shopping

  • The Elmore Store Looks to a Bright Future
    The Elmore Store Looks to a Bright Future

    The Elmore Store on Route 12 is where you can pick up the mail and buy everything from a cup of coffee to a quart of milk to sausage pizza. Located across the street from The Elmore School—Vermont’s last one-room schoolhouse—the general store has been in...

  • A Vision to Revive Main Street with Danby Village Shops
    A Vision to Revive Main Street with Danby Village Shops

    Danby is home to the largest underground marble quarry in the world, stretching more than a mile into Dorset Mountain. Its marble, used in many famous buildings and monuments, including the U.S. Supreme Court building and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, is known for its durability...

  • The Putney General Store Starts a New Chapter
    The Putney General Store Starts a New Chapter

    Lyssa Papazian never pictured herself running a country store. But when the Putney General Store closed in December 2016, she stepped in to help reopen the business and manage operations. Lyssa, a historic preservation consultant and Putney Historical Society board member, manages the store with fellow...

  • 12 Favorite Vermont General Stores
    12 Favorite Vermont General Stores

    “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.” That’s pretty much the slogan for Vermont general stores, where you can find long underwear, fishing bait, penny candy, coffee, sandwiches, honey, and good conversation all under one roof. Vermont general stores have been an integral part of...

  • 5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer
    5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer

    Manchester is many things to different people: a ski town, a shopping destination, or a summer getaway for golfing and fly-fishing. For me, Manchester is home. To celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary, Dave and I opted to get out of Burlington for a child-free weekend...

  • The Legacy of Pine Top Ski Area Lives on in Vernon
    The Legacy of Pine Top Ski Area Lives on in Vernon

    On Huckle Hill in Vernon sits a lost Vermont ski area that closed 50 years ago. Pine Top ski area operated between the 1940s and 1960s with three rope tows and four trails. With a vertical drop of 400 feet, Pine Top offered  terrain for novice,...

  • A Vermont Country Store Returns to Peru
    A Vermont Country Store Returns to Peru

    The JJ Hapgood General Store and Eatery, which first opened 150 years ago, was the longest-running general store in Vermont until it closed five years ago. New owners and Peru residents Juliette and Tim Britton felt strongly that the store needed to be revived for...

  • Visiting the Vermont Country Store is Weston
    Visiting the Vermont Country Store is Weston

    The Vermont Country Store on Route 100 in Weston is one of Vermont's most popular tourist attractions. At the store you'll find everything from homemade fudge to flannel pajamas to collectible toys. Owned and operated by the Orton family since 1946, the store started as a...

  • The Northshire Bookstore in Manchester is Vermont's Best

    Whenever I travel to my hometown, I always stop by the Northshire Bookstore. Aside from a fantastic book selection, the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester offers an extensive children's section, and a Zutano clothing store for babies and toddlers. The bookstore is  home to the wonderful...