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  • By John Torsiello
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New Hartford >> Ever since mankind first pushed a boat onto water, sailing has been an integral part of the human experience. From dugout canoes and single masts made by primitive people to move from one island to the next, to many-masted galleons and clipper ships that fueled the age …

  • By Tovah Martin
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Hillsdale, N.Y. >> Midsummer is when every gardener needs a break. It’s time to take off your gloves, dust off your dirty knees, slip out of the muddy boots, and hop in the car to visit other gardens.

  • By NF Ambery
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Morris >> Those who work in the wedding industry had originally thought the trend toward rustic weddings, a form of escape to a perceived simpler time with a more casual atmosphere, would be short-lived. But it looks like the trend is here to stay among the more traditional types of we…

  • By John Torsiello
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When Christian Gombos and Glenn Staubley roll back to their landscape business off Route 4 in Burlington, near the town line with Harwinton, they will often stop into the Greenhouse Café and Tavern for a bite to eat.

  • By Joseph Montebello
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The red brick building in Bantam known as the Switch Factory has been home to many and varied businesses, from Pilates studios to antique shop to bookshop to poster gallery. Now added to that mix is the creative and unique studio called Art Room Atelier, conceived by artist Jessica Jane Russell.

  • By John Torsiello
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The present owners of an antique colonial home that sits off quiet Low Road in Sharon, only about a mile or so from the central village area of this quaint and quintessential Litchfield County town, thought they had found their ideal second home, a place where they could retreat from their h…

  • By NF Ambery
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This is the story of a group of ambitious voice students; a talented mentor who recognized and fostered their talent amid budget cuts and scarce resources; and a meteoric success that included winning one of the state’s top music awards.

  • By John Torsiello
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Winsted >> The word “no” is rarely heard in Noujaim’s Bistro, located at 436 Main Street in Winsted. As owner George Noujaim says, “I don’t want to hear that word in my restaurant. If a customer wants a dish that he or she doesn’t see on that day’s menu I will still make it for him or her.”

  • By John Torsiello
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East Hartland >> There is a sense of peace that pervades the interior and surrounding property of what is known as “The Nelson House”, located on quiet Mill Street in East Hartland. The historic home, which has been completely renovated and restored by master builder Neil Gilpin and va…

  • By Catherine Guarnieri
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There’s a new mixologist in town, and she is looking to shake up the way cocktails are served in Litchfield County. Jamie Monahan, a recent transplant from New York City, is the newest addition to the Community Table team and her spirited creations are perhaps more alchemy than the usual bar…

  • By Emily Olson
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Live music from Gordon Lightfoot and the Dover String Quartet, comfort food cooking classes, local theater productions, a Beatles revival and a weekend of car racing and vintage beauties — all this takes place in Litchfield County and the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts this spring.

  • By Catherine Guarnieri
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James Lenger has built his music businesses much like the chords and arpeggios that he teaches to his students — constructing layer by layer until a strong foundation for a musical composition has been assembled. Over his 23 years of teaching instruments, theory and composition, Lenger has o…

  • By Joseph Montebello
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As a photographer herself, Cassandra Sohn knows what an artist needs to successfully pursue their passion. That is why in 2011 she created Sohn Fine Art Gallery in the Berkshires. But it is so much more than simply a place to display and appreciate the art of photography.