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. 

Home: Rebuilt deck adds joy and value

AARON CRYSTAL, ABOVE, and Greg Borah of Shoreham Carpentry get back to work rebuilding a deck at a Middlebury home late last month after Gov. Scott loosened restrictions on his stay-at-home order. Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy

As the weeks wore on during the pandemic lockdown my better half and I, like most assuredly everybody else in the 802, started thinking about getting outside. 

Governor loosens restrictions on outdoor recreation

GUS HODDE, LEFT, takes a shot while Zach Jette waits to retrieve his ball at the basketball court in the Middlebury Recreation Park this past Friday. The Middlebury teens were among many Vermonters who got out and enjoyed some athletic activity after Gov. Scott eased social distancing restrictions on outdoor recreation. Independent photo/John S. McCright

VERMONT — “Everyone is just glad to be out and playing golf,” said Derrick Cram, business manager of the Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury on a sunny afternoon this week.


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