the mostly commercial Marshall Avenue, populated with many businesses.

SUNSET HILL

This area is comprised of Sunset Hill Road, Five Tree Hill Road, Hassett Lane, McJay Drive, Lyman Drive, Pebble Lane, Elk Lane and Deer Run. Aptly named, the area is graced with the most beautiful sunsets over Lake Champlain seen from Sunset Hill Road, as well as a view of mountains to the east. There are many old homes along the roads, with a cluster of newer homes on and just off Sunset Hill Road. Three of Williston’s oldest farms have been renovated and improved in this area: the Sutton Farm, Talcott Farm and Merchant Farm. The Five Tree Hill public trail is off Sunset Road with a spectacular view from its high peak of Burlington to the west. The two main roads provide a square shape of about 3 miles for runners and walkers.

SOUTH BROWNELL AREA

As you travel down Walker Hill Road

BRENNAN WOODS

The entrance to this family neighborhood lies on the south side of Mountain View Road in the northern part of Williston. Maple trees line the entrance into the neighborhood on Brennan Woods Drive. Once inside the neighborhood, manicured lawns line the quiet, residential streets — Brennan Woods Drive, Hanon Drive, O’Neil Lane, Casey Lane, Sadler Lane and Barrett Lane. The neighborhood has its own Brennan Park, with three baseball fields, a small playground, Williston Community Gardens and parking for 40 cars. The park has been

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RIVER COVE ROAD

West of Route 2A at the River Cove Animal Hospital, a cluster of neighborhoods appears at Savage Court, Terry Lane and Palmer Court, as well as small apartment and condominium complexes on Shirley Circle and Twitchell Court. The road then quickly becomes a forested country road, passing secluded Shady Lane on the left and proceeding gently downhill to the Griswold Farm and crossing Muddy Brook into South Burlington.

The neighborhood of North Williston has a large swath of forests and hills, bordered on the north and east by the Winooski River. Route 2 lines the southern portion of the neighborhood, looping eastward down French Hill toward Richmond. Governor Chittenden Road branches off of Route 2 and bends along the Winooski, with beautiful views toward Mount Mansfield, Camel’s Hump and other Green Mountain peaks. It winds its way west and uphill past the Catamount Outdoor Family Center before joining with North Williston Road. The middle portion of Governor Chittenden Road is closed in winter. North Williston Road begins in the center of Williston Village and heads due north past the Williston Golf Club, farmland and newer housing developments. It then drops into a wooded ravine and past the communi-

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January 28, 2021  •  Williston Observer  •  Page 13 ty of Williston Woods before flattening out at the Winooski River. The area of North Williston is known for its wide open expanses, especially along the aptly named Mountain View Road, which heads westward from North Williston Road toward Route 2A. At Adams Farm Market, Old Stage Road leaves Mountain View Road heading south, passing farmland before becoming more residential as it enters Williston Village.

neighborhood. At Governor Chittenden Road, the highway quickly straightens to cross the broad, open pastoral flatlands of the Winooski River Valley on the way to Richmond.

ing White Birch, Aspen, Lamplite and Pine lanes. The main route through the neighborhood is North Brownell Road, which connects between Route 2 and Industrial Avenue. Rossignol Park is at the northern end of North Brownell. The neighborhood is flanked by routes 2 and 2A, along with Industrial Avenue, giving the area quick and convenient access to some of the major businesses in and around Taft Corners.

SOUTHRIDGE

Located north of Route 2 and just west of Williston Village is the neighborhood surrounding the Southridge developments. This quiet district features homes built over the past 20 years, many with views toward New York’s Adirondack Mountains. The neighborhood is conveniently located between both Allen Brook and Williston Central schools. It also serves as a link in the Williston Bike Path.

LAMPLITE ACRES

The Lamplite Acres neighborhood of Williston is close to much of the bustling activity of Taft Corners, but also quiet and removed as well. Surrounded by tall pines, the area encompasses quiet streets, includ-

liston’s last one-room schoolhouse, which was moved to the village green in the 1990s, where it is preserved today and owned by the town.

GOLF LINKS

Driving north on North Williston Road past the Williston Golf Club is Golf Links: a horseshoe loop made up of Tamarack Drive and Fairway Drive. Homes on the ridge look down at the comings and goings of traffic to and from North Williston Road. Golf Links residents have the advantage of being close to the village. Their view to the west includes Burlington and the Adirondack Mountains of New York and, in some spots, a sliver of Lake Champlain.

PLEASANT ACRES

FRENCH HILL

East of Williston Village, beyond the Thomas Chittenden and East cemeteries, Route 2 becomes a heavily wooded, winding road down French Hill to the Winooski Valley. Numerous homes are nestled in the trees along the road, leading to the Sunrise

Located on Mountain View Road near the North Williston Road intersection, this neighborhood is a multi-generational neighborhood with two entrances: Pleasant Acres and Jensen Road. It is dotted with clotheslines, swing sets and basketball hoops. It boasts a wonderful view of a full night sky without interference, and a spectacular view of Mt. Mansfield, Bolton Valley and Camel’s Hump. Residents can take advantage of the town’s primitive path in their backyards. Across the road on the corner of Mountain View and North Williston roads was once the home of The Stovepipe School, Wil-

