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Shop local for the holidays

To the Valley News:

Westport Chamber members recalled that last Christmas Molly Kasriels wrote a Shop Local Letter full of great gift ideas. They were discussing how to promote growth and sustainability for Westport during their recent Dec. 5, meeting. We thank Molly for providing her letter again, this season, to inspire us to discover our own treasures and to buy locally. In order to attract new business to town, we need to demonstrate that the stores we have are thriving because our own residents shop here!

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 Bruce or Janice for gift cards for "Coffee & the paper" Done!

Remember that incredible grain DaCy Meadow Farm serves? Freekeh? 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 Ship's Store at the Marina or The Pink Pig.

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