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Flower Power: Gardening as a complete workout–who knew?

Anyone who’s ever greeted the first day of spring by throwing themselves outdoors and vigorously gardening for hours, but without having gone into training in the waning weeks of winter (Wait: did she say, training? Like, for a marathon?), knows what it’s like to wake up the next morning, barely able to walk. Pulled hamstrings, [...]read moreFlower Power: Gardening as a complete workout–who knew?

Cole Porter’s Former Estate – See What it Looks Like Now

In Cole Porter’s song “Wunderbar,” featured in the musical Kiss Me, Kate, the legendary composer envisioned events unfolding “from our secret chalet for two.” Standing on the composer’s former Williamstown property, it isn’t hard to imagine he was looking out his window when he wrote those words. The structural history of Porter’s former Williamstown estate [...]read moreCole Porter’s Former Estate – See What it Looks Like Now

The Property Brothers in South Salem – See the Make Over

Suzanne and Kevin Vining had been avid fans of HGTV’s “Property Brothers” for years when a new professional opportunity for Kevin required the couple and their two daughters to relocate from suburban Albany to Westchester. Just as they put their sprawling upstate home on the market and secured a temporary rental in South Salem, they [...]read moreThe Property Brothers in South Salem – See the Make Over

Ten Minutes with Tim Washer–an SNL Writer

Tim Washer studied improv under Amy Poehler, comedy writing with the executive producer of “The Colbert Report,” and has appeared on “SNL,” Conan O’Brien, the Onion, and HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.” He’s emceed events featuring Pixar CEO John Lasseter, Emmy Award–winner Tony Hale, and Nobel Peace Prize–winner Desmond Tutu. Washer has performed at corporate events for IBM, Cisco, Deloitte, CDC, [...]read moreTen Minutes with Tim Washer–an SNL Writer

Fairfield Resident Gets to be the Star of the Animated Movie “Anastasia”

If you’ve ever seen the 20th Century Fox movie Anastasia you’ll instantly recognize the female protagonist with fiery red hair. Anastasia is the beautiful, clever, and adventurous girl fictionalized in this 1997 love story about the daughter of the last Russian Czar. But did you know that Fairfield has its own Anastasia? Anna Pelletier, a longtime [...]read moreFairfield Resident Gets to be the Star of the Animated Movie “Anastasia”

Ten Minutes With Willie Geist: A broadcast journalist

Willie Geist is host of NBC’s “Sunday Today With Willie Geist,” which covers everything from politics to pop culture, and co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Son of a CBS Newsman and New YorkTimes reporter, Geist has sat down with Justin Timberlake, John Krasinski, Bette Midler, Chelsea Handler, and Bryan Cranston; plus George W. Bush, Airbnb CEO [...]read moreTen Minutes With Willie Geist: A broadcast journalist

What Ann and Denis Leary Loved About Litchfield County

For over twenty years Ann and Denis Leary have made Roxbury their home. They raised their children here and were involved in many local organizations and events. Now, they are moving out of the area. Here is what they will miss about living in Litchfield County. 1 / The Hickory Stick Bookshop located in Washington [...]read moreWhat Ann and Denis Leary Loved About Litchfield County

James Naughton Getting His Groove Back–Healing to Hip-Hop: Pilates Works

When a friend asked me to join her in a hip-hop dance class at Double Up Dance Studio (DUDS), I said “why not?” As a former champion of Just Dance, I thought it might be the ideal exercise plan for me. But halfway through the first class, my hip felt funny, my arm hurt, my back was [...]read moreJames Naughton Getting His Groove Back–Healing to Hip-Hop: Pilates Works

Forging for Food in Your Backyard: Safe and Fun Foraging

It’s a familiar sight come spring: green lawns sprinkled with yellow dandelions. “When I look at my lawn in the spring and see all those dandelions waving back and forth, seeming to say, ‘Here I am, pick me,’ I’m so happy. It’s funny to me that people buy all these chemicals to eradicate them; they’re [...]read moreForging for Food in Your Backyard: Safe and Fun Foraging

Marsha Mason–A New Journey and a new adventure in Litchfield County

Marsha Mason knew at an early age what she wanted to be. “Growing up I wanted to be everything and anything that had to do with acting,” she explains. “I went to Webster College when it was still a small Catholic women’s college. I majored in speech and drama and as soon as I graduated [...]read moreMarsha Mason–A New Journey and a new adventure in Litchfield County

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