HERITAGE MEADOW

Driving north from the village on Old Stage Road, just before Adam’s Farm Market is Heritage Meadow. Made up of a tree-lined street — Wildflower Circle — that loops back to its entrance, the neighborhood has two-story, multi-generational homes with ample room between each lot and spacious backyards. The front of the neighborhood offers two large swaths of common land shared by all the neighbors and protected from further development. The homes were built in the open, flat meadow of a farm once owned by Bernard and Virginia Boyer, with the stipulation that the views to the east would not be obstructed so all could enjoy Mt. Mansfield and Camel’s Hump, as well as Bolton Valley Ski Area. In close proximity to all that the village and Taft Corners have to offer, Wildflower see NEIGHBORHOODS page 14

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Circle nonetheless retains a sense of rural. charm due to the large open meadow and horse farm across the road

SENIOR HOUSING

Neighborhoods under construction

The Town of Williston continues to grow, with major housing and commercial developments currently under construction FINNEY CROSSING (MIXED-USE)

Taft Farms Senior Living. OBSERVER COURTESY PHOTO

Williston enjoys an abundance of housing for senior citizens. Williston Woods off North Williston Road on the way to Essex offers single family housing with its own community center and neighborhood association. In Williston Village, Whitney Hill provides congregate housing within walking distance of churches, town offices and schools. Taft Farms Senior Living off Talcott Road provides congregate housing with convenient nearby shopping and restaurants. Three large independent living senior housing facilities — Eagle Crest, Falcon Manor and Williston Place — are located on Blair Park Road at Taft Corners. Williston Place in Blair Park offers chef-prepared meals, underground parking and proximity to shopping, dining and theaters.

Finney Crossing’s residential side is substantially complete, with about 800 new residents moving into the neighborhood’s apartments, homes and condominiums over the past nine years. Now, the neighborhood’s commercial side is taking shape. Along Route 2 across from Maple Tree Place, a Union Bank location and Healthy Living grocery store opened in 2020, and additional retail spaces are ready for occupancy. A Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel and Healthy Living Market opened in 2020.

CREEK’S EDGE (RESIDENTIAL)

Several homes are completed and dozens more are planned along a new road looping off North Williston Road. In total, the neighborhood will consist of a mix of 35 single-family and multi-family homes.

NORTHRIDGE (RESIDENTIAL)

Groundbreaking began in February 2020 for this 39-home development on 20 acres off Metcalf Drive. The first phase consists of a mix of 21 single-family, duplex and triplex homes, as well as a pool, a common building and two new streets.

Earth begins to move at Cottonwood Crossing in 2019. FILE PHOTO BY AL FREY

COTTONWOOD CROSSING (MIXED-USE)

This five-phase mixed-use development is under construction on 17 acres along Route 2 next to Maple Tree Place. Phase one, including the now open Community Bank location, consists of three buildings totaling 35,000 square feet

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COMMUNITY PARKS Rossignol Community Park

Park openings and closings

Located at 541 Industrial Ave., this park is sheltered and great for families. The park has two tennis courts with pickleball lines, a basketball court, a small picnic pavilion, Little League field and a playground structure. Parking is available off of Industrial Avenue.

Fields, courts and amenities open mid-April (weather permitting) and close at the end of October.

and basketball courts, playground structures and a pavilion.

Williston Community Park

Located behind Williston Central School at 250 Library Lane, this park offers separate playgrounds for school-age children and toddlers, four sand volleyball courts, a soccer field, a Little League field, multi-purpose fields and a lighted skate park, which is converted to a skating rink in the winter. A 12-hole disc golf course is located west of the fields. A 1.1-mile paved rec path runs through the park. It is an excellent destination for all kinds of recreation.

Allen Brook Community Park

Located at 497 Talcott Road at Allen Brook School, this park has two multi-purpose fields and a path that connects with the neighborhoods of Talcott Road and Coyote Lane. Expansion plans include new ball fields, tennis, pickleball

Lake Iroquois

Brennan Community Park & Community Gardens

Located at 110 Brennan Woods Drive, this park has three Little League fields, a playground structure for younger children (2-5 years old) and a climbing structure for children 5-12 years old. Next to the park is the Williston Community Gardens. The garden has 16 large and small plots for Williston residents.

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The towns of Hinesburg, Williston, St. George and Richmond surround Lake Iroquois. The towns have agreed to manage the lakeshore through a special district. The Lake Iroquois Recreation District owns, leases, develops, maintains and manages property around the lake for public recreation and conservation. The district’s public beach area, along with its 150 acres of open land, is for the use of residents of member towns as well as non-residents. These lands provide access to swimming, picnicking, playground equipment and walking trails. The beach area is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Annual beach passes are available for a fee at the Town Clerk’s Office at 7900 Williston Rd. Day passes can be purchased at a ticket booth at the beach.

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FORESTS, TRAILS AND NATURAL AREAS

Catamount Community Forest The Catamount Community Forest is the newest addition to Williston’s protected open space. The nearly 400-acre property has been a well-loved destination for a diversity of outdoor recreation for the last four decades. The land, acquired by the town in 2019, serves as a town forest and is managed by the nonprofit Catamount Outdoor Family Center for mountain biking, Nordic skiing, environmental education and other year-round public access. While some activities, such as skiing and mountain biking require purchase of a trail pass, pedestrian access (walking, running, snowshoeing) is free. Visitors are asked to sign in before venturing out on the trails.

CATAMOUNT RULES AND GUIDELINES • Dogs are not allowed on the property. • Catamount Community Forest is open for pedestrian access (walking/ hiking/running/snowshoeing) free of charge. • A trail pass is required for mountain/fat biking and cross-country skiing. • Pedestrian users are asked to sign into the register at the ticket counter. • During winter when trails are snow-covered, snowshoes must be used by pedestrians to protect the surface of the trails. • Trails are open from dawn until dusk, conditions permitting. • Trails are subject to closure as warranted by conditions such as spring thaw and other weather conditions/events. • Walkers should be aware of other users, races, camps and special events and exercise caution accordingly. • There is no hunting allowed on the property.

