Jennifer Dorta-Duque, who owns the Three Mountain Inn with her husband, Ed, says there are constant reminders of what happened one year ago. While some things will never be the same for Jamaica residents, she says guests and visitors are always impressed by the town’s remarkable recovery.
“I think it’s a general feeling that Vermont really picked itself back up and is the same wonderful place that it has always been,” she said. “Guests mention how everything is the same, and they say that with admiration of what has been accomplished.”
Those accomplishments in Jamaica were made possible by friends, neighbors and acquaintances who reached out to help one another after the storm.
“I think that one thing we find so special about the community is that no one stops anyone from being who they are, and no one feels the need to change someone,” she says. “We all appreciate our little community, and we all support each other.”
**If You Go: Jamaica Community Website