New chocolate shop owner has a sweet start

VERGENNES — Midwinter during a pandemic might not seem like the best time to take over a retail business. But for several reasons chocolate stores can be an exception, especially when the new owner has both experience and a plan to spark sales. At least that’s the tale Dawn Wagner tells about Vergennes shop Daily Chocolate on Green Street. Wagner agreed to take over from former owner Jen Roberts almost two years ago. It was a friendly and loosely structured arrangement that became final in December, and Rob … (read more)

Vergennes’ Dawn Wagner is a paper-hat genius

VERGENNES — What do you get when you take a stage manager from New York City, transplant them in Vergennes and give them chickens, and a knack for making cookies, chocolates and costumes? A messy dining room table. That’s what. Dawn Wagner, a self-describ … (read more)

Learn to make paper hats at the Sheldon on Aug. 11

MIDDLEBURY — A Mad Hatter Tea Party and Hat Workshop is coming to the Sheldon Museum on Sunday, Aug. 11, from 1:30- 3 p.m. Artist Dawn Wagner will conduct this fun-filled afternoon of extraordinary paper hat-making, offering a chance for families to celeb … (read more)