The Town of Williston has a growing portfolio of conserved public natural areas with trail networks that are managed by the Williston Conservation Commission and planning department staff. These seven designated natural areas total more than 500 acres, with 12 miles of trails. The natural areas and trails are maintained by town staff with the help of local volunteers. • Allen Brook Nature Trail • Catamount Community Forest • Five Tree Hill Country Park • Mud Pond Conservation Area • Mud Pond Country Park • Oak View Hill Trail • Sucker Brook Hollow Country Park (Please refer to the map on page 16 for locations) Mountain biking and fat biking are allowed at Mud Pond Country Park and Catamount when trails are not muddy. Trails are closed to biking during the spring mud season from April 1 to May 1. To prevent trail erosion, town staff recommends limiting all trail usage during mud season and reserves the right to close trails when conditions warrant. Dogs are not allowed at Catamount or the Oak View Hill Trail, but feel free to bring them to the other natural areas. Clean up after dogs and be courteous of others by keeping dogs in control at all times. Dogs are required to be leashed on trails that cross through private property.

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BUSINESS LISTINGS Accountants Cota CPA PC 64 Knight Ln......878-1158 Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs 33 Blair Park Rd #201 ............................878-1963 JHW & Associates CPAs, PLLC 5399 Williston Rd #205 ............................865-2777 Bookkeepers & Tax Preparation Catamount Accounting & Tax Services 25 Wentworth Dr. ............................662-1214 H&R Block 129 Market St, Ste 3 ............................288-9047

Acupuncturists Integrative Acupuncture 373 Blair Park Rd., Unit 201......................876-7187

Attorneys at Law Holly Lemieux 21 Carmichael St., Essex Jct........................871-5410 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 13

Auctioneers Duane Merrill & Co. 137 James Brown Dr. ............................878-2625

Thomas Hirchak Co. 298 James Brown Dr. ............................878-9200

Audiologists Pure Audiology 64 Knight Ln. ....876-7167 Beltone 1860 Williston Rd. #5 So. Burl...............448-1801 Miracle-Ear Hearing Aid Center 62 Merchants Row, Ste. 105...............455-4375

Automobile Accessories Catamount North 65 Dorset Ln.......879-7172 Yipes Corp. 740 Marshall Ave. ............................658-5536 Body Repairing & Painting Blondin Bros Auto Body 992 S Brownell Rd. ............................862-9775 Green Mountain Collision 83 Dorset Ln.......872-0542 Washburn’s Autobody 204 Boyer Circle ............................863-1383 Car Wash & Detailing Eco Car Wash 22 James Brown Dr. ............................857-5468

Your locally-owned hardware store! Village Hardware

Lawn & Garden, pet supplies, hardware, paint, electrical, plumbing & heating, key cutting and fillable propane, kerosene and off road diesel

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND! Village Hardware Williston 364 Essex Rd. (Route 2A), Williston 878-3301 www.willistonvillagehardware.com

Parts & Supplies All Service Auto Parts 450 Shunpike Rd. ............................863-2727 Essex Manufacturing Co. 301 Ave D #15....864-4584 O’Reilly Auto Parts 1360 Marshall Ave. ............................660-9204 Repair Advanced Autowerks 312 Commerce St. ............................556-1594 Advantage Automotive 82 Winter Sports Ln. ............................865-3618 Automaster 3328 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne............985-8411 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 7 Automotion 10365 Route 116, Hinesburg...........482-2080

Berlin City Kia of Vermont Service Center 586 Marshall Ave. ............................971-0655 Chris’s Auto Shop 4516 Williston Rd. ............................793-2431 Dave’s Williston Autocare 22 Avenue C.......862-5351 Everything Automotive 85 Dorset Ln.......879-1222 GB Mechanical Truck Center 252 Avenue C.....864-9979 Gills Point S Tire & Auto 1298 S Brownell Rd. ............................864-7108 HomeTown Tire & Autoservice 499 Industrial Ave. ............................863-4565 Jim Leo’s Automotive 55 Leroy Rd........863-9821 Quintin Brothers 1028 S Brownell Rd. ............................951-8678

Rick’s Towing & Repair 234 Krupp Dr.....864-9658 VIP Tires & Auto Service 300 Essex Rd......878-3788 Tire Warehouse Tires & Service 740 Marshall Ave. ............................222-0387 Williston Automotive 218 James Brown Dr. ............................878-5480 Tire Dealers Gills Point S Tire & Auto 1298 S. Brownell Rd. ............................864-7108 Rouse Tire Sales 378 Boyer Circle.651-0841 Tire Warehouse Tires & Service 740 Marshall Ave. ............................222-0387 Town Fair Tire 316 Marshall Ave. ............................391-4565

