Elderly Services expands options; kids’ meals are back

ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County will see further signs of a pandemic rebound this month, as key services are due to be restored to people at both ends of the age spectrum.First, Elderly Services Inc. is set to reopen its immensely popular Project Independence (PI) senior daycare program to in-person participants — on a limited basis, to start — on June 7. The coronavirus forced Elderly Services to suspend in-person PI programming at its 112 Exchange St. headquarters around 14 months ago. Instead, organizers … (read more)

‘Everyone Eats’ fills a void — with food and good will

MIDDLEBURY — For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has served up a heaping helping of fear. The fear of catching a virus that has thus far infected more than 4,100 Vermonters, killing 69. But COVID-19 has also left a lot of us with a void — in our hearts becaus … (read more)

Vergennes area to get new free meals program

VERGENNES — A new effort set to begin on Sept. 14 will provide hundreds of free meals to residents in need in the Vergennes area — and possibly beyond at some point. It will also provide jobs to a number of cooks from downtown Vergennes restaurants.  The … (read more)

Middlebury-area kids can get free food, fun this summer

MIDDLEBURY — The coronavirus has succeeded in canceling and delaying many special events and celebrations, but it doesn’t look like the pandemic will affect Middlebury-area kids’ ability to get free food and have access to limited recreation programs this … (read more)

Bristol- and Vergennes-area schools deliver 1,800 meals a day

BRISTOL/VERGENNES — A school bus may hiss and roar and squeak and fart in exactly the same way wherever it goes, but when it arrives in your neighborhood on a misty late-August morning it will sound vastly different than it did when it departed the previo … (read more)