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Pastor Munn takes pulpit at city church


ELLIOTT MUNN, SEEN at home with his wife, Elizabeth Gleich, was chosen as the new pastor of the Vergennes Congregational Church after a lengthy search that culminated with online meetings and virtual services on May 2 and 3 and a unanimous vote of approval. Gleich is the associate pastor of the Congregational Church of Middlebury. Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy

VERGENNES — Two years after longtime pastor Gary Lewis retired from the Vergennes Congregational Church, the members of the South Water Street congregation believe they have picked the right person

Lincoln Live: Local entertainment goes online


SCORES OF COUNTY residents last Saturday logged into an online performance space called “Lincoln Live,” where people to performed music, read poetry or told jokes while safely distant during the pandemic. The weekly events are the brainchild of musician Nate Gusakov.

LINCOLN — Since its first Zoom meeting on April 11, a virtual open mic series called “Lincoln Live” has gradually increased in size and popularity.

Bristol nonprofit funds global relief


HELLEN GATHONI KIHORO, a WMI scholar and medical student battling coronavirus in Kenya, provides hand-washing resources and information in her community. The project was funded by the Wells Mountain Initiative, which also helps fund Kihoro’s education. Photo courtesy of WMI

BRISTOL — With grant money she received from the Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI), Hellen Gathoni Kihoro this week launched a project in her home village of Gitogothi to increase pandemic awareness

Home: Dishaw family takes on big DIY home renovation


THE DISHAW FAMILY poses happily in the (work-in-progress) Middlebury home they recently bought. Pictured are Josh with son Greeley on his shoulders and Meghan holding daughter Hatley. Josh is using his building experience to remodel and update the 42-year-old home to their mutual taste, with plenty of help from Meghan and her parents. Photo courtesy of the Dishaw family

MIDDLEBURY — Over the past decade a lot of things have worked out well for Josh and Meghan Dishaw — especially in the last few months. 

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