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Looking for a meaningful job that offers a comprehensive approach to both employee and client satisfaction? Champlain Community Services, named “Best Places to Work in Vermont” for two years in a row, wants you as part of our team. Our current openings provide opportunities to make a positive impact on someone’s life, and in yours. Direct Support Professional Join our Direct Support Professional team to work one-on-one with individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. Feel good about what you do, enjoy your job, receive a comprehensive benefits package (including $100 sign-on bonus!) and feel a deep sense of appreciation from your employer. This is an excellent job for applicants entering human services or for those looking to continue their work in this field. Send your cover letter and application to Karen Ciechanowicz at staff@ccs-vt.org Direct Support Professional Overnights Be a part of a team working with a considerate, resourceful, wheelchair-using man with a budding talent for photography and political activism. Candidates must be able to lift fifty pounds and be comfortable providing personal care. Multiple 24-hour shifts available at $250/day including asleep overnight hours plus $500 sign on bonus after three months of employment. Experience is helpful but will train the right candidate. Send resume to Finlay Miller at fmiller@ccs-vt.org Shared Living Provider Open your home to an individual with and intellectual disability or autism. The following positions include a generous tax-free stipend, ongoing supports, assistance with necessary home modifications, respite and a comprehensive training package. . Contact Jennifer Wolcott at jwolcott@ccs-vt.org for more information Support a humorous gentleman with autism who enjoys getting out and about, creating puns, crunching numbers and relaxing. Support a young gentleman who enjoys gaming, having an active social life and being a part of a family dynamic in the greater Burlington area. Come work for a place where we are ‘Building a Community Where Everyone Participates and Belongs’ both within the workplace and out in the community. Visit www.ccs-vt.org , click on Join Us and apply today!


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BUSINESS LISTINGS VIP Tires & Auto Service 300 Essex Rd......878-3788 Towing Central Service Towing & Recovery 177 Ave C...........651-0588 Rick’s Towing and Repair 234 Krupp Dr......864-9658 Windshields Safelite Auto Glass 7 Adams Dr.........862-1020 Windshield Works 384 Boyer Cir.....864-5277

Automobile Dealers

Automaster 3328 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne............985-8411 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 7 Berlin City 586 Marshall Ave. ............................864-3905 Earthycars.com 4580 Williston Rd. ............................860-4393

MD Motors 85 Dorset Ln.......871-5405 Paya’s Auto 559 Mountain View Rd. ............................878-5951 Williston Economy Motors 687 Industrial Ave. ............................881-0069

Awnings & Canopies

Otter Creek Awnings & Sunrooms 19 Echo Pl...........864-3009 Sun Shield Products Rt. 2A..................373-4408

Banks & Credit Unions

Citizens Bank 68 Helena Dr.......872-3160 Community Bank 28 Cottonwood Dr. ............................865-1900 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 1 New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) 141 Harvest Ln...879-8790 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 14

NBT Bank 1 Taft Corners Shopping Ctr. .....................879-0809 Northfield Savings Bank 60 Wright Ave.....878-8277 People’s United 421 Blair Park Rd. ............................879-1213 TD Bank 2300 St George Rd. ............................879-2100 Union Bank 31 Market St. ....878-7900/ .................... 800-753-4343 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 22 VSECU 1755 Essex Rd. .................... 800-371-5162

Basement Systems

Northern Basement Systems Serving VT and NH .................... 802-397-9323 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 32

Beauty/Hair Salons

Annette’s Headquarters 914 Essex Rd......879-8887 Bella Vie Nail Spa 5649 Williston Rd. ............................857-5889 Ego Salon 2035 Essex Rd....349-7301 Elegant Day Spa 777 Zephyr Rd. #4 ............................879-6009 Elements of Design 122 Zephyr Rd....878-0189 Emmy’s Salon 1015 Industrial Ave. ............................879-0211 Fringe Salon & Mini Spa 2141 Essex Rd....355-9599 Glamour Nails 166 Sycamore St..872-0913 Hair Dynasty 590 N. Brownell Rd. ............................652-2083 Nail’Kaholics 23 Taft Corners Shopping Center .................879-8141

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Oasis Day Spa 300 Cornerstone Dr. ............................879-9499 O'Brien's Aveda Institute 400 Cornerstone Dr. ............................876-7044 Radiance Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Spa 5399 Williston Rd. ............................777-7300 Ritual Salon 2141 Essex Rd....489-4006 Rustic Roots 2141 Essex Rd, Studio 4 ............................777-1700 Salon Vermont 34 Blair Park Rd., Ste 20 ............................242-4100 Sante Salon 2141 Essex Rd....582-8262 Shear Bliss 66 Knight Ln., Ste 20 ............................578-2113 SmartStyle Hair Salon 863 Harvest Ln.................. (in Walmart)........288-9915

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BUSINESS LISTINGS Sola Salons 2141 Essex Rd.................878-9906 Stelletta Salon 32 Seymour St.................878-9921 Supercuts 62 Merchants Row..........872-2800 THE Hair Express 26 Taft Corners Shopping Center ........................................ 654-6334 Trio Salon & Spa 60 Knight Ln...................878-1414

Beauty Supplies

CosmoProf 36 Taft Corners Shopping Ctr. .........................................288-8100 SalonCentric 71 Knight Ln., Ste 30......879-1343 Ulta Beauty Maple Tree Place.............662-0046

Bed & Breakfasts

Catamount Bed & Breakfast 592 Gov Chittenden Rd. .........................................878-2180 Williston Village Inn 25 Slate Barn Dr..............879-2542

Breweries

Burlington Beer Company 25 Omega Dr. #25...........863-2337 Goodwater Brewery 740 Marshall Ave............999-7396

Bus Service

Green Mountain Transit 15 Industrial Pkwy., Burlington .........................................864-2282

Business Services

Green Mountain Payments 1161 Williston Rd., So. Burlington .........................................288-0833

