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Ten Minutes With a Teen Activist — Kian Tortorello-Allen

Kian Tortorello-Allen is an 18-year-old trans senior at Fox Lane High School who is an LGBTQ and racial equity activist. A Mount Kisco native, he is active with Fox Lane’s Gender Sexuality Race Alliance (GSRA) and on the national level with the Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Beyond his activism, Tortorello-Allen is a [...]read moreTen Minutes With a Teen Activist — Kian Tortorello-Allen

Mah-Jongg Mania

Mah-Jongg

It began with a small gathering of curious folks, and then the word spread. After a few years, the Bedford-based group totaled 220. The enthusiasts aren’t “ladies who lunch,” and they don’t “do coffee” unless their shared time includes four of them—and a few rounds of Mah-Jongg. This 19th-century game is now bonding new and [...]read moreMah-Jongg Mania

Straight Outta Brooklyn – Hipsters eye Pound Ridge as a compelling next move

Stop by The Kitchen Table in Scotts Corners, and you’ll undoubtedly meet a recent import from Brooklyn Heights or Williamsburg, drawn to the popular café by the best cup of coffee in town. “Brooklynites pride themselves on being adventurous,” says pre-school teacher Erin Joslyn, who together with her husband, Greg, a media-company executive, bought a [...]read moreStraight Outta Brooklyn – Hipsters eye Pound Ridge as a compelling next move

Berkshire 25 Nominations

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Berkshire Magazine is proud is celebrate The 25 Most Creative, Most Dedicated and Most Influential individuals in our town. Deadline: July 1, 2019 – Honorees featured in the September issue of Berkshire Magazine Click for nomination form      

Readers Choice Awards 2019 – Litchfield County

The votes are in and we are delighted to announce the Readers Choice Awards for 2019. More than 1,000 people participated in the online survey where participants were asked to name their favorites in more than 100 categories. Readers shared their favorite romantic restaurant, place to hike, to work out, to beautify, to shop, and [...]read moreReaders Choice Awards 2019 – Litchfield County

Green Awards Nominations

Green Awards

The Green Awards recognize businesses, non-profits, and individuals who are leading the local fight to protect the environment while also creating a sustainable social and economic community. The winners will be honored in five of the TownVibe Magazines and at a reception/ceremony. To nominate an organization or individual simply fill-out the form. Click for nomination [...]read moreGreen Awards Nominations

Import Replacement – Ways to strengthen local economies

import replacement

Steve Oakes had no idea he was contributing to strategic import replacement when he opened Green Apple Linen in Pittsfield. Instead, the real estate entrepreneur was intrigued by a specific business opportunity that, in a way, fell into his lap. He was attending a community development meeting in Lenox when a new executive at Cranwell, [...]read moreImport Replacement – Ways to strengthen local economies

Black Bears sightings on the rise – where and what to do

Black Bear

Large, black, thick-furred, long of tooth and claw, come April or thereabouts they’ll awake from their winter torpor to a town that has most certainly awoken to them. Maybe you’ve seen one lumbering along with their golly-gee gait, in our woods, our meadows, our roadways—our yards. Ridgefield, like an increasing number of Connecticut towns, serves [...]read moreBlack Bears sightings on the rise – where and what to do

Sharing plants with others – great community event

Wilton Garden Club

Every year since its founding in 1921, as the snow begins to thaw and the first signs of green begin to peek from the earth, members of the Wilton Garden Club spring into celebratory action and begin harvesting plants to share with the community at their annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale. This springtime harvest tradition [...]read moreSharing plants with others – great community event

Using creativity to keep fallen trees out of landfills

Keeping fallen trees out of landfills

“Standing dead and fallen trees are an undervalued asset in our communities,” says Pound Ridge native Eli Arnow, who co-founded Epilogue Woods with Matt Rohrs. “The name of the company came from our goal of wanting to continue the stories of these old and beautiful trees, to provide an epilogue to their life and history.” [...]read moreUsing creativity to keep fallen trees out of landfills

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