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What’s with all the Wild Turkeys in the area?

These days, wild turkeys are a common sight in our area, but it wasn’t always that way. Turkeys have a storied history, full of misadventures and triumphs, that continues to this day. The Spanish were the first to bring turkeys… Read More

Healthy Chompers–Cleaning Your Dog’s Teeth Is a Must

Have you brushed your dog’s teeth today? The few times I tried it with my Labs, they ate the toothpaste and wouldn’t let me get the brush in. Epic fail. Whether you brush, give them dental chews, or pay a… Read More

Four-Legged Fosters–Helping shelter animals from their forever homes

Fostering a shelter animal can be a life-changing experience—not only for the pet, but for you as well. Shelters and adoption centers use fostering for a variety of reasons: to free up space, allow an animal recovery time from an… Read More

Our Fur Babies

The bond between humans and their pets is a strong one. Science has proven that we love our pets in a way that eerily similar to the way we love our children. When a pet gazes at its owner, oxytocin… Read More

Dog Paddle – A Wilton dog shares his swimming story

My name is Duncan aka Dunkie-doo. I’m a dog. A yellow Labrador, to be precise. Okay, full disclosure, I’m really a Labrador mix from a shelter in South Carolina. My human mom, fell in love with my picture online seven… Read More

How to Sell a Home–A case study in a real-state listing

Listing and selling a home—particularly in these tough times for this market sector—is a skill. Telling a story, staging in a big or small way, and pricing are the key elements to get the right people into the home to… Read More

Do You Believe in Ghosts? You Might After You Read This

Call me crazy, but I’ve always believed there is something beyond this life. I’ve seen psychic mediums, participated in group readings, and had my tarot cards read—all in the hopes of connecting with a high school boyfriend, to whom I… Read More

Innovative animal-rescue groups offer foster, hospice, and respite

Picture a giant playpen filled with frisky felines being wheeled into a nursing home. The residents are then given poles to “fish for kitties,” explains Juli Cialone, founder of Rock N’ Rescue, which is based in South Salem, but depends… Read More

Designer Spotlight–Eight Designers Show Off a Favorite Space

From reimagined game rooms, cozy bedrooms, and elegant living rooms to hip outdoor living spaces and even a sleekly designed commercial waiting room—these talented people showcase how they translate a client’s wish into a design dream-come-true. Whether you love traditional… Read More

A mountaintop home and artist’s studio with spectacular views

Ascending the steep, wooded driveway to Ridley and Nina Maric Whitakers’ home in South Egremont, the property makes an immediate impression. The day I was there, two white-tailed bucks grazed on the lawn below the house—they apprised me and my… Read More
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