Cafes & Bakeries

Belle’s Cafe Maple Tree Pl..................872-2802

Chef’s Corner 300 Cornerstone Dr.........878-5524 Dunkin’ Donuts 10 Simon’s Plaza.............878-8871 2939 St. George Rd.........662-4926 Freihofer’s Bakery Outlet 338 Boyer Circle.............651-9328 Green Mountain Bagels 16 Taft Corners Shopping Ctr. .........................................878-3131 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 11 Healthy Living Market & Café 129 Market St..................879-2020 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 9 Panera Bread 62 Merchants Row..........288-9633 Simply Divine Café 426 Industrial Ave. #155................ .........................................497-0336 Starbucks 30 Hawthorne St..............878-7360 Superb Cupcakes 5 Taft Corners Shopping Ctr. .........................................871-5941 Williston Coffee Shop 400 Cornerstone Dr.........857-5173 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 18

Camera Supplies & Repair

Complete Camera Center 8016 Williston Rd............662-4932

Carpet

Flooring America 800 Marshall Ave............862-5757 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 8

Cellular Service

AT & T 121 Connor Way..............288-9204 Best Buy Maple Tree Place .........................................872-0992

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BUSINESS LISTINGS Verizon Wireless 60 Merchants Row ............................872-1106

Child Care Centers

Annette’s Headquarters 914 Essex Rd......879-8887 Children Unlimited 35 Dorset Ln.......878-5899 EJ’s Kids Klub 45 Avenue D.......860-1151 Field of Dreams Too 75 Holly Ct.........864-3434 Heartworks 644 Blair Park Rd. ................ 872-7878 Little Lambs 300 Trinity Dr.....878-8118 Nadeau’s Playschool 907 Marshall Ave..652-9800 Next Generation 135 Talcott Rd....662-4698 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 3 The Edge 115 Wellness Dr..860-3343

Tortoise & Hare Child Care Center 143 Windridge Rd. ............................878-0066 Williston Enrichment Center 82 Wintersport Ln. ............................846-9402 Child Care Resource 300 Cornerstone Dr. ............................863-3367 Vickie’s Playschool ............................879-2786

Child Care – In Home

Bashaw, Laurie 58 Stirrup Circle.879-6527 Berteau, Kimberly 15 Country Ln.... 363-6763 Blanchard, Jody 14 Country Ln.... 399-8452 Delphia, Meegan 1246 So. Brownell Rd. ............................ 862-5288 Durgin, Vickie 170 Brennan Woods Dr. ............................ 879-2786

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Edwards, Anne Marie 183 Stirrup Circle ............................ 879-5068 Poland, Julie 90 Country Ln.... 872-7142

Chimney Cleaning

Brickliners 51 Dorset Ln.......872-0123

Chiropractors

Burlington Chiropractic and Acupuncture 37 Talcott Rd......876-7840 Precision Chiropractic 300 Cornerstone Dr.#215 ............................557-0527 Vizuri Health Ctr. 205 Cornerstone Dr. ............................878-8330 Williams Family Chiropractic 66 Knight Ln......764-4040 Williston Ctr. for Chiropractic & Sports Medicine 802 Industrial Ave. ............................863-2272

Christmas Trees

Adams Apple Orchard & Farm Market 1186 Old Stage Rd. ............................879-5226 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 6 Handy Hill Farm 1301 Old Stage Rd. ............................373-1890

Isham Family Farm 315 Oak Hill Rd. ............................872-1525 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 12 Quinlan Tree Farm 1337 Old Stage Rd. ............................878-8804

Inspired Closets 17 Echo Pl...........658-0000 Tailored Living / Premier Garage of Vermont 400 Ave. D #30 ............................465-4655

Churches

Clothing

Baptist Trinity Baptist Church & School 300 Trinity Dr.....878-8118 Catholic Immaculate Heart of Mary 7415 Williston Rd. ............................878-4513 Church of the Nazarene Church of the Nazarene 30 Morgan Pkwy............... ............................878-8591 Evangelical Christ Memorial Church 1033 Essex Rd....878-7107 Non-Denominational Abundant Life Community Church 237 Commerce St. ............................860-6020 Living Hope Christian Church 1037 S Brownell Rd. ............................862-2108 Seventh Day Adventist Seventh Day Adventist Church Rte. 2A................878-2285 United Methodist Williston Federated Church 44 N Williston Rd. ............................878-5792

Closets

Carter’s / OshKosh B’Gosh 12 Walnut Walk..871-7236 Dick’s Clothing & Sporting Goods 1355 Maple Tree Pl. ............................288-9854 Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel 2121 Essex Rd....879-6640 Marshall’s Marshall Ave.......878-3300 Men’s Wearhouse 38 Connor Way...879-1592 New Balance 28 Walnut St.......288-9090 Old Navy 100 Maple Tree Place ............................878-2466 REI Co-op 244 Retail Way...316-3120 Torrid (Plus Size) 22 Walnut Walk..662-0523 Walmart 863 Harvest Ln...878-5233 Secondhand Boho Baby 34 Blair Park ......764-3023 Goodwill 64 Harvest Ln.....879-0088

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BUSINESS LISTINGS Once Upon a Child Taft Corners Shopping Ctr. ............................878-5434 Plato’s Closet Taft Corners Shopping Ctr. ............................878-0001 Style Encore Taft Corners Shopping Center................ 876-7113

Colleges

VT Technical College 201 Lawrence Pl. ............................879-2323

Computer Support & Service

Best Buy 26 Cypress St......872-0992 Dominion Tech 60 Knight Ln......655-0880 Mac IT So. Brownell.......349-0404 ReSOURCE Technology Dept 329 Harvest Ln., #200 ............................658-4143 Rose Computer Technology Services 171 Commerce St., Ste 1 ............................862-1177 Technology Consultants 589 Avenue D, Ste. 30 ............................865-4409

