(22) Think twice about shopping at a “big box” store such as Wal-Mart January 9, 2016 23 Things Check out the Home Town Advantage, a publication by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance to show how sprawl presents a tangible threat to historic downtowns all across the country. Share This Tweet Share See Also (20) In most Vermont communities, worship services are still held in historic buildings. These churches, synagogues, and other places of worship need support. Show your support. (18) Visit a Vermont country store. Local country stores offer goods and experiences that can't be had at chain stores. (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.