WILMINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Rebuilding is happening all across the tiny Vermont ski town of Wilmington, which was hard hit by Tropical Storm Irene last August.
Restaurants, an inn and businesses have reopened, and renovations have been completed on a badly flooded church.
Most importantly, the heart of the community, Dot's Restaurant, is also on the road to recovery.
On Tuesday, a crowd of about 75 people watched a crane lift the building that dates to 1832 off its foundation. Owners John and Patty Reagan plan to raise the foundation and make other changes to flood-proof the building.
The entire project is expected to cost $800,000, and the Reagans are taking out a loan and need to raise $275,000 to get the renovations done.
They hope to reopen in November.