Dance

Urban Dance Complex 188 Krupp Dr......863-6600 VT DanceSport Academy 215 James Brown Dr. ............................878-1244

Deli

Belle’s Café Maple Tree Pl.....872-2802 Green Mountain Bagels Taft Corners Shopping Ctr. ............................878-3131 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 11 O’Brien’s Town & Country Store 5085 Williston Rd. ............................862-5972 Simon’s 355 Williston Rd. ............................879-8671 Simply Divine Café 426 Industrial Ave. 497-0336 Shelburne Meat Market at Williston Taft Corners Shopping Ctr. ............................878-0084 Subway Essex Rd.............879-7662 VT Meat & Seafood 300 Cornerstone Dr. ............... 878-2020 Williston Coffee Shop 400 Cornerstone Dr. ............................857-5173 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 18

Dentists/Orthodontists

Associates in Comprehensive Dental Rte 2A.................878-1170 Aspen Dental 62 Merchants Row ............................497-6310 Champlain Orthodontics 277 Blair Park Rd. ............................878-5323

Contemporary Dental Arts 75 Talcott Rd......878-9888 Jace Molinari Thos. Chittenden Health Ctr.......................878-2933 Ryan Goslin Dentistry 75 Talcott Rd. Ste 20 ............................662-5966 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 6 VT Technical College Dental Clinic 301 Lawrence Pl. ............................879-5643

Best Buy 100 Maple Tree Pl. ............................872-0992 Creative Sound 1 Blair Park Rd...878-5368 Staples 375 Maple Tree Pl. ............................872-0260 Superstore 543 Blair Pk........879-4166 Walmart 863 Harvest Ln...878-5233

Engineers

Dry Cleaners

Greer’s Dry Cleaning & Laundry Center 204 Cornerstone Dr. ...........................879-2065

Economic Research

Economic & Policy Resources 400 Cornerstone Dr. ............................878-0346

Educational Consultants

Stern Center for Language & Learning 135 Allen Brook Ln. ............................878-2332

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DeWolfe Engineering Assoc 400 Cornerstone Dr. ............................876-5022 Kirick Engineering Associates 5399 Williston Rd., Ste 103................655-5731 Knight Consulting Engineers 183 Commerce St. ............................879-6343 TCE-Trudell Consulting Engineers 478 Blair Park Rd. ............................879-6331 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 15

Entertainment

Escape Room 60 Maple Tree Pl.....460-3722

Walmart Vision Ctr 863 Harvest Ln...878-5223 My Eye Dr. 5399 Williston Rd. ............................864-5428 Williston Optometry, ................. Dr. Thomas Clark 33 Blair Park Rd. ............................862-1947

Farms

Adams Apple Orchard & Farm Market 986 Old Stage Rd. ............................879-5226 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 6 Boutin Family Farm 240 Christmas Ln. ............................879-2896 Isham Family Farm 315 Oak Hill Rd................ ............................872-1525 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 12

Resort-Lifestyle Residences for Sophisticated Seniors

YOUR FRONT-ROW SEAT TO LOCAL DEMOCRACY SINCE 1990 Streaming, airing, and archiving uncensored & unfiltered coverage of local meetings and other events.

Get Air Trampoline Park 25 Omega Dr......497-5301 IMMERSION XP Virtual Reality Arcade & Escape Room 20 Winter Sport Ln., Ste. 155...............497-1948 Monkey Do 64 Harvest Ln.A872-7522

Electronics

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BUSINESS LISTINGS

Parker Family Farm 141 Butternut Rd. ............................878-2898 Riverhill Farm 1645 Governor Chittenden Rd.....879-0464 Sugartree Maple Farm 313 Bradley Ln Scratch N’ Earth Farm 3267 Oak Hill Rd. ............................578-0191 Uries Tree Farm 1694 Old Stage Rd. ............................878-8066 Walker Hill Hemp 404 Walker Hill Rd. ............................922-4605 Whitcomb’s Land of rver Pumpkins & Corn Maze 347 Fay Ln..........879-5239 Windswept 0/week $936Horse Farm 581 Old Stage Rd. ............................878-4856

Financial Planning

Ameriprise Financial CJ Charlebois 5399 Williston Rd #204 ............................657-3800

Beacon Wealth Management 400 Cornerstone Dr. ............................871-5521 Copper Leaf Financial, LLC 33 Blair Park Rd. .......................................... Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs 33 Blair Park Rd., #201 ............................878-1963 Edward Jones Bruce Walbridge 208 Cornerstone Dr. ............................878-7805 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 16 H&R Block 129 Market St.....288-9047 JDA Financial Services 33 Blair Park Rd. #201 ............................878-1963 Legacy Financial Services 94 Zephyr Rd......316-3900 Silverlake Wealth Management LLC 33 Blair Park Rd. # 100 ............................857-5083

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Fireplaces

Green Mountain Fire Places of Vermont 800 Marshall Ave. Stove & Flag Works 1757 Essex Rd....878-5526

Fitness

Jazzercise 59 Day Ln...........872-8800 RehabGym 373 Blair Park Rd. ............................876-6000 The Edge 115 Wellness Dr. ............................860-3343 Synergy Fitness 426 Industrial Ave. ............................881-0553

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Williston Community Food Shelf 400 Cornerstone Dr. ............................735-6306

Northern Builders ............................879-3623 Limoge & Sons 136 James Brown Dr. ............................878-4338 Overhead Door 5375 Williston Rd. ............................864-9895

