To the Valley News:
Okay, Imagine this, The Northway is closed and the internet is down.....How exactly does one Shop Locally and Shop Small Business in Westport?? EASY, the only problem is the lack of traffic, lines and putting your credit card details out on the internet.....Here is a list I put together this morning while walking the dogs. Please give it some thought.....this year more than ever.
All I want this Year is…..To Shop Locally!
For my friend who goes into town every morning for coffee and the paper? I am going to ask Eric or Janice for gift cards for "Coffee & the paper" Done!
Remember at the chamber dinner that incredible grain DaCy Meadow Farm served? I am buying several bags at Champlain Valley Milling! They will tell me how to make it.
Have you stopped into Westport Trading Co.?? The stained glass is amazing! Westport is blessed with MANY local artists, Visit the Women of Westport Art Show at The Depot Theatre.
For my niece, horseback riding with Lindsay Pontius and/or Piano lesson(s) with Rose Chancler.
For out of town family or friends? A night's stay at one of our Inns, The Hotel, Normandie or camping space at one of our campsites. Let us do the pampering, you get a visit without even cleaning the guest room!
Dinner at one: Le Bistro, The Galley, The Hotel or The Coco Cafe followed by Depot Theatre Tickets. Lunch at K&D deli…..so many options!
A golf lesson! or gift certificate towards their summer membership.....not to mention the gift shop, I mean pro shop :>)
OH speaking of gift shops, nowhere can you top The Bessboro Shop, the Shipstore at the Marina or The Pink Pig.
As for Bookstores, last I checked Borders closed?? You can not beat the selection at The Inn Bookstore or Dragon Press and the expertise you will get from Kathryn or David as you peruse.