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Gaylordsville >> The mission to preserve the historical charm of the former Merwinsville Hotel initially began in 1971, after Gaylordsville resident George Haase drove by on his commute to work and noticed the building was in an extreme state of disrepair.

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Litchfield >> Like a red streak flashing in the distance, he sniffs the air on the go and races to and fro in search of his target. His handler occasionally bellows out a command and the little red flash reacts and changes direction.

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Bantam >> When one first sees the art of Robert Deyber, one is struck by the precise movements of the subjects and by the surrealism. A jackrabbit sits with a lit match in its mouth while a couple of buildings burn in the background; two giant weaponized roses shoot cannonballs at each…

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Litchfield >> Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center in Litchfield has a history of presenting some of the most cutting-edge and challenging programs and exhibitions. It has always welcomed men and women who value soul searching and learning in a contemplative environment. The cent…

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As a young girl, Carol Wallace dreamed of an eventual career in fashion. Although her younger years ultimately led her down a different path, her vision recently came to fruition with the launch of a luxury scarf line inspired by her artwork.

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In the opening pages of his candid and moving memoir, “Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression,” David Leite reveals his most fervent wish as a child: “I wanted to be blonde and blue-eyed and have a last name like Stevens or Nelson. I wanted a one-story house for just…

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Have courage, Litchfield County, we’re coming into the homestretch of winter. You can make it! Before you know it, the growing season will be upon us and we’ll be knee deep in the marathon of flowering the earth. But rather than holding your breath waiting for that to happen, now is the time…

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LITCHFIELD >> Gardening brings together many crafts. So it came as no surprise when the exhibition space at Litchfield’s Oliver Wolcott Library was teeming with talent for Elizabeth Wolff’s exhibition “Penciled Tails.” In fact, if you never strayed beyond her immediate family, you woul…

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In the town of Falls Village, summer signals the start of a musical tradition that has gone on for more than 80 years — Music Mountain’s chamber music festival. As the festival continues, loyal subscribers flock to this beautiful venue for an afternoon or evening of live music performed by n…

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Thirty-years ago, while living as a teenager in his native Albania, Bachi Prevalla had a dream. Today, he is living proof that dreams do come true, as long as you work hard enough to turn fantasy into reality. The 48-year-old owner of Bachi’s Ristorante Bar and Grill on lower East Main Stree…

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There’s an unwritten rule about Trade Secrets. In case you’ve missed all previous mentions of Trade Secrets, it is one of this country’s premiere plant sales, held right in our own backyard. Every year, Women’s Support Services puts on a benefit like you wouldn’t believe and we’re all the be…

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Being a Grand Tourer racer is not for the faint of heart. Your ordinary sports car has been retrofitted under the hood to exist as a speed-demon. Pedal to the floor, maneuvering around a track at speeds up to 200 miles an hour causes different states of gravity to be experienced by the drive…