(20) In most Vermont communities, worship services are still held in historic buildings. January 11, 2016 23 Things, Inspiration These churches, synagogues, and other places of worship need support. Show your support. Share This Tweet Share See Also (13) Visit an old cemetery Find your ancestors. Find famous people. Find infamous people. (8) Subscribe to Historic Vermont, our electronic newsletter, and keep current! Historic Vermont is our go-to source of current news in preservation in Vermont. Reviving the Homegrown Economy by Stacy Mitchell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance Although the current trends are dismal, trends are not destiny. Across the country, a growing number of communities are taking concrete steps to ensure that locally owned businesses continue to be a vital and thriving part of our local economies.