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Garden Centers

Gardener’s Supply 472 Marshall Ave. ............................879-0099 Home Depot 759 Harvest Ln...872-0039 Village Hardware/Agway 364 Essex Rd......878-3301 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

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BUSINESS LISTINGS Garden Supplies

Gardener’s Supply 472 Marshall Ave. ............................879-0099 Guy’s Farm & Yard 21 Zephyr Rd......878-5112 Home Depot 759 Harvest Ln...872-0039 Village Hardware/Agway 364 Essex Rd......878-3301 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

Gas Stations

Jiffy Mart 500 Essex Way...879-7662 Korner Kwik Stop 21 N Williston Rd. ............................878-8927 Mobil Station 2200 Essex Rd....879-0223 O’Brien’s Town & Country 5085 Williston Rd. ............................862-5972 Shell 5085 Williston Rd. ............................862-5972 Simons 10 Simons Plaza.879-8671

Glass Repair

Anderson’s Autoglass 236 Krupp Dr......658-4772 Chittenden County Glass 217 James Brown Dr. ............................879-4648

Golf

Catamount Golf Club 1400 Mountain View Rd. ............................878-7227

Rocky Ridge Golf Club Rt 116, St. George ............................842-2191 Williston Golf Club 424 Golf Course Rd. ............................878-3747

Home Care Services

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Grocery Stores

Hannaford 78 Marshall Ave..878-0032 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 10 Healthy Living Market & Café 129 Market St.....879-2020 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 9 Shaws Supermarket 71 Boxwood.......878-9770 Shelburne Meat Market at Williston Taft Corners Shopping Ctr. ............................878-0084 VT Meat & Seafood Market 300 Cornerstone D. ............................878-2020

HVAC

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BUSINESS LISTINGS ONTA Studio 373 Blair Park Rd. ............................683-8539

Massage

Massage Envy 2141 Essex Rd. ............................879-0888 Oasis Day Spa 300 Cornerstone Dr. ............................879-9499

Moving Companies

Chase Moving & Storage Shunpike Rd.......864-4556 Morway’s Moving & Storage 150 Krupp Dr......651-0900 U-Pack Williston 113 Ave. C..........863-0541

Movie Theaters

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Music Lessons

Guitar Center 21 Hawthorne Cir. ............................872-7627 Nick Caiano Guitar Teacher 300 Cornerstone Dr. ............................310-2883 Virginia Washburn-Piano ............................879-6803

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Opticians/Optometrists/ Opthamologists

Beeson W David, O.D., P.C. 863 Harvest Ln...878-2633 Hastings Molly MD 462 Industrial Ave. ............................497-0916 Pediatric Eye Care 33 Blair Park Rd. ............................497-0916 Walmart Vision Ctr 863 Harvest Ln. ............................878-2633

Williston Optometry, Dr. Thomas Clark 33 Blair Park Rd. ............................862-1947

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Pets Boarding & Grooming Gulliver’s Doggie Daycare 59 Industrial Ave. ............................860-1144 Happy Dog Grooming Shoppe 364 Essex Road..777-3371 PetsMart 21 Retail Way.....872-1845 Royal Paws 4518 Williston Rd.. 651-0799 Feline Boarding /Veterinary Affectionately Cats 60 Commerce St. ..........................860-CATS

Rescue Organizations All Breed Rescue 491 Industrial Ave. ............................489-5889 Vermont English Bulldog Rescue....................878-1600 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 21 Supplies & Food Guy’s Farm & Yard 21 Zephyr Rd......878-5112 PetSmart 21 Retail Way.....872-1845 Village Hardware/Agway 364 Essex Rd......878-3301 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19 Training Show Me The Biscuit 21 Zephyr Rd......879-3130 Thin Blue Line K9 126 Yantz Hill Rd. ............................922-5376 Waggles 75 Bishop Ave....879-5455

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CVS Pharmacy 49 Wright Ave.....872-8840 Hannaford 14 Marshall Ave. ............................878-0388 Osco/Shaws 71 Boxwood St...878-9056 PharmaLogic 9 Krupp Dr..........862-9944 Walgreens 108 Cornerstone Dr. ............................ 878-1118 Walmart 863 Harvest Ln. ...........................878-5533

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BUSINESS LISTINGS Dave Schmidt .......578-7511 Duback Photography 161 Maple Rd.....238-0392 Glenn Moody Photography 456 Shunpike Rd. ............................862-1984 Jeff Schneiderman Photography 2393 Oak Hill Rd. ............................878-0769 Steve Mease Photography ............................578-8029

RehabGym 373 Blair Park Rd. ............................876-6000 Transitions Physical Therapy 53 Main St., Essex ............................857-5976 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 22 Wellfound Physical Therapy & Fitness 1193 So. Brownell Rd. #20......................497-1394

Physical Therapy

Evergreen Family Health 28 Park Ave.........878-1008 Given Health Care Center 353 Blair Park Rd. ............................847-1470 Spine Institute of NE 158 Hurricane Ln. ............................847-9005 Thomas Chittenden Health Center PLC 586 Oak Hill Rd. ............................878-8131 Planned Parenthood 183 Talcott Rd. ............................878-7232

Cornerstone Physical Therapy 277 Blair Park Rd. ............................878-3600 Edge Physical Therapy 115 Wellness Dr. ............................860-1358 Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance 20 Winter Sport Ln. #155 ............................658-0949 PT360 426 Industrial Ave. ............................860-4360

Physicians

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Pediatricians

UVM Medical Center 353 Blair Park Rd. ............................847-1440

Pizza

Domino’s Pizza 201 Cornerstone Dr. ............................232-2777 Ramunto’s Pizza 18 Taft Corners...879-1000 Vermont Tap House 22 Merchants Row ............................879-7060

