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Ten Minutes with Annie Farrell – A master farmer at millstone farm

Annie Farrell’s father was an NYPD detective and her mother was a “Lord & Taylor lady.” A fan of all creatures great and small, Farrell grew up with “a turtle pen, a snake pen, birds, and every critter I was… Read More

Follow That Goat – Calypso, Sapphire, and Wisteria: the unpretentious goat guides

Hannah Bracken has an affinity for the trio of Alpine goats grazing in the pasture adjacent to her Monterey home. Calypso, a two-year-old wether, holds a particularly special place in her heart: His mother, part of the herd at Susan… Read More

A New Home – CATA is moving to a bigger, brighter, more complete space

Clearly, CATA is having a banner year—its 26th as an inimitable, impactful bridge connecting the cultural world and disabled community. On the heels of receiving a boost from Mass Cultural Council and being presented the Excellence in Collaboration award by… Read More

On the Bowl – A photographer finds serenity and beauty on this Berkshire body of water

It’s 5 a.m. Cup of coffee in hand, I look out the kitchen window to check the sky and see a faint, rose-colored glow. It’s a good sign. At the end of my road, I pause. Left or right? I… Read More

The Gift of Gal Time A Mother Daughter Trip in Litchfield Hills

Every year, my mother tells us the story of how I was her birthday present. What sounds like a sweet story could have been tragic, so I am glad she remembers my birth fondly. Her doctor insisted I was underweight,… Read More

Ten Minutes With an IVF specialist – Rachel A. Bennett, MD

Rachel A. Bennett, MD is a reproductive endocrinologist, or to put it more simply, an IVF specialist. She opened her private practice, Westchester Reproductive Medicine, in Mount Kisco in 2006 and has been practicing for 24 years. She trained with… Read More

Deep Roots – Digging in with Susan and Coleman Burke

Susan and Coleman Burke’s garden is alive with the sound of birds and insects: a pollinator’s paradise. Susan, sitting in the sunshine on her red brick patio, is debating the growth of the fig trees she has planted in pots—just… Read More

Connection to the Past – Daffodils And Cows With The Morosanis

In 1941, Remy Morosani, eager to start a dairy farm and spread the popularity of Brown Swiss cattle, acquired 120 acres on Wigwam Road. His wife Virginia envisioned rugged ledges sprawling with daffodils and planted 10,000 bulbs. Remy’s commitment to… Read More

Peel Me a Grape – The Secret To Centuries As A Family Farm

“Not many people can say they’ve been on a piece of land 235 years,” muses Bill Hopkins with a laugh and a shrug, “My father in law used to say the first 100 years are the hardest.” Bill and Judy… Read More

Ten Minutes With – A Bossa Nova Singer

Chrissy Armstrong now croons Portugese lyrics as the lead singer in the Bossa Nova band A Lua Alicia. Growing up in a musical family, Armstrong joined a cappella group in college and was the song leader at her sorority, Music,… Read More