Author: Laura Asermily

Staying Connected!

As we move into 2021, with an ongoing pandemic, we are each facing new challenges: changes to our health, our lives, our relationships, our homes, and our work. With physical distancing, all of us are more isolated. Many experiences are new and difficult. We know … read more.

Meals for Charter House

Charter House is a local organization which has been providing housing and meals to the homeless in the Middlebury area since 2005.  Over the years, its importance has grown, as has the need. Last year Charter House provided almost 40,000 meals to hundreds of individuals … read more.

Honoring Indigenous People

Monday Oct 12 was the 2nd year that Indigenous Peoples Day was an official VT state holiday, replacing Columbus Day. What a great opportunity to create some family traditions for honoring the original people of these hills and valleys, and other Indigenous Peoples around the … read more.

No More Killing!

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) invites us to stay engaged on Black Lives Matter efforts. Several walked with Middlebury College students protesting for justice for Breonna Taylor Friday Sept 25 at Cross St Bridge. Several have posted and had their BLM lawn signs stolen, especially from East Middlebury and Ripton. We are urged to report this to police. Follow more here. 

Daily CommUUnion

Rev. Barnaby shares inspirational thoughts, music and readings in a regular email. Look for these coming from This started as a daily email during COVID times as a way of staying connected titled Daily CommUUnion  and then became twice weekly emails titled Tweek and … read more.

Migrant Farmworker Support in Addison County

Addison Allies Network’s Coronavirus Emergency Fund for Immigrant Workers thanks the 62 community members (many from CVUUS), who donated to the fund for a total of $3662.  They’ve also secured grant funding from United Way of Addison County and The New England Grassroots Environment Fund, each … read more.