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Burning of Bedford

Just after dawn on the morning of July 11, 1779, four hundred British cavalry under the command of Lt. Col. Samuel Birch rode into Bedford and proceeded to plunder and set fire to the meeting house and, in turn, nearly every house in the village. Only one house, owned by a widow reputed to have [...]read moreBurning of Bedford

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 improve the breed was recognized in the mid 1950s when one of his 80 cows [...]read moreConnection to the Past – Daffodils And Cows With The Morosanis

Living the Shakesperience – Local Theater Group Sets Foot in Litchfield Hills

Back in 1996 Emil Mattina and Jeffrey Lapham had a mission—to educate and inspire students, families, and theater professionals through the arts. Thus Shakesperience was born—an organization that reveres and encourages a love of William Shakespeare’s work by bringing it to schoolchildren of all ages. The couple provides innovative, thought-provoking live theater programs rooted in [...]read moreLiving the Shakesperience – Local Theater Group Sets Foot in Litchfield Hills

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 Hopkins are talking about their farm, sitting side by side at what looks like their [...]read morePeel Me a Grape – The Secret To Centuries As A Family Farm

Fit for Life – A Gym For Every Need

Litchfield affords a wealth of outdoor activities from walking, hiking, climbing, swimming, to skiing and snowshoeing. To get in shape for these sports, it also offers a variety of gyms and fitness centers that cater to every need. Whether you want to pump iron, practice yoga or Pilates, have a go at a treadmill or [...]read moreFit for Life – A Gym For Every Need

The Lake Effect – A Big Hug For Waramaug

It’s easy to spot Whitney York Lancaster’s house on Lake Waramaug: it’s the one with the Lone Star and the Louisiana state flags hanging on the porch. Whitney, who hails from New Orleans, and her husband, John, who comes from Sugarland, Texas, may be proud southerners, but they’ve also put down roots in Litchfield County. [...]read moreThe Lake Effect – A Big Hug For Waramaug

Still Spectacular

Good News Café, now known as Good News Restaurant & Bar, Is exactly as it’s always been: spectacular. For 24 years Carole Peck has been serving comfort food at the highest level. As one of the early trailblazers in the farm to table movement, she has created amazing food in every category—from appetizers to main [...]read moreStill Spectacular

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, however, naturally fell by the wayside once Armstrong began her career and then took time [...]read moreTen Minutes With – A Bossa Nova Singer

Judy’s Place – A vision is brought to life and becomes the center of Washington’s community

In 2013 a small group of civic-minded residents shared a dream to transform the abandoned Vinnie’s Texaco Station in Washington Depot into a park, an events space, and a vibrant community hub. By 2014 the Washington Park Foundation was formed. In 2015 a capital campaign was established and the foundation received its most substantial gift [...]read moreJudy’s Place – A vision is brought to life and becomes the center of Washington’s community

25 Most Dedicated, Most Creative, Most Influential

Cara Blazier is a former clinical social worker. A Litchfield resident, she is a trustee of the Oliver Wolcott Library and has served on its Festival Committee for seven years. She volunteers for Friends in Service to Humanity (FISH) in Torrington, the Litchfield Aid of the Connecticut Junior Republic, and is a trustee of the [...]read more25 Most Dedicated, Most Creative, Most Influential

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