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LITCHFIELD — While this will be the 67th annual house tour event sponsored by the Connecticut Junior Republic, it has been six years since one was held. What better time to bring it back than as Litchfield celebrates its 300th anniversary? Thanks to the efforts of the Litchfield Aid of the C…

LITCHFIELD — It all began rather inconspicuously for Andre Oliveira, owner of Masterolive Studio - Photography by Andre Oliveira, at 3 West Street in The Parlour Town. He wasn’t even thinking about a career in photography as a teenager. But since being asked by his supervisor at a community …

LITCHFIELD — Co-owners Doris and Peter Bergamo are hosting an open house at their newly re-imagined business, Litchfield Hills Fitness, (formerly known as the Litchfield Athletic Club) located at 599 Bantam Road in Litchfield on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, which is fr…

WOODBURY — “The Beavers of The Bantam River Through a Naturalists Eyes” will be held at The Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main Street South, Woodbury, on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. Join Megan Lutz and Greg Bernard as they capture the life of an extraordinary beaver colony which includes the …

NEW HARTFORD — The annual Red, White & Blue Veteran Appreciation service was held at the Harvest Baptist Church in New Hartford. The annual event is hosted by Northwest Connecticut veterans organizations including the American Legion, Marine Corps League, AmVets and others.

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CORNWALL — A new river access site is opening on the Housatonic River. In the works for over a decade, a ribbon-cutting for the site will be held May 25 at 2 p.m. at “The Bend” of the Housatonic River in West Cornwall, just downstream from the covered bridge on Lower River Road.

BRANFORD — The chief economist for the National Association of Realtors told members of a housing trade group Thursday that despite some of the challenges Connecticut’s economy is facing, he doesn’t expect the state to fall into a recession either this year or next.

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NEW MILFORD — Litchfield County’s best known home for freelancers and “solopreneurs,” Makery Coworking, is comfortably located in the former home of Barton’s store, dating back to 1905, which was followed by Harts Five and Dime for several decades. It is still fondly remembered by New Milfor…

VETERAN ADVOCATE: Veteran’s Outreach, May 24, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Harwinton Library. A Veterans’ advocate will be available to answer general questions regarding various programs and services for Veterans; referrals to specific agencies provided as needed. All Veterans are welcome re…

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LITCHFIELD — Kitchenworks, a landmark Litchfield shopping destination, is celebrating 40 years in business this month, having first opened its doors in May 1979. Originally located in the Cobble Court, the store moved to its current location off the Litchfield Green in May 1997.

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LITCHFIELD — Tucked away on Duck Pond Road in Litchfield is one of the great treasures of this area — The Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy. A mouthful to say but truly an amazing place that everyone should visit. For over 20 years the organization has celebrated the season with a spec…

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BANTAM — Mockingbird Kitchen & Bar owner/chef Samantha (Sam) Tilley, who originally housed her restaurant at the Tollgate Inn in Litchfield, recently explained the unusual name she chose for her business at a special once a month restaurant opening. “Northern mockingbirds can learn as ma…

LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Historical Society is hosting Litchfield at 300, a silent auction art fundraiser on Saturday, May 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Artwork by local artists representing Litchfield’s 300 years of history will be featured. Proceeds from the evening benefit the educational missio…

LITCHFIELD — Vaping monitors at a regional high school are helping administrators recognize students who are nicotine dependent, with the goal of helping the teens break the habit.

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LITCHFIELD — Christine Harding, who is co-owner with Mark Abbott of the new coffeehouse in Litchfield with the quirky name Toast & Co., recently shared her personal journey during a very brief lull in business behind the counter.

TORRINGTON — The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council is partnering with Arts Culture Torrington for Arts Night Out, Thursday May 16 at 5:30 p.m. This free networking event will be held at the CT Academy for the Arts, 100 Prospect Street, Torrington.

OKLAHOMA! AT THS: Torrington Public School Theatre and Torrington High School Student Theatre present Rogers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” May 2-4, 7 p.m,.high school’s Little Theatre. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students and children under 12 at the door. For more information or to re…

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KENT — Kenise Barnes sat in the courtyard of the Kent Barns complex on a cloudy, chilly spring afternoon. Nearby and inside, workmen were putting the finishing renovation touches on a space that would soon become Barnes’ second gallery, Kenise Barnes Fine Art. The damp weather did little to …

RIPLEY OPEN HOUSE: Litchfield Tercentennial: Spring Open House at Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, 55 Duck Pond Road, Litchfield, April 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. The conservancyprotects a diverse range of the world’s waterfowl, focusing especially on rare and endangered species. Explo…

The Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston welcomed children and their families Sunday for a ride on the Easter Bunny Express. The scenic train ride, departing from Thomaston Station and running along the Naugatuck river, provided a scenic excursion and gave children the opportunity to …

LITCHFIELD — Fourth degree black belt Ann Krantz, owner and instructor of Litchfield Tang Soo Do, spent 2018 competing across the United States on the North American Sports Karate Associate circuit. and, was the recipient of three world titles in Traditional Forms, Weapons and Sparring competition.

LITCHFIELD — The Women’s Forum of Litchfield welcomes Dan Furman to speak about the origin and history of some very special flowers at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, on Thursday, May 2, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

NEW HAVEN — Patients suffering pain and jaundice from blocked bile ducts can find relief without going through major surgery with the use of endoscopic ultrasound, according to the director of the Yale Center for Pancreatitis.