Donor gives $350K to Middlebury businesses

MIDDLEBURY — The unofficial guardian angel of small, struggling Middlebury-area businesses has made another huge donation — this time for  $350,000 — to help those that have taken a financial hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. The anonymous benefactor — who lives overseas but has ties to Middlebury — has now given a total of $650,000 this year to help area farms, restaurants, and now stores that are barely making ends meet during a pandemic that just marked its grim one-year anniversary. The Rev. Andy Nagy-Ben … (read more)

Restaurants get COVID relief grants

MIDDLEBURY — Congregational Church of Middlebury pastor Andy Nagy-Benson knows what it’s like to lead a donation drive. Asking folks to give money, even for super-worthy causes, can be challenging — particularly during a pandemic. But Pastor Andy recently … (read more)

$300k gift to benefit struggling restaurants

Found pennies come from heaven That’s what my grandpa told me. He said Angels tossed them down Oh, how I loved that story! So goes the Charles Mashburn poem, a cute ode to found money. The Congregational Church of Middlebury is living its own version of t … (read more)