Businesses to fill hole in Middlebury’s downtown

The long-vacant, 4,300-square-foot storefront at 51 Main St. in downtown Middlebury will come back to life next spring with a mixture of food, retail, entertainment, bar and event spaces.

Local Food & Farm Guide: Community solutions to rising rates of food insecurity

The COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying economic dislocations made the problems that some Vermonters have with food insecurity all to obvious. Thankfully, a variety of local efforts have sprung up in the past year to address food insecurity in Addison … (read more)

Local Food & Farm Guide: Meet the people who provide local food relief

The COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying economic dislocations made the problems that some Vermonters have with food insecurity all too obvious. As is outlined in the accompanying story (see Page 52), some creative alternative avenues for distributing f … (read more)

Giving Fridge to expand its food offerings

MIDDLEBURY — The Giving Fridge — a charity launched this past winter to feed hungry Middlebury-area people and sustain ailing restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic — is about to re-stock. In a big way. Giving Fridge founder Bethanie Farrell recently co … (read more)

Anais Mitchell to Zoom in for benefit concert

MIDDLEBURY — For the past 10 months those who’ve walked past the Middlebury Community Music Center (MCMC) at 6 Main St. have noticed something strange. The sound of silence. But while the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted onsite instruction at the histori … (read more)

The Giving Fridge offers food for the hungry

MIDDLEBURY — Bethanie Farrell has always felt a call to help others. It’s in her DNA, a ritual she learned as a young girl growing up in the Midwest. She’d accompany her mom while she made the rounds delivering meals to men who couldn’t find room in shelt … (read more)