Broad Brook

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 11:33am EDT

Sara Tuthill – 802-233-7307

Ed and Jeannette Digby would like everyone to know how appreciative and grateful they are for all the support they are receiving from the surrounding communities, and especially the volunteers from the fire departments who responded to their house fire. They are still struggling with the enormity of their loss, especially the loss of their dogs, but are bolstered by the kindness and generosity of both neighbors and strangers who have come to their aid. There is much work ahead with the cleanup, and heartbreak in the sifting through of family heirlooms, but knowing that so many care alleviates this painful task to some degree.

On Sunday, Aug.13, in celebration of the opening of two post-Irene accesses developed on the White River, a paddle fest flotilla has been planned that will put in at the new Gilman Road Access, across the river from the Fox Stand in Royalton, and pull out in the mouth of the Broad Brook at the Sharon Broad Brook (Rikert) Access. The White River Partnership is the event organizer.

The following weekend, I will be joining in two fundraisers. The first will be Gifford Hospital’s Last Mile Ride on Saturday, Aug. 19, with proceeds benefitting Gifford’s Garden Room occupants and their families. On Sunday, Aug. 20, I’ll be riding in Norris Cotton Cancer Center’s Green Mountain Ride, the proceeds of which go directly to cancer patients and their families. If you would like to support me in either of these worthwhile events, please go to their respective websites, type in my name, (Sara Tuthill) and enter your pledge amount. You may also mail your donation to me at 721 Harlow Road, South Royalton, Vt. 05068, with checks written out to the respective ride titles. All contributions are greatly appreciated by the patients and families of these hospitals.

Birthday wishes go out to my brother Doug over in North Pomfret this week, who will be sharing his cake Saturday with five grandchildren this year, and by next year, there will be six sets of little fingers in his frosting!

If you have a fourth-grader in your household, and like me, need to get out and exercise more, be sure to take advantage of the free Parks Pass being offered to the nation’s fourth-graders. Information and passes can be found at The pass admits all children under age 16, and up to three adults at all sites that charge, whether on foot, bikes, or in cars, but is not applicable to commercial vehicles or additional cars of people traveling with the pass-holder. Fourth-grade educators can download these passes for their students, as well.

The Sharon School Board meeting, regularly the second Tuesday of the month, has been postponed until Thursday, Aug. 17 at 5:30 p.m.

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