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Riding the Trails–Snowmobiling is an exhilarating

On a brilliant winter’s day, nothing gets the blood coursing through a snowmobiler’s veins like riding on a freshly groomed trail. Sunbeams and tree shadows flash by as a pair of Skidoos wind through the woods and slice across frozen… Read More

Berkshire Boxing Club welcomes everyone into the ring

The lobby of the Berkshire Boxing Club is buzzing. Just before class, while we’re lacing up our shoes and wrapping our knuckles and wrists with 180-centimeter strips of cotton, the crew is talking about the recent heavyweight upset at Madison… Read More

The People You’ll Meet – Through Hiking on the Appalachian Trail

The longest “hiking only” footpath in the world traverses through some of Litchfield County’s loveliest and most rugged terrain. The Appalachian Trail (AT) cuts 56 miles through the northwest corner, giving hikers a tour of Sharon, Kent, Cornwall, Falls Village,… Read More

Reporter’s Notebook – Memories of the ’69 Miracle Mets

In a professional writing career that spans six decades and encompasses three daily newspapers and one weekly, three books, and freelance articles for more than 50 publications, it’s still easy for me to zero in on the highlight—the New York… Read More

Fore! Playing it up with Rob Labritz – low-scoring Club Pro at the PGA Championship

Rob Labritz is a champion! It’s the mix of humility, steely confidence, and—simply stated—the best golf game in this region that make him so. Labritz is 48, lives in Pound Ridge with his wife and two kids, and is coming… Read More
Big K

Over the Plate — Tyler Kepner takes a swing at the history of pitching

When Tyler Kepner got a call from four-time Cy Young Award winner and Hall of Famer Greg Maddux, he was at his son Mack’s baseball game. He had no choice—he had to take the call. “I didn’t even have my… 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
Golf Performance Center teaching

CT Performance Center – turning young golfers into pros

It’s not unusual for aspiring golfers to wander into the Golf Performance Center on Route 7 expecting to hit a bucket of balls after work. And why wouldn’t they? From the road, the facility looks exactly like a beautifully manicured… Read More
Tamara Kalin running

Running stories to inspire you

Tamara and Steve Kalin have been married for almost seven years and have been training and racing together for most of them. Tamara, a former gymnast, took up running because, she says, “It was an efficient way to stay in… Read More
Table Tennis - Ping Pong

Why Table Tennis (Ping Pong) is a growing sport

Dyllian Gonzalez, 63, learned to play table tennis in her native Puerto Rico and played at a high level in national events until taking a break. Now she’s a regular at Fairfield Table Tennis Club, where she is known for… Read More
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