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Welcome to Main Street Magazine!

December 2019

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Food and Shelter


As Thanksgiving fades, thoughts turn to Christmas, carol-singing, gift-giving, and general merriment. But for many it is a season of sadness and despair. Homelessness and hunger are prevalent in so many of our local towns. But Torrington, CT, has two organizations that are […]

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Although it is naturally the darkest time of the year, color abounds in the holiday shopping season. Starting with Black Friday (when retailers get out of the red), stores rake in the green with fairy tales of white Christmases in their displays and […]

A Winter Candyland

As we grudgingly move farther away from youth and toward the prosaic shelf of adulthood, so too does the feeling of the holiday season at times. What was once the happy mirth of familiar songs accompanied by the closeness of family now has […]

Window On The World

Feeling hungry for some culture? New knowledge? Diverse perspectives across multiple disciplines? Then head to the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA, where a veritable smorgasbord awaits. With something to entice even the pickiest culture vulture, there’s enough to sate your appetite without feeling […]

Word on the street is…

Noble Horizons Auxiliary Gears up for 2019 Festival of Trees

Annual Festival remains one of the most anticipated in the area. Beginning on Saturday, November 23, Noble Horizons in Salisbury, CT will open its doors once again to members of the surrounding community for a season-long holiday celebration that remains one of the most anticipated in our area. Each year [...]

A New Era on the way for Eddie Collins Memorial Park

Village Board with Blueprint for Renovations. For more than a century, Eddie Collins Memorial Park in Millerton, NY has stood as a testament to both the village of Millerton, and the town of Northeast’s resilience to economic hardships and enduring communal bond. Now, after years of adapting to the surrounding [...]

Main Streets be like, “Whoa!”

Festival of Lights marches through Millerton

Annual Celebration rings in the season. Families and visitors looking to ring in the holiday season in the heart of the Hudson Valley this year will again gather in the village of Millerton, NY to celebrate the annual Festival of Lights. On Friday, November 29 businesses along the village’s Main Street will once again open their doors to the surrounding community for an entire day of festive shopping and entertainment. The Yuletide bash begins at Millerton’s Moviehouse located on 48 Main Street [...]

Premiere Area Photographer set for Opening at The Bird House

Artist Sarah Blodgett set for Open House Event.  Beginning on Friday, November 29th The Bird House, located on Salmon Kill Road in Salisbury, CT will play host to several of the area’s premiere fine art and photography artists. Among the honored presenters is commercial and fine art photographer Sarah Blodgett, one of the area’s most sought after photography artists who has essentially held a camera in her hands since the age of ten. Born in New York City, Sarah’s family moved [...]

Rankings & Reviews

Top Five Wines at Hudson Chatham Winery

One of the most enduring aspects of exploring the Hudson Valley is finding those spots that offer the world class views we have come to expect, the lushness of upstate New York’s natural world, and a little something for our own spirits to enjoy. As you saunter through this historic region during these dog days of summer, allow yourself a bit of respite, and perhaps imbibe at one of the area’s many idyllic vineyards. Here are five of our favorites from the [...]

10 fashion faux pas

High rise jeans with crop tops Crocs with socks Sandals with socks Pajamas outside of your house Active wear when you're not being active Equestrian wear / apparel when you don't even ride! Clothes that just don't fit, i.e. too big / small Pull up your pants, no one wants to see your underwear or crack Too much makeup Knowing when to tuck or leave your shirt un-tucked.

Real Estate

Real estate in the Town of Sharon, Connecticut

Unchanging Sharon, the long view. Real estate in the Town of Sharon, Connecticut Main Street published our first and only to date article about the Sharon, CT, real estate market exactly six years ago in 2013 just as home prices everywhere were making an unsteady recovery. We look way back to 2003 to see what had happened and where we are now. (You can check for yourself by going online to the August 2013 issue at www.mainstreetmag.com and select “past issues”). Sharon’s [...]

Animals & Outdoors

What You Feed Your Cat or Dog

Pet owners know that what you feed your cat or dog can be just as important as how much love and attention you give them. According to longtime dog owner, pet lover, and dog groomer Hayley Cooper, salon manager at PetSmart in Greenport NY., fish is the way to go. "Feeding your pets food with any kind of fish based nutrients helps to moisturize and take care of their skin from the inside out. Her experience in the pet grooming industry has [...]

Health & Beauty


Who doesn’t love a good slice of bacon, is there anything more representative of an American morning than the familiar sounds and smells of a mouth watering piece of bacon sizzling over a hot frying pan. However, despite the popularity of this sprightly piece of pork, it remains debatable whether or not the risks outweigh the tasty reward. Here are a few things to watch out for when it comes to bacon according to Reader’s Digest Cardiovascular diseases- a lot of the [...]