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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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Litchfield Eats

bantam Arethusa a mano Everything is house made, including their soft pretzels, bagels, macaroons, and iced coffee. 822 Bantam Rd. / 860-567-5722 arethusaafarm.com   I Arethusa al tavolo One of Litchfield’s finest dining destinations. 828 Bantam Rd. 860-567-0043 arethusaaltavolo.com   E Mockingbird Read More

Art of the Dance

Pilobolus’s acclaimed Five Senses Festival returns this summer, promising even more breathtaking art, music, dance, and conversation. This year’s festival will feature expanded programming for kids and families as well as childcare, wellness activities, and social dance classes. The Five… Read More

Fit, Fun, and Finally Relaxing – A Mother Daughter Trip to Litchfield Hills – A unique place to vacation

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
Cathy Fields

Ten Minutes with a Museum Director — Cathy Fields

Cathy Fields has been executive director of the Litchfield Historical Society for nearly 32 years. Coming from a family of museumgoers, Fields spent a lot of time during her youth in places like Old Sturbridge Village, Colonial Williamsburg, and Monticello.… Read More
The Nivolos

A Lifelong Love — For this couple, Water is the Common Ground

The Nivolos are avid anglers. Heck, one of their first dates was a fishing excursion. Jesse grew up in the outdoors fishing and hunting with his dad Jim, as did his wife, who gladly tagged along with her parents Andy… Read More
The Tapping Reeve

Where History Blooms

For the town’s 300th anniversary, the Litchfield Historical Society gives the community an opportunity to explore its past al fresco. Many organizations would be envious of the Litchfield Historical Society’s dilemma. Faced with six virtually blank acres adjacent to the… Read More
Copenhaver

Rowing her way to the Olympics

Two pivotal things must happen over the next year for elite rower Michaela Copenhaver of New Milford to realize her dream of competing in the Olympics in lightweight double sculls. Picture two women in a sliver of a boat, four… Read More