A Rare Jewel
McWayne Jewelers is a downtown Manchester institution for the past 70 years where you can find everything from a simple, handmade silver bangle to a stunning 7-carat diamond Cleopatra necklace fit for a queen…
Jingle All The Way
To keep Christmas in your heart all year long…visit Christmas Days in Sunderland where it’s Christmas every single day. It is an indoor wonderland of ornaments, encircled by Santas, angels, nutcrackers, crèches, musical Advent calendars, snow globes, tiny villages, miniature carolers, and giant bows…
Shopping with Mr. Orton
By the time we circled over to the checkout counter, it occurred to me that in The Vermont Country Store, you don’t so much finish your shopping, as surrender to the sober realization that, as much as you want it, you simply cannot have it all…
An Affection for Alpaca
Shopping for warm socks, I befriend a herd of alpacas. If you take the farm tour to meet the alpacas up close and personal, which of course you must, you will see what I saw when Sandy walks into the pens: a dedicated farmer plus any number of alpacas having a little love fest. Here’s the story…
Business Owners and SVAC Partner to Promote the Arts
Southern Vermont Arts Center will offer off-site exhibition space throughout the town of Manchester. The initiative dubbed ART Manchester will connect Vermont artists with visitors and residents by converting storefronts into pop-up art galleries…
Small World. Big World.
In July, a new store popped up on Main Street in Manchester, Vermont. Walking through the door, it’s easy to tell that Mela Artisans has brought something completely new and special to the community. More than a boutique, this store has a story behind it.