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Litchfield Distillery Recipes

Just a few years old, Litchfield Distillery has not only expanded distribution throughout the state but also its offerings. We cobbled together three recipes from their favorites. Boulevardier (pictured above) ◗ 1 oz. Litchfield Distillery Straight Bourbon ◗ 1 oz.… Read More

Editor’s Pick–The Whitlock’s farm to fork

You could call it love at first bite. Because restaurateur Matt Safarowic of Katonah’s The Whitlock, and farmer (and chiropractor) David Rowe of Katonah’s Orchard Hills Organics, have found they are like-minded individuals when it comes to bringing… Read More

Editor’s Pick–Jay Street Cafe–Katonah

Although the “Damn Good Benny” at the Jay Street Cafe is not necessarily named for the King of Swing, the late Pound Ridger Benny Goodman would likely approve. Katonah has been called “Mayberry” for its quaint small town feel, where… Read More

Ten minutes With a Community Hero

George Criollo left his home country of Colombia at a young age to become a merchant marine. As a boy he had loved visiting his grandfather’s farm where he would help build stone walls and fences. After a few years… Read More

Fighting for Organic

Michael Keilty of Morris has been farming all of his life, and advocating sustainable and humane agriculture practices that have taken root from Maine to West Virginia through his work with livestock producers, veterinarians, and extension educators. As a sustainable… Read More

Learning Under the Trees–Returning to nature in the classroom

On a misty morning, eight preschoolers with bouncing backpacks and mud-covered rain boots emerged from the 205-acre woods at Pratt Nature Center in New Milford, excitedly discussing a caterpillar and giggling as explosive jewelweed seed pods along the trail offered… Read More

On a Mission–High time women who fish are taken more seriously

Fifty-fifty. That’s what Holly Jones would like to see when she looks around as she stands in a Litchfield County river and gently casts a fly upon the water. The fifty-fifty regards the breakdown between men and women fisherpeople. And… Read More

Equine Magic–healing through horses

Alicia Crossley brushed aside her shoulder-length blond hair to show off the blue ribbon she had clipped to her shirt. “I feel proud, really proud,” she says beaming. The 19-year-old from Bridgewater won first place during a Little Britches horse… Read More

Gone to Hellebores–These flowers are harbingers of spring

Just when you desperately need spring, hellebores burst on the scene. Go beyond all those images of itty bitty bulbs when you think of spring’s first floral encounters because hellebores are anything but subtle. Rivaling any other harbinger for spring… Read More

Challenge America Grant

The American Mural Project (AMP) is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the only organization in the state to receive the Challenge America grant. The grant will fund an “All Our Own”… Read More