Chamber honors Bee’s Wrap, Fred Kniffin and HOPE

MIDDLEBURY – The Addison County Chamber of Commerce recognized a local business, individual, and non-profit organization with awards during its annual meeting held on Oct. 24, at the Middlebury Inn. Bee’s Wrap, located in Middlebury, received the 2019 Business of the Year Award, which recognizes businesses that have grown, while providing excellent products or services while doing well by their employees and the community. Bee’s Wrap started with a question facing many families and home cooks: How can we el … (read more)

HOPE sees increase in demand for services

MIDDLEBURY — While the economy is good and the county’s unemployment rate is hovering at around 2.3 percent, a growing number of folks are seeking aid from Middlebury-based Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) to get food, clothing and assistance in … (read more)

HOPE forbids rummaging in its Dumpster

MIDDLEBURY — One person’s trash is another one’s treasure, the old saying goes. Well, a disagreement is simmering over the discarded “gold” that some folks have been trying to extract from the Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) Dumpster off 282 Boa … (read more)

HOPE’s gleaned food feeds hungry neighbors

MIDDLEBURY — The non-profit Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) is again collaborating with area farms to glean fresh produce that will provide a free, healthy boost to meals in the county’s low-income households. Based at 282 Boardman St. in Middle … (read more)