PICTURED FROM LEFT to right: Laura Mack, of lu•lu ice cream parlor, Eliza Benton of Bar Antidote and Hired Hand Brewing Co., Dickie Austin of The Black Sheep and Park Squeeze, Matt Birong of Three Squares, Andrea Cousineau of Black Sheep and Park Squeeze, and Ian Huizenga of Bar Antidote and Hired Hand Brewing.
Independent photo / Steve James
VERGENNES — On any given day, Vergennes’ downtown is a postcard-perfect Vermont city. Community members and visitors peruse the shops for locally-made gifts, gather in City Park, and eat in one of the many restaurants.
The weekends often feature special events organized by community members themselves or by the local non-profit organization The Vergennes Partnership. Vergennes’ Main Street is a charming center, but it is also a striking illustration of the vitality of the city.
“[The Vergennes Partnership is] so good at putting things on that make for a rich community life and make people...