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LITCHFIELD — Jamie Monahan was born in North Carolina, moved to Virginia at the age of 10, then to Japan, where she lived until she was 16. She moved to New York where she made her mark as an actress, filmmaker, director, and producer. She may have been born in the south, but she has never c…

LAKEVILLE — Lime Rock Park’s annual Labor Day Historic Festival will run as a non-spectator event, officials recently announced. “The difficult decision to run our signature event without spectators was made following careful consideration. The Sunday in the Park Concours will proceed with a…

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TORRINGTON — Housatonic Community College (HCC) studio art adjunct professor Lydia Viscardi will present “Here and Hereafter,” a solo exhibition of mixed media painting and works on paper at Five Points Gallery, Aug. 28-Oct. 3, according to a statement.

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LITCHFIELD — Grace Woodworking LLC chose a charming and iconic space for their new business in Litchfield: adjacent to the entrance to White Memorial. The building had previously housed Dutch Epicure bakery, a bicycle shop and Braeval Scottish clothing.

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TORRINGTON — During times of hardship, people have always turned to creative expression as an outlet for their emotions, thoughts and experiences. Patricia Martin is no exception. An avid poet, several pieces she penned since the onset of the pandemic have been selected for publication in th…

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WOODBURY — Few things remind us that summer is at its height like tall, majestic sunflowers in full bloom, nodding their brightly colored heads in the warm August breeze. And during these turbulent times we find ourselves living in, we could all use a dose of the sunniness to brighten our lives.

With the arrival of 2020, one of the first tourism trails in the State — The Connecticut Art Trail — is celebrating 25 years of guiding art aficionados across the state on a journey that includes 22 world-class museums and historic sites. Originally launched in 1995 as the Connecticut Impres…

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WASHINGTON — This year’s Washington Friends of Music’s Summer’s Concert Festival with The New Baroque Soloists has been cancelled due to the COVID pandemic.

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WASHINGTON — Art In The Open is an invitational outdoor exhibition and fundraiser to benefit the Washington Art Association & Gallery. It will take place on Saturday, Aug. 8, on the grounds of the Washington Town Hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date Sunday, Aug. 9), said an email from …

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WATERTOWN — Partners and longtime friends Vinny and Debra Giannetto, and Jack and Michele McHugh repurposed a farm at 28 Plungis Road in Watertown six years ago — and that was just the beginning. The working farm added four acres of grapevines to create the winery, named Hawk Ridge for the m…

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TORRINGTON — When the Red Room All Stars band joined a group of other musicians June 21 to celebrate International Make Music Day, they put their own special twist on the performance at the event, sponsored by the NWCT Arts Council.

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FALLS VILLAGE — In March, the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village was excited to be opening the group exhibition, Slate of the Art 2020. Over 100 artworks, all using original roof slates from the Library’s 1891 construction, were painstakingly installed on the library’s ArtWall. Enthusias…

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TORRINGTON — Five Points Gallery, 33 Main St., will open three concurrent exhibitions, “True Blue,” a group show; “Helpless,” a mixed-media installation by Ellen Hackl Fagan; and “Water and Light,” photographs by emerging artist Clark Leonard. The three exhibits run from July 17 to Aug. 22.

This is the time of year I feel like a kid in the ice cream shop wanting to try all of the innovative newfangled flavors: French toast bacon, lavender coconut with black sesame seeds, Earl Grey tea with shortbread cookies, Black Forest licorice, “everything but the kitchen sink,” and even “M…

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WATERTOWN — The Sunset Grille in Watertown has several advantages: It is a two-story restaurant overlooking Merriman Pond, perfectly sited to enjoy a summer sundown, and an 18-hole golf club ranked third highest in Connecticut, both on a beautifully landscaped 236-acre park.

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WOODBURY — After passing through the hands of a diverse cast of owners since its establishment in 1754, Michael Bates-Walsh has breathed new life into the historic inn now known as the 1754 House.

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SOUTHBURY — The Gloria Cachion Gallery at the Southbury Public Library will host artist Theresa Bates on-line from Wednesday, July 1 through Friday, July 31 according to an email from the library. Visit at www.southburylibrary.org to view this virtual exhibit.