Plumbing/Heating

BC Carrier Plumbing & Heating...................878-8808 Bernie’s Plumbing & Heating 35 Ave. C............862-4540

Bryce Mechanical Systems 829 Old Creamery Rd. ............................879-9182 Falcon Plumbing Service 85 Bishop Ave....878-0077 Ouellette Plumbing & Heating 36 Dorset Ln.......878-6004 Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Service 998 S Brownell Rd. ............................863-2722 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 12

Pools & Spas

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Printers

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Psychiatry & Counseling

Associates at the Gables 183 Talcott Rd....876-1100 Cedar Brook Associates 4185 St George Rd. ............................879-5333 Jess DiGiorgianni Psychotherapy & Counseling 277 Blair Park Rd. #220 ............................857-5782 Partners in Psychiatry 188 Allen Brook Ln. ............................876-4000 Vermont Counseling & Wellness 600 Blair Park Rd. #205 ............................878-4991

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BUSINESS LISTINGS Real Estate

Agents Four Seasons/Sotheby's Jana Granzella....238-4712 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 15 KW VT - Polli Properties Williston ............399-0134 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 21 Lacroix Associates 600 Blair Park Rd. ............................878-7886 Marcelino Team Real Estate 57 Day Ln...........846-8460

Milot Real Estate 66 Knight Ln......879-6000 Omega Real Estate ...........................999-9179 Rossi & Riina 62 Merchants Row ........................... 448-2860 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 29 Developers Adams Real Properties, LLC 207 Boyer Cir. #30 ..............................863-366

Hillside Properties 380 Hurricane Ln. ............................872-7727 REM Development Co 599 Ave. D..........864-5830 Snyder Homes - Finney Crossing Williston.............985-5722 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 13 Industrial & Commercial JL Davis Realty 2822 St George Rd. ............................878-9000 Maple Tree Pl — Office 28 Walnut St.......879-9100 South Burlington Realty 85 Shunpike Rd. ............................863-9039

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Chef’s Corner 300 Cornerstone Dr. ............................878-2025 Chili’s Grill & Bar 125 Cypress........288-9995 Domino’s Pizza 201 Cornerstone Dr. ............................232-2777 Friendly’s Restaurant 310 Williston Rd. ........................... 879-1404 Garden of Eatin’ Cafe 472 Marshall Ave. ............................872-7687 Goodwater Brewery 740 Marshall Ave ............................999-7396 Grazers 192 Boxwood St. ........................... 857-5829 Green Mountain Bagels Taft Corners........878-3131 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 11 Longhorn Steakhouse Maple Tree Pl.....288-9858 McGillicuddy’s Irish Ale House 8 Walnut St.........857-5908 Men at Wok Taft Corners........878-2850 Moe’s Southwest Grill Retail Way..........879-2005 Naru 202 Cornerstone Dr. ............................878-8868 Panera Bread 62 Merchants Row ............................288-9633 Pho K&K Maple Tree Pl.....288-1017 Ramunto’s Pizza 18 Taft Corners ........................... 879-1000

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BUSINESS LISTINGS Schools

(See also under municipal listings) Allen Brook Elementary School 497 Talcott Rd....878-2762 Bellwether School 1186 S Brownell Rd. ............................863-4839 Brownell Mountain School 5330 St George Rd. ............................878-3830 Champlain Valley Union High School 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg ............................482-7100 Heartworks & Renaissance School 644 Blair Park Rd ............................872-7878 Jean Garvin School 90 Harvest Ln.............. 767 Little Lambs 300 Trinity Dr.....878-8118 Trinity Baptist Church & School 300 Trinity Dr.....878-8118 O’Brien’s Aveda Salon 400 Cornerstone Dr. ............................658-9591 VT HITEC ...........................872-0660 VT Technical College 201 Lawrence Pl. ............................879-2323 Williston Central School 195 Central School Dr. ......................... 878-2762

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BUSINESS LISTINGS Northeastern Family Institute 9 Blair Park Rd................878-5390 Office of Health Access 312 Hurricane Ln............879-5900 Stern Center for Language & Learning 135 Allen Brook Ln.........878-2332 VABIR 75 Talcott ........................878-1107 VT Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing 147 Knight Ln.................879-4787 VT Family Network 240 Blair Park Rd............876-5315

Williston Early Childhood Connection Welcome Baby Project .........................................878-5978

Solar Energy Systems

AllEarth Renewables 94 Harvest Ln................. 872-9600 Building Energy 1570 S Brownell Rd. ........................................ 859-3384 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 5 Green Mountain Solar 96 Commerce St............. 369-9149

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Transportation

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Adam's Tree & Yard.......... 309-8971 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 6 Vermont Arborscapes 42 Dorset Ln................... 846-7362

Tutoring

Bookworm Tutoring Services Williston......................... 233-8283 Education Annex 71 Knight Ln., Ste. 20.... 662-4473 Stern Center for Language & Learning 135 Allen Brook Ln........ 878-2332

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BUSINESS LISTINGS Peak Veterinary 158 Hurricane Ln........... 878-2022 River Cove Animal Hospital 7 River Cove Rd............. 879-7984

Waste Disposal

All Cycle/Casella 220 Avenue B................. 651-5400 CSWD 1492/1496 Redmond Rd. .........................................872-8111 ENPRO 54 Avenue D................... 860-1200 Environmental Hazards Management, Inc 23 Commerce St..............862-4537

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