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The Berkshire 25 for 2019

The Berkshires is not just the expansive forests, verdant mountains, and refreshing springs that bolster its bucolic charm; it is the abundance of hardworking residents, so many of whom pour their passion into everything they do for the region. From fire chiefs and filmmakers, to librarians and entrepreneurs, these individuals are the backbone of our… Read More

Ten Minutes With a style maven – Jade Hobson

Jade Hobson was born in New York but grew up in Darien and Westport. From an early age she was intrigued by design and initially drawn to architecture. But fashion captured her heart and when a friend suggested she would make a good “magazine girl,” she applied for, and got, a job at Conde Nast,… Read More

Playtime With Purpose – A place helping children with Sensory Needs

It’s six in the morning, and Lisa Bria’s ten-year-old son is excitedly waking up so he can be first in line at the Wilton Library’s annual book sale. This sincere passion for reading at such a young age is remarkable for any child, but it’s especially noteworthy for the Bria family, as not too long… Read More

Secrets in Plain Sight – An author is inspired by her local surroundings

The next time you visit Quarry Head Park in Wilton, it may seem a little creepier than it used to. That is, if you read Wilton author Ivy Keating’s debut novel, Camouflage, first. “It looks mysterious—like the type of natural untouched land creatures could be found in,” says Keating. “It made me wonder, what’s out… Read More

Ten Minutes With the Pride in the Hills Co-Founder – Chris Herrmann

Chris Herrmann and his seven siblings were raised in rural Vermont by parents who taught them the value of giving back. When Herrmann attended a LGBTQ Youth Fund event he knew he needed to get involved. This past June he and Kevin Jennings co-chaired the second annual Pride in the Hills event which grew from… Read More

Lisa Taddeo chronicles the desires of “Three Women” – lands Showtime series

Sex. People may not discuss it in public, but practically everyone, regardless of age, thinks about it and likes to read about it. Now, thanks to the herculean efforts of journalist Lisa Taddeo, we have Three Women, a new book that explores the sex lives and passions of three very different women. It has been… Read More

The People You’ll Meet – Through Hiking on the Appalachian Trail

The longest “hiking only” footpath in the world traverses through some of Litchfield County’s loveliest and most rugged terrain. The Appalachian Trail (AT) cuts 56 miles through the northwest corner, giving hikers a tour of Sharon, Kent, Cornwall, Falls Village, and Salisbury. It’s easy to access the trail locally. There is a trailhead on River… Read More

A Tale of Two Women – Bloodroot’s Big Screen Debut

When Selma Miriam and Noel Furie met at a National Organization for Women rally in the 1970s, they never imagined they would team up to create one of the most iconic restaurants in our area, much less become the stars of a feature length documentary. Their shared interests in food, feminism, and what they describe… Read More

How We Met – If The Pants Fit…

Gary and Susie Singer will tell you that his road to proposal over fifty years ago started with a pair of Gary’s pants. Gary, a self-described introvert, was a student at University of Virginia. Susie, an outgoing woman who loved to party, was working for ATT on the White House account. The two met on… Read More

Ten Minutes With the Executive Director of the Bedford Riding Lanes Association – Phebe Callaway Wahl

Phebe Callaway Wahl was appointed the first-ever  executive director of the Bedford Riding Lanes Association in June. An avid rider since the age of seven, she grew up riding with the famous Middleburg Hunt in Virginia. As a member of the Callaway family, she has conservation and a passion for nature in her blood. She… Read More

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